Rodent control cost
Please call for appointments or advice
07891 168961 or 01746 218487
Inspection, advice and treatment (total of two visits) £90
Single and subsequent visits £50
What we do:
If you discover that you may have rodents (rats or mice) visiting or nesting in or around your property we will firstly inspect the premises quite often with the help of Ollie the dog (with your permission) who has a very good nose for this kind of thing. He will search out the places they frequent and the paths they take. We will try to tackle the problem by taking an enviromental friendly approach first so as not to use rodenticides but this is not always possible. If rodenticides have to be used and there is no alternative we will work out the best places to apply it, being mindful of any children, pets and wildlife to ensure nothing else has access to it.
We also try to look for the source of why rodents are visiting your property, it may be bird feeding spillage or that they are attracted to waste in a compost bin or recycled waste bins. You may have an old wood pile or overgrown vegetation. They can gain access to inside your home through gaps and holes in walls and broken ventilation bricks. You may have broken waste pipe, easy access to roof spaces or just simply that your property provides a run through to the neighbour who may be unknowingly attracting them.
If we have not had to use a rodenticide and advice has been given as to what action needs to be taken to eliminate the rodents it is up to the customer to follow this advice and report on the outcome as they see fit. To visit a property and give advice like this is charged per visit (see above) and sometimes only one visit is nescessary so long as the advice has been followed. We do also provide a proofing service in some instances such as sealing up holes and fitting guards at extra cost. This would have to be discussed at the time of the visit.
The bait we will use is the most up to date rodenticide made for the job. A note is made of where the bait has been left with the date and type used. If necessary photos may be taken as a reminder of the baiting points.
We will then leave it in place untouched for approximately two weeks. This gives the rodents time to get used to the new item in their area. It could be in a bait box which they will need to trust before venturing inside and it also gives time for the bait to take effect.
When we return to review the situation the decision is made according to whether the bait has all been eaten, or that hopefully it is half eaten and plenty is remaining which means the job is complete and we remove the remainder as it is not good practice to leave it down.
If on the other hand all the bait has been consumed we must put more down possibly changing the baiting areas according to which baiting points proved the most successful and further visits will be necessary. This scenario only happens if the infestation is quite large. We would always consult with you as to the best course of action we think should be taken. By the way we pride ourselves on success so it's more important to us to get this right and not make many visits just to get your money we would much rather keep our good reputation than empty your wallet.
Unfortunately it is possible that you may find dead bodies, however it is quite usual for the animal to retreat underground and none are ever found.
We will remove any dead bodies that are visible and a search is always made.
If a rodent should die inside your property (eg: in an attic) the odour can be very unpleasant while it is decomposing. If possible we will locate and remove it but unfortunately it may be somewhere inaccessible such as in-between cavity walls. The solution here is to either wait until decomposition is complete (a couple of weeks depending on temperature) or we can provide odour bags which absorb the smells and are quite successful.
We cannot guarantee you will be free of rodents forever. We will control the situation and get rid of the present infestation. However it is up to the property owner to try to prevent rodents from gaining entry in future.
This can be done in a number of ways and we can advise the best course of action while we are treating the problem.