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Rats & Mice

Are you having trouble with Rats and Mice? You need vermin control from N.W.D.S Pest Control.

Rat and mice extermination and removal using the latest second-generation baits and poison to exterminate this type of vermin.


The common rat, Rattus Norvegicus, also known as the brown rat, is the most common species.

Dropping is a good indication of the size of the problem, rats can produce up to 40 droppings per day. The droppings can also indicate the species of the rodents. Rat droppings are spindle-shaped and average 3mm in length. Fresh droppings appear soft and shiny, depending on the environmental conditions they will become hard and dull. Droppings can be located in corners, under kitchen cabinets, lofts and between floorboards.

Damage is another way to indicate you have a rodent present. Partially eaten, spilt or damaged packaging are signs of rodents gnawing. It is quite possible to identify from gnawing if it is from a rat as the grooves between the biting in the object should be approximately 2mm apart.

Sighting is the surest sign of an infestation and should enable identification.

Danger Signs

  • Rats are widespread and can be found anywhere offering shelter and food.
  • Rats are efficient burrowers forming holes which average 100mm in diameter.
  • Occasionally a complicated tunnel system with several openings is produced.


The house mouse (also known as Mus Domesticus) is the most common species found in Swindon. Field mice can also enter houses in the late autumn when conditions get colder.

Danger Signs

  • Sighting is the surest sign of an infestation and may enable positive identification of the species. A fresh dead mice body is normally an indication of an active infestation.
  • Hearing scrabbling or scratching noises coming from the lost, walls or under the flooring can be a good indication you have a mouse problem.
  • Quite often birds nesting in the springtime can be mistaken for a mouse problem. A good way of telling the difference is that birds tend to be more active from dawn to dusk and mice are more active from dusk to dawn. Noises from birds are normally only heard around the edges of the loft and usually from the same area. If you have mice in the loft, the noises can be heard from any area, as the mice are quite at home in the dark.
  • Other signs of mice would be finding their droppings. Mouse droppings are black to brown and resemble grains of rice. Another indication is the damage they cause by their gnawing.

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