Rat Control in Waltham Abbey

Rat Control Waltham Abbey

Welcome to Pest Control Waltham Abbey We can help with all your Rat Control Problems for both domestic and Moth customers.

Pest Control Waltham Abbey is committed to providing an efficient and dependable Rat Control and prevention service in Waltham Abbey. We aim to provide a safe working environment for our customers whilst complying with legislative and audit requirements.

We have gained many customers through recommendations over the years, both from the Moth and domestic market in Waltham Abbey for Rat Control.

St George’s Pest Control Ltd is a member of the BPCA (British Pest Control Association) and has several accreditations including CHAS, Construction line, Safe Contractor, CSCS and have been approved by the Essex County Council – Buy with Confidence scheme.

For all your Rat Control Problems and for a Pest Control Quote in Waltham Abbey please contact us on 01708 715070.

Rat Control

• Brown colour, blunt nose and small hair covered ears
• 23cms body length with thick and scaly tail
• Weighs between 150 – 300grams (can be up to 500grams)

The Brown Rat makes its nest underground near refuse tips, under sheds, patios and earth banks. Creatures of habit, rats leave regular “runs” to and from feeding areas.

Rats can also occupy loft spaces, under floorboards, wall cavities and basements. They gnaw through woodwork and cause damage to electric cabling. Their incisor teeth constantly grow and in order to prevent excessive growth rats will constantly gnaw objects. House fires have been known to be the result of rodent damage to electrical wiring.
Rats eat just about everything but seed grain would be their favourite. They feed mostly at night and an average size rat will eat 50g of food a day.
They pass up to 40 droppings a day which are concentrated in one area (12mm and tapered at both ends). Rats harbour several diseases, such as weils disease, salmonella and rat bite fever.
Rats breed rapidly; a female will have up to 6 litters per year producing 6 to 8 young per litter. The young reach maturity at 3 months old. A small problem could become an infestation if left untreated.

For external problems we use spill proof rodenticide baits in heavy duty metal lockable bait boxes. The bait boxes are installed near to rat runs and areas where rats are foraging for food.

For internal areas spill proof baits would be installed into lofts, basements, plants rooms, cupboards, sheds and anywhere else necessary or safe to do so.

Our treatment for rodents include a minimum of 3 visits or until the problem has been cleared. Rats are very cautious of new objects and it can take several days for the rats to become used to the bait boxes.

We recommend good management of waste food and rubbish in bin areas. Rodenticide baits in heavy duty bait boxes will prevent rats from becoming established in these areas.