RAT CONTROL MAIDSTONE
Rat control for homes & businesses in Maidstone
Professional rat trapping & rat pest control.
Same day response, great prices.
How much does rat control cost in Maidstone?
Being a local, family run business allows us to offer very competitive rat control prices.
Our experienced technicians are qualified to a minimum of BPCA/RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management. We constantly follow industry updates and best practice guidelines, along with COSHH and HSE regulations.
We put the safety of people, pets and the environment first, meaning you can trust us to effectively eradicate your hornet nest as safely as possible.
Great value prices, fantastic service!
Why use a professional rat pest control service?
Rat control in Maidstone, Sittingbourne, Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester areas:
Rats are extremely intelligent rodents. Unless you know exactly how to treat them, you can make them wise to traps and baits, making them much more difficult and expensive to treat.
The most common UK pest rat species is the Brown Rat (rattus norvegicus). These will live virtually anywhere that provides food, water and shelter. Sewers, compost bins, hedges and lofts are common habitats, and they will often thrive eating the food people put out for birds.
We will assess what is attracting the rats to your property, looking at a full range of integrated pest control methods and proofing systems. Along with trapping and baiting to eliminate the existing infestation, this will help reduce the chances of further invasions.
It’s very important to tackle rats as soon as you suspect a problem. They breed extremely quickly, with a couple soon turning into a large scale problem. Rats are a major carrier of Weil’s disease (Leptospirosis), which is often fatal to humans. Therefore you should always wear protective gloves when handling anything that may have been in contact with rats, and thoroughly disinfect any areas they have touched. Rats also spread salmonella and many other nasties.
The requirement for rodents to constantly gnaw can also cause massive damage throughout your property. Many house fires are caused by rats chewing through electrical cables, and we even have one client who’s car had the main electrical loom chewed through, causing over £1,000 worth of damage!
We provide ongoing commercial pest control contracts throughout Kent, covering rats and also mice. Please call us to arrange your site survey, where we will discuss a bespoke monitoring and treatment plan and provide a no obligation quotation.
Our service agreement will cover regular monitoring inspections at frequency to suit the site, and call outs to deal with any rodent activity.
After each visit we will update your pest control folder with detailed inspection and treatment reports, this will also contain our risk assessments, method statements and qualifications.
Our clients include those in the hospitality industry, industrial units, factories and offices.
Domestic rat control treatments are usually undertaken over a few visits. We will be able to outline a treatment plan during our initial visit, give you an idea of costs and recommend actions you or we can take to reduce the likelihood of future infestations.
Signs of rat infestations:
We are often asked: “How do I know if I have a Rat in my house?”, “Do rats in lofts make a lot of noise?” and “What do rat droppings look like?”
Rats generally make quite loud banging and scratching noises when in a roof space. Chewed cables, pipes and woodwork are a good indication of rat activity, as are greasy smear marks along regular runs and access points. If you can smell rat urine, it is normally a sign of quite an established infestation.
Rats produce around 40 fairly large, cylindrical droppings per day and these are normally deposited in certain areas known as latrines.
Rats will often create burrows around gardens, especially in hedge roots and under compost bins, sheds and decking.
You may also notice food packaging has been chewed, and paper, cardboard and insulation shredded for nesting material.