Rodent pests

We treat rats, mice and squirrels. Expand each section to get more information about identifying the pest and the treatment we offer.

Identifying and treating rats

Identifying rats

Rats:

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

Home treatments for rats

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

  • three visits, at least one week apart
  • laying baits along any rats runs and in the drainage system (if required)
  • information on the bait we have used, where they are, 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 closing the lid
  • keep compost in a bin

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

Identifying and treating mice

Contact us if you need your home treated for mice. We also offer advice on preparing for a treatment.

Identifying mice

Mice:

  • are up to 10cm long
  • have brown-grey fur on their back and lighter grey fur underneath
  • have large ears
  • have thin tails as long as their heads and bodies
  • are smaller than rats
  • are usually found inside
  • have droppings the size of a grain of rice

Home treatments for mice

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

  • three visits, 7 to 10 days apart
  • placing bait in marked boxes in the kitchen, under stairs and other affected areas
  • an advice sheet with information about the bait used, where it was placed and any special precautions
  • measures to protect children and pets.

Preventing mice infestation

Prepare your home against mice:

  • closing up any holes in your property
  • removing external sources of food such as fallen apples, pears, bird food, water
  • clearing shelter or nesting material such as old furnishings, wood and overgrowth
  • putting all refuse in your 'wheelie' bin - always close the lid.

Dead mice can be put in a plastic bag and then in the bin.

Identifying and treating squirrels

Please contact us about how we treat squirrels.