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Rat control

Rat control is important in order to avoid a number of serious diseases, which rats are known to transmit. The Center for Disease Control lists nearly a dozen diseases directly linked to rats.

Rats can be very persistent and if they manage to gain access into your home or business they can spread these diseases, cause considerable damage and contaminate food.

  • Rats can damage your home’s insulation.
  • They can chew through floor joists and walls.
  • They can cause fires by chewing on electrical cables.
  • Rats can undermine hill sides, retaining walls and other similar structures through their burrowing activity.

Even having rats in the yard and outside can present a tremendous risk, particularly since those areas are visited by children and pets.

Call Rentokil today on +27 211 410 970 if you are worried about rats in your home, or on +27 211 410 970 for a solution for your business.

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What is the difference between rats and mice?

There are just two species of rats and one species of mice that have become the most common pests in homes and businesses, and this is due to their ability to adapt to the human environment. These are:

  • The brown rat (Rattus norvegicus, also called the common or Norway rat),
  • The black rat (Rattus rattus, also called the roof rat) and
  • The house mouse (Mus domesticus).

All rodents can commonly be identified by the pair of incisor teeth in their upper jaw. They have shorter legs and a longer tail, but a closer look at their body characteristics and habits shows that there are recognisable features that you can use to determine which pest is inhabiting your premises.

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Effective Techniques to Control Rats

At Rentokil we can help you avoid costly damage to your property and prevent the transfer of disease by providing effective services to control rats.

Our qualified local technicians are backed by global knowledge and innovation and use safe and reliable control methods which offer a long-term solution to your rat problem.

The most effective way to remove rats is with the use of rodenticides. We have a large selection of rodenticides suitable for use indoors and out, in a wide variety of formulations too.

Contact us to discuss the best rat control solution for your home or business.

1. Contact

We will arrange for your local branch to contact you

  • Local experts
  • We'll return you call as soon as possible (Mon - Fri)

2. Survey

We will discuss your pest problem, arrange a survey if necessary, and provide a quote and recommendations.

  • Appointment at a time convenient to you
  • Solutions tailored to your pest problem
  • SAPCA Certified

3. Treatment

Our SAPCA certified technicians will come out to provide your treatment

  • Appointment at a time convenient to you
  • Environmentally sensitive approach
  • Child & pet friendly treatments

4. Aftercare

We'll make as many visits as you require to ensure your problem is resolved

  • Guaranteed solutions
  • Prevention advice
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