SEWER RAT EXTERMINATION
They are the largest of the rats in Auckland. You can tell a Sewer rat, as their tail is shorter than their body. They are considered gregarious. Which means they can sometimes mistakenly think you want to meet them.
Sewer rats are poor climbers, and are mostly commonly found under houses. Under the house they can have burrows in the ground. When it gets cold they sometimes make nests from the under floor insulation.
People often hear Sewer rats under their floor boards. Where access allows they sometimes see the Sewer rats inside their home.
HOW DO YOU GET RID OF SEWER RATS?
The first thing we do is to ask you what has been happening. We listen to your experience and then ask a few salient questions. When we have the information we need we get on with the job. Please note we always seek out where the rats are nesting, trailing and accessing your home or business. For Sewer rats this often means accessing under the house and looking for the key areas we need to find. The controls we use to exterminate the rats will always exclude you, your family and your pets.
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SEWER RAT SERVICE, HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Times for rat extermination vary depending on the home or business. An average time for a home is 40 minutes including our inspection.
IS SEWER RAT CONTROL SAFE?
Before we do anything we access your situation through inspection. We then make sure that you, your family and pets are excluded from any control we use.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
We get a result within two weeks. Some professional grade baits products we use can last for many months ( if uneaten) inside locked stations. It is best to check stations every three months .
DOES DIY WORK FOR SEWER RATS?
We follow on from people that have tried DIY and it hasn't worked. One of the reasons is a lack of experience of the average punter. Without a trained eye they can not see the key areas that rats trust to place the controls. Secondly that rats are really smart and modify their approach for every house. Lastly the DIY controls are not very effective. The end result of these three factors is wasted money and no change to your rat issue.
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VIdeo FAQS on RATS
Frequently asked questions on rats
Q: RATS: WHAT PREPARATION IS REQUIRED FOR RATS?
A: Nothing. Rats are NO preparation job
Q: RATS: I CAN HEAR RATS IN MY CEILING SPACE, ARE THEY COMING FROM THE STREAM THAT RUNS NEAR MY PROPERTY?
A: NO! The rats near the stream are the sewer rats that are poor climbers. The noises in your ceiling are either from roof rats who are excellent climbers. Or mice who can sometimes be found in a ceiling space or birds, in particular in spring.
Q: RATS: IF A PEST CONTROL COMPANY USES BAIT TO TREAT RATS WILL THEY DIE INSIDE THE WALLS?
A: UNLIKELY. If the home owner uses non professional grade bait incorrectly you will make the rats sick and they will die in the walls. Professional pest controllers reduce the chance of this happening by their techniques and professional grade products.
Q: RATS: DO ULTRASONIC RAT REPELLING DEVICES WORK?
A: UNLIKELY: There is no scientific evidence that they do or don't. At the moment its all subjective theory and customer comments.
Q: RATS: WILL MY CAT/DOG EAT A POISONED RAT AND DIE?
A: This is called secondary poisoning. It's has been documented in Birds of Prey. It has NEVER been documented in domestic cats or dogs. Anywhere in the world.
Q: RATS: WILL THE TREATMENT AFFECT MY DOG?
A: We use controls that are excluded from your dog. This means your dog doesn't have access to the controls. There is NO risk to your pet dog.