Rodent Control / Mouse Removal In Sydney

Are you concerned about the increasing number of rodents you’ve been seeing scurrying around your property and all the damage they may be causing? Do you think that these pests are putting the health of your family members or workforce at risk?

Tom’s Pest Control offers cutting-edge pest control for rats and mice. We use advanced equipment and techniques to control the rodents that have infested your property, and we will stop their numbers from increasing.

Having performed premium rat control and mice control for several years, our qualified team has received a great reputation within Sydney’s pest control industry.

Rodent Types Commonly Seen Around Sydney

Australia has over 60 indigenous rodent species, as well as three introduced species. Their ability to eat different types of foods, their small size, and a quick breeding cycle is why these mammals easily thrive.

The following pest rodent species are commonly seen throughout New South Wales:

  • Norway rat – These are brown coloured rats that come out at night and usually live between 9-12 months. They can be over 30cm long and weigh up to 0.5 kilos.
  • Roof rat – These black coloured rats are excellent climbers and create their nests inside roof voids and other safe spots in buildings. On average, they live for 9-12 months and are around 20cm long.
  • House mouse – These grey or brown coloured rats live both indoors and outdoors and close to where humans live. Their average lifespan is around 12 months and they grow up to around 10cm in length.

The Importance Of Rodent Pest Control

Many people and pets have experienced health issues due to rodent infestation. In fact, rodents were responsible for the Black Plague that devasted Europe all those years ago and have caused millions of people to die throughout history.

This is why rat removal and mice control have always been a necessary endeavour. Below are more specific reasons as to why these pests must be swiftly dealt with. These are all very serious health risks that should not be overlooked or underestimated.

  • Rodent droppings found in food will contaminate it and cause anyone who eats it to contract mouse typhoid or mild meningitis.
  • People may become infected by leptospirosis from being in direct contact with rodent droppings.
  • Rickettsia typhi bacteria gets transmitted to humans through blood-sucking fleas that infest rats. This can lead to people getting sick from Murine Typhus fever.
  • Rats and mouses sometimes bite humans, causing rat-bite fever.
  • Rodents often introduce allergens into homes that trigger asthma symptoms.
  • Many mice carry ticks, and these ticks can cause Lyme disease.
  • Rodents tend to damage personal property, including electrical wirings.

Signs Of A Rodent Infestation

While you might not actually see the rodents in your house, seeing any of the following tell-tale signs will get your attention:
  • Rodent droppings on floors, around food packaging and containers, cupboards, and elsewhere.
  • Torn fabric, paper, or plant matter – these are used by rodents for nesting purposes.
  • Biting and chewing marks on food packages.
  • Stale smells.
  • Strange holes on floors and walls.
Call Tom’s Pest Control as soon as you see any of these signs around your property. Our rat control and mouse control services will protect you and your family or staff against these potential health issues.

The Treatment Process

Tom’s Pest Control implements a four-stage rodent removal procedure that is designed to keep your property pest-free for the long-term.


Once you have contacted us about your rodent infestation, our certified Sydney-based rodent control specialists will visit your property and perform an inspection. They will identify what type of rodent has been lurking around the building, how serious the infestation and property damage is, and discover where any nests are located.

Treatment Plan

Based on the findings of the inspection, our exterminator will plan out a pest control treatment to restore your property to its previous pest-free state. They will what the treatment plan entails prior to them starting the rodent control work.

Their treatment plan will include what type of rat removal or mouse control treatment is required, what to expect from the treatment, how long the whole process will take, and any directions for the residents or staff members of the property to follow.

The Extermination Procedure

Our exterminators complete their procedures as per the plan they formulated. We often combine various procedures to get the best results. This includes using different types of traps, rodenticides, fumigation, bristle strips, glue boards, and others. We much prefer to use non-chemical treatment options as much as possible.

Ongoing Prevention

Ongoing prevention is essential for ensuring that your premises will remain rodent-free for the long-term. We will recommend what repairs and modifications that you should make to your property. Our pest control experts also provide some simple tips and tricks that you can use to help keep rodents out of your property:

  • Regularly look for any signs of rodent infestation around your property.
  • Clean up any food and water spills you find.
  • Store your food inside tightly-sealed food containers.
  • Throw out any rubbish lying around the kitchen.
  • Sanitise spaces around your house or workplace as required.
  • Clear the gutters.

