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What Does A Rodent Inspection Cost & Include?
Pest control inspections in Bristol start at just £78.00 for visual inspections that don’t require tools or other equipment and include a summary report with invoice and photos where pertinent to the report. In cases where we travel outside Bristol, the inspection fees start at £95.00. Structural inspections requiring tools and associated specialist equipment are quoted for and charged on a case by case basis.
Court and Legal Reports
Because of our expertise in this area of pest control we are regularly asked to step in and provide detailed reports for inclusion in court and legal proceedings. These documents require a great deal of time to compile and publish so our charges for this kind of report start at £249.00.
What Does A Rodent Inspection Look At?
Pest control inspections are an opportunity to quickly assess the scale of a rodent problem. This process can last minutes in a small property or hours in a very large property but is essential prior to any rat control treatment.
When it comes to dealing with rodents, our clinical experience comes into its own. We always follow a medical-style procedure for assessing a rodent problem. This might sound strange, but as you are about to learn, this unique method of inspection works very well.
Every pest problem has a history or story behind it, and the history is our entry point into your world and that of the rodents you’re being pestered by.
A good history makes a huge difference to the outcome of a pest problem. It saves us a great deal of time and very often saves you a great deal of money.
Knowing what questions to ask only comes with direct experience of rodents. We cross-match the information you give us with the hundreds of other customer jobs to distil a treatment pathway that leads you towards a permanent solution and not just a treatment.
This part of our rodent inspection process will help us build a picture of the scale and complexity of your rodent problems. Piece by piece, we will begin to build a picture from the jigsaw of information.
The initial examination of your property is always a visual one. Occasionally we need to carry out structural or drain investigations, and the work required to do this will always be quoted separately, and be completed at another time when we have a team on-site to complete it.
Where it is required by the history, we will try and take a look into your drain inspection points for signs of activity.
Sometimes these inspection points are concealed beneath floors, concrete and paving, so require a more robust structural inspection and possibly special equipment.
Where easy and safe access is available we may also decide it is necessary to check in your loft, crawl spaces and cellars etc.
Should an additional investigation be required that might include drain surveys or inspection holes to be cut in walls, floors and ceilings etc, then our specialist teams are on hand to tackle this as required as part of a separate structural survey.
Once the inspection process is complete and all the evidence is to hand, we can make a diagnosis. The diagnosis means we have identified what we believe is the root cause of your rodent problem.
Now we can solve it!
What happens after proofing and repairs are complete?
We always recommend that a period of monitoring using bait is carried out after we complete any work to test the patency of any measures we have implemented. This will normally last around four weeks because rats can live for about a week without water or four weeks in the absence of a reliable source of safe nutrition.
What happens if they come back?
Although our success in this area is exceptional, there will always be the chance that the initial inspection, treatment and remediation activities will miss additional, well-concealed vulnerabilities in your property.
It’s very common to inspect properties that have been subject to decades of rodent activity and many different DIY and professional repairs that regularly make our job far more difficult.
Concrete, wire, glass, cement, rubble, expanding foam and sealants of every description cover, conceal and in some cases actually support rodent activity by reducing our access to entry points, inspection points and drains.
Every remedial activity we carry out will serve to disrupt, close down or eliminate areas of territory that rodent populations will be capable of exploiting. This makes it easier for us to tackle them as we move forward.