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For over 85 years we have protected properties from pests across Australia

All our technicians are highly trained and certified pest controllers

Innovative and unique treatments that resolve pest problems effectively

Other wildlife

In Australia we are lucky to have a varied environment, rich in wildlife. There are however times when elements of our wildlife can come into conflict with people and property. When this does occur the problems that wildlife can pose vary from damage to the fabric and structure of buildings to harming crops and plants. On rare occasions they can pose a health risk.

Rentokil can offer some useful tips on wildlife management to help you try and deter and exclude animals such as feral cats, rabbits, foxes and possums, which can potentially cause damage to your property and grounds.

Whilst we maintain the highest levels of pest risk management for our customers, we always remain acutely aware of the many non-target species among our urban and rural wildlife. As unique elements of our natural world these creatures often require conservation, and many species in Australia are protected to varying degrees by legislation.

Rentokil’s wildlife management services

We are involved in the sensitive control of animals such as rabbits, possums and foxes under strictly regulated conditions.

  • All employees involved in these control operations are specifically qualified to the highest standard.
  • Treatment is only ever undertaken after a thorough site survey by experienced staff.

Wildlife prevention

There are plenty of old wives tales about different treatments you can use to keep unwelcome visitors out of your garden and home.

Here are some tips, many of which are common sense, which may help deter unwelcome wildlife.

How to prevent wildlife

  • Keep dustbins sealed and secured so animals cannot access the content.
  • Keep your lawn clear of natural debris as this may provide bedding for wildlife tempted to nest in nearby overgrown areas in your garden. The collection of bedding will leave an obvious trail as they drag it into the cover.
  • A fence will deter some wildlife from entering your garden.
  • Keep lawns in good condition. If the grass is regularly mowed and raked, well-drained and aerated then that will reduce the chances of insects laying eggs which will, in turn, attract foraging wildlife. It’s also worth removing moss and overhanging vegetation which can lead to damp areas that make perfect breeding conditions for insect larvae.
  • To prevent other wildlife getting into your home, plug all gaps around the perimeter of the house. You need to be thorough as pests like slugs have no bones and can squeeze through the tiniest of holes.  

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