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You may see rats or mice, hear them, see damage caused by them or notice droppings or gnawing.
Most rat problems are outside and usually caused by food sources, rats using an area for cover or a water source or possibly a combination of all 3.
Rats must drink water daily unless the food source is extremely moist. On average rats eat one tenth of their body weight each day. Rats will explore locations freely but do have a fear of new objects.
You may hear mice in the loft area, particularly at night when it is quiet. They will eat spiders, woodlice and other insects found in the roof space.
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Landowners have a legal obligation to treat rats. They carry diseases and can start fires and cause other damage by chewing through cables, water pipes etc. They kill other wildlife and will breed and spread rapidly.
If you see rats or mice it is helpful to keep a record of when they were seen. Ask neighbour's if they have rats or mice and leave any droppings or damage to allow the pest control technician to see them.
To help discourage rats, stop feeding birds and stop putting food on compost heaps. Identifying the food source is important to help deal with the infestation.
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Rat infestations are normally dealt with by using a cereal based poison bait containing and anticoagulant poison. This usually requires the rats to feed several times before dying. If they consume enough poison to give them a lethal dose on their first feed they will not suffer any ill effects until sometime after feeding. This ensures that they do not become suspicious and associate the bait with illness or death and a ‘complete kill’ takes place killing all the rats in the colony.
It can take up to 7 days before the rats start feeding on the bait as they are suspicious of new objects. It is important to achieve a complete kill as they breed at such a rapid rate that any survivors soon replace the dead with their offspring.
Poison baiting is the quickest way to deal with a mouse infestation. The correct type of bait needs to be placed in the correct areas to succeed. Mice are very territorial, if the bait is not in its territory it will not take the bait.
Mice can be fussy feeders and more resistant to poisons than rats.
Once treatment has been completed it is essential to locate any entry points and block them up otherwise the problem could repeat in the future. To prevent rats or mice returning the three areas that allow them to thrive need to be addressed. Food, water and cover need to not be available, remove bird feeders, do not put food on compost heaps and ensure rubbish is properly disposed of.