Rodents

Mice

Having issues with Mice

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House Mice 

Mus domesticus – The house Mouse one of Britain’s most damaging rodents believed to have originated in this country around the 10th century BC. These pests have become very adaptive to surviving some of the most challenging climates and are often found dwelling particularly over the winter within the premises in an attempt to keep warm. This pest is considered to be omnivorous feeding on a wide range of foods. The house mouse can sustain on very little water as moisture is largely taken in from the content of food.  Therefore when controlling a rodent infestation these needs to be taken into consideration. 

Damage

Mice can cause a significant amount of damage to the home or work place. Rodents have a need to gnaw due to the continued growth of the incisors/Teeth.  which puts a number of items at risk such as personal items, Stock, Paper, even wiring which may result in electrical fires or general loss of data.  Damage may not only be physically as the presents of rodents may impact customer reputation ultimately costing money.

Reproduction

It is important that should you believe to have an issue with mice at your premises or workplace you are act quickly as the house mouse from birth will become sexually mature within 8 to 12 weeks reproducing up to 6 litters per female.  The gestation period is around 17-20 days where 8 weeks the cycle repeats itself. Infestations can establish quickly and may be difficult to control should the infestation not be identified correctly. 

Disease danger

Rodents are not just a public pest but are also one of the largest disease risk carriers here in the UK and are blamed for the spread of in infamous Black death in 1348 which wiped out nearly one third of the population. Although we are at low risk of the plague rodents do still carry many other diseases such as.

  • Weil’s disease
  • Salmonella
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • E.Coli
  • Foot and mouth disease
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Mice

Having issues with Mice

CALL US NOW FREE on 0800 980 41 42

House Mice 

Mus domesticus – The house Mouse one of Britain’s most damaging rodents believed to have originated in this country around the 10th century BC. These pests have become very adaptive to surviving some of the most challenging climates and are often found dwelling particularly over the winter within the premises in an attempt to keep warm. This pest is considered to be omnivorous feeding on a wide range of foods. The house mouse can sustain on very little water as moisture is largely taken in from the content of food.  Therefore when controlling a rodent infestation these needs to be taken into consideration. 

Damage

Mice can cause a significant amount of damage to the home or work place. Rodents have a need to gnaw due to the continued growth of the incisors/Teeth.  which puts a number of items at risk such as personal items, Stock, Paper, even wiring which may result in electrical fires or general loss of data.  Damage may not only be physically as the presents of rodents may impact customer reputation ultimately costing money.

Reproduction

It is important that should you believe to have an issue with mice at your premises or workplace you are act quickly as the house mouse from birth will become sexually mature within 8 to 12 weeks reproducing up to 6 litters per female.  The gestation period is around 17-20 days where 8 weeks the cycle repeats itself. Infestations can establish quickly and may be difficult to control should the infestation not be identified correctly. 

Disease danger

Rodents are not just a public pest but are also one of the largest disease risk carriers here in the UK and are blamed for the spread of in infamous Black death in 1348 which wiped out nearly one third of the population. Although we are at low risk of the plague rodents do still carry many other diseases such as.

  • Weil’s disease
  • Salmonella
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • E.Coli
  • Foot and mouth disease

Rats

Having issues with Rodents?

Having issues with rodents at your premises can cause a nuisance as well as significant impact to your business which could result in loss of earnings & damage to Reputation,  

 

Rodents within the business or home can be extremely unsettling. Opkill deal with both commercial and residential infestations. Opkill aim to deliver a discrete effective and prompt service right to the end. Our highly qualified technicians are able to assess and treat within the most challenging situations.

CALL US NOW FREE on 0800 980 41 42

Norwegian Rat

 

Rattus norvegicus (Norwegian rat), This is the UKs most popular pest with the ability to breed all year around sustaining in the most challenging conditions. The brown rat can re produce up to at least 5 liters per year of up to 14 per litter. Brown rats tend to live in large hierarchical groups where they can normally be found to be residing within external burrows sewers and cellars. 

