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How to get rid of Rats

Getting Rid of a Rat Problem?

Prokill Pest Control are the specialists in how to get rid of rats and how to deal with a rat problem. With teams of local and regional technicians around the UK and Ireland, we provide a personal and discreet service enabling the safe removal and further enforcement measures for future prevention of all types of rat infestations.

Key Signs of a Rat Infestation

Prokill provides a reliable rat pest control service wherever it’s required – from removing one rat in a domestic property to baiting an industrial site that needs to keep down the resident rat population, we can provide the expertise and effective solutions.

Finding evidence of rat activity in your home or business premises should be acted on immediately – finding droppings that are 1-2cm long, damage to food packaging, wood or plastic, or shredded paper or cardboard means you need the services of a pest control expert.

And just like mice, rats can cause costly damage to property. Constantly gnawing, they will even chew through cables and wires and can cause electrical faults as a result. It’s always wise to check the details of your buildings insurance policy if your property is susceptible to rat infestation; many insurance companies list fire caused by rodent damage within the exclusions to cover.

  • Rat Droppings Brown Rat droppings are dark brown in a tapered, spindle shape.
  • Rub Marks As dirty creatures, they will often leave greasy, dirty stains on surfaces they have been in contact with.
  • Rat Holes Brown Rats are known for digging extensive burrows – check your property.

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Think you may have a rat problem? Contact your local Prokill expert online or call 0800 328 9354.

Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus)

The Brown rat, also known as the sewer rat, or the Norway rat, is the most commonly found of the two rats within the UK and Ireland. This rodent pest breeds throughout the year with remarkable success. The gestation period lasts for up to 21 days, and the young rat reaches sexual maturity at 8-12 weeks, able to have in the region of 6 litters per year with a litter size of up to eight baby rats.

Black Rat (Rattus rattus)

This rat species is now very rare in the UK and Ireland. For this reason, they are normally found in ports and similar transit areas. The black rat can be identified by their small body, large ears, pointed nose, tail longer than its body, and movement similar to that of a squirrel.

Rat Control Near Me

After identifying a rat problem, it is important to act – fast. Professional and correct treatment against rats is vitally important, click below to find your nearest rat control expert.

Comprehensive Rat Control for Businesses

A rat problem can be extremely detrimental to both business operation and reputation if not dealt with quickly and effectively. Our discreet service is the perfect solution for unwanted visitors in the commercial environment.

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“We had been plagued with rats and mice and we had struggled to find a Pest Control company who could solve the problem. Prokill were the only company to properly investigate and find the reason for our problem. 12 week later and we are now able to sleep at night!”
Trevor J, Residential

Comprehensive Rat Control for Homes

Rat in the House? Contact your local Prokill Pest Control Professional for a swift and comprehensive Rat control solution. Our technicians will provide you with a treatment plan specific to your needs and helpful advice to prevent further infestation.

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“We had been plagued with rats and mice and we had struggled to find a Pest Control company who could solve the problem. Prokill were the only company to properly investigate and find the reason for our problem. 12 week later and we are now able to sleep at night!”
Trevor J, Residential

Want to know how to get rid of rats? Contact a Prokill expert online or call 0800 328 9354.

Prevention

Want to know how to get rid of rats and prevent them? Follow these simple tips to make sure you prevent a Rat problem before it happens.

Helpful Tips

  • Keep foodstuffs in metal or glass containers with tight fitting lids.
  • Tidy inside the house and around the garden – less clutter means less places to hide.
  • Put outdoor rubbish bags in metal bins with securely fitted lids to stop them feeding from contents.
  • Clean up pet food and bird seed debris, and store pet food in robust containers with fitted lids – preferably above ground level.
  • Keep gardens free from debris and keep clutter to a minimum.
  • If you have a compost heap don’t include organic food waste, as this will attract them.

Your local Prokill Professional will provide you with advice on how to get rid of rats and much more within your FREE Prokill Pest Audit, as well as creating a comprehensive control plan that is specific to your problem and environment. Contact us to book yours today!