• Pest Control Service For Surrey

    Also covering Kingston, Twickenham, Staines and Windsor

  • Professional  Rat Control for Surrey

    Includes Kingston and Windsor & Staines areas

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    If you need rat control and riddance service on your property whether large or small, don’t hesitate to contact us for practical advice, affordable prices and great service!

    If you have Rats in or around your home, call us for a no-obligation chat and in most cases, a fixed price quote there and then..and don’t forget we can visit early evening if you’re at work during the day at no extra cost.  (as long as we don’t need daylight of course..)

    If you’re a business, we’ll always offer a free site survey and fixed price quotation for either a short term job or ongoing preventative rat control service in Surrey area.

    Rats can cause high levels of damage by their continuous gnawing habit. Their movement through unclean places to our environment means transference of harmful bacteria.  Weils Disease (AKA Leptospirosis) is rare in Britain but shouldn’t be ignored.  

    Rats are very adaptable and usually live outdoors as they prefer to burrow. Broken paving, rubbish piles, overgrown bushes etc all provide good cover for burrow entrances.

    Most people are aware that rats often live in Sewers; they are relatively undisturbed by people and safe from predators.

    Access above ground can be caused by tree roots breaking through pipes so they can burrow out. Uncovered drain pipes are a common access point as are dry, disused toilets.
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    They are also good climbers and can often find ways in at roof or eaves level – missing or damaged roof tiles etc.

    What Rat Control Services do we Provide?

     

    A good rat extermination service is not just about putting down poison randomly in the hope they will find it.

    Biocides legislation is changing and use of rodenticides outdoors will become more tightly controlled to further reduce the risk of poisoning non target species and harm to the environment.

     This means we must also look to bring in environmental changes to discourage the presence of rats in the first place, examples of which could include:

    • Cutting back overgrown bushes to remove harbourage and get rid of rubbish piles
    • Keep drains covered and building fabric in good repair
    • Ensure there isn’t any food waste around for them to feed on so they’ll need to forage elsewhere
    • Make sure out-buildings are structurally sound, so rodents can’t find an easy way in (or under).

    Team the above with the strategic use of rodenticides in secure enclosures or direct into burrow and you’ll probably save money long term as you’ll have got to the heart of the rat problem rather than treating its symptoms.

    Our initial site survey and advice on how to deal with your specific  rat infestation are free of charge.

    Our goal is to work with you to achieve a long term solution, not just a quick fix.

    Its long  been said we’re only about six foot from a Rat at any one time..Doctor David Cowan of Environment, Food and rural Affairs gave his opinion on this..

    Why not give us a call us on one of the numbers below? – We won’t disappoint you.

    10 Rat Facts..

    1. The Worlds biggest Rat is the African Pouched Rat. It grows up to 90cm long and is trained and used for Mine detection in Africa
    2. Rats can chew through mild steel
    3. Left unchecked, their incisor teeth can grow up to around 10cm a year
    4. As well as a ‘Group, ‘Colony’, ‘Pack’, ‘Swarm’ etc, a group of Rats is also known as a ‘Mischief’
    5. Without companionship, rats will become lonely and can suffer from depression
    6. When happy, rats have been observed to chatter or grind their teeth. This is often accompanied by vibrating eyes…
    7. A rat can go longer than a Camel without water
    8. The Rat is one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. People born in this year are thought to possess characteristics associated with Rats including creativity, intelligence, honesty, ambition and generosity
    9. Rats take care of injured and sick rats in the group, but will eat dead members of the group!
    10. A rats tail controls balance, is used for communication and for body temperature control by expansion and contraction of blood vessels within.