Rat & Mice Pest Control

If you have a rodent problem, call the SAYFER team today.  Our expert pest control technicians will identify your specific rodent problem and manage an effective treatment method to ensure your premises is pest free. Have one of our licensed pest technicians conduct a free on-site assessment & quote. Fill in the form or call 1300 81 81 33 to book your assessment today.

Rodent Control

SAYFER use slower acting bait that may take a little longer to kill rats and mice. This is to stop the rodents becoming ‘bait shy’.  If they realise the food (bait) they are eating is making them sick they’ll stop feeding on the bait. This method is also a safer more environmentally friendly option.

Our Commercial Rodent Program

Rats and mice are an economic pest for commercial businesses. They infest poultry farms, factories, warehouses, shops, supermarkets, storage facilities or any other places that can provide food and shelter.

As with all professional pest control pesticides, all rodenticides must be used strictly in accordance with the AVPMA approved product label. SAYFER pest management always uses plastic lockable tamper proof stations when using rodenticides. To keep the rodent baits safe from children and pets and other non-target organisms. All stations installed by SAYFER are secured in place to prevent theft or damage.Plastic lockable stations are beneficial in a number of ways:  

  1. Protect the bait from moisture and dust
  2. Allow rodents to feel safe and secure
  3. Prevent accidental spillage
  4. The SAYFER team can professionally determine the amount of bait consumed and ensures an accurate report on the level of activity around a building
  5. All stations installed around a structure are map numbered for ease of identification by our technicians and by our clients

When an existing infestation of rodents is detected, it is then eliminated. The stations are then replenished with non-toxic monitoring baits. This is to monitor any activity and allows technicians to follow the successful process of adding active bait blocks to the rodent stations.

Rodent Control FAQs

Will they die in my house or inside my roof?

Most of the time rats and mice will exit the place they have fed on the bait to seek water and safety. Usually they will head back to the safety of their nest. Sometimes rats will die inside the house.  Usually it’s inside your roof which unfortunately can create a nasty smell. In this case we can return to your home and remove the dead rat or mouse.

Should I involve my neighbour?

If you live in a densely populated neighbourhood or in an apartment complex, it may be wise to coordinate activities with neighbours, aimed at preventing infestations, such as cleaning up the area or changing the landscape.

Should I block holes and cracks in my walls?

A rule of thumb (or finger in this case) is that if you can fit your finger in the hole a rodent can squeeze through it and in the case of a mouse it’s as small as your little finger.  Blocking up holes may not always stop them completely but sealing up potential places of entry can be a big help. Things like wire wool are good to stick inside the holes that they may be getting in.

Do rats and mice eat pet food?

As with all other pets it is good to get into the habit of keeping your pet food bowls empty. Keep an eye on your pets while they’re feeding and if they don’t finish their food, pick it up.  Don’t leave it out for the rodents to find before you know it, you’ll be hearing them inside your roof.

Do rodents eat bird feed?

We live in such a beautiful place in the world, there’s nothing better than feeding the birds and enjoying their beauty. But we should remember that the birds make a mess and it’s not only feathered friends who love to eat bread and bird seed.

How does a mice trap work?

SAYFER recommends using traps that are designed to attract the mice or rats and release them, a humane way to remove these pests from your property. If you are considering using a trapping device you need to be aware that under the Best Practices Act, these traps must be inspected and emptied daily.

What is a rodent snap trap?

Rodent snap traps are a way of quickly killing rats and mice and physically removing the dead rat or mouse. Snap traps are effective with minor infestations.

There are 3 types of rodents that infest buildings, businesses and homes. The different types of rodent are identified usually by the size and shape of the droppings and may respond differently to different types of management techniques.

How does SAYFER's rodent baiting work?

A traditional way to treat rodents is with professional rodent poison bait. Rodents are clever and very cautious creatures.  At SAYFER we use a slower acting bait that takes a little longer for the bait to kill the rats or mice. This is to stop them becoming “bait shy”. If they find that the food (rodent bait) they are eating is making them sick they will stop feeding on the bait. This process is also the safer and more environmentally friendly option. The use of powerful single feeding anticoagulants has been replaced with less toxic safer alternatives.

Do I need to empty my cupboards or move anything?

No, with modern technologies and current chemical production methods, nothing needs to be moved prior to the pest control treatment, we have the right equipment and methods to work around everything in your home. In kitchen cupboards, we do not spray; we use a gel which is discretely placed within the cupboards.

How do I know you will do the job properly?

With all of our pest management solutions, we offer a warranty which means that if we do not do the job properly, we will come back for free to fix the problem, we do not want this to happen, so our aim is to do it once and do it right.

Do I need to call to rebook another service?

Yes, you will need to call if the operator hasn’t booked a specific time to return.

Inspections for Rat & Mice infestations

Rats are creatures of habit and may take some time to become familiar with new bait stations that have been installed. A mouse infestation on the other hand can get out of hand extremely quickly. The correct conditions and abundant food source can cause mice to reach plague proportions. Mice adapt to their surroundings far easier than rats and infest anywhere they feel safe this includes wall and roof voids, cupboards, storage containers, inside machinery and furniture, and many other locations.

An inspection of the premises with a rat or mouse infestation is extremely important. A thorough inspection will allow SAYFER technicians to provide the best rodent control possible. Having a rat and mouse infestation removed quickly is highly beneficial to businesses and homeowners. Our knowledgeable technicians look for rat and mice droppings, rub marks, burrows, nests, urine stains, sounds and odour.

Why choose SAYFER for Residential Pest Control?

People-Centric Service

With our personable service, we always guarantee adherence to best practice standards for your household pest control.

Effective and Efficient

SAYFER is a fast and friendly local pest control service and will have your home pest-free in no time with extensive knowledge of local pests

Safety Above all

SAYER complies meticulously with industry standards, assuring that you receive the most effective and safe pest control treatments available as part of a home pest treatment

Qualified and Certified

All technicians are full-time employees who are all fully licensed to deliver your home pest control.

All Round Protection

With our stay in touch program, you will never need to worry about protecting your home from termite attack.

Advanced Technology

SAYFER uses the latest technology in controlling pests around your home and where possible use data instead of poisons.


Detailed Compliance Reporting on physical termite barriers or full Timber Pest Inspections unique for new homes and pest inspections.

Leaders in the field

When you get your new house, and pest inspection carried out by SAYFER, you are getting the leading home pest control company.

The unique SAYFER process

Integrated Systems

Using Integrated Pest Management, our technicians work with you to provide complete household pest control for our customers.

Careful Assessment

We assess any property we visit first and establish a plan that keeps you informed and educated throughout the process.

Tailored Treatment

We offer a variety of treatments and reporting options depending on the situation.

Systematic Elimination

Then we will systematically eliminate all problems, carry out detailed house pest inspections and deliver all reporting on completion of the job.

Unique Aftercare

But we do not stop there. If termites are an issue, SAYFER will add you to our stay in touch program and send you reminder videos and educational materials via email or hyperlinks throughout the year to keep you and your home safe and protected from termite attack.

Protect your home all year round

Home Protection Packages

SAYFER offer you the best in annual pest control treatments.

Landlord Protection + Package

We would like to introduce our Landlord Protection Plus+ Package.

Subscription Plans

SAYFER are now offering you monthly payments, focusing on affordability.

Our other pest control services

To either protect your family at home or even your company’s reputation SAYFER pest control services provide the highest levels of protection, responsiveness and management.

SAYFER specialise in providing different types of fumigation treatments as well as residual disinfection and pre-construction termite protection services to keep your commercial and residential properties pest-free.

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