Council Pest Control
Our local councils do their best to control pests, including some humans. However, with the current cut-backs in local government their resources are very stretched. You may have to wait a bit longer to get a visit from the environmental agency.
Not every council will respond to rats or wasp pests, hence why companies like ourselves offer professional services.
Medway Council offer this advice to households:
The most common rat found in the UK is the brown rat (rattus norvegicus) also known as the sewer or common rat. Adults are normally between 320 and 430 cm in length from nose to tail and despite their name, vary in colour from grey/brown to almost black. Their droppings are on average 12mm (½ inch) in length and cigar-shaped, coming to a shallow point at one or both ends. Other signs of infestation include gnawing, smear marks, tracks, burrows and nests.
Rats can carry a wide range of parasites and diseases that can be passed on to humans, including the potentially fatal Weil's disease. These diseases are normally passed on via their droppings and urine, contaminating food preparation surfaces. They can also cause damage to foodstuffs, buildings and in particular cables and wiring by chewing, possibly resulting in fires or electrocution.
Keep food and rubbish in sealed containers where possible and clean up spillages and food debris as they arise. At night, put all food and drink away, especially food and water intended for pets and garden birds, as rats are most active at night.
Inspect and seal any external holes where rats may enter the building. These may include gaps under external doors, around water and gas inlet pipes and damaged air bricks.
This can be achieved by the use of various types and strengths of poisons, traps and gas, many of which are only available for use by professional operators. In all cases, particular care must be taken in their use to avoid any risks to humans, other animals and the environment.
This advice is quite helpful, however, if you have a mice infestation, blocking holes can be never-ending, as a mouse can contort it's body to get through a hole the size of a biro pen. Is these cases, you need professional help form Pest Control Management.
Pest Control Management support local council pest control activities by providing customers with pest control expertise in specific areas and with specific pests.
As the costs, in terms of time and labour, have increased, council pest control Technicians are often unable to assist with clearing your rat, mouse, fox, rabbit, squirrel, flea, cockroach, bedbug, moth, beetle, fly, bird, wasp, hornet or mole problem.
Council pest control Technicians partner with Pest Control Management to provide local pest control solutions throughout Kent. Working with local council pest control departments, Pest Control Management are on hand to provide free friendly advice and deal with your pest control problem, supporting you at every stage of the process, explaining how the treatments work, before they are carried out.