Rapid Environmental Service has many years of experience in dealing with rat and rodent problems in all walks of life, domestic, commercial and industrial.
Using ever changing techniques and methods, we quickly gain control of outbreaks, eliminate the problem and work to preventing further infestations by implementing complete integrated pest management solutions to suit each situation.
Rodents walk hand in hand with rubbish, so in most extreme cleaning situations, especially hoarding and gross filth cases, we deal with the rodent issue as part of the overall project, ensuring the spread of rodents and the diseases they carry is kept away.
So if you have a rodent problem, contact the experts at Rapid Environmental Services for a fast and effective rodent control service. With a range of rodent control and integrated pest management agreements to suit all budgets and problems, Rapid Environmental Service is your partner of choice.
All Pest technicians are qualified to RSPH Level 2 certified in Pest Management as well as having many years experience in the field delivering solutions.
Working with Property Agents, Construction and Development companies, Landlords, Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Councils, Schools and Hospitals, we have experienced most situations and dealt with them quickly and on budget.
Rats – a rising problem
Evidence shows that the rat population in the UK has been steadily increasing, with marked rises in infestations in domestic premises in both urban and rural areas. A 1993 survey showed a 39% increase in infested domestic premises over the previous 20 years. Subsequent surveys have shown a continuing increase in infestation levels. There are now probably more than a million properties in the UK infested with rats.
Almost all the rats found are the Norway or brown rats (Rattus norvegicus). The Brown Rat is now the dominant species in the UK and is often found living in sewers and drains. It will infest both urban and rural environments – domestic and commercial premises refuse tips, waterways, warehouses, farms and other rural enterprises.
Rats do not normally move great distances, but this is not always so. Where it is necessary to find food, water or safe shelter, they have been found to travel more than two kilometres in a night. This is a major contributory factor in their success as a species and also how they quickly populate areas if allowed to get a foothold.
Problems caused by rats can be divided into three main areas:
- Health problems
- Contamination and wastage
- Damage to property and materials
Rats have a significant role in the spread of many human pathogens, heightened by to their close association with humans. The most common pathogens transmitted by Rats are Toxoplasmosis, Cryptosporidiosis, Listeriosis and the deadly Leptospirosis (commonly known as Weil’s disease)
Contamination and Wastage
In a 24-hour period, a rat can pass 12 to 16 ml of urine and produce 50 droppings. If rats are in a property where food is prepared, stored or served, like a restaurant or a hotel, or on a construction site the risk of contamination and disease to workers or visitors is extremely high.
Damage to property and materials
Rats can cause considerable damage to property and buildings. It has been estimated that the most significant economic damage comes from the gnawing of electrical cables; this causes around 50% of fires.
If you have a rat problem or rat infestation, you need to act quickly, please get in touch.