Rat invasion: Number of rodents surges during coronavirus lockdown

Rat and mice activity is surging during the coronavirus lockdown.

Following on from our previous blog on April 2nd, we have noticed increased rat and mouse activity around the Midland areas.  Normally at this time of year our rodent call outs decrease because with finer weather, rodents head outdoors. Now with empty buildings they are quite happy to stay indoors and avail of the free B & B.

By nature, rats will also try to avoid humans directly and so, with less of us walking the streets, they may be getting a little bolder and possibly be seen in areas they normally wouldn’t.”

Rodents can multiply rapidly if they are not managed.

In these unprecedented times, we need to ensure that effective pest management is implemented.

A survey by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) found an increase of 51% in rat activity and 41% in mice activity.

Rodents and many other pests carry and transmit diseases and can breed at an alarming rate if left unattended. When carrying out checks on your unoccupied buildings, make sure you include a pest control inspection. Nothing worse than arriving back to your business after lockdown to discover a rat or mouse infestation, or worse, damage caused by them.

During the shutdown, Lambert Group is working hard to protect key areas including healthcare environments such as hospitals, the food manufacturing industry, and farms too.

If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us on 044 9355985 so we can give you peace of mind.  #theratman