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Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Robbo03, 23rd Sep, 2015.

  1. Robbo03

    Robbo03 Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    Quick one, I've just been informed by my PM that my tenants have let them know there are mice in one of my properties. If I had mice at home I'd get some ratsack for $10 from Bunnings and the problem is fixed, but my PM has quoted me $176 to get pest management in.

    Should I just pay the money and be done with them or ask for something else???

    Thanks
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    Hiya,

    Is the property in rural area or normal suburbia?

    I think first ya need to find out why the issue is happening - eg are they being unhygienic or leaving food scraps around the place? Fix this up and they'll probably stop coming?

    Second I'd probably just try some ratsack or traps (be careful if they have pets!)

    THEN, perhaps check with pest management.
     
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  3. Robbo03

    Robbo03 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    No, not rural, 20 mins out of the Brissy CBD.

    These tenants are great so i'm wary to ensure we are looking after them, although, don't want to fork out cash when it can potentially be an easy fix...
     
  4. DanW

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    Just do it, $176 is nothing to keep them happy if they are normally pretty good

    Seriously one of mine I had to spend $5k on maintenance issues in a period of 2 months, things happen..

    Wait till you get a broken roof or a major repair needed, then is the big costs$!
     
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  5. bob shovel

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    You might find they now have pets, or the neighbours.
    Is warming up now,normally you'd get them trying to escape the cold snaps and moving in. But coming in now there may be something new going on.

    We looked after my sisters bird for a couple of weeks, within a few days we had mice coming for the feed. Never had a problem prior
     
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    Agree with above, if there's nothing to attract them they'll go hunting elsewhere.

    However re wanting to appease good tenants, as Dan says $176 isn't allot, provided that's all it will really cost, perhaps the sales pitch re boxed baits etc will kick in.
     
  7. dabbler

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    If you have birds or bird seed, mice will come from everywhere, if there is no food laying around, they wont come.......

    You can poison and trap all you like, but if the food source continues, they will come.
     
  8. rhinsor

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    throw some poison from bunnings in the roof cavity, got rid of my problem years ago.
     
  9. Bayview

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    Go to Bunnings, buy the rat sack....and force feed it to the useless tenants...and the useless PM; who coulda told the tenants to buy the stuff and stop being a useless waste of oxygen..
     
  10. Samten

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    Why don't you tell us how you really feel........don't hold back;)
     
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    Actually; I was holding back!! :eek::p

    I mean; FFS!

    I am about to become a tenant (next Thursday we move in), and honestly; if I had a mouse in the house; I'd either get my cat onto it (we have a cat), or go and buy the bloody rack sack on the way home from work.

    How frickin' hard is it to be a useful human these days?

    We are breeding a species of pathetic blubbery slobs and idiots.

    Happy now? :p
     
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    Check before you do this that there are no possums in the roof. You'll kill them, which is bad. But just as bad is they will die in the roof, which is very bad.
     
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    :D:D:D
     
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    And smelly!
     
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    trinity168 Well-Known Member

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    JB Hi FI infra red mouse cost $20 ...

    Oh .. different type of mouse.
    2015-09-25 15_48_47-elephant mouse - Google Search.jpg
     
  16. shorty

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    Also illegal as possums are protected