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Rodent Extermination in Wellington, Porirua and Hutt Valley

Ewwwww! Got these unwanted guests helping themselves to snacks and keeping you awake at night? We’ll shut them up and send them packing for good. This effective rat & mouse control treatment will have us discovering their hideouts and secret accesses around your home. Then carefully placing baits in their favourite locations.

Most Importantly we’ll leave you with everything you need to reduce further infestations and remain rodent free. Besides, the results are guaranteed to deliver on your expectations.

Expect your rodent control treatment to eliminate and protect you from rodents for 6 months or more. A fixed $200 per dwelling.

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Why get rid of Rodents?

Because both rats and mice are extremely dirty and destructive. Rodents spread disease by getting into your food. Even your pet’s food is not off limits to rats and mice. All this contaminated food will need to be thrown out.

Rodent urine will stain surfaces and leave a horrid smell that can take months to fade away. When a hole is too small for rats and mice to fit through they will make short work of increasing its size. Not giving a second thought before eating their way through walls, floors, and sometimes doors.

Rodents even chew water pipes, leading to leaks and potential flooding in the house. Power cables, network cables, and phone cables are all critical services rodents love to chew. This often causes faults to alarm systems, internet connections, central heating units, and can create a fire risk when damaging mains supply wiring.

How to be free of Rats & Mice

A thorough search will be completed first to determine how the rodents are gaining access to your home and other factors contributing to the rodent issue.

We use rodenticide baits placed securely in locked bait stations in areas where rats and mice are frequenting. In structural cavities such as roof spaces and sub floor areas where pets and children can’t enter we tie baits securely in place.

Most importantly we provide you with specific information and support based on our observations to reduce future infestations and maintain the treatment to keep you rodent free.

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The value of a rodent treatment

Expect your rodent control treatment to eliminate and protect you from rodents for 6 months or more. A fixed $200 per dwelling. All our treatments are guaranteed to deliver to your expectations.

Why not combine your rodent control treatment with another pest control treatment to take advantage of our 10% multi-treatment discount.

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Common Rat & Mouse Control Questions

A thorough search will be completed first to determine how the rodents are gaining access to your home and what other factors there may be contributing to the rodent issue.

We use rodenticide baits placed securely in locked bait stations in areas where rats and mice are frequenting.

In structural cavities such as roof spaces and sub floor areas where non target species can’t enter, we will tie baits securely in place.

We also have a humane rodent trapping service available if this is important to you.

Rat and Mice species are very common inside and outside homes in Wellington and the Hutt Valley. Bush areas are more susceptible to rats, while a city area will see mice more often.

Black rats (European rats) and mice are the usual culprits for all the noises in your roof at night. While mice are by far are the most common rodent found inside your living space, rats can sometimes find their way inside too.

Brown rats (Norway rats) are less common inside roof cavities as they love to tunnel. They are often found under a house or burrowing in gardens and compost bins.

Expect your rodent control treatment to eliminate and protect you from rodents for 6 months or more.

We provide you with specific information and tips based on our observations to reduce future infestations and maintain the results of the treatment to keep you rodent free.

Increases in rat and mice populations around your home, new food sources outside (particular plants) or inside your home.

New access points for rodents, like holes left by cable installations, or even poor weather forcing them to seek shelter inside can all be reasons you are seeing rodents now.

Safety is always our top priority with treatments. Some of the measures we take with rodent control are placing baits securely in locked bait stations in areas potentially accessible to non-target species (pets, children, and wildlife). In structural cavities such as roof spaces and sub floor areas where non-target species can’t enter, we tie baits securely in place preventing rodents from dragging them into the open. Although not usually a concern with rodent control, we will provide you with clear direction as required as part of our safety-first approach.

For rodent control access inside your home will be needed for the treatment to be completed. We will also need access to your roof and subfloor cavities as rodents spend a lot of time here. We will work with you to make arrangements which are suitable and convenient to you.

