Rats By Harry (who works at PEST UK)
Since I have started working at PEST UK, I have learned the ways in which Rats are dealt with by our technicians. Furthermore, I have learned that they must eat 1/4 of their own body weight in Sakarat (bait) to be affected.
There are a few differences between Rats and Mice, these include: size, weight, colours, and tail length. They also behave differently. Rats are far more suspicious where as mice are very curious. This behaviour needs to be considered when placing baits or traps.
There are a number of baits that can be used on these pests, these include: Sakarat, Deadline Rat Blocks, Ratimor Pasta/Block baits, and Sorex. The treatments used by PEST UK will use a bait, listed above, and require a minimum of 2 visits by our technicians. The first visit is to inspect the place and set baits and the second visit is to collect the baits and decide if any more baits need to be laid. The PESUK technician will also tell the customer if any ‘proofing’ or hygiene matters need to be dealt with to make the treatment successful and make a re occurrence less likely.
The treatment is guaranteed, as long as advice given by the technicians is adhered to. The aftercare requires animals and people away from the baits. Furthermore, Rats are attracted to the smell of animals and food so you must ensure that food is inaccessible and that care is akin when feeding pets. Treatments can take more than 7 days, this is because it can take up to 7 days for the Rats to start feeding on the bait, they can breed very quickly so the young replace the Rats that have been treated. During your treatment, any dead bodies that are found should not be handled without the correct equipment as protection is needed when handling them. The bodies should be buried or burned should you interact with the Rats.
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).
PEST UK cover a wide area of England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London.
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