Recently our highly-experienced pest control technician Dean was contacted by a North London business owner who was facing the reality and dangers of a rat infestation that urgently needed Top Dog’s rat control services.

Dean attended to find a parade of shops with open bins nearby and a row of garages in the area, which proved to be the perfect feeding – and breeding – ground for rats. Finding a solution to this rat problem was an urgent public safety concern as well as a potential commercial disaster for the business owner.

Following a tried-and-tested approach of surveying the area to determine the scale and severity of the rat control problem, Dean was able ascertain the most effective and efficient solution to the rat infestation. He then deployed a comprehensive treatment regime of extensive baits and traps to solve the rat problem.

The final stages of this effective rat control system are a return visit to remove all traps and baits to leave the area as good as new and, crucially, advice about how to prevent a recurrence of the infestation.

This North London business owner’s choice of Top Dog Pest Control to quickly deal with and eliminate the dangers posed by rats shows how important it is to call in the experts when you discover rats – Top Dog have the skill and experience to solve your rat control problems today.

The Dangers of Rats

Rats pose significant dangers to both your health and your finances as a London business owner or homeowner, as the North London business owner that Dean helped was quick to recognise.

Infamous for spreading disease, in particular salmonella and toxoplasmosis, rat infestations can also be financially devastating to business owners, with fines of thousands of pounds or even closure of the business.

Combating the dangers posed by rats is therefore critical and Top Dog Pest Control’s expert technicians can offer advice and preventative approaches to stop rats before they ever become a problem for your business or home.

Advice for Rat Prevention from the Experts

Dean’s wealth of experience in swiftly and effectively dealing with rat control problems makes him an expert on offering advice about rat prevention.

He stresses the key importance of observing basic hygiene when it comes to food disposal. One crucial aspect is making sure that there are no open bins nearby, as rats have an extraordinary sense of smell and will flock to sources of food.

For homeowners concerned about potential rat infestations it is also advisable to not leave birdfeed or bread out, particularly not the fat balls that are available as these can draw rats out and into your garden and potentially your home as well.

Commercial business owners must also be constantly vigilant about the dangers of open bins and of closing up any holes in bins or brickwork as these can provide easy access to food for the rats. Dean stresses that once one rat finds an easy and plentiful source of food then more will rapidly follow, which can soon constitute a full-blown infestation.

Ultimately, some key advice for rat control from the experts is that prevention is better – and more cost-effective – than the cure!

Preventative Pest Inspection Packages from Top Dog

Top Dog Pest Control offers an excellent range of packages for all London business owners to implement preventative approaches to pest control, for example our Commercial Pest Inspection Packages which are tailored to your needs as a business owner.

We work with you and your business to find a bespoke solution that works for you before pests become a risk to your business. Our Commercial Pest Inspection Packages can help prevent you facing massive fines or threats of closure, giving you peace of mind.

For more information and to find out how you can safeguard your business, get in touch with us or visit our page on our Commercial Pest Inspection Packages.

Author: This article was written by Dean Mannion, Senior Pest Control Technician for Top Dog Pest Control, alongside one of our customers. Top Dog London Pest Control provides London rat control services. 

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