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Wildlife Management - Rat Control

Landmark's specialist rat control team can effectively resolve any rat problem.

The Rat Control Specialists

Landmark are the rat control experts with over 30 years’ experience in providing rat management services across the UK, for both residential and commercial customers.

If you’d like to discuss a problem with rats, Landmark are here to help! Contact Us today. Our rat control experts can offer professional advice, and provide a free no obligation bespoke rat management plan to suit your unique situation.

Rats are prolific breeders, they will breed continuously if they have shelter and food. Therefore, it is advisable to seek help from a professional pest control company quickly, to avoid a rat infestation growing to a larger problem. Rats are a public health risk because they can carry and transmit diseases to humans, they can also cause significant damage to property and or produce. Resolving a problem with rats quickly, will avoid additional damage. Businesses can incur reputational damage and potential financial losses if rat infestations are not controlled.


Landmark's rat control services

We use environmentally friendly methods that can remove hundreds of rats in just hours, making our services highly effective.

Our rat control services are designed to deliver proven results every time, whether it’s a one-off issue, or part of an ongoing pest management contract. At Landmark, also provide ongoing monitoring and follow-up to ensure that the infestation is eliminated and that there are no further issues. Our services are reliable and effective, providing peace of mind to our clients that their rat problems are under control. After all rat treatments are complete, we will offer expert advice and suggestions for preventative measures to be implemented to prevent future infestations.

  • Ratting – We use a highly trained team of terriers to control rat infestations across the UK. Ratting is an effective and environmentally friendly method of rat control. It involves identifying the location and extent of the rat infestation, specially adapted smokers flush out the rats and are dispatched by the terriers. Ratting has a proven success rate on both small and large scale infestations, eliminating hundreds of rats in a matter of hours. Ratting can be carried out in various environments, from pig farms, bakeries, industrial estates to waste recycling plants, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Night Vision Shooting & Thermal Imaging – We use FAC rated silenced air rifles with night vision and state of the art thermal imaging sights. This is an extremely effective method of rat control, as not only are the rats not aware of the marksman, but this covert method is very useful in sensitive public locations. We can quickly eliminate large colonies of rats quietly, quickly and with very little fuss. The rat issue is eliminated, and the general public will be unaware the treatment has took place.
  • Rat Proofing – At Landmark, we use high quality materials to install long lasting rat proofing to prevent any future infestations. Rat proofing is durable and can be used on various locations such as home dwellings, shops, warehouses, leisure facilities to name a few.
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Why choose Landmark?

Landmark have over 30 years experience in providing rat-free environments for our customers.

  • Expertise: At Landmark, we have the knowledge, training, and experience to effectively identify and control rat infestations. We understand the behaviour and biology of rats and use various different methods to control them.
  • Safety: Rats can carry diseases and pose health risks to humans and pets. At Landmark, we complete risk assessments prior to any works being carried out. We safely handle and dispose of dead rats and contaminated materials safely, minimising the risk of exposure to diseases and bacteria.
  • Prevention: We can also help prevent future rat infestations, by identifying and sealing entry points and implementing preventative measures.
  • Effectiveness: DIY methods like traps may not always be effective, especially for larger or more severe infestations. Landmark have access to more effective treatments, and can provide ongoing monitoring and follow-up to ensure the infestation is eliminated.
  • Legal compliance: There are regulations and guidelines regarding the use of certain pest control methods. Landmark are knowledgeable about these regulations, and ensure we follow these laws when eliminating pest infestations.
  • Approved supplier: We hold various health & safety accreditations, including: BPCA membership, CEPA, CHAS, SafeContractor, ISO9001 and more.
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Reasons to control rats

Rats can cause a variety of problems, including:

  • Property damage: Rats have strong teeth never stop growing, therefore they will constantly gnaw on things keep their teeth in check, this can cause damage to buildings, furniture, and other items, a particular risk is fire through the chewing of electrical wires.
  • Contamination of food and water: Rats can carry diseases and bacteria, which can contaminate food and water sources.
  • Health risks: Rats communicate and mark their territory by urinating as they travel, representing a significant public health risk. Rats can spread diseases to humans and pets such as leptospirosis through bites, scratches, and contact with their urine, faeces, or saliva.
  • Allergies: Rat droppings, urine, and fur can trigger allergies in some people.
  • Fire hazard: Rats can chew through cables and electrical wiring, which can cause shorts and start fires.
  • Pest infestations: Rats can attract other pests like fleas, ticks, and lice.
  • Odour: Rats can produce a strong, unpleasant odour that can permeate a space.
  • Psychological impact: Rats can cause anxiety and stress in people who are afraid of them


  • Can rats be controlled all year round?

    Yes, rats are classed as a pest and therefore can be controlled all year round.
  • Are rats aggressive?

    Rats are wild animals and have the capability to attack when threatened.
  • What areas do you cover?

    Landmark provide professional wildlife control services all across the UK.
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