Rats and Mice

We Service the Greater Wellington Region including  the Hutt Valley and Porirua and Wellington City for Rats and Mice.

Our treatment methods for control of Rats, Mice and other rodents are fast, effective and guaranteed. We also offer free advice on preventative measures to help ensure you stay free from Rats, mice and other Rodents in the long term.

The Roof Rat (Rattus rattus) Also known as the Ship Rat, Plague Rat, Black Rat or Roof Rat.

House Mouse (Mus musculus)

The bad news is In New Zealand we have 3 species of rat, and only one species of mouse. The most commonly encountered Rat, is Rattus rattus,  aka the black rat, ship rat, plague rat or roof rat. The Good news is we offer treatment and removal methods for all of them and we guarantee it.

Rats

While roof rats are not the biggest rat, they are the most frequently encountered rat and the one most likely to make themselves known as a pest to homeowners and commercial properties (over 95%).

 

This rat varies in colour from black, to dark grey, often with some brown, with a usually pale underbelly. It has large ears, big eyes, a long tail (longer than the body), and a pointed  snout. 

A rat problem is usually first recognised by noises coming from a roof cavity. They are exceptional climbers and will often take up residence in a roof or ceiling cavity due to the warmth and predator free environment offered.

Roof rats are often also found in Kitchens where the home owner or tenant will notice chewed off ends of their fruit or droppings and in some cases leaks due to rats chewing the water pipes.

These rats are prolific breeders under ideal conditions, and the Greater Wellington region including the Hutt Valley and Porirua, now  tend to breed all the year round.

 

The rats are ready to breed in 2 to 3 months, have 8 to 12  offspring per litter, and up to 7 litters per year. Roof Rats are most active between 11 pm and 4 am in the morning Sightings of rats during the day is a strong indicator of a large population in the area, where the rats are under pressure to find food.

Size usually between 150 and 250 grams.

If you think you have a rat problem call us today

Mice

We only have one species of Mouse in New Zealand the common field mouse (Mus musculus). Don't let their cuteness fool you mice will move in, leave droppings everywhere, chew your food for you and urinate everywhere. They have also been known to chew through water pipes particularly those of dishwashers and cause flooding and other damage.

Mice are becoming more and more common due to our warmer weather and their ability to breed right through the year. 

Our mice/mouse treatments are safe for the homeowner, tenant, and business alike. We Guarantee to get rid of them and can help with advice on preventing re-infestation in the long term. 

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