Manchester Pest Control - Identify Rats

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Rat Pest Control Manchester

Rat information:

Biology and Behaviour:

Rats are a hazard to public health. They can transmit a number of diseases which can be potentially fatal to man, such as Weil’s disease and murine typhus. They also carry disease organisms such as Salmonella bacteria, viruses and parasites such as worms and fleas.

In an urban environment rats readily find food from a variety of sources such as refuse from commercial kitchens and restaurants, in addition to food waste obtained from scavenging in domestic refuse or in drains and sewers.

Rats will burrow, especially into soil, compost heaps, under coverings such as paved areas and under sheds. Gas and water pipes are also at risk and rat burrowing can undermine building foundations. They can be frequently found living inside buildings in the cavity between walls and in roof spaces, or beneath piles of rubbish, near water, or in drains and sewers. Due to their agility and ability to squeeze through small openings it is sometimes difficult to keep rats out of buildings without some form of rodent proofing being carried out.

Rats continually gnaw they have very hard incisor teeth which can penetrate materials such as concrete, lead and aluminium. This can result in expensive damage and even fires when electric cables are damaged.

Rats can breed quickly, a healthy female can produce five litters a year, each of 8 – 10 young with offspring attaining sexual maturity in 8 – 12 weeks. At any time as many as 30% of females in a population may be pregnant.

It is quite easy for infestations to build up without ever noticing a rat – their nocturnal habit tends to keep them away from the human contact. If a rat is seen during the day, it is usually an indicator of a sizeable infestation. Signs of infestation are droppings, gnaw marks, runs and smears marks produced by the continual rubbing of their fur against surfaces.

How to Prevent Infestations:

Ensure that all defective drainage to your home is promptly repaired, such as broken drainpipes, and drainage chamber covers
Ensure your bin is emptied regularly, spillages and refuse is not allowed to accumulate in the yard or garden
Seal structural defects in the house to prevent rats gaining access to your home
Place food intended for garden birds on a bird table or feeder, do not place food scraps directly on the ground

Removing easily accessible food and eliminating shelter for rats are among the most basic and important preventative measures.

If signs of infestation are noticed, for example fresh rat droppings, gnawing marks, smears, take immediate action to control the infestation contact the Pest Control Services for treatment.

If a baiting programme is to be successful for the control of rats it is vital to maintain an uninterrupted supply of bait. This can be achieved by ensuring that all revisit appointments made with Pest Control are kept.

Do not interfere with or reposition any bait stations laid as part of a treatment programme and keep children and pets away from bait stations at all times.

Can I get them treated?

Fully trained Pest Control Technicians will look at the infestation, and draw up a treatment programme which involves placing poison baits in the most appropriate locations. They will return to your home to make sure the treatment is successful. Please note charges may apply.

Rat Pest Control Facts

Rats infest over a million homes in the UK annually and the problem appears to be on the increase in Manchester, Stockport, Warrington and Cheshire. Rats have the potential to spread a wide variety of diseases around the home and garden. This is because they adapted to live in all types’ environments such as residential and commercial properties. Rodents such as rats can spread a wide variety of diseases via their fur, feet, urine or droppings. The main diseases of concern are Weil’s disease, and food poisoning diseases such as salmonella.

Rats can also damage property by gnawing at wood, lead and soft metals, electrical wiring, water pipes, and drainage systems.

Rats take between 2-3 months to reach sexual maturity and can have up to 7 litters per year with the average litter size being about 8.

Solution – Pest Control for Rats

Rats tend to have only a few feeding sites and so the key to successful control is to ensure there is a good quantity of bait available (sub-lethal doses can affect the level of control which will be achieved longer-term). Whole grain bait is the most commonly used, and active ingredients such as Difenacoum and Bromadialone can be used indoors and out.

Many people try to treat rat infestations themselves, only to find that they make the infestation worse by purchasing products from DIY outlets. These products are often ineffective and are of a poorer quality that those used by professional pest controllers. Manchester Pest Control provides an effective solution to your rat control problem with advice to prevent any rat infestation recurring.

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Discreet 24 hour Identify Rats & other Pest Control Services in Identify Rats with no call out charge We Use unmarked vehicles

We do not use sign written vehicles and will be discreet at all times when dealing with your pest problem. All pest control work is guaranteed, Treatments are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week including bank holidays. We will also advise on any pest proofing issues and how to avoid pest problems in the future. We all want what's best for our family and to protect our home. Apart from the danger to health, many pests can also cause extensive structural damage, as well as an offensive odour. Before you go down the DIY route, why not give us a call to see how we can help? You have nothing to lose! We all want what's best for our family and to protect our home. Apart from the danger to health, many pests can also cause extensive structural damage, as well as an offensive odour. Before you go down the DIY route, why not give us a call to see how we can help? You have nothing to lose!

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People and companies think they can treat the pest problem themselves, only to find that they make the infestation worse by purchasing products from DIY outlets with a poor percentage of insecticide. This may prove to be an expensive waste of time and money. Identify Rats & Pest Control provides an effective solution to your pest control problem with advice to prevent any infestation recurring.

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Manchester Pest covers Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

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