For effective rodent treatment we will need access to the roof and subfloor areas of your home, please remove anything that make be blocking access to these areas. The more information we have about the population and their habits the better for ensuring correct bait placement. Droppings left behind and any observations (sighting or sounds and location) are helpful here. Although not usually a concern with rodent control, we will provide you with clear direction as required as part of our safety-first approach.

The highest rat populations are to be found in areas with large amounts of bush like Khandallah.

While Wellington city areas like Mt Victoria have the higher mouse populations.

Rodents spread disease getting into your food, also your pet’s food is well liked by rats and mice. All this contaminated food will need to be thrown away. Rats will at times bite both pets and humans leading to infections and requiring medical treatment.

Rodent urine will stain surfaces and leave a horrid smell that can take months to fade away.

When a hole is too small for rats and mice to fit through, they will make short work of increasing its size eating their way through walls, floors, and sometimes doors.

Rodents chew water pipes, leading to leaks and potential flooding in the house.

Power cables, network cables, and phone cables are all critical services rodents love to chew on too, which often causes faults to alarm systems, internet connections, central heating units, and can create a fire risk when damaging mains supply wiring.

In summary, both rats and mice are extremely dirty and destructive. They spread disease and sickness and will continue to destroy your home and belongings while they are still resident. We can’t think of a good reason to keep them around.

Rodents are very resilient, although the current invaders have been eliminated, there will be new populations of rodents which are likely to appear again over time. There are actions you can take to reduce the appeal of your home to rodents and make access more difficult. Preventative treatments will always be more effective, and easier than dealing with a full infestation when a new population moves in. We provide information specific to your home on preventive measures as part of treatment.

Rats and mice are unlikely to disappear without treatment. This answer will be different for everyone, but the considerations are the same. How much do you want to remove rodents from your home? How much time and money do you have to dedicate to this task? And how certain are you, you will be able to get a result based on the knowledge and product you have at hand? Take a look at the DIY question below to get an idea of what it will take.

To get the best relief from rodents a professional treatment really is going to get the quickest and longest lasting results, and those results are guaranteed.

DIY rodent products can certainly be effective short-term if applied correctly, although in our experience they are often not applied well, with baits only ever stunting the rodent activity rather than eliminating it. Incorrect application often leads to bait shyness where rodents avoid the bait altogether. Think about the last time you ate something that made you sick (but didn’t kill you).

Poorly located traps are often ineffective at interrupting rodent activity, or too few are used to reduce the population. We even have many customers who haven’t thought ahead to whether they actually want to remove dead rat bodies from traps.  Poor location of baits is equally ineffective and can have adverse effects to health (poisoning) when rodents drag them away into accessible locations for pets and children.

Even when applied in a professional manner DIY rodent products will usually be effective for a much shorter length of time than a professional treatment. In our experience DIY methods need frequent upkeep with baiting or trap clearing/resetting. To get long lasting results with DIY products takes much more bait than most people realise and often results in spiralling cost as rodent populations grow from ineffective baiting and trapping. It is not uncommon for us to get called to a do a rodent control treatment where someone has spent a lot of time, effort, and money on DIY treatments with less than satisfactory results.

Keeping your home clear of food sources, having food in sealed containers, cleaning of food scraps and crumbs and spills will reduce the attractiveness of your home for rats and mice.

Keeping clutter and foliage away from the house will help to, especially tree branches overhanging the roof, rodents will climb the trees and easily gain access to your home from the roof. Look for holes in your house cladding, or under weather boards, including where cables or pipes enter your house and look to block up those gaps to prevent access. If you already have rodent problems, it is best to perform proofing after treatment, as by removing access you are also trapping rodents inside your home.

Any action taken to reduce rodent numbers will also boost the effectiveness of any treatment and may reduce the frequency of treatments required to remain rodent free.

We will remove any rodent bodies we find on site at the time of treatment, including from any existing traps. We will also return to remove any rodents which die inside the house as a result of treatment. Don’t worry, in most cases rodents don’t die inside the house so will only be required on occasion.

We can also provide proofing options based on assessment. As with all our treatments we provide you with specific information and tips based on our observations to reduce future infestations and maintain the results of the treatment to keep you rodent free.