Where to check for signs of a rat infestation
Your home or business can be a perfect home for rats. Starting at the top of your property, your loft or attic is full of warm insulation for the rats to nest in, timber, brickwork and wires for rats to chew on. Lofts are also generally left quite for long periods which can allow a rat infestation to become quite large before you may even realise! Have a look up into your loft space and look for rat droppings, chewing or gnawing and even the smell from rat urine can tell you that you have unwanted guests.
Kitchens, washrooms and laundry rooms can give many places for rats to hide so look behind appliances such as washing machines and cookers and check any gaps where pipes or electrics come in for smear marks or chewing.
Places that may be left quiet or out of sight offer another good home for rats to breed, be sure to check store cupboards and any cavity spaces.
Moving outside, start by looking around the perimeter of your building looking for holes, chew marks or grease smears where rats could be entering. Next, check drain covers or lids for cracks or damage which could be enabling rats to enter the drain system and coming in through your toilets. Check any outbuildings or sheds for signs of rat activity. You may see droppings around undergrowth, even runs where rats are using these regularly to travel around your property.
If you believe you have found any of these signs of a rat infestation and would like advice or to book a treatment programme, please use the Contact Us (www.eraserpest.com/contact/) page or call now to prevent infestations growing.