Rats & Mice

Scientific name: Muridae

Rattus rattus – roof rat, black rat, fruit rat, tree rat, ship rat, Alexandrine rat.

Rattus norvegicus – Norway rat, brown rat, sewer rat, laboratory rat, white rat.

Mus domesticus (or Mus musculus or Mus musculus domesticus) – house mouse.


All Australian rodents belong to the single family, Muridae. The three pest species belong to the subfamily, Murinae. There are approximately 60 native species in Australia including the well-known Water Rat, Bush Rat and Stick-nest Rats. It is not uncommon for native species such as bush rats and various species of mice to be found in people’s backyards, so it is imperative that you can identify the animal’s species before undertaking a control programme.

Mice are “opportunistic” breeders, reaching their sexual maturity at around 8 weeks of age. They may produce 6-10 litters per annum with 5-6 young per litter. The gestation period is around 19 days.

Products to Use Rats & Mice

Stratagem® Wax Block

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Stratagem® Wax Block Rodenticide brings one of the most effective and powerful anticoagulant rodenticides for rat and mouse control. The high potency active ingredient in Stratagem Wax Blocks only takes a single feed for rodents to consume a lethal dose, providing fast and reliable control. Stratagem Wax Blocks are formulated as a cracked cereal grain block with […]… View Page

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Stratagem® Soft Bait


Stratagem® Soft Bait Rodenticide has been developed into a unique, high oil content, soft bait formulation for unsurpassed efficacy even in the most difficult to control situations. Unlike other soft baits, Stratagem Soft Bait is formulated at the equivalent concentration as block formulations, making it the most potent soft bait formulation available. The unique active ingredient in Stratagem […]… View Page

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