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Rats Removal Service in West Lothian & Throughout Scotland

Signs of Rats

When encountering rats in a domestic environment, you may come across signs such as:

  • Chewed or shredded
  • Excrement around a similar size to a raisin
  • Scratching noises coming from under floor board, inside cavity walls and loft space
  • Smear marks caused by the grease and dirt on the rat’s fur, light/dark brown depending on how often track is used
  • Burrow holes found outside usually 6 – 13cm in diameter
  • Chewed piping and electrical cables

Problems Caused by Rats

Rats can be a big problem for businesses as well as in domestic situations. Rats are a public health problem and a rat infestation does not look good on a business from a customer or investors point of view.   Rats carry an array of diseases one in particular is Weil’s disease, which is highly contagious as well as being potentially fatal if not treated with a course of antibiotics prescribed by a doctor straight away.   Weil’s disease is transmitted through the urine of rats and is transmitted through water or damp environment, or the rat itself.   Rats can damage the very fabric of your building in many ways; as they are a rodent they have to gnaw to keep their incisors in check and this on occasion means that they have chewed through electric cables, which is potentially a fire hazard in the home and work place.

What can you do to get rid of Rats?

Prevention – whether in a domestic or in an industrial situation prevention is always better than cure.  Rats need certain things to live; a food source, water and somewhere to make a nest.   Removing these will help to get rid of rats.  Having rubbish lying around will give harbourage (somewhere to hide/nest) but also will usually be a good source of food.   Keeping tidy premises/garden means they will be exposed to predators while foraging.


Eliminate Limited has a multitude of ways to tackle this ever present voracious rodent. Depending on its habitat Eliminate has the knowledge and understanding to eradicate this distressing problem, being not only discreet but also using the highest quality and most successful methods to eradicate your problem. Eliminate Ltd offers a Rat Removal Service in West Lothian & Throughout Scotland.

Species Identification

The Norwegian/brown rat as it is commonly known is a large rodent with a body size of up to 25 cm with a tail almost as long as their body and weighing up to 350 grams.  They commonly have brownish fur but can have many different colour morphs. They are highly adaptable omnivores and are one of the most successful animals on the planet.   The brown rats adaptable nature has allowed it to colonise cities and rural environments throughout Scotland.   This has led to rats in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Falkirk and all the other cities in central Scotland.

Our Technicians are highly trained to RSPH level 2 as a minimum.  We are constantly striving to become the best in our field of expertise keeping up-to-date with all current training and legislation. We specialize in many areas of pest control, having unique insight into how certain species will react to a set of circumstances. This means that we can often find an alternative method to eliminate any pest problems on your premises.

Our team of Technicians will always get back to you within 24 hours. We understand the distress pests can cause as well as the financial damage they can cause on business premises. We will do our utmost to keep this to a minimum.

Eliminate strive for the highest standards of health and safety and as such is a safe contractor. We have our own Health and Safety policy and are CHAS certified.

A full risk assessment will be carried out on your premises before we begin any work.  The Risk Assessment and Method Statement will be provided with a copy of Insurance, relevant Training Certificates and a COSHH Report before treatments or proofing start on site.


Fast, friendly, professional and efficient! Wasps were gone from our loft in a couple of days. Distance no object (all the way to Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire). Fully recommend Ian and his team.

Debbie Cheyne

We had a problem with a squirrel trying to take over a stable block. Called Eliminate who provided a great service – turned up on time, no fuss and got the job done.

Michelle Coyle

Fast, professional and none of the usual nonsense you seem to get so often from contractors. 150 year old house with a resident rodent issue quickly resolved – won’t hesitate to call back when I want the 17 wasps’ nests taken out of the loft.

Tony Knoble

I would highly recommend Ian at Eliminate he helped me get rid of some wasps causing me grief at home. Very helpful and easy to deal with.

Robert Kirk

Thanks for your services in getting rid of these pesky wasps. Your staff were very professional and polite at all times.They were there within an hour of me phoning you. Excellent service.

Graeme Fross