Rats are a worldwide pest, they are very adaptable and known to spread life threatening diseases as well as causing structural damage in the areas they infest.
The most common species in the UK is the Brown Rat (rattus novegicus), also known as the ‘common’ or ‘sewer’ rat. The Brown Rat is generally a brownish-grey colour on top and slightly lighter underneath. Brown rats are also characterised by the following:
Problems linked to rats Rats have been known to cause major structural damage to residential/commercial properties and services, such as traffic light systems and power supplies.
Rats have also been known to spread the following diseases:
The best approach to dealing with or preventing infestations is the combined use of rodenticides, proofing and good hygiene practice.
PEST TEC are specialists in Rat infestations and will seek to resolve your problem in a professional and supportive way. Get in touch to discuss your specific requirements, we will be happy to advise.