Rodent Pest Control - MICROBEE Environmental - London - 01

Rodent Pest Control

Rats and Mice

Rodents cause considerable issues within the UK; they damage property and can present a health problem by contaminating foodstuffs with urine, hair and droppings. Rats and mice also contribute to the spread of diseases such as salmonellosis and Weil’s disease. If you have any concerns contact our rodent pest control team.

How rodents gain access to buildings

Rodents often retreat indoors to find food and nesting materials. With their large, curved incisors in both upper and lower jaws, they can chew through a range of building materials to gain access. These teeth grow continuously and are worn down by gnawing on hard materials. Mice and juvenile rats can fit through holes as small as 5mm, and will often follow gaps around cabling and pipework into a property.

Rodent Pest Control Procedure

On average three visits are required, with each visit spread 2-3 weeks apart.

First Visit

Our technician will assess the extent of rodent activity and locate possible entry points and the source of the infestation. We will advise on any requirements to prevent further issues such as blocking of holes, general rodent proofing, as well as housekeeping recommendations.

We will place rodenticide poison in tamper-resistant bait boxes, (which safeguards children and pets). The bait needs to be taken 3-4 times before it will take effect. It can take 1-2 weeks until a noticeable reduction in activity is noted, (this is for health and safety and also to stop rodents becoming cautious of the bait).

Bait boxes must be left undisturbed in place if they are touched human scent is transferred, and this can deter rodents from going into them.

Second Visit

(2-3 weeks following on from our initial visit)

During this visit we will:

  • Inspect the placed bait boxes and record how much poison has been eaten
  • Determine whether to increase or decrease the amount of bait
  • Re-assess and check rodent proofing and housekeeping measures

Third Visit

(2-3 weeks later)

During this visit we will:

  • Perform a final check of the property to see if any further action is required
  • Inspect the placed bait boxes and record poison taken
  • Remove all bait boxes and dispose of any hazardous waste from them

Safety Information

MICROBEE Environmental Rodent Pest Control uses a range of products for cockroach control, follow the links below for further information. Please note the bait we use is an indirect anticoagulant; Vitamin K (Phytomenadione) is antidotal.

If you have problems with rodents…