Rodent Control

Safely remove rodents from your home

Roof Rat Pest Control Hunter Valley

Rodent Control

Safely remove rodents from your home

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Prevention and pest control solutions for mice and rats

Although some people have mice and rats as cute and cuddly pets, a pest rodent in your home is a different story. Destructive and fast reproducers, these pests can get out of hand really quickly. Unfortunately, that can mean serious building damage and potential health hazards.

As local pest controllers, the team at OzPest Solutions can offer you advice and safe treatment methods suited for the area. So give us a call, and we’ll walk you through the best long-term strategies to prevent rats and mice to help keep your family safe and sound.

Learn more about rodents and how to deal with them

Why trust OzPest Solutions for your rodent problems?

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1. Reliable

We stand by our quotes and timelines. It’s professional pest control that’s on time, every time.
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2. Local personalised

Your friendly face in pest control. We’re a locally owned and operated business and love getting to know our customers.
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3. Safe
With our safe methods and products, your family, home, and local environment is in safe hands.
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4. Knowledgeable

We’re fully qualified, highly experienced, and ready to share our knowledge with you.
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5. Transparent

We’ll take the time to explain what we’re treating, why we’re treating it, and how you can prevent pests from returning.
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6. Guaranteed

With our 6-month guarantee on most treatments, in the unlikely event that pests return, we’ll spot treat for free.

Dealing with rodents in the home

When you hear the scratching and gnawing of rodents in your house, you just want to get rid of them as soon as possible. And while you’ll probably need our help, understanding more about rodents can help you keep them out in the future.

Identifying Rodents

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House mouse

Small and slender house mice will squeeze through narrow gaps and cracks to shelter inside. They like dry areas, so are usually found inside roof cavities, furniture, and inside walls.

Roof Rat Pest Control Hunter Valley

Roof rat

Although also known as “black rats”, they may be grey, brown, or black. Because they search for food within 50 metres of their nests, they usually live in roof spaces and walls.

Norway Rat

Norway rat

Large and heavy with red/brown fur. As strong swimmers, they will navigate sewers and waterways but will also nest in walls and rooves.

RODENT BEHAVIOUR

Both rats and mice are happy to live almost anywhere. On rural properties, they are attracted by livestock, their food, and bedding. They also dwell in apartments, homes, and businesses inside walls, ceilings, boxes, and furniture.

As nocturnal creatures, you aren’t too likely to see them out and about. But if there’s one around your house, you might hear it scratching, gnawing, and scuttling once you settle down in bed.

RODENT BEHAVIOUR

Both rats and mice are happy to live almost anywhere. On rural properties, they are attracted by livestock, their food, and bedding. They also dwell in apartments, homes, and businesses inside walls, ceilings, boxes, and furniture.

As nocturnal creatures, you aren’t too likely to see them out and about. But if there’s one around your house, you might hear it scratching, gnawing, and scuttling once you settle down in bed.

PROBLEMS CAUSED BY RODENTS

Many people are repelled by the thought of these pests in the home thanks to their dirty and diseased reputation. But, unfortunately, their reputation as a health hazard is accurate, and one of the most significant problems with an infestation.

Along with spreading disease and bacteria, rodents of all kinds will cause expensive damage to buildings. When travelling around the home, they tend to just go through anything in their way. To do so, they will chew and scratch through walls, plaster, wiring, insulation, and more.

PROBLEMS CAUSED BY RODENTS

Many people are repelled by the thought of these pests in the home thanks to their dirty and diseased reputation. But, unfortunately, their reputation as a health hazard is accurate, and one of the most significant problems with an infestation.

Along with spreading disease and bacteria, rodents of all kinds will cause expensive damage to buildings. When travelling around the home, they tend to just go through anything in their way. To do so, they will chew and scratch through walls, plaster, wiring, insulation, and more.

Tips to prevent rodents

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As a destructive pest that pose some health risks, it’s a great idea to implement some of these prevention strategies for rodents. 

Remove entry points

Roof rats and house mice are slender enough to slip through very narrow cracks and gaps. You can remove their entrances by:

  • Sealing up cracks or gaps on outer walls and ceilings
  • Maintaining roof tiles
  • Checking that doors, windows, and vents close completely
  • Installing rodent-proofing materials


Remove food sources

Most rodents will eat almost anything, although some certainly have preferences. To remove their food and discourage nesting, you can:

  • Properly seal and store food in the home
  • Regularly prune fruit trees and remove dropped fruit
  • Keep pet food, including bird food and hay, in sealed containers


Reduce nesting spaces

While rats and mice will nest in places like rooves and walls, they may also make use of other items, like:

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Old furniture
  • Garden debris

What our customers say...

