Rodents — What You Need To Know


A wide variety of Australia’s native rodents include mice and rats. A few rodents are predators and others are omnivores. Australia also has herbivores, eating exclusively on plant material including roots, seeds, stems, leaves and flowers. Rodents make about 50 % of the living species of mammals and possess large front teeth employed for gnarling.

Are diseases found on rodents?

Rodents will behave like a host for many different diseases. For harbouring and dramatically carrying diseases it’s by their nature rodents make good “vehicles”. There are many ways a rodent can spread its diseases to humans, some for example can include by means of their saliva, flea bites (indirectly transmitted by the rodent) from their droppings, urine or biting and scratching. Diseases are transmitted directly or indirectly by the rodent.

What makes rodents pests?

Due to their dirty life style, rodents have diseases, ticks and fleas as well as other parasites. This is a health risk for you, your family and your pets.


On a rodent, the teeth are continuously growing. Rodents will chew on hard objects like wood, cords and rope to wear them down. This is a problem for many home owners.

How much damage can be caused to your property by a rodent?

Your home could possibly be damaged by rodents and you probably wouldn’t realize it. There are many things around a home for a rodent to chew on. Rodents are famous for activities that include -

Chewing through electrical insulation
Destructive damage on gardens
Damaging the foundation of a home
Stealing food and small objects
Gnaw through thermal insulation
Defecating on house-hold items
Causing extensive roof damage

Before an infestation, when should you get in touch with Brisbane Pest Management?

The moment you see dropping, chewed paper, a foul odour or/and destroyed electrical cords, there is a rodent living in or around your property. Contact a professional pest controller from Brisbane Pest Management to get your free quote before the situation worsens.

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