Rats are the most reviled mammal species on earth, because of the problems they have caused mankind throughout recorded history....
Rats can carry a range of serious diseases transmittable to people, such as Weil's Disease, salmonella food poisoning and toxoplasmosis. They can infest and ruin foodstuffs and cause serious structural damage to buildings, pipework and wiring systems - even causing fires - by their constant gnawing.
The best-known rat species are the Black Rat (Rattus rattus) and the Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus), which are the two main rat species considered as pests in the UK.
The Art Of Detection
Inspection and monitoring are described as the first steps in any integrated approach to pest management. Today, the pest management professional may spend as much or more time searching for, observing and collecting data on activity than in the actu... [more]
Protecting Your Wallet
Warmer temperatures across the country are prompting bugs and other pests to seek shelter in many homes and office buildings. Pest Control Charter files indicate that consumer enquiries into local pest control companies typically spike during the mon... [more]
What is Integrated Pest Management?
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a program of prevention, monitoring, and control which offers the opportunity to eliminate or drastically reduce the use of pesticides, and to minimise the toxicity of and exposure to any products which are used. ... [more]
Bait Station Placement
Where a bait station, or more likely a group of stations, is located has a lot to do with a successful rodent control effort. As a pest management professional, you need to know where the rats or mice are nesting, travelling and feeding. Bait statio... [more]
IPM In Fast Food Restaurants
We can be proud that our pest control industry has been rightly called a "guardian of public health" – and we can be proud of that role as it applies to the fast food restaurant industry. The presence of flies, rodents and / or cockroaches in fast ... [more]