Rats cause a lot of damage. As the teeth of rodents continue to grow over their lifetime, they need to gnaw on hard substances such as lead and plastic pipes, insulation material and electric wiring. This habit increases the risk of short circuits and fires. In addition to this, they transmit a number of dangerous diseases such as Salmonella, Leptospirosis (Weil's disease), Tuberculosis and even tape worms.
While amateur DIY products are a cost effective way to control rat problems in low risk areas, professional rat control is required for high risk areas, more established rat colonies or where there is a repeated infestation. Germapest technicians provide highly targeted treatment to deal with any rat problem and will advise on how to keep your home free of rats in the future.