Rats can be a serious nuisance to deal with.

The qualified team at Whelan Pest Prevention is here to assist you with eradicating an infestation.

Our services are available 365 days a year – reach out to us as soon as you suspect your property may have rats present.

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Regardless of whether you have seen the rats yourself or you have been hearing odd scratching noises, get in touch with Whelan Pest Prevention. Our trained team members will know exactly what to look out for in order to discover the presence of pests.

With nearly two decades of experience behind us and a proven track record of efficient services, we will be your one-stop shop for pest control. Not only that, we will walk you through all of the necessary preventative measures to take in order to ensure the problem doesn’t happen again.

Signs to look out for

Scratching noises coming from within the walls or ceilings are generally the number one indicator that you may have a rat problem. Rats are nocturnal creatures, so this will be more common in the night time.

The second sure sign is droppings along the walls, in cupboards or around the fridge. The droppings are generally around half an inch in length, black and capsule shaped. Attic spaces are another common spot for rats to congregate.

Another thing to look out for is a hind foot track as rats often leave one behind. It will usually measure about three quarters of an inch to an inch. Rats drag their tails, so they will usually leave a mark between their tracks that won’t be present if dealing with house mice.

When rats gnaw holes in the walls or doors, they are generally around an inch or two in diameter. While they prefer gnawing on wood, they can also easily bite through and damage electrical wiring as well as plastic pieces found around the house.

The dangers

Rats can carry various diseases and cause a health hazard to the people residing within the property. It’s therefore very important to take a proactive approach and call out the experts as soon as you identify one of the aforementioned signs.

When searching for rat nests, the most common areas include:

Beneath Building Foundations
Inside Walls, Ceilings and Kitchen Cabinets
Inside Wood Piles
Within Dense Vegetation

Adult rats usually have a body length ranging from 6 to 8 inches and they weigh between 12 to 16 ounces. They have blunt noses, tiny ears and small eyes. Their fur is coarse, and there are many variations in colour.

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Commercial Pest Control Solutions

On top of helping private clients all over Britain, our rat control services are also available to business and restaurant owners. Reach out to us at your earliest convenience to book an inspection and get a free estimate for the project – no strings attached.

Our services are very efficient and always competitively priced. You will get fantastic value for money as we will ensure that we only need to visit your property one time. Our friendly team members will give you advice on the proper ways to ensure the issue doesn’t reoccur.

Rats carry diseases that pose a serious health hazard to anyone visiting or working within the property. To avoid property damage and food contamination, reach out to Whelan Pest Prevention, and we’ll get the problem sorted in no time at all.

Why choose us?

Whelan Pest Prevention is a Leading Business that operates across the UK that has built it’s reputation on excellence. The company was founded over 15 years ago and has grown to become the countries best-known and most trusted provider of Pest Prevention services.

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