Rats and mice are no match for Flick Anticimex
Rats and mice reproduce at an alarming rate, infesting homes and businesses with their offspring, faecal matter, mites and the diseases that they carry around. Two rodents can easily lead to a severe infestation, not just in your home but also in neighbouring properties. Pest professionals are key to handling rodent infestations in the long term. We offer reliable rodent solutions through the use of tamper-proof rodent traps, baits, and proven recommendations.
How do I need to prepare my home for a rodent service?
Like preparing many of our other treatments, we recommend that anyone with a newborn or unborn baby vacate the home during the treatment application.
If there is an exterior spray, we recommend pet owners to temporarily relocate to a neighbouring property or a friend’s home. If this is not possible, please lock up your pet in the laundry, garage, or any room that will not be treated. Pet food and water bowls must also be removed prior to treatment and returned 3-4 hours after treatment is completed. To understand precautions for other types of pets, please feel free to call your local branch.
How do rodent inspections work?
Rodent inspections will always be conducted by a licensed and professional pest controller. With their extensive knowledge and regular training, the pest controller will thoroughly inspect your home to look for any signs of rodent presence, damage, and harbourage. They will specifically look for nesting sites, behavioural patterns, environmental conditions that attract rodents, and the structure of your property.
What methods are used to control rodents?
Our technicians take a four-step approach:
- Sanitation – reduce the available food and shelter points that encourage rodent activity.
- Protection – the technician will recommend ways to alter the building structurally, ensuring that rodents will no longer be able to enter the premises.
- Trapping – depending on the species and severity of the infestation, our technician will employ a combination of automated traps and bait stations to capture the rodents already in the home. These traps are highly secure and are safe to use around children and pets as long as the stations remain locked.
- Chemical Control – we employ the use of chemical baits (to lure rodents to traps placed around the exterior of home), tracking powers, gels, and in extreme cases, fumigation.
Professional vs DIY Pest Control
Homeowners tend to try DIY solutions when trying to deal with rodent issues. Some homemade remedies include supermarket rat traps, the use of essential oils and mothballs. Unfortunately, a severe infestation of rodents cannot be overcome with the use of home remedies. Understanding the root of the problem is key. This can be achieved through a licensed technician who conducts a thorough inspection of your property. Locating the nest and understanding environmental conditions is essential in an integrated pest management plan that ensures rodents stay away longer.
After Treatment Tips
Clean up food spills immediately
Remove unconsumed pet foods
Regularly change pet feeding stations
Seal all cracks and crevices
Trim plants that touch exterior of home