Control Rats Mice and Possum

Rodents with you in your home or business

Rats and mice both enjoy a comfortable environment as much as anyone else and the attraction of shelter, a warm abode and the possibility of nutrition nearby will attract rodents in to your home or place of work.

Although both rats and mice breed all year round, their activity and presence is not so much of a problem in the warmer months when they live outside. Pest control for rats and mice increases significantly throughout the autumn and winter time. Often spanning as far as late spring where nesting and breeding peak and the outdoor environment is still temperate.

Rats and mice enter the home and business for two main reasons, shelter and nutrition. Rats in general but certainly not the rule are found in areas of the home or business which do not frequent human activity. Rats are by nature cautious and will remain well out of reach of human threat. This can change where rats have frequented areas and have marked or claimed their territory, usually after a period of a lack of control or human interactions. Mice on the other hand are more human friendly, although skittish and in fear will dash into hiding. Mice will seek food and shelter much closer to human habitation.

Both Mice and rats are prolific breeders and even in hostile conditions, they will multiply constantly, so a good program of professional pest control is often required for successful mouse and rat eradication. Three main species exist in New Zealand.

  • Norway rat
  • Roof rat

  • House mouse

Rats and mice and your family

All of these rodents are prolific around Auckland suburbs. Their activity is unsightly and can cause distress to people. Rats which enter ceilings and wall structures threaten the safety of residence and structures, they chew through power cables and water pipes and are well known for the spread of disease and virus. They are source of several disease organisms that can be transmitted to humans and carry several bacterial and parasitic organisms, these can be spread by Rodent droppings and their urine. Ectoparasites such as fleas can spread disease as they feed on both humans and Rodents.     

It has been estimated that over 55 million dollars’ worth of food and products stored are damaged by rodents annually. Power, machinery breakdown and fires have been attributed to rodent activity. Rats are responsible for massive depopulation of native and wild birds in New Zealand forests. Therefore it is essential to get a rodent exterminator to help control rats in your home.

  • Rats give birth up to 10 pups five times per year!

  • Mice give birth up to 7 pups eleven times per year!

Controlling rats and mice in Auckland does not need to be head ache. Ecosan can do an inspection of your home and business when you call. We can offer practical advice and put in place quality solutions which will control the mouse in the house, even infestations which appear out of control. We also inspect many homes with minor mouse or rat problems, sometimes both.

Possum control in Auckland

Possum in Auckland are an introduced species which is the single most predators besides rats destroying bird life in New Zealand. Bird eggs are a delicacy for possums as is also new growth of native trees and fauna.

Possum numbers in New Zealand are estimated at over thirty million. New Zealand has a vast array of native trees, fauna and bird life species which are unique and do not exist in other countries and are threatened by the Possum.

Possums in Auckland are often seen in the later time of the day since they are nocturnal. They will eat garden produce and often defecate around the perimeter of the site. Possums can host tuberculosis which has been responsible for losses among farm cattle to a large extent.

The Conservation department has an extensive policy controlling possum on crown land. Possums inhabit many Auckland suburbs also, so the need for controlling possum on residential and commercial land is quite common.

Ecosan has experience and solutions in controlling Possums on your land. Contact our team today for advice ->>

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