Rodent problems in your home or place of work can happen for a number of reasons such as; drainage issues or building faults which rodents will then exploit to enter your property.
Once inside your property Rodents can spread out and where possible will enter the living spaces to look for food and nesting materials, therefore good housekeeping can be pivotal in ensuring rodents do not get a foothold in your property.
Left unchecked rodents can present a serious risk to your health through the spread of diseases found in urine or droppings, they have the potential to cause serious damage to possessions and stock and may even cause fire through chewing and gnawing on electrical cables.
Common places in your building where you may find rodent activity include; loft/roof spaces, under kitchen units, floorboards and stairs or in cavity walls. As part of out inspection Viking Pest Control check all of these areas whenever possible.
For a business a Rodent problem can be devastating for the reasons already mentioned but in addition a Rodent issue may also cause loss of reputation or even closure, this is especially true for food retailers.
Viking Pest Control can offer regular visits to your premises ensuring your business stays open and pest free all year round. We have a range of professional Rodent control methods to stop Rat, Mice and Squirrels in their tracks and keep your home or business safe.
As supporters of the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticides Use, Viking Pest Control follow the Integrated Pest Management approach undertaking a thorough assessment of the problem and the reasons why, only using chemicals/poisons where considered necessary.
If you think you have a rodent problem on your property please contact us to arrange an appointment or for some friendly, helpful advice and we will always be happy to help.
Rats, Mice or Squirrels in your home can be distressing and a major cause for concern, but when a Rodent problem occurs a call to Viking Pest Control will ensure a speedy and efficient solution to your Rodent issue.
Operating throughout Hull and East Yorkshire, Viking Pest Control offer a comprehensive approach to Rodent control.
As part of the initial visit our pest technician will carry out an assessment of the problem and look for signs of Rodent activity such as; droppings, gnawing/chewing of stored materials, smear marks, points of access, and harbourages.
Once confirmed we will begin working on the problem straight away by providing and starting a treatment programme which may involve trapping, baiting or removal of habitat or points of entry for the Rat, Mouse or Squirrel.
Minor proofing work that can be carried out will be included in the cost of the treatment and inspection, advice will be given on how the customer can reduce the risk of reoccurrence and subsequent visits will be scheduled if required and a treatment report will be left.
It is normal for a domestic rodent treatment to be controlled with 1, 2 or 3 visits, depending on the scale of the problem the number of visits could be extended.
Typically the most common Rat you are likely to see in Hull and East Yorkshire, the Brown Rat is also known as the Common Rat, the Norway Rat and sometimes the Sewer Rat.
Compared to the Black Rat the Brown Rat could be considered a relative newcomer having only been recorded in Europe at the beginning of the 18th Century.
As you would expect by their name the Brown Rat is much lighter in colour than the Black Rat.
Originating from Central Asia little is known about how the House Mouse came to arrive in the UK but it is thought to have been first recorded in Britain during the 9th century.
The House Mouse now very much a common sight in the Hull and East Yorkshire and remains active all year round.
House Mice are incontinent and will leave around 80 droppings per day wherever it travels and will also urinate constantly to mark territory and therefore areas can become heavily contaminated very quickly.
The Wood Mouse or Field Mouse is the second common mouse species you are likely to see in homes and businesses across Hull and East Yorkshire.
The Wood Mouse is also found right across Europe and even North Africa. Lighter in colour compared to the House Mouse, Wood Mice are a light brown/orangey colour but are otherwise similar in size/appearance.
Although common Wood Mice are less likely to be found in occupied buildings compared to House Mice, but will seek shelter inside during winter months and are often found in garden sheds and outbuildings where they can cause damage to property through gnawing.
The Black Rat like the Brown Rat originated in Asia, however; it made its way to the UK shores some 2200 years prior to the Brown Rat, remains of Black Rat found in York date back to the 4th Century BC.
Sometimes called the Ship Rat as it is thought to have been brought back to the UK with the early voyagers, it is also known as the Roof Rat due to its ability to climb and preference for high places.
Despite once been numerous, infamously so during the 1300’s when it was thought to be responsible for the Bubonic Plague, the Black Rat is now rare in the UK and mostly only seen around docks and harbours high up in warehouse buildings.
The Grey Squirrel is an introduced species brought to the UK in the late 19th century that has successfully adapted to the point of becoming a pest species.
Generally Viking Pest Control will not actively hunt out Grey Squirrels, however; if you have Grey Squirrels causing problems on your property Viking Pest Control can help.
We offer property proofing services to stop Grey Squirrels from entering your home and in particularly loft space where they can cause substantial damage through gnawing.
Release of Grey Squirrels is a prosecutable offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and therefore any captured Grey Squirrel must be culled humanely.
Not a rodent an insectivore. Considered a pest by some landowners and can cause expensive damage especially on golf courses Moles will spend their entire life below ground and tunnel throughout the year with tunnelling waste forming the infamous molehill.
There are many ways to humanely control Moles which can be purchased in most hardware stores, these mainly revolve around encouraging the Mole to move its territory.
Traps are also available to use but it is important to understand how Moles use their tunnels in order to trap them successfully.
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