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A vast majority of pest managers undertake rodent control in their daily work but not many of them undertake the work with the right attitude. Far too many simply “throw around a few baits” and hurriedly move on to the next job thinking that they are fulfilling the terms of their rodent job with the client. They don’t have the necessary “killer instinct” which is mandatory and the reason why Crunch Pest Control have a reputation as experts in the field.

All Australian rodents belong to the single family, Muridae. The three pest species belong to the subfamily, Murinae. It is not uncommon for native species such as bush rats and various species of mice to be found in people’s backyards, so it is imperative that Crunch Pest Control identify the animal’s species before undertaking a control programme. 

What Are Rodents…

All Australian rodents belong to the single family, Muridae. There are three introduced pest species that belong to this family and they are the Roof Rat (Rattus Rattus), the Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the House Mouse (Mus Musculus). They are all well known for their ability to spread disease, contaminate and spoil food and cause physical damage. They are prolific breeders which is why a rodent issue can go from bad to worse in a relatively short period of time.

What To Expect…

Rodents are ‘neophobic’, which means they are shy of new things brought into their environment. It is for this reason that it usually takes around 2-3 days for them to accept the baits and start consuming them. After this it takes 4-7 days to kill the rodent after consumption. Keep in mind that rodents are extremely clever and if they become aware that something is killing the population quickly, they will keep away from it. This is why our included follow-up service is so important.

How Much…

We compete in service rather than price and we take no shortcuts in any aspect of our practice.

The cost of this service is $220.

Rodent Treatments

Firstly, we will conduct an inspection to determine the species of the rodent, the activity levels and possible entry points. We will then proceed to bait the roof space, subfloor space, exterior of your home and internal areas as required. All baits are housed in tamper resistant stations making them safe for pets and children.

We use three types of baits in our stations being a soft bait satchel, hard bait satchel, and wax blocks. A follow-up service is included to check activity levels and rebait any areas as required. A 12 month warranty is generally included with this service.

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    Information about specific rodent species can be found below.

    Roof Rat

    Rattus rattus (Roof Rat, Black Rat, Fruit Rat, Tree Rat, Ship Rat, Alexandrine Rat)

    The roof rat is the smaller of the pest rats and is of slighter build. It has a more pointed snout, large prominent ears and a tail slightly longer than its body length. It normally live 9-18 months and may have 4-5 litters per year (each with 6-8 young). The young achieve sexual maturity at 3-4 months.

    Norway Rat

    Rattus norvegicus (Norway Rat, Brown Rat, Sewer Rat, Laboratory Rat)

    The Norway Rat is the larger of the two pest rats and has a thickset body, blunt snout, small close-set ears and a tail slightly shorter than its body length. It normally lives 9-18 months and may have 5-6 litters per year (each with 8-10 young). The young achieve sexual maturity at 3-4 months which demonstrates their high reproductive potential.

    House Mouse

    Mus domesticus (or Mus Musculus or Mus Musculus Domesticus)

    The House Mouse is small and has rather large ears, a pointed snout and a tail at least as long as its body length. House mice living indoors are usually a darkish grey colour, with lighter grey on the belly, while those living outdoors tend to a more sandy or yellow-brown colouring. They tend to live for about one year and may have 6-10 litters per year (each with 5-6 young). The young achieve sexual maturity at about 6 weeks.

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    Rodents are not particularly difficult to control and here at Crunch Pest Control we have the knowledge, patience, perseverance and the right tools for the job. We do not start a job thinking that the rodenticides will do all the work. We do however work in a diligent, systematic fashion, and tackle the problem at its root.

    Full warranties are applied to all treatments we provide.

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