Knowing you have a rat problem can be distressing, so it’s best to do everything you can to try and avoid the situation in the first place. The best way to deter rats is to deny them access to food, water and shelter. Unlike mice
, rats need daily access to a water source. They only drink between 15ml and 60ml of water a day, but they need access to it easily and consistently. They’re renowned for eating just about anything, but rats prefer to eat small amounts of a wide variety of foods, giving them a varied diet.
If you've seen signs of rats
, it may indicate a more serious infestation. Expert, targeted treatments are the safest, quickest and most effective way to get rid of rats from your property. Our BPCA certified technicians provide tailored, effectual rat control solutions. Please call us on 0800 218 2210
so we can help get rid of rats from your premises quickly.
See our rat top tips below on practical ways you can help to prevent a rodent problem in your property.
Rats are nimble, versatile and make the most of any opportunity to enter your home. Black rats are good climbers and will happily inhabit lofts. Whilst brown rats can climb, they prefer to build burrows, particularly near or beneath solid structures like sheds, garages and walls. They are very adept at swimming in sewers and drain systems, making the most of any damaged pipework. Both species will gnaw at gaps to enlarge them enough for easy entry.