Rats in the Loft

Rats in the Loft – scratching noise at night

Have you ever heard scratching sounds in your roofspace at night? It could well be rats in your loft.

During the winter months as the weather goes cold, rats look for ways to get inside properties for warmth and shelter. Finding their way in through cavities and small holes in brickwork, they reach the loft and settle where there is plenty of cosy insulation to use as nesting material, mainly moving around at night while the rest of the house is quiet.

Rodents in the roof space pose a particularly dangerous hazard. Rats breed fast quickly, and aside from the health risk with the serious diseases they carry, there is another danger which makes it very important to contact an expert when you suspect you might have an infestation.

Rats in loft

Rats can gnaw their way though most things in your roofspace, including cables for the house electrical wiring. When these are chewed it can create a fire hazard.

If you decide to inspect suspected rats in your loft yourself when you suspect there are rats, take care. Rats can carry life threatening diseases. The usual signs you have an infestation are droppings and the smell of urine.

Abate Pest Control are trained experts at dealing with rats in your roofspace and can usually visit to inspect your property the same day. Please give me a call on 07940 062670

Summer Wasps

It’s coming up to the time of the year when wasps start to build nests and become a nuisance in properties.

Abate pest control are experts dealing with wasp infestations. I offer a speedy service, normally within the hour, so if you have a pest control problem in give me a call on 07940 062670

Wasp nestAll my work is fully guaranteed and I can cure a wasps nest problem for a set fee of £50. My service is fast and your wasps nest problem will be solved within an hour or so.

If you have a wasps nest problem please do not be tempted to try and solve it yourself. Wasps can be extremely aggressive in defence of their nests and people receiving many stings have died as a result. It is not necessary to remove the nest. The main objective is to kill the wasps, which is done by the use of insecticide directed into the entry point of the nest.

The returning workers will take the insecticide into the nest with them and contaminate the colony. It then only takes the entire colony a couple of hours to die. So removing the nest isn’t advisable as the wasps would not come into contact with the insecticide. The nest will eventually just crumble away.

It is a advisable to inspect your property for signs of wasp activity, especially facias, soffits and air vents. This is best done on a hot sunny day in the middle of summer. At the end of summer there can be up to 30,000 wasps in the nest, which is why if you have a problem with a wasps nest you should give me a call on 07940 062670 so I can provide a quick solution.

If you need a wasp control solution for a set fee, see my price list. I offer a speedy and friendly service. Please give me a call on 07940 062670 all my services are of course fully guaranteed.

I also provide wasps nest control and other pest control services in the Ashton-under-Lyne, Audenshaw, Denton, Droylsden, Dukinfield, Hyde, Hollingworth, Mossley and Stalybridge areas of Tameside as well as Glossop, Longdendale and Saddleworth.