Seeing a rat in our around your London home is really upsetting. Normally when you see a rat in your home, it is because you have a large infestation on your hands. Knowing how to spot the signs of a rat infestation before it becomes too severe will help you to keep your home pest free.
Finding rat droppings is one of the most common signs you will find if you have a rat infestation in your home. Here we’re going to look at what rat droppings look like, and what to do after you’ve found them.
Identifying the droppings is a great way of finding out what kind of pest problem you have. Rat droppings are usually about a half inch in size, and are the shape of a grain of rice. It may not have a noticeable smell, but their urine will. The droppings are a black colour, and will turn brown over time if left.
After you’ve identified the rats droppings in your home, you need to clean them up. Not only are they unsightly, rat poo can spread a lot of diseases. You must always be safe when cleaning up rat droppings, and wear gloves and a mask where possible. Disinfectant then has to be used to thoroughly wipe down the area and get rid of any lingering bacteria.
It’s important to remember that you should never sweep or vacuum up rat droppings until the area has been properly disinfected. Doing so could cause the germs to spread and circulate into the air, which when inhaled can make you very ill.
Having a great pest prevention routine in place can stop rats from infesting your home. If you’re not sure where to start with pest prevention, get in touch with one of our pest control team here at Catch-it,, who can guide you through the best ways to keep pests out of your home.
If you’re currently suffering from a rat infestation (which are very common in London) you should call in our team immediately to avoid any health or property damage.