Rodent Control Canberra

Rodent Control Canberra & Queanbeyan

The best-known rat species are the black rat (Rattus rattus) and the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus). This group, generally known as the Old World rats or true rats, originated in Asia. Rats are bigger than most Old World mice, which are their relatives, but seldom weigh over 500 grams (17 1⁄2 oz) in the wild.
Male rats are called bucks; A group of rats is referred to as a mischief.
The common species are opportunistic survivors and often live with and near humans; therefore, they are known as commensals. They may cause substantial food losses, especially in developing countries.

What is our process for rat control?

First, one of our technicians will come and investigate the type of rat that is being dealt with as well as taking the surrounding environment into account. A decision will be made on how to remove the rodent from the premises. The most common recommendation is to use a commercial grade poison that will, in time, exterminate the pest. This is the most direct approach with the highest success rate. There are other ways, including catching in a cage, glue boards, and snap traps. However, our expert technician will speak to you and advise the best approach.

What are the dangers associated with a rat infestation?

Rats have long been known as a danger to mankind. They transmit a number of infectious diseases and can also be a carrier for fleas. They urinate and defecate everywhere, and can destroy insulation. They chew on electrical cables and through certain types of wood. In other words, there are many dangers associated with rats and they need to be removed. Rats can be notoriously difficult to exterminate and are known for their resilience. If they have made a nest in your home, you need to call in professional services like City Pest Control immediately.

Why are rats tough to kill?

For numerous reasons, rats are not easy to deal with. First, rats have an exceptional sense of taste and smell. The stereotype of rats being unable to resist poisoned cheese is 100% false. They can detect food contaminants as low as 0.5 parts per million, which is practically nothing. Moreover, they are highly sensitive to motion up to 50 feet away. They are smart, nimble, agile, sensitive, small, and breed rapidly. They also like to operate in the dark and in enclosed spaces. Call us for rat control in Canberra & Queanbeyan if you believe you have an infestation. A classic rat trap simply won’t work.

What attracts rats to my home?

Just because you have rats in your home doesn’t mean that your home is necessarily dirty. Rats are looking primarily for food, water, and shelter, the three things a human house will have in abundance. Even if the home is pretty well sealed, rats are known to be able to creep through very tight spaces, smaller than you would think given their size. One thing that will attract rats to your home is if it is vacant. Rats can sense if there are people living in the house and are commonly found in old, abandoned homes. An active human presence helps to keep them away. They can tell if a house is inhabited or not.

What are the signs of a rat infestation?

Rats operate at night, and you are unlikely to spot them in the open. Rodents urinate while they run (the urine glows blue-white in the dark) but also have a typical spot to urinate and defecate. They will gnaw on multiple objects and scratch on certain surface areas. They actually establish paths known as ‘runaways’ where they frequently go to and from certain areas. Rats may leave black smudges on walls (rats like to travel with a wall/object to one side of them).

How does City Pest Control remove rats from my home?

There are a number of mechanisms to remove rats. These include:

  • Traditional Traps
  • Bait Stations
  • Ultrasonic Treatment

We use bait stations with a poison treatment (‘rodenticide’) as it is the most direct and effective. Ultrasonic gives mixed or negligible results and traditional traps are slow and inefficient.

What are the different kinds of rodenticide used by City Pest Control?

The 3 major kinds of rodenticide are ready to use rodent baits, concentrates, and paraffin blocks. Paraffin blocks are used in areas where there is a lot of moisture. We are familiar with all major types and brands of rodenticide. We do not have a set formula but have a working knowledge of a number of rodenticides for different scenarios.

Rats are pretty disgusting and they are tough to handle.

Call City Pest Control now for premium rat control in Canberra & Queanbeyan – 0407 909 118.

Don’t mess around with substandard solutions while the rats run rampant. Let us take care of the problem, immediately.

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City Pest Control Services continue to operate under strict guidelines and audits for the work we do – this is to ensure we meet all Australian Standards. We are proud to be registered members of AEPMA and to be a PestCert Accredited Business – which means that we undertake all work to the required level of excellence.
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Why Choose Us?

We are a dedicated team that has had many different life experiences in business. We are proud to be a local company in Canberra and Queanbeyan. We are fully trained and equipped for most, if not all, pest control issues. We are working with big hotel chains, food outlets, and for Jane our old lady down the street. We offer our services to ALL our valued new and old clients. Our work comes with a WARRANTY.

No matter what the premises, we are able to implement an effective pest management system to ensure your property receives the best results.


Our expert Technicians are state-licensed and certified. All our methods, chemicals and treatments are safe and compliant to ALL Australian Standards


City Termite & Pest Control Services offers timely, pro-active prevention with minimum impact on your family, home life, and budget. That makes us one of the best affordable services.


We treat your home as if it was our own. We keep our appointments and deliver our best service every time we visit your premises.


Every day, more customers choose us as their preferred pest control company because we provide a trusted service, assured results and our 6 month guarantee*.


At City Termite & Pest Control Services, we are providing after-sales service which ensures that our customers are satisfied with the services of the company.

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We’re certified and accredited by the most trusted names in the industry, which means you can rest assured that you’re dealing with a reputable team. And because we are committed to providing high-quality, safe and cost-effective pest treatment to Canberra & Queanbeyan’s homes and businesses – we guarantee you 100% customer satisfaction every single time!

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