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Rat Control

Rat Control in London: Reliable Extermination and Proofing

Rats are considered a pest as they spread harmful diseases, contaminate human food and damage people’s property. Panther Pest Exterminators can help you with efficient rat control in London to effectively eliminate the rodents in your property.

If you have any doubts about having a rat problem, contact us for professional pest inspection and we’ll determine if there is any rodent activity in your property.


  • You can book rat extermination every day of the week and evenings, even on a short notice for emergency rat removal.
  • Complete service including inspection, sealing holes inside, proofing the property, treatment and rat eradication.
  • 100% identification of the rodents’ location.
  • Our rat removal and mice extermination are not hourly based – the technician will leave once the full treatment is complete. The same goes for our squirrel control service.
  • Our customer care centre operates 24/7 so you can always rely on our help.

In case you’re interested in a 20% discount, talk to the sales experts on the phone about opportunities for joining our membership programme.


The Steps of our Rat Removal in London

  • The London rat exterminator will do a full property inspection before starting the procedure. He will use advanced pest control equipment to detect all rodent activity in narrow places. We also offer commercial rat extermination in London.
  • Afterwards, the technician will seal all entry points using wire wool and expanding foam. For a small additional cost you can request full rodent-proofing with:
    Brush door seals to fill any gaps under the door.
    Vent mesh to fill the holes in your ventilation system.
  • Knowing the serious impact rats can have on your health, the pest controller will fully remove them from your property and its surroundings using tested and proven techniques.
  • The rat specialist can also advise you about how to prevent future London rats infestation in your home or office. If you have booked full rat treatment, you can request two additional visits for a period of 3 months after the initial rat control session. In case there is a rat carcass, we can also do dead animal removal at very affordable rates.
  • Note: A rat treatment can take up to 3 weeks to be fully effective. However, if we identify the high activity areas early on, results will be noticeable sooner.

Leave the Rodent Problem to the Professionals!

Not sure if you are dealing with rats or mice? There are quite a few differences between the two rodents species. No matter which pest you have to deal with, neither rats nor mice are a joke. You need to take measures right away and stop the infestation on time.

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See Comments from Happy Customers:

(4.4/5 from 25 reviews)

  • review rating 5  I would have been nice if the world worked in a way that if you once get bed bugs and get rid of them they never reappear, but it doesn't. I've had to call for bed bug treatment two times in the last five years and have trusted Panther Pest Control both times. They get the job done without any hassle, plus the prices are budget-friendly. I hope I never have to use them again, but totally recommend them to people in need of adequate pest control treatment in the London area.

    thumb Austin Bramson
    12/14/2018
  • review rating 5  Rang the phone, got a quote and booked right away. In two days the flat was already treated for bed bugs and a second visit was scheduled. Quick and professional guys! Loved using Panther Pest Control and strongly recommend them. The price was ok, the exterminators were thorough and gave me some advice. Hopefully I won't have to use them again though.

    thumb Thomas B.
    6/28/2018
  • review rating 5  We’ve never had this many squirrels in the yard before. Maybe one or two have been spotted the previous spring but this year the population has increased a lot! We are afraid of disease transmission and I had to call the exterminators. I’m glad no squirrel were killed. Instead, they were safely trapped and removed from the property.

    thumb Elise Kirk
    6/21/2018
  • review rating 5  When my husband and I returned from the holiday in Eastern Europe everything was fine until our bodies got covered in red itchy marks. There were bed bugs all over the apartment. Luckily, the company had a free slot for bed bug treatment on the very same day. We had to spend the night on the bed to lure the bed bugs out and they were fully exterminated by the pesticide.

    thumb Sophie Cross
    4/26/2018
  • review rating 4  The nest in the backyard turned out to be made by wasps not bees, which made us call professional pest technicians to deal with it. They carefully removed it and no one was hurt during or after the treatment. Very good job.

    thumb G. Henderson
    12/11/2017

FAQ About The Rat Control Service

Qestion: Why does it take more than one treatment for bed bugs and rodents?

Answer: These pests have different life cycles than other target species. During certain stages of their life cycles, treatments work only partially, so we have to catch them between these dormant cycles in order to fully manage their population.

Check our complete FAQ page for more information on anything related to pest control.

Facts About Rats

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  • Roughly 50% of the Norway rat population harbours the Weils disease, which they spread through their urine. Contamination results in flu-like symptoms, as well as kidney failure and jaundice. In some cases, the disease can even be a cause of death, as with Olympic gold medallist Andy Holmes.

  • Norway rats are very agile, as they can perform both vertical (up to 77 cm) and horizontal jumps (more than 120 cm).

  • Rats are born with long incisor teeth, which continue to grow longer and longer throughout their lifetime. To ease this growth and wear their teeth down, they must constantly gnaw at whatever they can. Of course, this tends to cause a lot of problems for us, considering they usually chomp through pipes and wires.

  • The most profuse species of rat in the entirety of the United Kingdom is the common brown rat, also known as the Norway rat. These critters are usually found within burrows and in sewage systems.

    How long do rats live in general?

  • Rats are very good swimmers. In fact, they are able to get into your bathroom by swimming the entire way to the toilet through the sewers. Rats can hold their breath underwater for 3 minutes. When their head is above the water, they are able to swim for 3 days without stopping

  • When tickled, rats release ultra-sonic sound which is their way of laughing. In that aspects, rats are not a lot different than people, their brain reacts the same way as the humans’ when the rodents are being tickled. The area in the brain that gets stimulated during a tickle in both – people and rats, is called somatosensory cortex.