Rats are the most common form of rodent pests. The most common species of rat found in the UK is the Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus).
It can be a problem to control local rat infestations as they can breed rapidly -rats are sexually mature after 3 months and a single female rat can produce between 3 and 12 litters of around 6 to 8 young rats in a year.
Problems Caused by Rats
They spread diseases through their urine that can transmit to humans (Weil’s disease, Salmonella, Listeria, Toxoplasma Gondii and Hantavirus.)
They can cause structural damage by gnawing through cables pipes and even gas mains.
They can ruin a the reputation of businesses, especially in the food/catering industry.
Through the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949, property owners have a legal obligation to keep their premises rodent-free.
Treatment of Rats
We use rodenticides ,trapping , fumigation/gassing and biological control.