Are you being plagued by rats or mice?

Specialist Rodent Control – Adelaide

Get rid of rats and mice safely with Hindmarsh Pest Control

Rats and mice are not exactly furry friends. They contaminate food and transfer disease… and with their scurrying around, often cause some sleepless nights!

Eliminating a rodent problem quickly and effectively requires in depth knowledge of rodent behaviour and with children and pets around, it’s important to do it safely.

If you need help with a rodent problem, call the experts at Hindmarsh Pest Control.

Call 08 8340 8181 for safe rodent control

TESTIMONIALS

What do our clients say about us

Simon from HPC has been delivering an annual pest control service to me for the last 5 years. He's local, on time, efficient and value for money. NO job is too small. Very knowledgable and comes up with cost effective options without the big sell. Highly recommended. p.s replies to messages very quickly and if he can, same day service.
Romeo Rigon
Romeo Rigon
05:27 15 Jun 21
Peter is a lifesaver! He provided invaluable ongoing advice to us over the phone when we were dealing with a potential bed bug infestation, and came out to our property to have a look (free of charge). Such incredible service and advice - thank you!
Timothea Moylan
Timothea Moylan
08:49 14 Jun 21
Simon was very thorough and respectful. I moved business across from all state and I would definitely use his service on an ongoing basis again.
Matthew Salmanzadeh
Matthew Salmanzadeh
09:57 28 May 21
After the shock of finding termites in our garage I felt my luck had turned when I got in contact with Peter from Hindmarsh Pest Control. Peter is upfront, knowledgeable and just a nice guy. When Simon and his team came to do the job they were extremely thorough and helped a heap by answering all my stupid questions. Could not recommend them enough. Thanks guys
Alex Trinca
Alex Trinca
08:24 16 May 21
Simon did a fantastic job and the proof I have already seen, with dead spider sightings already. If you hate these things as much as I do you know it'simportant to see the body to make sure they are dead. Thanks again and I will get him back next time!
Adam
Adam
09:13 03 Mar 21
Great service, polite, punctual, knowledgeable and above all brilliant communication.This is the second time I have used Hindmarsh Pest Control and will continue to do so.Thank you team.
Mary Collis
Mary Collis
10:55 12 Feb 21
We love everything about Simon's work. He's reliable, professional, good value and most importantly; he's thorough and honest.Our previous experience with a larger well known pest company left us disappointed after they did not install the termite bates adequately. There was also no personal service like Simon provides us.My partner and I highly recommend Simon for your pest & termite issues, we're so happy, thank you Simon 🙂
Stella Monteleone
Stella Monteleone
10:37 19 Jan 21
Fantastic friendly and prompt service, very knowledgable about the industry. Can't recommend Simon highly enough!
Suzi Cook-Davies
Suzi Cook-Davies
02:11 12 Jan 21
Robert & Jenny Short
Robert & Jenny Short
03:11 24 Nov 20
Simon is a very detailed professional. He came and assessed our property thoroughly with a friendly and professional manner. He explained everything one by one and did the job perfectly. If I need him, definitely, I will call him again. Thank you very much HPC.
Ali Dast
Ali Dast
07:38 23 Nov 20
Simon has good knowledge and is an expert. Simon worked delicately and meticulously. Very impressed and highly recommended.
young sook Lee
young sook Lee
10:46 21 Nov 20
Marisa Brady
Marisa Brady
11:43 15 Nov 20
Service like the good old days, very happy with the job
Trent Lowry
Trent Lowry
08:14 05 Nov 20
Nicole Corke
Nicole Corke
22:26 17 Oct 20
Dong Nguyen
Dong Nguyen
23:09 03 Oct 20
Good service
Rajesh Thakur
Rajesh Thakur
07:38 16 Aug 20
I highly recommend Hindmarsh Pest Control.Simon is honest, trustworthy and an excellent tradesman.
Larry Piscioneri
Larry Piscioneri
05:45 17 Jun 20
Prompt, reliable and most importantly, Simon provides good old fashioned, honest service and solutions to all of your pest problems. He will become your go to guy for pest control. Highly recommended!
Jaine Thomas
Jaine Thomas
01:56 11 Jun 20
Simon is very knowledgable in his field. Highly recommend Hindmarsh Pest Control!!
Mark Sandercock
Mark Sandercock
22:35 14 May 20
Simon gave me a quote two and a half years ago but I opted to go with another company much to my dismay and dissatisfaction. Recently because of the ongoing termite problems in my home I am employed Simon and he has baited and inspected. He was punctual, reliable and has a thorough understanding of his trade. He was very informative answered all my questions clearly and spent many more hours on my property than originally anticipated however did not alter his original quote that he had given me. I would highly recommend Simon and his company to anybody who has any pest problems in their home
Janina Karr
Janina Karr
01:05 12 May 20
Very experienced and the knowledge Simon has is second to none. We have used Hindmarsh Pest Control a number of times and will continue using his services in the future. Love the reminders via email, which definitely personalizes the service. Would highly recommend to anyone for any property.
