Rats, Mice & Squirrels
In Pests, Rats & Mice, Squirrels
Rats, Mice & Squirrels:
Now the warmest December ever has ended and January has started at last to get colder and this will at last bring an influx of Rats, mice & squirrels into buildings. PEST UK have many rural pest control contracts where we have static preventative bait points and this Winter these bait points have been showing record bait takes indicating that the rural rats, mice & squirrels population is extremely high. Once the cold weather comes and stays for a few weeks then a large percentage of thisl rat and mouse population will start to move to the shelter of buildings. Squirrels as well will start to look for warmer sleeping and nesting places within their territories which often leads them to invade loft spaces, causing havoc to the loft spaces they choose. Squirrels don’t hibernate but will rest up during cold snaps. Lofts are often favoured for this purpose. Nearer Spring time lofts are often selected for breeding sites.
Rats and mice origonaly came from Southern Asia so although can adapt to colder climates (they inhabit all of earth’s continent apart from Antarctica) they prefer the warmth and shelter of buildings. The food supply and vegetation cover also dwindles as frosts set in so areas in and around buildings and animals becomes attractive to rats for food as well as for cover
Whatever the rodent problem wether it be rats, mice or squirrels, PEST UK offer a pest control solution at a very reasonable price. Getting rid of rats and mice usually involves identifying the food source (& dealing with this) along with any proofing recommendations and then the laying of a suitable poison bait. This generally takes 2 visits. With squirrels the approach is slightly different with the proofing left until after the infestation has been eliminated. Treatment is often traps instead of poison, depending on circumstances.
Unlike a lot of pest control companies PEST UK guarantee their treatments.
To book a pest control treatment or free advice then please call us at PEST UK: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).
Rats – BPCA Advice
PEST UK cover a wide area of England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London
Squirrels Advice BPCA
Mice by the BPCA