PEST CONTROL FOR RATS CAMBRIDGE
We operate our pest control services throughout Cambridgeshire and being based between Ely and Cambridge allows us access to Huntingdon, Bedfordshire, South Cambridgeshire and out as far as Downham Market. Wherever you are having problems with rats, i.e. in your home/attic/garage, work place/kitchen/business premise or on your farm or agricultural land, DRE Pest Control will be able to assist you.
Rats are attracted to your home, school, farm or country park by food - below are our best pest control tips for preventing rat problems in Cambridge:
- Ensure bird feeders are kept off the ground and not too close to trees
- Ensure that there is no spillage of animal or human foods
- Keep all animal, human food and food waste and potential nesting material i.e. newspapers, straw in areas where they cannot be accessed by rats
- Keep all grain store/food storage doors closed and fill any potential access holes
- Ensure that the undergrowth around grains stores/food storage areas is kept clear to a minimum of 10 feet (3 metres) as rats do not like to be out in the open if possible
- Ensure that general hygiene is kept around kitchen area
- Contact a professional, BPCA qualified Pest Control company to safely and effective remove the rat problem
There are many amateur products on the market to deal with rats, these include:
- Ultra sonic repellers for rats and mice
- Cage/live traps for rats
- Break back traps for rats
However, we would advise caution when using DIY pest control products for rats. All rat poisons, rodent traps and baiting stations must be handled with care and positioned well away from children, pets or cattle.
DRE Pest Control operate an environmentally friendly and humane pest management company and ensure the control of pests is as safe and effective as possible, whilst also aiming to reduce the level of unnecessary stress caused to common pests such as insects, rodents and birds.
So if you are looking for professional pest control for rats in Cambridge, give us a call.
DIY Rat Poison
DIY pest control solutions for rodents can often cost more than calling in the professionals and must be used properly. By calling DRE Pest Control, our expert pest controllers will use the correct treatment, in the correct way, offering advice and reassurance and prevent the risk of harming non-target species.
We provide residential, agricultural and commercial pest control and pest prevention for rat problems in homes, businesses, farms, kitchens, country park, schools and colleges.
So if you suspect rats in your loft, or mice in your stored produts contact DRE Pest Control today and our professional and highly trained pest control operatives will work with you to implement long-term pest prevention measures for controlling and preventing further rat problems.
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Description of a Rat
Rats are generally brown or dark grey, their body can be up to 10 ins (25cm), with their tail a further 10ins (25cm) long. A rat weighs on average 12oz (350gms) – 19oz (550gms) but they have been known to reach 32oz (900gms). Their droppings are dark and sausage shaped about ½ - ¾ inch (1 – 2 cm) long
A Rats Habitat
Rats tend to live where there is a food source, in the summer months rats are generally found out in the fields, rivers, farms and country parks, whereas in the winter they will forage for food left for them by humans, this includes bird feeders, farm grain stores, food storage areas and open rubbish areas.
- Rats can travel up to a mile per night foraging for a food source and then go onto make a home for themselves and their families.
- Rats tend to live in burrows, which can be found anywhere, compost heaps, under sheds, ditches, deep undergrowth and sometimes loft areas.
- Rats can breed throughout the year if conditions are right. The gestation period is only 21 days, with young rats able to reproduce after 12 weeks.
- Rats are generally nocturnal, but can be seen during the day if there is a close available food source.
- They are also neophobic, which means that they are very wary of change or something new.
Rats can access buildings through a gap of 2 – 3 inches; they can also gnaw through wood and packaging. As their teeth grow continuously they have to gnaw on what they can find, this may include pipes and wires.