Rats

Rats can transmit diseases. They can be persistent and if they gain access to your home or business can spread disease, contaminate food and cause damage. Taking prompt action is needed to ensure the problem is treated effectively and efficiently.

Identifying a Rat problem

Rats are most active at night although they can be seen during the day and it is often easier to spot the signs of a rat problem, rather than an actual rodent. Common signs of a Rat infestation are;

  • Rat Droppings (14 – 19 mm in length) scattered randomly in and around your property
  • Scratching Noises in walls, ceilings and under floors
  • Rat Holes in floors, doors etc.
  • Rat Nests
  • Footprints in dust or undisturbed areas
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Rat Trap

Treatment

Book an appointment at a time that suits you (a.m. or p.m. only). Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Our National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA) accredited Pest Control Officers (PCO), will inspect the property, assess the problem and carry out the best course of treatment. Our extensive knowledge of rodents gives us expert insight into how rats behave and the most effective way to treat them.

The Pest Control Officer will agree a treatment and carry this out during the visit. (All treatments are tailored to ensure the safety of family and pets).

Our PCO will make an agreed number of follow-up visits until the problem is resolved.

Rat in a bin

Prevention

Following our assessment and treatment we will also offer prevention advice to protect your property against any further issues.

There are various ways of controlling rats and prevention is always best. The most important concept in rat prevention is to eliminate the things on your property that attract rats namely, food and shelter. The first one is obvious - don't leave out rubbish that rats can access, pick up fallen fruit from fruit trees, do not leave pet food or bird food outside, etc.

However, we also understand that despite these precautions, rat infestations may still occur and you may need to rodent proof your property. The pest control officer will survey your property and offer advice on proofing, which can also be provided for a small fee.

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