Rats are often found living in sewer systems and are agile climbers and excellent swimmers. If they move into your house they will often live in roof spaces, wall cavities or under floorboards. In gardens they will burrow into compost heaps and grassy banks or live under your shed.
No one wants them in or around their home and they are feared for spreading germs and diseases.
Jonathan Fox of Intelligent Pest Control said “rats are possibly the most disliked and feared of pests that we treat, as we know they live all around us and no one wants them in their home, business or garden. Fortunately we can treat rat problems effectively and cost effectively taking away the stress and fear of the home or business owner.”
Jonathan went on to say “whilst we provide a “one off” service to homeowner the majority of our work is treating rat problems on an on-going basis for businesses and organisations, we offer a comprehensive and cost effective contract service and have established a strong reputation in the Midlands.”
You can contact Intelligent Pest Control by calling 01162402005 or visiting the website at www.intelligentpestcontrol.co.uk. Intelligent Pest Control are represented across the East Midlands in Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Northampton providing a comprehensive service, only a call away we can often visit you on the day of your call.
Further details on rats are provided below for your information:
Preferred foods are cereal products, although rats are omnivores and will eat almost anything that humans eat. Most damage caused by rats is through gnawing and ripping open packets of food. They also spoil and contaminate food with their urine, droppings and hair.
Rats gnaw continually to wear down their front teeth, even on non-food materials such as electrical cables, pipework and wooden fixtures.
Householders can assist in preventing rat infestation by taking a number of simple precautions:
1) Keep your home in good repair. Rats only need a gap of 15mm to gain entry.
2) Remove potential nesting sites by keeping yards and gardens clean and tidy, and by cutting back overgrown areas.
3) Ensure that drain inspection covers are in place and are in good repair.
4) Seal gaps around heating and water pipes.
5) Do not leave household waste where rats can get access to is, close dustbin lids and composters and do not feed wild birds to excess – you may be feeding rats as well.