As Shepparton is located in a rural area, it’s common for householders and business owners to have issues with rodents on occasion. That’s to be expected, but you don’t have to put up with it. Pest and rodent control services are available now in Shepparton which can remedy this problem. But before you reach for the telephone to call for rodent pest control services, it’s a good idea to read up on the causes of rodent infestation. You certainly don’t want to make the same mistakes again and let things get so bad that you need to constantly hire a company for pest control rodent treatment.
In this blog post, we’ll detail the likely contributing factors towards rodent invasion and provide a few handy hints that may help you avoid the need for rodent control in the future. If you don’t attract them in the first place, that’s the best scenario! And if you’re wondering “where can I find environmentally friendly pest control companies near me?”, we’ll also discuss the kinds of enviro friendly pest control for rodents that we offer at FlyCo – The Green Pesty.
Here are a few quick tips on how to minimise the chance that you’ll be calling us for rodent pest control anytime soon:
Never leave food out overnight or simply unattended for hours while you go out and do errands. Leaving food out will attract mice and rats as they scavenge for food, running across your kitchen benches in the process!
Compost heaps are a great way to recycle vegetable scraps into compost for the garden. But if your compost heap is close to the house, it may attract rodents into your building. If you want a compost heap for its use to your garden, situate it away from your building and make sure it’s properly covered so mice and rats can’t get into it and build a nest.
If you have a cat or dog that likes to catch rodents, then you have the most nature-friendly anti-rodent system on your side. Reward your pets for keeping rodent numbers down with affection and little treats. However, if your dog or cat is also as adept at hunting native birds, you could have a problem. In that case, this may not be a viable strategy. Allowing them to hunt rodents might in some cases distract them from going after the birds, but it will depend on the hunting personality of your pet.
If you notice one rodent in your building, don’t delay – you need to put out traps or use some other strategy straight away before you have an invasion of rodents on your hands. Waiting will only give the rodents time to breed and build up their numbers, making rodent pest control even more difficult and costly. Some traps are pet-friendly and others are not, so make sure you consider this if you have pets or children in the home.
Rodents can give diseases to humans such as Salmonella, leptospirosis and tape worm. They can also transmit fleas and ticks that can irritate your skin.
Rodents must gnaw on things to wear down their front teeth, but this means they chew things they shouldn’t, such as building structures, plumbing, gas pipes and electrical wiring.
As a result of the damage they cause in buildings, rodents can even threaten your family’s personal safety by chewing on wires that then become faulty and cause house fires.
At FlyCo – The Green Pesty, our rodent stations are of a T1 world standard for low-toxic pest control, meaning they’ve been thoroughly tested with dogs and groups of children to be tamper resistant. They’re made from recycled materials, yet designed to withstand the harsh Australian sun and UV. Rodents also love our bait, as it’s made from 16-20 food grade ingredients!
At FlyCo – The Green Pesty, we specialise in enviro friendly, yet highly effective interventions to remove pests of all kinds from homes and businesses, including rodents. If you have a rodent problem, don’t let it get further out of hand – call us today on 1800 815 730 for eco-friendly pest and rodent control services that really do the trick! We can also help you with other pest services, including fly, mosquito and spider control services.