Rat Control

Rat Control in London: Reliable Extermination and Proofing

Rats are considered dangerous 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.

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  • Book rat extermination every day of the week and evenings, or 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 is not hourly based – the technician will leave once the full treatment is complete.
  • Our customer care centre operates 24/7.

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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 sealants, wire wool, and expanding foam. He will also place traps around the property and if the infestation is severe, poison might also be used. * Please, keep in mind that the technician will seal only rodent-sized holes. For anything larger than that, you will need to call a handyman. * The same goes for our squirrel control service and mice extermination .
  • You’ll discuss one follow up visit to take the bait boxes, traps, or replace them if necessary. In case there are dead rats, the exterminator will remove the dead rodents.
  • The rat exterminator will also advise you about how to prevent future London infestation in your home or office.
  • 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.

What Damages Can Rats Cause?

Fire, floods, gas leaks, diseases and other risks can be caused by rats.

Where Do Rats Hide in Your Home?

They often hide in attics, garages, sheds, basements, and more.

FAQ About The Rat Control Service

Q: What if the rats keep reappearing?

Rats are intelligent animals and they are hard to trick into eating poison or getting caught in a trap. That's why you might not be successful if you try to get rid of them on your own. A professional rat exterminator will not only place the traps and baits strategically but they know exactly when to do what and will know where to look for entry points and will seal them with steel wool so they cannot gnaw through it.

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

Q: Can rats climb up walls?

A: Yes, they certainly can. That's why it is important to not only have a strong house base, but also strong roof, and preferably window screens. Rats can climb vertical surfaces with ease so make sure you secure your home top to bottom.

Q: How long until the treatment works?

A: No one can say for sure. That's why we offer 3-month guaranteed rat control service. It includes two free visits from the technicians (you have to call and schedule the visits) during which they re-bait the traps and if necessary move them around for more efficiency.

Q: Can I protect my garden from rats?

A: You can. Make sure your grass is regularly cut. Remove clutter, close garbage can, remove standing water, place bird feeders high above the ground, remove pet food. You can also plant mint at all corners and edges of the garden, as it can keep rats at bay.

Q: Can I get rid of rats without poison?

A: Plants like mint, daffodils, pepper are said to repel rats. Also having a pet cat or dog might scare them away but not necessarily. But if your methods don't work, don't wait too long until you call professional exterminators.

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. You can schedule an inspection with professional pest controllers from your area.

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  • 5 star review  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
  • 5 star review  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.
  • 5 star review  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
  • 5 star review  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 star review  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

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.