Rats and mice


Rats carry diseases which are harmful to humans and pets  They can also cause considerable damage to woodwork, water pipes and electric cables which can create a fire hazard and are expensive to repair.

If you have rats in your home or business it is very serious. Contact us to discuss treatment options. We can usually visit your property within 2 working days to begin treatment.

One of our professional pest control officers will survey the property, find out where the rats are coming from and identify the best way of getting rid of them, usually using a combination of traps and poison. They will also advise you on how to prevent the rats from coming back.

Cost – rats

Our rat treatments are extremely good value, at £143.26 for 3 visits. Unlike some commercial pest control companies, we will not sign-up domestic customers to long-term contracts or charge for unnecessary visits.

Signs of a rat problem

Rats are nocturnal and usually hide from humans, so the typical signs to look for in the home are listed below.

  1. Scratching noises. Rats will make scratching noises that can easily be heard from within walls, under the floor, under decking and in attics. Listen for their scratching and rustling noises after dusk when rats are most active.
  2. Droppings. You can usually find droppings around food sources like pet dishes. The droppings will be small, capsule shaped, black and glossy.
  3. Grease marks. You may find these along beams and rafters (they are caused by a rat’s greasy fur) and gnawing marks on boxes and wiring. If you notice any of these signs, you probably have a rat problem and should contact a professional exterminator.
  4. Distinctive smell. Rats leave an ammonia-like smell that will be particularly strong in enclosed areas (for example, under cupboards or in loft spaces).
  5. Damage. Rats have teeth that grow continuously and gnaw on wood and plastic to keep them trim. Rats can even cause fires by chewing through cables.
  6. Ripped food packaging. Rats will tear open all types of packaging to find food.
  7. Nests. Rats build nests in warm, hidden places using shredded material such as newspaper, plastic and fabrics.
  8. Burrows. In gardens, rats will dig burrows, especially in compost heaps or under sheds. They will also build nests under garden decking.


Mice can pose a risk to health and spread diseases. They can contaminate food with urine, droppings and fur and do significant damage to your home and furniture.

Mice can be difficult to control because of the rate at which they breed. If you think you have a mouse problem, please contact us for professional help. We will usually be able to give you an appointment within 2 working days.

One of our professional pest control officers will survey your property, find out where the mice are coming from and use the best methods for getting rid of them. This will normally be a combination of poisons and traps.

We will also give you advice on what to do to prevent the mice from coming back.

Cost – mice

For a standard domestic property, getting rid of mice costs only £143.26 for up to 3 visits. Unlike many commercial pest control companies – you only pay for the treatments you need.

For commercial, larger or more complex properties, contact us for a quote.

Page updated on: 29 April 2021

Pest Control Service


Millfields Depot
Millfields Road
E5 0AR

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