Rats & Mice

Rats & Mice

Are you having trouble with Rats and Mice ?

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The common rat (rattus norvegicus), also known as the brown rat, is the most common species.

Droppings a good indication of the size of the problem and rats can produce up to 40 droppings a day. The droppings can determine the species of rodent. Rat dropping are spindle shaped and average of 3mm long. Fresh droppings appear soft and shiny, and depending of environment conditions they will become hard and dull. Droppings can be located in corners, under kitchen cabinets, lofts and between floor boards.

Damage like this can be a good indication you have a rodent present, normally this is the most common way of identification. Partially eaten, spilled or damaged packaging is signs of rodents gnawing. It is quite possible to identify from gnawing if it is from a rat as they grooves between the biting in the object should be about 2mm apart.

Sighting is the surest sign of an infestation and should enable positive identification.

Live animals seen during the day may indicate that a large infestation is present, or that the rodent’s environment has been disturbed.

Danger Signs

Common rats are widespread in both city and country areas, and can be found anywhere offering shelter and food.
Rats are efficient burrowers forming holes which average 100mm in diameter.
Sometimes a complicated tunnel system with several openings is produced.

Typically, such a system can be found around the outside of buildings, in embankments, rubbish tips, overgrown gardens. Rats, by nature, are generally most active at night, but may be seen searching for food and water during the day.


Mice (Mus Domesticus) The house mouse (mus domesticus) is the most common species found in London. Sometimes field mice also enter houses in the late autumn when conditions get colder.
Danger Signs Sighting is the surest sign of an infestation and should enable positive identification of the species. A fresh dead rat body is normally an indication of that the infestation is active.
Quite often birds nesting in the springtime can be mistaken for a mouse problem. A good way of telling the difference is that birds tend to be more active from dawn to dusk and mice are more active from dusk to dawn. Noises from birds are normally only heard from around the edges of the loft and usually from the same area. If you have mice in the loft, the noises can be heard from any area, as the mice are quite at home in the dark.

The first indication that most people report is hearing scrabbling or scratching noises coming from the loft, walls or under the flooring. Other signs of mice would be finding their droppings or finding the damage they do by their constant gnawing. Mouse droppings are black to brown in colour and resemble grains of rice.

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Category : Services Posted on October 12, 2010

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