The brown rat is one of the most common pests found in businesses and in people homes across Essex, it’s said you’re never more than 6 feet away from a rat, with an estimated 10 million rats in the UK it’s no surprise that here at Wildthings Pest Solutions getting rid of rats is one of the most common issues we come across.
How to get rid of rats in a house
For us at Wildthings Pest Solutions the priority on our first visit is to locate points of entry and areas of activity. A survey of the property whether that’s a home, flat, or commercial business is carried out from the ground up.
If nothing is found above ground, then there can only be one other place and that’s from the soil pipe system. Manholes will be inspected for signs of rodent activity, and if needs be a drain survey will be carried out.
Any additional work such as proofing of the property to prevent future problems will also be highlighted in a survey for your consideration.
How to get rid of rats in the walls?
In most cases a rat infestation is an internal issue. People often notice noises first, in the loft, ceilings, under floors and cavity walls. Other signs like droppings and of course regular sightings would all confirm that you have a rat problem. The first thing to do would be to book an inspection to understand the extent of the issue and discover the rats entry points.
How do you stop a rat infestation?
Having found points of entry the best way to eradicate the rats will be discussed with you. There are many ways to get rid of rats including baiting, trapping or poisoning.
Where ever rat, poison is laid extreme care is taken to make sure no other animals come into contact with the baits.
Any dead rats are removed from site by us to be properly disposed of.
What smell keeps rats away?
There are many old wives tales and home remedies for getting rid of rats. Laying down peppermint oil, onions, detergent, ammonia, chamomile, lavender, cloves and chillies have all been considered. You could of course get a cat but rats will not go away on their own.
The best way to get rid of rats is to remove them permanently. Speak to us about our effective rat control solutions. Call us on 07771 356731 and book your survey. Visiting homes and businesses in Chelmsford, Southend, Basildon, Brentwood and across Essex and East London.