Jim’s Pest Control is the go-to choice for reliable and efficient rat control Sunshine Coast. Call 131 546 at any time for immediate assistance with any rodent-related issue such as extermination and removal services.

The warm and hospitable climate in Sunshine Coast and its surroundings, along with an abundant food source, create an ideal environment for rat populations to thrive.

Rats can cause serious problems, including property damage, disease transmission, and food and water contamination. It is crucial to take preventive measures and promptly address any rat infestations to protect both your property and the health of your family and pets.

Another serious problem rats can cause is an electrical fire in your home of business. They do this because they have a habit of chewing through electrical wiring.

Rat Control Sunshine Coast – Infestations

One of the best ways to prevent rat infestations is by removing their food and shelter sources. This includes properly securing trash cans and compost bins, promptly cleaning up food spills, and storing food in airtight containers. Keeping your property clean and well-maintained can also help deter rats.

In the event of a rat infestation, prompt action is necessary to eliminate the problem. Setting traps or using baits are common methods for rat control. These can be purchased from a hardware store or through a professional pest control company like Jim’s.

It is essential to follow the instructions and place the traps in areas where rats are most likely to be found, such as near walls, trash cans, or in basements and attics.

Another solution for rat control is the use of rodenticides, which are toxic chemicals designed to kill rats. These products are highly effective but must be used with caution as they can pose a risk to other animals and humans if not handled correctly.

It is highly recommended to seek the assistance of a professional pest control company like Jim’s to ensure safe and effective use.

To complement these methods, sealing any potential entry points into your property is also important. This includes fixing holes in walls or foundations, sealing gaps around pipes and wires, and installing door sweeps or weather stripping to prevent rats from entering through small openings.

Effective rat control in Sunshine Coast requires a combination of prevention, elimination, and exclusion techniques. By taking these steps, you can protect your property from the harm and health hazards caused by rat infestations.

Rat Control

Where do rats hide in homes?

Jim’s Pest Control technicians see rats hiding in numerous places. Often they hide in locations that clients least expect.

Most 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 pest treatments work by securing bait in the safe areas for these pests. 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 them. They will readily feed on the new food source because the baits have been designed to be very desirable to the species.

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

These confused and lethargic animals will most often die outside of your home.

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

Did you know that they 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 rodents 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!

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