Rat control is not the solution
Whenever rats enter a building fabric the root cause is nearly always issues or defects on the drainage system.
Rattus norvegicus, the common rat, lives in the drains and will move from pipe to building fabric where an opportunity arises. Rats can get in from uncapped pipes, breaks, bad pipe joints, etc.
Whilst there is plenty of food for rats within the waste system, it’s not a great place to raise kids so female rats in particular will seek the warm and secluded environment that your wall cavity, floor cavity or roof void comfortably provides.
The rat will then have her litter of 9 to 12 young rats and wean these in your building over 4 to 5 weeks returning to the sewer daily to feed herself over this period.
The only way to end this scenario and properly ‘control the rats’ permanently is to do the necessary works to keep the rats in the drains.
Properly control the rats by preventing their entry in the first place
Controlling rats through preventative entry is not as easy as you may initially think. Waste systems are complex environments, often misunderstood and usually very difficult to fully view or inspect.
Aside from excellent drainage knowledge, to properly control rat infestation you need to understand how buildings are built, how drainage works, how building designs have changed from decade to decade and of course, to possess an excellent knowledge of rats and how they behave.
You then need to know exactly what you are looking for and have the correct equipment to investigate further.
Only when you have a complete picture of the problem can you devise a permanent solution.
As expert pest control and rat control experts, Pestology have this covered. It is what we do, we specialist in preventing rat ingress into buildings.
Rat control done properly by the rat control experts, Pestology
We are well-resourced with the best CCTV & drainage equipment available and our directly employed drainage surveyors and pest control engineers do this all day, every day.