Rat infestations can have a serious impact on your personal wellbeing. With professional treatment, it is possible to get rid of them. 

Book a treatment  

Telephone: 020 8489 1000

  • Monday - 9am to 5pm 
  • Tuesday - 9am to 5pm 
  • Wednesday - 10am to 5pm 
  • Thursday - 9am to 5pm 
  • Friday - 9am to 5pm 

A pest control officer may be able to visit the same week you make a booking.  

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Cost of treatment  

The fee depends on whether you:

  • receive benefits or not
  • are a Homes for Haringey tenant

Please see our full list of charges.

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Treatment process

Treatment is carried out by one of our pest control officers. 

The treatment we use is professional-grade poison.

We will make 3 visits to check on progress and lay down new poison. 

What we will do during treatment 

We will visit your home and: 

  • discuss the treatment with you 
  • put down bait 
  • give you advice on how to stop rats from infesting your home 

Treatment can be carried out: 

  • under floors (if access is given) 
  • in the kitchen 
  • in lofts (if access is given and safe to do so) 
  • in the garden 

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Signs of a rat problem 

If you think you might have a rat problem, look out for these signs: 

  • scratching noises in the walls or ceilings  
  • seeing dark, tapered droppings about 10-14mm long  
  • smelling an ammonia-like smell, particularly strong in areas such as under cupboards 
  • finding damage where rats have used their teeth to chew on wood, plastic and cables  
  • finding nests with shredded material such as newspaper and fabrics, often hidden behind a fridge or under garden decking 
  • finding ripped food packaging which may show signs of teeth marks  
  • seeing burrows, especially in compost heaps or under sheds  

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Damage from rats 

Inside or outside your home, rats expose you to health risks and can cause damage to your property. Rats cause problems by: 

  • spreading diseases and infections 
  • chewing wooden fittings, lead pipes and electrical cables 
  • undermining property foundations and causing damage to drainage systems 

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Telephone: 020 8489 1000

  • Monday - 9am to 5pm 
  • Tuesday - 9am to 5pm 
  • Wednesday - 10am to 5pm 
  • Thursday - 9am to 5pm 
  • Friday - 9am to 5pm

Pest Control Team - Environment and Neighbourhoods 
Level 1 North - River Park House 
225 High Road 
London, N22 8HQ 

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Page last updated:

October 24, 2022

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