How to keep rats away from your garden

Rats are an incredibly difficult pest to get rid of and not only are they difficult to live with but they can also pose a significant health risk to you and your family. It is very quick to identify if a rat infestation has entered your home, but sometimes an infestation can take over your garden and it’s often difficult to realise until it is a major problem.

To help keep your garden and property safe, our team of pest control Colchester experts have put together some top tips to keep rats away:

Keep it clean

One of the most effective ways to ensure your garden is free from rats is to keep it clean and free from clutter. A messy garden provides the perfect habitat and hiding space for rats so removing them makes it as inhospitable as possible.

Add traps

If you have started to spot rats in your garden, consider adding some traps in strategic places to help kill them off before it becomes a bigger problem.

Seal holes in your shed and property

To stop them from spreading further into your property, you should find and seal all entry holes around the walls, doors, and floor.

Get a pet

This might seem like a cartoon cliché, but having a cat or a dog is a fantastic way to keep pests and vermin away from your garden and property.

Tightly store rubbish

You should make sure your rubbish is always securely fastened; your trash can be the perfect invite for pests such as rats!

Spotted rats in your garden?

If you have spotted rats in your garden, it is best to call in the professionals. By the time you are seeing rats in person, it often means there are dozens of them living nearby and it can be incredibly difficult to get rid of them by yourself.

At North Essex Pest Control, we have been helping homeowners and property owners to remove pests and vermin in the North Essex area in years. We are the go-to solution for pest control Colchester, so get in touch today and we guarantee to remove infestations and establish measures to keep them away.