Rat Control Hertfordshire | Rat Removal

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N-PEST | HERTFORDSHIRE

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RELIABLE TREATMENTS

BED BUGS, CLUSTER FLIES, COCKROACHES
FLEAS, HORNETS, LADYBIRDS, MOTHS, WASPS
GLIS GLIS, MICE, RATS, SQUIRRELS, FOXES, MINK
MOLES, PIGEONS & RABBITS.

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AGRICULTURAL PEST CONTROL

Flexible pest management plans
for your specific needs.

RAT CONTROL / RAT REMOVAL

HERTFORDSHIRE & BEDFORDSHIRE

RAT CONTROL HERTFORDSHIRE

Rat Control Hertfordshire – We provide rat control throughout Hertfordshire to rid you of rat infestations. Rats, or at least the brown rat is very active in Hertfordshire and the rest of the UK in urban areas, somewhere it can thrive due to the amount of rubbish and discarded food. Rats are known to carry several diseases and can contaminate surfaces by leaving their urine and faeces around the home.

Once in the home, rats will find there way to any food that has been left laying around and start eating it. Rats will also often chew on electrical wiring, something that can present a fire hazard. They will also gnaw on wood. The brown rat is excellent at digging and will burrow extensively, they will often burrow beneath rubbish and vegetation.

The key to dealing with a rat infestation fully is to properly identify the scale of the problem, eliminate the rats and applying proper proofing methods to block likely entry points. In addition to this, any advice should be followed with regards to denying the rats access to food, water and a shelter. Things like tidying areas in the house and outside in the garden, storing rubbish in more robust and secure containers, cleaning up discarded pet food and bird feed etc will reduce the chances of re-infestation. With effective proofing measures and the right advice and guidance, the chances of re-infestation can be vastly reduced.

If you have a problem with rats, would like us to get rid of them and want help making sure they don’t come back, get in touch now to book an appointment.

PEST PROOFING

WE OFFER A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PEST PROOFING MEASURES FOR THE HOME AND WORK-PLACE THAT CAN PREVENT OR REDUCE THE CHANCE OF RE-INFESTATION. THE NUMBER OF PROOFING MEASURES AVAILABLE AND THE TYPE DEPENDS ON THE PEST, ASK US ABOUT THE AVAILABLE PROOFING MEASURES WHEN YOU CALL.

RAT FACTS

  • COMMON SPECIES

    Both the Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus rattus) can be found causing problems in the UK but only one of them is likely to be found in Hertfordshire, which is the brown rat. The black rat is rare in the UK. The Brown Rat can be a problem in and around the home as well as in businesses.

  • DIET

    The Brown Rat is not a fussy eater at all, it will eat almost anything that is edible, although it does prefer grain and cereals if it can get it. They will eat meat, other animals, other rats, snails, insects, eggs, mice, voles and in desperate times even other injured or weak rats. The Brown Rat will eat around 30 grams of food through the day and drink roughly 60 ml of water, something they like to have easy and convenient access to.

  • HABITAT

    There is said to be more rats in the UK than people and that their number is growing, this is suspected to be due to the mild climate, which allow them a better survival rate during the winter. Away from humans, rats like to live in damp environments like river banks and sewers. In urban and well populated areas, brown rats tend to stay within 20 metres of their nest and only travel further if there isn’t an ample supply of food. Rats will also happily live in residential buildings, in lofts, wall cavities, in sheds as well as outside in the garden.

    Rats are known to burrow extensively and can build a burrow they has multiple levels of tunnels as well as multiple entrances. They use these tunnels for defence when running away from in intruders, threats and loud noises.

  • BEHAVIOUR

    Rats are very good survivors and behave cautiously, being wary of surrounding human and animal activity as well as being cautious of unfamiliar objects. It can take a little time for Rats to gain the confidence to feed from new bait stations and food, and initially they might avoid them.

  • ACTIVITY

    Rats almost always feed at night and remain concealed in their burrows throughout the day but in over-populated areas they may feed during the day, especially if they have been denied access to food during the night. With the rats mostly hidden in their burrows during the day, it’s common for rat infestations to seem like they are at a smaller scale than they are.

RATS (Rattus norvegicus)

Brown Rats (Rattus norvegicus) are extremely common throughout the UK and Hertfordshire. Rats are highly adaptable and can be found in a variety of habitats, typically near humans. They have brown and grey fur with a body up to 25 cm (10 in) long with a tail of similar length. The brown rat is nocturnal and is very good at swimming, both on the surface and below water. It isn’t very good at climbing however, unlike the black rat.

The brown rat is a true omnivore and will consume almost anything. Homes and buildings should be kept clean and clutter free to limit the infestation of rats, making the surroundings less attractive to the pest. The brown carries many diseases including Salmonella.