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The problem with Rats and Mice in your Plymouth home

rats looking for food

Now we don’t want to scare you or try and create panic but we thought it might be useful to share a little more insight into why you don’t want rats and mice in your Plymouth home. Apart from the fact that many people are scared of the four legged rodents, there are some other facts to be aware of.

Chewing through Electrical wires

If you have rats and mice living in the crevices and hidden places of your Plymouth property they can cause untold and unseen damage. Of course these creatures are well known for gnawing. They aren’t fussy – they will gnaw through wood, pipes and electrical wires. As well as the damage to the structure of your property this is also a fire risk.

Rodent diseases

There are many diseases that can be carried by rats and mice. You only have to think of a rat’s habitat to hazard a guess at the types of things they come into contact with. Bites and scratches can result in diseases but whilst you may not come that close to one they can also spread disease through their urine. Rat urine can spread leptospirosis. This disease, if transmitted to humans, can result in liver and kidney damage. Also transmitted by rat urine and their saliva is Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCMV) . This is a viral disease which can lead to long term effects.

Of course one of the more feared diseases is the bubonic plague or Black Plague. This particular disease is transmitted from fleas that live on rats that then bite humans. In addition to a number of other diseases, rats are hazardous to the health of you and your family. Whilst they may be tucked away under floorboards or in loft spaces they do often venture out at night to explore.

Breeding

With this much risk from just one or two rodents imagine the damage if they are allowed to breed. The gestation period is just a few short weeks and they can give birth to 3-14 at a time. With a female able to produce 5-10 litters a year you will soon be overrun by them. Once this occurs you have more than just a small rodent property.

We strongly advise getting rid of suspected rats and mice at your Plymouth property. Dont’ give them chance to cause long lasting damage. Call us now on 01752 929292 or get in touch to discuss your requirements with us.

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Kay Soppet
Kay Soppet
2024-01-25
I was extremely pleased with Falcon Environmental Services. They were efficient, reliable, friendly and professional. I was happy that I found a local company to help with the problem of pests in my attic. They were always available to talk to explaining the situation to me and how they were going to deal with it. I really felt that they went over, above and beyond what I expected. Nothing was too much trouble, my calls and enquiries always returned with a friendly voice, care and consideration. I would honestly recommend them and use their company again if the need arises. It’s very comforting to find good, reliable professional people you can rely on. Thank you to everyone at FALCON.
Steven Newton
Steven Newton
2024-01-21
I would definitely use this company again very professional.
Marta Hawkins
Marta Hawkins
2024-01-19
Great service, super professional with a nice friendly touch. Always responsive and ready to adjust and accommodate extra needs. Highly recommend
Steve HOPPER
Steve HOPPER
2024-01-18
Fast friendly and knowledgeable, Matthew understands your problems and discusses and explains what can be done to sort the problem, uses various ways to solve or remove whatever is causing the problem, from rats, wasps, bee's, feral pigeons, you name, it Falconry Environment will work hard to find a solution for you...
Sarah Wilkinson
Sarah Wilkinson
2024-01-18
Great service, competitive pricing and friendly staff. Highly recommended
Shane
Shane
2024-01-18
Falcon is the best. Matt is and always such a professional approachable man. We have had the pleasure of using Falcon for a few reasons that they have alway had expert advice and responses.
John Adaway
John Adaway
2024-01-18
I have had the pleasure of working with Matthew and his team and would highly recommend Falcon Environmental Services their friendly and professional approach to the work they do.
Marc Payne
Marc Payne
2024-01-18
An excellent, professional and reliable service as always.
Aaron Brian
Aaron Brian
2024-01-18
Very professional service from every member of the team that I’ve dealt with. The team are extremely knowledgeable and always to willing to help when they can. Highly recommended company. Thanks Matt and the team.
Tracy Phillips
Tracy Phillips
2024-01-18
Very happy with service that we received. High level professional advice and follow-up work was provided by the company. Communication with the office was quick and responsive and colleagues who attended were prompt, helpful and skilled. Would fully recommend the service if and when required.

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