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Rat Pest Control, Rat Cleanup, Rat-proofing

Rat Pest Control, Rat Cleanup, Rat-proofing

Your Local Rat Removal Company

Survey, Rat Control & Rat-Proofing

from £270 £230 +VAT (3 visits included)

We offer a complete rat control solution:

  • All London areas and postcodes covered
  • FREE survey for all signed contracts
  • RSPH & BPCA certified mice, squirrel & rats controllers
  • Prevention3-VISITS Traps/Baiting & Proofing
  • Top-quality material used for prevention & proofing
  • Both commercial and residential
  • Optional: Air Bricks and Vents
  • Optional: Drain inspection & Drain work
  • Optional: Sanitation service to clean up droppings

Are rat urine and faeces dangerous to human health?

Rats spread diseases and parasites through faeces, urine, and hair, which can pose a serious health risk. They also have nasty bites, so call us if you find one.


We offer all types of rat control, rat removal & cleanup, rat-proofing, rodent cleanup, decontamination, pest debris cleanup, and exclusive rodent decontamination services.

Why are rat urine and faeces dangerous to human health?

How dangerous are rats in general? In the worst-case scenario, rats can be the cause of fatal accidents. They can do it in different ways, whether by starting a fire or causing serious structural damage to your house or commercial property.

Besides that, Norway rats or sewer rats pose a health threat both to people and pets. Even though scientists now say that rats were not the culprits for the fast spread of the Black Plague, rats are known to spread over 30 diseases. Some of the most dangerous include Weil’s disease, Hantavirus, salmonella, rat-bite fever, tularemia, leptospirosis, etc.

These diseases and many others can be transmitted directly through bites from infected rats. Even skin-to-skin contact can be enough in some cases. Indirect transmission of disease often occurs through exposure or handling of infected rat waste such as urine, faeces, hair, saliva, or nesting material. Moreover, it is possible to ingest airborne dust contaminated with the urine and faeces of infected rats.

It is also common to get a disease through the water or food contaminated with rat urine, faeces, hair, or saliva.

Those diseases can also spread through mites, ticks, fleas, or other pests that parasite on infected rats.

We offer all types of rat control, rat removal & cleanup, rat-proofing, rodent cleanup, decontamination, pest debris cleanup, and exclusive rodent decontamination services.

Rat Infestation

Is rat urine & faeces dangerous to human health?

Rats have been in London as long as people have. On many occasions, rats were labelled Public Enemy number one.  Only a few home or business owners in London are lucky enough to have not gone through a rodent infestation at some point.

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) reported that rodent activity increased by 51 percent during the first COVID-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020. Rodent activity during autumn 2020 increased by 78 percent. With people out of the streets, rats gained the confidence to enter places where they have never been. Thus in search of food, they went close to residential properties or businesses where food waste was still possible to find. Over the last two years, the number of residential and commercial inquiries on rat and rodent infections has almost tripled.

If you suspect you have a rat or many living in your house or business, don’t neglect the issue. You can search for possible signs of rat presence such as droppings. One rat leaves fewer droppings than a house mouse. Rat droppings are bigger than mice droppings and they are often found in groups. Remember to be careful when handling rat droppings, as they can transmit various diseases.

Other signs to look for include gnaw marks, rub marks, holes, rat traces, and nests. Look especially in areas that are often out of sight, or where human presence is limited, such as attics, basements, laundry areas, sheds and storage areas, or compost bins.

If you fear you might have a rat infestation, the best thing to do is to ask for a specialist’s help. Our experts can properly assess if you really have a rat problem or a different issue.  A rat infestation may prove difficult to confirm without an expert team.

Rats are responsible for the conveyance of many diseases. Their eating routine and habits are extremely destructive, and their nesting and living behaviours can cause serious damage to the structure of infested buildings.

However, rats are very secretive and when their populations are low, they are difficult to be seen by humans .

Therefore, a rat infestation may prove difficult to confirm without an expert team.

Mouse Treatment

Survey, Rat Control & Removal

Our professional team survey your property for any sign of rat infestations & and propose the best rat removal, prevention and rat proofing at the highest standards.

