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How to Keep Rats Out of Your Home; Rodent Control Tips for a Rat-Free Home

Updated: Apr 8

How to Keep Rats Out of Your Home; Rodent Control Tips for a Rat-Free Home

What advice can we provide residents of Herefordshire and Worcestershire to maintain a pest-free environment? In Herefordshire and Worcestershire, ensuring a pest-free environment is crucial for maintaining the comfort and safety of your home or business.

Rats and rodents are a common problem in many homes and businesses. Not only do they cause damage to property and spread disease, but they can also be difficult to get rid of. If you’re looking for ways to keep your home rodent-free this year, then you’ve come to the right place!

In this article, we’ll provide you with tips and advice on how to get rid of rats and keep your home rodent-free. Here are some practical tips to help you keep pests at bay

Rodent Control Tips for a Rat-Free Home

  1. Seal off entry points to prevent rodents from entering.

  2. Eliminate any food sources that may attract rodents.

  3. Use humane traps and repellents to catch and remove rats.

  4. Regularly clean and maintain your home to discourage rodents.

  5. Contact a pest control professional if the infestation is severe.

By following these tips, you can ensure your home is rodent-free. Regular maintenance and prevention are key to keeping pests away for good.

Make Sure You Pest Proof Your Home!

If you think you may have a rat or mouse problem then make sure you deal with it straight away. Don’t ignore the problem as it will only get worse.

How to Identify a Rat or Mouse Infestation

  • Droppings – look out for rat or mice droppings.

  • Urine – mice and rats urinate which can spread disease. Rats’ urine in particular has a very strong pungent smell.

  • Burrows or nests.

  • Unexpected crumbs, shredded paper or cardboard or chewed pipes and skirting boards are also signs of rats or mice.

  • You can see them! If you see a rat or mouse it’s likely you have a pest issue already.

 PGM & Son Pest Control Hereford and Worcester can help with your pest prevention needs.

Learn more about THE RAT 101 

Learn more about THE MOUSE 101 


If you have a rat or mouse problem in Hereford or Worcester get in touch with PGM & Son Pest Control for all your rodent extermination needs, click on the below location for more information.

Call PGM & Son Rodent Control on 01981 540088 or use our emergency number 07964 370 480. You can also email us at or use the live chat facility on our website and if we’re not available on the live chat for any reason then there’s a handy message service for you to leave your details so we can call you back.

Rodent Control Tips for a rat-free home in 2023



Because we’re a local, family run business we genuinely care about our community. Residents of Hereford and Worcester who deal with PGM & SON recognise this in their support of our business by coming back to us and referring us to others.

PGM & SON are an award winning pest control company in the local area, providing comprehensive and effective pest control services to both residential and commercial clients. Our team of experienced BPCA and NPTA qualified professionals provides top-notch pest control services to the Hereford and Worcester area.

At PGM & SON, Hereford and Worcester Pest Control, we understand that every pest infestation is unique, and we are committed to providing the best service possible in order to eliminate your pest problem. We use the latest products, techniques, and technology to ensure that your home or business is free from pests. Our pest control services include rodent control, wasp nest control, bird control, and more.

We also provide preventative services to help protect your property from future pest problems. Our technicians are Level 3 trained to identify potential pest problems and provide the appropriate treatments to stop them before they become a major issue.

We are dedicated to providing excellent customer service and strive to exceed your expectations every time. Our team of highly trained and certified technicians is always available to answer any questions you may have regarding pest control services. We also offer 24/7 emergency services in the event of a pest infestation throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

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