Equestrian Pest Control
Pest control at equestrian properties require careful consideration and approach, this can range from controlling rats and mice around the yard to ridding the paddocks of rabbits and moles whilst controlling flies throughout the stables and the muck heap.
An important part of ensuring your horse’s good health is to have a strong pest control program in place. In addition to flies and other insects, those who keep horses need to concentrate on a program for keeping mice, rats and other pests at bay.
It’s almost a given fact that stables and barns with horses and feed attract mice rats and flies. When you consider the damage that these small creatures can cause, not to mention the threat of disease that they can carry, pest control should be at the top of every horse keeper’s list.
Rats and mice can transmit diseases such as salmonellosis, leptospirosis, and trichinosis. They can also carry and pass along from their fur and feet other disease-harbouring organisms such as mites, ticks, lice, fleas and internal parasites. To make matters worse, they can ruin your saddle pads, horse blankets and even leather tack by gnawing; as well as causing damage to your barn and buildings and becoming a fire hazard by chewing through wiring.
A rule of thumb is that there are approximately 25 mice or rats present for everyone that you see. If you notice shredded material, areas of wood or other items that have been chewed or gnawed, or droppings, you should act immediately.
At Exe Estuary Pest Control, we use a variety of control methods not only on rats and mice but to control all pests including flies and rabbits.
We are CRRU Wildlife Aware Accredited and protecting non-target species is important to us.
Our service includes:
- Being responsive
- A survey to identify your pest problem
- Full explanation of the treatment/s proposed
- Advice on how to stop the pest/s coming back
- One off treatments to full long-term management plans
Don’t wait until you have a pest problem or your current pest control management plan is due for renewal, contact us and find out how we can help.