PESTUK have recently opened a new branch in Borehamwood. Established in 1985, PEST UK provide pest control for commercial and private properties as one off treatments or as annual contracts. All pests are controlled expertly and humanely with expert knowledge.
Our company is fully insured and uses only the most up-to-date biodegradable insecticides and poisons are used. All PEST UK technicians are CRB checked and are members of the PROMPT/BASIS scheme that ensures on going training and other professional aspects of pest control.
We are one of the smaller members of the BPCA (British Pest Control Association), and are able to offer customers all the accompanying benefits of membership, but at a much-reduced rate.
We have experience of many types of contracts ranging from shops, pubs, hotels, schools, farms, stables, offices, restaurants, food manufacturers, housing estates, flats, factories, rubbish tips and many more.
Rats in Borehamwood
If you are hearing scratching and scurrying noises during the night, or finding evidence of gnawing on food products or on furniture then you may have rats.
Lofts may be used as resting places, kitchens as a food source or both. Rats are extremely intelligent, adapting to their surroundings. This is what makes them one of the most successful animals on the planet and makes controlling rats a difficult task. If rats are inside the building you may hear them in wall cavities or roof spaces. You may see their droppings or smell the urine.
Treatment of Rats
Rat infestations are normally dealt with a cereal based poison bait containing an anticoagulant poison called Sakarat, which contains the poison Bromadioline. This poison usually requires that the rats feed several times before dying or if they consume enough poison to give them a lethal dose on their first feed they will not suffer any ill effects until some time after having fed. This ensures that they do not become suspicious and associate the bait with illness or death and a ‘complete kill’ takes place killing all the rats in the colony.
It can take up to 7 days before the rats start feeding on the bait as they are neophobic, or suspicious of new objects. It is important to achieve a complete kill as they breed at such a rapid rate that any survivors soon replace the dead with their offspring. (A healthy female rat can live for two years and can produce up to 60 young in a year). In heavy infestations rats can be seen feeding during the day, these are usually the subordinate old and weaker animals that feed during the more dangerous hours of daylight to avoid the more aggressive dominant rats. If you see rats during the day time it usually means the problem is quite severe.
To book a treatment with PEST UK either call or email us-
PEST UK (Borehamwood)
Tel: 020 8226 4251