Rodent Control Ugley

Essex & Herts Pest Control offer prompt and professional rodent control solutions, protecting homes and businesses from rats throughout the Ugley area.

A one-off rodent treatment will eradicate most domestic rat problems. If you are a business requiring annual pest control in the Ugley area, our tailor made annual pest control contracts offer long term prevention and control, protecting your business and its reputation, making sure you meet legislative requirements, ensuring your business operates safely and lawfully.

In the first instance a free no obligation survey is required.

Stocked with the latest technologies your rodent service will be managed professionally and in accordance with the Pest Regulations 1986 & 1987 we work to the highest standards in pest control, all staff are RSPH Accredited and DBS security checked, ensuring you're in safe knowledgeable hands.

 

Control
Firstly, a thorough survey must be carried out. In addition to baiting and trapping, 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 your rodent problem arrived in the first place.
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 is a common entry point for brown rats, and until this fault can be identified and repaired, rodent problems are likely to intermittently continue.

 

Habitat
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.

 

Importance
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.