Rat Control Doncaster
and Wakefield areas
and Wakefield areas
We understand the implications that a rat infestation can have on your home and business. Rats can cause expensive damage to the structure of properties and transmit several diseases that can have a serious impact on your health.
If you are unsure as to whether you have a rat infestation, then arrange a rodent inspection with us. Our qualified rodent expert will conduct a thorough property survey and make suggestions for treatment and proofing.
There are two species of rat in the UK. The black rat (Rattus rattus) and the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus). The black rat is limited in its distribution around the UK to mainly coastal ports. It is the brown rat that is the cause of most infestations.
Unlike mice, rats will readily be found in the drainage system where they can cause serious damage. If they manage to dig out of the drainage system or find an already present fault near our homes and businesses, they can access your property.
Like mice, rats belong to the order of mammals called rodents. This means that they have constantly growing incisor teeth which they use to gnaw. They can chew through some very hard materials such as concrete and metal. If they happen to chew through an electrical cable, then there is potential to cause a fire.
Rats transmit several diseases such as Weil’s disease, salmonellosis, murine typhus, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome(HPS). Rodent borne diseases can be transmitted in a variety of ways:
Brown Rats can jump vertically to a height of 77cm vertically and 120cm horizontally. This is an interesting fact to note when considering how rats are accessing the property.
Rats have a fear of new objects in their environment called neophobia which can last up to 14 days. This is an important consideration when placing baits and traps.
Rats are good swimmers and can remain submerged for a considerable time. Hence the fact that they feel at home in sewage systems.
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