Get a rat control service in 4 simple steps
Rat Control Prices
|Service Type||Studio/1 bed||2 bed property||3 bed property|
|Rats in the garden + Gardening (2 gardeners for 1 hour)||£176 + £49||£219 + £61|
For treatment of rats in the garden the price is £219.
The price rates are only valid for residential properties.
The prices are not affected by any extra fees besides parking and congestion (where applicable).
*The 2 visits treatment is comprised of 1 main visit and 1 follow-up visit, carried out over the course of 1 month. Note that the follow-up visit is only done at your request.
**The complete treatment features 1 major visit and 2 extra follow-up visits, carried out over the course of 3 months. Note that any follow-up visits are only done at your request.
£30 additional charge on all night jobs (night job is considered between 8pm and 5am appointment time).
Join the Fantastic Club and get:
- Save over £400 a year with our preferential domestic cleaning rates.
- Book all other 25+ Fantastic services with up to 20% OFF.
- Get access to member-only slots and exclusive deals with up to 40% discount.
- Cancel or reschedule your services at any time, without any fees.
- Currently, we don't provide members rates for Birmingham.
T&C and Minimum call out charges apply. When we calculate the price, we also take into consideration the area's dimensions and the time of the appointment. All prices and deals are valid for areas within M25. Congestion charges are excluded (when applicable). Note that prices may vary for areas outside of M25, call in for more details on your location.
This is how we handle the rat removal process
To put it simply, there are 3 main aspects of the way we approach rat control. Please note that the service is not hourly-based, which means that the pest controller will stay for as long as necessary until everything is done and meets our fantastic quality standard. It all starts with...
- Property inspection
- Blocking the access
- Placing baits
This is an essential part of the service. Basically, the technician will carefully inspect the place in order to pinpoint all the holes and cavities that the rodents are using as entry/exit points. Also, he will make sure to notify you in case he finds serious damage caused by the rats.
The idea is to cut the indoor access. That is why the London rat exterminator will block all rodent-size holes and cavities using expanding foam, sealants, and wool wire. Please keep in mind that this applies for rat-sized holes only. Anything larger should be handled by a handyman instead.
When all entry points are sealed, there might be rats trapped inside the property. That is why the technician will place baits at key locations in order to capture the remaining troublemakers.
What to do before the rat exterminator arrives
To enjoy a quick and efficient rat control service, consider taking a few measures, such as:
- Empty all rubbish bins;
- Dispose of any pest chemicals or traps before the technician arrives.
Best practices to prevent rat infestations:
- Regularly empty all rubbish bins around the house and keep them clean;
- Keep your garden well-trimmed and clear of rubbish piles;
- Keep food tightly sealed and avoid spreading any in storage spaces;
Contacting Fantastic Pest Control comes with many benefits
When the rats storm your property by surprise, we are always standing by to help you by offering workday, weekend, and bank holiday appointments, as well as emergency treatments done within an hour. In addition, we offer quite a few other benefits to our customers, including:
Trained and vetted experts
Extra visits free of charge
Covering the entirety of M25 and beyond
Safe pest control products
Each operative has passed a Safe Use of Pesticides course and arrives fully equipped.
Upon request, we can dispatch a discreetly branded van to keep your reputation intact.
Get up to two post-treatment visits for free when you schedule a guaranteed rat or mice control in London.
Receive regular, same-day or even an emergency treatment if your property is located in M25. For other areas in the area coverage, get in touch by phone for additional information.
All pesticides are meeting the COSHH standards.
Frequently asked questions
Q: How can I stop rats from entering my home?
A: There are all sorts of things that you can do against infestation from rats. For example, never let your garden become overgrown. Also, make sure that you don't leave food exposed overnight. And if there are any evident entrances that the rats can use, then consider what can be done about them.
Q: Can rats climb?
A: Rats are incredibly acrobatic and proficient at climbing. For instance, black rats can easily climb up vertical surfaces. Therefore, they are able to reach higher areas of a property, such as the attic. Brown rats are also good at climbing, but they prefer to dig their burrows near garages, garden sheds, and walls.
Q: How long does it take for the treatment to take effect?
A: It depends on the size of the rats and how often they will eat from the baits that were placed by the technician. We can't say for sure, really. They need to eat from the product at least 2 or 3 times in order to become affected.
Q: The rats keep appearing even after the cavities were blocked. What can be done?
A: If this is indeed the case, then the technician will return to treat your property with a powerful rat-repelling product. Don't worry about it. No matter how persistent they are, we will be able to find a safe and effective solution.
Q: How can I keep the rats away from my garden?
A: First of all, is your garden overgrown? Does it provide access to food and shelter for the rats? Consider these aspects first. On the other hand, you can resort to planting some mint, which is a natural rat repellent. If this doesn't help, then you might want to resort to baits and traps instead.
Q: Is there a way to naturally get rid of rats without using any poison?
A: There are a few things that you can try. Applying oils, such as pepper or peppermint near at the affected areas might help. Growing spearmint or daffodils indoors is also considered helpful. However, keep in mind that your best bet is to have any cavities and entrances physically blocked.