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Rat Control in Dorset

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Pest Overview

Theres a rat in my kitchen what am I going to do?

We have a current rat epidemic throughout the South of England, the most predominant rat being the Norway Rat also known as the Common, Brown or Sewer Rat – (Rattus Norvegicus) the other being the Ship Rat, also known as the Black, Fruit or Roof Rat – (Rattus rattus).

It is time to get a professional in immediately! Rats carry over 40 diseases which can seriously harm the well being of humans. Children are specifically at risk playing within gardens and the putting their fingers in their mouths.

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How we help
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Free Site Survey

TP Pest Services will endeavour to deliver a same day responce with an indepth survey of the immediate and surrounding areas before offering a solution and prospective treatment.

You are under no obligation whatsoever as the initial site survey is FREE of charge.

TP Pest Control Services will endeavour to despatch a technician the same day you contact us.

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Control Method

All control methods will be discussed after we have carried out a thorough inspection. We need to correctly identify the target species, extent and size of the infestation, activity areas related to food, water and harbourage and any historical evidence. There may well be an immediate proofing or hygiene solution which can help us gain control.

TP Pest Control Services takes seriously its responsibility in the protection of children, pets, wildlife and the environment. We provide a detailed on site report utilising the correct planning and managing techniques after the detailed collection of evidence and available information making us the number one choice for Professional Rat control in Dorset.

Please don’t delay in phoning us, rats pose a serious health risk. Call Terry on 07557 880872.
Facts about the pest

The Rat - Rattus Norvegicus

With an average weight between 360 – 470 grams , the ability to climb near sheer surfaces and being able to jump vertically nearly 80cm. Rats are experts at ranging freely into new territories. They will utilise vertical drain pipes gaining access to lofts and wall cavities. Being exceptional swimmers and able to hold their breath for amazing amounts of time rats freely enter buildings through the sewers emerging through lavatory s-bends. The stuff of horror movies ladies and gentlemen.

Characteristics distinguishing rats from other mammals are that they have continually growing incisors (front teeth) throughout their life. They have a Diastema which is a gap where the canine or pre molar teeth would be on other mammals. Norway rats have an immense bite pressure around 7000psi making light work of gnawing through lead, aluminium and wooden doorways. TP Pest Control Services are experts in preventative and reactive proofing and treatments.

Omnivores (eat anything ) rats are historically remembered through their association to the Bubonic Plague. It was the rat flea however that was responsible for the cross contamination to humans. Rats are responsible for Weils Disease, Typhus, Salmonellosis, Plague, E.Coli and Tuberculosis. Carrying ectoparasites such as fleas and ticks immediate treatment is essential to prevent exposure, contamination and damage in the home and workplace.

TP Pest Control Services will endeavour to despatch a technician the same day you contact us.

Lifecycle – Rats put rabbits to shame with the effectiveness of their breeding. A single pair will quickly develop into a very sizeable infestation – Reacting quickly is key.

Able to reproduce from ages of 12 weeks, female rats mate immediately after a 21 day pregnancy ( post–partum oestrus ). The birth coincides with the 21 day weaning period of the young known as kittens or pups, and with a litter size of 6-11 the maths shows why we need to contain and eradicate any infestation immediately.

TP Pest Control Services

Why choose us?

TP Pest Services are experts in rat removal and proofing of buildings.

Unlike many pest companies we do not use poison rodenticides within households as this can cause more serious issues with dead rats causing a nasty smell within cavities and under flooring, they then become an attractant for flies and other rats which feed on the carcass.

We also offer CCTV inspections and use industry leading poison bait boxes which utilise current technology making them as safe as possible.

Combined with ultra violet tracking dust and many years of experience we offer a guaranteed solution.

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Trading Standards Reviews

  • Absolutely first-class!

    I've never experienced such helpful, friendly and speedy service. Would 100% recommend Terry and his company. Thanks so much!

    Reviewed March 2019
  • Great service!

    I didn't think my carpet moths would be able to have got rid of but they are gone. So pleased! A big thank you!

    Reviewed March 2019
  • Terry (and Max) were excellent.

    Very knowledge, very friendly, he turned up when he said he was going to and solved our problem. We were very pleased with his service and wouldn't hesitate to recommend his company to anyone.

    Reviewed December 2018
  • Excellent service.

    After mice / rats chewed through wiring in loft of our 1600 Cottage, Terry (and Max) came to the rescue. Did a thorough survey. Laid traps. Then did a complete clean of loft to remove droppings etc after re-wiring and before loft was re-boarded. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed April 2018
  • Highly recommend his service.

    Terry responded to my request for a visit extremely promptly. His manner was very courteous and reassuring. He was very efficient with his assessment of the mice problem which had affected my loft-he even destroyed a wasps nest that he spotted for no extra charge. His after service is particularly reassuring with 3 visits in total and good advice and remedies for any future possible invasions.

    Reviewed January 2018
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