Rat & Mouse Control in Your Home & Garden
Rattus spp. and Mus domesticus
In Australia, introduced feral rat and mouse species in the home and garden can endanger human and animal physical health and may also have implications for human mental health. Rats and mice damage property and possessions and contaminate food, leading to food wastage. Australian native rat and mouse species are rarely seen in urban areas and are of little or no concern. As such, only introduced feral species will be further discussed. The most common rat and mouse species are the Black Rat (Rattus rattus), Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) and House Mouse (Mus musculus).