Rat Pest Control

Professional removal of Rats and Mice from £135

All about Rats

Find out all about Rats, how to spot a rat problem and how we treat them below...

Signs of a Rat problem

Common signs include...

  • Noises in the loft or between floors and internal walls.
  • Rats leave bigger droppings than mice about the size of a baked bean and green, brown and black in colour.
  • Rats can also damage electrical fittings and pipes, and gnaw at the bottom of doors, in some circumstances.
  • Rats also gnaw food packaging and paper and plastic.
rats often nest under floor boards

Photo credit: Killgerm Group Limited

Treatment for Rats

Rats are treated with a combination of rodenticide and traps placed where activity has occurred. As mice a survey of your property needs to be carried out first to identify problem areas.

Rat control and prevention

At Lancashire Pest Control we operate an ‘integrated pest management system’, using rodenticides, traps and prevention advice to eliminate pest problems.

Rats carry a number of diseases such as Wiels Disease, spread by their urine, which can be fatal, and Rats can gnaw through electrical cables. It is important to note that most home insurance policies do not cover damage by rats.

So if you come across a problem with Rats just give our helpful team a call, or even if it is just advice that you would like, we will be more than happy to help.

We are based in Chorley near junction 8 M61, we are literally no more than an hour away from anywhere in Lancashire.

The Pesky Rat

Brown Rat

The Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus (also known as the Norway,Common, or Sewer Rat) is by far the most common rat species found in Britain today and is widely distributed in both rural and urban areas.It usually lives outdoors but sometimes are found living in lofts but usually originate from drainage defects and this is also the species associated with sewers.

Rats can exert 150kg of force per square centimetre when they bite and hence can chew through almost anything. Adults on average weigh 335g (12oz).

The success of rodents is due to their gnawing abilities and their extremely well developed senses, and also strong physical abilities. They can jump 700mm (approx 2ft) from a standing start,climb vertical walls if the surface is suitably rough especially if there is a back brace such as a waste pipe.

Rats are very wary of new objects placed within their territory, this is why it may take 5 – 7 days before they start to take bait.

Rats can breed even more faster than rabbits! They are sexually mature in 8 – 12 weeks, the litter size is between 6 – 11 babies, and the female is ready for breeding again within 48 hours of giving birth. The gestation period is only 21 days. If you have a rat problem it is important that you should call in professional help as soon as possible before it grows into a major infestation which will take longer to clear.

Black Rat

The Black Rattus rattus (also known as the Ship,Roof,or Fruit Rat) is less common today although it appeared on our shores centuries before the Brown Rat. If it does occur it is usually in Port areas. It may be found occasionally in some inland towns, especially those linked to Ports by canals. In Britain it lives only indoors usually in the loft and is rarely found in sewers. The Black Rat is smaller than the Brown Rat and,even more agile being able to walk along or climb cables, and can jump to a height of one metre from a standing start.

Black rats are less neophobic (wary of new objects) than Brown Rats.


Have you noticed that most Pest Control companies don't tell you the price upfront? Not us.

We offer complete reassurance from £135

Complete Rat treatment is from £135 for 3 treatments

We charge £135 for a typical 3 visit treatment to a 'standard' size domestic property.

That's it, nothing more.

For larger than standard properties (eg extensive grounds) that require more bait/trapping stations we would need to charge more but don't worry you would be given a written price before any work commences.

The catch

There are no hidden fees and we always tell you the price before we start.

Please note that we're not trying to compete on price alone, we compete on quality and value, otherwise known as getting the job done right and at a fair price.

Our price promise

We are committed to providing you with a first class service at a competitive price.

What’s more, we don’t charge VAT which makes our prices even cheaper. Read more.

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People all over Lancashire have said nice things about us because we take pride in our work and we get the job done. Don't believe us? Take a look at some of the nice quotes below.

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Award winning Rat Pest Control

Rat control customer satisfaction award

Three years running...

In 2015, 2014 and 2013 we won a 'Safe Trader 123 Certificate' in recognition for our 5 star customer service and regularly receiving positive feedback to the Safe Trader scheme.

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