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Why are rats considered pests?

The main reasons rats are considered pests are through the diseases they spread, the damage they can cause and as a legal obligation.

Rats and Diseases

Rats can carry many nasty diseases which can often include:

  • Leptospirosis (also known as Weil’s disease)
  • Salmonella
  • Listeria
  • Toxoplasma gondii
  • Hantavirus

These all have the potential to spread to humans, normally through rats’ urine or their body coming into contact with food preparation areas.
They communicate and mark their territory by urinating everywhere they go, which represents a significant risk to public health.

Property Damage

These gnawing nuisances can also cause a lot of damage to properties, with many instances of electrical fires and floods being attributed to them.

Rats have to gnaw to keep their teeth in good shape and aren’t particularly fussy about what they chew on. Water and gas pipework, electrical cables and timber structures are all at risk and if gnawed through, have the potential to cause catastrophic damage.

Legal Obligations

The Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 ensures property owners have a legal obligation to keep premises rodent free and if rodents pose a threat to public health or property, should be reported to the local authority.

A company or organisation’s reputation can be tarnished by a highly publicised rat problem.

What are the signs that I may have a rat infestation?


You may hear rats gnawing, scratching or moving around in loft spaces, inside a wall cavity or under your floorboards. Rats are nocturnal and will be more active throughout the night.


Rat droppings are one of the most common signs of a rat infestation. They are dark, pellet shaped and are the size of a large grain of rice (much bigger than mouse droppings) Rat droppings are usually found in the same area, as rats will often use the same spot.

Smear marks

An unusual but common tell tale sign. Rats often leave a greasy mark from their coat and this is found on surfaces that they repeatedly pass along while looking for food.


The Brown Rat (or Common Rat) is the most common rat found in the UK. They measure between 15-28 cm, without the tail, which is shorter than the body. Their muzzle is blunt and they have small, fur covered ears.

How can I get rid of rats?

Simple. Give us a call! We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction, by offering advice and resolving your pest problem in a professional and friendly manner.

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