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Rat Control

We offer a rat eradication service for your home and business.

Rat Control Doncaster

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.

  • Same day appointments 7 days a week. Weekends and holidays
  • Non-branded van for discretion
  • Fully qualified and experienced pest control experts
  • Fully insured and all work guaranteed
  • All pesticides and equipment are specialist professional products
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How we eradicate rats

  • We will carry out a full survey of your property to determine the extent of infestation, levels of infestation and how the rat has gained access to your property.
  • As rats will readily live outside and in the drainage system we will also survey these areas.
  • We will devise a rat treatment programme using rodenticides and traps that will effectively eradicate the rat infestation.
  • We will look for proofing issues and offer our proofing service that uses specialist products to proof gaps. If a drainage fault is confirmed, we can also fit one way flaps that prevent rats entering your property.
  • We will revisit two more times to replenish baits and empty traps and evaluate the treatment programme.
  • Throughout the treatment you will be informed of our findings and detailed reports will be left with you.
  • We will offer free advice on how to prevent future rat infestations.

Rat Facts

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:

  • Ectoparasites such as ticks and fleas carried on rats
  • Contaminated rodent faeces
  • Contaminated rodent urine
  • Via environmental dust contamination
  • Through passive transmission on feet and fur

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.

Have a problem with rats?