With so many rats around in Lancashire, there are many varied problems caused in different situations including rat infestations experienced by the local general public.
Although they’re cuter than their rat cousins, mice can cause just as many problems within a home, both health and damage-related so if you have a mouse, call us!
Lancashire rodent control for all types of local customers!
There are numerous species of rats found within the UK, but this page will focus upon those rats that most frequently create pest issues in homes and businesses. These rats are the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) and the Roof rat (Rattus rattus). In addition, two other rats, the Rice Rat Oryzomys palustris) and the Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus) will not be elaborated on this page, but are mentioned since they are identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as hosts of hantavirus and therefore noteworthy from a public health perspective.
The main task to achieve in any rat control programme is to identify the source of the problem and if that cannot be identified, then you have to eliminate the food supply, other than the rat poison you are going to employ to achieve riddance. Harbourage reduction can also result in rapid control of rats, if they have nowhere to hide, they will soon depart, providing the food source is not too easily accessible.
Rats need water too, ensure there is no easily available water ie: dripping tap. Unlike mice, rats cannot survive without regular water supply. This is why we do not just treat the problem of the rat but also look at water and food supplies to the rodents and the prevention and closure of access areas to your property.