Rat Pest Control

Get a quote
Rats and Mice

Need your rat problem dealing with today?

"*" indicates required fields

Our Accreditations

Who we are

Acorn started out as a small family-run business which was formed in 1990. At first, Acorn only specialised in Pest Control. However, due to the Chairman’s drive and expertise, Acorn expanded its service offering cleaning and clearances, part of their daily routine. In October 2021 Acorn expanded into the water hygiene sector and has qualified operatives with over 25 years of experience in the industry.

Acorn has become a successful environmental service company; offering a great range of services to cover all areas, both internal and external for all types of industries, commercial, public and private clients within the North West and beyond, Acorn has more than 200 clients and employs 40 specialist staff members in their field.

Acorn is a family-orientated environmental service company who are happy to assist with any problem. Its target to make a difference to the environment drives its vision to REACT, COMMUNICATE and DELIVER the best service possible to its growing client portfolio.

Rat Control

Rat control and rat extermination

Rats are one of the most common pest complaints that we deal with. Fortunately, we have over 30 years of experience in dealing with them, so when you hire us to solve your rat problem, you can be assured that we’ll get the job done quickly and cleanly.

We have a number of different methods of getting rid of rats permanently, including traps and poisons, but we always evaluate each case on its own merit to see which would be the most effective.

If you suspect that you might need pest control for rats then speak to our expert team. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including bank holidays. We’re happy to do both domestic and commercial callouts, and we even have pest control maintenance contracts if pest control, particularly rats, is of paramount importance to your business.

Highly-effective rat pest control

When it comes to pest control, rats are easy for us to spot. Rats tend to leave a lot of droppings, teeth marks where they have gnawed through skirting boards, wires and plasterboard, and greasy rub marks on surfaces that they have travelled on.

The Acorn team are highly qualified, with accreditations for SafeContractor, CHAS, Construction Line, NPTA, and SSIP, so you know that our rat control services are professional and, more importantly, highly effective. We implement effective, reactive strategies in order to identify the problem and eradicate it quickly.

If you would like to know more about our rat removal services, including prices and availability, just get in touch on 0161 483 7112, email us, or complete the form at the top of the page.

Why choose Acorn

Expert Knowledge & Support

With over 30 years of experience, our onsite teams can quickly and easily handle all types of pest control tasks.

Thorough reports & audits

As members of NPTA and other official bodies, we provide detailed reports and solutions on how to deal with your pest problem.

Dedicated Aftercare & Support

Our support doesn’t end with the job, with our teams of experts being on hand to answer any questions you have about aftercare and pest prevention.

Serving nationwide

Our specialist services extend nationwide for your convenience.

Our services

Pest Control & Specialist Cleaning


Our pest control services deal with every aspect of pest infestation removal. We’ll provide an initial report, remove them, and then advise on how you can keep them from coming back in the future. For pest removal in your home or commercial property, no matter the size or nature of the infestation, trust Acorn Environment Services Ltd.

Water Hygiene

We offer a wide range of water hygiene services, including Legionella risk assessment, water sampling, and the cleaning & disinfection of water tanks. We carry out in-depth audits and follow strict health and safety guidelines designed to keep your water supply safe and hygienic. We also offer bespoke packages for our clients when needed.

Specialist Cleaning

We offer thorough specialist cleaning services designed to treat hard-to-reach areas, including any job considered outside of typical commercial and industrial cleaning. These include graffiti removal, biohazard cleaning, or fogging to remove bacteria and fungi. For more information on specialist cleaning, hit the link below.

Speak to a specialist today

Whatever hygiene improvement requirements you may have – from pest removal to commercial cleaning – we want to help. Speak to one of our specialists today to take the first steps towards a cleaner future.

How Pest Services works

Acorn’s pest control specialists will handle your situation with care.

  • Request a survey

    Call or email our team today for a FREE quote on solving your pest problem.

  • Talk to an Expert

    If you’re not sure which of our pest control services you need, call our friendly team for FREE professional advice.

  • Urgent Support

    Have an emergency? Don’t panic – our team of specialists are available 24/7.

