Rats & Mice
In Britain there are two species of Rat: the Norway Rat (brown rat or common rat) and the Black Rat or Roof Rat. The Brown rat has mainly taken over as the most common type of rat.
Recent research has been carried out that shows the rural Brown Rat is more likely to carry disease than the Urban Rat because the rural rat population is more dense and therefore more difficult to control. However both must be controlled.
Rats are a pest to domestic areas, agriculture, horticulture and businesses, especially food storage facilities and restaurants.
Rats will eat almost anything even down to the seed droppings from a simple bird feeder in your garden.
Mice are similar in some ways but feed more sporadically. The solution is more often than not the same.
“We had a rat infestation around our small holding. I called Sussex Rural Services and a very polite gentleman named Mel came out and advised me on the best way forward. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his approach to the problem. He explained that the usual second generation poisons can be passed on through dead rodents to our wildlife in the area for eg: birds of prey. We would highly recommend Sussex Rural Services to others. A 5 star service.“