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Our cooler weather has caused a surge in mice and rat numbers in the suburban areas, according to industry experts, Amalgamated Pest Control.

Rodent Control

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Although rodents are the only usual mammalian household pest, rodent control strategies are the same as for most other pests. These animals are well adapted to living in very close association with humans, sharing food and shelter ... but that doesn't mean they can live in your home without repercussions!


Rodent control should be a priority in every home because:

  • Eating and contamination of stored food: Poor rodent control causes major losses in stored food through either consumption or contamination with urine, faeces and hair..
  • Physical Damage: The gnawing habits of rodents can cause considerable damage. Buildings, furniture, books, equipment and machinery are not immune to this sort of damage. Rodents will gnaw electrical cables causing short-circuits and even electrical fires.
  • Disease Transmission: Rats and mice play a role in transmitting diseases including  the bubonic plague, salmonella, Murine typhus fever, Weil’s disease and trichinosis. Diseases are transmitted in a number of ways including the urine and faeces of rodents, scratching and biting, other parasites (e.g. fleas) or via pets.
  • Attracting snakes: Rodents are food for many species of snake, both venomous and constricting; these snakes may then pose a danger to you, your pets or your family.

Rodent Control Strategies

Amalgamated Pest Control use four main approaches for rodent control::

  1. Sanitation – reducing the food and shelter available for rodent activity
  2. Rodent-proofing – alter the building structurally so that rodents cannot gain entry.
  3. Trapping – using traps to physically capture rodents
  4. Chemical Control – covers a wide variety of techniques including baiting, use of tracking powders and gels and in some cases, fumigants.

Download our Rodent Brochure here.

Learn more about specific species:

Our licensed technicians can assist you with a flexible, tailored solution to meet your needs and prevent these pests from becoming a problem in your home or workplace. Please contact us to see how we can help you maintain an environment free of rodents and other pests.

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