Our trained team will trap and decontaminate your rat problem while you wait.

When Bioactive Pest Control providing rat control services, we take special care not to damage the walls, floor and ceiling of your home or apartment. It doesn’t matter how sever the Infestation is, we will take it.

We can clean out very big Infestation whatever it is, we can handle it.

Rat Proofing

Rat-proofing is essential to preventing further infestations. We we prevent rats from re-entering the infested area.

We solve the root of the problem, by finding all the openings that rats use to enter your home and attic. We seal these openings shut with steel and other strong material, and make the house 100% rat-proof.

Rat Treatment

Professional Proofing & Prevention

BIO ACTIVE PEST CONTROL not only get rid of your mice & rats problem but can also proof your home or business so the problem you have had with pests to don’t recur. Pests have an uncanny habit of finding their way into your home or business through all manner of entry points including: gaps around your pipes, air bricks, gaps underneath eaves, gaps around your window and door frames.

We have full liability insurance which it offers peace of mind to our trained staff, customers and the general public. We pride ourselves in showing the highest level of customer service possible and we aim to leave every client feeling happy with the service provided.

Follow up

For rats we would need to carry out two follow ups. The usual follow-up time after the initial baiting programme has been established is seven working days. The first follow up will let us know how bad the infestation was and where you have had evidence of rats. The technician will re-bait as necessary and arrange the second follow up with you. On the second follow up this will normally tell us that the premises is all clear and our technician will give you advice on preventing rats in the future.

Keeping London homes & businesses free from rat infestation

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Residential Rats Control

Do you have a rats infestation in your home? BIO ACTIVE PEST CONTROL provide a 24/7, 365 days a year discreet, courteous and effective service to rid you of your unwanted guests including rats.

We will leave a written report on site with details of pesticides used and work that has been carried out. Our reports will also include any recommendations or advice that will minimise the risk of future infestations.

Commercial Rat Proofing

We offer expert solutions for preventing and eradicating any rat infestation quickly and efficiently. We operate discreetly, causing as little disturbance to your business as possible. Our clients range from hotels, pubs, restaurants, clubs, warehouses, farms, takeaways and office blocks.

Whatever type of business or organisation you have we are able to provide a complete pest control and prevention service.

Rats / Norway Rat / Sewer Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

By the end of 2021, there were two rats to every one person in London, experts said. If you do the math, the rat population of London should be about 18 million. This is not a good thing to know, especially if you suffer from musophobia (fear of mice and rats). There are two types of rats that are considered common pests in residential and commercial units in the UK. The first is the common rat. Also known as Brown or Norway rat, this is the common sewer rat. It is widespread all over the UK. It is quite large and can weigh up to 500 grams. The colour varies from brown to black. Rats are sensitive to noise and movement and have a good sense of smell. Rat incisor teeth will continue growing and get up to their brain. For this reason, rats need to gnaw or grind their teeth. They can cause serious fires, floods, or even fatal accidents as they gnaw electrical cables, plumbing, and gas pipes.

The second type is the Black rat. That’s the rodent that brought the black plague and caused the Black Death across Europe and London. It is smaller than the Brown Rat. Both have excellent senses of smell and hearing and breed very fast. They are often found in seaport cities. Black rats carry numerous diseases and can cause considerable structural damage.

Where will you find them?

Rats will live in any place where they can find water, food and shelter. They prefer roofs, structural voids in walls, or under floorboards, manholes and drains. They can also live in gardens, sheds and storage areas.

How do we control rats?

At first, our specialist will ask you questions about the rat presence issue. Then they will describe what the service and treatment consist for. Afterward, the expert will inspect your premises in detail, whether it’s a residential or commercial property. This will help the pest control expert to find the rat and locate the places where they hide, their nests, and how they’re getting in.  Only after this process is complete, will the expert carry out the treatment of the identified areas. All our treatments are environmental -friendly, non-invasive, and safe for your family and loved ones. Our experts have the experience to target only specific areas with the proper treatment.

Once our treatment or trapping is complete we will detail our work in an inspection report and leave this with you, our technician will then arrange a convenient time to carry out a follow-up visit.



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