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If you suspect rats have infested your home, it’s essential to contact us straight away. Rats can cause extensive problems internally and externally due to the diseases they carry and the damage they cause to infrastructure. Some of the benefits of using Vermicure’s rat removal service include:

  • Prompt Response: Shorter waiting times than Leeds and Wakefield council
  • Expert Support: Fully qualified and insured to remove rats from your property
  • Safe And Effective: Non-toxic, pet-friendly extermination methods are available

We’ve dealt with rat infestations for many years and understand the behaviour and characteristics of these pesky rodents. Our professional rat removal service is available across Wakefield, Doncaster and Leeds to ensure your home is rat-free in no time.

Kieran And Lakeland Terrier Providing Rat Control

How We Remove Rats From Your Property

Operating across Wakefield, Leeds and all surrounding areas, our aim is to leave your home free from rats in just three visits. Using our extensive knowledge of trap placements and strong understanding of rat behaviour, we can eliminate infestations before they get out of control. Dealing with rats in your home or business can be distressing, which is why Vermicure work hard to promptly deal with the issue.

On our first visit, we’ll identify any ingress (entry) points used by rats to enter your property. Rats typically use pipes, drainage, air vents and other holes in walls to enter your home, so it’s essential to rodent-proof these areas quickly. Once we’ve done that, we will work on capturing and eliminating rats in your space and offering support to help you ensure they don’t return.

Our Rat Removal Process



First, we’ll locate where rats are gaining entry into your property and mark it for rodent-proofing once the problem is resolved. Rats are sometimes mistaken for mice or even squirrels if you haven’t actually seen them. We’ll make sure we know what’s in your home and discuss the best way to treat the infestation.



Next, we’ll begin our treatment process. This involves rodenticides (poisons) and traps to eliminate the problem. Our treatments are non-toxic and humane, so we don’t cause any unnecessary suffering.



We’ll keep an eye on our treatment techniques using rodent activation cameras to ensure rats are not avoiding them. In addition, cameras allow us to alter our strategy if needed so that we can ensure the pests are gone for good.



With three visits, we’ll be able to exterminate your rat infestation. However, we can attend your property as often as needed to ensure the problem is gone for good- please be aware they might be an additional charge for further visits.

Jason Plant
Jason Plant
Super efficient, friendly and very knowledgeable. Explained things all throughout and very thorough to eradicate pests as quickly as possible.
Adam Reynolds
Adam Reynolds
Huge wasps nest to be removed! Called- and attended job straight into action removed the beasts! Great friendly and affordable! Highly recommend.
Jazmine Allen
Jazmine Allen
I couldn't be more pleased with the service I received from Vermicure Pest Control for dealing with a bees nest. They were incredibly prompt and exceptionally courteous. Most importantly, they did an outstanding job in safely removing the nest without causing any harm to the bees. I highly recommend Vermicure for anyone in need of efficient and professional pest control services.
Alex C
Alex C
Brilliant service by a very professional team, yet still keeping the cost low. Came out at short notice. Very comforting to see some trades you can still trust. 10/10
Margaret “Mags” Tasker
Margaret “Mags” Tasker
Brilliant turned up in less than 24 hours and sorted out troublesome wasps 👍
david padwell
david padwell
Very good service
Danny Garside
Danny Garside
Great service from Kieran, quick to respond to our problem, very thorough and put our minds at ease. Would highly recommend and will definitely use Vermicure again should we have any other problems. Thanks again.
Siraj Mahmood
Siraj Mahmood
Such a great quick and easy experience 10/10 came under the expected delivery time and took no payment at all for the service
Tammy Majchrzak
Tammy Majchrzak
Fantastic service. Keiran is the rat man for sure. Very thorough, professional and knowledgeable. I have used other similar services in the past but he is the best. He sorted out a long standing Rat issue at our property. I wouldn’t hesitate to book him again. Thank you Keiran.
Helen Thomas
Helen Thomas
I would definitely recommend using these services. They were so informative, friendly and wouldn’t stop until the problem had been solved. Quick to reply and there if you needed them in between visits. Thank you.

Why You Need To Deal With Rat Problems Quickly

Having rats living on your property is extremely dangerous and damaging. Brown rats and black rats are found in the UK, and both bring with them a variety of issues. Rats constantly need to gnaw as their teeth constantly grow. As such, they often chew through wires and furnishings in a bid to keep their teeth short. This can cause extreme destruction, and we often find electrical cables that have been gnawed on, causing severe fire hazards. Furthermore, rats carry a range of diseases that can cause you and your loved ones to become ill, including:

  • Hantavirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Salmonella
  • Tularmia

Unfortunately, these diseases and others can spread rapidly as rats breed fast and can quickly take over your space. For that reason, if you notice rats in your garden, home or business, you should seek our rat removal service as soon as possible. Call us directly on 07951 157254 or email us at for a rat control quote.

Our Commercial Rat Control Services

It’s not just homes that need protection from rats: businesses also need to deal with any pest problem promptly. Rats are particularly bothersome for businesses and can cause significant damage to your reputation. A single rat sighting can wreak havoc. They also pose health risks for service users. Thankfully, Vermicure provides 24/7 commercial rat control services to protect your business. We’ve worked with warehouses, food premises, offices, and agricultural lands to prevent the risks associated with rats. Rats are known to contaminate food and cause structural damage to property, so working fast to eradicate rats is key for your business.

As well as dealing with individual infestations, we also offer a proactive, cost-effective monthly contract to stop the spread of diseases, damage to your stock and any risk of a business closure. Our rat treatment plan will keep your premises rodent-free and give you peace of mind. With comprehensive insurance, qualifications and experience in providing commercial rat control in Leeds, we can ensure your business is legally compliant with all potential rat issues.

Vermicure van in a commercial building

Common Signs of Rats

Rats are one of the most destructive pest problems most property owners will ever encounter. They can eat through solid structures and cause damage throughout your space. To control rats effectively and limit the harm they can cause, you need to identify the problem quickly and call in a pest control service like ours.

If you’re unsure if rats have infested your property, there are a few tell-tale signs you can look out for:

  • Rat Sightings: The obvious sign of rats is if you see one running around. If this is the case, please call us immediately and tell us as many details as possible about where you saw the rat. Just one rat might be hard to spot and identify, so always contact us as soon as possible.
  • Noises: Rats like to run and can be noisy, especially when they are trying to gain entry or find nesting materials. You may hear rats running through your cavity walls, making a nest using loft insulation or scratching and gawing at material.
  • Rat Droppings: If you see small, dark brown cylinders, then these could be rat faeces. These deposits are one of the ways rats spread diseases, so make sure you use the right protective gear to clean them, and if in doubt, discuss the issue with your Vermicure pest controller.
  • Gnawing Damage: Rats’ teeth are constantly growing, so they need to gnaw them down. Unfortunately, this means that your property is likely to have damage caused to it as the rats gnaw your furniture, wires and fixtures. You may also see signs of rat damage on food products in your kitchen. Bite marks and small holes around your property are signs that rats have managed to gain access.
  • Smear Marks: Rat fur contains tons of grease and grime, and they often rub this on properties to mark their territory. When they navigate around your home and squeeze through ingress points, their bodies rub against the hole, causing dark tinges. If you’ve noticed a hole you suspect a rat is using, look for dark marks around it.

Rats are incredibly adaptable and born survivors, making them hard to remove without the experience of a professional rat catcher. Our team are highly trained to exterminate rats and can help get your home free from the issues rats cause you and your family.

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