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Is Your Property Rat Proof?

They are without doubt one of the most unpopular pests anywhere in the world. Their ability to cause chaos by spreading disease and causing extensive damage ensures that the presence of rats in any location is a cause for major concern.

Shocking Stories

It is a regular occurrence nowadays to open the paper or put on the news every few weeks to be faced with a story about rats and how they are evolving and growing and a frightening rate.

Click on the link below to find one of the latest:

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/461067/Plague-of-rats-latest-trial-to-hit-rural-towns-dealing-with-aftermath-of-floods-and-storms

Keeping Safe

Rats are notoriously good at seeking out weaknesses in a property’s boundaries in order to find their way inside.

Rat proofing your property is the one sure way to prevent a rat infestation before it starts, or to keep the problem from reoccurring after a building has been cleared of the rodents.

The first & most important principle to know is that in order to completely & permanently solve the rat problem, you must stop any rats from getting inside the house in the first place. They’re getting in somehow – they can use a lot of different entry points – vents, ducts, gaps in siding, architectural gaps in the eave and fascias, on the roof, under the house, etc.

What Do You Need To Know?

All rodents must gnaw to keep their continually growing incisor teeth at a manageable length. This persistent gnawing leads to considerable physical damage with woodwork, soft metal pipes and wiring. Adaptable to most environments, they live in colonies of “extended families” and are capable of very rapid reproduction in consequence, populations can grow rapidly which means that a rodent presence left untreated can develop quickly into a serious pest problem.

Rats exhibit a kinaesthetic memory and tend to use regular runs. Their vision is poor but smell, touch and hearing senses are well developed. Rats are agile and can climb vertical surfaces such as brickwork, in consequence access can be gained to many buildings.

Rats are also exceptionally fast breeders. If you would like to know just how quick, check out the video below!

Effective Rat Proofing

To eradicate this pest requires a close understanding of its biology, lifestyle and habits. Integrated Pest Management has that expertise and years of practical field experience. We know exactly which product to use, when to use them and where.

Contact Us Today

If you suspect you need the assistance of the premier standard of pest control Middlesex has to offer, including our rat control services, call us for more advice on 01992 763776.

By | 2017-04-11T16:29:56+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Rats|Comments Off on Is Your Property Rat Proof?