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Stevenage, Hertfordshire


FurBeGone Pest Control offer Rat Pest Control and Removal. We offer 24 hour pest control in Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth and surrounding villages. Our pest control professionals will assess your situation and recommend the best course of treatment ensuring safe removal of the rats.

The History of Rats

Rats are known as: Brown Rat, Common Rat, Norway Rat, Sewer Rat (Rattus norvegicus).

The Rat originated from Asia and China . First recorded in Europe at the beginning of the 18th Century. They were referred to as Norway rats because they were thought to have travelled from the East on Norwegian timber ships.

Problems Caused by Rats

The most common problem comes from the brown rat. As well as spreading disease, contaminating food and water, rats are also destructive to property and will chew on almost anything.  Rats can also bite and are especially a problem if there are babies or very young children around.

Identifying Signs of a Rat Problem

In the home you will usually find rats in the kitchen, under cupboards, behind fridges and appliances, under decking, behind sheds or in roof spaces, although they can get into most places within the home.

Most commonly you will either hear them scratching or spot signs of rats droppings first, which look like large brown pellets. You will often see signs of the damage they leave behind where they have chewed through things, often food containers or wood. 

Rats can be found living outside around 10% of dwellings Hertfordshire.

Rat Nesting
Rat Nesting
Baby Rats in their Nest
Baby Rats in their Nest

Treatment of a Rat Infestation

Rats eat on average one tenth of their body weight each day and must drink water daily in order to survive. They are considered omnivorous but if available, cereals seem preferred.

Rats will normally be found under kitchen units, in basements, under garden sheds, under decking, behind bath panels and in roof voids which can sometimes make treatment difficult.

Our pest control technician will initially talk through the problems you are experiencing and explain the treatment options. He will then carry out a thorough inspection of your premises prior to any treatment and assess the level and extent of the infestation.

Once this has been established he will then be able to carry out treatment to the appropriate areas. All our treatments are completely safe for children and animals and baits are placed in plastic tamper resistant bait boxes where necessary.

Once the treatment is complete we will detail our work in an inspection report and leave this with you, our technician will then arrange a convenient time to carry out a follow up visit if required.

If you have any questions or are worried you may have a rat infestation please contact us for advice or to arrange a visit.

Mouse infestation being treated with poison
Poison used to Control Rat Infestation
Rat Finding Food
Rat Finding Food

Frequently asked Rat Pest Control Questions

How can I tell if I have Rats?

Rats will hide in your home, but they are also very confident and will often come out during the day to look for food. If you don’t spot a rat the main signs you might see are the pellet like droppings, they leave behind.

How do you get rid of Rats?

Your pest controller will assess the extent of the infestation and offer advice on the best treatment for rats. There are different methods for getting rid of rats and the method used will depend on the severity and location of the rat infestation.

How Do Rats Get into my property?

Although they look big, rats can squeeze their body down to get through holes or gaps of around 2cm. Rats can also climb well so have the ability to climb external walls and guttering to access the roof.

Rat hiding outside
Rat climbing in hole pest control
Rat eating food pest control

What Attracts Rats?

When rats enter your property, they are usually looking food, shelter and safety. Once rats reach around 8 weeks, they are capable or reproduction so they may also be looking for somewhere to nest and breed.

Can You Get Rid of Rats Permanently?

Your pest controller will permanently remove rats and their nest. It cannot be guaranteed that other rats will not enter your property at a later date, but part of our treatment process will include finding and blocking entry holes.

Can I get sick from Rats?

Rats can carry many diseases such as HPS, Leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, plague, and typhus. It is important that after they have been removed to clean thoroughly using anti-bacterial cleaner.

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