Rat Catchers Aberdare

Aberdare Rat Catchers Contractors (CF44): Although it's not all that common in these modern times, noticing a rat in your garden or even inside your house in Aberdare is not a great experience. A single rat sighting shouldn't be that much of a concern, but, if you spot rats more often or see more than one rat you may be heading for trouble because they tend to breed so quickly.

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If you do spot rats in Aberdare, the probability is that they will be brown rats, even though there are in fact 2 sorts of rats currently found in the UK; black (ship) rats and brown (or common) rats. As you could be aware black rats were blamed for the Great Plague (17th C) during which period they were extremely widespread. Black rats are relatively rare now and in fact neither variety is a native of the United Kingdom, both originally from from Asia.

The brown rat is bigger than the black rat weighing in at half a kilogram and reaching a length of almost 9 inches. A lot of the damage and destruction attributable to brown rats is due to the fact that to keep their incisors from getting too much, they must continuously gnaw stuff. Their attention is usually targeting stuff that is made out of timber.

Rats may cause a number of problems in homes and businesses in Aberdare and they leave behind droppings, spread disease, gnaw their way through pipes, woodwork, insulation and wires, and generally cause a nuisance. The local authorities should really be informed whenever rats are seen. Or perhaps report pest and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, which should be forwarded to the relevant local authority.

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It is not purely by sight that you'll become aware of the existence of rats, their actions are often enough to enlighten you. It's possible you might hear scratching coming from a loft, wall or floor, you might observe rat holes gnawed into floorboards or skirting boards, you might start seeing droppings on floors or in cupboards or you could stumble upon a rat's nest in some out of the way location.

To manage this situation there are a few strategies you could consider. You could lay down traps or poison yourself, you can locate a rat removal specialist or you could get in touch with your local Aberdare council. Nowadays rat catchers usually fall into the category of pest management, and pest control businesses not only control rats but also cockroaches, fleas, mice, moles, wasps, bedbugs and all manner of garden and domestic pests.

Rat Poisons

A rather horrible means by which to eliminate rat infestations is by laying poison. This is done by setting a poison laced bait, that's then eaten by a rat causing its death within a few days. When it is set in the appropriate position in a rat infested area, the poison can pretty rapidly exterminate a large population of rats. Commonly difenacoum, brodifacoum or bromadioline are among the poisons used. You've got to be extremely careful to keep these poisons away from pets. Well known brands of rat poison in Aberdare include the likes of: Pest Expert, Elixir Gardens, Rentokil, Propest, Roshield and RatKil. (Tags: Rat Poison Aberdare, Rat Poisons Aberdare)

Problems With Moles

Some Aberdare rat catchers may also help you with mole issues. Moles may cause problems in a different way to rats and are not anywhere near as despised. The chief issue with moles is that they'll cause quite a bit of damage to your garden, particularly lawns. The familiar sight of earth mounds in the middle of a nicely clipped lawn are clear proof of mole activity. The preferred and most humane method to remove moles is by capturing with traps. (Tags: Mole Trapping Aberdare, Mole Catchers Aberdare)

Checking for Rats

There are plenty of ways that you can tell if you've got rats. When you've got suspicions that there may be rats in your property or business you can check for gnaw marks in cables, wires and wood, particularly in lofts, watch for rub marks on skirting boards and walls where greasy fur has left marks, be on the lookout for holes or burrows next to solid objects, listen closely for scratching noises emanating from walls and roofs, especially at nighttime, try to find tail trails or footprints in dusty areas, keep your eyes peeled for faeces, they are dark brown in colour and look much like large grains of rice.


The one thing which rats like to do is burrow, and the area that they predominantly like to burrow is next to and under solid structures and objects such as garden shed bases, pathways, garage foundations and terraces. Rats dig out extensive burrow networks that provide shelter, food storage and a nesting place. A sure indication of a rat burrow is often a smooth sided hole near to a solid surface, where the ins and outs of furry bodies have rubbed and polished the burrow entrance. Generally two to four inches across, burrow entrances are fairly easy to recognize. A good way to learn if rats still live in the burrow is to chuck a bit of rubbish into the burrow and see whether it's been removed the next day.

Problems With Mice in Aberdare

Perhaps considered by many to be not so upsetting as rats, discovering mice scuttling around your house can lead to just as many problems. While a lot smaller, mice will still leave droppings, gnaw at things, breed rapidly and contaminate food. Also, much like rats, poisoning and setting traps are the preferred techniques for solving mouse problems in Aberdare. Irrespective of whether you've got an issue with rats or mice, check out RATED PEOPLE and track down a specialist Aberdare pest controller to get it sorted.

Aberdare pest control: Xpress Pest Control - Aberdare CF37 3EB, Able Pest 24/7 NP12 2FT, ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Aberdare CF39 9UA, M & K Pest Control CF47 0TH.

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