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Rodent Control by ALPHAPEST: Auckland’s Trusted Experts

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Types of Rodents in New Zealand

Norway or Brown Rat

Rattus norvegicus

Roof or Black Rat

Rattus rattus

Kiore or Polynesian Rat

Rattus exculans

House Mouse

Mus musculus

Rodent Arrival History

Kiore rats

Arrived with early Maori canoes

Norway rats

Came in the 18th century on sailing ships

Roof rats and mice

Roof rats and mice followed, listed among the world’s 100 worst invaders

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Prolific Breeding and Infestation Signs


Dark, skinny droppings

Approximately 5mm for mice, 15mm for rats


Gnawing damage

Wood, cables, and other materials


Strong ammonia-like smell

From rodent urine


Shredded paper nests

Found in various locations


Scratching noises in walls or ceiling

Particularly at night


Burrows and runs

With entrance holes in grassy areas

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Why Remove Rodents

Diseases and allergens carried by rodents pose a serious risk to health

Contamination of items through droppings and urine

Gnawing damages plumbing, wood, plastics, and wiring

Rodents, preying on native species, pose an environmental threat

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Professional Rodent Control Solution


Inspection

Our experienced team conducts thorough inspections to identify entry points and assess the extent of the infestation.


Proofing Advice

We provide specific proofing advice to prevent future rodent entry.


Bait Stations

Highly effective bait is strategically placed in tamper-resistant bait stations.

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Preventing Rodent Infestations

Seal gaps and holes in walls to restrict entry

Maintain clean areas, free of food spillages

Store food in airtight containers

Secure rubbish bins with tightly sealed lids

Trim back trees and keep outdoor areas tidy

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Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of rat extermination in Auckland can vary depending on factors like the extent of the infestation and the service provider. ALPHAPEST provides personalized quotes based on your specific situation, ensuring effective and affordable rat control.

To effectively get rid of rats in Auckland, consider the following:

While DIY methods might seem cost-effective, the cheapest way to get rid of rats with long-term success is to invest in professional pest control services like ALPHAPEST. DIY solutions may not address the root cause and lead to recurring problems. We often see or smell the results of the local handyman throwing bait around the roof cavity willy nilly and definitely advise against this!

To get rid of rats permanently:

Rats dislike certain smells, including peppermint, ammonia, and the scent of predator urine. However, relying solely on repellents may not provide a comprehensive solution. Professional pest control services offer more effective and lasting results.

The best way to get rid of rodents involves a multi-faceted approach: