Rodents can be a big problem for any business or household. They can spread disease, cause damage, and can ruin the reputation of a business. Some businesses even find themselves
The most common rat in the UK and the one we are called out to deal with most regularly is the Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus). This rat, common with most rats, including the Black Rat (Rattus rattus), is a carrier of multiple diseases including Weils Disease, E Coli and Salmonella. Besides the obvious health implications, rats are a nuisance in buildings, causing extensive damage as they chew through woodwork and even electric wiring, leading to potential fire hazards. They survive in sewers, buildings, streets and alleyways and will live almost anywhere humans do. Rats eat almost anything, including meat, fruit and vegetables, and can root through litter bins to get food or hunt for scraps left on kitchen floors.
As the saying goes ‘ you are never too far away from a rat’ and indeed there is a rise in the number of rats living in the UK, which is why it is so vital to have an effective rat control service in Landcare Pest Control. It is hard to put an exact figure on the number of rats in the UK, but it is thought the rat population stands at around 80 million – a figure greater than the human population. This is not only attributed to their eating and living habits, but also as a result of our mild climate, which means improved survival rates during the winter months. In addition, rats can produce up to five litters a year. As the rat population is so high in the UK, there is a significant need for Landcare Pest control in We cover South Wales and the English border counties: Abergavenny, Raglan, Crickhowell, Usk, Tintern, Monmouth, Chepstow, Hereford, Newport and Cardiff.
The Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus), also known as the Common Rat, Sewer Rat, Hanover Rat, Norway Rat, Brown Norway Rat, Norwegian Rat and the Wharf Rat, is one of the best known and most common rats. It is generally accepted that the Common Rat came originally from northern China, but it has now spread to all parts of the globe except Antarctica, making it the second most successful mammal in the world after Human beings.