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How to get rid of rats

Identify your pest

Solutions can vary greatly depending on the species infesting your home or business. You need to be sure you have a rat problem and not a mouse infestation.

The situation can be even more challenging as rats are nocturnal; making it unlikely that you will actually spot a live rat. However, once spotted, rats are easy to identify. Black rats have a pointed nose, large ears and a slender body while brown rats have a blunt nose, small ears and a thicker body compared to black rats.

Knowing the signs of a rat problem is just as critical as being able to correctly identify a visible rat. This is where a trained, professional pest controller can really help.

Correct identification will help you to choose the most effective control method, helping to save you time, money and worry.

Choose your method

DIY or Professional?

When it comes to getting rid of rats, you have two basic options: DIY or hire a professional.

The DIY option requires you to purchase and correctly use rat control products.

The professional option requires you to to hire a pest controller to get rid of the problem for you.

  • DIY Rat Control Options

    DIY rat control is not recommended.

    It may appear the cheaper option but the chances of a sub-standard control are greatly higher, incorrect pest identification treatment and/or ultimately additional professional services will make the over cost higher.

  • Benefits of a Professional Rats Control Service

    How to Get Rid of Mice in Your Home

    A rat infestation in your home not only causes genuine health risks but also inspires real fear and stress. When there are very young children in the home, the worry can be even greater.

    If you have never had rats before it is unlikely you will know exactly what action to take. Most people do not worry about a pest problem until it actually happens.

    In this case, it can be much more reassuring to call in a pest control professional to take care of the problem for you.

    You can be sure that the professional products used in your home are as safe as possible for both children and pets and crucially as effective as possible. The less time spent with rats in your home, the better.

    How to Get Rid of Mice in Your Business

    The level of risk posed by rats to a business will vary greatly depending on the type of industry, its size and the legislation requirements for pest control.

    The business impact of pests is well known and can affect brand reputation, customer reviews, employee morale, operational efficiency and ultimately revenue and profits.

    When it comes to pest control, most businesses cannot afford to waste time experimenting with their own version of rat control - the risks are too high.

    Instead, you should rely on a professional service offered by a reputable pest control company. A partnership such as this will help to protect your business long-term against future pest problems and reflect positively on the business from the view of stakeholders, peers and your customers.

  • How To Choose your Pest Control Professional

    To find the right professional pest control company, you need to ensure the entire organisation, as well as the pest control technicians are able to fulfill key criteria.

    You should expect the same level of competence and duty of care as provided by any other professional service provider.

    A good pest partner should be able to anticipate and answer all your health and safety concerns. Services and treatments should be tailored to suit your needs as much as possible.

    Crucially a professional should also respect your home, property or business site and operate with the greatest care and attention. He or she should be able to voice any challenges or restrictions right from the start. Equally, as a customer, you should always feel able to voice any concerns and ask as many questions as you need to.

    Key criteria for Selection:

    1. Certifications - licenses and certifications will demonstrate that your treatments are carried out to the highest industry standard practices.
    2. Affiliated associations - membership of recognised industry associations such as the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association will ensure your services are provided by a trained, insured and trusted company, which has to comply with strict membership criteria.
    3. Personal recommendations - even today, word-of-mouth and personal recommendations can be more powerful than a company’s own word. Speak to neighbours, peers, friends or family to find out about customer satisfaction.
    4. Transparency - complete honesty and transparency early-on regarding the cost, level and duration of treatment required will help you see if the company is reliable.
    5. Expertise & experience - a well established, recognised company can offer a peace of mind in the services provided and its relationship with customers.

  • Why Use Rentokil

    With Rentokil Pest Control, you can be assured of complete pest protection.

    Our focus on control solutions will ensure complete removal of your pest problem. At the same time, our approach to pest protection will help your home or business remain pest-free long-term.

    With over 85 years of experience serving pest control customers, our expertise in the industry should reassure you of the quality of our service and our expertly trained pest control technicians.

    • We tailor our products to target pests by species.
    • We customise our solutions based on the uniqueness of your home, building or business premises - recognising that every pest problem is different.
    • We use advanced solutions approved by industry governing bodies - helping to ensure reliability and success.
    • Our large network of entomologists and field biologists support the services and products used by our technicians on-site.

Take action

Contact Rentokil today to get rid of your rat problem and eliminate pest concerns you have in your home or business.

Benefit from a range of services and complete protection offered by a leading pest control company. Join thousands of satisfied customers throughout the Australia.

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