Q: What does a rat look like?

The most common rat in the UK is the brown rat; it resembles a large mouse, with a thicker body, small hairy ears, a blunt nose and a tail shorter than the length of the head and body. Rats can grow up to 40cm in length, not including its tail.

Q: What are the signs of infestation?

Gnaw marks on items such as cables, wood and even pipes are giveaways, as well as rat droppings roughly the size of a raisin or sultana. Rats also leave dark marks on surfaces, known as ‘smears’, and there might be a foul-smelling odour lingering in your home, as rats mark their territory by urinating pretty much everywhere.

Q: How do I get rid of rats?

Getting rid of rats can be difficult, as a small rat problem can very rapidly turn into a big rat problem due to their breeding habits. Rats traps only kill a small number without getting to the root of the problem and rats are increasingly becoming resistant to some mainstream poisons. To get rid of rats, it’s best to call in the professionals.

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