A good example to follow our previous post on noises in the roof space, this customer in Walton Liverpool, has had rats enter in to their extension roof. The area is well known for high rat activity. The council has been trying to get control of the waste issue in the alleys by implementing the use of Euro Bins. These have had a great effect and have reduced the dumping of black bags in alleys and therefore also reduced the number of potential food sources for rats. Im uncertain if they’ve also implemented a course of baiting either down the drains or on the railway embankment. Regardless the council should be praised for getting something done if somewhat slowly.
This customer hadn’t had any sightings of rats in or around there property for over 3 years. Hopefully the one that has chewed through now is a one off and wont become the norm again.
The roof space has been baited, as has the yard and the alleyway. A follow up visit will be carried out in 2 weeks to remove any dead rodents. The hole will be fixed and the length of the board will be fitted with a fine steel proofing mesh. This will prevent any further rat ingress through this area. The customer is also going to contact the council to make sure they have logged there is further rat activity in this area.