Rat Dillemma

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Signs of rat problem

Rats are nocturnal and usually hide from humans. The typical signs of a rat problem in the home are:

  • Scratching noises in walls or under the floor as rats scurry around.
  • Droppings – rats leave dark, tapered droppings about 10-14mm long.
  • Distinctive smell – rats leave an ammonia-like smell that will be particularly strong in enclosed areas such as under cupboards.
  • Bite marks – rats have teeth that grow continuously and gnaw on wood and plastic to keep them trim. Rats can even cause fires by chewing through cables.
  • Ripped food packaging – rats will tear open food which may leave teeth marks.
  • Nests – rats build nests in warm, hidden places using shredded material such as newspaper and fabrics. Nests will often contain young rats.
  • Burrows - in gardens, rats will dig burrows especially in compost heaps or under sheds. They will also build nests under garden decking.
  • Smears - build-up of dirt and grease from the rat's fur, commonly on walls and surfaces where rats commute.

How to keep rats away

Rats are common in Indian cities and metropolises and the first priority to prevent a rat infestation is to proof your home. Young rats can get through holes less than 1cm in diameter. So it is important to seal any holes or fit bristle strip around doors.

Ultrasonic repellers emit sound waves that are uncomfortable for rats but not audible to humans. These may help deter rats from entering a home in the first place, but we do not recommend them for existing infestations as rats can quickly acclimatise to the ultrasonic sound. It is important not to attract rats with food – store food in plastic or metal containers - and regularly clean under cookers and refrigerators. In outdoor areas, ensure household wastes are kept in closed bins. Do not put meat into compost heaps and use squirrel-proof bird feeders. Rats can come up from sewers through broken pipes. Hence, it is important to ensure that all pipe-work is in good order. If you have pets, make sure to remove any leftover pet foods immediately. Otherwise, you might end up attracting rats.

How to get rid of rats

If not treated, a rat infestation can quickly take hold of your premsie. A wide range of DIY products such as the well known break-neck rat traps and rat poison baits are available in stores for dealing with rats in low risk areas. However, we do recommend treatment by one of our pest control technicians for rat activity in living areas or if the problem persists.

DIY rat control

A wide range of rat control products for amateur use including rat traps and rat killer (rat poison) are available from stores, garden centers and grocery stores. It is essential to follow the instructions of rat poison carefully for safe and effective use and to ensure humane control of rats. Do not use rat poison baits inside your home, because if rats die in hidden places it will create problems with foul smell and attract other pests such as flies. Rat traps are very powerful and should only be used in areas that children, pets and wildlife cannot reach.


Excellent Rat Control Services in Kolkata, Bangalore & Delhi 

Among the most prevalent and disruptive pests, rats or rodents are known to top the list. Once they find an entry to your workspace or home, they not only cause large-scale damage to your equipment and property but are also the carriers of serious diseases, threatening the safety of your family, employees and customers. For this reason, eliminating rat infestation is imperative before your personal and professional reputation goes at stake.


At PESTICO, we provide a wide range of rat control services in Kolkata, Bangalore & Delhi to deliver a rodent-free environment for your family and staff. We employ the latest methods and certified products to effectively control rodent infestation in your building. Unlike chemical solutions for control of rodents, we use biological and natural solutions to prevent any toxic effect of chemical control.


Rodents are quite infamous for spreading fatal diseases like leptospirosis, plague, rat-bite fever and salmonellosis, among others. As controlling these brainy and speedy creatures is arduous, our rat control services in Bangalore, Delhi & Kolkata are tailored to provide you relief in the quickest possible time. As soon as you contact us, a team of qualified and trained professionals will visit and perform a detailed analysis of the building. After finding out the highly rodent-populated areas, then begins our next course of action.

What do our rat control services include?

Our rat control services are divided into two types:

  • Eradication of existing rats
  • Protection against further rodent infestation


Eradication of Existing Rats

It is a two-steps method that includes:

  • Baiting – In this method, we provide food mixed with anti-coagulant rodenticides to attract rats. It is very effective in eliminating the rodent population where the rats eat the baits and die.
  • Trapping – If baiting is not a feasible idea, we also use snap traps and glue boards to capture rats. The major benefit of trapping is that it prevents the rats from dying in a place where removing its body is particularly difficult.


Rodent Infestation Prevention– The above two methods are performed to eliminate the population of existing rats. But how to prevent further rodent infestation in your premises again? That is when you need the perfect rodent prevention plan.

We use rodent prevention products and chemicals in various places of the building like near the doors, windows, floor drains, electrical lines, cracks and holes in the walls as well as ventilators to stop rats from entering and causing panic again.


What Makes Our Rat Control Services in Kolkata, Delhi & Bangalore Special? 


Eliminating rats is not a cakewalk. It requires proper planning and professional expertise. When you hire our rat control services in Kolkata, Bangalore & Delhi, you’re assured of getting:

  • A team of highly-qualified rodent control specialists
  • Best in class pest management techniques
  • Use of only biological & natural solution with no harmful side-effects
  • Cost-effective rates
  • Check-up visits for homes, apartments, bungalows, corporate offices and other business establishments


Our services also include other house/ office pests like ants and flies which can be there for multiple reasons from the availability of food to poor drainage system. These services are available as standard treatment under general Pest Control as well and depending on infestation and attacking propensity we customise our services accordingly.

Want to know more about our rat control services? Give us a call today.