Rats in the walls - what do you do?

Rats in the walls – what do you do?
April 7, 2019 Cure All Pest Control

The last few nights have been strange. You’ve almost been asleep, starting to drift off to la la land, and then you hear a strange sound.

It doesn’t sound like the usual possum making their way across your roof or something in the bushes outside. It sounds like something is inside your house, but it’s not in your room. You probably didn’t think much more of it and fell asleep. It continues on and on for the next week and by this point, you’re fed up and not sure what to do.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s likely rats. And they’ve made themselves at home inside your walls. This is all kind of starting to make sense to you now, as last week, you found what looked like some droppings, but didn’t think much of it as you did your weekly vacuum. Rats are pesky little critters and would love to make a home inside your house, just as much as you. If you think you’ve got rats in the walls, Cure All Pest Control is the trusted name in rodent control in Brisbane and surrounding suburbs.

How do I know they’re rats and not mice, or even something else?

Brisbane pest control for rats and mice.

This is a great question. Both rats and mice are equally as annoying as each other, but rats are more of a headache when it comes to destroying things they shouldn’t be touching. Identifying which species has invaded your property is fairly easy, with this recent article we wrote about identifying rodent and mice species. It covers the most common rat and mice species found in Brisbane. If you’re still unsure about what species is actually wreaking havoc in your walls, it’s definitely a job that should be left to the professionals. At Cure All Pest Control, we have over 50 years of experience in dealing with rat and mice infestations.

I know what species it is, can’t I just use rat bait?

Brisbane pest control for rats and mice.

Well, you can try, but there are a lot of things that can go wrong. Here’s a quick hypothetical for you; you head down to Bunnings, stock up on rat bait and place it all through the roof. About a week passes and there is an ungodly stench coming from your roof. Once you inspect it, you realise you’ve accidentally poisoned a brushtail possum who was sharing the roof cavity with those rats. Uh oh. Did you know that possums are actually protected wildlife in Australia? Now you’ve got to dispose of an animal that you’ve killed, which is protected under the Wildlife Act. Anyway, you get the point. This is why Cure All Pest Control exist, and why we are the best in the business. Don’t risk fines and a heavy conscience trying to be a DIYer.

It’s simply not worth the risk of doing it yourself to save a few dollars. Cure All Pest Control’s technicians are experts in rodent detection and identification. Years of expertise coupled with the correct tools, chemicals and pest control techniques, makes for hassle-free experience with Cure All. Contact us today for a quote or to book in if you’d like your house back, and pest free!