Burrowing

The brown rat is renowned for is burrowing and often creates a network of multiple levels of tunnels often having a second entrance.  These burrows provide shelter and food storage as well as shelter from the cold and other predators.  It is often found that rats have burrowed under the foundations of premises in the attempt to warm up over the colder months. 

 

Damage

Rats can cause a significant amount of damage to the home or work place. Rats have a need to gnaw due to the continued growth of the incisors/Teeth. It is believed that rats have the ability to gnaw through mild steel which puts a number of items at risk such as personal items, Stock, Paper, even wiring which may result in electrical fires or general loss of data.  Damage may not only be physically as the presence of rodents may impact customer reputation ultimately costing money.

 

Disease danger

 

Rats are not just a public pest but are also one of the largest disease risk carriers here in the UK and are blamed for the spread of in infamous Black death in 1348 which wiped out nearly one third of the population. Although we are at low risk of the plague rats do still carry many other diseases such as.

 

  • Weil’s disease
  • Salmonella
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • E.Coli
  • Foot and mouth disease                                      

If you believe to be having an issue with rats and would like further information in how Opkill can help please call us today 

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Rats

Having issues with Rodents?

Having issues with rodents at your premises can cause a nuisance as well as significant impact to your business which could result in loss of earnings & damage to Reputation,  

 

Rodents within the business or home can be extremely unsettling. Opkill deal with both commercial and residential infestations. Opkill aim to deliver a discrete effective and prompt service right to the end. Our highly qualified technicians are able to assess and treat within the most challenging situations.

CALL US NOW FREE on 0800 980 41 42

Norwegian Rat

 

Rattus norvegicus (Norwegian rat), This is the UKs most popular pest with the ability to breed all year around sustaining in the most challenging conditions. The brown rat can re produce up to at least 5 liters per year of up to 14 per litter. Brown rats tend to live in large hierarchical groups where they can normally be found to be residing within external burrows sewers and cellars. 

Burrowing

The brown rat is renowned for is burrowing and often creates a network of multiple levels of tunnels often having a second entrance.  These burrows provide shelter and food storage as well as shelter from the cold and other predators.  It is often found that rats have burrowed under the foundations of premises in the attempt to warm up over the colder months. 

 

Damage

Rats can cause a significant amount of damage to the home or work place. Rats have a need to gnaw due to the continued growth of the incisors/Teeth. It is believed that rats have the ability to gnaw through mild steel which puts a number of items at risk such as personal items, Stock, Paper, even wiring which may result in electrical fires or general loss of data.  Damage may not only be physically as the presence of rodents may impact customer reputation ultimately costing money.

 

Disease danger

 

Rats are not just a public pest but are also one of the largest disease risk carriers here in the UK and are blamed for the spread of in infamous Black death in 1348 which wiped out nearly one third of the population. Although we are at low risk of the plague rats do still carry many other diseases such as.

 

  • Weil’s disease
  • Salmonella
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • E.Coli
  • Foot and mouth disease                                      

If you believe to be having an issue with rats and would like further information in how Opkill can help please call us today 

Moles

Having issues with Moles

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European moles (Talpa Europea) are is the only mole known present within the British isles. These pests can be very destructive to lawns, Fairways Turf, and gardens. Moles create a series of complex tunnels due to the rodents ability to tunnel up to 4 metres per hour. 

Mole Facts

Moles have very limited sight and there sense of smell is not that good either. The heightened sense of the mole is acquired through vibration and touch. Moles feed off insects and worms. 

The breeding season for these moles is generally around February through to May where the males let out a high-pitched squeal to attract the females.  Moles are very solitary creatures and will generally only come together to mate. The complex tunnel systems can overlap with other moles so never be fooled into having just the one. 

