The brown rat has only been recorded in Britain since the early 18th Century. It is thought to have been introduced in shipping from Russia, and did not originate in Norway
It is now by far the more abundant of the two rats species and is widely distributed in both urban and rural areas. It occurs both indoors and outdoors away from human habitation, and is the species often associated with sewer systems.
Reproduction and Life Cycle
They are capable of reproducing at the age of about 3 months. Pair bonds are not formed as mating is carried out on an opportunistic and promiscuous basis. When a female becomes sexually receptive, her sent attracts all local males. Gestation period is only 3 weeks and due to postpartum oestrus this can occur every 3 weeks. Unlike most mammals that have to wait until the original litter is weaned rats can mate again after giving birth but this only occurs when conditions are favourable for the young to survive. So therefore rats could give birth every 24 to 28 days, and this can give rise to very rapidly increasing populations.
About 50 -70 % of all rats in the UK are carriers of this disease. They excrete the bacterium (Lepotospirosis) through their urine into the environment, where it can survive for up to 45 days in fresh water or damp conditions. The bacteria can enter the human body via damaged skin (such as cuts and abrasions) or the mouth and nose.
We provide not just one off jobs but regular visits to your premises preventing any pest problems occurring. If you decide to take up a pest prevention contract with Delete we will survey your property in depth, checking for all types of pests on each and every visitMore Information
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Mice can gnaw through wood, soft alloy and electric cable insulation, creating the risk of
fires. They present a danger in any building.They also urinate constantly as they move around …
This moth has distinctive dual coloured wings that are light at the front and dark at the rear. They are often found in domestic kitchens (where dried foods are stored), and also in commercial premisesMore Information
Adult clothes moth are approximately 5mm long and buff/yellowish brown in colour. They rarely fly as they prefer dark and undisturbed places. In fact the females tend to travel by running or hoppingMorfe Information
Adult carpet beetles live predominantly outdoors and fly inside to lay eggs that hatch into larvae. These larvae are known as “the woolly bear” because of their woolly/hairy appearanceMore Information
The main textile pests in London are the case bearing and common clothes moth(Tinea pellionella and Tineola bisselliella), However other species such as the brown house moth are also foundMore Information
Stored Product Insects (SPI’s) refers to moths and beetles that attack dry stored food products, including nuts, pulses, rice, grains and flour.
There are a wide range of different moths and beetles.
These beetle are reddish brown in colour and attack milled grain products such as flour and cereals. An infestation is often caused from contaminated flour products arriving into your premisesMore Information
There is no doubt that pests cost businesses a lot of money. Pests are indiscriminate, they do not care who you are, they only see opportunities. Our modern way of life is an ideal breeding ground for rodents and and insects.
Allowing pests into your premises can lead to loss of business, reputation, damage to your buildings, serious illness, or in the worst case, legal and civil prosecution. This is why Delete aim to stop pests in their tracks, before they seriously damage your home and business.
We provide not just one off jobs but regular visits to your premises preventing any pest problems occurring. If you decide to take up a pest prevention contract with Delete we will survey your property in depth, checking for all types of pests on each and every visit.
You will receive a folder which will hold all relevant information like contact numbers, contract details, monitor checklist, a risk assessment and all health and safety information for the chemicals that we use on your site.
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