There are various types of rats, but the most common in the UK for the cause of concern is the brown rat. They spread disease, damage property and food and can cause pest problems in domestic and commercial environments.
Primarily rats live on the ground or in burrows although in certain circumstances, rats have been known to live above ground in places such as trees and shrubs.
Rats are well-known for the vast amount of diseases they carry, some of which can be fatal.
Leptospirosis is a common bacterial infection which is spread from animals to humans. The bacteria is most commonly carried by rodents, mainly rats, and cattle. Humans can catch this infection by drinking water or touching soil that contains the urine of the animal carrying the bacteria.
The most common rat, the brown rat, can adapt to most environments especially areas that provide food, water and shelter. The brown rat is mainly found in towns and cities where industrial bins are present, this is due to the large amount of food waste creating a food bank for the rats.
It can be hard to pinpoint the exact location of where the rats are coming from; Kill Line are specialists in the removal of Pests from either your home or business.
Rats are a communal mammal, which means if you see one (or the signs of one) you can almost guarantee that there will be more. Rats are well known for their ability to reproduce quickly; a female rat can have around five litters a year ranging from a litter size of 6 to 22. Therefore, it is important to act fast and call in the professionals before they destroy your hard work.
Local councils are keen to prosecute offending business' who fail to guard against rats and the disease that they spread.
Prevention is definity better than a cure, we offer monitoring, prevention, proofing and infesation control, get in touch for a free quote and friendly advice.
Rats are more than happy to invade our home and garden, they spread disease and cause damage where ever they go. We are happy to not only deal with invading rats but proof your home to make sure that they will struggle to find any way in.