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Rat Pest Control in Essex

Rat Removal Services Tailored to Suit You

Are you looking for local experts in rat removal? Then you have come to just the right people for the job! We are Town and Country Pests, and we provide a wide range of pest control services in Essex. We are in particularly high demand when it comes to rat control, thanks to our professional-grade pest control tools and materials, along with the expertise of our team.

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Are rats dangerous?

Rats pose a number of dangers. They are known to carry many harmful pathogens such as salmonella, Weil’s disease, typhoid and dysentery. They can also cause an incredible amount of damage to a property. They can gnaw through cables, causing everything from power cuts to electrical fires. They can even make their mark on some kinds of steel!

Signs of rats

Rats are one of the most common pests seen in the UK, and if you haven’t had them in your home or business premises, you will probably know someone who has! One of the keys to stopping a rat infestation in its tracks and preventing any large-scale damage is to be vigilant and keep your eyes peeled for anything out of the ordinary. Some of the most common signs of a rat problem within a property are:

  • Droppings: these are dark in colour and are about the same size as a grain of rice. You will usually find them in concentrated amounts, making them quite easy to spot.
  • Bite marks: rats’ teeth continue to grow throughout their lives, so they will chew on things to keep them filed down. So be sure to keep an eye out for bite marks on any materials, as they will chew on anything.
  • Sounds: rats are nocturnal, which does give humans an advantage. They will be awake at night, when a property is likely to be quieter. They are most often heard in walls and underneath floorboards.
  • Trails: if there is an area in your home you suspect rats are using as a thoroughfare, try the age-old trick of sprinkling some flour on the floor or surfaces. If your instincts are correct, you will see their footprints come morning.
  • Nests: rats are highly resourceful, and will use a wide range of household materials to make their nests. They favour materials such as loft insulation and cardboard, although anything soft enough to shred will do. Nests are most commonly found in lofts, attics, under eaves and cavity walls.

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We are here to provide a first-class rat removal service, and have been doing so since 2004. No matter the scale of your issue or the property being affected, our rat pest control experts will be able to identify the root of the problem and then deliver an effective solution. We tailor our service to suit the needs of each client, whether they want to rid their home or business premises of rats.

Contact our team today, and we will arrange a visit to your property as soon as possible. You really couldn’t be in safer hands than with Town and Country Pests.

Terence Sumpter
Terence Sumpter
Toby and Paul were absolutely faultless. Communication was excellent and they made sure to fit in around our schedule which was really appreciated. Paul was excellent, knowledgeable and sorted the job out quickly - thank you!!
anne burton
anne burton
Always professional and quick.
Charlie Potter
Charlie Potter
Wonderful people. Very helpful and prompt. Sorted my problem immediately
Greg Rodgers
Greg Rodgers
Perfect solution to a natural nuisance
Paul Williams
Paul Williams
I have had dealings with Paul over a number of years now (20 years +) principally dealing with field mice in our loft. Paul is highly professional and without hesitation will always part with helpful advice and recommendations before booking an appointment. You will not find better customer service. I am in no doubt that now Toby has joined the family business, Town & Country Pests will go from strength to strength.
Peter Harris
Peter Harris
Paul attended quickly and on time to deal with a wasp nest. He gave a professional service and I would highly recommend them.
Andrew Kerr
Andrew Kerr
Paul very knowledgeable and effective