Berkshire & Hampshire
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How can I stop rats from entering my house?
Proofing your property for Rats is usually a case of surveying the building structure for defects, such as hole in brick work around pipes, broken air bricks, poorly fitted doors and the like. However sometimes they enter from under the building via drain pipes or old land drains.
Can rats climb out of my toilet?
This is a question we are asked very regularly, and unfortunately yes, it is possible! But not as common as some people lead you to believe.
One thing to make sure of is that if you have any toilets in rooms that are rarely used, make sure they don't run dry! The water trap in the bottom of the toilet stops gasses leaving the sewer system and help stop rats too.
How can I tell if I have rats or Mice?
Sometimes it can be difficult to tell without evedence such as droppings or teeth marks on chew cables, rats will obviously be much noiseier and heard running along the rats runs in the loft. Whereas mice are more likely to be heard just scratching and lightly scrabbling around.
Rats also tend to follow a bit of a routine and be heard late at night, where mice can be heard anytime of day.
If rats have been using the loft long enough, it will be clear to see their runs on the insulation and likely to find droppings.
Do rats live in drains?
Yes, broken drains or other drain faults are the most common cause of rat infestations. Especially internal rat infestations!
The main sewers are over run with rats in many towns across Berkshire and Hampshire, so any small cracks or bad connections can give the rats a place to chew through the pipes.
Rat Control Process
Contact Pest Control
Simply call or e-mail our office, Laura or Claire will give you any advice required and book an appointment for our rat control experts to visit at a time to suit you.
Our pest control technician will survey the property for signs of rat infestation to identify approximate rat population, entry points, how they are navigating the building and likely food sources. For large properties, landlords and commercial properties and detailed rat survey will be emailed to you.
Internal Domestic Rat Control
The initial visit will be the key visit, our technician will identify where the rats are coming from, how they are entering the building and identify the infestation level. Set up the treatment and give an estimated length of treatment.
Follow Up Visits
Follow up visits will be at weekly intervals, until the rat infestation is cleared. During a follow up visit we will check for bait take and re-bait where needed, collect any rat carcases if any are found during the visit (all rat carcases are removed and disposed of via our registered waste carrier) and complete any proofing which may be required.
External Domestic Rat Control
External rat control treatments will be tailored to each sites specific needs, the use of rodenticide is avoided where possible, we try to suggest environmental changes to make the area less attractive to the rats and set traps where possible. Sometimes the risk to animal or human health is very high, or the rats may be affecting a building nearby which will then enable us to use rodenticides. In this case we carry out weekly visits as a minimum and ask you help check for rat carcases, this minimizes the risks of secondary poisoning of non-target species. Rodenticide will only ever be used while there is a current active infestation!
Commercial Rat Control
Commercial rat control will usually be carried out as part of a 12 month monitoring contract whereby our pest control technicians will visit the premises monthly as a minimum. Our rodent monitoring contracts are usually based on an initial rat control clearance and then the remainder of the contract will be monitoring for rat activity with non-toxic blocks. Then as soon as any rat activity is seen, the non-toxic blocks can be replaced with rodenticide to maintain a rat free work environment.
Our pest control technicians will provide detailed proofing recommendations, install drain valves or arrange full drain surveys where required.