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Rodents and the problems they cause in commercial and domestic establishments - Atlas Environmental

Updated: Nov 5, 2022

Rodents such as rats, mice and squirrels can prove extremely problematic to businesses and if given the right environment to breed, they do so in abundance!

These gnawing mammals are distinguishable by their strong, constantly growing incisors; hence the name rodents, which hails from the Latin verb rodere, "to gnaw".

Did you know the pressure from a rats bite and gnaw is upto 5000 psi in pressure and these rodent species can gnaw 7 times per second!

The structural damage caused from rats is so severe that they can physically gnaw through copper, mild steel, and concrete!

They are largest group of mammals on the planet, which makes sense when you consider the old age adage "You’re never more than 6ft away from a rat".

Theorists argue that a more realistic distance is 164ft (50m), but no matter what the actual figure is, let’s just settle on the fact that they’re never too far away.

These rodents prove a serious risk to your business; rats and mice in particular proving a huge health hazard, eating and spoiling foods and, worse still, spreading diseases such as leptospirosis and salmonella.

Our team of specialist pest management service technicians can help quickly remove all unwanted pests rodents from commercial premises and ensure these pest species rodents are kept out for good using our extensive knowledge within the industry!

We are East Lancashire's Leading Pest Management Company servicing the entire North West with a same day call out procedure as promised!

Our company is fully Accredited by the National Pest Technicians Association and Basis Prompt Register which proves our true excellence within our industry!

If in the unfortunate event you have found an unwanted rodent infestation evident then feel free to contact us today on 01282 777549 or email your enquiry to for an immediate response.

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