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Get rid of rats without poison, Dorset & Somerset

Get rid of rodents without poisonRats and mice are never good news – they spread disease, can cause damage and fires through gnawing and if spotted on business premises, can cause untold reputational damage. If you would like to get rid of rodents without poison, the best defence against rats and mice is to take a prevention-first approach.

Helliar Pest control – take a prevention-first approach

Remove access

The first line of defence against rats is to close off all points of access.

Rats and mice only need a very small gap to gain entrance. Make sure there are no holes or openings in roofs, doors or walls. With years of experience preventing rats from getting into properties, we can help you identify any spots where they may get in.


Next, make the environment less inviting to rodents by keeping it scrupulously clean and tidy. This means all rodent activity can be spotted immediately and thery have nowhere to hide.

Remove all sources of food, take away food scraps and make sure all bins are secure. Finally restrict access to water. Make your premises a difficult place for rodents to live!


To get rid of rodents without the use of poisons, you’ll need to do some homework! Get to know the signs that rats and mice are in the area. These will include:

  • Scent of rodents
  • What their droppings look like
  • Evidence of gnawing
  • Spoiled food
  • Unusual noises
  • Nesting material

Again this is something that we can help with if needed.


The final line of defence against rats and mice (without using poisons) is traps. Combined with the right expertise, these can be very effective in most situations.

Need help keeping rodents at bay?

We have over 25 years’ experience at pest control and removal across Somerset and Dorset. Get in touch for friendly advice and a no-obligation quote.

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