Rat Control

Rat Control

How to solve a Rat Problem

Business Call Out Service for Rat Control

Our rat call out service offers professional, swift and discreet solutions to solve your rat problem quickly and effectively:

  • FREE site survey
  • Advice on how to keep your premise free of rats in the future
  • Trained and knowledgeable local Technicians
  • Call us NOW on 0800 552 004 to arrange for a FREE site survey from a Rentokil Surveyor

Danger Signs

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Rats are usually nocturnal, so the typical signs to watch out for are:

  • Rat droppings (sausage shaped approx. 1 -2 cm long).
  • Smears - grease marks from the rats bodies as they repeatedly brush up against objects.
  • Damaged stock and damage to the fabric of premises.
  • Nesting material — shredded insulation, cardboard, wood, plastics etc.
  • Distinctive smell - rats leave an ammonia-like smell, that is particularly strong in enclosed areas.

Potential Harm

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  • Rats are known to spread infections such as Salmonella, Hantavirus and Weil's disease.
  • Damage to stock and buildings. Rats sharp teeth can gnaw through cables, plastic, wooden doors and even mild steel.
  • Contamination of foodstuffs and goods. On the rats underside, wet fur soaked in urine can transmit diseases to work surfaces, table tops or anywhere the rats have climbed.

Business Consequences

  • Damage — to goods, foodstuffs and your health and hygiene reputation. Any Pest Control issues will have a negative effect on your Scores on the Doors food hygiene rating.
  • Alarm — immediate loss of customer and employee trust.
  • Cost — can be considerable. Temporary business closure may be necessary.
  • Legal — failure to comply with legislation, including Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (1974) and Food Safety Act (1990).

Immediate Steps to Take for Rat Control

  • Call free on 0800 552 004 to arrange prompt rat control with rodenticides. All handled by qualified and experienced Rentokil technicians.
  • Get useful Rodent Proofing and design advice from the experts at Rentokil.
  • Schedule regular Rodent Control Service Visits to prevent further outbreaks.

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