The word commensal is used to describe rodents that are generally found living in close associations with humans and very often dependent upon human habitat for the essential elements of food, water, shelter and space. The rodent species we normally categorise as commensal are: the House mouse Mus musculus, Norway rats Rattus norvegicus and Roof rats Rattus rattus
We understand that have a rodent infestation in your property is extremely distressing. We will assign a local technician to get to your property as quickly as possible – reviewing your property for possible access points, advising on proofing requirements and proposing treatment options for you.
Our dedicated residential team can utilise our Elis CONNECT SMART sensor system to monitor your home 24/7 to ascertain where activity is taking place, even before toxic bait or traps take effect. Please be assured that at Elis Pest Control we will assist you in making your home safe again with a discreet pest control service from highly trained technicians who are both BPCA and CEPA certified. Call Rachel at 1800 209 270 for further information and a quote
The key aspects of rat behaviour that need to be considered in planning and managing the most effective rodent control programmes are:
The Roof rat or Black Rat is slender and agile, and Its tail is longer than the head and body lengths combined. Its total length may reach 12 to 17 ¾ inches and can weigh up to about ¾ of a pound. Roof rat nests above ground and lives in ivy, wild blackberry vines, attics, garages, and wood piles. It will enter buildings if given the opportunity, and often use utility lines and fences as runways. It prefers to feed on fruits, nuts, ivy, and pet food commonly found in residential areas
The Norway rat or Brown Rat is larger and more aggressive than the Roof rat. It has smaller eyes and ears than the roof rat, and its tail is shorter than the combined head and body length. Its total length may reach 18 inches and may weighs up to about 1 lb.The Norway rat lives and nests in underground burrow system and is generally found in agricultural areas, creeks, sewers and occasionally developed neighbourhoods. It can also live in buildings, basement, banks of rivers or canals, waterfronts, under blackberry vines, under wood piles. It feeds on garbage, pet food, meat scraps, cereal grains, fruits and vegetables.