We fix the rat control problems other pest controllers can’t

Most forms of  rat control are about killing rats rather than stopping the rats being there in the first place.

Rat baits and rat traps may kill rats but if the source of the rat infestation problem is not fixed you won’t get rid of your rats.

More rats simply replace those killed off – it’s a never ending process that is ‘controlled’ rather than ‘eradicated’, often with expensive bating programmes which cost a lot of money but ultimately don’t fix the problem.

This is a big problem as the rats will die within the walls and floors leading to a very unpleasant smell and swarms of flies and then another pest problem has been introduced.

Rat control does not get rid of rats, it just prolongs the ongoing rat infestation.

Why do rats live in drains?

Think of all of the food you scrape off your plate or push down the kitchen sink every day – this all ends up in the sewers – delicious meals for the rats.

Think of all the hot showers and hot taps you run every day – that all ends up in the sewers which results in the sewer temperature being typically 3 to 7 degrees warmer than the surface temperature – a very comfortable environment for the rats.

In short, it’s a sheltered, warm and a very food-rich place for the rats, and pitch black too which suits the rats way of life as nocturnal creatures.

Why do they invade my building fabric?

Because, for the rats, it’s even warmer and drier in your building which typically rarely drop below 5 degrees. Most rats will be nesting females and cavity wall insulation and loft insulation provides ideal nesting sites and often rats can access foods within the living areas too.

Structural timbers, wires and plastic pipes also provide material for the rats to gnaw on which is otherwise hard to find within sewers. Gnawing is an essential activity for rats, and all other rodents, as it keeps their teeth in tip-top condition, but it is also the gnawing on these parts of our building which can lead to fires, floods and electrical problems.

This is why you really need to get rid of the rats.

We get rid of rats by having the best teams with the best equipment and the best knowledge

Getting rid of rats is easy, for us at least, because we have a skilled and knowledgeable team of experts in drainage, building construction and rat behaviour, supplied with the only the best equipment.

Couple this with expert knowledge in rat proofing and we can prevent rat getting into your building in the first place – and that’s how we get rid of rats!

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Pestology is a trusted trader for rat control