What Does A Rats Nest Look Like?

Living in a city like London, rats are very common. Rats love urban areas where they have access to plenty of food, water and shelter. So it’s no wonder we here at Pest Exterminators have a lot of experience with London rat control.

Rats tend to stick close to homes, businesses and restaurants because they can enter through cracks and holes in the walls and have a great food source. Once they have found a great place to live, they will start to make their nests.

How A Rats Nest Is Constructed

Nests for rats are usually made of things they can forage like twigs, leaves, plant material and cotton. They love to make their nests in enclosed areas like between walls and in the loft. Rats may also make nests outside when there are debris piles, trees and bins around that are very inviting.

Signs Of A Rats Nest

Rats are easily detected once you know what signs you need to look for. Droppings are a big indicator of rats, and can normally be found around the nests. You will also spot gnaw marks around, and smudge marks along the walls.

Rat Prevention And Removal

Through a proper prevention routine you can stop rats from building their nests inside and around your home. Make sure that all of the areas around your home are sealed off, including in your garage. You also need to make sure any food is removed to deter rats from nesting in your home.

Any openings around your property need to be properly sealed, and store all of your food products in boxes with lids. If you already have a rats nest on your property, you may want to use some baits, traps or electronic devices to get rid of them before they breed too much. However, using DIY techniques may not be entirely affective against London rats.

If you are concerned about a rat infestation in your home or business, call in the professionals here at Pest Exterminators. We are experts in rat control and rats nest removal in the London boroughs, and can keep you rat free with commercial pest control contracts in the future.


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