In Liverpool rats are one of the most common pests that we are plagued with. There frequency shows how high the population numbers are and how close they are to us at most times. Particularly in Liverpool city centre and in some of the higher population areas.
Any food source left outside can be quickly found by rats. In some areas birds can be fed outside for years without a problem. In others throwing bread out could be the start of an infestation in days.
An obvious way to avoid this kind of infestation is to not feed the birds, don’t keep livestock animals outside and keep all waste well sealed in wheelie bins.
But what if you get them anyway???
Another common place for rats to come from is from the drains. There is plenty of food down the drains which is washed off our plates and in to the drain systems. Rats are quite happy eating this in the sewers.
They are happy at least until its time to breed. When they want to raise a family these drain rats will approach the surface as drier, warmer places can be found. All it takes is an uncapped drain or redundant connection and they can be in to a buildings foundations.
The place we deal with them most is in extensions. A drain will be moved for the new building and the old drain capped with sandbags. This leaves an incredibly easy way in for rats. A few chews on a sandbag at the bottom and it will empty the sand. Then the rat is up the cavity or ducting and in to the extension roof space.
This picture shows the inside of an extension roof space. Rats are coming through an uncapped drain, climbing the ducting and living in the roof. This is the 3rd time its happened in this particular case. The drain needs fixing to shut the door to the rats.
We can fix these problems for you. We can kill the rats and solve your drain issues. Phone us for our permanent solutions on rat control in Liverpool.
0800 206 1905 / 0151 230 2707 / 07773909165