Acting at the first signs of a rat problem can drastically help reduce the length of time needed to effectively control the infestation. Rats are able to breed quickly and a small problem has the potential to develop into a serious issue if left unmanaged.
Our buildings are ideal for rats and mice because they provide food, water, warmth and shelter. For these reasons you may notice rats and mice inside buildings more in the cooler months.
It is always best to be wary of the presence of Rats & Mice as they have been known to spread disease to humans via their droppings or urine and also spread sickness and death via parasites such as fleas and intestinal worms. They also cause extensive physical damage to doors, skirting boards, books, food containers and upholstery and spoil and contaminate food with their droppings, urine and fur.
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Out Rat Services Include…
Setting up a guaranteed program to control rodents in a building and it’s surrounding environment and advise how you can help reduce future problems.
Inspect – Carry out a survey and report our findings.
Bait – Set up rodent bait stations at various strategic locations in and around the buildings. These rodent bait stations securely hold the bait within the station which means that secondary poisoning of non target animals are greatly reduced to almost zero.
Traps – Set up specially designed traps where baits cannot be used.
Tracking Powders – Use rodent tracking powders.
Do You Suspect A Rat Has Taken Up Residence in Your Home? Signs of Rodent Activity may include;
Droppings – fresh rodent droppings are shiny and pliable and within 2-3 days become dull and hard. Mouse droppings are 3-6mm long and have pointed ends. Rat droppings are up to 12mm long and have blunted ends
Rubmarks – Greasy smear marks caused when rodents rub their fur against vertical surfaces such as walls
Burrows – Rat burrows are normally found next to waterways and buildings.
Sounds – Normally heard at night – squeaking in the case of mice and clawing and gnawing in the case of rats.
Nests – A rodent nest is usually made of rags and paper and cardboard.
Gnawing – Rats gnaw to keep their incisors down and use wood, metal, conduit and cables in order to do this. When rats gnaw cables for instance this can expose bare wires and cause short circuits or fires.
What You Can Do At Home…
Sanitation – Reduce food and water that is available to rodent and keep rubbish indoors overnight.
Proofing – Proof your home against rodent entry by using simple measures such as fixing mesh over holes to prevent rodent entry.
Mario provided a very thorough, professional, efficient and friendly service. He explained the process well and communicated about what would happen next i was very impressed with his customer service.
Hugh was incredibly friendly, professional and informative. I would definitely recommend Jim’s Pest Control and Hugh in particular to friends and family. I will be requesting Hugh’s services again next time.
Paul was brilliant. Great service friendly vey helpful. Couldn’t have asked for a better person. We were very stressed upon moving into a new house and finding an extreme ant infestation outside. Paul come over on very short notice and felt with them right away. Can’t thank him enough!
I contacted Jim’s at 8pm on a Saturday night. I received a quick response and solid advice, a visit occurred before 7am on the Monday morning and a rat trap was placed in my ceiling. At 10am Monday morning, I received a call from another pest control service I had attempted to contact, they were promptly told that Jim’s had already contacted, quoted and visited before they even got around to calling me.
Can’t believe how good Eric has been. He was out the next day to give me an inspection of the entire property and gave me an outline of the best system to use and the cost. Had quotes from others and we put them to Eric and he beat the rest. Can’t do better than that. Great work at a great price. We will be recommending Eric to everyone we know. He certainly has a big job ahead as the ground is overrun with white ants. Just need to keep em out of the house or destroy the nests would be best.
Our technician was Allan. We were amazed at his level of professionalism and commitment to his job. We will always use him for future pest issues. I have been telling all my family friends and work mates how amazing the service Allan gave us was. If there are any awards or recognition for good service in you company I nominate him all the way. Cannot express how amazed we were. Would happily refer or write testimonials ANYTIME.