Rats are a serious pest problem for domestic, business and commercial properties, one that should be dealt with quickly by a professional pest control company. They are a major health hazard and can spread many diseases as well as causing damage and structural damage to properties.
Rats are generally larger than mice and they breed rapidly. They can contaminate food, spread harmful diseases and cause considerable damage to cabling, woodwork, walls, and furniture and may cause structural damage, they may also present a fire risk by chewing through cabling. They can also be a risk to children and pets.
Acting at the first sign or suspected sign of a rat problem significantly reduces the time it will take to treat the infestation, as they breed very rapidly a small infestation can soon escalate to a much larger problem.
If you think you have a rat problem or are unsure if you do we can always advise and if required undertake a full site survey. In the first instance you may notice scratching noises, rat droppings, a distinctive ammonia-type smell, see a nest or burrow, or footprints.
Rats will enter properties for shelter and food, proofing your property to help prevent and deter them from entering is key to eradicating them. During a site survey, our expert will advise on how to make common entry points less accessible and can undertake proofing of your property by blocking holes and hidden holes and protecting doorways and any other entry points. Ensure anything that all foods are securely stored and not left out, reguarly clean including under appliances, furniture and fridges. If you have pets ensure that any pet food is securely stored.
We provide effective solutions to control and eradicate rats that can only be used by qualified pest controllers.
Worried you may have a rat problem?
If you think you may have rats, we can undertake a full survey and if required a CCTV drainage survey. Defective drainage systems can be a major contributor to rat infestations.