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Rats & Rat Nest Removal

Rats are omnivorous and whilst they generally feed on cereals and grains, if hungry they can take small chicks and eggs. One of the main characteristics of Rats is that they are Neophobic – very wary of anything new and they can take 4-5 days before they except a new object into their environment. They prefer small-enclosed spaces and get around by smell and touch. They like to be up against something as they travel like a wall or pipe. Contrary to popular beliefs regarding Rats being dirty they are in fact very clean animals and spend up to 20% of their time grooming. They are however carriers of a number of diseases, the most publicised of which is Weils Disease which can be fatal to humans. Rats take between 2-3 months to reach sexual maturity and can have up to seven litters per year with the average litter size being about 8. The other UK rat is the Ship Rat or Black Rat which is now very rare and restricted to a few localised port sites.

Aquadri pest control can discreetly solve your rat pest problem in the Bristol area; we also can resolve rat nest related pest issues.

In contrast to mice, Rats tend to have only a few feeding sites and so the key to successful control is to ensure there is a good quantity of bait available (sub-lethal doses can effect the level of control which will be achieved longer- term). Whole grain bait is the most commonly used, and active ingredients such as Difenacoum and Bromadialone can be used indoors and outdoors. Rat burrows can be baited directly if safe to do so and trapping and use of gassing compounds such as Aluminium Phosphide (professionally trained operators only) can be considered.

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Contact us at Aquadri Pest Control

  • Pest Control Bristol Head Office
  • 14 Kennington Avenue
  • Kingswood
  • Bristol
  • BS15 1SH
  • Aquadri Head Office
  • 76 Forest Road
  • Kingswood
  • Bristol
  • BS15 8EH
  • company reg no:  4751944
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