Finding Rats in your home or business can be very distressing. Rats can spread disease in their search for food and shelter, posing health risks particularly in kitchens and food storage areas. Rats can cause other problems, so taking action to eliminate a Rat infestation quickly is important as they can:
Damage property as constant gnawing by Rats can damage insulation, pipes, doors, floorboards & they shred soft items for nesting.
Contaminate foodstuffs as pathogens in their urine & faeces can transmit diseases such as Weil's disease & Salmonellosis.
Cause damage that can endanger as they gnaw to squeeze through gaps & control their incisors, including chewing electrical wiring in premises & vehicles that can lead to fire risks.
Check for common signs of Rats which will help identify a problem early, ensuring that quick and effective treatment can occur as soon as possible. Our BPCA certified specialists provide fast, effective and targeted Rat control solutions.
Rat Species & Signs
There are two Rat species that cause concern in the UK. The Brown Rat (Common Rat) & the Black Rat. Generally in the North West, you will only come across Black Rats around the dockland areas of Liverpool.
Both Brown & Black Rats need access to water as part of their diet. Rats are neophobic (scared of new objects), bear this in mind when trying to overcome a Rat infestation.
Have you found gnaw marks or come across small dark brown droppings? If so then you could potentially have a Rat infestation – but don’t worry we're here to help. If you think you have a possible Rat infestation please call us now to speak to our experts about our fast effective Rat control treatments.
Rats are most active during the night therefore it is often easier to spot the signs of a Rat infestation than the actual Rat. Below we have explained some signs that could indicate that you have a potential Rat problem.
Rat Droppings - Rat droppings are dark brown in a tapered, spindle shape.
Smear Marks - Grease and dirt on their bodies leaves smudges on surfaces.
Gnawing - Rats are agile climbers and often found in lofts. You might notice gnaw marks on wires, cabling or items stored in the loft .
Rat Burrows - Brown Rats are well known for digging extensive burrow systems for shelter, food storage and nesting.
Rat Nests - Rats will shred available materials such as loft insulation, cardboard and other soft items to make nests.
Footprints - Rats leave foot and tail marks in dusty, less-used areas of buildings.
If you have spotted any of the signs mentioned, we recommend acting quickly to ensure the potential infestation doesn’t spread any further.
M.E.S Rat Control Solutions
Our BPCA certified Technicians provide safe, effective solutions to get rid of Rats using industry-leading treatments. One of the quickest and most effective ways to control Rats is with rodenticides & traps. We have a large selection of rodenticides suitable for use indoors and out, in a wide variety of formulations too. Rodenticides are used as part of a planned programme of anti–pest activity and regular monitoring. We'll put a schedule of visits in place designed to effectively take care of your Rat problem with the minimum of disruption.
We believe that prevention is better than cure & we always aim to deny Rats access into your property as opposed to simply killing them once they're in.
Get in touch with one of our trained staff members today for more advice & to get your quote.