I have a single story house on a concrete slab in Jerrabomberra with not much in the way of close-by bush. I keep a couple of chickens, which may be relevant, though I’ve had chickens for quite a while in advance of this issue. Guests sleeping at the western end of the house tell me something is scratching around in the ceiling. My friend tells me that he spotted an Antechinus (a native marsupial rodent) in the garage (which is on the eastern end of the house) a few months ago.
So, it may be that I have Antechinus in the ceiling, though that seems a bit unlikely from a brief google. I have seen no indications anywhere in the house of vermin, such as droppings or raids on the pantry.
I’m a bit of a softy, and don’t really want to call in exterminators if not necessary. Therefore, I’m interested in what the RiotAct hivemind has to offer on this. I will apply the final solution if necessary to maintain the integrity of the house, (the heating is in the ceiling), but figure that’s the first thing the pest people will recommend.
And while we’re on the subject, anybody have a recommendation on pest control companies?