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Thriving rodent population in cities across the world


The COVID19 pandemic and thriving rodent population in the cities

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The recent global restrictions surrounding COVID19 have produced some interesting side effects including an increase in vermin infestation all around us- specifically rats or mice in the major cities of the world like London, New York or Sydney.

Has the pandemic unleashed a plague of rats and mice on our cities?

There is increasing evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a radical increase of rodent activity. These creatures are known to carry diseases such as plague or salmonella, which can be disastrous if they’re not controlled properly by pest control professionals!

Why more rats are being spotted during quarantine

It is clear that this pandemic has triggered a large spike in the number of rodents.

The closure of restaurants and bars has led to a decline in food sources for rodents, forcing them indoors where they seek alternative sources like human foods. With fewer people outdoors eating, drinking and socializing there is less food available for rats and mice- forcing them out of sewers and basements and into homes and businesses that offer more readily available meals.

The threat of the coronavirus pandemic has made humans around the world change their behaviours.

In the pandemic, rats have no choice but to adapt and start relying on other food sources.

The National Pest Technicians Association In the UK warned that “the closure of schools, pubs, restaurants, hotels and other public places will have unintended consequences.”

With food available, pest populations could thrive in empty buildings and become a major issue for cities across the world.

Rats experts of adaptation

The rats are getting smarter, and they’re starting to adapt their travelling patterns accordingly. Hungry rats may end up in a different neighbourhood where there were never any rats before!

Rats are great at sniffing out food, and their teeth can easily chew through barriers like doors or plastics.

Rats are global and they’re an expert at adapting, which is why you can find them all over the world.


Why rats are unwanted house guests

Rodents can be a nuisance to homeowners and cause damage. Rat-caused diseases are also an issue, so it’s important not just for their sake that you deal with rats as soon as they start appearing in your home or place of business!

Rats can be one of the most feared animals in a person’s life. They’re known to enter homes and flats, hospitals and nursing home settings but also have been found in children’s schools as well! 

Rats are pesky little creatures who can cause just about any disaster imaginable. They’re responsible for the spread of very dangerous diseases such as plague, yellow fever and even bubonic plague which was once considered ‘deadliest’. And not only that: if their teeth gnaw through wood or electrical wires there’s serious danger from fires too!

How to keep rats out of homes

One great way to make your home rat-proof is by sealing any cracks and holes near the foundation, as well as utilities like electricity and pipes that may have been left unattended during construction work without proper coverage .

This will ensure that pesky critters can’t get inside! by closing off possible entry points into your home.

Inside your property, make sure there are no places pests can hide, and keep areas clear from clutter. Keep food in rodent-proof containers.

Calling in a professional pest controller  will most likely be necessary if you find yourself with a rat inside your home.

If you are seeing rats suddenly pop up on your property, contact local pest control experts  like Bon Accord immediately.


Pest Control London

Moths, Ants, Cockroaches and Birds are the most common pests in London. They can be a nuisance and they pose serious threats to your possessions, property and health of people inside them!

The reason why we offer quick, responsive and effective pest control solutions is that we want you to enjoy your home or business without any worries! If you need help with these pests give us a call today – we’ll take care of everything for an affordable price!

London pest control service areas:

Brent, Barnet , Bromley, Camden, Croydon , Ealing , Enfield , Hackney , Hammersmith & Fulham , Haringey, Harrow, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Wandsworth, Westminster and all over London

Please give us a call today and we will take care of your problem with pest control!


Rat Control In London FAQ

How common are rats in London homes?

Around 3% of our houses have one or more pesky critters outside. For the 1 million+ people living in the UK, that means 21 out every 100 homes hosts at least ONE!

Are rats a problem in London?

You bet they are! So what can one do about these pesky creatures that love to chew on anything and everything.

Why do rats go in sewers?

What drives rats thrive sewers? The answer is quite simple: they need shelter and food and the sewers provide it all.

Read more about:

Commercial pest control cost in London

Commercial Pest Advice and Support from BPCA


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17:14 05 May 24
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