Here are some easy tips to keep the risk of rat infestations to a minimum. But do remember rats are intelligent creatures and will find ways around all your best efforts if there is some tasty food and a warm nesting spot on offer. So, always keep vigilant.
Rats will win any limbo dance competition paws down.
Look for and block any gaps around pipes and under sheds, as rats only need a gap of 15mm to gain entry to a structure. Seal any likely looking spots up with wire wool embedded in quick-setting cement.
You should focus on low level gaps first as these are the most likely areas for rats to enter. You can then consider any higher up vents or gaps.
Whilst low level gaps are the obvious places to seal, don’t overlook gaps higher up. Rats can climb very well. Check around pipes and windows. Of course, it should go without saying to check any cellars or basements – the traditional ‘home’ for rats.Read more