Rats and Mice
Residents of Birkdale are required to control and manage rats and mice that are not native to the area.
The following are introduced rodents that are common to urban areas:
- The Norway Rat (Brown or Sewer Rat)
- The Roof Rat (Black Rat)
- The House Mouse
Rats and mice are a constant pest, regardless of the season. Their numbers inside homes can significantly increase following floods or heavy rains and at the beginning of colder weather.
Rats and mice are also prolific breeders, with female rats having up to 3 litter per year (average litter size of 5-8 young).
As soon as you notice a sign of pest infestation, you have to have your home treated to stop the breeding cycle.