Aderyn Pest Control

Rodents which are usually found associated with people, are the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus), the black rat (Rattus rattus) and the house mouse (Mus musculus musculus and Mus musculus domesticus). It should be noted, however, that the black rat is no longer a pest in the UK, being confined to probably one dockside area only.


They have been pests since time immemorial and have resisted all attempts to eradicate them. This is hardly surprising, given that they are highly adaptable, omnivorous creatures with tremendous reproductive potential, acute senses and a high degree of athleticism. Moreover, as recent studies such as the 2003 Rodent Survey in the UK demonstrate, their numbers are not diminishing.

The costs attributable to rodents in both financial terms and in human suffering are enormous and commensal rodent control is rightly given a high priority by local authorities, businesses and householders.

Rats and mice are found wherever there is food and shelter. The availability of such resources dictates population density. In ideal conditions, a pair of mice can produce more than 2000 offspring and a pair of rats 200 per year. Their gestation period is only 21 days and therefore, population explosions can occur when effective control is not implemented.



Look for the following signs.

  • Droppings
  • Urine odors
  • Gnawed holes
  • Rub and gnaw marks
  • Rodent runways
  • Rodent nests
  • Scampering noises
  • Unusual pet behavior


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