Why Tom’s Pest Control?

Tom’s Pest Control is adamant about providing exceptional service to the people of Sydney:
  • 100 percent satisfaction guarantee
  • Trained and experienced rodent control specialists
  • Same/next day services
  • Safe extermination services
  • Upfront quotes, comprehensive prices
  • Friendly, transparent service


How do you get rid of rodents?

The increasing population of rodents can cause unavoidable nuisance, and it is essential to eliminate them before the condition becomes worse. The experienced team of Tom’s Pest Control has various techniques and tools that can help in the complete extermination of rats from your property.
We use chemical, non-chemical, and the combination of both treatment procedures depending on your specific circumstances. All our products, tools and techniques are industry approved. We set up traps and baits to draw them out. In some property set, we also use tracking powder to locate and remove them. We use safe, suitable, and effective procedures. Contact us to learn more.

Should I do pest control myself?

DIY or Do It Yourself techniques may help to some extent, but they will not give you the permanent solution. You need professional service if you want to get long-term relief from severe pest infestation. We have expertise in controlling rats through our long years of service to several homes and businesses across Sydney. We know what it requires to address the rodent or mice issue at your property. We use proper strategy and techniques to get 100% satisfactory result. Our pest control strategy focuses on identifying the root cause and destroy it permanently to make you enjoy a healthy environment.

Is it worth getting an exterminator for mice?

When you apply the DIY technique to exterminate mice, you will kill the mice without identifying the root cause of the infestation. Moreover, in case of an extensive issue, your DIY treatment will not give you the satisfaction you expect. Here comes the role of a professional exterminator, like Tom’s Pest Control. We provide comprehensive pest management that involves inspection, planning, eradication, and prevention. We identify the nesting site and the reasons that it has attracted mice or rats to your property. We will apply the most appropriate procedure to get the best result possible.

Which pest control is best?

Your individual pest issues and the reasons for infestation will decide the best pest control solution for you. If you choose our service, we will select the best treatment method after following a systematic strategy, which involves inspection, identification of pest species, level of infestation and cause of infestation. We will then create a customised treatment plan that will best suit your specific issue and circumstances. It will treat all aspects of rat or mice infestation in the best way possible. We may decide chemical, non-chemical, or a combination of both treatment method depending on the condition.

How do I get rid of rats in my house fast?

To eradicate rats quickly from your environment, you must contact your local rat control technician – Tom’s Pest Control Sydney. After knowing your problem, we will send an expert to inspect your property. It will help us know the type of rat species, level of infestation, and the possible reasons for the invasion. We will create a personalised treatment plan based on our findings. It will guarantee the most effective treatment in a noticeably short duration. To get a fast and effective result, you will have to contact us as soon as you notice a rat roaming around your property. The sooner, the better!

How much does it cost for rodent control?

In Sydney, the cost of rodent removal treatment and protection services vary between a couple of hundred dollars to couple of thousand dollars. We consider your property type, rodent species, infestation level, the complexity of the issue, and many more to provide you with the most accurate quote on our service. If the problem is not so severe and requires one or two visits for a complete solution, you will have to pay less. If the condition has become beyond control, and we will have to give multiple visits to give the long-term solution, then the price will go high. Moreover, the type of treatment procedure we apply and the time it takes to complete the process also impact the rodent control cost.

What do professional pest control use for rats?

Generally, professional pest control services use a baiting process to control rats. There are different types of bait available, including pelleted baits, meal baits, soft baits, liquid baits, and many more. Your rat control specialist may choose the one that will best suit your specific issue based on the type of rat species, the location, and the infestation level. Moreover, bait traps and rat traps are the most common and relatively cheaper ways of controlling rats. Your professional may apply certain technique to set the traps, and it can take some time to treat the rats. Contact us to discuss more our professional rat control techniques.

Why do you see rodents despite taking preventive measures?

Rodents will return to the same spot if they find food or shelter. Although they might be looking for food or shelter, removing what they need is the best way to eradicate rodents.

The nest is 10-12 metres away from the nest. They would nest within your home or migrate from another location. The time it takes to eliminate them will depend on their activity.

