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
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.
The Law Failure to show due diligence can result in prosecution
with fines of up to £20,000 or even imprisonment under the Food
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.
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
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.
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