Rodent Control

Take action at the first sign of rodents to avoid risks of disease and damage to your property.

Where are rats found in the UK?

Rats are rodents that are widely distributed and common in Britain, occuring in the countryside and urban areas. They are highly adaptable and feed on a wide variety of foods. They can make their homes underground or in compost heaps, in buildings, greenhouses, sheds or drains. 

What problems can rats cause?

Rats can cause huge damage to crops, carry deadly diseases to humans and cause huge damage to properties. The quantity of rats in the UK has exploded to around 70 million.

Rats cause damage to foods that we intend to eat, either while it is growing or after it has been harvested and is being stored. Rats will take food provided for wild birds, poultry and pets. Brown Rats can inflict a great amount of structural damage. They can cause serious fires by gnawing away the insulation around electrical cables, floods by puncturing pipes and even death by chewing through gas pipes. The insurance sector have estimated that rodent damage to wiring is responsible for 25% of all electrical fires in buildings.. Rats often carry a deseases that can infect people including Salmonella, Listeria, Toxoplasma gondii and Hantavirus., and Leptospirosis or Weil’s disease causing a form of jaundice known as leptospirosis or Weil’s  disease. The bacterium is spread in rats’ urine and can persist in wet places. It infects people through cuts and abrasions or by ingestion.

What should you do if you susupect you have a rodent problem?

If you have any signs of  rats in the UK around your home, business, farm or fishery it’s really important to have them treated immediately before it turns into a serious infestation. Remember that rats breed at an alarming rate, and one rat can turn into 100 very quickly.

How do you control rats?

Methods of control I use include trapping both live and spring traps and shooting.

If you would like to discuss your concerns regarding rodent activity or would like to learn more about rodent control, please contact me through the online enquiry form or telephone 07946 738333‬.

I can tackle a wide range of pest problems

I can control and manage wildlife without the need to use any harmful poisons or chemicals in turn this makes my pest control practices environmentally friendly and ethical.

All my pest control is only aimed at the pests that are to be dealt with, so there is no impact on non-pest species or the environment they live in.

Recent Reviews

R C Pest control removed 60 moles from our fields before the hay was cut have booked him in for rabbit control now as I got a great package deal from Richard.
Peter Sharpe
Fast call out during lockdown rats in the garden around my chickens liked the fact they are poison free problem solved in 4 visits.
Paul Long
We have been using richard for the last 4 years to keep our horse paddocks clear of moles and rabbits long may it continue.
Mable Thorpe Equestrian Centre
Richard has been great around the farm removing foxes before lambing and moles before the silage is cut, he has excellent commitment to his customers.
John May
Had a squirrel in our loft R C Pest control were called was quick at dealing with the offending critter fast reliable service.
Hillary Coach
Richard spends 1 week every 4 months on the estate dealing with all our pest control and deer management this arrangement has been ongoing for 3 years. We would not use anyone else R C Pest control really do a fantastic job day or night.
Thomas Samway Estate manager

Areas Covered

Based near Banbury, I provide my pest control and deer management services across the following areas and beyond: 




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