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How do I get rid of Rats in my loft? Oxford

Dec 31 in Pests


PESTUK Oxford know this time of year can lead to an increase of rat and mice activity within homes. As the vegetation dies back and the availability of fruits and nuts gets less, the weather gets colder rodents will look for new homes and food sources this makes our homes an inviting destination for rats and mice.

People are also more likely to feed birds in the cold weather which can attract rats and mice to this delicious extra source of protein, which can then cause them to nest nearby.

Rats in Oxford

Rats will normally enter a building for shelter and then venture outside for food and water. Of course if the opportunity arises for food and water within the building then they will take it. Unlike mice, rats are very suspicious of anything new placed within their territory. This can make control with baits and traps difficult for rats. With rats patience is needed plus trying to remove the existing food source.

Rats are suspicious of new objects in Oxford homes.

Rats in Oxford

Mice in Oxford

With the cold weather people start feeding birds tempting rodents nearer to houses and in turn rodents may get into the house living in lofts, wall cavities or between floors. Mice can survive in a loft of wall cavity without actually leaving as they will feed on insects, woodlice and seeds blown in.

Mice can extract the moisture they need from their food or from condensation on pipes. They are territorial creatures and the size of the territory will depend on the amount of food available within. If mice come across an area of high food value like a kitchen, or a garden shed then the territory size will shrink. Territory size is very important when treating mice with rodenticides.

Mice in Oxford can be treated by PESTUK

Mice in Oxford


A PESTUK technician wil come to your home and will inspect the property inside and out, looking for possible entrances and likely food sources and any possible nesting area. The technician will then lay poison baits down in strategic places and in correct amounts and arrange a follow up visit in 2-3 weeks time.

To book us please either call or email-

PEST UK (Oxford)
Tel: 01865 479719


further information on rodents-


BPCA- Rats


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