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Rat control London

About the Rat

The Norway, common, sewer or Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus)

In the 1950s people were allowed to go down and count rats in the sewers. From that work, we had an estimate of around 2,000 rats per square kilometre of sewer.

Rats are naturally active at night, so if you believe you may have a rat infestation, the signs to look out for are:

  • Droppings: (1 -2 cm long).
  • Smear marks: Grease marks from the body of a rat as it repeatedly brushes up against solid objects.
  • Rat nesting materials: Shredded insulation, cardboard, wood, plastics etc…
  • Distinctive smell: Rats will leave an ammonia-like smell,that is particularly strong in enclosed areas.
  • Damage: Rats sharp teeth can gnaw through cables, plastic, wooden doors and even mild steel, many fires in lofts have been reported from rats gnawing through electrical cables.

Rats are spreaders of infections such as Salmonella, Hantavirus, Trichinosis, Rat bite fever, Murine typhus and Weil’s disease as well as harbouring ticks, fleas and mites.

On the underside of a rat, wet fur soaked in urine can transmit deadly bacteria and viruses to table tops, work surfaces or any other areas a rat has crossed.

Rat control London

BioNET offers reliable rat control service to customers in West End and Central London areas.

If you have a Rat problem that you are concerned about, contact BioNET Pest Control for a free site survey and we will identify the nature and extent of the infestation. We will then discuss with you our Integrated Rodent Management strategy which will clear your problem in the quickest, safest and most humane way.

Failure to comply with legislation, including Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) , Food Safety Act (1990) and Prevention of Damage by Pests Act (1949) could lead to premise closure or fines.