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Rats


Today, in the UK the Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) is thriving although it is still possible to find pockets of the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus) still surviving, particularly in our port towns and cities. 

Rats are easily distinguished from mice with the adult growing longer than 12cm, and in young rats the head will be disproportionate compared to the rest of the body. 

The Brown Rat will have up to 8 young in a litter, and will have up to 6 litters per year. It also only takes around 12 weeks from birth to sexual maturity. 

With populations growing at alarming rates in recent years it is not uncommon for rats to infest our workplaces and homes, particularly in our towns and cities. 

What does it mean to you and your business?
  • Disease. Bacteria in rodent droppings and urine contaminate surfaces and product that could lead to illnesses such as salmonella or Weils disease.
  • Reputation. Contaminated or damaged stock can cause some serious damage to your business hard earned reputation
  • Cost. The cost to your business can really be incalculable when you consider not only the stock loss and repairs, but also temporary closure, fines and loss of custom.
The Law Failure to show due diligence can result in prosecution with fines of up to £20,000 or even imprisonment under the Food Safety Act 

What to do now
If you suspect you have a problem, don't wait until your customers spot it or worse still somebody becomes ill, call Clearup to get it sorted quickly and cost effectively. If you don't have a problem now but want to protect yourself from getting one, then our pest prevention is what you need. Call us to arrange a free survey and our experts will identify the risks and work out a solution.
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