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I smell a rat!
As rat numbers increase alongside a decrease in local authority pest control budgets, it is essential that surveyors and property managers alike can identify and prevent rat infestation. If left unchecked, rats can cause significant damage to a property and in some instances be the cause of serious fires, as well as being a serious risk to health and safety. This paper will explain how to spot the tell-tale signs of a rat problem within the broader context of a rat's habitat and behaviour, and go on to give recommendations regarding deterrent and prevention measures from good housekeeping and building management through to trapping and poison options.
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CitationCarroll, Spencer (2012, October 1). I smell a rat!. In the Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation, Volume 1, Issue 3.