Rats

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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