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Rats in buildings

Peter Barrett (Lecturer in Building Surveying at the University of Salford)
Michael Howard (Lecturer in Environmental Health at the University of Salford)

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Article publication date: 1 January 1991



Offers advice to surveyors and property managers as to how to deal with an infestation of rats in buildings. Considers the scale of and changes in the rat population, and discusses their habits and needs, the implication of which are highlighted by a case study on the Hulme Estate in Manchester. Describes the various types of damage that can be caused, and shows how evidence of an infestation can be detected. Explores alternative remedies to the problem and suggests clauses for a report. Declares that infestations are the consequence of either poor building design or poor property management.



Barrett, P. and Howard, M. (1991), "Rats in buildings", Structural Survey, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp. 20-25.




Copyright © 1991, MCB UP Limited

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