Pests and vermin
Pest and vermin are a local nuisance and can harm human health.
Common pests, rodents and vermin include, ants, cockroaches, mice, rats, flies, mosquitoes, bees and European wasps.
Signs to look for
Signs of rats and mice in the house include:
holes in walls:
Preventing pests, rodents and vermin
remove all rubbish
throw out all food scraps (including leftover pet food)
ensure all food is packaged in sealed containers
use plastic containers with lids to store grains, cereals and flour
maintain a high level of sanitation and hygiene
wash utensils, crockery, and cooking items after use
seal any gaps, cavities or crevices around doors and walls.
Make a complaint
Council officers can investigate complaints about vermin and pests and advise or direct landowners and occupiers to implement appropriate measures to address the concerns. Contact us on 1300 087 004.
Any infestation involving private land is the responsibility of the landowner or occupier to control by engaging the services of a licensed pest controller.
Council will only implement vermin treatments where an infestation or risk to public health is on public land under the control of Murray River Council.