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Rodents have been living with humans since the dawn of time and humans have since been working to keep them off. While there are other types of rodents such as moles, gophers, and squirrels; rats and mice have been the ones that have been of most nuisance to homes and businesses.

Rodent bait or poison has been used for a long to control this problem. If you have a rodent problem in your home, it is highly likely that you have tried relying on this measure. And it is obvious that a DIY approach to rodent baiting is not a permanent solution and cannot deliver the desired results? Why is it so and what can you do to stop rats and mice from invading and occupying your home?

Difference Between DIY & Professional Rodent Bait

The primary difference between the professional rodent bait and the one you get from the local hardware store is in the formulation. The food types included in the bait for attracting rats or mice are different. Professionals have different types of baits and they will use the one that perfectly matches the scenario.

Professional rodent bait/poison is commercial grade and can be purchased only if you have a pest control license. These products have very high strength and the formula cannot be found in any local hardware or convenience store.

Additional Steps to Overcome Your Rodent Problem

Besides keeping in mind the above-mentioned point, it is important to take a number of additional steps to enhance the effects of your rodent control measures. This includes:

  • Use lockable rodent bait/poison stations to avoid leaving loose bait around the premises. This is important to keep your pets and kids safe.
  • Consider using a snap trap system, especially if there is high food competition and it deters rats and mice away from the bait. Many homeowners never realise that this factor could be preventing their bait from working.
  • If you want to remove a rodent quickly from your home or place of business, you can use a glue board system.

Importance of Creating a Strategy

If your DIY rodent bait/poison and traps-based efforts are not delivering the desired results, there is a good chance you are working without any strategy. This further means that there is a lack of understanding of how these systems work and need to be applied. Only a professional can ensure optimal application. They will determine a safe method of application while also ensuring the most effectiveness. Professionals have an in-depth understanding of how rodents behave and their neophobic nature.

Rodents tend to fear or avoid anything that is new to their environment. It is common for homeowners to place large amounts of bait in the roofs and subfloors. Since rats and mice are neophobic, they are most likely to avoid coming in contact with anything that seems new to their environment. Professionals know the amount of bait and locations where they need to be applied. Besides, they will also take steps to maintain the bait amount and location.

It is common for people to spend too much on bait and products, only to find that they are not getting the desired results. All this while, you could have saved time, money, and effort by relying on a professional pest control service. Rat and mice infestations can be too complicated for you to handle on your own. At Sydney Pest Crew, we can help you get rid of these pests in a safe and quick manner. For more information about our services, feel free to contact us at It is common for people to spend too much on bait and products, only to find that they are not getting the desired results. All this while, you could have saved time, money, and effort by relying on a professional pest control service. Rat and mice infestations can be too complicated for you to handle on your own. At Sydney Pest Crew, we can help you get rid of these pests in a safe and quick manner. For more information about our services, feel free to contact us at 0415 682 988 or send us your queries and we will get back to you at the earliest.