Donna Skeffington
Donna Skeffington
04:48 21 Mar 20
We found the signs of termites in our home 4 years ago and of the companies my husband called, Simon from HPC was the only one who came out to inspect that same day, on a Saturday afternoon. Fortunately the baiting removed all activity and we have continued monitoring and regular inspections, and feel secure in Simon's knowledge and expertise to keep our house safe. Very professional, reliable and responsive service and we would definitely recommend HPC to anyone.
Lillbut
Lillbut
03:09 10 Mar 20
Very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Simon explains everything very well and answers all my questions. Very happy with this company.
marianne senesi
marianne senesi
06:21 19 Feb 20
Thank you Simon for such professional service!
Mani Huang
Mani Huang
01:12 21 Jan 20
Simon and his colleague were great. Explained everything that they were doing and the turn around was 24hrs from enquiry to doing the job. Thank you guys!
Sam
Sam
02:58 09 Jan 20
Excellent company which is thorough and professional in every aspect. The job was not rushed and the pest controller, Paul, listened carefully to my request. The pool area was treated for ants, and the rest of the property for spiders and other unwanted insects. We have used them before and I would not hesitate to use them again. Highly recommend Hindmarsh Pest control.
Estelle Criaris
Estelle Criaris
05:52 23 Dec 19
Thanks Simon for your professionalism and fantastic service!
Hayley Connolly
Hayley Connolly
01:08 23 Dec 19
Nigel Schutz
Nigel Schutz
06:13 19 Dec 19
I had a spider problem just after the completion of building my new home. Simon suggested a spider treatment, which worked a treat and I now have him spray my property every year as a precaution. He is very thorough and professional and I believe in supporting small local business so I would definitely recommend HPC to anyone.
Lisa Wright
Lisa Wright
05:04 03 Dec 19
We had an urgent issue to be addressed and Simon responded very promptly and with great professionalism. He was very obliging, a delight to deal with and I would highly recommend this company. Thank you Simon.
Elite Accommodation
Elite Accommodation
07:13 23 Nov 19
Simon has always been very professional, thorough in his work and extremely approachable. We are glad that we made the decision to go with Hindmarsh Pest Control for our specialist treatments.
Lorraine McKenzie
Lorraine McKenzie
08:17 22 Nov 19
The person providing service was impressive. He took care to locate the source of the problem ( house ants), explained current and future management in detail This was greatly appreciated.
colleen eddie
colleen eddie
00:42 02 Nov 19
Simon from HPC is fantastic - very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend his expertise.
Toula Saunders
Toula Saunders
23:52 13 Oct 19
Excellent Job thankyou Simon very thorough consultation and inspection would highly recommend
Eileen O’Regan-Nelson
Eileen O’Regan-Nelson
05:43 02 Sep 19
have used HPC now for a number of years for checking for termites and also spider and rodent control.Simon is very reliable and knows his profession well and is very reasonably pricedHighly recommend his services
Ian
Ian
06:52 29 Aug 19
very professional and friendly- would (and do) confidently recommend to family, friends and others.
Lyn Schubert
Lyn Schubert
08:10 18 Jul 19
What can I say Simon was a God sent to us. He is professional and highly knowledgeable about his work with years of experience. He clearly explains it all and once its all said and done you will be left with one less problem to worry about.He got to our termite problem and now we have Simon doing the regular inspections.I cant speak highly of Simon and the work/ job he does to get right for the customer.
Carmel Pisaniello
Carmel Pisaniello
01:24 15 Jun 19
We had a rodent issue in our workshop. Hindmarsh Pest Control came in and provided us with advice and a professional pest management strategy.- and we were happy with how quickly we got results. we've also trusted Hindmarsh Pest with looking after our homes with termites. We would highly recommend them to all our family and friends.
James Cavallaro
James Cavallaro
02:14 07 May 19
Very professional, well mannered and will highly recommend Simons work!
Nicholas Marks
Nicholas Marks
09:09 04 May 19
Simon is professional, friendly and does a great job. I will highly recommend him to all my friends.
Amanda Watchman
Amanda Watchman
00:12 04 Apr 19
We have been dealing with Simon from Hindmarsh Pest Control for a number of years now & find him to be very helpful & extremely knowledgable about all things pest control.We would recommend him & the company highly .
Marie Purcell
Marie Purcell
22:50 08 Mar 19
I highly recommend Simon from HPC for his knowledge of the Pest Control industry and his ability to diagnose and solve problems quickly. A+
David Muller
David Muller
02:39 20 Feb 19
Kathryn Conlin
Kathryn Conlin
05:38 24 Dec 17
An excellent company who are extremely helpful and friendly
Jennifer Dixon
Jennifer Dixon
03:15 15 Sep 17
Ian Button
Ian Button
22:40 26 Apr 17
Simon from Hindmarsh Pest Control has always been helpful, friendly and well priced. I would recommend!
Amy Hourigan
Amy Hourigan
08:36 29 Jul 16

