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Different types of Rodents:

Rodent Zappers.

Stewarts have just started stocking a new product called the Rat Zapper.

This is an easy to use product for rodent control that does not require chemicals to be used at the property.

It can be used for both rats and mice control.

What you do is place some pet food inside as bait. The rodents will then enter the trap and a quick but dealy electric shock will kill the rodent. A red light will signal a catch. Then you just tip the rodent into the bin.

If you have any questions or would like to order your Rat Zapper please contact us.

The Rat Zapper:

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Tamper Resistant Bait Boxes.

If you are having a rodent treatment carried out at your property and have either kids, pets or both then you may want to consider having Tamper Resistant Bait Boxes placed at your property.

Stewarts give you the option of using Tamper Resistant boxes for rodent control in external or internet areas.

These bait boxes don't allow children or pets bigger than a rodent to access the bait.

They can be used in all situations and can either be fixed in areas that are not so obvious and once purchase can be left at your property for future baiting if and when required.

Some of the many things a rat can do.


Rat Damage:

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Rats and Mice:

Rodents are annoying and noisy mammals that will nest in buildings providing they have access to food and are sheltered. Generally nesting in groups in your roof void, wall void and under wooden floors.

Rats are mainly nocturnal mammals that are creatures of habit, they will often use the same paths to travel and feed from. Rats will continue to use the same food source for as long as possible.

Mice on the other hand are a little bit more adventurous and will often explore different food sources and may feed from more than one food source.

Rats and mice have very accomplished climbing skills and can scale walls, pipes, cables and trees. Both are also extremely good swimmers. They both constantly gnaw and because of this they are known to cause damage to a large range of materials, more often the damage in a house is to doors, skirting boards and other parts of a building structure. They are known to gnaw at upholstery, books, parts of equipment or machinery and wiring. This gnawing at wiring which is not only costly to repair, it also has the potential to start fires.

Through-out history rodents have been responsible for transmitting various diseases to humans. Some of the results of rodent contamination are tapeworm, salmonella food poisoning and various other fevers. They can transmit these and many others through a variety of means.

  1. Food contamination or utensils with urine or droppings.
  2. Contamination by direct contact with urine or droppings, where bacteria can enter the skin through small scratches.
  3. Indirect contamination through blood sucking insects like fleas and mosquitoes.
  4. Contamination by directly biting humans.

Food spoilage and contamination which occur mostly in commercial premises can be responsible for large losses of food in storage, either by directly eating the foods or by rendering them inedible through contamination.

Rats and mice in buildings pose a serious threat to human health.  The disease threat alone is justifiable cause for concern and for the implementation of sound control and management procedures.

Things to look for.


Avoiding rat problems


A rat is the world’s most resilient animal. Rats and mice in buildings pose a serious threat to human health. The health threat alone is justifiable cause for concern and for the implementation of a control and management procedure. You can also find that you become infested with rodents if there is a building being demolished close by.

Stewarts can carry out an eradication program to your property.  We have qualified operators able to assess your situation now.

Rat damage to a Junction Box:

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