Pest Ex

Pest Ex

Rodent Control

Expert rodent proofing, prevention, monitoring and treatment
Teesside | Durham | Tyne & Wear | North Yorkshire

Rats and mice are probably the most common types of infestation, and so our team are experts in rodent control. Mice and rats are attracted to areas of human activity, because residential and commercial properties are excellent sources of food and shelter. The damage and harm that pests such as these can do to homes and businesses includes:

  • gnawing pipes, floorboards, furniture, electrical wiring, etc.
  • stealing and contaminating food in storage
  • transmitting harmful diseases to humans
  • harm to your reputation

Rodents have neophobia, meaning they are wary of new objects and surrounding. This can make getting rid of rats and mice difficult without professional know-how. For safe and effective rodent removal, always contact a pest control professional.

To find out more about our services, continue reading below. If, however, you require urgent help with rats or mice, please contact us today for a free consultation.

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Our Services Include

Rodent ID

Pest Ex provide full site surveys to identify pest activity and the source of problems, harbourages and access points for rodent activity. Our in depth knowledge, training and experience gives us the skills to control your problem and help prevent any future problems.


Pest Ex can provide a tailored treatment plan to work with your site and the environment to control and prevent rodent activity. Live trapping, trapping, rodenticidal treatments & more.


Pest Ex can help with any issues discovered during the survey and help protect your property against rodents and help deter pests such as these from being attracted to your property. This can take the form of sealing/blocking holes, sealing apertures, removing rodent droppings, cleaning and decontaminating.


By developing a bespoke integrated pest management plan, Pest Ex can protect you against pests before they become an issue. This service will be tailored to your specific needs and provides a no hassle, stress-free way to manage pest risks.

Do you have an issue with a specific rodent? Click below on our rogue’s gallery to find out more information.


1. Rats carry at least 60 communicable diseases, including Hantavirus, leptospirosis, typhus and meningitis.

2. Rats can tread water for three days and survive being flushed down a toilet. Worse, they can return to the building they were ‘flushed’ from via the same route.

3. Rats can chew through electrical wires, cinderblocks and even lead pipes with their razor sharp teeth

4. A rat’s teeth grow five inches a year, only maintained by continuous grinding and gnawing to keep from outgrowing the rat’s mouth

5. Rats eat their own feces for nutritional value


1. Mice are just as likely to carry diseases and infections as rats. Often these diseases will stem from the ‘passengers’ that like to latch onto them, such as specific strains of fleas and lice

2. They’re incredibly industrious when it comes to finding a way in to your home. Their skeletal structure allows them to squeeze through tiny spaces

3. Mice will chew and eat through anything. They especially love grains and can make their way through a box of cereal or crackers without much effort.

4. Mice can breed year-round with one female able to produce five to 10 litters per year. A family of six mice can multiply into 60 over the course of three months.

5. Mice love chewing on wires and when they are in your walls and loft!


1. The UK Forestry Commission estimates grey squirrels causes £6-10 million damage to British forestry per year.

2. The grey squirrel, here in Britain and Europe, is classed as an Invasive Alien Species (IAS) and is recognised as being in the top 100 worst such species in the world.

3. Because grey squirrels are an invasive pest species, it is against the law to re-release a grey squirrel if it’s been caught alive, per the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. That means a professional pest controller is legally obliged to dispatch any grey squirrel they catch alive.

4. Many scientific studies show that the major contributing factor for the decline of the red squirrel is the introduction of its grey cousin. As well as the competition for shelter and food, grey squirrels can transmit the squirrelpox virus to red squirrels.

5. Once a red squirrel has squirrelpox, it’ll usually die of dehydration within 2 weeks. The grey squirrel can carry the disease, but their health is unaffected.

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