Vermin are wild mammals, birds and insect pests that can pose a threat to humans either by causing harm to crops, farm animals, or game, or by carrying and transmitting disease. Vermin tend to be very difficult to get rid of and the assistance of professional pest control is usually required to eradicate them effectively. The following are all classed as vermin; foxes, rodents, grey squirrels, nuisance birds (seagulls and pigeons) and insect pests (ants, fleas, bedbugs, cockroaches, wasps and moths)

Rodent Control (Rats and Mice)

Rats and Mice belong to the family of mammals known as rodents. They cause serious issues in a business environment and pose a real threat to customers, staff and your bottom line. Due to their continuously growing incisor teeth they constantly gnaw to keep growth in check and are notorious for gnawing gas pipes, water pipes and cables which can cause fires. Rats and mice are also known to burrow, causing damage to the foundation and structure of buildings and to harbour and transmit life threatening disease by carrying salmonella bacteria, viruses and parasites that damage health and infect food stuffs.

Whether you work in the food and beverage industry, a hospital or an office environment, a rodent infestation requires professional pest control to eradicate the problem quickly and safely. +

At TPS, we recognise that eradicating a rodent infestation within commercial premises requires an understanding of rodent behaviour and an effective rodent baiting programme.

Rat Behaviour

Rats are extremely wary by nature and are careful around new food and bait, initially consuming small amounts to ensure its safety which. They are creatures of habit, using the same routes to move from their burrows to established feeding areas in and around buildings which means they leave signs of activity that provide ideal baiting points.

Mice Behaviour

Mice are naturally inquisitive and unlike cautious rats they actively investigate new objects, making it far easier to tempt them with secure bait containers. Unlike rats, however, they tend to have a large number of different feeding points which they move to sporadically which ensures they don’t consume large amounts of food before its considered safe.

Rodent Baiting Programmes

Due to food safety concerns in relation to contamination, there are growing limitations on where and how rodenticides are used with baiting outside of building and better environmental management now the preferred methods of preventing infestations. This has to be balanced with the need to protect humans and non-target animals from rodenticide exposure and requires rodenticides to be used sparingly and within baiting containers.

At TPS our qualified Pest Controllers will use their expertise to eliminate your rat infestation quickly, safely and with the minimum disruption to your work environment.

Our pest controllers will:

  • Identify the location, areas, entry points and size of the rodent infestation;
  • Place rodenticide within bait stations to attract rats to feed in areas they perceive as safe locations and to reduce the risk of harm to other animals or people.

Rats and mice populate quickly and commercial premises should have regular pest control visits to prevent further rodent infestations. At TPS, we can tailor a level of routine inspections to suit your business requirements and ensures your premises remain rodent-free.