Utility Wolf is a pest control and proofing company, providing a comprehensive service for domestic and business premises.
From rat pest prevention to protection to the removal and elimination of rat pests. We offer professional, technical support for all your rat pest control requirements, 7 days a week in London and the home counties in areas such as Banstead, Bookham, Brockham, Burgh Heath, Carshalton, Cheam, Clapham, Crystal Palace, Epsom, Dorking, Kingswood, Reigate, Streatham, Sutton and Wallington. Proofing for the prevention of pest ingress to properties includes netting and meshing, these measures also include the repair of structural and electrical cable damage.
The rat has plagued humans for thousands of years - the rat flea was responsible for the Black Death. There are two species of rat in Britain, Rattus norvegicus which is commonly known as the Brown Rat and Rattus rattus which has the common names Black Rat or Ship Rat.
The Brown Rat is the larger, often weighing over half a kilo and measuring about 23cm, without counting the tail. It has a blunt muzzle, small hair-covered ears and a tail that is shorter than its body length. The Black Rat weighs only half as much and is slightly shorter. It has a pointed muzzle, large, almost hairless ears, a more slender body and a long thin tail that is longer than its body.
The Brown Rat is the common species and stays near ground level. The Black Rat still occurs in seaport towns and is a more agile climber, often entering the upper floors of buildings. It is possible to identify the species present from the different shaped droppings, footprints in dust (the Brown Rat is flat footed, the Black Rat runs on its toes) and presence of tail swipes. In towns, Brown Rats often live in sewers but in the countryside there is a constant background population in fields and hedges.
Both species breed rapidly and become sexually mature in about three months. Each female may produce from three to 12 litters of between six and eight young in a year.
Brown rats will burrow underground or into suitably soft material to make a nest. Refuse tips, loose soil under sheds and earth banks are all likely sites and chewed paper, straw or insulation material may be incorporated as nest material. The young are born blind, helpless and naked and depend on their mother for food for about three weeks before they are sufficiently developed to take solid food.
Rats, like mice, need to gnaw to keep their constantly growing incisor teeth worn down. They damage woodwork, plastic and lead pipes and will sometimes strip insulation from electrical cables by their gnawing. Rats will hoard food for future consumption and numerous cases of theft have been found to be the work of rats. They feed mostly at night and an average rat will eat 50g of food a day.
Creatures of habit, rats leave regular runs to and from feeding areas. They can be a menace to poultry, eating eggs, chicks and animal feed.
They are also capable of spreading many diseases from their filthy surroundings in sewers or refuse tips and can transmit food poisoning, Weils disease (from which about ten people and a number of dogs die each year in the UK), murine typhus, rat bite fever, trichinosis and other diseases. They are probable carriers of foot and mouth disease on farms. They contaminate more food than they consume and their urine can pollute stagnant water.
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Membership, training and registration is an on-going process ensuring compliance with all appropriate legislation. Such knowledge and training enables the correct identification the pests and their life cycle before the best treatment can be undertaken.
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I came across a book lice infestation in my new kitchen. I called Nathan who came the same day after his work to investigate. I was very pleased with Nathans advice and professional attitude and he took time to work out the problem and took samples home for further investigation. He called me the very next day with more useful advice and recommendation. I would definitely recommend Nathans services to anyone facing a similar issue.
Nathan was excellent, he was prompt, in fact, he was early, he was very professional, courteous and helpful, he wore shoe protection, put dust sheets everywhere and did not leave a speck of dirt, in fact I think the house was cleaner when he left. I cannot recommend him enough; the price he quoted was the price I paid. I hope I don't ever have any more pigeons move in, but if I did I would defiantly call Nathan at Utility Wolf back in. Thanks.
Very pleased with the outcome, this company comes highly recommended.
VAfter a number of different companies attempted to rid us of rats from our office, this was the first company which succeeded. Very experienced and courteous staff. We would never use another company.
So pleased with Utility Wolf and the service I received from Nathan, he removed the wasps nest within no time at all! He was a fountain of knowledge and even advised me on how to further prevent other pests such as rats! He charged me a really fair price, I don't usually write reviews but I feel the need to compliment this company. Would definitely recommend this company!
I used Utility Wolf Pest Control (Nathan) to remove a mole infestation in my garden. I am very satisfied with his service. We will most definitely use him again if we need to. Thank you again Nathan!