Local Rat Control Services

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Rats are one of the most common pests we deal with across Maidstone. Unfortunately, once they enter your property, they will cause several issues, including destroying your possessions, structural damage, and placing you and your loved ones at risk of catching a dangerous disease.

If you've noticed signs of rats on your property, then time is of the essence. Left untreated, rat infestations spiral out of control quickly, so you must act fast and contact us - your local rat and pest control experts.

Here at Pest-Tech, our British Pest Control Association technicians are on hand to deliver professional rat extermination services to homes and businesses in Maidstone and the surrounding areas of Kent. Call now on 01622 296055 to book your rat treatment today.

Expert Rat Removal Services

With years of experience behind us, vast knowledge of rodent species like the brown rat and black rat, and access to professional-grade equipment, it’s no wonder we’re Maidstone’s number-one rat control company.

Here at Pest-Tech, we’ve helped hundreds of customers keep their residential and commercial properties safe from the threat of rats. Our professional pest control and rat removal services have been utilised by customers across Kent, including MedwayRochesterSevenoaks, and Tonbridge.

So, if you require rat control services in Maidstone, we’re here for you. Contact Pest-Tech at 01622 296055 or email the team at admin@pest-tech.org for advice.

rat found eating from a bird feeder in a garden in maidstone

Signs of a Rat Infestation

Rats are typically nocturnal animals who keep to themselves, so catching a glimpse of them can be tricky. The brown rat is the most common species, so while it is unlikely you will see one, you should learn to identify the brown rat.

Also, there are several telltale signs you can look out for that will help you identify a rat infestation in your home or garden.

If you’ve noticed rats in your garden, check out this video below, captured at a family home in Maidstone.

Rat Droppings

Rat droppings are distinctive and easy to identify. Rats will typically create up to 40 droppings in one day, which will spread across the problem areas of the home they are visiting. Droppings are usually dark brown, with a tapered shape that looks larger than a grain of rice.

rat droppings found in a property in maidstone, kent


Rats prefer areas of the home which are often undisturbed, like a loft or airing cupboard. These areas will collect dust, aiding in identifying a rat infestation. As rats run around these areas, they will leave behind footprints and tail marks in the dust – a telltale sign of their presence. You may find success in placing down flour in the areas you suspect are affected, then check back the next day for evidence of a rat infestation.

Gnaw Marks

Rats are rodents, which means their two front teeth will never stop growing. To manage them and prevent injuries or discomfort, rats need to gnaw on solid objects to grind them down. Unfortunately for you and your home, they will chew through whatever they can, including skirting boards, wooden beams, doors, cupboards, fascias, and electrical cables!

It’s also worth checking the exterior of your property for potential rodent entry points, which will help you understand how the pests gained access to your home in the first place.

electrical cables from a home in maidstone with visible damage caused by rats gnawing
Electrical cables with visible gnaw marks and damage – one of the most common causes of house fires in the UK every year!

Rub Marks

Rats are creatures of habit who will stick to their established routes. As they use these continuous routes, their bodies rub against walls and skirting boards, leaving distinctive dark marks and smudges wherever they go. If you’ve noticed such marks throughout your home, then it’s highly likely you have a rat infestation.


One of the most common signs of a rat infestation is noise. As rats are nocturnal animals, they tend to be most active during the early hours of the morning. Many customers we visit to help with rat removal services complain of being disturbed during the middle of the night by scratching or little footsteps on their ceilings or walls.

fridge with excessive damage caused by hungry rats, found at a home in maidstone
A destroyed fridge was found in a rat infested kitchen at a home in Maidstone. Rats had gnawed through the back of the refrigerator to access the food inside.

Not sure whether it’s rats or mice causing you problems? Check out our helpful article: What’s the Difference Between a Rat and a Mouse?

If you’ve noticed one or more of the signs listed above, then it’s highly likely that you’re suffering from the hands of a rat infestation and you need help from your local rat pest control company. Call now on 01622 296055 to book a visit, and our local technicians will be with you as soon as possible to remove your rat problem.

Commercial Rat Pest Control Services

Rat problems and businesses simply do not mix. Rat infestations cause a number of issues, including spreading Weil’s disease and structural damage to your commercial property. Rats on your business premises also place you, your staff and your customers at risk of developing serious health problems thanks to the numerous diseases they carry and pass on to humans.

commercial rat control and proofing carried out at a warehouse facility in maidstone, kent
A recent rat pest control treatment carried out at a warehouse facility in Maidstone, Kent. Where we applied expert rat proofing measures to keep the premises rat-free for years to come.

To help protect your business’s reputation, we offer discreet commercial pest control services to all types of businesses across the town of Maidstone and the surrounding areas of Kent. We’ve worked with a number of local businesses, using our expert knowledge and experience to swiftly remove their rat infestations with ease. Plus, we also offer long-term pest control contracts for businesses, providing regular callouts and annual protection from all types of pests, including rats, keeping you legally compliant and pest-free year-round.

Contact the team today at admin@pest-tech.org to organise your site survey, or call now on 01622 296055 to discuss your requirements and book your commercial rat pest control treatment today.

Emergency Rat Removals in Maidstone

When it comes to controlling rats, time is of the essence. If left untreated, rats will reproduce at rapid rates, and before you know it, your rat problem has become ten times worse. Attempting DIY rat control is rarely effective; over-the-counter poisons and treatments just aren’t strong enough to successfully remove the problem. Plus, attempting to remove the problem yourself simply places you more at risk of contracting a dangerous disease!

This is why we strongly advise against DIY rat pest control. Instead, please use our professional rat control service; we’re on hand to get rid of rats in Maidstone and Kent. Our local technicians are highly experienced in dealing with all rat species for both commercial and residential properties.

If you’ve noticed signs of rats on your property, it’s time to act. Discover the areas we cover across Maidstone and contact your local rat exterminator technician now at 01622 296055 to book your effective rat control treatment as soon as possible.

Pest-Tech are proud to have helped protect numerous homes and businesses across Maidstone and Kent from the threat of rats; please contact us today for all your rat control needs.

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