There can be nothing more nerve-wracking than hearing scuttling sounds coming from either your loft space or from under the floorboards. If you suspect you have rats in your home or in your business property, you need to act fast to reduce the damage that they can create as well as the risks of disease that rats carry.

With an estimated rat population of up to 120 million in the UK, you don’t want to hang around in treating your rat infestation and adding to their population numbers!

Finding a pest controller to get rid of your rats

Emergency pest control services from Be-Discreet is your quickest and most effective solution to getting rid of your rat problem fast! No matter whether you have seen or heard a rat in your home or your business premises, we can come out to your property and provide you with our emergency pest control services.

Be-Discreet Pest Control have teams of operative ready to go in a location near you if you live in or are a business owner in Northamptonshire, Bucks, Home Counties & London, so as soon as you know you have rats and need professional help you will have a B-Discreet team close-by to help.

For business owners especially, having a rat infestation can seriously compromise your business. Your reputation will be at stake if you fail to quickly resolve your rat problem before it gets out of hand. This is even more important if your business is involved with food or drink, such as a catering firm, pub, bar, restaurant or hotel.

Reducing risks of disease and pathogens

Rats are disease-carrying creates, and as they actively communicate with each other and mark their territory through urinating as they move around, this creates a serious public health risk.

There are many communicable diseases that rats carry that can be picked up by humans from contact with work surfaces, food preparation areas and floors where rats have walked and urinated.

Diseases and pathogens that rats carry include:

  • Hantavirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Listeria
  • Salmonella
  • Toxoplasma gondii

Rats, fleas and property damage

Rats can also carry their own pests, such as fleas, which can be left behind in your home or business premises. Remember the great plague? This was caused by pathogens in the blood of fleas and body lice being carried by black rats. Even today there are still isolated outbreaks of the same plague in parts of the world that rats help to spread by carrying fleas with them everywhere they go.

Rats can also cause a lot of damage and devastation to your property if left untreated. Rats need to constantly gnaw to wear down their ever-growing teeth and they don’t care what they gnaw on!

Look for evidence of a rat problem by checking the sheathing around your electric cables and wires. If you see any gnawing damage, your property will have an increased risk of a fire emergency. The same goes for gnawed water pipes that can lead to serious water leaks or flooding risks to your property, many of which can go unnoticed for a long time and can cause serious structural damage.

If you suspect – or know – you have a rat problem, then don’t delay! Do not hesitate to get in touch with our team who will be happy to discuss your rat problem and work out a quick and effective solution for you.

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