Rodent and Rat Control Auckland Service

rats pest control aucklandSteam n Dry Pest Control Auckland Services have provided expert rat and rodent control services in Auckland for over 36 years. Indeed, rats might have given you the jump scares of your life. They have the potential to shudder many people’s spines and are not everyone’s favourite. In Auckland, rats easily enter the residence and human spaces to quickly set up their homes to live, feed, and breed. Also, rats live in cities, rural places, and suburbs. Rodents are generally reliant on human communities for fundamental survival.

Rats are curious explorers and can travel great distances. They are cautious with strange things in their established foraging tracks. Hence, baiting and trapping a rat is particularly challenging throughout West Auckland, North Shore, Eastern Bays, South Auckland and Hibiscus Coast. Of course, rats display hostile behaviour once threatened. They may bite, box, chase, and fight. Wild rats never exhibit certain behaviours seen in domestic species. Specifically, both belly-up and sidling defensive postures.

Even though their diets aren’t particularly specialised, they feed mainly on particular food rich in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are essential in rat control development, growth, and reproduction. Truly, glucose and glucose-based polymers are favoured carbohydrate resources.

The most apparent indication of a rat infestation is the presence of living or dead rats. If a single rat exists inside a building, the chances are that a full-blown infestation presently exists. This could imply a healthy, feeding rat population where rat droppings are. It also often leaves grease marks or dirt across floorboards and walls.

Methods to Eliminate Rats

When left untreated, rat infestations can quickly take over. While amateur DIY products are an economic strategy to prevent rats in low-risk locations, professional rat control is necessary for high-risk places, more established rat colonies, or wherever a recurring infestation exists.

Steam n Dry Pest Control Auckland Services aims to eliminate the chance of rats dying in inaccessible areas. That’s why we don’t offer interior baiting for rats. Instead, Steam n Dry Pest Control Auckland Service rat control methods involve:

Exterior Baiting – Using anchored and tamper-resistant bait to secure the rodenticide.

They are trapping – Placing traps in safe areas where rats are frequent but away from small children and pets.

Point Of Entry Inspection -After setting traps, assess potential entry points and estimate screen work to keep ats out. Therefore, it results in negative inspection evaluations and even shutting down your business. Rodents also destroy valuable food in inventory. Furthermore, their gnawing and burrowing can cause costly structural damage.

In an infestation, referring to a rat control specialist is visible. Even though numerous traps are available, they deal with only individual specimens and won’t succeed when confronted with an inf station. Commercially available rat poison is exceedingly hazardous to house pets and even humans. Moreover, it is usually cautious with unfamiliar materials in its established foraging paths, making several baits worthless.

Protection Against Rats

Without a doubt, rats are a severe health risk to humans and pets. They also carry mites, ticks, and fleas and can cause severe allergic attacks. The most common rat type found in houses is a black rat, which outcompetes new rats. Of course, we work in compliance with Rats Control raining. Indeed, black rats are common throughout West Auckland, North Shore, Eastern Bays, South Auckland and Hibiscus Coast.

Prevention Tips

  •  Firstly, clear rubbish and clutter inside and out.
  •  Seal holes and cracks in windows, walls and doors
  •  Also, deploy bait traps to poison the rodents.
  •  Peppermint oil is known to deter rodents.

Black rats are more slender with long tails, but their body size and fat are not as big as brown rats. Rats are in offices, restaurants, walkways, the kitchen, etc. Perhaps rats enter your residence through tiny holes and cracks in the foundation or walls without letting you know. They leave a foul and disgusting impact when seen in commercial or residential spaces and are disliked due to their habit of travelling through sewerage lines.

As part of the Steam n Dry Pest Control Auckland Services, we offer prevention, a 3-tier treatment and rodent proofing service. Combined, they provide a complete pest control solution with long-term results. Steam n Dry Pest Control Auckland Services may also carry out drain work if we find this source of the rat infestation.

Inside The Home and Garden

It is severe to step into your home, even if they do not enter a direct livin’ space. Any rat trouble inside the home requires prompt attention and care.

Indeed, rats’ and mice’s presence could risk your health. Given their history of spreading disease, it’s easy to see why they can repulse customers or affect your living space. A single sighting of a rodent can rapidly cause customers never to return.

  • Rats in the garden and other outside locations can be dangerous. It is essential to eliminate rats in the garden to reduce the chance of them wanting to enter your home, hunting for food and shelter. Indeed, rat control can use cat or dog flaps to enter the home or internal garages.

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Indicators of A Rat Dilemma

Rats are nocturnal and often hide from humans; thus, the common signs to watch out for in the home and garden are:

  • Burrows– It will dig burrows in compost haps or beneath sheds. They will, as well, build nests below the garden decking.
  • Destruction– Rats have teeth that develop continuously and gnaw on plastic, wood, and mild steel to maintain their trim. They can even bring about fires by chewing through wiring.
  • Distinctive odour– Strong in enclosed locations. For example, in loft spaces, beneath cupboards, under decking, garages, or sheds.
  • Excrement– dark, tapered (sausage-shaped) droppings about 1 – 2 cm in length
  • Nests– rats build nests in hidden, warm locations using shredded fabrics, newspapers, and plastic. Nests will most likely contain young rats.
  • Ripped food packaging– Rats can tear open all packaging to seek food and leave teeth marks.
  • They are scratching noises beneath the floor or decking. Or in walls as they scurry about in search of food.

Tips on How to Keep Rats Away

Young or small rats can get through a hole no more than 1cm. Therefore, it is imperative to seal off any holes and fit bristle strips all over doors.

Ultrasonic repellents produce sound distressing for rats. The human ears can’t hear these sounds. These may help as rat control to defend a home initially. However, Steam n Dry Pest Control Auckland Service does not advise using them for existing infestations since rats can quickly acclimate to the noise.

It is essential not to bring in a rat with food. Keep food in airtight plastic or metal storage containers and frequently clean beneath ridges and cookers. In the garden, keep household refuse in sealed receptacles. Do not place the meat into compost heaps. If pets are in the park, remove food bowls right after feeding. Rats can appear from sewers to rough, broken pipes. Most importantly, make sure that the pipe work is in good order.

Call Pest Control Auckland Services on 0800 783266, or use our online contact form and contact us today!

Steam n Dry Pest Control Auckland Services has provided rodent elimination and ants, cockroaches, fleas, flies, carpet beetles, wasps, spiders, dust mites, and rodent control services since 1987 throughout West Auckland, North Shore, Eastern Bays, South Auckland and H biscuits Coast. Indeed, Steam n Dry Pest Control Services provides the highest levels of risk management, reassurance, and responsiveness to give you peace of mind. We use the integrated pest management (IPM) approach to provide effective and environmentally-conscious pest control.

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Experienced, researched and written by Graeme Stephens. An IICRC Master Restorat on Technician in 2001. With over 36 years of disinfecting, carpet cleaning and pest control services throughout Auckland.

Updated Last: September/20/2023