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Signs of Rats
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Have you found gnaw marks or come across small dark brown droppings? If so then you could potentially have a rat infestation – but don’t worry we're here to help. If you think you have a possible rat infestation please call us now on 0800 218 2210 to speak to our experts about our fast effective rat control treatments.
Rats are most active during the night therefore it is often easier to spot the signs of a rat infestation than the actual rat. Below we have explained some signs that could indicate that you have a potential rat problem.
If you have spotted any of the signs mentioned, we recommend acting quickly to ensure the potential infestation doesn’t spread any further.
Rats leave foot and tail marks in dusty, less-used areas of buildings. To establish if an infestation is active, sprinkle fine flour or talc in the area near the footprints and check for fresh tracks the next day.
Where in your home or business should you start checking for the signs of rats, their nests and damage they can cause? Rats are agile climbers, who can jump, gnaw and burrow so realistically you should check your property from top to bottom, inside and out. Here are some common places you might find evidence of a rat infestation.
If you think you have rats, it is important to act quickly to control the level of infestation and reduce the health risks posed by these rodents. You can also take practical steps now to proof your home or business and help prevent rats.
Watch the infographic video below for more facinating facts about black and brown rats.
Watch our short infographic video about rats.
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