RAT CONTROL & PREVENTION

Rats are a major risk to our health and up to 60% carry disease. Our 24/7 call answering service will insure there is always a person to handle any problem you are having with rats swiftly and professionally.


SIGNS OF RATS IN YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS

  • Damaged goods/stock.
  • Gnawed woodwork (doors/skirting).
  • Rat droppings (1-2cm long – sausage shaped).
  • Rats leave a distinctive smell behind, it could be compared to ammonia and can be very strong in enclosed areas.
  • Rats have a protective coating of grease on their body and as they rub against surfaces they leave a smear behind. You often find rats take the same route over and over, this is known as a rat run.

RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH A RAT INFESTATION

  • Up to 60% of rats carry potentially lethal diseases like Weil’s Disease and spread infections such as Salmonella or Hantavirus.
  • Rats urinate every 15 to 20 minutes. Their main intake is liquids so this cycle is quite consistent.
  • The underside of a rat gets soaked in urine which gets dragged across food preparation surfaces, over stock and anywhere a rat has been spreading bacteria and disease as it goes.

POTENTIAL DAMAGE

  • When awake rats can spend up to 40% of their time gnawing and with sharp teeth can gnaw through electric cables, plastic, wood and even mild steel.
  • Damage to buildings, goods and stock.
  • Damage to fire alarm systems.
  • Potential cnsequences for a business
  • Temporary closure could last 2-3 weeks until the problem is sorted.
  • Failure to comply with required health and safety standards could result in legal action.
  • Damage to reputation.

TIME FOR ACTION

For expert advice on rat control & prevention, or to discuss putting a pest control management system in place for your business, please do not hesitate to contact us.