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South West experts in dealing with Rats

Rats are persistent rodents who will gnaw away at your premises to gain entry, when they can quickly spread disease and illness.

It’s said that you are never more than 20 feet from a rat – you don’t want that 20 feet to be somewhere in your home or business!

In fact, in more urban areas like Plymouth and Exeter with a greater population, the chances are that you are even closer to rats.

Unfortunately, for homes and businesses, the presence of rats is a big issue and one that needs to be dealt with immediately. Not only are rats scary to some, they also carry diseases and can cause damage to your property by chewing through things – electric cables, pipes, eaves and insulation.

For businesses, they carry even greater threats to your livelihood. Prevention is certainly better than cure in all instances of pest control and minimising the risk of infestation through proper Plymouth rat-proofing is certainly the best course of action.

Whether it is your home or your business, exercising good hygiene and assessing possible access points should be priority – and Falcon Environmental Services is here to help.

Click here for some useful rat facts and what you should do if you discover them in your home.

Commercial Rodent Proofing

Rats in a commercial premises can have devastating consequences for the reputation of a business and, as such, they need to be dealt with immediately. You need to remove the source and future proof the premises against future incidents.

In fact, even if you don’t have, or have never had, a rat issue at your business, that’s not to say you won’t suffer one in the future. It only takes the business next door to attract rat or mouse and you could be next.

Falcon Environmental Services highly recommends a rodent survey to ensure effective Plymouth rat proofing and make sure that there are no obvious access points for these wily creatures to enter your building. In addition to this, there are a number of effective Plymouth rat-proofing measures that you can take to minimise the risk:

  • Keep food stores well covered – whether it’s your kitchen supplies or farm animal feeds, any food source should be impenetrable to rats and mice
  • Dispose of your rubbish properly – chucking black bags outside is an absolute no! Keep all rubbish in inaccessible bins
  • Clear up mess – if you run a food establishment, especially one with an al fresco area, always make sure you clean and sweep the areas of any food droppings
  • Look for entry points – if there are obvious holes or gaps that rats can squeeze through, it is important to get them closed up

We will remove your Plymouth rats

If you think you have a rat problem already, then it is vital that you get it seen to straight away. The moment you suspect that you might have rats at your home or business, you must call in the experts.

Left to their own devices, rats will happily make their home in your Plymouth or Exeter property and before long it won’t just be one rat you have to deal with. Not only will they breed but they will start to infest other areas.

If they are able to roam around the home they can transfer diseases through their urine and droppings on to kitchen surfaces and other areas. In addition to this there is the risk of fire from chewing through electrical wires and cables.

Call in the Plymouth rat-proofing experts

Noises in the night are a good indication that you have a rodent problem. Sightings are a more obvious sign. It may not be rats – it could be mice or birds that you can hear.

At Falcon Environmental Services, our pest control experts will be able to assess your Devon or Cornwall property and investigate the source of the noise and confirm if you do indeed have rats or other pests living with you. Once we have confirmed their presence and isolated their living area, we can then set to work using professional methods to remove the problem.

Don’t try and deal with the issue yourself. There are all sorts of potential problems with this and DIY pest control solutions can eventually end up causing you more issue and incurring greater cost than calling in professionals in the first instance.

If you think you may have rats, give us a call on 01752 929292.

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ken miller
ken miller
Had a very large wasp nest in my loft, which was sorted very quickly and professionally. Would definitely recommend and use again.
Sophie Stubbs
Sophie Stubbs
Absolutely fantastic service from Matthew. Good communication, kept to time and made us feel as ease about having pests on the house! Thank you so much!
We had a great service from Falcon. They were efficient. Responsive and informative. Mo (Mohammad) was really friendly, kind, efficient and gave us great information that was really interesting. We had been struggling with a hornets nest, he advised it was the biggest he had seen. He was really kind and gave a great service and they have all gone now! I highly recommend Falcon and their team, from when I called up to the end result was 5*. Khara Pierre
daniel m
daniel m
Again! Falcon environmental services to the rescue. Excellent service from matthew and the team at Falcon environmental. Expert knowledge as always! Very informative. Solved the pest control problem i had. Would highly recommend. 5 star service.
Jan Smith
Jan Smith
Can highly recommend Falcon. The office staff were very professional, polite and communication excellent informing me when & what time visits were to happen. Mo visited several times & was always courteous, informed me what he was going to do & showed me pictures of the loft so I could see what he was doing. He answered questions & was reassuring. Good experience all round
Susan Williams
Susan Williams
Customer service excellent and certainly know what they are doing. Communication good and immediate response to my initial approach. Mo, the gentleman who attended was very knowledgeable and a lovely man. We would recommend this company.
Rose Chapman
Rose Chapman
I was recommended Falcon to remove a wasp nest from the fascia’s which turned out to be two nests. I can’t rate them highly enough and their quick response was thoroughly followed up until completely sorted. They are honest, friendly and reliable and I would not hesitate to recommend them. It is great to support local people who are good at their work and this is a team who really deserve exactly this. Thank you.
Ros Durston
Ros Durston
I received a highly professional and genuinely caring service. I would not hesitate to recommend them and to use them again.
Kate Jennings
Kate Jennings
Matthew was extremely thorough and very professional and informative. It was unnecessary to take any further steps as there was no evidence of mice.

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While we cover the whole of the South West, we are often called to work in the following areas due to the density of population and number of businesses.

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