Rat exterminator

Rat exterminator Working in London Facts

Rat exterminator. An exterminator is defined as a person who is employed in eliminating pests

Exterminators work for private and industrial companies by removing vermin such as rodents, insects (termites,bed bugs, cockroaches, spiders), and organisms (snakes). Rat exterminators are often called to remove rats from homes, businesses, and industrial sites.

The rat exterminators will trap the rat using various types of traps such as spring traps or lethal body grip traps that kill the animal within moments of capturing it. Rat exterminators also provide other services which include: prevention and treatment of infestations, conducting inspections looking for potential entry points into properties where they may try to penetrate; also pest-proofing buildings and houses.

The number of rats in the UK has risen since 2001 and they pose a serious risk to public health. Rats can transfer diseases such as leptospirosis, Weil’s disease, rat-bite fever via their urine and faeces into food or onto plants that we may eat or touch.

Rat exterminator in London 

The most common types of vermin found in households include: mice, rats,  cockroaches, ants and silverfish . They also include moles which can cause structural damage to houses; rodents such as squirrels , rabbits , voles , rats , mice ; birds such as pigeons ,starlings , sparrows and seagulls ; arthropods such as earwigs , millipedes , centipedes and sow bugs . The pest control industry has pest control technicians, who specialise in working with insects, and often referred to informally by the public as “termite techs”, and also sometimes use other terms such as bed bug tech.

Rat exterminators can be further categorised into:

  • Rat exclusion: Rat proofing of building so no rat could get inside the structure;
  • Traps: Rat trapping using snap traps or live cage traps;
  • Rat poison: Rat poisoning using anticoagulants (vitamin D) or non-anticoagulants (e.g., bromethalin)
  • Repellents and monitors: Rat trapping using cameras, electronic devices or other devices.


Recent scientific studies include that Rat eradication can save an average of £2,000 per year for households with infestation problems. There are also studies indicating potential health benefits by reducing human exposure to rodent vectors of disease . Rat proofing is part of a comprehensive pest management approach and aims to control the number of rats entering buildings/houses .

Rat proofing includes exclusion techniques such as sealing holes, gaps or other areas where they may try getting into the building. Also it includes removal techniques which are blocking off point sources, dismantling harbourages (where they live), using traps and poisons. It is useful in preserving public health since there are diseases associated with rats such as Rat-bite fever and Rat-flea typhus which can be transferred to humans. Thats why you need rat exterminator.

Rat Facts – Rat exterminator

More recent facts include that Rat eradication is considered one of the most preferred approaches for controlling rat infestations since it provides permanent results. In order to control Rat infestation, professional pest management should be used . Rat extermination can reduce the number of adult female Rats by more than 90% in a single day. Another fact includes that Rat removal from a building requires a specific process involving inspection, identification, exclusion/sealing of points of entry followed by destruction or trapping and treatment using rodenticides if needed .

Rat control uses both non-chemical and chemical techniques with the overall goal of eliminating Rat access to food and water during what is known Rat control. It includes Rat trapping, Rat poisoning, Rat repellents and Rat barriers

Rat extermination can be done by both non-chemical means or chemical means. One of the main problems with Rat poison is that it will quickly disperse in open areas where there are numerous Rats so it does not have high efficiency . Rat extermination should only be handled by professionals since they are often trained in techniques for rodent disposal, using rodenticides and traps which pose a risk to human health if the proper precautions are not taken when handling them. The use of toxicants represents the major portion in controlling Rat infestations worldwide , especially when other methods fail

Rodenticides include both single-dose products (e.g.,bromethalin) and multiple-dose products (e.g Rat poison baits containing fluoroacetate). Rat poisoning is the act of exposing rodents to Rat poison for the purpose of killing them . Rat extermination should be done carefully, which means that measures are taken to protect non-target animals like pets or wildlife, as well as children or other people, because Rat poisons can pose health risks if they are exposed to it. They include side effects such as vomiting , stomach pain, diarrhoea , internal bleeding and even death .

The best way to determine whether you have rats

The best way to determine whether you have rats is via trapping.

Here’s how

Rat control can help save money since it reduces expenses that might happen during Rat infestation such as structural repair, food spoilage and Rat bites. There are many Rat control products available on the market that can be purchased from hardware stores or Rat pest control companies . Rats have been known to cause fires by gnawing electric wiring. Rat poisons, which contain rodenticide ingredients such as bromethalin or anticoagulants can cause Rat illness and even death if they consume a poisoned Rat .

Rat extermination should be performed using a combination of non-chemical and chemical methods since it provides better results. Rodenticides containing Warfarin are considered more toxic than other anticoagulant baits .


No one wants to deal with bugs, rats, micecockroaches, flies, textile pests, insects, wasps, hornets, or bee control and ants in their house or business.

Pest infestations should be addressed as soon as possible, since if left unchecked, they might spread rapidly and cause structural damage to your house, health risks, lots of stress or even a fire danger.

At Bon Accord, we provide a full range of home pest control services as well as the Bon Accord Helpline, which allows us to deliver our clients with the level of service they require when dealing with rodents, ants, cockroaches and other infestations.

We offer a full range of services from basic to expert, ranging from a self-service solution with all the tools you’ll need to DIY treatments, supported remotely by one of our technicians to our premium service in which one of the specialists performs the whole treatment

Karin HarndenKarin Harnden
17:14 05 May 24
We thought we had bedbugs but could find no evidence apart from what we thought were bites. I called Bon Accord and Gabriel was there within a couple of hours. He told us we had carpet beetle. Finding the evidence and showing us photos of the skin reaction which was exactly what we had. He advised and returned at a time to suit us to spray which was done thoroughly and efficiently. No sign of the little critters returning. Thank you Gabriel.
Luiza LoboLuiza Lobo
21:02 11 Apr 24
Gabriel went above and beyond. He is extremely knowledgable and very efficient at what he does. The results were outstanding. Nothing is too much for him. Delighted with his professionalism and work.
sam zsam z
19:11 03 Apr 24
Top-notched pest control service!! Went above and beyond to eradicate the rats from our property. Gabriel even offered to further investigate the infestation issues for our neighbours. We found him to be extremely professional and easy to work with. We highly recommend Gabriel to anyone in need of pest control.
23:29 02 Apr 24
Gabriel provided great service , responded quickly on an emergency for pest infestation, professional and friendly. No more pests at home.
Felicity GrayFelicity Gray
21:53 02 Apr 24
Gabriel was absolutely wonderful, a real life saver when I found a mouse by my bed at 10pm. He came in less than an hour and was able to catch the mouse and put my mind at rest so I could go to sleep! Highly recommend, fab service and lovely people.
Med KashaniMed Kashani
10:54 24 Feb 24
Gabriel turned up with an hours notice one evening and immediately identified the issued. He works efficiently and professionally throughout with timely follow-ups to ensure the problem was resolved. Once completed he was kind enough to continue to check in to see that the issue had gone. Having had Rentokil previously that spent two years doing very little this was a complete breathe of fresh air and solved the problem in less than two weeks. We are grateful and would highly recommend his services.
Nesma TalaatNesma Talaat
20:26 20 Feb 24
We were lucky to have found Bon Accord, they responded very fast to our request and Gabriel was very helpful and informative. He made several visits and did his absolute best until the mice problem we had was gone. Highly recommended.

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