Rats and mice are amongst the most encountered when it comes to rodent infestation. Rodents are a very common pest in the UK due to our climate and treating infestations quickly is vital as rodents breed quickly and in large numbers. Rodent litter sizes vary from 8-12 and they can produce up to 7 litters a year. One pair of rats can lead to over 2000 in a year.
Rats can be commonly found living under buildings, in refuge heaps and in sewers whereas mice would generally be in more sheltered areas. Both will enter your home searching for a food source and shelter in the winter. Rodents are nocturnal and will aim to nest in areas where they will be undiscovered.
Ways to prevent rodents
- Keep property entrances and exits clear of clutter
- Ensure compost heaps are away from properties
- Ensure all food is kept in tightly sealed containers
- Ensure all rubbish is kept away from your homes and is tightly sealed
- Ensure bird feeding is carried out away from your home
- Ensure all external holes are blocked off
Rodents can cause structural damage to premises and sewers by their burrowing as well as the constant gnawing on wood, cables and pipes. Rodents also carry disease such as salmonellosis, meningitis, endocarditis to name a few.
With society changing rodents are becoming more common place in urban areas. Fast and effective treatment is essential to stop this pest problem rapidly multiplying. At LPC, when we offer an elimination of rodents, we offer a solution tailored to meet your needs. Additionally, a separate survey can be offered where proofing is necessary, after the rodent infestation has been eradicated.
For an instant treatment quote call LPC Pest Control Service on 07867 786 828