Rats ate my lawnmower!

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Granted, it’s not something you hear every day – but that’s how the conversation went when I took a call from a customer in north London the other day.

Now that spring had arrived and the weather was starting to pick up, she decided it was time to get out in the garden. She went into the shed, only to be  greeted by a nasty surprise – a rat infestation.

They’d gnawed away at her lawnmower, indicated by the red lines in the photo. Not only had the rats been dining on the machinery, they’d also decided to take  up residence over the winter. They’d filled the inside of the collection box-up with earth and rubble to make a nice warm refuge from the harsh outdoors.

With any job, we always undertake a full survey first to identify the pest we’re dealing with. Inspecting the marks left by the gnawing, we knew straight away that rats were to blame. And if there had been any doubt, we soon found more evidence in the form of rats’ droppings, which are around five times bigger than mice droppings and usually banana-shaped

Rats have very powerful jaws and are quite capable of making their own entry point. So we wanted to check the customer’s house to ensure that the rodents  hadn’t made their way into the attic or loft space, where they could cause major damage to electrical wires and cabling. Thankfully, it was all clear.

After carrying out three visits to lay bait for the rats, we had good news for our customer – her shed and garden were pest free. And to ensure things stayed that way, we proofed the shed with wire mesh to prevent any future rate infestations. No more rat pest control problem!

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

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

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


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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

For more information on our service and costs call now. 

*All prices are per visit and plus VAT

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