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Which pest control is best for rats?

How we deal with the problem

Are you struggling with a rat problem in your property? You certainly aren’t alone, as they are one of the most common pests we deal with. Here’s what you should do to stop the issue in its tracks – including which rat pest control is most suitable.

Signs of rats

Rats are such a common pest problem for property owners all over the world – so it can be easy to underestimate just how many issues they can cause. There are a number of dangers of having rats in your home, such as:

  • They can chew through and seriously damage wiring, which can lead to electrical fires
  • They carry a number of diseases that are dangerous to humans
  • They can contaminate food, which you will then have to throw away – adding to your grocery bill
  • They are known for eating, gnawing, and nest building, which can damage insulation and weather-proofing materials

As you can see from the above, having rats in your home is something that you will have to address immediately.


Trapping is the go-to method of pest control for many people, and in a lot of cases it is very effective. If you feel anxious about using traps, we can put your mind to rest. Modern traps are very humane, and disposing of the rats once they have been caught is really easy. Traps have the added bonus of being able to be used again and again, making them a great option for those with smaller budgets. So if you spot rats in your home, this is a great place to start.


If you are dealing with a large-scale rat infestation, it is often the safer and more effective option to reach out to a local pest control company for assistance. Trapping the rats with bait may not be enough, and rodenticides may need to be used instead. These are powerful chemicals, and only a professional will be able to apply them in a way that is safe for you and anyone else in the property – including pets. Here at Town and Country Pests, we have an expert level of knowledge when it comes to pest control materials, and know which need to be applied in each situation.

Protecting your home in the future

Once the rat problem in your property has been dealt with, it is important to do all that you can to protect your home going forward. We are here to provide advice and support on rat-proofing your home, and will be able to help you identify problem areas and habits that may have attracted these pests into your home in the first place. From blocking up holes to disposing of your food waste more efficiently, there are numerous ways you can prevent rats from returning to cause havoc again.

Find out more today

To find out more about us and our rat pest control in Essex, please get in touch with our team today. We work with customers all over the county, and will be able to dispatch a local pest control expert to your property at a time that suits you.