The old adage has it that we’re never more than six feet away from rats. However, studies state that we outnumber rats by 6-1 given the size of Britain it works out roughly that it would be 164 feet, not 6 feet. This does not mean we can become complacent, make sure you are doing what you can for Rat Prevention.
Did you know? The perfect place for rats to live is;
- Where there is warmth.
- Good Shelter.
- Plenty of food and water.
Just like us really, only not as fussy on the surroundings!
Are you reading this and wondering ‘how does this affect me?’ Well let us tell you…
Weekly bin collections have been replaced by fortnightly collections and the size of the bins reduced for your general waste. This now leaves an average household with around 2-3 extra bin bags of waste per week, maybe more depending on the amount of people residing in that home. You think a couple of bags are not a problem, I will go to the tip when there are a few more.
WRONG! You have now just provided a rat with a new home and ready to have a family.
These are true facts:
The findings come from the National Pest Technicians Association, which gathered figures from more than 400 councils.
It’s members dealt with more than half a million vermin problems last year.
This was ‘by far the highest we have seen in our nine years of surveying, ‘ the report said.
There were 378,000 rat infestations, up 15 per cent’.
The association said ‘fortnightly bin rounds, which have replaced weekly collections in many areas, were a factor’.
‘Poorly secured household waste is a further problem,’ the report said, adding that this was ‘ made worse where alternate weekly collections are not fully embraced or well enough managed’.
What can be done to help Rat Prevention?
Don’t become a victim, get rid of your rubbish immediately, if you can’t, then give us a ring. We can help with Domestic or Commercial properties.
I can hear you saying ‘ but this will cost me’ yes it will but far less than pest control once you are infested.
ACT NOW DON’T LET THIS…
…TURN INTO THIS!!