Inspection first

As well as discussing with you the nature of your rodent problem, before we start any treatment we carry out a thorough inspection. We need to confirm 5 key elements before designs a treatment plan:

  • Rodent species
  • Level of infestation
  • Nest locations
  • Building entry points
  • Feeding sites

Treatments

Most treatments will consist of placement of rodent baits at various locations around the property. We always place the baits in lockable bait stations for safety. In certain situations, we may also use traps.

Even a low-level problem (eg. Single rat) will take at least a week to get under control. A major infestation may take several weeks. Also, see “How our rodent treatments work”.

Follow up visits

Even with a low-level infestation we plan for at least one follow up visit to make sure the problem has been eliminated.

For larger rodent problems, several visits will be required – to monitor bait uptake, replace baits as required and monitor performance.

In certain circumstances, it may be necessary to have an ongoing rodent management plan in place (but normal for commercial premises).

Rodent removal

The rats and mice will die in a variety of places (inside and outside). As soon as a dead rodent is spotted, it should be pick up (wearing gloves) and placed in a bag, sealed and placed in the bin. Hindmarsh Pest Control can offer rodent removal as an add-on service.

Rodent proofing

As part of any rodent treatment service, we will make recommendations about rodent proofing your property to help avoid future rodent problems. If required, Hindmarsh Pest Control can provide a quote to carry out the rodent proofing.

Professional rodent baits contain “single feed” rodenticides – rats and mice only need to eat a very small amount for them to ingest a lethal dose. However, it does take up to a week for them to die.

After bait placement, the rodents may not eat the bait immediately – rats especially are frightened of new things. As such it can take up to 2 weeks to get on top of a problem. If it is a big infestation with a number of rodents it can take longer.

Safety considerations ​

As always safety is our number one consideration.

Rodents are mammals (as are humans and dogs), so it’s important to make sure rodent baits are used safely to avoid accidental poisonings.

The baits we use all contain bittering agents which make the baits distasteful to dogs and humans but it is still important that the baits are kept away from children and pets, which is why we think carefully about the placement of bait stations and we always use lockable bait stations to keep the bait clear of prying fingers and paws.

The baits we use are based on cereal and so are not attractive to cats, and dogs would need to eat several kilograms of bait for a lethal dose. If a pet does accidentally ingest a small amount of bait, vets can administer vitamin K1 as an antidote.

Before we carry out a treatment we will always discuss our proposal before we start. If you have any safety concerns, we can develop an alternative strategy including the use of traps. Although these improve the safety margin, these programs tend to take longer to gain control.

Do the rats and mice die outside?

This is a bit of an urban myth – it’s what everyone want to hear! The reality is that typically the rodents will die in or near their nest. If the nest is outside it does normally create a problem, if the nest is inside it’s important to remove the rodents. This is one of the reasons why we take time to try and identify the rodent nesting places before we start a treatment.

Rats and mice will come into buildings looking for food and shelter. As such actions to prevent a rodent problem fall into two main areas;

  • Rodent proofing the building to prevent rodent entry
  • Removal of potential food sources

Rodent proofing

Rodent proofing isn’t as easy as it sounds as rodents can squeeze through very small gaps – rats can squeeze through gaps as small as the end of your thumb and mice through caps as small as the end of your little finger.

Rodent proofing tips:

  • Ensure insects screens and door weather stripes are in good order
  • Place wire screens behind vents and openings to chimneys
  • Seal cracks and openings around – use caulk, steel wool or a combination of both
  • Trim back branches that may provide a runway to access the roof

Remove potential food sources:

  • Store food in airtight containers
  • Dispose of rubbish regularly and place in sealed plastic bins
  • Make sure petfood and chicken food (grains) are not readily available and stored in airtight containers
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