Black Rat


Bug Boyz Pest Control will perform a Mice & Rat treatment which can be tailored to your needs and budget which covers most of the accessible areas in the home, such as the interior, exterior, roof void, out buildings and boundaries of the property.

Rats and mice cause major damage to agricultural crops by eating newly-sown seeds, young plants and seed heads on grain crops. In the home garden they can cause similar damage.

Rats and mice can cause problems indoors as well. They are most likely to move inside the home, looking for both food and shelter, when the weather becomes cooler and during and after high rainfall.

They can cause damage by chewing electrical wiring, building materials, contaminate food and transmit disease. In commercial premises, rodents can be a problem all year round, and in certain circumstances can reach plague proportions in rural areas.

Rats and mice are ecologically damaging because they compete with many native species for food and habitat, and eat birds’ eggs and young lizards.


  • Female mice can give birth when they are two months old and are able to have babies 6 to10 times per year.
  • Mice have to build their homes near sources of food because they like to eat 15 to20 times per day.
  • Mice are good jumpers, climbers and swimmers.


The best-known rat species are the BLACK RAT (Rattus rattus) and the BROWN RAT (Rattus norvegicus). These are generally known as the Old World rats or true rats, and originated in Asia. Rats are bigger than most mice, which are their relatives.