Rodents and reasons for rodent control

sewer rat

Brown rat "Rattus norvegicus"

The most significant rodent pest species in Britain include the brown rat (rattus norvegicus), the black rat (rattus rattus), the house mouse (mus musculus v.domesticus) and the grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). The European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is strictly speaking not a rodent but belongs to the Lagomorph's. They are distinguished from other mammals by the characteristics of their incisor teeth they use for gnawing. Their "success" is because of their commensal life style with man, their adaptability and their rapid rate of breeding. The main reason for rodent control are spreading of diseases, damage they course to food stocks and structures.


Structural damage and rodents

House mouse

house mouse "mus musculus"

Gnawing is necessary for rodents to maintain their teeth in optimum condition. Rodents including Brown rats and house mice are known to gnaw through wood, plastic and even electrical cables, causing potential fire hazards. It is not uncommon to find lead piping in older premises punctured by rodent teeth. Conversely structural damage already present (cracked sewer pipes and walls, drains, air bricks) provides entry points for rodents to invade premises. A rodent control survey will establish the rodent species, damage they caused, the level of infestation and whether proofing is required.

Disease transmission

Rodents carry an array of diseases, some of which are very serious including Leptospirosis (Weil's disease) by the sewer rat and Salmonella sp. The presence of rodents in any setting, but particularly were food is handled, is a serious Health and Safety concern.

Rodent extermination

Extermination can be performed using numerous methods including baiting, the application of rodenticidal gels and dusts and trapping. We will discuss the most suitable rodent control method(s) and/or the need for proofing and harborage reduction during the initial survey. We can solve your rodent problem using a high level of discretion and when everyone else is asleep, if this is required.

Rabbit control and grey squirrel control

Rabbits and grey squirrels are outdoor pests (aldough grey squirrels might be found in lofts) were they can cause serious damage to vegetation, especially in an agricultural setting. We charge for each animal caught..So NO RABBIT/GREY SQUIRREL=NO FEE.. Call for a no obligation free quote and to discuss appropriate control methods.

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