Rats can gain entry via airbricks, bad maintenance to the fabric of a building and even the drainage system, all these require investigation and proofing works to deny an access point.
The proofing can include vent covers, filling holes and if within the drainage system stainless-steel one-way flaps. Rats like to live in roof spaces/lofts, burrowing in grass banks or even under sheds and decking, all rats need is food, water and shelter to survive.
Some of the diseases the rat can pass on to humans via their urine include:
Leptospirosis, Weils disease, Salmonella, Listeria, Toxoplasma gondii and Hantavirus.
Property owners have a legal obligation under the Prevention of Damage by Pest Act 1949 to keep premises rat and mice free.
If you think you may have a rat issue, please use the below contact form or call us.