Rodent Control | Herefordshire & Worcestershire

PGM & SON Pest Control Services | Hereford | Worcester


Unfortunately rats and mice live wherever humans live. These rodents have a remarkable ability to adapt and survive. As they forage for food, they will inadvertently contaminate food storage areas, and damage buildings, and other property by their constant gnawing and burrowing. They also can spread diseases to people and pets.

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Brown Rat
The brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus) is also known as a sewer rate, common rat or Norway rat.


  • It burrows underground, approximately 2 feet.

  • Entry holes may be around 60-80mm.

  • They have a tendency to live by:

  • Hereford rivers.

  • Hereford streams.

  • Hereford banks.

  • Hereford farms (especially Hereford pig farms and units, Hereford stables and Hereford poultry farms).

They will also be found in almost any building, especially cellars and sewers.


  • The gestation period is 21 days.

  • They will have around 6 litters per year.

  • They breed throughout the year.

  • These rats will have litters of up to 200 from a single pair of rats.

  • The life span is approximately 9-18 months.


  • Strong musky smell.

  • Droppings in one area (e.g. latrines).

  • Gnaw marks around doorways, skirting boards and food stores.

  • Well used travelling path.

Control Measures

  • Proofing work.

  • Identification and correction of defective drains and sewers.

  • Removal of food sources.

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