Maidenhead Pest Control - professional rat control throughout Maidenhead, Ascot and Windsor.
Maidenhead Pest Control for total control of rats. Rats are a major problem throughout Maidenhead, Ascot and Windsor as they cause damage and spread disease.
Why are rats becoming such a big problem?
Its reported that rats infest over 1,000,000 homes in the UK every year; and wherever you live in Maidenhead, Windsor, Ascot and Holyport, rat infestations are on the increase. Rats are one of natures greatest opportunists and they will take advantage of any dropped food, badly maintained buildings and overall mankind; rats and mice are known as 'comensul rodents' which is taken from the Latin for sharing a meal - which means that they eat from the table of man.
If you run any type of business the presence of rats in your property affects not only your customers' perception but they could lead to your business being shut down by the Environmental Health Department. Rats affect public health whether in they're in commercial buildings or domestic homes through the transmission of infectious diseases and bacteria, such as salmonella and Weils Disease.
Rats are shy creatures, what damage can they cause?
Rats can cause serious damage and financial loss by gnawing through live electrical wiring which results in fires and failure sensitive electrical equipment like freezers and computer information cabling. Rats will also contaminate stored food stuffs with their urine and feces which again increases financial losses and presents a risk to human health.
Maidenhead Pest Control for rat eradication and permanent prevention Guide to spotting a rat infestation. Tell tale signs of rats:
Rats have teeth that continue to grow throughout their life, to keep these teeth in check they gnaw to keep them sharp and wear them down, you may hear gnawing sounds particularly at night when the house is quiet.
Rats have greasy fur which picks up dirt and grime as they travel about and this leaves a tell-tale smear mark where they repeatedly travel, you may also see strands of rat hair that get caught on rough or sharp edges.
Rodent infestations will not be confined to the lower and ground floors as they are good climbers, able to scale smooth vertical walls with ease; they will often be heard inside cavity walls, using these as a route to the loft and in the cooler, winter months they are commonly found living in the loft.
Rats will get into food storage cupboards either through gaps in the back of the cupboard or by gnawing their way in. Look out for missing and damaged food bags, bread and fruit will all get eaten as well.
When it comes to delivering rat control in Maidenhead we look further than other pest control companies with our CCTV drain surveys - these are included in our rat control and there is no additional charge.
How to tell the difference between a rat and a mouse
The reaction times of a rat are twelve times quicker than ours so rats and mice can easily be confused with one another as you'll just see a blur whizzing through the kitchen.
Rats are generally a grey colour with a small amount of reddish hair whereas mice are a brown colour with a white belly. Another sure way of telling the difference is to look at the animals ears; mice have a large ear that if folded forward would cover the eyes, rats have smaller ears.
Rat tails are almost as long as the body but thick and scaly where mice have a thin tail that is as long or maybe even longer than its body and covered with fine hairs.
In the event that you haven't seen anything but you know that you have an unwelcome visitor look for droppings as mice will leave around 50 to 60 of these every day. Mice droppings will be black with pointy ends and a couple of millimetres in length where rat droppings start as a brown colour which fades to black as they age and these are much longer up to 15mm in length and with rounded ends.
All Aspects Pest Control Blog on the difference between rats and mice -
An easily noticeable sign that there are rats in your house are the presence of their droppings which are around 12mm in length and taper to a point at both ends, rat droppings give off a noticeably stale odour and they will defecate around 40 times a day. Rats urinate continuously and in confined places like lofts, sheds, under floorboards and outbuildings their urine gives off a strong sharp odour which can be overpowering.
Rat activity is heard commonly late at night and during the early hours of the morning; if you have rats in your loft they will be exiting and returning after foraging, these are the noises that you hear and they're will be a bit of general movement which will depend on how serious the rat infestation in your loft is.
Total rat control from Maidenhead Pest Control
Call Maidenhead Pest Control for a professional solution to your rat problem.
Maidenhead Pest Control provides a free telephone consultation if you think you have a rat infestation and can provide tamper-resistant bait stations, live catch traps and snap traps. Many people try to resolve their rat infestation through the use of DIY traps and over the counter poisons; we use up to date powerful spring traps and the most powerful poison available which is only sold to professional companies.
As well as being rat exterminators we will also include a detailed integrated pest management plan to combat your rat problem, which includes proofing and COSHH sheets for the poisons we use.
To let us solve your pest problem, call us today on 01628 30 20 48. We will attend to any call out within 24 hours of receiving the telephone call with qualified and fully insured technicians for your peace of mind.