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Rats have been plaguing mankind for centuries, eating food, grain, crops and just about anything else. Since the days of the Black Plague, numerous other diseases have been attributed to these rodents. This is why reliable rat control methods are needed to eliminate rat infestations in your building, ensuring that you get rid of them once and for all.

Rats can be found all across North America, but luckily, so can Rentokil. We are one of the largest pest control companies in the country, and our rodent control experts know it's never pleasant to find rats in your building or around your property.

Have you seen rats or signs of rats on your property? To speak with an expert about our rat control and prevention services, call 1-855-633-6260 or contact us online.

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Rat warning signals

Read about red flags that signify rats could be present at your property.

Rentokil eliminates rat infestations

We always strive to use rat removal methods that minimize risk for your staff and customers. The first step in removing a rat infestation is to determine the location of their food and water sources. Our specialists will then place pre-baited unset snap traps on and around these travel paths, to be set once rodent activity is confirmed.

Rentokil’s internet-connected, PestConnect range of solutions ensures that your facility is protected from rats around the clock.

To learn more about our PestConnect portfolio, click here.

Dual Autogate Connect

Learn more about this first-of-its-kind, patented rodent bait station designed to enhance your exterior rodent protection program.

Multi Rodent Trap

Connect Discover our innovative, wireless electronic monitoring system designed to enhance your interior rodent protection program.


Rentokil’s proprietary online data management system gives you full transparency of your commercial pest control program’s results.

Rat prevention tips

  • Keep trees trimmed and away from buildings
  • Properly maintain trees that provide exterior rat nests such as palm trees or those with fruits and nuts
  • Reduce standing water from the premises as much as possible
  • Trim overgrown vegetation around the property in which rats can easily hide
  • Cover up holes, cracks, and other gaps in the building’s walls, roof, and foundation

Rat prevention tips

Rats are one of the world’s most pervasive and dangerous pests. Find out how to keep them out of your business with our helpful tip sheet.

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Health risks with rats

Not only do rats damage property by gnawing their way into your building and eating food lying around. They also present a number of significant health risks. Some of the diseases known to come from rats include:

  • Food borne illnesses - Salmonella is the most common disease associated with rodents.
  • Plague - The infamous Black Death that hit the Middle Ages was eventually determined to be caused by rats carrying fleas infected with the virus. Human plague infections continue to occur in rural areas of western United States.
  • Leptospirosis - a disease caused by contact with rat urine, that leads to side effects such as bleeding in the lungs.
  • Rat Bite Fever - transmitted by the bite of a rat through bacteria in the saliva.
  • Hantavirus - a potentially-fatal disease that is transmitted to humans via rodent urine and feces

No matter what type of rat is on your property, we have a solution to get rid of them and prevent them from returning.

Leave rat control to the professionals

There are many do-it-yourself solutions on the market that claim to effectively kill and prevent rats. Your best bet for a thorough solution is to call in a professional who can safely remove rats and prevent them from returning.

We use a variety of methods to remove rats, including traps and rat bait, all used according to their respective EPA labels for maximized safety. Our holistic approach involves locating rodent food sources, eliminating the infestation, then locating and sealing up any access points.

Leave the worrying to us. Rentokil specialists will work to give you the peace of mind that your business is rodent free. Call us at 1-855-633-6260 or contact us online to schedule a rat control service visit.

Rats can breed quickly, so it's important to handle any issues as soon as possible. Learn more from this infographic.

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