Rodent Control Melbourne

Affordable Rodent Pest Control Service

Rodent Control Melbourne

Rodents like rats and mice are a big problem for many Melbourne homes. They spread diseases, contaminate food, and damage properties by gnawing and nesting. You may hear them in walls, see droppings in cupboards, or notice chewed food packages. Rodents are looking for meals, water, and shelter in our homes. They will chew on anything, including electrical wires and water pipes. This can cause fires or flooding. With more favorable conditions recently, rodents have been multiplying fast across Victoria. Homeowners need professional rodent control and treatment before the problem gets out of hand.

Our pest control company has over 10 years of experience doing safe and effective rodent removal in Melbourne. We use a special multi-dose bait treatment focused on rodent hotspots like nests, entry points, roof voids, and subfloor areas. This method is safer than single dose bait because it reduces the risk of pets or kids accidentally ingesting poison. Our pest control experts also provide follow up services to keep rodents out long-term.

Contact us today to schedule an inspection and get a customised plan to rid your home of pest issues for good.

Phone us now at 07 5515 0220.

Common Rodent Species in Melbourne

The three rodents most likely to infest homes are:

Roof Rats

These unwanted pests are agile climbers and often nest in roofs and trees. They have large ears and tails that are longer than their bodies.

House Mice

Very small rodents with furless tails, house mice squeeze into tiny spaces in walls and ceilings. They breed rapidly, having up to 10 litters per year.

Norway Rats

Larger and more adaptable, Norway or brown rats dig complex burrow systems around foundations and sewers. They are strong swimmers and climbers.

Types of Rodents

Why Rodents Are Considered Pests

Rodents pose serious health risks because they can spread many diseases to humans and pets:

  • Hantavirus– This rare but dangerous disease causes fluid to build up in the lungs. It is spread through breathing in dust contaminated by mouse droppings or urine.
  • Rat-bite Fever– Spread through bites, scratches, or contact with rodent urine or feces. Causes fever, vomiting, joint pain and rash.
  • Leptospirosis– A bacterial disease transmitted through the urine of infected animals. It attacks the liver and kidneys.
  • Salmonella– Rodents carry this bacteria that causes food poisoning, diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Spread through contact with rat droppings.
  • Typhus– Caused by bacteria found in fleas, lice, and mites that live on rodents. Transmitted by flea bites or contact with infected feces. Symptoms include fever, headache, rash. Can lead to organ damage if untreated.
  • Meningitis– Rodent droppings and urine can contain microbes that lead to viral or bacterial meningitis. The swelling of the membranes around the spinal cord and brain is life-threatening without urgent treatment.
  • Plague– Carried by fleas that live on rodents. Without antibiotics it has a high fatality rate in humans. Initial flu-like symptoms progress rapidly to extremely painful swollen lymph nodes called buboes. Can cause tissue damage and gangrene.

What to Do if You Have Rodents?

If you suspect a rodent infestation in your Melbourne home, contact us immediately to schedule an inspection and treatment plan. We offer customised rodent control and humane removal services based on your unique situation. Our technicians will also provide pest control recommendations to help keep your property rodent-free long-term.

How Do You Know If You Have A Rodent Problem?

Watch for these common signs of rodents living in or around your Melbourne home:

  • Droppings – Dark pellet-like droppings around 3-5mm (mice) or 12-18mm (rats). Found along walls, in cupboards, attics, etc.
  • Noises – Scratching, scampering, or gnawing noises coming from inside walls, ceiling, floors, or attic. Most active at night.
  • Damage – Shredded insulation, wires, chewed food boxes, grease marks, etc. Check the attic and garage for destruction.
  • Sightings – Catching a glimpse of a mouse or rat darting across the floor or dead rodent is a clear sign. Seeing them during daylight hours often means a substantial infestation.
  • Odors – A musky rodent urine smell coming from certain areas. The scent is most noticeable where they nest and travel frequently.
  • Burrows – Conical holes dug in soil around foundations, under bushes, or leading beneath exterior walls or floors.
  • Pet Behavior – Dogs and cats intensely sniffing, scratching, or staring at the same area over and over may have detected rodent.

