The most numerous pest species of rats in the UK are ‘Common Rats’. They are carriers
of diseases such as Salmonella, Weil’s Disease and Toxoplasmosis – hence the need
for rat control.
Rats came to reside in the UK through the shipping traffic from
around the world in the 18th century and became one of the most detested pests because
of problems they cause. Their constant gnawing can cause numerous problems from
fires to structural damage and they also taint foodstuffs.
A rat infestation in the home is an extremely serious problem and will need a qualified
technician to remedy.
Rats in the garden/surrounding areas are also a serious issue and will need the
relevant steps taken to ensure they don’t enter the home /building.
Obvious signs of a rat infestation are as follows:
- 3-5mm rod shaped droppings
- Holes in walls & floors
- Footprints followed by tail dragging marks
- Smears on walls left by dirty fur after contact
Read more about rats here.
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