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]
The Scourge Of Our Streets
Some Hindus worship them, Michael Jackson serenaded one of them, James Cagney thought them "dirty" and one saved TV AM in the 80s - rats are very much part of our culture. And there's one thing that's indisputable - their population is increasing. T... [more]
Plague Of Rats
Rat-catchers and companies selling poison and traps are reporting a boom in business, with urban housing estates among the worst affected areas. Long-term growth in rodent populations is also blamed on a decline in "sewer-baiting", the practice of la... [more]
Targeted Pest Control
There are a number of pest control companies who offer blanket spraying of your property for a fixed annual fee. They claim that they can kill all crawling insects by implementing this method. Besides spraying pesticides without a target pest, there... [more]
7 Tips For Chemical-Free Pest Control
The weather's heating up, and that means all sorts of creepy crawlies are about in force. Conventional pesticides are full of nasty chemicals linked to health concerns from ADHD in children to Parkinson's Disease in adults. Why spray harmful toxins w... [more]