Rodent Control - Rat and Mouse Control, Auckland
Rodents have been introduced to New Zealand and pose a major risk to our environment, economy, health and wellbeing. There are three types of rats and one type of mouse in New Zealand.
Kiore rats arrived in NZ on the canoes of the early Maori and are now mainly located in the lower South Island. Norway rats came ashore in the late 18th century on sailing ships from North America & Europe, soon followed the Ship rats and mice which are among the world’s 100 worst invaders.
Rats and mice are prolific breeders
Think you’ve got rodents in your home or workplace, are you noticing any of these tell tail signs?
If you’ve got rodents in your home or workplace you need them gone! Here’s why it’s important:
Rodents are a major threat to our environment. Rats and mice eat:
How to get rid of rodents
Give Go Pest a call and we’ll send out an experienced technician to inspect your home or workplace and check for entry points. He’ll offer you proofing advice specific to your situation which will help prevent mice from entering in the future. He will then place tamper resistant bait stations with highly effective bait in strategic locations.
In two weeks your technician will re-visit and inspect the bait stations, if the infestation is minor no further visits will be required. If all the bait has been eaten he will re-bait the stations and discuss further treatment options with you.
Tips to help keep rodents away from your home or workplace
Every situation is different, for a minor infestation where there are just a few rodents we expect it will take around one to two weeks to get rid of them.
Some will die outside your home but there is a possibility they may die inside too, unfortunately we have no control over this. If they die in an area which cannot be reached and you notice an odour, we have strong odour bags available which will absorb the smell while the decomposing takes place.
No, traps are not the best way of eliminating rodents. They are best used for rodent control, not elimination. They tend to catch just some of the careless juvenile rodents, not many of the adult rodents. So using traps for getting rid of a rodent problem is an ongoing measure requiring constant removal of dead rodents. Since our customers want us to rid their home or workplace of all the rodents as quickly as possible, using traps is not an option. Getting rid of rats and mice effectively is best accomplished with the correct rodent baits.
In our opinion these devices are not proven to give satisfactory rodent control, rodents become used to the sound and will not be deterred by it.
For the safety of our customer’s children and pets, Go Pest use tamper resistant bait stations in areas where pets and children are able to reach, these are a robust plastic and require a key to open them. Bait is securely placed over a pin within the station so it cannot be shaken out. We only use bait that contains a bittering agent designed to deter cats and dogs from eating it.