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Prestwich Rodents Mammals & Pest Control Services

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Manchester, Rats, Mice, Moles, Fox, Squirrels Control


Rodents & Mammals:


  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
  • Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
  • Lassa Fever
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM)
  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Plague
  • Rat-Bite Fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • Arenaviruses
  • Tularemia


Rodents are responsible for spreading many zoonotic diseases – i.e. Disease of animals that can be passed to man. Rodents live in close association with humans.

Rodents may transmit disease to man in a number of ways including:

By biting
By infecting human food with their droppings
By infecting human food with their urine
By being eaten
Indirectly via the cat or dog
Indirectly via bloodsucking insects
Indirectly by dying in a water supply or beverage and contaminating it with organisms contained in the body at death

Coliform bacteria and other faecal organisms can be associated with floods, storm drains, sewer back-up incidents, etc.

Weil’s Disease
About 50 – 70% of all rats in the UK are carriers of this disease.

Weil’s disease or Leptospirosis, carried by rodents, have been associated with flooding. Some studies have found a 15-fold risk of the disease associated with walking through floodwaters.

A recent report revealed that there were 41 cases of Weil’s disease reported in England in 2005. Epidemics may be associated with changes in human behaviour, animal or sewage contamination of water, changes in animal reservoir density, or following natural disasters such as floods. It is important to be aware of the flu-like symptoms caused by a leptospirosis infection. Those who may be exposed to leptospirosis should take relevant precautions listed on the ‘Leptospirosis (Weil’s disease)’ cards, which should be kept with you at all times.

The causative organism is the spirochaete bacterium Leptospira interrogans, serotype: Icterohaemorrhgiae. The bacteria can enter the human body via damaged skin, (such as cuts and abrasions) or mucous membranes (mouth and nose). Infection can also result from direct contact with rodent carcasses, tissue and organs.

Leptospirosis is one of the major bacteria with which rats can live quite happily, unlike salmonella which causes the animal to be ill. Rats contract leptospirosis while still pups, and carry it in their kidneys. They excrete the bacterium through their urine into the environment where it can survive for up to 45 days in fresh water or in damp conditions, such as muddy river banks. However, the bacterium cannot multiply outside the body of the rat.

Groups most at risk have histroically included famr workers and those whose jobs bring them into regular contact with rats. But with the increase in popularity of water sports over the last 15 years, Britain’s canoeists, who number over one million, have found themselves at risk representing nearly half of those affected by Weiil’s disease.

The onset of symptoms may be gradual or sudden and display all the signs of severe influenze. The victims suffer from an acute headache, combined with muscular pains and a general feeling of weakness.

In acute cases left untreated, jaundice becomes intense and urine passage difficult, with solid bodies forming in the kidneys. Renal failure and kidney damage occur simultaneously and death might follow. Currently around 15% of Weil’s disease victims die.

Food Poising
Rats and mice may infect foodstuffs with their droppings, which may harbour such food poising organisms as the Salmonella bacteria or the microscopic eggs of the tapeworm genus Hymenolepis.

We specialize in controlling and eliminating;
Rodents – rats, mice, moles
Insects – ants, fleas, cockroaches, moths, flies, wasps, bedbugs
Pigeons, birds and squirrels.

Ants Bedbugs Beetles Birds Cockroaches Fleas Flies Foxes Mice Mites Moles Moths Pigeons Rabbits Rats Silverfish Spiders Squirrels Wasps Woodlice

Common Pests in Prestwich
We offer a same day wasp treatment service in the Prestwich area
Wasp Nest Treament in Prestwich
Effective Wasp Nest Treatment in Prestwich

Prestwich wasp control treatments are safe and provide excellent value for money. We offer a comprehensive wasp nest treatment service for a fixed price of £45.00. We also cover Stockport, Cheshire and Warrington areas. We are specialists in wasp nest control and also hornet nest treatments. We also provide a same day service, so for those people that really don't like wasps at all, we are here to help and we guarantee that we kill wasp nests dead.

Pest Control for Landlords in Prestwich
Pest Control Services for Landlords in Prestwich

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