We understood that it was likely that Mr V of Islington, N1 could have a rat infestation in his storeroom, and with the country in the middle of a pandemic it was obvious that they had sought shelter, looking for a food source. It was imperative to attend the site as soon as possible, as an infestation of rats needs to be dealt with quickly to bring the situation under control. It was arranged with Mr V that we would attend the same morning of his initial call.
On the technician’s arrival at the shop, it was immediately discovered from the strong odour in the storeroom that it was a rat infestation. The storage racks and floor area were full of rat droppings and it was quickly established the rats were gaining entry through a gap in an air brick straight into the basement storeroom.
To resolve the rat infestation, it meant a two-pronged attack, firstly to bait the storeroom area to eradicate any rats within the basement. Secondly to bait the shop floor area to ensure that the infestation was contained to the storeroom, so that the rats didn’t cause any further damage upstairs on the shop floor. The baiting of all areas was carried out that day and an appointment was made to return a few days later to check on progress.
On the initial return visit Mr V reported they had been no issues within the shop floor, but he had waited for us to check the storeroom. On inspection of the bait boxes in the storeroom, we found nine rats, which were removed from the property. The bait boxes were then re-baited, we then repaired the damaged air brick to ensure no further access could be gained, and again we arranged to revisit a few days later. On our final visit we again checked the storeroom and was pleased to inform Mr V that no further rat activity was found, and that the infestation had been bought under control.