The common brown rat (rattus norvegicus) never ceases to amaze me. During the daily course of my work I have grown to admire there tenacity to take advantage of every situation available to them, from there ability to climb just about anything, and find there way into our loft or cavity walls, to there very sharp incisor teeth which can gnaw through metals and even concrete. They can swim up to half a mile on open water and dive to a depth of 3 ft or more. There has been a case where a local river authority had concerns, because the rats were diving to take the swan mussels ofF the river bed.
Pest Control tip: Good house keeping goes a long way to reducing the chances of a rat problem. Making sure litter is kept securely stored, and keeping the outside of your property or business free from clutter, will reduce the availability of harbourage and food sources.
If you do have a pest control problem with rats, our Essex based pest control service can offer the best baits available to bring about a thorough and quick solution. Our baits are applied in a safe and secure way giving you peace of mind.
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