The black rat (Rattus rattus)
Roof Rat

 

The brown rat or Norwegian rat (Rattus norvegicus)

 

How To Get Rid of Rats

 

Discovering rats in your home or business can be very distressing.

 

On top of the health risks, rats have also been known to cause fires by chewing through wiring. They can even gnaw through wood, plastics and mild steel.

 

Professional rat control is the most effective and quickest way to get rid of rats. Expert treatments can prevent damage to your property and protect against diseases spread by this rodent.

 

How To Catch a Rat

 

Catching rats or mice is a difficult job.

 

If you want to solve a rat problem on your own, we offer a range of DIY rat products developed specifically by our technical specialists to control a small infestation.
Rat traps alone will not be enough to control a serious or repeat infestation though. Only a professional rat control solution can guarantee complete removal of rats from your home or business.

 

Worried about rats?

 

If you have spotted signs of rats, such as droppings or unpleasant urine smell, it is time to get professional treatment

 

Dangers of Rodents

 

In the past century alone, more than 10 million people have died from rodent-borne diseases. Although rodents are not major threats to our everyday health, it is justified to be concerned over the potential for rodents to transmit diseases. By their very nature and design, rodents make excellent “vehicles” for harboring and rapidly transporting diseases.

 

Lyme Disease

 

Description: Skin lesions, fever, headaches, arthralgias

 

Carrier: All rodents

 

Mode of Transmission: Rodent tick bite

 


 

Salmonella (Food Poisoning)

 

Description: Causes intestinal disorders

 

Carrier: Rats, Mice

 

Mode of Transmission: Rodent feces contamination

 


 

Rat-Bite Fever

 

Description: Relapsing fever that may last several months

 

Carrier: Rats, Mice

 

Mode of Transmission: Bacteria in mouth and nose of rodent, transmitted via bite or scratch

 


 

Typhus

 

Description: Fever, headache, rash, respiratory attack

 

Carrier: Rats, Mice

 

Mode of Transmission: Rat flea bite

 


 

Plague

 

Description: Attacks circulatory & respiratory systems

 

Carrier: Various rodents

 

Mode of Transmission: Rodent flea bite or by handling an infected animal

 


 

Pox (Rickettsial)

 

Description: Lesion followed by fever, headache, rash

 

Carrier: House Mouse

 

Mode of Transmission: Bite of a mite which lives on mice

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