Common Mistakes Most Rat Pest Control Companies Make

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A rat infestation in your home or business can be a terrifying experience and knowing the right methods for rat pest control can help you to navigate this issue safely and properly. Having rats in your property can lead to dangerous diseases and unmanageable damage, and it is an issue that needs to be dealt with swiftly and effectively. Enlisting the help of a rat pest control company is often the fastest and most reliable way to handle the problem, but even sometimes the professionals fail to get it right. 

At Area Pest Control, we are specialists in rat pest control, and we have extensive experience in removing rodents from properties of all shapes and sizes. Over the years, we have experienced many mistakes that other rat pest control companies have made when trying to handle a rodent infestation. Read on for some of the most common mistakes most rat pest control companies make.

Failing To Properly Inspect

Many rat pest control companies fail to carry out a thorough and appropriate inspection prior to treating the problem. All too often, we see customers who have had a rat pest control company come in and fail to properly inspect the property, which can cause many issues down the line. An inspection is carried out so that the pests can be accurately identified, as sometimes the signs of a rat infestation and a mouse infestation are very similar, but the treatment methods vary greatly.

Not only that, but an inspection will identify the areas of the home where rats are congregating, and the routes they are using to get in and out of the property. A rat pest control company who simply lays bait and poison without a thorough investigation first could end up causing serious problems later on. For example, if the area where rats are congregated is not identified and shut off, you could be left with dead rodents in difficult areas such as cavity walls or ceiling spaces.

Not Proofing As Part Of The Rat Pest Control Process

It is all well and good getting rid of the rats in the first place, but if proper proofing is not carried out as part of the rat pest control process, then the problem could easily return. Rats can squeeze into the smallest space, and even tiny cracks, crevices or holes in the property could be used for rodents to re-infest. A reliable rat pest control company should take the time to identify every potential entry point for rats in the home, and offer advice, guidance, and support on how to proof these areas to prevent the creatures from returning. Some rat pest control companies will carry out proofing themselves as part of the service, others will give their advice on what should be done to prevent rats from coming back. 

At Area Pest Control, we offer expert rat pest control services for both residential and commercial properties. When you choose us, you can rest assured our specialists will carry out a thorough inspection, put a plan in place for rat pest control in your unique property, and provide advice and guidance on the best ways to block entry points to prevent future infestations, our in house rodent proofing team are on hand to protect your home and prevent reinfestation when needed. For more information, get in touch today.

Contact Area Pest Control today for advice, service and a solution to your pest problem.

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How quickly will you respond to my problem and how soon can it be treated?

It is our priority to take emergency pest control calls as they come in. We endeavour to speak to you and reply to emails on the same day during our working hours.

Treatment response times can vary depending on the pest, this can often be the same day, whatever the pest problem we are here and ready to help. Call us now.

What does a visit to my premises involve?

Our pest control technician will first survey your premises in an attempt to ascertain pest entry points and the best location to start the treatment,

they will talk you through the process answering any questions you may have.

On completion of the visit, the technician will advise you on preventative measures and recommend proofing works to help prevent a recurrence where possible.

What pests do you treat?

We treat a wide variety of pests from rodents to insects to birds, the more common pests we incur daily are Rats, Mice, Pigeons, Bed bugs and Cockroaches.

Seasonal pests include Squirrels, Glis glis (Edible dormouse) Starlings, Wasps, Cluster Flies, Moths, Spiders, Carpet beetle, Ants and Fleas, this is not an exhaustive list so please call to discuss any pest concerns you have.

We also have a specialist pest control team for removing pests from under solar panels and prevent them from re-entering.

This includes removing Birds, Pigeons, Jackdaws and Squirrels that are nesting under solar panels.

How much are your services?

 The costs vary from pest to pest and location, to give some examples:

Wasp treatments from *£49.99

Rat and Mouse treatments from *£50.00

Ant treatment from *£60.00

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