Rat Control Derby

Rat Control Derby

Need a rat exterminator? Rats can pose a real problem to your home or business and as well as causing damage they can also spread disease and contaminate food. If you suspect a problem it is important to deal with this as quickly as possible by calling an expert. Our pest control experts can help get rid of rats in your home or business and make sure that they don't come back.

Our rat control treatments include the use of humane traps as well as tamper resistant bait stations that contain rodenticides not available to the public. The baiting is carried out over a two treatment period over 2 weeks, although for larger infestations this process may be longer.

As well as baiting and setting traps we will also identify where rodents are entering your home or business and will recommend ways that this can be stopped, we will also be happy to undertake this work for you.

Some of the common problems caused by rats and rodent infestation include:

  • The spread of diseases, parasites and viruses (some of which can be fatal)
  • Damage to buildings through gnawing on solid objects
  • Fires caused by gnawed electrical wires and cables

Rat Prevention Tips
Once our expert rodent pest control team have treated your rat problem we will always give you advice on how to prevent future problems with rodents. Below we have listed some of the best ways to stop rats from entering your property:

  • Keep food in metal or glass containers with tight fitting lids
  • Tidy inside and outside your home to make sure there are no places for rodents to hide
  • Clean up pet food and bird food debris so you don't provide an easy source of food
  • Make sure your home does not have gaps in bricks or holes around pipework that could allow rodents in.

Signs of a Rat Problem
There are a number of signs to look out for which point to a problem with rats and rodents in your home and these are:

Scratching noises - if you hear scratching noises under floorboards or in walls this is almost certainly caused by rodents.

Droppings - rats leave dark, tapered droppings about 10-14mm long Mice leave small, dark droppings about the size of a pencil led particularly along walls or in areas of significant mouse activity such as in cupboards or under sinks.

Damage - as rats have teeth that continually grow they will gnaw on wood and plastic to trim their teeth. If you spot any damage in your home that matches this then it could be the sign of a problem.

Ripped food packaging - rodents will tear open food which may leave teeth marks.

Nests - rodents build nests in warm, hidden places using shredded material such as newspaper and fabrics. Nests will often contain young rats.

Burrows - In gardens, rats will dig burrows especially in compost heaps or under sheds. They will also build nests under garden decking.

If you think you have a problem or would like to discuss rat control in or around Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leicester, Manchester or Liverpool then give Pestway rat exterminators a call today on 0800 043 0047.


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