It takes approximately four days for the bait to begin working. Homeowners should expect fewer rodents within a week as the treatment reduces their population. However, other mice may still visit the food you keep under your kitchen cabinets.

What do I do if I see or hear a mouse following baiting?

Conduct a preliminary inspection if you suspect a mouse infestation in your home. Please pay particular attention to areas where they might be looking for food. For example, you should look for droppings under the sink, behind appliances, and in cupboards and drawers.

It is common to find droppings in old furniture, on top or near walls, studs, or beams. Setting traps is a quick and effective way to get rid of mice from your home, even though it may not be a long-term solution.

Snap traps and glue traps can be trusted because mice are more likely to escape humane non-kill traps. These tips will keep mice away. But, for a permanent solution, contact our rodent control professionals.

What five things can I do in my home to keep rodents away from my home?

  • Peppermint oil-dipped cotton balls can be placed in areas where rodents are likely to enter. Once they get the scent, they won’t try to enter your property.
  • It would help if you inspected your home for potential entry points that rats might use to get in. You can seal any potential entry points once you have found them. This will keep rats and other pests out.
  • The traps should be placed where rats are likely to hide or enter. Once caught, they will not be able to flee easily and may be quickly captured.
  • Routine home cleaning is the best way to avoid food sources. They will move on to other places and infest new areas.
  • Place garlic in areas where rodents enter a building to make sure they flee.

If none of the above work, you can always call our rodent control exterminators in Sydney to help you.

How much does a mouse pest control treatment cost?

Rodents such as rats and mice can not only carry diseases, but they can also infest your home with lice and fleas. They can also bite and cause structural damage. In general, rodent eradication costs between $250 and $350.

Many variables can affect the cost of hiring a pest control company, including those listed below.

  • Regardless of where you live
  • The issue’s size
  • What kind of job is required?
  • It is so easy to get to your property.

Many factors can influence the cost of pest control. For example, a simple treatment by a local pest control professional might cost $100. However, a regular program can often be more expensive.

Should I hire an exterminator?

Yes. If there are only a few mice in your home, it is possible to get rid of them with poison, traps, and bait. However, the problem can quickly spiral out of control if mice begin reproducing and nesting.

If you are experiencing a small infestation of mice or if DIY methods fail to eliminate them, it is worth calling a pest control company. Pest control companies offer services to exterminate rodents, including mice. They also have the expertise and equipment to exterminate large infestations as fast and safely as possible.

The specialists can solve your problem quickly and efficiently, even though it may cost more than removing mice. You might consider having a professional inspect your home, such as Tom’s Pest Control Sydney. They will examine the problem and provide a quote.

How frequently should my house be treated for rats/mice?

First, baits should be inspected once per month while they are active. The trap inspections are done on a bi-monthly or monthly basis. To keep their attractants happy, traps need to be maintained frequently.

While we don’t recommend using mouse bait, certain properties, such as large multi-unit buildings or structures with weak foundations and garages, can benefit from secure bait placements to control mice. Trapping is more effective and may even be used to remove dead rodents. But trapping or bait applications can only be successful if they’re kept up.

Mice can squeeze through holes that are slightly larger than a penny. Mice discovered the small holes in the siding between the foundations. They then gnawed at the opening to increase its size. Concrete’s dark brown sebum stains result from frequent use of the route. Therefore, regular foundation inspections are necessary.

Are rodent treatments safe for pets?

Rodenticides are used to kill rodents by preventing blood clots and internal bleeding. According to veterinarians’ rodenticides can cause poisoning in pets and other animals. They are deadly and poisonous to all mammals, regardless of whether they are targeted.

The deadliest rodent poisons are anticoagulant rodenticides. These include brodifacoum and bromadiolone. Even the smallest contamination can cause them to be harmful to dogs, cats, or other animals.

According to veterinarians, the following symptoms may be seen in cats and dogs after being exposed to rodent poison:

  • Tiredness
  • Vomiting
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Coughing
  • Pale Gums
  • Blood in the Vomit
  • Fever
  • Gum bleeding
  • Unexpected Death

Tom’s Pest Control Sydney guarantees that our rodent control services won’t cause any harm to your pets.

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Call our team today on (02) 8073 9252 or fill in our online form to let us know what rodent control issues you are facing. We will give you an obligation-free quote for you to peruse before we start our work.