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Pest Control for Rats

Teeth marks, noises coming from the walls, chewed electrical wires, squeaks in the floorboards. All signs you have a rat infestation. Early detection is important as rats can carry harmful diseases as well as cause your property significant damage. PestMax is here with the top pest control for rats for homes and businesses.

How to identify

Signs of a Rat Infestation

Once rats have found a way into your property, professional pest control is required as soon as possible to minimise these risks. If you’ve noticed rats, or signs of their presence, on your property – don’t delay!

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    Rat Droppings

    Rats, just like every other pest, will leave behind a trail of droppings wherever they go. While this is extremely unhygienic and frankly disgusting, droppings are very helpful indicators that can help us identify the problem pest within minutes. Rat droppings are dark in colour, either brown or black, and measure roughly 1 to 2 cm in length on average. They are larger than mice droppings and usually have a similar shape to jelly beans.

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    Rats are typically most active during the early hours of the morning, as they wander around your home looking for food and water. Most homeowners suffering from a rat infestation find themselves being rudely awoken during the middle of the night by scratching noises and footprints in their walls or on their ceiling.

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    Like their droppings, rats will also urinate wherever they please across your home. Over time this urine will dry and develop into an incredibly strong and distinctive smell. A new and unpleasant odour in your property that cannot be explained is most likely caused by a pest problem. If you notice the smell of ammonia in your home, we suggest looking out for one or more of the signs listed here, which will help to identify the rat problem you’re suffering from.

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    Teeth Marks

    Rats are rodents, which means they need to chew on objects constantly in order to file down their front incisors, which never stop growing. Unfortunately for you, this means your home and your belongings are highly likely to receive some damage. Distinctive teeth marks on hard surfaces, including wooden beams, skirting boards, plastic pipes, storage containers and even electrical cables, are telltale signs of a rat infestation.

The Best Local Pest Control Company

Why Choose Us?

At PestMax, we achieve the highest level of rat pest control for homes and businesses. Our team is qualified and trained to perform the latest rat control techniques and utilise state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your problems are dealt with.

We provide comprehensive pest control packages that specialise in the identification, treatment, eradication and future prevention of rats, always ensuring the occupants and pets of your property are safe.

We are members of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) with our Training, CPD and certifications showcasing our commitment to quality and safety in pest control. We also cater to emergency appointments, enabling us to visit your home or commercial premises on the same day.

Our trained technicians conduct thorough inspections and evaluate tailored strategies to effectively address each unique rat problem at your premises. Locally based in Redditch, we provide pest and rat control to the surrounding areas including Worcester and Studley. We pride ourselves in offering only the best services.

  • Experienced Controllers

    Our technicians have all worked on challenging pest infestations for commercial and domestic customers.

  • Emergency Appointments Available

    Ask about our emergency pest control services across Worcestershire and how we can visit your home or commercial premises on the same day.

  • Card Payments Accepted

    We strive to make the process as simple as possible with the ability to pay on site

  • Licensed Firearms Team

    Our pest control services are humane and safe for humans and pets.

  • Locally Based Technicians

    Servicing Redditch, Worcester, Studley and the surrounding areas. We’re fully insured, accredited, licenced, and genuinely passionate about preserving our wildlife with little poison (rodenticide) use.

  • Commercial Support Available

    We guarantee you’ll be happy with our quality pest control services and even offer a money-back guarantee if you’re not 100% satisfied. See why we are the best local pest control company with a 5.0 star review rating.

Lindsay Wilson

The job was completed very quickly which was of the utmost importance due to the biohazards found. I cannot recommend PestMax highly enough and out of the other two businesses I contacted claiming to be professional and responsive, Im still waiting for them to get back to me after three weeks! I realise that they were possibly not equipped for the job, whereas Dan and his experience in this kind of situation was the perfect guy.

Waqar Taxi

Kieron came out to us today, he was very helpful and polite, he was on time and very professional. The service received was great

Ruth Durham

Fantastic work from Dan. Speedy quote and work completed quickly and efficiently. Great communication. Would recommend to all.

Vicky Beattie

Dan came out the day that I called and dealt with the wasp’s nest quickly and professionally. So far we’ve seen no more wasps so I think he solved the problem! Would definitely recommend.

Matthew Holden-James

Called Dan who was great on the phone and came a day later to sort the problem. He is fantastic to deal with, explained what he was doing and why, and even cleared up as much of the dead wasps as he could. Great service, and would recommend to anyone who has a problem with wasps! Thank you

Joy Preece

Polite & professional guys who got on and did the job required. I would definately use them again and would highly recommend them.

David Cunneen

Dan got rid of a problematic wasp nest. Was super responsive, gave an overview about them and was done within 30 minutes. Great service and the best value out there

Lauren Bryant

Can not recommend pestmax more! We had a very persistent ants nest in our bathroom, we called dan out when we first noticed them. Dan arrived on time and had the upmost professionalism whilst being friendly, Dan quickly located where the nest was and advised the best treatment plan as we have an under 5 in the house. Dan was more than happy to come back to lay more bait down when needed and was easy to reach with any questions we had. I am pleased to say the ants are no more thanks to pestmax! Considering the amount of time spent and product used for this we found the pricing to be very reasonable too which helps with the way of current affairs at the moment.

