Rat Removal & Control Services

Rat Control

Rat Control

Rat Pest Control & Removal

The prime solution for dealing with a rat infestation within your home or business will almost always be to call in an expert like Tracker Pest Control to evaluate the problem and action a treatment plan. Tracker Rat Pest Control operate across the Epping Forest area including Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Epping, Harlow, Loughton,  South Woodford,  Wanstead,  Waltham Abbey, Woodford Green and surrounding areas.

Are Rats Dangerous To Health?

Rat infestations can be problematic for several reasons. First off, rats often carry a range of diseases that can be passed on to humans, including leptospirosis, hantavirus, and salmonellosis. These diseases can be transmitted via unknowingly coming into contact with rat urine, feces, or saliva, as well as through bites or scratches from infected rats.

Can Rats Damage My Property?

Rats commonly cause damage to buildings and electrical wiring, which can lead to fire hazards and increase the risk of electrical failures. Furthermore, rats are common carriers of fleas, which can also pass diseases to humans and our beloved pets. Finally, the existence of rats can lead to unpleasant odours and unsanitary conditions, which can cause respiratory complications and other health issues. As such, it is essential to take steps to prevent and remove rat infestations to ensure the safety and health of residents or employees.

Rat Prevention across epping forest area.

The optimal way to prevent a rat infestation is to stop them from entering your home in the first instance. Here are some easy steps you can take to prevent rats from entering your home:

Rat control by Tracker Pest control working across Epping, North Weald, Harlow, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Wanstead, Woodford Green, South Woodford and surrounding areas.

Rat Removal

If you already have a rat infestation in your home or business, there are many techniques we can use to remove them:

Rat Proofing

Once we have successfully eradicated the rats from your residence, it is essential that we meticulously clean the infested areas to avoid additional infestations. Here are some useful steps you can take to improve effectiveness and reduce risk of further infestation:

Why Choose Tracker Pest Control?

With many years of experience in both rat removal and rat proofing, our team is the first port of call for residents and businesses throughout Essex when they have an issue.

Our team are fully qualified with the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH), so you can be confident that we are knowledgeable and skilled in getting the outcomes you need to be able to get back to business as usual.

Reach out to Tracker Pest Control today to solve your rat problems for good.

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rats faqs

  • What are the signs of a rat infestation in my property?

    Common signs include droppings, gnawed wires and furniture, scratching noises in walls or ceilings, and an ammonia-like smell.


  • How can I tell if I have rats in my home or business?

    Look for droppings, chewed items, grease marks along walls, and rat nests made of shredded materials. Hearing scratching or scurrying noises at night is also a strong indicator.


  • Why are rats considered pests?

    Rats can spread diseases, cause structural damage by gnawing on materials, and contaminate food sources. They pose significant health and safety risks.


  • What time of year are rat infestations most common?

    Rat infestations can occur year-round, but they are more noticeable in the colder months when rats seek shelter indoors.


  • Can rats cause damage to my property?

    Yes, rats can cause extensive damage by gnawing on electrical wires, insulation, pipes, and structural components, leading to fire hazards and costly repairs.


  • How do I prevent rats from entering my property?

    Seal entry points, keep food stored in airtight containers, maintain cleanliness, and eliminate any potential nesting sites around your property.


  • What should I do if I see a rat in my property?

    Contact us at Tracker Pest Control.  Its important to speak to a professional pest control service immediately to assess the situation and implement effective removal and prevention measures.


  • Are there humane ways to remove rats?

    Yes, there are humane trapping methods available. However, due to the high reproductive rate and potential health risks, professional extermination methods are often more effective.


  • Can I remove rats from my property myself?

    While there are DIY methods available, professional pest control services ensure more effective and long-lasting results by addressing the root of the problem.


  • What methods do pest control services use to remove rats?

    At Tracker Pest Control we use a combination of baiting, trapping, and exclusion techniques to remove rats and prevent their return.


  • How much does rat removal cost?

    The cost can vary based on the extent of the infestation and the measures needed to secure the property. Contact us for a site visit and we will go through your options and provide a detailed quote.


  • How long does it take to remove rats from my property?

    The duration can vary, but typically it takes a few days to a couple of weeks to ensure all rats are removed and preventative measures are in place.


  • What should I do after rats have been removed?

    Clean and disinfect affected areas, repair any damage, and implement preventative measures to ensure rats cannot re-enter your property.


  • Are there any long-term solutions to prevent rat infestations?

    Yes, regular inspections, maintaining cleanliness, sealing entry points, and using rodent-proof materials can help prevent future infestations.


  • Do you offer emergency rat removal services?

    Yes, we provide emergency services for urgent situations where immediate action is required to protect your property and health.


  • What areas do you service for rat removal?

    We operate across London and West Essex, including the Epping Forest area.


  • Are your rat removal methods safe for pets and children?

    Yes, our methods are designed to be safe for all residents of your property, including pets and children.


  • Do you provide a guarantee for your rat removal services?

    Yes, we offer a satisfaction guarantee and will return if the problem persists within a specified period after our service.


  • How do I book a rat removal service with Tracker Pest Control?

    You can contact us or call us 24/7 on 07562 108883 through our website, call us directly, or email us to schedule an inspection and removal service.


  • Why should I choose Tracker Pest Control for rat removal?

    We have extensive experience, use effective and safe methods, and provide excellent customer service to ensure your property is rat-free.


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areas we cover

Looking for a reliable end to your rats and rodent worries? Tracker Pest Control operates across Coopersale and Epping and its surrounding Epping Forest areas, including Abridge, Barkingside, Bobbingworth, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell,  Chingford, Chipping Ongar, Coopersale, Debden, Epping Green, Fyfield,  Hainault, High Beech, High Ongar, Highams Park, Loughton, Moreton, Nazeing, North Weald Bassett, Roydon Hamlet, Sewardstone, Snaresbrook, South Woodford, Stapleford Abbotts, Theydon Bois, Thornwood, Upshire, Woodford Green, Waltham Abbey, Wanstead.

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