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Rat control

For over 50 years, Rentokil has been supplying effective rat control solutions designed to protect commercial and residential properties from rodent activity.

Our qualified local technicians use safe and reliable rat control methods to offer a long-term solution to any rodent problem, avoiding costly damage to your property and preventing the transfer of rodent-borne disease.

Dual AutoGate Connect

Rentokil’s Dual Autogate Connect is a patented, first-of-its-kind detection, monitoring bait station that is designed to enhance your exterior rodent protection program. It provides time and date stamp data on rat activity delivered through Rentokil’s online reporting and analysis system, myRentokil.

Rat Riddance Connect

Rat Riddance Connect is an innovative and rigorously tested rat snap trap developed to meet the needs of businesses that require a non-toxic solution to protect their premises from internal rat activity. It sits within Rentokil’s award winning family of digital pest control solutions, PestConnect.

Rodent baiting

Suitable for use indoors and outdoors Rentokil’s large selection of baits are distributed through bait stations as part of a customised rat control program for homes and businesses. The rodenticide employed offers an effective and humane solution to your rat problem. 

Rodent proofing

Rentokil technicians will identify areas where rats can enter your premises and recommend effective prevention options that can be implemented safely and cost-effectively.

Rodent education and training 

Early detection of rat problems and dealing with them as soon as possible will save costs in the long run. Rentokil can provide practical tips and training on food safety and storage practices, property maintenance, and reducing overall attractants to rat species. Hygiene and housekeeping should also be a key focus with thorough, regular cleaning taking place frequently to avoid rodent infestations.


How to prepare for your rat treatment

Once you’ve booked in with us, see how you can best prepare for our service visit with the below list of prep steps to ensure effective minimisation of rats numbers.

Your local rat control professionals

All Rentokil technicians are highly qualified and trained to industry standards. Our local teams offer a wide range of global innovations and rat control solutions for the most effective outcome.

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How much does rat control cost?

As there are a range of factors that contribute to the price of pest control, it is very difficult for us to provide you with an accurate price for our pest treatments online. Ultimately, your rat control costs will reflect the time and effort it will take to manage the problem.

The first step in determining the cost of rat control is fully understanding the issue. Damaged stock from rat activity?  Scratching noises coming from the roof? Grease smudges on surfaces?

To answer all the above questions, Rentokil will need to visit your property to inspect for rat activity. Following this, the below factors will determine the most suitable rat treatment and its associated costs.

Type of rat

There are two key species of rat of concern in New Zealand, the Brown Rat (or common rat) and the Black Rat. 

Size of premises

The square footage of your property and premises will have a direct impact on the type of rat treatment used and the number of follow-up treatments required.

Severity of rat infestation and damage

If many rats are present, or if there is a large amount of rat damage within your property, you may require more extensive treatment. Often, the current rat infestation will need to be managed before a permanent control solution is installed.

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How to identify signs of rats?

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