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Rats and Mice are a major problem throughout East Anglia and Suffolk. Their presence can instantly destroy a companies reputation. Rodents, in particular Rats, have the power to transmit numerous diseases and infections such as Salmonella, caused by bacteria of the salmonella group and is one of the most widespread of animal-borne diseases, others include Leptospirosis (Weil’s Disease) which is thought to be carried by around 50-70% of rats and may result in the loss of human life. Parasites carried and transmitted by rodents also include mites, fleas, tapeworms and ringworm.

And there are a lot of reasons why having a rat infestation can be a huge problem for your home and business:

  • Food contamination
  • Damage to your property, electrical wiring and garden
  • Possible health dangers, such as the transmission of dangerous diseases, bites and allergic reactions.

Don’t wait for the rodent to find a better place and just leave your home, book your rat removal service today with East Anglian Pest Control.

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Commercial Rodent Pest Control

In addition to helping homeowners in residential settings, We are well known for supporting local businesses with commercial pest solutions. Whether a home or place of work, we are experts at preventing insect and rodent infestations as much as removing them.

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FOOD SAFETY

We understand both the importance of hygiene standards. We can provide your business with effective pest control services, guaranteed to eradicate your pest infestation. We aim to protect your business and make sure you comply with the legal requirements for food safety.

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WAREHOUSES

We can offer warehouse fumigation services. Certain types of foodstuffs and basic commodities are suitable for this sort of pest treatment. We use phosphine gas, under strictly controlled conditions, to ensure the goods are not cross-contaminated. The treatment is carried out in a secure location, well away from any buildings.

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HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS

We pride ourselves on providing the best possible service for all businesses operating in the hospitality sector; we understand your customers and business reputation are at stake when a pest infestation is present. Our reputable pest removal services will keep your customers safe and ultimately enhance the way people will perceive your establishment.

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HOUSE MOUSE

The House mouse is a worldwide pest of buildings. The UK’s mice are incontinent, disease-carrying vermin, (They dribble urine onto surfaces) damage goods and breed at a rapid rate. A mouse can produce up to 80 droppings in 24 hours, so food and food preparation surfaces can easily become contaminated even when only a small number of mice are present. Probably the most important disease that can be transmitted by mice in the UK is Salmonella food poisoning.

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BROWN RAT

Rats are the one rodent which most people can not abide. They damage goods and property and carry disease including Leptospirosis, otherwise called Weil’s Disease (pronounced Veil’s). This disease is transmitted to humans in the urine of infected rats. It is usually associated with watercourses, sewage systems and even damp soil where there is an infestation of rats. Other diseases associated with rats are salmonella and the less common rat-bite fever and typhoid. Parasites caused by rodents include, ringworm, roundworm, tapeworm, ticks and fleas.

Deterrence After Care

  • Doors – fitting bristle strips to the bottom of doors prevent entry.
  • Pipework – seal holes around existing or new pipes.
  • Patch Holes – check that old pipework holes are sealed too.
  • Air Bricks and Vents – cover these with fine galvanised wire mesh to prevent mice from entering.
  • Eaves – fix damaged roofing and use wire mesh to seal any gaps.
  • Vegetation – trim tree branches back from the house. Vines, shrubs or overhanging branches can be used for mice to get onto roofs. Overgrown vegetation close to the walls will offer mice shelter and potential nesting sites.
  • Lawns – keep the grass mown short to reduce shelter and food. Leave a gap between the building & the garden.
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C.R.R.U – Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use

We are proud members of the CRRU, and feel that we, as pest controllers, should be doing our best to protect non-target species. We aim to achieve this by using safe and responsible pest control and wildlife management methods, in line with our pledge as industry professionals to lead by example. Examples of our responsible control methods include a reduction in our use of rodenticides, and ensuring all deceased pests are cleared from properties to prevent second-hand poisoning.

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Comprehensive Rodent Control

If you require any of the above domestic and commercial pest control services and are located within the Suffolk and East Anglia areas then please do not hesitate to contact us as one of our professional pest control technicians will be more than happy to help.

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You can call or book online to request a quote. We'll need to visit the property to carry out a survey. It's quick and we can typically come on the same day.

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Drawing on 34 years of pest control experience, we'll be able to identify the solution to your pest problem, and provide detailed information.

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We'll provide a full quotation for the work required and ensure you have a clear understanding of our findings and the options available.

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Pest Control Information

East Anglian Pest Control has over 34 years of experience in the pest solution industry. We like to keep our clients up to date with pest information. Below are our latest articles related to rodent pest control.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the signs of a mouse infestation?

