|Dirty rats can burn Your house down
|Pest Control for rats and mice
|Rats are fire starters - rats must constantly gnaw on hard objects - to cut back their constantly growing incisor teeth - often cause electrical fires by gnawing through plastic electrical junction boxes.
Unsanitary habits - rats are omnivorous - eat rancid meat - faeces - live in sewers or other unsanitary places - are known carriers of diseases and health risks to humans from their droppings and constant incontinence - rats use such urine trails to find their way in the dark.
Two pest species of rats - commonly found in domestic and commercial premises in NSW - the brown rat and the black rat - proper identification of is essential to formulate an effective control program.
Rats live and breed in drains, under concrete, in subfloors and in garbage refuse areas, kitchens, roof voids and other areas where a potential food and moisture source is available.
Rats and mice often become a serious problem in cold winter months when they seek food and warmth inside buildings. They may suddenly appear in large numbers when excavation work disturbs their in-ground nesting locations, or their food source is changed, such as, rats feeding in school premises may enter adjoining properties during the school holidays.
Rats are commonly a problem where a building is located near waterways, creeks and canals or other places where ready water supply is available.
|Professional knowledge of the rodents habits is essential to eradicate a problem, for example, rats avoid bait touched by human hand - they have an acute sense of smell "cunning as a rat".
Pest control options may include the use of sticky boards, mechanical traps and the selective use of latest generation rat baits. Any rat baiting program should use safety dispensers placed in areas and is secure from access by children and pets - such as in a roof void and sealed sub-floor and/or storage rooms.
Ring the Experts: For any baiting program to obtain essential rapid control using the latest safer technology. Some of the older style rat baits are ineffective as the rodents have built up an immunity due to the widespread use of such baits during the past 30 years.
Rodent proofing: As a preventive measure, we recommend that all potential rodent entry points into the building be sealed to physically exclude rats and mice from entering the building. In some cases, this can be carried out by the home owner or a handy man. In more complicated domestic and commercial environments, the pest controller can provide specifications and carry out rodent proofing of the premises.
Sanitation / Housekeeping: Rodent pests thrive where food and water is readily available. All food stuffs should be kept in sealed containers or rooms. Garbage and refuse should be similarly stored. Water and food bowlsfor the pets or otherise should not be left out at night as this will encourage a rodent infestation in the building.
The cost of professional pest control for rats or mice will vary depending on the size of the premises and the severity of the infestation as several visits may be neccessary to monitor and replenish the bait stations. Applicable service warranties may also vary depending on the circumstances.
|About FUMAPEST Pest Control
|Our Pest & Termite Control Services
|SAME FAMILY BUSINESS SINCE 1964 FUMAPEST is a second generation family business. After more than 50 years of providing pest control services in the region, we have a valuable reputation in the marketplace and have acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience, unmatched by our competitors.
Award Winner FUMAPEST Pest Control received a Business Enterprise Award from the NSW Govt Office of Small Business for our EcoSafe Pest Control system and staff training programs.
APCA Member FUMAPEST Termite & Pest Control is a member and major sponsor of the Australian Pest Control Association; we assist APCA in provision of professional advice to consumers with pest control problems; pesticide safety issues and pest control training courses available in NSW.
Industry stewardship FUMAPEST Managing Director served as a Member of NSW Govt Pest Control Licensing Board and Standards Australia Termite Control Committees AS3660 & Termite Inspection Reports AS4349.
Professional technicians FUMAPEST Pest Control Training Program regularly assesses technician skills in use of latest generation products • all termite control technicians have APCA or TAFE Pest Control Certificate • NSW Govt WorkCover Pest Control Licence • and many years field-work experience in termite control.
|Commercial Food Handling Premises • FUMAPEST is compliant with HACCP & AQIS Requirements for commercial food handling premises • restaurants • cafes • hotels • motels • hospitals • child care centres • nursing homes • retirement villages • churches • schools • colleges• universities • race-horse stables • veterinary clinics and other sensitive environments.
Fully insured - excellent track record FUMAPEST Pest Control has public liability and professional indemnity insurance to cover claims of personal injury and faulty workmanship • includes repairs for subsequent termite damage to buildings • up to $10 million and $1 million respectively • FUMAPEST has not made an insurance claim related to termite problems for more than 20 years.
Setting the Standard in an industry many fly-by-night operators, FUMAPEST Pest Control stands out as a well established pest control business with an excellent reputation in the market-place.
Be careful in selecting a pest controller it's far too easy to get a pest control licence and start up a pest control business in NSW with little knowledge or experience ... more details