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:
Gnaw marks : rodent teeth continue growing throughout their life and they gnaw to keep them sharp and worn down. They also have dirty greasy fur which leaves a tell-tale smear mark where they travel and you may also see strands of rat hair caught on rough or sharp edges. Rodent infestations are not only confined to the lower and ground floors as they are able climbers, scaling smooth vertical walls with ease; they will often be heard using cavity walls as a route to the loft and in the winter months they are commonly found living in the loft.
Another 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.