Mice, being nocturnal creatures, will often remain out of sight, however, there are several tell-tale signs of their presence in properties. These include;

Small, black droppings around the size of a grain of rice. These are often found near food sources, under sinks, in cupboards, and in general hidden areas.

Gnaw marks on food containers, furniture, or the property itself.

A foul, ammonia-like odour, which can be attributed to mouse urine, or, a musky, stale smell.

Visible tracks, indicating areas of high traffic. These may appear in the form of urine stains, smudge marks, footprints, or droppings.

‘Nests’, or collections of materials such as shredded paper or fabric, used as a home by mice. often found in undisturbed or enclosed areas.

Audible scratching in walls, floors, and ceilings, particularly during the night.

How do I get rid of mice?

There are many ways to remove mice from your property, all with varying degrees of effectiveness. Tried and true methods include traps and bait stations, in addition to the elimination of entry points using material such as steel wool or caulk. The correct placement of traps is very important. Due to the reclusive nature of mice, the size of infestations is very often underestimated, making a quick solution hard to come by.

The best way to deal with a mouse infestation before it worsens is to contact a professional in pest or rodent control. East Anglian pest control will deal with an infestation quickly and effectively, minimising the potential for further growth, and for damage to property.

I found one mouse in my property, are there more?

Unfortunately, both indoor and outdoor mice tend to live in groups, with females giving birth to litters of four to sixteen pups up to ten times per year. This means that more often than not, if one mouse has been sighted in a property, there are multiple present.

In order to avoid a large-scale infestation, it is vital to deal with unwanted rodents and mice in both residential and commercial properties as soon as possible. Hiring a professional pest control agent will eliminate the uncertainty of DIY solutions, saving time and avoiding further damage.

What attracts mice?

Mice are primarily attracted by the presence of food. If a food source in a property is easily accessible to mice, you can almost guarantee they’ll be there. In addition to this, mice seek shelter and warmth, especially as the temperature drops around autumn. For this reason, they can commonly be found in enclosed spots in homes and properties.

How long do mice live for?

The lifespan of mice varies from species to species, but is generally very short – especially in the case of wild mice. The house mouse, or mul musculus, has an average lifespan of between 9 to twelve months. Though this seems like a short time, mice are prolific breeders, and can become a significant problem very quickly.

Are mice dangerous?

Mice can pose a threat to personal health. They commonly carry diseases such as as hantavirus, salmonellosis and listeria, and can spread this through their urine, droppings, saliva and nesting materials. The presence of mice, especially in the case of larger infestations, can increase the risk of becoming ill as a result of these diseases. In addition to this, the presence of mice can affect the safety of buildings. They are known to chew through electrical wiring, increasing the risk of fire significantly – and can affect structures through their ability to chew through soft concrete, wood, insulation, plastic, and more.

Why do I have mice in my property?

Rodents are amongst the most common pests in the UK. Their presence does not necessarily indicate that a property is ‘dirty’ or ‘unclean’ – their main priority is finding shelter with a place to nest, and with easy access to a food source. Most homes or commercial properties meet these requirements, and are easily infiltrated by mice, which will often access properties through cracks in building facades or foundations, spaces under doors, or holes in walls. Adult mice are able to squeeze through spaces just 6mm in diameter, and can climb vertical surfaces if they are rough enough to provide traction.

How often do mice breed?

Though mice have a relatively short lifespan, their short gestational period allows for the birth of up to ten litters per year. These litters can consist of anywhere between four to sixteen pups, meaning a small group of mice can become a large-scale infestation in very little time.

When is mouse season?

Mice tend to seek shelter as the temperature outdoors drops, meaning Autumn tends to be the most common time to encounter them indoors. During this time, mice will seek places to nest with an easily accessible food source nearby.

Where do mice hide indoors?

Mice have a strong preference for enclosed areas with little human traffic, meaning they are often found in spaces such as attics, lofts, eaves, basements, and storage cupboards. Their ability to fit through spaces just 6mm in diameter also allows them access to cavity walls, and spaces under floors. Mice can also commonly be found behind or under kitchen appliances. Even if mice are not often seen in these spaces, their presence may be indicated by droppings, gnaw marks, ammonia-like smells, track marks, or ‘nests’.

What are the signs of a rat infestation?

Mice, being nocturnal creatures, will often remain out of sight, however, there are several tell-tale signs of their presence in properties. These include;

Dark, tapered droppings, around 20mm in length. These are often found near food sources, under sinks, in cupboards, and in general hidden areas.

