Rat Pest Control Service

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.

How to get rid of rats

To ensure you are dealing with your rat problem quickly and effectively we recommend you contact us as soon as possible, we will guarantee that you receive the following service to deal with your rat infestation and eradicate the issue.

FREE Pest Control Audit – we will assess the size and type of infestation in your home or business

Accredited Experts – qualified technicians certified with British Pest Control Association

Tailored Pest Control Treatments – each assessment will be specific to your infestation and the type of property affected.

Proofing and Prevention – our technicians will provide prevention tips for the future.

Spotted the signs of a rat problem? Contact your local Prokill expert online or call us on 0800 328 9354

Sign Of A Rat Problem?

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.

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

Different Types of Rat Species

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 Prevention Tips

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. Or, for more information, read about signs of rats in your home or business.

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!

Spotted signs of a rat problem? Contact your local Prokill expert online or call us on 0800 328 9354

Why Prokill Pest Control Solutions?

Environmentally Friendly Pest Control

As one of the leading Environmental Services companies in the UK and Ireland, Prokill’s responsible environmental objectives are key to its development – revolving heavily around the comprehensive service we provide to customers and the training we provide to our staff. In all areas of the business, our environmental targets are in place that includes the use of bespoke web-based administration and documentation systems to minimise printing costs and provide uniformity across the group allowing for real-time access.


What is a Prokill FREE Pest Control Audit?

As well as providing useful free expert pest control advice on general housekeeping and preventative pest control solutions, our local expert pest control experts will provide you with a complete pest assessment of how to prevent infestations, or remove types of pests you’ve already identified.

Whether you are already have got a pest control agreement with a local pest control company however are not sure or not convinced of its effectiveness, or presume that your environment might be prone to pest infestation, the FREE Pest Control Risk Audit conducted by one of Prokill’s expert local Pest Control Technicians will highlight all the areas of potential risk from various types of pest.

Infestations from any kind of pest – whether rodents, bird pests or insects – can be detrimental to all aspects of your daily life and would most probably infringe health and safety regulations that can result in closure or severe interruption of your business or premises. Our expert pest control solutions team is authorised and able to create a comprehensive pest cover if necessary and will even notify existing contractors for you if you wish to change.

Local Pest Control

Wherever you are in the North West or South of England, we have you covered.

Local and Accredited Prokill Professionals

Contact our qualified local team to address your pest problems, whether you are a small home or large businesses, we can tailor a control solution that meets your needs.

Accredited Experts

Every Prokill technician has been trained through our extensive RSPH examinations and are CRB approved.

Qualified for High Quality Pest Control

Through our dedicated training and support programs, we ensure that our technicians comply with legislation, giving you peace of mind that you are in the hands of experts.

All Hours Service

Our Prokill customers enjoy local service at all hours, seven days a week..

Pest Solutions on hand 24 / 7

Whether it’s in the early morning hours or late in the evening, our Pest Control technicians are on hand to provide pest control solutions to your home or business.

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Why Choose Prokill

  • Accredited experts

  • Locally based company

  • Compliant with legislation – Inc CRRU code – Business specific, legislation expertise ensures audit compliance

  • Prokills Pest Advanced service supports audit compliance

  • Solutions tailored to your pest problem & business

  • Pest Awareness training Programs

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“Prokill are professional trained people who take care of all our pest control on 3 sites. We value them giving us an excellent service, nothing is too much trouble available 24/7. Their record keeping is second to none and have never had a non- conformance from any audit on site from their paperwork. Excellent job look forward to our continued professional working relationship.”
Annette Gould, Laboratory Manager
“Very professional pest service company. Conscientious, meticulous and diligent in their approach, incredibly reliable and consistently providing an excellent level of service upon each visit to large manufacturing sites”
Casey Higgins, Technical Compliance Manager

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