It’s important that all residents take necessary measures to ensure that rodent populations are kept to a manageable level. The Town of Mosman Park uses first generation rodenticides only and we encourage households/residents to do the same.
The Town is committed to informing and educating our residents on the harmful effects of using second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGAR), that use the following: brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difethialone, difenacoum or flocoumafen. SGARs persist longer and have more opportunity to poison owls, frogmouths and native reptiles like snakes and goannas. Instead use those with one of the following active poison ingredients: sodium chloride, warfarin, coumatetatryl, or diphacinone.
We are happy to provide residents with rat bait if required. This can be collected from the Town’s main administration building free of charge.
For more information check out the Birdlife Australia website
It is important to note that owners and occupiers are required by law to prevent the harbourage of rats as well as securing their destruction.
Some important measures that can be taken to discourage rodents and rodent breeding include:
- removing rotten and dried fruit and nuts from trees or vines at the end of the season
- cleaning up pet food dishes and water bowls and remove any other food sources (e.g. vegetable gardens)
- regularly remove garden waste or other disused materials from your property and cover waste bins
- do not allow junk and garden refuse to accumulate in your yard and sheds.
More information can be found at Healthy WA