Gnaw marks on food containers, furniture, or the property itself. These tend to be larger than those made by mice, and can be attributed to rats’ larger teeth.

A foul, ammonia-like odour, which can be attributed to rat urine. This may be seen in puddles, but can often be smelled before it is seen.

Visible tracks, indicating areas of high traffic. These may appear in the form of urine stains, smudge marks, footprints, or droppings. Brown rats in particular have oily fur, which will leave stains along walls and floors.

Audible scratching in walls, floors, and ceilings, particularly during the night.

Distinctive footprints left in dusty areas.

How do I get rid of rats?

There are many ways to remove rats from your property, all with varying degrees of effectiveness. Tried and true methods include traps and bait stations, in addition to the elimination of entry points using material such as steel wool or caulk. The correct placement of traps is very important. Due to the reclusive nature of rats, the size of infestations is very often underestimated, making a quick solution hard to come by.

If you are concerned that rats or rodents have entered your property, the best solution is to contact a professional pest controller, who will deal with the infestation promptly, safely, and effectively.

I found one rat in my property, are there more?

Unfortunately, rats are social creatures by nature, often living in nests close to one another. If one rat has been sighted in your property, the likelihood is that there are more living in rarely used spaces such as any loft space, basements, or between walls. Rats are known to give birth to three to six litters of six to thirteen pups, meaning a small infestation can grow incredibly quickly. For this reason, it is vital to deal with a rat issue as soon as possible.

Why are there rats in my garden?

Garden and yard spaces can prove to be a suitable habitat for rats, providing both shelter and food sources. Rats may take shelter in sheds, greenhouses, garages, or even overgrown areas, whilst feeding on produce and plants present in the garden. In addition to this, their proximity to property may result in the migration of rats into spaces such as attics and basements if food sources are also available indoors.

Sightings of rats in gardens during the day are commonly reported. These rats are most likely desperately searching for a new food source, as they are normally nocturnal feeders.

How do I deal with rats in my garden?

Rats come to gardens seeking food and shelter, so, in order to prevent their return, the best initial steps to take are to prevent access to both. Sealing gaps of 15mm or more with materials such as steel wool or caulk should prevent entry to spaces used as shelter. Removing any clutter and potential nesting materials such as clippings should further prevent this.

Any household waste should be secured, and rubbish bags containing food should not be left out for extended periods of time. Any compost bins should be covered.

Any bird or wildlife feed should be put on a bird table or in a suspended feeder. In order to reduce risk of rats accessing this food, it should be cleared away before nightfall.

If you are concerned that rats are sheltering or nesting in your garden, or feel the issue is out of your control, the best option is to contact a professional pest controller, who will deal with the issue promptly, safely and effectively.

What attracts rats?

As is the case with most rodents, the main attractor for rats is an easily accessible food source. This applies to both inside properties, and in gardens and yards. Rats are omnivores, and are very opportunistic, so have been known to eat just about anything, including rubbish. Rubbish left out in bags and unsecured bins provides both food and shelter to rats.
Rats seek warm shelters close to these food sources, preferring spaces with low human traffic. Spaces such as basements, garages, sheds, and storage cupboards make perfect nesting grounds for rats.

Do rats bite?

Rats are known to bite if scared or cornered – though this is rarely reported. This may occur when trying to capture a rat, or if their nest is disturbed or any reason. Bites must be dealt with swiftly, as rats are known to carry a range of diseases and viruses which may result in serious illness. The risk of suffering a rat bite, though low, is one of the many reasons that dealing with a rat infestation is best left to a professional in pest control.

What do rats eat?

Rats’ diets vary from location to location, with rats in rural areas eating slightly differently to those in urban areas. Rural rats are more likely to consume plants, seeds, and berries – as they are easily accessible in this setting. Despite this, rats are omnivores, and eat opportunistically. They are known to eat just about anything, including rubbish, meat, pet food, and human food. This diet is more common in urban rats.

In order to prevent rat infestations, it is important to secure potential food sources both indoors and outdoors. This includes rubbish, and any pet food left by doors.

How big are rats?

The size of a rat varies from species to species. The more common species of rat found in the UK, the brown rat, can grow to be up to 28 centimetres in length, and weigh between 350 and 500 grams.

How long do rats live?

The lifespan of a rat varies slightly from species to species, and, is influenced by whether or not the rat is bred and raised in captivity. The average captive rat can live for up to four years, whilst wild rats live for around two to three.

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