Rat Control Darwen

Rat Control Darwen

Dealing with rat infestations in Darwen can be concerning and pose potential risks. Our dedicated team is here to provide effective solutions for removing rats from your property.

Rats are associated with approximately 55 different diseases. Their sharp incisor teeth can cause significant damage by gnawing through doors, pipes, electrical wires, ceiling joists, and floorboards. Additionally, rats will shred materials, including paper, linen, and plastic, for their nests.

Disturbingly, if you've spotted one rat, 5 to 10 more rats are likely in the same nest. Moreover, when there's enough food available, multiple nests nearby can join together, forming a social colony of up to 100 rats.

Rats reproduce quickly, with a three-week gestation period, and can become pregnant again immediately.

Contact Wallace Pest Control

If you have a rat infestation that you need urgent help with, please get in touch with us using the form below or call us on 07443 052851, and our experienced, friendly team will offer advice and provide an effective solution.

    Causes of Rat Infestations

    Rats are opportunistic rodents that seek shelter, food sources, and water. Several factors can contribute to rat infestations in Darwen:

    Food Availability: Rats are attracted to places where food is easily accessible, such as uncovered trash cans, pet food left outside, or improperly stored food in kitchens or pantries.

    Shelter and Nesting Sites: Rats look for warm and secluded areas for refuge and nesting. They can enter structures through small cracks or crevices in foundations, roofs, or walls.

    Water Sources: Rats require water to survive, so they are drawn to locations with water availability, such as dripping pipes, stagnant water, or outdoor water sources.

    Home Remedies For Rats

    Signs of Rat Infestations

    Early detection of rat infestations is crucial for effective pest treatment. Keep an eye out for the following warning signs:

    Rat Droppings: Rat excrement is typically small, pellet-shaped, and black. You may find them around food sources, cabinets, or walls.

    Gnaw Marks: Rats constantly gnaw on objects to keep their teeth sharp. Look for chew marks on wires, furniture, wood, or other materials.

    Tracks and Rub Marks: Rats follow specific paths, leaving greasy rub patterns on baseboards or walls. In dusty areas, you may also notice foot or tail drag marks.

    Nests: Rats construct nests using shredded materials like paper, fabric, or insulation. Nests are often found in hidden areas such as attics, basements, or beneath appliances.

    Unusual Noises and Odours: Rats are active at night, so you might hear scratching, scurrying, or squeaking sounds. Unpleasant odours, particularly a pungent and musty smell, can indicate the presence of rats.


    Treatment of Rat Infestations

    Professional assistance is recommended for effective rat control using lethal and non-lethal methods, such as traps and rodenticides.

    Our primary goal is to provide long-term prevention while addressing the current issue. Since rodents are highly adaptive, controlling them can be challenging and often requires the expertise of a specialist. Rats can enter your home and cause damage through openings as small as a 50p coin.

    Drain inspectors and builders frequently overlook one common source of rat infestations: broken drains. Many properties still have century-old drain systems, which, over time, can become misaligned, cracked, or damaged, allowing rodents to enter from below.

    At Wallace Pest Control, we proudly support the CRRU scheme. This means that while employing various control strategies, we prioritise the responsible use of rodenticides and the welfare of wildlife.

    If you have spotted a rat or suspect a rat problem in Darwen, don't hesitate to call us immediately at 07443 052851.