Nobody likes the idea of having rats roaming inside a kitchen and contaminating work surfaces, cooking utensils and food.

Rodent proofing:
the sooner the better

We strongly recommend that you contact a pest control expert and have the rodent proofing carried out as soon as possible. Rodent proofing is a separate service that comes with a one year guarantee. It can be performed at any time within six months following the initial treatment. A quote for rodent proofing will normally be provided after the initial rat treatment.

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Rat infestation

A rat infestation in London may affect any type of property with varying consequences. Past the initial shock, most residents worry about their health and potential damage to their property.

Rats are often linked to the sewage system and possibly drain faults. Whenever possible we will want to check the inspection chamber (manhole) for signs of rat activity. Resolving a rat infestation fully may involve carrying out drain work to prevent more rats from coming in.

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Survey

Our pest control technicians will first survey your property and identify areas that need to be treated. More importantly, they will prioritise identifying entry points and advise on the appropriate rodent proofing methods.

Rat-proofing

Our rat-proofing service can be implemented indoors or outdoors. We can also rat proof the bin sheds of a residential block of flats or commercial warehouses. Sometimes our proofing can also involve placing air vent covers or metal composite plates at the base of a door.

Materials

The materials we use can include mesh, board, timber, wire wool, sealant and composites metal plates. However, we do not use expanding foam as rodents can easily gnaw through it. Our rat-proofing service comes with a one-year guarantee.

Where is the rat problem coming from?

  • Generally linked to the sewage system
  • A missing rodding eye cap on a manhole cover
  • A break in the main sewer line or in a domestic sewer pipe
  • Rats gnawing through PVC pipes
  • Rats coming from nearby areas
  • Rats feeding on rubbish containers
  • Rats taking up residence in overgrown gardens

Rat treatment in London?

Inoculand Ltd offers a rat treatment service for a flat fee of £129+VAT. Our treatment consists of two visits within three months. We place rat bait stations outdoors and/or carry out a rat treatment indoors. Whenever possible, we also like to inspect and test any nearby inspection chambers (manholes) for rat activity.

Upon inspection, we may identify rat activity in the drains around your property, and it could be the result of an ongoing underlying problem. To prevent the rat infestation recurring every few years, our pest control technicians will recommend an appropriate course of action to put a stop to it permanently.

In most cases, a simple missing or damaged element will allow rats into the domestic sewage system and ultimately in your property. The solution then is simply to replace the damaged element.

In other instances, a drain pipe may be compromised and require repairs. The most standard drain work involves CCTV, Jetting, Digging or Lining.

What can be done?

  1. CCTV helps us to identify damage to drain pipes or possible blockages.
  2. Jetting clears clogged drains and restores the water flow.
  3. Lining rectifies the damage at pipe level.
  4. No return (or one-way) valves prevent rats coming from the main sewage.
  5. Replacing the rodding eye cap.

If you suffer from a rat infestation and require rat control in London, call us as early as possible to prevent them from colonising your premises any further.

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