Do you think you’ve got rats in London? Several signs indicate you have a rat infestation, and knowing what to keep an eye out for will help you to decide whether you need a rat/vermin investigation in London.
Rat Detection in London
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I need a rat survey?
Rats tend to be most active at night, meaning you may not actually get a glimpse of pesky rodents.
However, there are few tell-tale signs that suggest you have a rat problem.
One of the most obvious things to look out for is rat droppings – dark in colour and a similar shape to rice grains.
Keep an eye out for rub marks, too. The grease and dirt on rat’s bodies will leave a smudge on your walls and cupboards and, the chances are, you’ll spot little footprints and tail marks in dusty areas.
Gnawed food, furniture and fabric also imply that you have an infestation of rats. Black rats are typically climbers and will chew through almost anything in your loft, including wires and cables, whereas brown rats usually dig for food, shelter and warmth.
If you spot any of the signs mentioned above, it’s worth contacting us to arrange a CCTV drain survey. After all, rat control in London is our speciality.
Are vermin investigations in London expensive?
The price you’ll pay for a rat survey in London can vary depending on several factors, including the size and complexity of your domestic drainage system.
Here at Certified Drains, we pride ourselves on offering a transparent service for all our clients and will always provide a free, no-obligation quote.
When you book a vermin investigation with us, you can trust that our expert engineers will thoroughly inspect your drainage system to reveal how pests are getting into your home.
Included in the price of rat control in London will be a detailed report which outlines our findings in a way that’s easy to understand. We’ll also offer recommendations on how to resolve the problem quickly and safely.
How long will a rat survey take to complete?
Most vermin investigations can be completed in as little as an hour but, much like the price, it often depends on the size and complexity of your drainage system.
We attach a state-of-the-art camera to a long cable and feed it directly into the drain. Therefore, the larger your system is, the longer it will take us to complete.
Luckily, our experienced engineers have been providing rat surveys in London for decades, so we know exactly what to look out for when watching the live video footage – saving time and disruption.
For a more accurate timescale, you’re more than welcome to get in touch and we’ll gladly advise you.
What can I do to prevent future infestations?
Rats often leave a pheromone trail which entices other vermin to enter your property and, here at Certified Drains, we understand the frustration and distress a rat infestation can cause.
Although you might be tempted to take matters into your own hands by laying poisons and traps, we highly recommend leaving it to our engineers who are experts in rodent control in London.
We can conduct a detailed drain survey to identify how pests are getting into your property and intercept the problem at the source – providing a long-term and cost-effective solution.
As well as sealing and securing all entry points, it’s a good idea to eliminate food sources, water and any other items that provide shelter for vermin.
For further tips on rat control in London, talk to the team today.