Rats: Frequently Asked Questions


  • How do I know if I have a rat infestation?

    It is often easier to spot signs of a problem, rather than the actual pest. Rat droppings, scratching noises, footprints (running tracks), distinctive smell, rub marks, damage, nests and burrows. For detailed information, visit rats infestation.


  • Why are there rats in my house?

    Rats in your property doesn’t necessarily mean your place is dirty. Rats are attracted to anywhere there is food, water and shelter. Only small holes are required for a rat to squeeze through.


  • How do you get rid of rats in the house?

    There are common treatments you can undertake such as traps, but we strongly recommend a professional service due to the damage rats can cause to property, causing fires through chewing of cables and the potential to carry disease.


  • How to get rid of rats without poison or traps?

    Other than traditional traps, there are bait stations with the bait, or rodenticide, which are safe to use even in areas where there are children and pets.


  • What types of rat killers are there?

    Our qualified, licensed and trained technicians use a range of different rodenticides when controlling rats. For a full list of the chemicals used and products details, please see our rodenticides page.


  • Why do I need to get rid of rats?

    Rats are filthy and can spread disease as well as chew anything including wires, pipes and insulation. Rat droppings can be hazardous and they leave urine anywhere they go.


  • Should I get professional rat removal?

    Professional rat removal is the quickest and most effective way to get rid of rats. Expert services offer a reliable way to get rid of rats.


  • When is the best time to get rid of rats?

    The sooner you remove rats from your property the better.