Rats are very adaptable, highly mobile and breed rapidly; this combination can make rat control a difficult task for the untrained individual.
Tornado Pest Control will take your problem on as our own, and work tirelessly to resolve, we will locate entry points and advise how to block future infestations, we've resolved many ongoing rat infestations and will never walk away from a challenge.
To track activity and locate entry points we use a wide range of tracking equipment including UV tracking dust, drainage smoke testing equipment, monitoring bait and CCTV.
If the Rat infestation continues after treatment and proofing work it is likely to be drain related issue, the inspection chambers will be checked during the treatment but rats can also gain entry via redundant drainage systems and pipes underneath the house or building.
If this is the case a specialist drain survey will be required, which we will organize and coordinate. It's estimated that over 90% of rat infestation issues within all UK homes are due to defective drain systems, we also install drainage rat flaps to stop rats in their track, but if the rats are gaining entry via a redundant pipe this would be pointless, but usually very effective on a standard job.
Rats breed rapidly and become sexually mature in about three months. Each female may produce from 3 to 12 litters of between six and eight young in a year.
They need to gnaw to keep their constantly growing incisor teeth worn down. They damage woodwork, plastic, bricks and lead pipes, and will strip insulation from electrical cables and can cost you thousands if left to breed. They can also cause major structural damage and severe fire risk by gnawing away the insulation around electrical cables. Flooding is also a common occurrence when the Rats puncture pipes.
Rats carry many nasty diseases that they can spread to humans, normally through their urine, including; Leptospirosis or Weil’s disease, Salmonella, Listeria, Toxoplasma gondii and Hantavirus. Rats can also ruin an organization’s reputation. If clients and customers spot evidence of rodent infestation in the premises you manage, they are unlikely to want to do business with you.
Property owners have a legal obligation under the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 to keep premises rodent free, or, if rodents pose a threat to health or property, to report infestations to the local authority.