How To Find A Reliable Rat Pest Control Company

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Rats are one of the most problematic pests around, and they can cause havoc in both residential and commercial buildings. Trying to get rid of a rat infestation by yourself is time consuming and potentially dangerous. There are various laws in place when it comes to pest control and you could accidentally fall foul of the law by using poisons which endanger wildlife or by inhumane removing rodents. Enlisting the help of a reliable rat pest control company is always the best option. A rat pest control company will not only be able to remove pests from your property, but also offer advice and guidance on rat proofing and preventing these creatures from coming back again.

Pest control is a highly skilled profession, and it is vital that you choose the right people for the job. Whether you need a reliable rat pest control company for your home or business, you need to make sure you find pest control in Bedford with the right equipment and knowledge to handle the situation efficiently. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a pest controller in Bedfordshire.

British Pest Control Association (BPCA) Membership

The first thing to look for when choosing a reliable rat pest control company is whether or not they are members of the BPCA. The British Pest Control Association doesn’t let just anyone become a member. Any companies which are a part of this organisation have been thoroughly checked and vetted, and have been recognised as professionals in the industry. If you choose a rat pest control company that is a member of the BPCA, you will know you are in safe hands.

Buy With Confidence Trading Standards Approved

Rogue traders are a common problem in all industries, including pest control. The Buy With Confidence Scheme in partnership with Local Authority Trading Standards provides a list of local businesses that have been thoroughly checked and vetted. When looking for a reliable rat pest control company, check if they are a member of the scheme.

Experience Handling Rat Infestations

If your issue is particularly caused by rats, then you need to find a pest control company with this kind of experience. Different pest control companies often handle different types of pests, so not all of them will have the equipment or skills to deal with rat problems. All reliable rat pest control companies will provide a list on their website of their services, so make sure rats and rodents are specifically mentioned.

Positive Customer Reviews

One of the easiest ways to tell if a company is going to be reliable is to see if they have positive reviews from existing customers. Look on their website for a link to previous customer testimonials, or have a search online for any feedback left on websites like Google. Businesses that have no online reviews should also be approached with caution, as it could mean they are lacking in experience. Only choose a rat pest control company that has satisfactory feedback from previous clients.

A Knowledgeable, Friendly Team

If everything looks good so far and you have found a rat pest control company which you think might do the job, then the next step is to get in touch. Call their team and have an honest chat about your requirements and situation. A reliable rat pest control company will be able to answer any questions you have and talk you through the treatment process. A good pest controller will take a bespoke approach to each customer, because no two infestations are ever the same.

At Area Pest Control, we are reliable rat pest controls covering London, Bedford, Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. To find out more and discuss your rat problem, get in touch today.

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

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Why Area Pest Control?

As a pest control service provider, we offer bespoke, planned and contracted pest control solutions.

Efficient and effective pest control service with a fast and reliable response from trained specialists.

Trained Specialists

All our pest controllers are BPCA certified and trained to resolve your pest issues safely, quickly and discreetly.


Fast & Efficient

Choose us for a professional, courteous and efficient service and to provide you with advice on prevention and control of pests.

Effective Solutions

Innovative and bespoke solutions that resolve your pest problems quickly and effectively.


Customer Satisfaction

We aim to ensure that every one of our customers is totally happy with the service received. 

We are proud of our Awards & Accreditations


We offer rapid & effective pest control,
you won’t need to call us back.


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

For more information on our service and costs call now. 

*All prices are per visit and plus VAT

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