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rat problem?

how to solve a rat problem

The common rat is the most common in the UK and is most reviled for spreading disease. Responsible for the spread of the bubonic plague and, more recently, leptospirosis (Weil’s Disease), there are numbers estimated at 80-90million in the UK alone. Rats can cause damage to structures of buildings as well as to electrical systems and pipework as they gnaw anything and everything to combat the continuous growth of their teeth. Rat activity can be reasonably suspected should there be signs of droppings, gnawing, burrowing or greasy marks from their oily bodies.

Rats are persistent creatures and will cause extensive damage, spread disease and contaminate food if not dealt with swiftly. So rat control is very important for both residential and business properties.

signs of a rat infestation

Do you have problems with damage from knawing to floorboards? Pipes? Doors? Or Floorboards? Have you found small dark droppings? If the answer is yes, you likely have a potential rat infestation and would require our rat removal service. As rats are more active at night, most signs will be discovered without seeing a rat. Here are some signs that you do have a rat problem.

  • Rat Droppings look like a large grain of rice, spindle-shaped and brown.
  • Rub Marks are left when their body comes into contact with surfaces, leaving smudges and greased streaks.
  • Gnaw Marks appear on cabling and wires on items in lofts and garages.
  • Rat Holes occur when digging for shelter and burrows systems.
  • Rat Nests usually appear in loft spaces where soft items such as insulation and cardboard can be shredded.
  • Footprints, look out for trails and tail marks in dusty areas of your property.

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