Rat Control

Are you suffering a rat infestation, are looking for ways of how to get rid of rats and need urgent rat control? If so, contact us for a fast response to your rat problem. Valley Pest offers rodent pest control services for the future proofing and humane removal of rats at a price that will not be beaten. Rats carry diseases and if left uncontrolled they can pose a real risk to homes and businesses. Our rat deterrents normally include a combination of rodenticide, bait and rat traps following an inspection of the property. We assure customers that we can perform controlled elimination with as little disruption to you as possible. We operate throughout Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. With local pest control technicians covering areas including Exeter, Taunton, Tiverton, Wellington, Barnstaple, Truro, Bridgwater, Bath & Bristol we can react fast. For a free quote contact us now.

Rat Pest Control, Proofing and Removal

Rat infestations can affect any domestic premises or commercial businesses, large or small. However, businesses involved in the food industry are at greater risk and are particularly vulnerable to a rat infestation. Valley Pest Control Ltd, offer effective rat control and removal solutions across the South West including Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Bristol.

We offer a fast response to your rat control needs because we have regional rodent control and removal experts covering the entire South West region including Exeter, Truro, Tiverton, Taunton, Bridport and Bristol.


Emergency Rat Control Call Out Service

We offer an emergency rat control call out service for rat problems that need urgent attention. Our professional and effective solutions will eradicate your rat infestation quickly and discreetly. Contact us to arrange a call out.

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Signs of a Rat Infestation

Being naturally active at night, it can be hard to determine whether you have rats. If you think you may have a rat infestation, here are the classic signs to look out for:

  • Rat Smears – Rats frequently brush up against hard objects, so look out for grease marks or smudges from the Rat’s body.
  • Droppings – Usually sausage shaped approximately 1-2cm long.
  • Damage to fabric and merchandise of the building.
  • Characteristic smell – Rats often leave a smell similar to ammonia, in enclosed areas this can be extremely strong.
  • Nesting materials – Cardboard, wood, shredded insulation etc…

The risks of a Rat Infestation

  • Rats can harbour infections such as Salmonella, Trichinosis, Hantavirus, Rat bite fever, Murine typhus and Weil’s disease. Rats have been responsible for outbreaks of food poisoning. Rats can also carry ticks, fleas and mites.
  • Rats gnaw hard surfaces to keep their constantly growing incisor teeth short. They can cause damage to the building by gnawing through plastic, cables, wood and even mild steel.
  • Underneath the Rat, the wet fur covered in urine can spread bacteria and viruses to table tops, work services and anywhere the Rat has climbed or touched.

The consequences to your business

  • Having a Rat Infestation can have a negative effect on your health and hygiene. Rat problems can also affect food hygiene ratings.
  • Rat infestations can be costly and it may be necessary to temporarily close the business.
    Business closure or fines could be the result of failing to comply with legislation, including Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), Food Safety Act (1990) and Prevention of Damage by Pests Act (1949).

Valley Pest Rat Control and Removal Services

  • To arrange a fast control with Rodenticides call 0800 387 219. Our rat services are handled by experienced pest control specialists.
  • With minimal disruption to your company, we can do nocturnal inspections of your premises using Infra – red technology to quickly locate the rat and nesting sites hidden in wall cavities, by tracking their body heat.
  • Valley Pest Control Ltd offers rodent proofing tailored to your company’s needs to prevent rats entering your premises.
  • Tamper Resistant bait boxes to encourage rats to enter and eat the Rodenticide bait, without children, pets or other animals accessing the box.
  • To prevent infestations, arrange regular pest control and removal visits from our professional rodent control experts.

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