Rodent Pest Control

Mice and rats may cause chaos on homes and businesses, leading to significant financial losses and health risks. They consume a wide variety of foods and items due to their omnivorous nature. With incisors that never stop developing, they feel an overwhelming want to chew on anything and everything they encounter. They spread bacteria and pathogens in the environment through their large amounts of urine and faeces, thus avoiding them is important. The insulation, wiring, floor joints, and walls of your home are all fair game for rodents to nibble through. By burrowing, they might weaken your foundation and retaining walls. The House Mouse, Roof Rat, and Norway Rat are the most common types of invasive rodents in New Zealand. Without proper rodent pest control services, they can soon become a big issue for homes and businesses due to their rapid reproduction rate.

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From Preparation to Treatment

A Flick pest control technician will inspect the area to check for rodent nesting sites and take environmental factors into account.

Next step

We’ll come up with an integrated pest management strategy that includes sanitation, traps, bait, and insecticides.

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We provide SMART Pest Control for commercial properties, an intelligent, digitally monitored system that locates rodent infestations and uses non-toxic trapping techniques to capture them. To discover more about SMART pest management, click here.

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Commercial Pest Solutions

Integrated Pest Management Solutions

To maintain a pest-free environment in commercial workplaces and facilities, our Integrated Pest Management programme employs cutting-edge technology to focus on prevention and address the fundamental causes of pest problems. Our services are designed to help you stay ahead of a pest problem and lessen its severity. To provide the best pest treatment possible, we combine individualised, multi-pronged approaches with cutting-edge digital technology and a staff of thoroughly qualified, experienced technicians. Come in now and we’ll build out a strategy that’s perfect for your business.

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SMART Digital Pest Control

With our SMART Pest Control, an intelligent digital system, rodents, cockroaches, and moths may be detected and eliminated automatically, giving you peace of mind in your place of business. Overseeing rodent behaviour around the clock, SMART technology will be used. The device rapidly responds to rodent detection, records and reports activity, and does so without the use of toxins or other harmful techniques. Integrated, comprehensive protection against all major pests is possible when you couple our standard pest control services with SMART.

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Common Rodent Questions

  1. Where do rats & mice live?

    Rats and mice can be found populating a wide range of habitats, but cities are ideal for their growth and development. They burrow in gardens and make their homes in the soil or in the hollows of walls. Business properties are easy pickings for criminals, especially in areas with plenty of trash and open fields. Because both the inside and exterior of the building play a role, they can have an impact even on a spotless establishment.

  2. When are rats & mice active?

    Since rodents are nocturnal, their peak activity occurs between the hours of dark and dawn. They’re easily startled by bright lights. If you see them during the day, they may be vying for food with a big population. A mouse can squeeze through an opening the size of a pencil, or it can nibble its way through even the toughest materials. They are very active animals. A mouse has a 13-inch vertical jump and can also run along almost any type of wire, cable, or rope. They are fantastic in jumping, swimming, and climbing, and can easily navigate rocky and vertical terrain.

  3. Why are rats & mice considered pests?

    Mice and rats are both resilient and strong species. After they’ve invaded your home, they can be nearly impossible to exterminate. Eliminating rodents is important because they can contaminate food and cause structural damage if left unchecked. An outdoor rat poses a threat to children and pets because of the diseases it can spread. They can cause fire dangers, damage insulation, and gnaw through wires within a building. It’s possible for them to infect food with harmful bacteria like salmonella, which can then spread illness. Leptospirosis, typhus, and trichinosis are only some of the illnesses that can be contracted.

  4. What are the key signs of rodent activity?

    Keep an eye out for mouse or rat poop. When they’re brand new, these are pliable and glossy. The shine and softness disappear after only two or three days of drying. Rat droppings can be up to 12mm in length and are blunt, whereas mouse droppings are only 3–6mm in length and have a sharp tip. When there is a significant rodent population, the grease they secrete might also be noticeable on nearby surfaces. Bite marks on wood, cables, and metal may also be an indication, as well as the presence of rat tunnels and nighttime squeaking and gnawing. Gnawing allows them to file and sharpen their ever developing incisors.

  5. How do I dispose of a dead rat or mouse?

    You may have to throw away a dead rat or mouse throughout the extermination process. Rodents transmit diseases and poisons and should not be let around your pets. Glove up for the trap-emptying process, and then roll up those newspapers for the trash. Don’t bury them because a curious dog, cat, or wild animal might unearth them at some point. There’s nothing to be done but wait if you think a dead rodent is wedged in an inaccessible wall hollow. The odour will dissipate after it has dried up and begun decomposing, which should take around two weeks. If the smell becomes intolerable, there are products available to help.

Common Rodents

House Mouse


Grey or brown fine fur, sharp snout, and slim build. 20g in weight, mostly naked, with a tail as long as its body. ears with thick hair.


Mice, who are smaller than rats, have more alternatives for nesting. They often establish their nests in buildings in furniture, cabinets, roof voids, and wall voids where food is kept. They reside underground in burrows. They are serious pests because their frequent nibbling, droppings, and urine contaminate food. can spread a wide range of diseases and expand swiftly to plague proportions. Sanitation, rodent-proofing, trapping, and chemical treatment are some pest control techniques.


The house mouse, despite having a deceptively innocent appearance, is the mouse species in charge of significant mouse infestations in New Zealand. A house mouse will typically be found nesting in furniture, wall cavities, roof spaces, and occasionally outside as they like dry regions. The house mouse is an omnivore, but they favour eating grains of cereal. They only reach a maximum weight of around 20 grammes and have an extremely tiny, narrow body that enables them to fit through small pipelines and openings. desire to live inside and avoid living in sewers.

Roof Rat


Roughly 260 grammes. Large, nearly hairless ears on a lean torso. Whether grey, black, or brown, the belly can be white. Black Rat is another name for the roof rat.


They can wander freely throughout the building in search of food, but they are most frequently found in wall and roof spaces. They frequently infest seaports and ships. Despite being omnivores, they like nuts, grains, fruits, and cereals. Usually, they hunt for food up to 50 metres from their nests. They are a serious problem because their droppings and urine can contaminate food and spread disease. Short circuits, malfunctions, and fires can result from the physical nibbling of wires.


The roof rat, often known as the “black rat,” is the smallest of the three species of rats and is frequently discovered in rooftops. They are an agile species that is also quite timid because they can climb well. They are weak swimmers, don’t burrow, and rarely enter sewers, in contrast to other rodent species. These rats’ extremely thin bodies also make it simple for them to squeeze through gaps and crevices in structures.

Norway Rat


Roughly 450g in weight. hefty build and a pointy snout. short tail, small ears, and reddish-brown fur.


The Norway rat can be found in homes, supermarkets, farms, factories, warehouses, and more. They build their nests in cavities found in walls, roofs, or other locations that provide hidden shelter. They favour ground-level burrows, drains, and sewers the most generally. They frequently gain access to buildings through cracks and openings in shoddyly built structures, growing to be a serious problem by nibbling through wires, contaminating food, and dispersing disease through their urine and excrement.


The largest of the pest species, Norway rats take over in regions where other species coexist. They can also go by the names “brown rat,” “water rat,” or “sewer rat,” and they are a hybrid of several rodent species. They nest in sewers, in streams, and in burrows, and they can become violent when challenged. They can live both indoors and outdoors. They can stay under water for up to three days and are good swimmers.