Pest Control for Rats
Effective Rat Control in London
Domestic homes, hotels, restaurants, and food production units, offices, clubs, and construction sites in the Greater London area are at risk of infestation from rats.
Rats are pests that carry parasites and disease (including toxoplasmosis, salmonella, E. coli, and tuberculosis) and can contaminate food and the surrounding environment with their fur and urine. As they constantly urinate to mark their territory this can become a serious problem very quickly. Rats can breed at an alarming rate – females mature at just 10-12 weeks and average six litters a year, with around eight young in each litter.
Dyno-Pest has decades’ worth of experience of dealing with rat infestations in London. If you have seen, or believe you may have an infestation and in need of rat control, contact us today.
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How Rats Can Be Damaging For Your Property
Because rats have to gnaw frequently to keep their teeth worn down, they are a fire hazard. Your woodwork, electric cables, gas, and water pipes are at risk. Rats infest apartment blocks, hospitals, and prisons.
They are pests you ignore at your peril. They breed prolifically. The lone rat spotted by you or a customer is the tip of the iceberg.
Rats Spell Danger For Your Organisation
- They contaminate foodstuffs and spread diseases
- Your business or your construction site can be closed by environmental health
- Your reputation with customers and employees can be damaged beyond repair
The cost of an infestation can be considerable – lost profits, business closure, fines, negative media coverage
Types Of Rats
There are two kinds of rats found in the UK.
The most common being the Brown Rat (also known as the Common Rat or the Norway Rat). The Brown Rat is normally a dull brown, around 32cm to 43cm long from nose to tail, with small ears, a blunt nose, and rather sharp teeth. The other is the Black Rat (also known as the Ship Rat), but this is usually only found around ports and airports and is quite unusual.
Common Signs of An Rat Infestation
Common signs of a rat infestation (aside from seeing the rat itself) are droppings or smear marks from the rats, usually along skirting boards, holes, nesting sites, or rat runs. You may also see gnawing damage either to food containers, cables, or the building itself, usually woodwork (skirting boards, wooden doors, etc). Or you may notice a nasty or unusual smell or hear scuttling in your ceiling or beneath floorboards.
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Rats are the source of numerous diseases transmitted to humans and domestic animals, either first hand or via their parasites (fleas from rats caused the spread of the bubonic plague). Rat bites can cause secondary infections which may be fatal and some diseases are spread via their urine.
They can also cause extensive damage to your home and its contents (including food) either by eating it, chewing it, or urinating on it. They will even gnaw through wood or masonry to gain access to a property, especially if there’s a food source inside.
Identifying Entry Points and Extent of the Infestation
Your Dyno-Pest technician will undertake a thorough inspection of your premises, identifying the entry points and the extent of the infestation.
We’ll track their routes through your building identifying access points, identify high-risk areas and advise you on preventative regimes. For some businesses, poor practices in the disposal of unwanted foodstuffs can be a problem. Other businesses may be exposing themselves because they have access points that need sealing professionally.
Some businesses are at risk simply because employees snack at their workstations, leaving the smallest traces of food debris for mice for example to feast on when the lights go down. Finding these risk hot spots and installing best practices for all is at the very heart of effective pest management.
Dyno-Pest Programme – Effective Treatment Through Pest Management
Rats are becoming increasingly resistant to rodenticides, so the traditional baiting and trapping pest control methods recommended by many pest control businesses no longer work. Pest management is the answer.
Dyno-Pest technicians have many years of experience treating mice in all manner of buildings and construction sites where before our innovative and effective treatment and management programmes, it had proved impossible to bring the infestation under control.
Why Pest Management Is Crucial
Once we’ve undertaken this thorough inspection, we’ll tell you how many treatments are needed to eradicate the infestation and the additional measures needed to effectively manage the problem.
A targeted eradication and management routine will be implemented. Dyno-Pest technicians have an integrated approach to pest management. They use a range of treatments and methods alongside regular and thorough inspections.
Your Dyno-Pest technician takes as long as is needed to thoroughly treat your premises. He is not given time limits in which to complete treatments and will forensically inspect your premises at each visit to ascertain the impact of previous treatments on the infestation.
‘Power of 3’ Protection Programme
Whilst it is impossible to guarantee that mice will never infest your premises again, Dyno-Pest’s ‘Power of 3’ protection programme can greatly reduce the risk:
- Rat risk assessment. Dyno-Pest surveyors will undertake a thorough assessment of your premises identifying risk hot spots that could lead to an infestation. There is no charge for this.
- Dyno-Pest technicians will recommend a preventative and management treatment regime which will include scheduled inspection visits.
- Training for your teams. Dyno-Pest technicians can train your team in how to identify the earliest signs of activity and how they can play their part by adjusting their habits.
If your business is being affected by rats and you want to find out more about Dyno-Pest’s approach to rat control speak with us today.
Dyno-Pest’s professional fully-trained technicians will use the right method of eradication for the level and location of the infestation and ensure that no baits are left accessible to children and/or pet animals. Not only will they deal with the removal of the rats, but our technicians will also advise on proofing and preventative measures to avoid re-infestation.
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