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Rats & Mice

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What are the most common Rats & Mice found on New Zealand properties?

Rats and mice are some of the most common pests found in New Zealand homes and properties.


There are several types of rats and mice that are common in the country, including the house mouse, the ship rat, the Norwegian rat, and the kiore.

  • The house mouse is a small, greyish-brown rodent that is commonly found in homes and properties. They are known for their ability to fit into small spaces, and for their tendency to nest in warm and cozy areas.
  • The ship rat, also known as the black rat, is a larger type of rat that is commonly found in ports and coastal areas. They are known for their ability to climb, and for their love of gnawing on wood, plastic, and other materials.
  • The Norwegian rat, also known as the brown rat, is a large and robust rodent that is common in urban areas. They are known for their burrowing habits, and for their tendency to gnaw on electrical cables and other objects.
  • The kiore is a small, brownish-black rat that is native to New Zealand. They are known for their impact on native wildlife and for their tendency to gnaw on wooden structures and homes.

These are some of the most common types of rats and mice found in New Zealand, and each presents a unique challenge for property owners.

What damage can Rats & Mice cause if left unchecked?

Rats & mice can cause significant damage to properties, such as:

  • Gnawing on electrical wiring and insulation, leading to fire hazard
  • Contaminating food and surfaces with urine, droppings and hair.
  • Carrying diseases that can affect both humans and pets.
  • Causing structural damage by chewing through walls, floorboards, and insulation.
  • Damaging furniture, clothing and other household items with their chewing.
  • Destroying crops and gardens by eating plant roots, fruits, and seeds.
  • Damaging insulation, air conditioning ducts, and other structural materials.
  • Transmitting diseases through bites and contact with their waste products.
What can I do to keep Rats & Mice at bay?

Rats and mice can be real pests in your home or business. They’re known to gnaw on electrical wiring, causing fires, and to nibble on food supplies, leading to contamination. To help keep these furry critters at bay, try these tips:

  • Seal up cracks and holes around the building’s foundation and exterior.
  • Store food in containers with tight-fitting lids.
  • Keep indoor and outdoor areas clean and free of clutter.
  • Use snap traps or live traps to catch any mice or rats that do find their way inside.

By following these steps, you can help keep your space rat and mouse-free!

Where can Rats & Mice be found on my property?

Rats and mice are notorious for finding their way into properties, both inside and outside. These pests are always on the lookout for food, shelter, and warmth, and can easily squeeze through the smallest of gaps.

When it comes to indoor spaces, rats and mice often set up shop in the walls, attic, basement, or behind large appliances like refrigerators and washing machines. They can also be found in pantries, kitchens, and any other area that has food readily available.

Outdoors, rats and mice will often nest in burrows, piles of debris, or in overgrown vegetation. They can also find their way into sheds, garages, and other structures in search of food and shelter.

Knowing where to look for these pests can help you keep them out of your property and prevent them from causing damage. The key is to be vigilant, keep your property clean and tidy, and block up any potential entry points.

When do you need professional pest control services?

When it comes to Rat & Mice pest control, timing is key. Here are a few signs that it’s time to call in the professionals:

  • You’re hearing scurrying or scratching noises in your walls or attic.
  • You’ve spotted droppings in your cupboards or around food packaging.
  • You’ve noticed gnaw marks on electrical wires, furniture, or baseboards.
  • You’ve seen actual rodents darting across your floors or counters.
  • You’ve discovered a nest made of shredded paper or fabric.

In short, if you suspect you have a Rat & Mice problem, it’s better to be proactive and address the issue sooner rather than later. A professional pest control service can help you get rid of the rodents and prevent them from coming back.

Why you can trust us at Fumetech Pest Control with your Rat & Mice pest control problem.

Rats and mice can cause a lot of damage to your property, and it can be difficult to get rid of them without professional help.


Our Rat & Mice pest control service is designed to provide you with effective, safe, and reliable solutions to get rid of these pests for good. Here are some of the reasons why you need our service:

  • Extensive experience: Our team of pest control experts has years of experience dealing with rats and mice, and we know how to get rid of them quickly and efficiently.
  • Safe solutions: We use safe, eco-friendly methods to get rid of rats and mice, so you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals around your property.
  • Effective results: Our methods are proven to work, and we guarantee that you’ll be satisfied with the results. We’ll work with you until you’re completely rat and mouse-free.
  • Convenient service: We offer flexible scheduling, so you can get your pest problem solved at a time that works for you.

So, if you’re tired of dealing with rats and mice in your property, get in touch with us today! We’ll provide you with a free quote and get started on getting rid of these pests once and for all.