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.
Pest Control Can Be A Hoot
Under the cover of darkness, a shadow silently swoops down from the trees and across a field. Rabbits don't have a chance, mice might as well be fish in a barrel. Meet the latest wave in pest control. It's called Tyto alba - otherwise known as the b... [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]
Compost to Blame for Rise of the Rat
The problem is the introduction of fortnightly refuse collections and residents being urged to compost household waste food. In addition, milder winters as well as al fresco food scraps left by the public for them to feast on is compounding the probl... [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]
Get Control Of Pests
Spring is the time when many insects and rodents begin to stir and go in search of food following the cold winter period. They are also keen to find potential nest sites and will quite happily venture inside your property to see the facilities you p... [more]