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Suspect mice?

Eradicate rodents from your Melbourne home with Bug-a-Off’s rat and mouse control services.

Rats and mice have plagued human habitation since antiquity. Wherever in the world you find established human communities, you will also find rat and mice populations. Responsible for everything from reduced harvests to the Black Death which killed between 30 and 60% of Europe’s total population, rodents are among the most damaging pests you can find in a household. In most cases, the occasional trap or well-trained household cat will keep your rodent population to a minimum, however if rodent numbers do swell out of control, professional removal services are the best solution.

Why are there rodents in my house?


Don’t worry, if you are seeing rats and mice in your home it doesn’t mean it’s dirty; wherever there are established human dwellings there are rodents. Factors like weather and a lack of predators in an area can also cause populations to swell out of control. Rat and mice populations are attracted to human habitations because they provide a reliable source of food and shelter.

In Melbourne, there are three common kinds of household rodents; the ground rat, the climbing rat and the house or field mouse. All of these rodents are introduced species and can wreak havoc in your home or business if left unchecked.

What do they do?


Rodents are one of the main culprits when it comes to circulating vector borne diseases. Many bacterial and viral diseases can be spread by either the insects (such as fleas) which live on the rodent, or the faeces and urine of animal itself. Rats and mice also tend to gnaw and cause damage to many common household fixtures and items including upholstery, wood, paper, wires, cables and of course food.

How do I control rat and mice populations?


When rodent populations get out of control its best to call in the professionals. Our certified rat and mice removal services are available throughout Melbourne. Our removal service is a safe, efficient way to eradicate rodents from your home or business with minimal disruption to its occupants.

After our rat and mice removal service has been performed, you can keep rodent populations under control by taking appropriate measures such as adopting good hygiene practices, occasionally using traps and baits (ensure these are kept away from children and pets), or even getting a cat or dog.

For more information on any of our rat and mice removal services in Melbourne, please don’t hesitate to contact Matt on 0448070407.