Andy Law Pest Control provide professional rodent control and prevention of rodent infestations and treat rat and mouse problems for domestic, commercial and agricultural customers.
We’re happy to deal with small and large scale problems. We use rat and mouse pest control rodenticides available only for professional use and are skilled in the full range of mouse and rat control methods.
We use the rat and mouse control safely too, so children, pets, livestock and wildlife are not harmed; we’re Wildlife Aware Accredited, specially trained in protecting the environment. And we’ve got the experience to deal with rat and mouse problems wherever they are; houses, food businesses, farms and commercial.
Don’t let a rodent problem get out of hand; it could harm your health, damage your property and ruin your business. If in doubt, ring or email us for professional pest rodent pest control, advice on pest proofing and how to get rid of rats and mice. We’ve 30 years experience in pest control and provide free pest control surveys. And we’re available 7 days a week for advice and help. We really do know what we’re doing; you can trust us to get it right.
There’s more information below on pest rats and mice and rodent control
Pest rats and pest mice
The commonest pest rat in Scotland is the brown rat; the black rat or ship rat is very rare and confined to ports and canals. The commonest pest mice in Scotland are the house mouse, wood mouse and the yellow-necked field mouse.
Rat and mouse infestations
Rodent vermin are always nearby, looking for shelter and food. They dig and climb so they can get into buildings from the foundations up to the roof. Rats and mice infest buildings by crawling and climbing through gaps in the walls, under floors, above ceilings and through roof spaces; they can move along an entire terrace of houses. Some signs of a rat or mouse infestation are noises in walls and roofs, droppings, chewing and gnawing, stolen food and nasty smells.
Rats prefer to live near water like ponds, rivers and blocked drains; we treated an infestation from a broken drain with rat control in Perth this winter. Pets and chickens attract rats like magnets; we’ve used rat control in Kinross when they invaded rabbit hutches and we’ve got rid of rats in a hen run using rat control in Crieff . They’re attracted by horses and livestock too; cattle housing needs regular rat control in Blairgowrie to keep clear of vermin. Compost bins, decking and bird feeders in gardens provide food and shelter for rats; infestations like this needed a lot of rat pest control in Dundee this winter.
Mice are an particular nuisance because they can squeeze inside though gaps as small as 6mm; it can be nearly impossible to keep them out. They love older buildings because there are lots of gaps for them to get through; an old cottage was riddled with them and needed mouse control in Pitlochry to clear the infestation. Mice get in to modern buildings and houses too; a new office block needed mouse control in Perth because mice were running around the floors in broad daylight.
Rats and mice like to live secluded places so you’ll find traces of them in roof spaces, in garages, in store rooms and under cover outside. A good example is mouse nests in Christmas decorations from the attic; we used mouse control in Cupar for that last year.
Damage and disease from rat and mouse infestations
Rats and mice are rodent vermin so they chew and destroy anything they find. We were called for mouse control in Perth when the vermin chewed through water pipes in the attic and flooded a cottage, and they’d chewed underfloor heating when we were needed for mouse control in Auchterarder. A faulty shop alarm cable was caused by pest mice needing mouse control in Crieff. Even cars proved tasty this winter; we used mouse control in Blairgowrie for customers with engine failure – and expensive repair bills.
Rats and mice spread diseases like food poisoning, fleas and tapeworm in the droppings, urine, contamination and parasites that they leave wherever they go. They carry Weil’s Disease too; this killed an Olympic rower who caught it from a river contaminated by rat urine, and it makes dogs ill as well. It survives in damp areas where rats have been. Even when you can’t see the rats and mice, their verminous traces and the risk to health is still there.
Food Businesses and rodent control
Rats and mice are a risk to Food Businesses because of laws such as The Food Hygiene Regulations and The Food Safety Act. These say that food and drink must be fit for human consumption and not contaminated by vermin; also that vermin must be kept out of the premises in the first place. Breaking the law can mean heavy fines, lost reputation and closure. It’s best to have rodent control under a professional pest control contract to satisfy the law, Environmental Health and Auditors. Contract prevention and control of rodents is also very cost effective and efficient too, far better than waiting until there’s an infestation. Contract pest control for rats and mice is suitable for small take-aways through to large hotels; we provide food businesses and farms with contract pest control in Pitlochry and other towns and cities in the area we serve.
Rat and mouse control methods
Poison bait, best used by a professional who knows exactly how to use it well and safely. Breakback traps, these very often can’t control an infestation alone. Rodent proofing can help keep the vermin out in the first place. Cage trapping, spring traps and shooting can used in difficult situations, inside and outside. Aluminium Phosphide poison gas kills rats in their burrows. Glue Boards trap vermin by their feet. Environmental management to deter rats and mice
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