Yvette Hodges

I had a problem with lots of maggots, which were coming into the house. I had tried everything, but they just kept coming back. I rung Dan and within 10 minutes he came round. The problem was linked to a wasp nest, which Dan explained in detail and he rectified the issue within an hour and a half. Dan literally is a star. He was friendly whilst remaining professional. He explained everything and discussed costs The whole matter has made me feel at ease in my own home. Would definitely recommend this company and would use again.

Alan Martin

Submitted a couple of requests for quotes via Checkatrade to have a wasps nest treated. Dan from Pestmax replied by text within minutes. I called him and agreed the price, which was very reasonable and considerably less than anyone else who replied. He came out that afternoon, on time and sorted it out. I’ll definitely recommend him and use him again should the need arise. Cheers mate - good job

Julie Slade

Just the most helpful kind people which I can’t thank enough highly recommend

Belinda Rea

We had A rat in our garden. Dan was soon out as I am petrified of them. He put poison down in a proper rat box and made sure everything was safe for our dogs. A week later came back to see if there was any progress. Sachets of poison had been taken back to the burrow. He put my mind at ease to tell me that with the amount taken any rats would be well gone. He took the remaining poison and box away for peace of mind with the dogs. A lovely, friendly and reassuring man. I wouldn’t hesitate to use again thoroughly recommend. Thanks Dan.

Nicola Seymour-Smith

Dan was really helpful and friendly. Explained exactly what needed to be done, was efficient professional and the service was a reasonable price. I’m glad to say the wasps are gone!

Nat T

Excellent response and service would highly recommend. Visited same day. Helped advise us of the best and safest course of action, wouldn’t hesitate to use them again. Thank you

How it Works

Our Approach

You may not know what to expect when you book our pest control services, but at PestMax, we strive to make the process as simple as possible.

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    Book a treatment

    When you contact us to discuss your rat and pest control issues, you’ll speak with one of our experts over the phone who will acquire information and provide detailed explanations on how we can help. We are adept at handling both domestic and commercial infestations and are more than prepared for challenges involving all manner and sizes of rat infestations.

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    Your PestMax Visit(s)

    Each rat pest problem is different, and so we enact tailored solutions for each infestation. We’ll visit your residential or commercial property to perform specialised rat and pest control services, which may encompass several visits depending on the scale of the infestation. We work with a variety of techniques, from rat trapping to the use of targeted repellents and rodenticides. Our methods are all fully safe for humans and any pets you may have on your property.

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    We ensure our rat pest control solutions don’t just end with extermination. Not only will you receive a comprehensive report detailing the actions we’ve taken, but you will also receive advice and additional measures for future prevention, including pest-proofing your property. We always aim to grant you absolute peace of mind with our services, and we are available to address additional questions or concerns with our aftercare.

Why Should You Get Rid of Rats?

Disease Transmission:
Pest control for rats helps stop the transmission of diseases, including Hantavirus, Leptospirosis and Salmonellosis, that are spread through rat droppings and urine, while others like the Bubonic Plague are transmitted through fleas that feed on infected rats. These diseases can be spread both directly and indirectly and pose serious health risks.
Property Damage:
Benefit from our rat pest control prices that are affordable and comprehensive, helping you save on any additional property damage these pests cause on a daily basis. Rats have strong teeth that allow them to chew through almost anything, including wood, plastic, electrical wiring and even mild steel. Don’t wait around for power cuts and high expenditures on repairs and reach out to PestMax today.
Food Contamination:
Rats will be attracted to your food storage areas, including kitchens, cupboards, fridges and pantries, contaminating all manner of food and surfaces with their droppings, urine and fur. The contamination will lead to food poisoning and the spread of their diseases. In commercial settings, such as restaurants and food processing facilities, our rat pest control measures are crucial so you won’t fall victim to health code violations and foreseeable business closure.
Allergies and Asthma:
The presence of rats increases the risk of occupants developing severe health problems, as well as those with allergies and underlying conditions such as asthma being more susceptible to the harmful effects these pests cause. If you or anyone in your property suffers from allergies or respiratory conditions, it is imperative to book our rat control services.
Reproduction Rate:
Acting quickly with PestMax’s rat control solutions is a must, as rats have an extremely high reproduction rate, meaning even a small number can quickly turn into a full-blown infestation. The number of rats in the UK is thought to exceed 150 million, and a single pair of rats can produce dozens of offspring in less than a year. Our effective control measures are essential to prevent their numbers from exploding.
Environmental Impact:
Rats can harm the ecosystem in areas other than those directly surrounding human habitation. Local ecosystems are impacted by their recognised predation on native birds, small animals and reptiles. Rats have occasionally played a role in the extinction of local species. The natural wildlife in your garden will be at risk from these pests, and commercial wildlife refuges, farmland or national trust properties can highly benefit from our pest control for rats.
Unpleasant Odours:
Rat urine and droppings have a unique, distinct smell that is especially noticeable in enclosed and small spaces. Not only is the smell disagreeable, but it can seep into wood, textiles and fabrics and other materials, making removal challenging. A noticeable rat infestation may be indicated by the smell of a strong, musky stench.

Contact us today

Our expert team goes above and beyond to eradicate any pest problem you suffer from. Our highly skilled technicians are ready to deliver a fast and effective pest control service to ensure your pest infestation is eradicated.

Our Services

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Mice Control

Mice Control
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Wasp Nest Removal

Wasp Nest Removal
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Squirrel Control

Squirrel Control
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Fox Control

Fox Control
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Mole Control

Mole Control
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Pigeon Control

Pigeon Control
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control for Rats