Rodent Control

It is common for rodents like rats and mice to enter homes and offices in search of food and water. Once they enter your property, they are not likely to leave quickly. Instead, they may take shelter in your premises and be around places with food supplies like kitchens, canteens, and pantries.

At Tom’s Pest Control, we specialise in providing high-quality rodent control solutions to ensure your home or office is free from pests. We offer various services, such as trapping and baiting, to ensure that rodents are removed quickly and efficiently.

Removing Rodents from Your Property Is Important

Rodents gnaw on wood, insulation, and electrical wiring and can cause extensive damage to your homes and buildings. Also, they are likely to carry diseases and parasites that can be transmitted to humans and pets, posing a severe health risk.

Rats and mice are the most active at night and can make scratching and gnawing sounds that can restrict you from having quality sleep. Moreover, these pests can contaminate food sources by defecating and urinating on them, making them unsafe for consumption.

Some common signs of a rodent infestation are:

  • Droppings: Rodent droppings are small, dark and capsule-shaped and can often be found near food sources or in nesting areas.
  • Gnaw marks: Rodents gnaw on various materials, including wood, plastic, and electrical wiring, and leave behind distinctive gnaw marks.
  • Nests: Rodents build nests from materials such as paper, fabric, and insulation, often found in hidden areas such as attics, wall voids, and basements.
  • Odour: Rodents produce a strong, unpleasant odour, especially when populations are large or dead rodents are not removed.
  • Tracks: Rodents often leave tracks in dust and debris, particularly along walls and baseboards.
  • Sightings: Seeing live or dead rodents is a strong indicator of an infestation.

Removing food sources and water is recommended to discourage rodents from entering your property. For example, you must store food in airtight containers and avoid keeping leftover food on kitchen counters. Also, it is best to keep outdoor areas always clean. Moreover, if you have trees and shrubs surrounding your property, you must trim them regularly to eliminate jump-off points for rodents.

Rodents are nocturnal creatures and primarily active during the night. They wander on your property in search of food and water, and while they do so, they may cause plenty of damage to your personal belongings. These pests are known to establish territories and defend them from intruders. They have a high reproductive rate and can produce multiple litters in a year, so their population can grow quickly once they get inside your property.

Common Rodent Pest Species


Norway Rat

Norway Rats, also known as brown rats, are large, burrowing rodents that are common pests in urban areas. They are highly adaptable and thrive in various environments, including homes, businesses, and agricultural settings. However, these pests are known to cause damage to structures, contaminate food, and spread diseases.

Norway rats have a stocky build, brown or grey fur and a tail shorter than their body length. They are omnivores and will feed on various food sources, including garbage, pet food, and crops. Moreover, they are prolific breeders and can produce multiple litters in a year, making them difficult to control.


Roof Rat

Roof rats are a type of rodent that typically prefer to live in higher places. They get their name from their tendency to inhabit the upper levels of buildings, such as attics and roofs. These rats can be identified by their long tails and large ears. Roof rats are also known to be excellent climbers, a trait that allows them to access higher and more difficult-to-reach areas of a structure. Unfortunately, these rats can cause considerable damage to homes and businesses, contaminating food sources, gnawing through walls and wires, and spreading disease through their droppings.


House Mouse

House mice (Mus musculus) are small rodents with pointed snouts and large ears. They typically grow to be around two to four inches, with a tail about the same length. House mice can vary in colour from greyish brown to almost black. These rodents are highly adaptable and can survive in various habitats, from urban to rural areas. They typically feed on grains, fruits, and other plant-based materials but have also been known to scavenge for food scraps and pet food.

Trust Us for Effective Rodent Removal

At Tom’s Pest Control, we specialise in offering effective rodent removal services. We are a team of experienced pest exterminators that can easily tackle all types of rodent infestation. With the use of a variety of methods, including trapping and baiting, we aim to deliver the best possible results.

Call us today to avail the best pest control services in town.