Rat Control Poole, Bournemouth, Wimborne

Rat and Mouse Control for your home

Finding a rat in your home can be unsettling, they reproduce every 6 weeks resulting in an infestation if not quickly resolved. Rats cause damage to homes by gnawing and striping materials to make nests.

Rat and mouse control in your home £90 VAT inclusive per visit within the local area Monday to Friday, weekend callouts will incur an additional charge.

We recommend a minimum of 2 visits to take care of your rat or mouse problem.

  • Local pest control experts.
  • Fast reliable service.
  • Flexible appointment times.
  • All technicians are trained, qualified and DBS checked.
  • All our vehicles are discreet, non-sign written.

Importance of Rodent Control

  • Rat urine and droppings can transmit diseases such as Weil’s disease (Leptospirosis).
  • Rodents can cause damage to your property by gnawing and burrowing on cables, pipes and brick work they also burrow under sheds, outhouses and around manhole covers.
  • Property owners have a legal obligation under the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949.
  • Rats shred materials, cardboard, household rubbish and loft insulation to make their nests.

For more information about rodents at a commercial property please look at our commercial pest services page.

Rat Blocker for your drains

Rats live and travel in public sewerage systems. If there is any damage to the pipe work system, rats can quickly and easily enter your home through the drainage system, and from there access the rest of your home.

We are the South Coast’s leading supplier of Rat Wall for domestic underground drains.

4’’ Rat Wall for £180 each.

6’’ Rat Wall for £240 each.

Prices include installation and VAT inclusive.

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Mice Removal and Control

Finding mice in your home can be very distressing. Mice can spread disease in their search for food and shelter, posing health risks, particularly in your kitchen. Mice can also breed and multiply quickly, one pair can have between five and eight litters per year. The gestation period is roughly 19-21 days and the female will give birth to a litter of between three and fourteen young.

To identify a mouse problem, you should look out for:

  • Mouse droppings are often widespread measuring approx 3 to 6mm long, cylindrical with rounded ends.
  • Smear marks when a mouse constantly travels in and out of an area will leave grease from its fur causing a dark brown/ black mark.
  • Gnawing: mice gnaw continually on materials such as wood, carpets, paper, pipe cables, and furniture.
  • Mouse noises: scratching or squeaking in walls, under stairs cupboards, lofts or other voids.
  • Nests: mice will build their nests in warm soft spaces, a sign that a nest may be near is finding shredded material.
  • Strong smell: mice urinate frequently which gives off a strong ammonia smell and urine pillars (urine mixed with grease and dirt to form mounds) may be present.
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Mouse Proofing Air Bricks

Our mouse control vents are made entirely from stainless steel. They offer a tough and effective solution when it comes to tackling mice infestations quickly. Experience has shown that rodents are able to chew through the plastic surrounds of a standard airbrick cover and access buildings this way. With this in mind, we always recommend using tougher stainless steel airbrick grills, which will be impervious to rodent attacks.

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Urban Pest Control is a Dorset Council Approved Pest Controller

As Dorset Council approved pest controllers through their Buy With Confidence Scheme you can trust us to deliver safe, effective, and professional wasp control across BCP Council and Dorset Council areas.
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Proud members of an accredited professional association, The National Pest Technicians Association keeps us up to date with the latest Standards, Techniques, products and legal requirements within the Pest Control Industry.

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When using our services feel safe in the knowledge that we are trading standards approved. The Buy With Confidence Scheme ensures our services are trusted and carried out by vetted, DBS checked technicians.



Rat control & Mouse control
£90 per visit (minimum 2 visits required )

Wasp Nest Removal
£84 with guarantee

Ant Control Treatment
£120 with 30-day guarantee.

Flea Treatment
from £150 per treatment with 30-day guarantee.

Squirrel removal & trapping
£90 per visit
2 visits required & weekend callouts may incur an additional charge

Bed Bug Removal Treatment
from £480 with 30-day guarantee.

Mole Trapping
£84 No Mole No Fee.

All Prices quoted are VAT inclusive.

More pest services available request a free quote.

Call 01202 245755

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Frequently Asked Questions for Rats & Mice:

How do I know I have a rat or mouse infestation?

Firstly, identify which rodent species that is causing you an issue, Mice are smaller than Rats and they have hair on their tails as well as having larger ears, no worries if you’re unsure our friendly technicians will use their trained eye to examine the problem and take it from there. There are other signs of a rodent infestation such as hearing scratching noises and finding droppings around the property.

What happens if I disturb a rodent nest?

If you happen to come across a rodent nest, it is best not to disturb it. In doing so it may lead the rodent to move to another area of the property such as crevices of the house leading it to cause more damage as well as a more challenging infestation to resolve. A rat nest may hold a litter of six – eight pups, they can reproduce every six weeks! Mice can have between 5-10 litter per year and each litter can have up to an average of 6 pups although this can vary and occasionally be double the size!

Are rats and mice dangerous?

Rats and mice are known to transmit many diseases such as Weil’s disease (Leptospirosis). hantavirus, salmonella, and Listeria. They can also carry up to 200 human pathogens which spread through their urine and then by walking over food and surfaces. Rodents can also be dangerous to our premises by causing damage to buildings too. Mice continuously gnaw due to their constantly growing teeth, damaging marks will often be on wood, carpets, pipes and electrical cables. Rodents cause damage to homes through gnawing, especially roof insulation, plaster boards, water pipes and electric wires, which is normally the cause of power cuts or water leaks. Both Rats and mice prefer dark, warm spaces to make their nests, these will usually be made from items within reach, normally piles of shredded materials, cardboard, loft insulation and soft household rubbish.

Can I get rid of rodents myself?

There are many DIY products available in hardware store and garden centres however A professional pest controller which is qualified to RSPH level 2 in pest management will have access to use professional rodenticides which contain a higher concentrate of active ingredient and will have the knowledge to identify harbourage points, offer solutions to solve the rodent problems.

How long does it take to get rid of rats/mice?

This Depends on your situation and how big the infestation is, we recommend you start with 2 visits for a rodent infestation each at least a week apart but occasionally you may need more visits, our qualified technicians will identify harbourage points and recommend treatment if more is required and how to prevent rodents from entering buildings in the future.

Do you come back to check the have gone?

Yes! we have a legal requirement to check Rodenticide at the end of each treatment and to remove our bait stations once we are satisfied no further treatment is required. However, this is not a guarantee that a neighbouring infestation may not take up residency in the future.

We can resolve all your rodent issues call us on:

01202 245755

Urban Pest Control offers rat and mouse control across Dorset and Hampshire including: Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Wimborne, Wareham, Swanage, Weymouth, Dorchester, Blandford, Ferndown, Verwood, Ringwood, Fordingbridge and all surrounding areas.



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