Ensuring Pet Safety in Rodent Control: A Guide for Pet Owners

Ensuring Pet Safety in Rodent Control: A Guide for Pet Owners
May 21, 2024 Cure All Pest Control

Dealing with rats or mice in your home can be a real headache, and it becomes even more challenging when you have pets to consider. You need an effective rodent control solution that won’t endanger your furry friends. DIY options like traps and baits might seem convenient, but are they as safe and effective as they claim? Let’s explore the challenges of DIY methods and explain why professional services from Cure All Pest Control in Brisbane are the smarter choice to keep your homerodent-free and your pets safe.

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Pet-Safe Rodent Removal 

Rodents are smart invaders that can cause chaos in your home, and removing them while keeping pets safe requires a thoughtful approach. DIY solutions like traps and baits are marketed as convenient, but they often fall short, and you could spend a good amount on a smorgasbord of traps and baits with no guarantee that your mouse problem will be resolved.

Common DIY methods include:

Pet-Safe Mouse Traps: These traps aim to reduce risks to pets by concealing the mechanism or using live-capture designs to catch rodents while keeping your curious animals safe.

Pet-Safe Mouse Baits: These typically contain less toxic substances or are enclosed in tamper-resistant boxes, but curious pets could still be exposed. If the baits are deemed ‘pet-safer’, it usually requires ongoing feeding across several days, where any gaps may put you back at square one.

While pet-safe traps and baits can handle the occasional mouse or rat, they may not be up to the challenge of a severe infestation. The effectiveness and safety of these methods raise some concerns. Rodents are clever and can adapt quickly to avoid traps or recognise bait. Over time, their intelligence can render your DIY solutions ineffective. Also, despite the “pet-safer” labels, traps can still injure your pets if not regulated.

The Issue With DIY ‘Pet-Safer’ Pest Control 

The main problem with ‘Pet-Safer’ DIY pest control is in the name. Few products will advertise that their product is ‘Pet-Safe’ because most of the time, there’s the chance it will cause harm to your pets if not monitored or used correctly.

The second main problem comes down to effectiveness. ‘Pet-Safer’ options can come with a drop in efficiency. Capture traps require the rodent to engage with the trap for longer than a basic snap trap, giving it more time to become distracted and move away. Some edible baits dehydrate rodents, but require ongoing feeding over the span of 2-5 days. This can lead to mixed results, but often times the residents become frustrated with the long wait time and mixed results that come with it.

Your best choice when it comes to DIY rodent control are electrical mouse traps that are in an enclosed casing. These remove rodents by delivering a fatal electrical shock while the encasing stops inquisitive pets from touching the pads with their noses, while also making the disposal of the rodents hands-free. These traps are great at catching a few rodents, but will hardly make a dent in larger infestations. Also,  these traps can be costly, averaging at about $50 from Australian hardware stores, so for the cost of three to four traps, you could instead rest easy by hiring a pest expert.

Why Cure All Pest Control Offers a Better Solution

Cure All Pest Control offers a safer, more reliable way to manage rodents. Our approach prioritises pet safety while providing effective rodent control.

Pet-Safe Professional Services: We use carefully chosen products and methods that keep your pets and family safe while delivering effective results.

Tailored Solutions: We understand that each home requires a unique strategy, so we customise our Brisbane pest services to meet your specific rodent control needs. Our services include inspections, customised plans, monitoring, and practical advice to ensure long-lasting rodent control.

Expertise: Our team knows the ins and outs of rodent behaviour and has extensive experience in pest control mice, rodent control, and how to get rid of rats. Our treatments focus on long-term prevention, offering comprehensive inspections and follow-up visits to secure your home against future infestations.

Helpful Tips to Prevent Rodent Infestations

Professional services are effective, but homeowners can also take additional preventive steps to make their homes less appealing to rodents. Here are some simple tips:

Seal Entry Points: Inspect for gaps, cracks, or holes where rodents can slip through, and seal them up.

Store Food Properly: Use airtight containers for all your food items to keep them out of reach from rats and mice.

Declutter: Rodents love hiding in clutter, so keep storage spaces organised and free from debris.


Are Cure All Pest Control’s treatments pet-safe?
Yes, our treatments are designed to be highly effective while posing minimal risk to your pets. We prioritise the safety of everyone in your household.

How long does it take to address a rodent issue?
Most infestations can be handled within a few days to weeks, depending on the extent of the problem. We’ll inspect and tailor a plan to meet your needs.

What preventative measures can homeowners take?
Seal off entry points, store food securely, declutter storage spaces, and keep an eye out for early signs of rodent activity.


While DIY solutions may be tempting, their inconsistent results and potential risks to pets can outweigh their benefits. Cure All Pest Control offers a better, more comprehensive solution that ensures long-term results while keeping your pets and family safe. Contact us today to schedule an inspection or learn more about our Brisbane pest services.