Rats coming in with the Cold!

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Snow is on the ground and so are the rats

Snowfall and falling temperatures force rodents to look for warmer places to shelter. And with this in mind, you’ll need to be mindful of rats, mice or squirrels entering your property and storage areas.  Food is also scarce this time of year and vermin are canny creatures and will always be on the lookout for a free meal. This will generally be offered by your bin store and from that bag that never quite made it into the bin.

They’re outside for the moment

You might not feel too concerned – after all it’s all happening outside. But what it does mean is that the rats have now found a food source and it’s this food source that has brought them one step closer to your home. Especially handy when they are looking for a warm place to shelter for the night.

How rodent proof is your property?

Rats, mice and squirrels can fit through a much smaller gap than you may think. Sewers, drainage systems and holes left by redundant pipe work beckons to rats. In terrace housing, once rats have worked their way into the loft, they will often move from house to house via gaps in the separating walls. Food for thought.

Squirrel are Gymnasts and Mice are Ninjas

Squirrels are the gymnasts of all the rodents. Vaulting brickwork, scaling downpipes and squeezing through the smallest of gaps they are masters of the sport. They also have very powerful jaws and if they can’t find an entry point, they are more than capable of making their own. Which can mean big trouble – once in the loft or attic space they can cause a lot of damage, often gnawing through electrical wires and cabling.

If squirrels are the gymnasts of the rodent world than mice are definitely the Ninjas, sprinting around homes and office blocks largely undetected. It’s only their droppings and part chewed food wrappers that give them away. Because of their dexterity, openings larger than 6mm need to be ‘proofed’ to prevent mice getting in.

Your rodent checklist and proofing guide

We have produced a short Rodent Checklist and Proofing Guide to help you keep rodents out of your property.

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

For more information on our service and costs call now. 

*All prices are per visit and plus VAT

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