Rats FAQ

Rats

Rats FAQs

Rats are smart pests and they tend to avoid unfamiliar environment including the traps and lures you set at them. As they hide at tight corners and narrow spaces, detection and rat control becomes challenging. Read on Rentokil’s FAQ on managing rat infestations better and remedies to get rid of rats effectively.


  • How do I know if I have a rat infestation?

    It is often easier to spot signs of a problem, rather than the actual pest. Rat droppings, scratching noises, footprints (running tracks), distinctive smell, rub marks, damage, nests and burrows. For detailed information, visit rats infestation.


  • Why are there rats in my house?

    Rats in your property doesn’t necessarily mean your place is dirty. Rats are attracted to anywhere there is food, water and shelter. Only small holes are required for a rat to squeeze through.


  • How do you get rid of rats in the house?

    There are common treatments you can undertake such as traps, but we strongly recommend a professional service due to the damage rats can cause to property, causing fires through chewing of cables and the potential to carry disease.


  • How to get rid of rats without poison or traps?

    Other than traditional traps, there are bait stations with the bait, or rodenticide, that is used being safe to use even in areas where there are children and pets.


  • What types of rat killers are there?

    Our qualified, licensed and trained service technicians use a range of different rodenticides when controlling rats. Call us at 6347 8138 for business or home premises if you need information.


  • Why do I need to get rid of rats?

    Rats are filthy and can spread disease as well as chew anything including wires, pipes and insulation. Rat droppings can be hazardous and they leave urine anywhere they go.

    Additionally, rats carry disease-causing bacteria and viruses such as Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, Rat Bite Fever, Salmonellosis, Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis and Typhus that can cause serious illness and impact businesses negatively. 

Call for professional rat control specialist for your home

Rat control solutions ranges from placement of glueboard with lure and bait, rat proofing, inspection and rodent control unit with sensing technology. Digitalised rat control sends signal on rat activities through a command center and trigger activation from pest control specialist. This helps in enhancing the detection and control level, and heightening the efficacy of the treatment. Call Rentokil to find out more about the Rat Riddance Connect today.

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