Brooke Filewood
Brooke Filewood
July 21, 2022.
Jake was very professional, considerate of our pets and did a great job. Would highly reccomend
Linda Filewood
Linda Filewood
July 19, 2022.
Easy to work with, turned up on time and did the services pre discussed. Will use them again for future pest extermination and inspections.
dhinushka vizer
dhinushka vizer
June 15, 2022.
Very Professional service . The German cockroaches were treated successfully . Jake is very professional and was very understanding when we had to reschedule the appointments . We are very thankful and happy for the service.
Amanda Yates
Amanda Yates
June 7, 2022.
I had the pleasure to meet Jake from OzPest Solutions. He was great to deal with, very courteous and professional. He answered all of my questions and was very knowledgeable. I would 100% recommend Jake and OzPest Solutions to everyone and will be using them for all future pest needs
Benjamin Program
Benjamin Program
June 3, 2022.
I recommend this business he definitely done a great job and was very helpful in any questions i had
Kelli Miller
Kelli Miller
May 18, 2022.
Jake from OzPest Solutions is extremely professional. He is always on time and keeps you updated with reminders. Jake only sprayed yesterday morning and we are already (less than 24hrs) seeing results. Thankyou Jake and OzPest Solutions for a fantastic job
Mark Speerin
Mark Speerin
April 4, 2022.
Jake was very thorough he didn't miss a thing much better than others I've employed in the past I would highly recommend ozpest solutions to anyone 😀 😉 👍
29Cessnock NSW
29Cessnock NSW
February 22, 2022.
We got our pest control done by OzPest Solutions. We found Jake to be courteous, knowledgeable and prompt. He even rescheduled his job to accommodate our urgent request. The house looks fantastic and free of pest. Thank you Jake for such a wonderful service. We will surely be using you and your team in future.
sharon riddle
sharon riddle
February 15, 2022.
I would highly recommend Jake as he was friendly, professional and explained everything to me. Thank you again for the great job you did spraying my house.
Sarah Howden
Sarah Howden
February 13, 2022.
Highly recommend. Very thankful for Jake helping us out with our spider problem. Our home is now spider free. Will be using OzPest solutions in the future.
  • Jake was very professional, considerate of our pets and did a great job. Would highly reccomend

    thumb Brooke Filewood
    July 25, 2022

    Easy to work with, turned up on time and did the services pre discussed. Will use them again for future pest extermination and inspections.

    thumb Linda Filewood
    July 25, 2022

    Very Professional service . The German cockroaches were treated successfully . Jake is very professional and was very understanding when we had to reschedule the appointments . We are very thankful and happy for the service.

    thumb dhinushka vizer
    July 1, 2022
  • I had the pleasure to meet Jake from OzPest Solutions. He was great to deal with, very courteous and professional. He answered all of my questions and was very knowledgeable. I would 100% recommend Jake and OzPest Solutions to everyone and will be using them for all future pest needs

    thumb Amanda Yates
    July 1, 2022

    I recommend this business he definitely done a great job and was very helpful in any questions i had

    thumb Benjamin Program
    July 1, 2022

    Jake from OzPest Solutions is extremely professional. He is always on time and keeps you updated with reminders. Jake only sprayed yesterday morning and we are already (less than 24hrs) seeing results. Thankyou Jake and OzPest Solutions for a fantastic job

    thumb Kelli Miller
    June 1, 2022
  • Jake was very thorough he didn't miss a thing much better than others I've employed in the past I would highly recommend ozpest solutions to anyone 😀 😉 👍

    thumb Mark Speerin
    May 1, 2022

    We got our pest control done by OzPest Solutions. We found Jake to be courteous, knowledgeable and prompt. He even rescheduled his job to accommodate our urgent request. The house looks fantastic and free of pest. Thank you Jake for such a wonderful service. We will surely be using you and your team in future.

    thumb 29Cessnock NSW
    March 1, 2022

    I would highly recommend Jake as he was friendly, professional and explained everything to me. Thank you again for the great job you did spraying my house.

    thumb sharon riddle
    March 1, 2022
  • Highly recommend. Very thankful for Jake helping us out with our spider problem. Our home is now spider free. Will be using OzPest solutions in the future.

    thumb Sarah Howden
    March 1, 2022

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