The common Australian pest mice and rats can weigh as little as 20 grams for the common house mouse and up to half a kilogram for the Norway Rat.
How far do mice and rats roam? What is the range of mice or rats?
This is why we place baits at regular spacing & it’s wise to let your neighbours know you are baiting for rats so they can join the right against them.
How do I know that we have mice or rats needing baiting?
You may be one of the few ‘lucky’ ones who actually see the mouse or rat but most people will need to keep their eyes out for some of the following signs.
Droppings & urine: Rats and mice will often toilet in one area but being incontinent you will often see traces elsewhere through and around a building.
Chewed items: Rats and mice chew on things to sharpen & shorten their teeth. They also chew on things to gain access. Not everything they chew on is done for food, not a good thing when it’s the wiring in your building.
Tracks: When rats and mice work hard chewing to gain access, they will use the same path over and over. This will wear tracks in dirt and gardens or will show as rub marks against painted walls.
Noise: Rats & mice can be noisy critters, especially at night. You might hear them chewing, fighting, or scratching. In breeding season you are also likely to hear
Pets: Pets will pick up the smell and the sounds of rats and mice where we don’t. The first sign you might have of a problem is your pet behaving weirdly near a corner, wall, hole, or other place around the garden or building.