We treat rats, mice and squirrels. Expand each section to get more information about identifying the pest and the treatment we offer. Please note: We do not currently provide a service to deal with foxes . You can find more information on The Fox Project website.
Identifying and treating 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.
- 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.