Guaranteed extermination of all active rat nests in your home or business.
Preventative rat baiting to control re-infestation by foraging rats.
Free bait stations included in all treatments.
Professional advice on stopping rats entering your home.
Options for regular service visits to continually control rats in high risk areas (i.e. creeks, bush, etc).
Rat Control Information
Do you need a Rat Extermination?
We've had a mild winter and it's looking like a big summer for rodent problems in Auckland. Mild winter conditions have kept rat populations steady and now they're set to explode. The type of infestations you're most likely to experience are;
Grey or Roof Rats in your ceiling cavity, particularly if you have easy access to the roof like a pergola or trees or bushes touching the guttering.
Norway Rats digging a network of burrows around warmer areas like compost bins and heated pools.
Mouse activity close to food sources. Usually the kitchen or areas where pet food is stored.
Once rats have established a nest inside there is a major risk of damage to water pipes and electrical wiring. All rats exhibit gnawing behaviour. They do this to keep the growth of their teeth under control. Unfortunately plastic water pipes and electrical wiring provide a perfect way to achieve this.
Another common risk of rats is disease. Rats and mice all carry diseases. When they get into your food they leave urine and faeces in and around it. There's nothing worse than finally noticing a hole in the cornflakes packet you've been eating out of for the past week.
A lesser known risk of rats is that they're a source of flea infestations. All rodents carry fleas. Your risk of a flea infestation will increase if you have rodents living in your home.
Bug King has a proven track record of indentifying rat nesting areas and eliminating infestations.
Bug King Rat Extermination
Bug King uses our comprehensive "Three R" process to control rats;
Reason: advice on eliminating access to sources of food and shelter in and around your home.
Routes: a thorough inspection of your home and recommendations to eliminate access points.
Rat: tailoring a treatment to your specific situation to ensure we exterminate the infestation with no risk to you, your family, your pets and your home
YES! You're probably looking at this website because you're home traps didn't work. Catching a rat is not always as simple as setting a trap with some peanut butter. Rats are survivors! They are neophobic (very wary of anything new) and have a well honed instinct when it comes to avoiding traps.
It is important to get the treatment just right. An experienced pest exterminator has access to treatments that rats prefer and that will clear out the whole nest and not just individual rats.
Why are rats coming inside?
Like us rats are mammals, they like what we like. Shelter, warmth and food. Unfortunately when it's cold, wet and there's not much food around, a nice warm dry home is very attractive.
If they're inside my home, where are they living?
Common areas that rats will set-up home are;
Creeks in residential areas. If you're living next to one of these, chances are you'll need an on-going rodent control program.
In the insulation of walls or ceilings.
Inside crawl spaces and the attic, particularly if you have trees touching the roof.
Behind the kickboards under cupboards and counters, under bathtubs and shower stalls.
Around inaccessible areas of hot water cylinders
Among storage boxes, paper or cloth in basements and attics
Where are rats likely to be living outside my home
In amongst firewood that is not being stored.
Under unkempt bushes, weeds and high grass.
In retaining walls or rocks in the garden.
In old appliances or cars stored outside.
In burrows under out-buildings.
Why are rats attracted to my yard?
Quite simply, rats find a good food source, seek shelter and set-up home. Good external food sources are;
Rubbish bins with loose fitting lids or rubbish in paper or plastic bags.
Uneaten pet food. Dogs,cats AND birds.
Nuts and fruits. Rats love Macadamia and Walnut trees.
Compost bins and worm farms. Never put animal products in these.
What are they likely to eat inside my home?
They're mammals, they like what we like. They're just not as picky. Good internal food sources are;
Any food left on benches and tables or spilled on floors and appliances.
They love grains like oats, rice and cereals stored in boxes.
Pet food stored in boxes or bags.
Rubbish bins with loose fitting lids.
Reduce your stress by getting rid of rats.
If you've got rats or mice, call us, we're more than happy to offer advice.