Rodent Control Colchester

Essex & Herts Pest Control eradicate rats from homes and businesses throughout the Colchester and surrounding villages.

Most rat problems are sorted with one treatment. On completion of your initial survey, the correct rodent solution will be implemented and then monitored.
We will aim to identify how rodents are gaining access into your building, occasionally this can be difficult to establish and we may recommend a sewer survey be carried out. This is normally done as a free service.

In keeping with the highest standards in pest control, all our work is guaranteed and endorsed with our 'problem solved or no fee policy'.

For long term prevention and control we offer tailor made annual pest control contracts to both residential and commercial premises throughout the Colchester area.
We protect businesses and their reputation by ensuring they conform with current legislative pest control requirements. Notably, we are fully accredited, fully insured, compliant to the British Retail Consortium standard and health and safety accredited in conjunction with the SSIPS membership scheme - Pest Control

In accordance with the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 & 1987, we operate to the highest standards in pest control, staff are BPCA/RSPH accredited and DBS security checked, ensuring you are in safe knowledgeable hands.

We take an environmental approach to pest control management, always prioritising solutions which have least impact to wildlife, promoting the environment and work to best codes of practice.



Firstly, a thorough survey must be carried out. In addition to baiting there may well be other options to help eradicate your rodent problem.
We will likely make recommendations with regard to internal/external proofing and internal/external house keeping and help give a better understanding as to why you have a rodent problem.
If there has been a history of ongoing rodent problems, we may ask you contact you water provider in order they carry out a sewer/drain survey. This is normally carried out as a free service. Damaged sewer/drainage pipes are a common entry point for brown rats, and until this fault can be identified and repaired, in this instance, rodent problems are likely to intermittently continue.


Externally, brown rat burrows are quite recognisable. Burrow entry points are usually tennis ball sized and can be found on sloping grounds of banks and rivers or beneath some form of cover such as drains, tree roots or pavements. The brown rat can also be found inside in loft spaces and cavity walls, normally indicated by droppings and tunnels through insulation. They require free access to water and feed on a wide range of food sources. Entry into a building can be via an opened toilet, sewage or drainage pipes and even open doorways.


The brown rat, can carry diseases such as Leptospirosis more commonly known as Weil's disease, E.Coli, Lymphocytic Chroiomeningitis, Tularemia, Salmonella, Typhoid, Bartonellosis, Arenaviruses, Hantavirus, Toxoplasmosis, The Plauge and Rat Tapeworm. It is essential that any contact with rats such as stored items, worktops, cupboards, floors etc to be cleaned thoroughly with disinfectant and all droppings cleared.
Rodent droppings can trigger allergies and transmit food borne illnesses. Fire risk, damage to property and goods. Damage and contamination to food stuffs.