Rodents can be spotted by identifying the following:

Scratching Noises

In walls or under the floor as rats scurry around.


Rats leave dark, tapered droppings.

Distinctive Smell

Rats leave an ammonia-like smell that will be particularly strong in enclosed areas such as under cupboards.


Rats have teeth that grow continuously and gnaw on wood and plastic to keep them trim. Rats can even cause fires by chewing through cables.

Ripped Packaging

Rats will tear open food which may leave teeth marks.


Rats build nests in warm, hidden places using shredded material such as newspaper and fabrics. Nests will often contain young rats.


In gardens, rats will dig burrows especially in compost heaps or under sheds. They will also build nests under garden decking.

Removing Rodents

Rodent treatment can vary from simple spring-loaded traps to baiting or live catch traps. The rodent control specialists at Allrid recommend using traps or baiting for residential homes.

Commercial Rodent Removal

Baiting using tamper proof lockable plastic bait stations is the most common treatment method for rodent control in Australia. Wise boxes are recommended for commercial locations such as hospitals, commercial kitchens, and office buildings. Wise boxes attract, trap and eliminate rodents. The mice are disposed of inside the box and sealed in an odor free bag. When this happens, it triggers a text message which notifies an allrid pest control technician to service the traps. This is a safe, effective and odor free method in which no chemicals are used which makes it the perfect solution for buildings that require the highest levels of hygiene.

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