Jim’s is your local rat control experts. Our techs servicing the area are experienced, fully trained, and insured. You can trust the Jim’s name to help you with any pest problem.

To get in touch with us about any rat problems around your home, simply call 131 546 and our friendly staff will take your details.

Rat control is crucial around waterways

Rats often frequent the shores of waterways. Rock walls can provide the perfect hiding spots for these pests.

They will scurry along the shoreline looking for the food that has been washed up. Rats are a massive problem around Sydney Harbour and the shoreline is dotted with rodent stations.

Buildings around the Harbour are in constant battle with these pests. There seems to be an endless supply of them coming out of sewers and stormwater drains.

Rat Control

Where do rats hide in homes?

Jim’s Pest Control technicians see rats hiding in numerous places. Often they hide in a location that a client least expects.

Most rats will like to live in roof voids and in particular the cavities in walls. This is a nice warm safe environment for them to raise their young.

Predators like foxes and cats are unable to gain access to these areas, so this allows them to breed up in vast numbers.

As every Jim’s Pest Control technician knows it is important to gain access to these areas to properly assess the situation.

Will a rat die in my roof after treatment?

Our rat control treatments work by securing bait in the safe areas for rats. This is typically done by wiring rodent baits in the roof void or placing out lockable bait stations.

Wiring of baits in a secured area is the most effective and quick way of getting rid of rats. They will readily feed on the new food source. Rodent baits have been designed to be very desirable to rats.

Typically when rats feed on the bait they will want to get a drink of water straight after. They typically go outside and whilst outside they will become disorientated and confused.

These confused and lethargic rats often then die outside.

Many a Jim’s Pest Control client has reported seeing rats outside within a few days of a rat control treatment.

Did you know that rats are shy, cautious creatures?

Rats really do not like something new in the environment. They have been known to walk around objects for weeks to avoid any conflict.

If lockable bait stations are used they may shy away from the new object in their environment. It can take up to a month for them to become comfortable with this new object.

A Jim’s Pest Control technician will know the best and quickest way to get your rats back under control.

Damaging Rats

Rats can…

Spread disease to humans via their droppings or urine.

Spread sickness and death via parasites such as fleas and intestinal worms.

Cause extensive physical damage to doors, skirting boards, books, food containers and upholstery.

Spoil and Contaminate food with their droppings, urine or fur.

Call now and we’ll work with you to control your Rat Problem – Guaranteed!