Signs Of Rats

Being aware of the signs of rats can help you to identify a problem quickly and with a bit of luck, prevent a full-blown infestation. We highlight the signs that you need to look out for so that you know when you are dealing with have rats in your home or business premises.

What Are The Signs Of Rats?

You may even notice the signs of a rat infestation presence before you even see a rat. The many signs of a rat infestation include:

• Dark Brown droppings 1-2cm long
• Rub marks around the house
• Food missing
• Holes
• Strange musky smell
• Damaged water pipes
• Electrical problems

Spotted the signs of a rat problem in your home or business? Contact us online or call us on 0800 328 9354

Where Could Rats Be Hiding In Your Premises

Underneath The House

If you notice an area of subsidence (caving in or sinking of land) around your property, this could be a sign that you have rodents burrowing underneath your home. If this is the case, please get it checked out by a professional and do not seal up the burrows and hope the problem will go away. Subsidence can also be caused by water erosion.

In The Loft

Dark, quiet, plenty of insulation to eat and very isolated, lofts make the ideal home for rodents. Don’t be mistaken into thinking that there’s no way anything could possibly get into the loft – rats while not great climbers, can still easily sneak in by climbing up walls or squeezing through holes.

Inside Walls

Rodents are actually very intelligent creatures and will, therefore, find all sorts of weird and wonderful places to hide. If you’ve noticed scratching noises coming from the walls which are even more noticeable at night, you will almost certainly have an infestation. You may be tempted to leave them be as they’re not bothering you when they’re out of sight but rats and mice love to chew on electrical wires.

Within A Freezer

You may think that because one of the main reasons rats seek shelter in our homes is to stay warm, that the one area of your house that would be safe is the freezer. If the many years we have worked in this profession has taught us anything, however, it’s that rodents will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Within The Kitchen

This is an incredibly unpleasant thought but kitchens are another common place to find mice because there are of course plenty of food sources here. Make sure you check behind all your appliances because these creatures can very easily squeeze into gaps behind fridges, freezers and cookers. If you have any cupboards you don’t open very often they could even brazenly be lurking in there too.


Spotted the signs of a rat problem in your home or business? Contact us 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.

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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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“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.”
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