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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

  • Excellent service!

    Excellent service from Terry (and the adorable Max - the Famous Rat Detection Dog !). Terry was professional, friendly and clearly explained the 3 visit process - which has worked well. He was able to advise on ways to prevent a repeat of the rat problem a huge thank-you to Max & Terry.

    Reviewed May 2021
  • Very Efficient!

    Terry was very efficient and explained what he was doing to get rid of the rats which had taken up residence under my shed.After 3 visits and advice to not feed the birds as this encouraged the rats it looks as if the problem has been resolved.

    Reviewed April 2021
  • Thoroughly Recommend!

    Terry was extremely friendly and very thorough. He located the problem and discovered I had both rats and mice. He fitted 11 covers over all the vents outside my bungalow, set traps and eradicated the problem in three visits. Thanks to Terry I am now able to sleep at night! I would thoroughly recommend TP Pest Services for any pest control.

    Reviewed March 2021
  • Totally Recommend

    Absolutely brilliant service from start to finish to get rid of new residents that we didn't want. Terry came out the same day as the phone call. Very friendly, efficient, and prompt service. Totally re commend this company.

    Reviewed March 2021
  • Excellent Service!

    Terry was very knowledgeable and thorough in dealing with our mouse & mole problem. We're very happy with the excellent service he provided. Recommended.

    Reviewed February 2021
  • Recommend to anyone!

    We had mice and rats in our shed and garden. We found this out when we discovered a hole that the mice had made through the shed and grass seeds were all over the floor that were originally in a box! We called Terry and he and his dog max came to us within a few days. He explained what he suspected and informed us about how he was going to treat this situation. He placed some traps down (a bit different to the ones you imagine!) and explained how they worked. He came back the following week and concluded it was definitely mice and rats. He left it a couple more weeks and checked again. We found his knowledge to be brilliant. He is really nice too which is always good when you rely on a professional to help you. We would definitely use him again and recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed February 2021
  • Thank you very much TP pest control!

    We contacted Terry and his assistant Max when we suspected rats. Terry with a full diary managed to fit us in straight away and was at the door in the same day. He was very polite, well mannered and talked us through the service he would provide. It was a quick and efficient job carried out by both Terry and his right hand man Max. He was on time and always went the extra mile! After a few visits the problem has been dealt with and we are extremely satisfied with the service we have received from Terry, he is a top bloke and also made us aware of how we can prevent these problems in the future. I cant fault Terry and the service TP pest control provided. I couldn't recommend him anymore!

    Reviewed January 2021
  • Very Impressed!

    I called TP Pest Control Services as I suspected mice were nesting at the back of the property. Terry was able to respond quickly, despite it being late afternoon on a Friday. What I thought was a mouse, was actually a rat, so I was so pleased that Terry was able to resolve this for me on the very same day. Very impressed with the service received and would highly recommend Terry and his team.

    Reviewed January 2021
  • Highly Recommend!

    I first contacted Terry to request help in eradicating a family of rats enjoying life in our loft, mum plus twelve offspring. Having now completed this task to my total satisfaction I would describe Terry as a true professional with huge experience in the subject, enthusiastic to get everything right and always available with a friendly explanatory word as work progressed. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Terry to anybody looking for help with a pest problem.

    Reviewed October 2020
  • Recommend to anyone!

    Terry delivered an excellent service in dealing with and solving my rat problem. He took the time to explain everything that needed doing at every step and the work was carried out in an extremely professional but friendly manner. Not only is Terry clearly a very experienced and knowledgeable person he is also one of the nicest, most reliable, trustworthy, professional tradesmen I have ever dealt with.

    Reviewed August 2020
  • Excellent!

    Excellent, Terry dealt with our rat problem rapidly, efficiently and expertly. He also offered loads of helpful advice on changes to the garden to keep them away.

    Reviewed May 2020
  • Many Thanks!

    Terry was helpful, reliable and efficient we had a mouse/rat problem along with our neighbours which Terry solved. Many thanks.

    Reviewed April 2020
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