Emris Services are trained in various methods of rodent control. We have developed a range of techniques and approaches to deal with rat infestation for domestic and commercial customers.
An extensive survey and knowing how much, where, and when to deploy products is where we are able to take control of situations efficiently. We always take an integrated pest management approach to tackle your infestation.
We can use monitoring equipment, such as field cameras, to confirm entry points & the size of the infestation. Our team can then recommend a proofing strategy and decide on the best action. It could be traps, rodenticides, or a combination of both.
Rats can carry many nasty diseases, which can spread to humans, through urine or contact with food preparation areas.
- Leptospirosis (often referred to as Weil’s disease)
- Toxoplasma gondii
Damage Caused By Rats
The problems associated with rats are not just limited to public health. They also have a knack for causing structural damage. Rats have to gnaw in order to keep their teeth in shape.
Common gnaw spots include the sheathing around electrical cables, which present a significant fire risk, and pipes, which are likely to result in leaks, water, and gas.
Cinderblock, wood, glass, metal, bone – a rat’s teeth will take on pretty much any challenge, which is why they can cause untold damage to homes, businesses, and the occasional finger.
Flooding from gnawed pipes and electrical fires from chewed wires may be associated with rat infestations.
As an adult, a rat can weigh between 12 -16 oz, with a body length of 6-8 inches. Their noses are blunt, with small ears and small eyes. Rat fur is shaggy, coarse, and varies in colours. The tail is shorter than the head and body combined.
Rat droppings are 1/4 to 1/2 inches and are capsule shape with blunt ends. They are usually shiny black but may vary according to their diets.
Rats will leave a hind foot track of about an inch. Rats drag their tails, leaving a mark between their feet’ tracks. Unscented baby powder or flour, lightly sprinkled, can help you determine tracks and their runways as they cross suspected areas.
Holes that rats have gnawed will usually be about 2 inches or more in diameter with rough edges. Rats prefer to gnaw on wood but can chew through almost anything, damaging electrical wiring or plumbing.
Rat burrows can be found along foundations, beneath rubbish, and underneath shrubbery. If the burrow is active, it is usually clear of vegetation. Rat runways are smooth and well-packed. Indoors, these runways are free of dust and dirt.
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Rat Control Services
Our professional pest control services specialise in removing and preventing infestations of rats in homes, businesses, and other structures. Rats are a real pest problem as they can damage property, contaminate food, and spread disease.
Rat control services typically offer a range of solutions for getting rid of rats, including setting traps, using rodenticides, sealing entry points to prevent re-infestation, and providing ongoing monitoring and maintenance to ensure that rats do not return. Effective rat control requires a thorough understanding of rat behavior and biology, as well as the use of safe and effective pest control techniques.
Professional rat control services can provide effective solutions for managing rat infestations and protecting your property from damage and health risks. It is important to address rat infestations promptly, as rats can reproduce quickly and the problem can quickly escalate if left unchecked.