Rats

ratHave you seen droppings, heard scratching noises, seen evidence of gnawing or seen burrows or nests in your home? Our aspect.co.uk engineers are highly experienced, fully trained and suitably accredited to carry out the works to eradicate your infestation.

 

 

All treatment rates + VAT

 

Standard rate (per hour)

Overtime rate (per hour)

Late rate (per hour)
Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm 6am - 8am / 5pm - 9pm 9pm - 6am
Weekends N/A 6am - 9pm
Rats. £160.00 – up to 2 visits* £195.00 – up to 2 visits* £240.00 – up to 2 visits*

* Rats – this price is for Internal Rats. The second visit is free of charge.

To maximise your treatment and maximise its success, it is vital you follow our pre visit instructions and post treatment recommendations sent to you via email with our appointment confirmation.

Treatment is available and effective; however the approach of proofing / prevention is the best way to achieve long term successful control. We are able to estimate for these supplementary works to be carried out in an additional visit.

Fascinating Facts

Rats are rodents and also known as the Brown Rat, Sewer Rat and Norway Rat. This is the most widespread rat in the UK, the only other significant species being the black rat. The common rat is an omnivore; eats anything!  The adult weighs up to 700 grams and has a total length, including the tail, of around 400mm. A large rat can squeeze through a gap of only 25mm and enters buildings via broken drains, adjoining walls, subterranean conduits or broken vents and holes outside. Brown rats are only pregnant for three weeks and can have 6 - 11 babies in a litter resulting in a rat infestation building up very quickly.

Pest control of rats is very important as an infestation of rats can cause many problems including gnawing damage to goods and structures, contamination of food and of course disease including the potentially fatal Weil's disease and salmonellosis (food poisoning). The Black Rat, via its fleas, was responsible for the Plague.

Habits and behaviour:

  • - Will normally nest and burrow close to food source (embankments, rubbish tips, hedgerows, tall undergrowth).
  • - Will climb, jump, burrow or swim.
  • - Will live in urban and rural areas.
  • - Access through drainage/sewer pipes, down pipes, holes in walls, gaps under doors, etc. roof spaces, ducts, pipes, beams, cables.
  • - Requires access to water.
  • - Food storing or “caching” is common.
  • - Neophobic – High level of caution to new objects/surroundings.


Signs of Infestation:

  • - Holes/gnawing.
  • - Droppings.
  • - Smear marks.
  • - Unpleasant smells.
  • - Following regular routes (runs.)
  • - Urine Pillars.

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