Although many people are afraid of rats, they are very nervous animals and are generally much more afraid of us!
Originating from Central Asia the Brown Rat first made it to the UK on ships in the 1700s. They’re now widespread throughout the country and are the most common species of rat here and are classed as a public health pest.
Rats can infest gardens, parks, homes, and businesses. Commensal rodents live off of us meaning wherever there are humans, there could be rats.
Reasons for control of rats in your home, business or garden:
- Potential spread of diseases such as Weil’s disease, Salmonella, Listeria, Toxoplasma Gondii and Hantavirus
- Gnawing of woodwork and electrical cables which could lead to a fire
- Contamination of water tanks with urine and droppings
- Contamination of food
- Stock or reputation damage
Unfortunately problems involving rats rarely solve themselves so control is necessary.
Ecotech Pest Control can provide treatments to gain control. We will also spend time to try and establish how the problem has occurred and make recommendations to reduce the risk of future infestation.