The Ultimate Rodent Control Guide – How to Get Rid of Mice and Rats
Follow our Ultimate Rodent Control Guide and learn how to get rid of mice and rats in just 5 simple steps. For further information or help with implementing a rodent control program please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 1. Locate rodent activity
Look for places where there are signs of rodent activity.
• Signs of fresh damage
• Fresh droppings
• Smears of grease from the rodent’s stomach, on walls and roof trusses
• Squeaking as rats fight to try and establish territory. Once the dispute is settled the rats will settle into this territory, mice are less territorial.
• Rats and mice have a distinctive smell, this is often one of the first ways of detecting infestations. The smell will often be of strong urine/ammonia.
Step 2. Choose Your Bait
RATSHOT RED for High population control and as a rotational bait or RATSHOT BLUE for Everyday baiting and sensitive areas such as where pets/kids/livestock/birds of prey are present:
BLOCK | For use:
a. In hot/cold/damp/dry areas
b. where bait needs to be secured
c. Very long lasting
PASTE | For use:
a. In areas with competing food sources
b. Where other baits are not being taken by rodents
c. Highly attractive
GRAIN | For use: (Ratshot Blue Only)
In areas where rodents feed on grain, particularly
for mice (eg. storage sheds)
PELLET | For use: (Ratshot Red Only)
In targeting rodent burrows.
a. Victor Rat traps
b. Victor Mouse traps
c. Electric Rat Trap
d. Electric Mouse Trap
Step 3. Prior to Baiting
a. Remove all possible food sources.
b. Ensure target areas are clean and free of vegetation and debris to reduce the number of places mice & rats can harbour or nest.
c. Cut off water supply.
Step 4. Placing Bait
a. It is important to always use gloves when placing bait to avoid bait contamination
b. Place chosen bait in a bait station
c. Monitor bait stations checking for bait uptake and replenishing baits where necessary
NOTE: If bait is taken rapidly or continually requires replenishment this may indicate a high rodent population. Ratshot Red is recommended for use where high rodent populations exist.
Step 5. Responsible Disposal
Always ensure dead rodents are collected and disposed of in accordance with the label.
Untaken or spoiled bait should be disposed of in accordance with the label.