We place poison in secure tamper-resistant bait stations and hide these from sight where necessary so that children and pets cannot access them.
If you don't want the problem treated with poison the only alternative is to use break-back traps yourself, although this method is known not to be very successful. Despite popular belief, having a cat will not solve the problem.
We do not ask that you do anything specific to prepare for our visit to treat but it would be sensible to follow the hygiene advice below. Don't carry out any repairs or proofing work until after the treatment is complete
If a rat dies in an inaccessible place there may be a bad smell for a few days. If this happens we can use a product to mask the odour.
Once the problem has been treated you should repair any external defects to the property that could give the rats access.
Is the poison dangerous to pets or children?
In the unlikely event that a child or pet eats the poison, the poison we use works in proportion to body weight and would need to be consumed over a number days to reach a harmful amount. This is unlikely to happen as the poison contain a human taste deterrent. When the member of staff calls, they will leave behind a poison note explaining what you should do in the unlikely event of an incident.