Unfortunately rats and mice live wherever humans live. These rodents have a remarkable ability to adapt and survive. As they forage for food, they will inadvertently contaminate food storage areas, damage buildings and other property by their constant gnawing and burrowing. They also can spread diseases to people and pets.
Rodents are responsible for the transmission of diseases and contamination of food products causing damage and financial losses.
The rodents of major concern to humans in an urban pest control context in Australia are;
Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus)
Roof Rat (Rattus rattus)
House Mouse (Mus musculus)
Direct and indirect contact with humans may cause potential diseases, Examples include Salmonella food poising, mild Meningitis, Weil’s Disease, bubonic plaque, Tap Worm, Jaundice, and murine typhus fever.
Rats and mice are very successful and competent able to climb rough walls, trees, cables and pipes are easily climbed entering building with ease.