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Vermin removal – we do that too!

When it comes to keeping the roofs of our Melbourne clients in tip-top shape, it’s not just about fixing leaks, cleaning gutters and replacing tiles. Our Oates Roofing Maintenance professionals sometimes have to go the extra mile to get the job done and that can include vermin removal. Yes, it’s a tough job but someone has to do it!

Proving that Oates Roofing Maintenance really does do everything when it comes to roofs, we can help by removing the vermin and helping you keep them out of your roof for good. Whether it’s rats, mice, possums, birds or cats that are giving you problems.

Vermin removal is a necessity

If you have vermin in your roof the first sign will most likely be the noise. The sound of scurrying feet and chewing can be annoying, particularly if it’s in the middle of the night. 

But vermin in your roof can be more than annoying. The droppings and urine left by vermin can become a health hazard and they can cause damage to your home. Left unchecked, vermin can chew on electrical wires and potentially cause issues with your power supply or cause a fire hazard, they will gnaw on the timber structure of your house and weaken it over time, they can chew on pipes and potentially cause water leaks, their urine can damage the lining of your ceiling, and they can displace your precious insulation, making your home less effective in keeping warm air in over winter and hot air out over summer.

So, when it’s time to take away the welcome mat for vermin, give Oates Roofing Maintenance a call on 0435 695 466. We’ll put our vermin removal services into action and soon it will be adios to those annoying little critters.

Vermin won’t go away by themselves

If you’re a ‘live a let live’ sort of person or you think that vermin control is a little unnecessary, then it might pay to learn a little about a couple of the species that may be calling your roof home. 

Both species are rats, which have teeth that grow continually, which means they have to keep gnawing (on your roof structure, pipes, etc.) to keep their teeth’s size under control. Which is why the gnawing sound you may hear, along with the scurrying of feet, seems so constant.

The first species is the Norway rat or common rat, which will eat practically anything and is an excellent digger. Females can have up to 6 litters a year and 10 pups per litter, and their pups can be sexually active in as little as 3 or 4 months.

The next species is commonly called the roof rat (go figure!) and they have an excellent ability to climb and like the Norway rat will eat a variety of food. They’re not quite as productive as their cousins, but with up to 40 pups a year your home can soon be like a rat kindergarten.

Think vermin control in your roof is unnecessary now? Call Oates at the first sign of vermin in your roof.