Rat and Mice

There are two species of rats commonly found in New Zealand: the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) and the ship rat (Rattus rattus). Both of these species are considered pests and can cause significant damage to homes, buildings, crops, and native wildlife.

Rats are able to thrive in a variety of habitats in New Zealand, including urban areas, forests, and agricultural land. They are omnivorous, feeding on a variety of foods, and can quickly reproduce, making them difficult to control once they have established a population.

If you suspect you have a rat infestation in your home or property, it is important to take action quickly to prevent the infestation from spreading. This may include sealing up any openings or cracks where rats may be entering your home, eliminating food and water sources that may be attracting them, and using traps or other treatments specifically designed for rat control. It may also be helpful to consult with a pest control professional who can provide targeted treatments and advice on preventing future infestations.

In addition to the damage rats can cause to property, they can also be carriers of diseases that can be harmful to humans and other animals. It is important to take precautions when handling rats or their droppings and to seek medical attention if you believe you may have been exposed to a rat-borne disease.

Mice are a common pest in New Zealand, especially in urban and rural areas. The most common species of mice found in New Zealand are the house mouse (Mus musculus) and the field mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus). Mice can be a nuisance and a health hazard, as they are known to spread diseases, contaminate food and surfaces, and cause damage to property.

To prevent and control mouse infestations, it is important to eliminate or reduce potential entry points and attractants, such as cracks and holes in walls, doors, and windows, and food sources. Keeping food storage areas clean and tidy, and storing food in sealed containers can help to reduce the risk of mouse infestations.

Traps and baits can also be used to control mice. Snap traps and glue boards are commonly used to catch mice, while bait stations can be used to deliver rodenticides. However, it is important to follow label instructions and safety precautions when using these products, and to avoid overuse or misuse, which can lead to environmental contamination and harm to humans and pets.

If you suspect you have a mouse infestation in your home or business, it may be helpful to consult with a pest control professional who can provide targeted treatments and advice on preventing future infestations


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