Rat Catchers Ascot

Ascot Rat Catchers Contractors (SL5): Although it isn't really a frequent problem in Ascot nowadays, homeowners do still have troubles with rats on occasion. Seeing rats in your garden or inside your house isn't a good thing to experience, and will be sufficient to cause some people the shakes. Individual rats are unlikely to cause very much of a problem, but of course rats tend to reproduce quickly and may begin to cause problems when their numbers rise.

Rat Catchers Ascot SL5

If you happen to see rats in Ascot, the probability is that they are going to be brown rats, though there are actually 2 types of rats currently living in the British Isles; black (ship) rats and brown (common) rats. As you may know black rats were the cause of the Great Plague (17th C) during which period they were pretty common. Black rats are quite scarce now but in fact neither breed is native to Great Britain, both of them arriving from Asia.

The longest of the 2 rat breeds is the common brown rat at about nine inches, whilst the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only grows to between 5" and 7". To prevent their incisors from getting too long, brown rats have to keep gnawing at things, which is the reason they cause such a lot of damage. Their interest is usually concentrated on items that is made out of wood.

Rats may cause various issues in homes and business premises in Ascot and they spread diseases, gnaw their way through wires, pipes, insulation and woodwork, leave behind droppings, and generally cause a nuisance. Incidences of rats ought to be reported to the local environmental health department. In addition you can report rat and pest sightings on the .gov website HERE.

Pest Control in the Ascot Area

It is not purely by sight that you will become aware of the presence of rats, their habits are oftentimes quite enough to give warning. Its possible you might detect droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards, you could hear noises coming from a floor, loft or wall, you could spot distinctive rat holes gnawed in skirting boards or floorboards or you may find a rat's nest hidden away.

To tackle this problem there are various approaches you could consider. You could put poison or traps down yourself, you could contact the local Ascot authority or council or you could track down a rat catcher. There are no longer very many folks nowadays who specialise just in rat problems, you're also able to give them a call if you have moles digging up your lawn or even a wasp nest in your walls.

Species of Rat

In Ascot or anywhere else in the British Isles, there are just two breeds of rat that you are ever likely to come across. The Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus):

The brown rat (street rat, sewer rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or common rat) is the most commonly found rat in the British Isles and throughout Continental Europe (also North America). The brown rat (it can often be grey in colour) is commonly 4 to 9 inches long (not including the tail) and weighs about 140 to 500g. It is almost always found wherever human beings are living. Nowadays understood to have originally come from Central Asia (almost certainly China), this rat was once believed to have spread from Norway. Brown rats burrow extensively and climb well, they have bad eyesight but an acute sense of hearing, the females can give birth to five litters every year, they'll consume practically any foodstuffs (omnivorous) but have a preference for cereals.

The Black Rat:

The black rat, roof rat or ship rat is also not native to the UK, originally coming from India and Southeast Asia. It is believed to have spread to Europe in Roman times, possibly hidden in cargoes of spice. The black rat was at one time prevalent in Britain but was largely driven out by the brown rat and is now fairly uncommon. The black rat grows to a length of 5-7 inches and weights of 75-230 grammes. Renowned for causing diseases black rats are often accountable for typhus, Weil's disease, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, listeria and bubonic plague.

Spotting Rats: There are plenty of ways by which you can find out if you have rats. When you've got an inkling that there may be rats in your business or home you should watch for rub marks on skirting boards and walls where greasy fur has left marks, be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows adjacent to solid objects, listen out for continual scratching noises emanating from walls and lofts, especially during the night, keep your eyes open for faeces, they look much like large grains of rice and are dark brown, try to find tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, pay attention to gnaw marks in wires, cables and wood, especially in lofts.

Burrowing: If you've got rats living in your garden, the probability is that there will be a burrow. Rats like to dig and burrow and they commonly dig them next to and beneath solid objects or structures like patios, shed bases, paths and garages. These are the locations to check out if you believe you have rats in the area. Rats dig out extensive burrow networks which provide shelter, food storage and nesting. The access points to burrows are generally worn smooth by the endless ins and outs, so look out for holes with smooth sides next to and under solid structures. The entrance holes to rat burrows are normally 2" to 4" in diameter. A great way to ascertain if rats are nesting in that specific burrow is to chuck some stuff into the entrance hole and see whether it's been removed the following day.

Problems With Mice: Whilst not so traumatic as discovering rats in your garden or house, mice can be as much of a concern. Mice, just like rats, breed quickly, contaminate foodstuffs, gnaw at stuff and leave droppings. The solutions to mouse infestations in Ascot are much the same as those employed for rats ie setting traps and poisoning. Ascot rat catchers can also assist you with mouse infestations, so call one up or check out RATED PEOPLE and get the issue resolved.

Obviously rats and mice are not only found in Ascot, they are just as likely to be seen in Bracknell, Sunningdale, Winkfield Row, North Ascot, Windsor, Virginia Water, Chavey Down, Warfield, Englefield Green, Cheapside, Windlesham, Longcross, Egham, Sunninghill, Bullbrook, South Ascot, Wood End and similar areas in Berkshire and nearby.

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