Rats are absolutely not welcome in your home or business and are destructive and disease spreading. Read on to find out why you need to employ the professionals.

 What are rats?

Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents. Species of rats are found throughout the order Rodentia, but stereotypical rats are found in the genus Rattus. They are typically active at night, so if you see one during the day, you probably have a rat problem.

Rats reproduce rapidly, as is generally the case with small prey animals. Their relatively short life spans, short gestational periods and rapid sexual maturity make effective rodent control critical. The reproductive cycle and number of rodents off-spring increases with adequate food, water and a safe place to reproduce.

What are the signs that rats are present?

Because rats are largely nocturnal you will have to look for other signs that you have a problem. You may hear rats gnawing in your attic or walls and may see gnaw marks in your loft on wires, cables and anything that you might have stored. There are also droppings which are brown and raisin sized and you may also see rub marks from grease and dirt on their fur. Rats will also make nests from cardboard and loft insulation and have been known to steal food to take to their nests. They also burrow and will dig extensive systems for food storage, nesting and reproduction outside.

What can I do if I have a rat infestation?

If rats are coming into contact with humans because they are in your home, business or garden, then it’s time to call in the professionals. Rats are spreaders of disease including Lyme Disease and so it is imperative to eradicate a rat infestation as soon as possible and a professional approach is necessary. An ongoing programme of pest control to limit the chance of further infestations, especially for businesses can be organised.

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  • Commercial and Domestic Rat Extermination
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