How to

Controlling Rats and Mice


Rats and mice cause major damage to agricultural crops by eating newly-sown seeds, young plants and seed heads on grain crops. In the home garden they can cause similar damage and have also been found to eat starchy plant parts such as bulbs or swollen roots.

Rats and mice can cause problems indoors as well. They are most likely to move inside the home, looking for both food and shelter, when the weather becomes cooler and during and after high rainfall.

They can cause damage by chewing electrical wiring, building materials, contaminate food and transmit disease. In commercial premises, rodents can be a problem all year round, and in certain circumstances can reach plague proportions in rural areas.

Rats and mice are ecologically damaging because they compete with many native species for food and habitat, and eat birds’ eggs and young lizards.

A step by step, strategic approach is the best way to achieve an effective solution to a rodent problem.

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1. Inspect your home to determine the cause of the problem.



2. Have a baiting strategy

The above guide (click on the link) for recommended bait placement areas for RATSAK. Refer to back of pack for more information and How to Use instructions.

3. Prevention

Reduce favourable conditions which would encourage rodents:




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