Is there an increase in rodents in Sydney?

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Is there an increase in rodents in Sydney?

Is there an increase in rodents in Sydney?

There have been reports and observations suggesting an increase in rodent activity in Sydney over the past few years. Factors such as urban development, changes in weather patterns, and access to food sources can contribute to the proliferation of rodents in urban areas. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions may have impacted waste management practices or urban environments in ways that favor rodent populations. It’s always a good idea to stay vigilant and take preventive measures to protect your property from rodents.

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Rats

  • Cause significant damage to wiring.
  • Have even been known to chew through floor joists and walls
  • Cause damage to your home’s insulation.
  • Undermine hillsides, retaining walls and other similar structures through their burrowing activity.

Mice

  • Unsanitary as their droppings have been implicated as potential asthma triggers in children.
  • Multiply quickly.
  • Cause significant damage to your home and furniture.
  • Contaminate food and other materials.
  • Implicated in causing house fires after chewing through electrical cables.

Danger Signs 

Rats

  • Scratching noises in walls or under the floor as rats scurry around.
  • Droppings – rats leave dark, tapered droppings about 3/8″ – 9/16″ long. Visit our website for dropping identification
  • Distinctive smell – rats leave an ammonia-like smell that will be particularly strong in enclosed areas such as under cupboards.
  • Damage – rats have teeth that grow continuously and gnaw on wood and plastic to keep them trim. Rats can even cause fires by chewing through cables.
  • Ripped food packaging – rats will tear open food which may leave teeth marks.
  • Nests – rats build nests in warm, hidden places using shredded material such as newspaper and fabrics. Nests will often contain young rats.
  • Burrows – In gardens, rats will dig burrows especially in compost heaps or under sheds. They will also build nests under garden decking.

Mice

  • Scratching noises in the walls or ceilings as mice scurry around.
  • Droppings – mice leave small, dark droppings particularly along walls, in cupboards or under sinks. .Visit our website for dropping identification
  • Distinctive smell – mice leave an ammonia-like smell that will be particularly strong in more enclosed areas such as under cupboards.
  • Damage – mice have teeth that grow continuously and will gnaw on wood, plastic, cables and other hard materials to keep their teeth shorter.
  • Nests – mice build nests with shredded material such as newspaper and fabrics. These will tend to be in hidden places such as behind fridges. Nests will often contain young mice.

The issue is not just in residential premises but also commercial properties!

For our commercial customers, you don’t want to be closed down during the colder months, business often slows during this time and the last thing you need to be known for or reported for is rodent activity!

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Typical Questions asked about this topic

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  • Are there any natural or DIY methods to control rodents in Sydney?
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  • How can I protect my food and property from rodents in Sydney?
  • Are there any specific areas in Sydney that are more prone to rodent infestations?
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