There’s nothing worse than having a pest infestation of some kind. It can quickly become problematic and cause all sorts of problems – which is why getting on top of the issue as soon as possible is advisable.

Rodent populations, in particular, can quickly get out of control if left to their own devices, but there are lots of ways in which rats and mice can be dealt with.

Interestingly, however, it seems that rodenticide use may become increasingly limited as time goes on, with new research revealing that genes for resistance to anticoagulant rodenticides have been found in 78 per cent of rats and 95 per cent of house mice, Farming UK reports.

Carried out by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use UK (CRRU), the study found that there are now only a handful of places left in England where pest rodent populations continue to be wholly susceptible to anticoagulants.

Dr Alan Buckle, CRRU chairman, commented on the findings, saying: “Continued use of anticoagulant rodenticides against resistant rats or mice has serious downsides: Incomplete control with consequent ongoing threats to human and animal health.

“Faster geographical spread of surviving resistant individuals; and lengthy survival of resistant pests carrying persistent anticoagulant residues that could be taken as prey by predators.”

If you are worried that you have a rat or mouse problem, a rodent pest control company like The Exterminator Pest Control can come out and help you get on top of it all. We have a range of different control measures that we use, as well as providing proofing measures to prevent infestations in the first place, so give us a call today to find out how we can help.