So, what to do if you find a dead rat? Whether your beloved family pet has decided to gift you with the very generous offering of a dead rat, or you’ve encountered a deceased rodent in your home or garden, you must take extra care when disposing of it.
How many species of rats are there in Australia? What is the most common rat? Are there any native rats in Australia?
There are very few animals in this world that are as reviled as rats. In fact, rats are so contemptible to people that their name is commonly used as a form of insult! That being said, are all rats to be feared? Are they as evil and as dangerous as they are typically perceived to be in the movies?
Rats are arguably one of the worst pests that you can have infest your home in Australia. They scuttle around in the walls and scratch the ceilings at night; they spread diseases, chew through electrical wires, destroy property, and are widely considered as being an invasive species. The worst part? They reproduce rapidly.
Australia is one of the most naturally stunning locations in the entire world, but that’s not to say that it’s perfect. Just as the fact that all of the most delicious food is bad for you, apparently living in a tropical climate is not without its drawbacks too. In fact, this glorious landscape is home to some of the deadliest animals and insects in the entire world.
Rats and mice are widely recognised among the worst pests that you can have and for very good reason. They can cause damage to your property and possessions, spread disease and risk the health and well-being of your family. The best way to reduce the likelihood of these issues is to use preventative pest control to try and keep rodents out. But, you may already have these pests nesting in your home.
Urgh, don’t you just hate pests? There’s something about having little pesky creatures invading our private space which makes our skin crawl. It’s not so much the intrusion that bothers us, but the health implications that they bring with them.