Rats will infest over a million homes in the UK each year and the problem appears to be on the increase Essex. Rats are known to spread a wide variety of diseases in both residential and commercial properties. Rodents such as rats can spread a wide variety of diseases and pathogens through their fur, feet, urine or droppings. The main diseases of concern are Weil’s disease, and food poisoning diseases such as salmonella.
Rats can also damage property by gnawing at wood, electrical wiring, water pipes, and drainage systems. At least 20% of household fires can be attributed to rodents gnawing through electrical cables – which is often not covered by insurance policies.
Dependant on the weather and food sources, rats can take between 2-3 months to reach sexual maturity and can have up to 7 litters per year with the average litter size being about 8. From just one pair of breeding rats, over 1,000 rats could be produce via themselves and offspring in a year !
Pest ID can eradicate pretty much all rat infestations within 14 days, we following the new guidelines from CRRU (Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use) of and the BPCA (British Pest Control Association) best codes of practice.
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