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Rats and Mice

Brown Rat/Common Rat (Ratus Norvegicus)

Appearance

  • Blunt nose, small ears and a thicker body when compared to the Black Rat (Rattus rattus).
  • Up to 40 cm in length, with a tail shorter than the head and body
  • 350 – 500g in weight.

Lifecycle

  • 7 – 11 young per litter; 4 – 6 litters a year.
  • 8 – 12 weeks from birth to sexual maturity
  • Gestation period of about 3 weeks.

Habits

Usually ground living and burrowing, but can also climb. The only species to occur in sewers in UK.
Preferred food is cereals.
Will eat around 30g of food a day and drink 60ml.

Mouse (mus domesticus)

Appearance

  • 7 – 9.5cm in length, with a tail around the same length.
  • 12 – 30g in weight.
  • Their relatively small feet & head and large eyes & ears distinguish them from a young brown rat (Rattus norvegicus).

Lifecycle

  • 4 – 16 young per litter; 7 – 8 litters a year.
  • Gestation period of about 3 weeks.
  • 8 – 12 weeks from birth to sexual maturity.

Habits

  • Usually ground living and burrowing, but often climbs.
  • Preferred food is cereals.
  • Will eat around 3g of food a day and can survive without any additional water. They will drink up to 3ml a day if their diet is particularly dry.

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Our Services

Ants

Although ants are not thought to carry diseases, the possibilities of where they have been before arriving at your premises are extremely worrying – you don’t want them crawling through your property’s food storage areas.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are difficult to control, even for the seasoned professional pest controller, so take note please. The essential to obtain good control of biting bed bugs, is good preparation.

Hornets & Wasps

Dealing with wasps and hornets requires experienced pest control specialists with the right knowledge, equipment and treatments.

 

Cockroaches

The cockroach will send a shiver down anyone’s spine; repulsive creatures that scuttle around properties and homes, once you see one, you know there are hundreds more…

Fleas

The very thought of fleas in the home is enough to make most people’s skin crawl, but it can happen through no fault of your own. Pets can pick up fleas from other animals or places and give them a ride home.

Flies

Often found in large numbers in roof voids in Autumn where they hibernate over the winter period.

Rats & Mice

Blunt nose, small ears and a thicker body when compared to the Black Rat (Rattus rattus).

Bird Control

Birds can be a real problem for any business or home. Not only do they cause a mess, but they can also be a health hazard – and a little frightening especially when defending their nests.