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Rodent Control London

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Eradix proudly offers an integrated rodent control service, targeting both mice and rats with precision and efficiency. Our dual-focused approach combines state-of-the-art mice treatment and rat extermination techniques, backed by a comprehensive one-year guarantee. We understand the unique challenges posed by these pests and have tailored our services to address both, ensuring your property is safeguarded against intrusions.

Our rodent proofing strategies are designed to tackle the problem at its source. By inspecting potential entry points and sewage systems, we’re able to implement preventive measures like rat blockers and seal off ingress routes, minimizing the need for extensive repairs. Whether it’s deploying rat bait boxes in strategic outdoor locations or fitting mouse traps under floorboards, our solutions are targeted to reduce rodent populations effectively.

We also recognize the importance of immediate and humane solutions, utilizing traps and, when necessary, regulated glue traps to address active infestations responsibly. Our aim is to not only remove existing rodents but to prevent their return, ensuring your home remains a rodent-free zone.

Choose Eradix for comprehensive rodent control that combines expert knowledge with practical, long-lasting solutions. Our commitment to excellence and attention to detail makes us the preferred choice for rodent proofing, offering peace of mind and security for homeowners across the region.

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An Overview of Rodents: The Gnawing Mammals

Rodents, belonging to the order Rodentia, are characterized by their unique ability to gnaw, deriving from the Latin word “rodere.” Representing the most populous mammalian group, they account for about 41% of all mammal species. Their diversity spans across various sizes and habitats, from the hefty capybara of South America, the world’s largest rodent at up to 66kg, to the minuscule Baluchistan pygmy jerboa, with adult females weighing under 4gm.

Rodents have played versatile roles throughout human history, serving as sources of food, clothing, and companionship as pets. However, certain species, notably the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus), black rat (Rattus rattus), and the house mouse (Mus musculus), have become significant pests. These species not only consume and contaminate human food stores but also pose health risks by spreading diseases like Hantavirus and Salmonellosis.

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Rodents in the UK: A Closer Look

The UK’s rodent population is less diverse compared to other regions, with around 10 native species. While most are not considered pests and some are even protected due to their endangered status, understanding the native and naturalized species is crucial for effective pest control:

  • Wood or Field Mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus)
  • Yellow-necked Mouse (Apodemus flavicollis)
  • House Mouse (Mus musculus)
  • Harvest Mouse (Micromys minutus)
  • Bank Vole (Myodes glareolus)
  • Field Vole (Microtus agrestis)
  • Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius)
  • Dormouse, Hazel (Muscardinus avellanarius)
  • Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)
  • Eurasian Beaver (Castor fiber)

Among these, the black rat and brown rat, though now naturalized, are not native to the British Isles. Their introduction to Britain can be traced back to their stowaways on ships, with black rats arriving during the Roman era from India, and brown rats originating from Central Asia in the early 18th century.

Eradix's Approach to Rodent Control

At Eradix, we recognize the importance of balancing effective rodent control with environmental and public health considerations. Our treatments are designed not only to address immediate infestations but also to prevent future occurrences through:

  • Detailed Inspections: Identifying species, infestation levels, and potential entry points.
  • Customized Treatment Plans: Utilizing humane and environmentally responsible methods tailored to each unique situation.
  • Prevention and Education: Offering advice on proofing your property against rodent invasions and promoting practices that discourage rodent activity.

The Eradix Difference: Why Choose Us for Rodent Control

Choosing Eradix means opting for a pest control solution that is safe, efficient, and environmentally conscious. Our team of certified professionals is equipped with the latest in pest control technology and methodologies, ensuring not just the elimination of pests but the preservation of your property’s integrity and the health of its inhabitants.

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How to get rid of pests

Do It Yourself Rodent Control

Effective DIY rodent control strategies include:

  • Seal Entry Points: Check for and seal any cracks or gaps in exterior walls, foundations, and around doors and windows.
  • Maintain Cleanliness:
    • Store food in airtight containers.
    • Dispose of garbage regularly.
    • Reduce clutter where rodents can nest.
  • Use Traps:
    • Snap Traps: Place along walls where rodents travel.
    • Live Traps: For humane capture and release.
    • Electronic Traps: For quick, humane elimination indoors.
  • Natural Repellents:
    • Peppermint oil around potential entry points deters rodents.
    • Cayenne pepper or cloves can also repel rodents when sprinkled in areas of activity.

Remember, while DIY methods can be effective for minor issues, severe infestations require professional pest control solutions.

Contact

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Survey

A conversation about your pest concerns will be initiated, followed by an arranged evaluation if needed. We’ll offer a quotation and suggestions based on the findings.

Treatment

Our BPCA certified expert will visit your property to conduct pest control treatments.

Follow-Up

We are committed to ensuring your issue is fully resolved, with as many visits as necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions about Rodents

Signs of a rodent problem include droppings near food areas or in drawers, gnaw marks on furniture or wires, nesting materials like shredded paper, and strange noises in walls at night.

The most common home-invading rodents in the UK are house mice (Mus musculus), brown rats (Rattus norvegicus), and occasionally, grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) in attics.

Rodents can transmit diseases such as hantavirus, leptospirosis, and salmonellosis through their droppings, urine, or bites. They can also introduce fleas and mites into your home.

 Prevent rodents by sealing cracks and openings in your home’s exterior, storing food in airtight containers, disposing of garbage regularly, and eliminating standing water and clutter around your property.

Rodent Species Guide

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