Rat Control

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Rats

Rat control is important to avoid contracting and spreading a number of serious diseases, which rats are known to transmit. The Center for Disease Control lists nearly a dozen diseases directly linked to rats.

Rats can be very persistent and if they manage to gain access into your home or business they can spread these diseases, cause considerable damage and contaminate food.

  • Rats can damage your home’s insulation.
  • They can chew through floor joists and walls.
  • They can cause fires by chewing on electrical cables.
  • Rats can undermine hill sides, retaining walls and other similar structures through their burrowing activity.

Even rats in the yard and outside can also present tremendous risk, particularly since those areas are visited by children and pets.

Call Ehrlich today at 1-800-837-5520 if you are worried about rats in your home or business.

Ehrlich’s rat control solutions

At Ehrlich, we can help you avoid costly damage to your property and prevent the transfer of disease by providing effective rat control services.

Our qualified local technicians are backed by global knowledge and innovation and use safe and reliable control methods which offer a long-term solution to your rat problem.

The most effective way to get rid of rats is with the use of rodenticides. We have a large selection of safe and effective rodenticides suitable for use indoors and out.

Call Ehrlich today at 1-800-837-5520 or contact us online to discuss the best rat control solution for your home or business.

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.

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