Health Hub

At the Town of Bassendean, we're proud to support the health of the community!

Whether its food safety, water sampling, mosquito monitoring and control programs, noise, asbestos identification, rats, public event approvals, temporary food business approvals, food from home applications and general public health complaints from residents -- we're here to help.

At the Town of Bassendean, we're proud to support the health of the community!

Whether its food safety, water sampling, mosquito monitoring and control programs, noise, asbestos identification, rats, public event approvals, temporary food business approvals, food from home applications and general public health complaints from residents -- we're here to help.

  • Which rat is that?

    12 days ago
    Rattus rattus   courtesy of queensland museum

    Rattus rattus, also known as the roof rat, black rat, tree rat, ship rat or European black rat. This rat will be spotted in trees, roof spaces and running along fence capping. It, has:

    • Large ears and eyes

    • Pointed nose

    • Small slender build

    • Head and body length of 14 – 20cm

    • A tail longer than the body – tail length of 25cm

    • Weight of 200 – 300 grams

    • Spindle-shaped droppings

    Rattus norvegicus – also known as Norway rat, brown rat, sewer rat, laboratory rat or white rats. This rat generally prefers...

    Rattus rattus, also known as the roof rat, black rat, tree rat, ship rat or European black rat. This rat will be spotted in trees, roof spaces and running along fence capping. It, has:

    • Large ears and eyes

    • Pointed nose

    • Small slender build

    • Head and body length of 14 – 20cm

    • A tail longer than the body – tail length of 25cm

    • Weight of 200 – 300 grams

    • Spindle-shaped droppings

    Rattus norvegicus – also known as Norway rat, brown rat, sewer rat, laboratory rat or white rats. This rat generally prefers ground living and burrowing. It has:

    • Smaller ears and eyes

    • A blunt nose

    • Large build

    • Head and body length of 20 – 27cm

    • A tail shorter than its body – tail length of 16 – 20cm

    • Weight of 200 – 500grams

    • Banana or sausage shaped droppings

    Mus musculus – also known as the house mouse, is

    • Large ears

    • Light brown to dark grey on the body, with a light cream belly.

    • Long whiskers

    • Body length of 75mm

    • Small pink feet

    • Weigh up to 30 grams

    • Tail is as long as body and is almost hairless

    • Prominent incisor teeth.