If you suspect there might be rats on your premises, you’ll want to tackle them fast. Rats not only constantly urinate to mark their territory, but they may also carry a number of serious diseases such as Weil’s disease, salmonella and listeria, posing a significant public health risk.
Evidence of rats is easier to spot than the rodents themselves. There are many (mostly unpleasant!) signs that these furry foes might have set up camp, including:
Food and shelter are the two main reasons a rat will enter your home which is why it’s important to maintain good hygiene in places such as kitchens, larders and bin areas and ensure any redundant holes in brickwork, woodwork or around pipes and sheds are blocked-up.
Rats are more likely to seek a cosy, warm house in the colder months between November and February but they can be an issue at any time of year.
DIY treatments and methods are available but given the potential health risks, property damage and exceptional rate at which rats can breed, it’s highly advisable to call in the professionals as soon as possible.
We use a number of methods to tackle a rodent infestation including professional rodenticides which can be safely deployed in your garden or home. These also pose no risk to other pets or animals. We can also use spring traps which kill rodents instantly and humanely.
If you’re concerned about a potential rat problem, contact us today for friendly advice and a pest control quote.