The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rid of Rats


Getting Rid of Rats

The most common phone call we receive from potential customers always starts with “I need some help getting rid of rats!” Rat control is the number one pest problem we encounter. Rodent control in Dublin is especially busy. For both residential and business customers. Ultimate Pest Control has dealt with thousands of rat infestations across Ireland. And at this point, we have seen it all. We know how rats behave, and we know how to get rid of rats for good. This is why we were voted one of the best pest control companies in Dublin.

DIY Rat Control in Ireland

So you have a rodent infestation and want to try to tackle it yourself? We would strongly advise against this. Getting rid of rats or mice is not an easy process. Especially for a layman. For starters, you need to know which species of rodent you are eradicating. Many people assume they have mice. Especially if they see a small rodent. However, what they actually saw is a baby rat. Secondly, randomly placing traps or poison is an ineffective way to treat a rodent infestation. It is important to identify the location and extent of the infestation. In order to implement a proper treatment plan.

It is also worth noting that the poisons available to the public in Ireland are unreliable and weak. So, DIY rodent treatments may seem like they are saving you time and money. However, in the long run, they can cost more money and are a waste of time. If you suspect a rat infestation, call a professional ASAP. Rats are dangerous. They spread disease and can cause significant property damage. And the longer an infestation drags on, the higher the chances of illness or damage.

Professional Rat Control Ireland

A rat control treatment should only be carried out by a trained and certified professional. In Ireland, pest control technicians are required to have a PMU number. A PMU number ensures technicians are licensed and trained to purchase and use rodenticides. Rodenticides are effectively poisons that kill rodents. Therefore, only trained professionals should handle rodenticides. As they could be dangerous in the wrong hands. In Ireland, it takes 9 months of training to obtain a PMU number. If you hire a pest control professional, you are well within your rights to request to see their PMU number.

Getting Rid of Rats – The Ultimate Solution

Successfully getting rid of rats requires two things. Firstly, an intricate knowledge about the species is essential. Knowing their patterns, behaviours and habits is the key to determining how and where an infestation started. Which is pivotal for preventing reinfestation. Secondly, the use of proper equipment and professional-grade rodenticides. This ensures that an infestation will be swiftly eradicated.

Ultimate Pest Control 4 step Complete Rat Riddance Programme:

Step 1: Identify

  • Firstly, we identify the source of the infestation.
  • Then, the cause of the infestation.
  • And finally, the entry points.

Step 2: Eradication

  • Our tailored treatments ensure fast and safe eradications
  • Eradication is 100% guaranteed.

Step 3: Protection

  • Our technicians proof the property
  • Seal up all potential entry points. Which protects against reinfestation
  • Additionally, our technicians advise on other preventative measures.

Step 4: Maintain

  • Follow up inspections ensure the treatment was successful
  • And at this point we can provide disinfection treatments
  • And service contracts, if necessary.

CCTV Drain Surveys

Unlike most pest control companies, Ultimate Pest Control performs CCTV Drain Surveys. Drain surveys are necessary for rat infestations with no obvious cause. As rats travel through sewers, they utilise damaged pipes to gain access to properties. Performing a drain survey identifies their entry path. And installing a rat flap cuts off their access.

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