Damage Risk

These pests can cause some serious damage and carry some even more serious health and safety risks along with the visual aspect of the damage to the lawn. The mole hills can really spoil the lawn, flower beds and even golf courses costing significant costs to repair. Moles will also eat plant roots during the tunnelling damaging plant life. The tunnelling of the moles can also cause the soil to drop creating trip hazards.

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Moles

Having issues with Moles

CALL US NOW FREE on 0800 980 41 42

European moles (Talpa Europea) are is the only mole known present within the British isles. These pests can be very destructive to lawns, Fairways Turf, and gardens. Moles create a series of complex tunnels due to the rodents ability to tunnel up to 4 metres per hour. 

Mole Facts

Moles have very limited sight and there sense of smell is not that good either. The heightened sense of the mole is acquired through vibration and touch. Moles feed off insects and worms. 

The breeding season for these moles is generally around February through to May where the males let out a high-pitched squeal to attract the females.  Moles are very solitary creatures and will generally only come together to mate. The complex tunnel systems can overlap with other moles so never be fooled into having just the one. 

Damage Risk

These pests can cause some serious damage and carry some even more serious health and safety risks along with the visual aspect of the damage to the lawn. The mole hills can really spoil the lawn, flower beds and even golf courses costing significant costs to repair. Moles will also eat plant roots during the tunnelling damaging plant life. The tunnelling of the moles can also cause the soil to drop creating trip hazards.

Squirrels

Having issues with Squirrels

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Squirrels range in size but are generally classed as small animals they range from 3 inches to 30 inches and colours are often varied from grey to reddish colours or brown it really depends on the particular species. They will normally have bushy tails as well. 

They breed up to twice a year and can have anything up to 4 offspring. Females normally take care of this offspring. Their lifespan is usually between 3 and 8 years in total. Often they will nest inside human homes particularly attic spaces as they are dry, warm and safe. They often stash food supplies in walls and openings as they take up residence inside a property. They are also very territorial spraying their scent around to mark their territory. They can prove difficult to get rid of so it’s best to call a professional to help you if you have an infestation. 

Squirrels’ diets consist primarily of a variety of plants, including nuts, and seeds, and sometimes cones and fruit. 

Many people are under the misconception that squirrels are friendly, they are known for their predatory behaviour particularly ground squirrels. If they get into your property particularly roof spaces they can cause a lot of damage and disruption including; gnaw damage, such as for food and nesting sites, as well as hearing them they will be generally loud as they are quite heavy. Their territorial habits means they will leave a strong odour behind also. 

What to look for:

  • Loud noises including banging in your loft space particularly at night
  • Gnawed materials in the area 
  • A strong scent coming from the particular area
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Squirrels

Having issues with Squirrels

CALL US NOW FREE on 0800 980 41 42

Squirrels range in size but are generally classed as small animals they range from 3 inches to 30 inches and colours are often varied from grey to reddish colours or brown it really depends on the particular species. They will normally have bushy tails as well. 

They breed up to twice a year and can have anything up to 4 offspring. Females normally take care of this offspring. Their lifespan is usually between 3 and 8 years in total. Often they will nest inside human homes particularly attic spaces as they are dry, warm and safe. They often stash food supplies in walls and openings as they take up residence inside a property. They are also very territorial spraying their scent around to mark their territory. They can prove difficult to get rid of so it’s best to call a professional to help you if you have an infestation. 

Squirrels’ diets consist primarily of a variety of plants, including nuts, and seeds, and sometimes cones and fruit. 

Many people are under the misconception that squirrels are friendly, they are known for their predatory behaviour particularly ground squirrels. If they get into your property particularly roof spaces they can cause a lot of damage and disruption including; gnaw damage, such as for food and nesting sites, as well as hearing them they will be generally loud as they are quite heavy. Their territorial habits means they will leave a strong odour behind also. 

What to look for:

  • Loud noises including banging in your loft space particularly at night
  • Gnawed materials in the area 
  • A strong scent coming from the particular area

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