Identifying rats

A rat


  • are larger than mice
  • usually live outside
  • have kidney bean size droppings

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Home treatments for rats

An adult must be present throughout each visit. Treatments typically involve:

  • up to three visits, two weeks apart
  • laying baits along any rats runs and in the drainage system (if required)
  • information on the bait we have used, where they are, and if you need to take any special precautions
  • taking measures to protect children and pets

Preventing rat infestations

To prevent rats from entering your home, you must:

  • fix any holes in your home
  • remove external sources of food such as fallen apples, pears, bird food or even water
  • clear old furnishings, wood and overgrowth
  • keep all refuse in your 'wheelie' bin and always close the lid
  • keep compost in a bin

Noises from the loft are often caused by squirrels or birds, rather than rats or mice.