Acting quickly when you notice any of these common indicators gives the treatment the greatest chance for success before infestations intensify. Contact us anytime for reliable rodent control service!

How We Treat Rodents

Our licensed technicians use the most effective treatment methods to eliminate rodent infestations and prevent their return. This includes:


We thoroughly assess all possible indoor and outdoor access points, nesting areas, source of food, and other evidence to gauge the extent of the issue.


Sealing up entryways permanently with durable materials denies rodent access. We identify and close holes inside and out.


Secure, humane glue boards that lure rodents in but prevent escape may be used for capture and removal.


Eliminating clutter and food availability through deep cleaning helps break the infestation cycle. We offer complete attic and environment disinfection services.


When necessary for severe cases, we strategically use the latest EPA-approved bait formulas designed to be applied safely out of human and pet reach.


Finally, we provide customised recommendations to pest-proof vulnerable areas and help change conditions that invited infestations initially.

Rodent Control Prices

Effective Rodent Prevention Tips

Seal Entries

  • Install weatherstripping under doors and seal all possible exterior entry points with metal, concrete slab, or wood. Mice can squeeze through remarkably small gaps.
  • Use copper mesh, steel wool, or caulk to seal any openings around outdoor AC units, vents, utilities, and pipes.

Eliminate Nesting Sites

  • Keep grass cut short and move sources of clutter like woodpiles far from the home’s perimeter. This removes exterior shelter areas.
  • Clean up dense vegetation touching the home that serves as cover.

Manage Food Sources

  • Store human and pet food in airtight containers to limit access.
  • Clean up any spills in kitchens and dining areas immediately.
  • Put pet food dishes away overnight.

Manage Waste Properly

  • Ensure lids are sealed tightly on garbage cans stored outside and bring bins inside as soon as possible after pickup.
  • Regularly inspect the exterior for new cracks or holes and re-seal before rodent moves in.

Be Aware

  • Pay attention to any signs of gnaw marks, grease trails on walls, strange odors, or pet agitation indicating activity. Address right away.
  • Prune back any overhanging trees or dense shrubs that allow roof access.
  • Use non-toxic glue traps inside to detect signs of mice and rats early. Check frequently and contact professionals at first capture.

Rodent Control FAQs

Do electronic ultrasonic repellers work to get rid of rodents?

Ultrasonic pest repellers have limited effectiveness against stubborn rodent infestations. The high frequency soundwaves may initially deter rodents but they eventually adapt and learn to ignore the noises. Trapping or targeted bait stations tend to work better long-term.

How much does professional rodent treatments and extermination cost on average?

The average cost of pest control to treat a rodent infestation ranges from $200-$1,200 depending on the size of the home. Severe infestations take more time, labor, and materials to fully eliminate. We provide free quotes based on your unique situation.

Who is responsible for rodent control and repairs in a rental home – tenant or landlord?

Rodent control legally falls under standard pest management that landlords are required to provide according to most state laws. However, tenants must properly store food products and waste to help prevent problems from developing. Damage repairs depend on the rental contract terms and cause.

Are cats good for controlling mice?

While cats can sometimes catch and kill mice, they rarely eliminate full-blown infestations. Getting a cat primarily as mouser usually doesn’t work and ultimately exposes pets to diseases these common pests carry. Depend on safe, professional pest control service instead of risky DIY methods.

Why Choose Trust Pest Control Melbourne?

  • Victoria Government Licensed Pest Technicians
  • $20 Million Public Liability Insured
  • 3 month rodent control warranty
  • Local Melbourne Business
  • Eco-friendly Treatments
  • Proud Member – Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association
  • Fast and Reliable Exterminators
  • 10 Years of Experience in Pest Control Industry
  • Same-Day Service
  • 100% Customer Focused service
  • Free Quotes

Our Locations

We serve residential and commercial properties in:

  • Central Suburbs
  • Melbourne CBD
  • South Yarra
  • Prahran
  • Richmond
  • Essendon
  • Collingwood
  • Eastern Suburbs
  • Northern Suburbs
  • Western Suburbs
  • Mornington Peninsula

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Contact our expert team today for same-day treatment plans tailored to your situation and budget. We rid homes of mice, rats, and other unwanted guests quickly and effectively. Regain your comfort and health by calling for service now!