Identifying rats


  • are larger than mice with thick tails
  • usually live outside
  • have kidney bean or raisin size droppings that are elongated

Home treatments for rats

An adult must be present throughout each visit.

Treatments typically involve:

  • up to three visits, one week apart
  • laying baits along any rats runs and in the drainage system (if required)
  • information on the bait we have used, where they are, and if you need to take any special precautions
  • taking measures to protect children and pets

Preventing rat infestations

To prevent rats from entering your home, you must:

  • fix any holes in your home
  • remove external sources of food such as fallen apples, pears, bird food or even water
  • clear old furnishings, wood and overgrowth
  • keep all refuse in your 'wheelie' bin and always close the lid
  • keep compost in a secure bin

Noises from the loft are often caused by squirrels or birds, rather than rats or mice.

How much does it cost?

A pest treatment for rats and mice costs £142.10 and is for 3 visits to the property. We remove the bait if we find no evidence of pest activity on the third visit.

If additional visits are needed these will cost £44.10 each.

For commercial rates and information see landlords, commercial premises, restaurants and schools.

Make a booking

Book a pest control visit

For queries about bookings and payments fill in our contact form or call us on 020 8753 1081

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