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Rats

Rats can transmit a number of serious diseases. They can be very persistent and if rats gain access into your home or business they can spread disease, cause damage and contaminate food.

One pair of rats shed more than 1 million body hairs each year and a single rat can leave up to 25,000 droppings.

Taking prompt action at the first sign of rats will ensure your problem can be quickly treated.

Do you have a rat problem? Contact us now or call 1890 666 444 for advice, free callout, free quote and treatment. 

Rat Species & Guides

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FAQ About Rats


  • What Is The Difference Between Black Rat & Brown Rat?

    Black rats are rare and their appearance is usually mainly confined to port areas. Black Rats have the following characteristics:

    • The black rat is between 16–24cm in length, with a tail longer than the head and body.
    • It grows to between 150–200g in weight.
    • They have a pointed nose, large ears and a slender body when compared to the Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus).

    Brown rats usually prefer ground living and burrowing, but sometimes they can be known to climb. Brown Rts have the following characteristics:

    • The brown rat is up to 40 cm in length, with a tail shorter than the head and body.
    • It grows up to between 350–500g in weight.
    • It has a blunt nose, small ears and a thicker body when compared to the Black Rat (Rattus rattus).

  • How To Get Rid Of Rats In Ireland?

    There are two answers on how to get rid of rats in your home in Ireland. They are DIY solutions of professional pest control management. Since rats are such invasive species we recommend letting a professional pest control professional get rid of them.

    The quickest and most effective way to get rid of rats from your home or business is professional rat control. They are able to:

    1. Identify the source & extent of the infestation
    2. Recommend and implement targeted treatment and proofing solutions
    3. Safely get rid of rats from your home or business

    Do you think you have rats? Contact us today for immediate assistance.


  • Are Rats Dangerous To Humans?

    Rats can be a danger to humans because they have the ability to spread harmful diseases to humans. Rodent borne diseases come in all shapes and sizes from bacteria-based illnesses such as salmonella to viruses such as hantavirus. These diseases are quite nasty and an inconvenient thing to contract. They are commonly transmitted by rats and mice, they can enter your home in search of food & shelter which will lead to an infestation.

    If you want to know more about how rats can be dangerous to humans then check out this informative article.


  • What Are The Causes Of A Rat Infestation?

    The follwoing are the top causes of a rat infestation in your property.

    • Unhygienic conditions
    • Garbage not properly disposed of
    • Poor sewage systems
    • Abundand food sources
    • Environmental factors

    Contact us today or call 1890 666 444 for a quick free quote or to book your free survey.

Rentokil’s Rat Control Solutions

Our technicians provide safe, effective solutions to get rid of rats using industry-leading treatments.

One of the quickest and most effective ways to remove rats is with professional rodenticides. We have a large selection of rodenticides suitable for use indoors and out, in a wide variety of formulations too.

Rodenticides are used as part of a planned programme of anti–pest activity and regular monitoring. We'll put a schedule of visits in place designed to effectively take care of your rat problem with the minimum of disruption.

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