What our clients are saying

Trust Pilot


"I rang out of hours for a wasp nest and someone came that evening and sorted the problem for me and my little boy as he's highly allergic, he was friendly & helpfull and reassuring, would highly recommend them really easy to contact Friendly team"

Amanda Grimes


"Acorn were so helpful on there online chat I had an issue with pigeons nesting under my solar panels and didn't know what to do,withing an hour I'd been contacted given a quote and 24hrs after acorn had been cleaned all the mess up and removed all the nests and proofed all my solar panels stopping pigeons coming back under can't recommend enough!"

Gillian Brown


"Used Acorn for a garden/yard clearance! Superb service! The two guys who came (Chris and Chris) were polite, professional and friendly. Start to finish it took no more than half an hour! Very impressed, would highly recommend."

Ian Collett


"Really grateful to Demi and the team for assisting at such short notice. Prompt service which ran smoothly. Highly recommend!"

Arielle Halter


"I had a pigeon problem so I contacted Acorn, they came out and got rid for me. They also did a house clearance for me at the same time. I was amazed at the quality of the work done, and the aftercare. I would 100% recommend them."

Martin Cowell


"Excellent Service thanks for attending so promptly and dealing with the problem and taking into consideration the complex needs of the situation."

Natalie Hatzer

Customer reviews
rat in tube

Where do rats live?

The most common type of rat that we encounter, brown rats, live on the ground and in burrows. They are usually spotted throughout buildings, in sewer systems, and outdoors, and their burrowing can cause extensive damage to sewers. 

Black rats are less common in the North West and Yorkshire as they are mainly restricted to buildings around ports and ships. They are agile and are good climbers, nesting high up under roofs. 

Rats can carry nasty diseases that are harmful to humans, so it’s essential that they are removed from your property as soon as possible. If you have a rat problem then don’t leave anything to chance – call out our expert team who can remove 100% of the problem and treat the area so that new rats don’t replace the ones that have been removed.

two rats

How can I prevent rodents?

The best way to stop rodent problems is by stopping their entrance into your home in the first place with some simple tips below:

  • Store all food items in an airtight container and keep them away from walls.
  • Keep all rubbish covered in bins with tight-fitting lids to avoid any odours that might be attracting pests.
  • Keep your floor clean by sweeping up crumbs or spills immediately after they happen. This will reduce the smells that rats are attracted to
  • Sprinkle cayenne pepper or chilli flakes outside around your windows, doors and cracks. These are known deterrents for rats making it hard for them to enter your property.

If these preventatives don’t help then you might need to book our rat pest control service. For a no-obligation quote, speak to our team today.

Talk to a rat extermination expert, 24/7

If you think you have a problem with rats or mice then we can help. Our team will take the time to gain an in-depth understanding of the problem at hand and offer decisive solutions.

Speak with the team
Acorn van

Frequently asked questions

How can Acorn help me with rodents and vermin?

Acorn is a fully licensed, fully insured and fully accredited service with over 30 years’ experience in providing effective solutions to eradicate and prevent the pest infestations from rodents, vermin and insects. Each pest query or concern is well considered and thoroughly surveyed by our expert team to ensure all business and property owners receive the best advice and course of action.

Why are rats considered vermin?

Rats can carry pathogens that spread diseases that can affect humans. According to the CDC, rats can spread over 35 diseases – including Weil’s disease, Salmonella, Listeria, Monkeypox and more. Rats also damage property and gnaw and chew on electrical wires and other household objects to wear them down. When left to roam free, rats can cause serious structural damage to your home.

How can I be sure that rats are on my property?

The most tell-tale sign of rats is clustered faeces that are usually dark in colour and pellet-shaped. Chewed electric cables, woodwork, or brick are other key signs. If you notice any of these signs of rat infestation on your property, call us straight away.

Are rats and mice the same?

Although from the same family, rats and mice are different in terms of their body shape, size, droppings and nest locations. Rats are bigger with smooth tails, whereas mice are much smaller with proportionately longer thinner tails. We also specialise in pest control, so get in touch if you have a rodent problem that you need sorting asap.

Speak to a specialist today

Discover how we can help

"*" indicates required fields