Identifying which rodent pest has taken up residence in your home or business is key to getting rid of them. But, can you tell a brown rat from a house mouse? A roof rat from a native possum? It’s not easy! Below, we’ve summarised some key characteristics so you can tell one from another.
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In Australia, there are three main rodent pests that cause the most problems – the roof/black rat, the Norway/brown rat and the house mouse. They carry fleas and disease as well as damaging property and contaminating food.
Fast on their feet it’s not always easy to tell the three bad guys from protected native marsupials, such as a possum or antechinus. If you trap, kill or relocate the wrong animal you could find yourself in trouble with the law.
If you think you have a rodent problem, the first step is to correctly identify which furry visitor is scurrying around your property. To help you, we’ve pulled together some common characteristics of each animal to help identify a native marsupial from a pest rodent.
nesting habits, foraging behaviour and food preferences.
AllPro Pest Control has years of rodent experience. We provide fast, safe rodent control and baiting programs. You can read more about our rodent control or call us now on (07) 3446 5841.