Rat Catchers Ayr

Ayr Rat Catchers Contractors (KA6 and KA7): Spotting rats in your house or garden tends to be rather a horrifying experience even though it isn't so regular an occurrence in Ayr in recent times, it is definitely something that does happen. Rats breed very quickly and are likely to cause issues, especially when there are a lot of them. Just one sighting of a lone rat may not be all that much of an issue, however if you happen to be noticing them often it's best to get some specialist advice.

Rat Catchers Ayr KA6 and KA7

Though neither of the two rat species at present found in the British Isles are natives of these shores, they've definitely made themselves at home. The brown rat is especially widespread while the black (ship) rat isn't so much nowadays. Both of these breeds escaped from Asia and arrived in the United Kingdom aboard ships.

The largest of the 2 rat species is the brown at approximately nine inches, while the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only grows to between 5 and 7 inches. To stop their teeth from getting too long, brown rats must keep chewing things, which is the reason they cause so much damage. Wood is particularly more prone to this attention.

Rats gnaw through woodwork, wires, pipes and insulation, transmit disease, leave behind droppings, and are basically problematic in businesses and households in and around Ayr. The local authority must be informed when there are any regular sightings of rats. You could also report rat sightings on the .gov website online HERE.

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You'll occasionally be alerted to the existence of rats not in fact by observing them, but by them indicating their existence by other means. It could be that you may find a rat's nest hidden away, you may spot distinctive rat holes gnawed in skirtings or floorboards, you could hear scratching noises coming from a floor, wall or loft or you may discover droppings on floors or in cupboards.

To take care of this problem there are various approaches you could consider. You could lay down poison or traps yourself, you could employ the services of a rat catcher or pest removal expert or you can contact the local Ayr council. Way back in the past, rat catchers used to be just that, but at present they're normally called pest controllers and will not only be willing to help you tackle getting rid of rats but also moles, ants, mice, cockroaches, wasps and more.

Species of Rat

There are only 2 breeds of rat which you may encounter in Ayr or any place else in Great Britain for that matter. They're the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat:

The most widespread species of rat found in Britain, and also Europe, is the brown rat (sewer rat, street rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or common rat). This grey or brown coloured rodent grows to lengths of 4-9" (plus tail) and weight around 140-500g. While at one time believed to have originated from Norway, it's now understood to have first come from China or at least Central Asia. Brown rats climb well and dig extensive burrows, they have excellent hearing but poor eyesight, the females can give birth to five litters per year, they will feed on practically anything (omnivores) but favour cereal grains.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat):

Originating from India the black rat, ship rat or roof rat is also not a native species of the United Kingdom or Europe. Probably traveling in spice shipments for the Roman Empire, the black rat eventually spread throughout Continental Europe. At one time widespread in the UK, the black rat essentially disappeared as the brown rat became dominant. Growing to lengths of 5-7 inches, the black rat weighs just 75-230 grammes. Notorious for spreading disease black rats have been accountable for salmonella, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, typhus, bubonic plague and listeria.

Signs of Rats: If you've got suspicions that you may have rats in your home or business, there are a few means by which you're able to tell. You should listen out for scratching noises coming from walls and attics, especially during the night, be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows adjacent to solid objects, try to find signs of footprints or tail trails in dusty areas, keep your eyes peeled for droppings, they look just like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, watch out for rub marks on skirting boards and walls where greasy fur has left marks, pay attention to gnaw marks in wood, wires and cables, particularly in attics.

Burrows: Burrowing is a thing that all rats like to do and it is alongside solid objects or structures such as terraces, garage foundations, garden sheds and pathways that they mainly like to dig. These are often not simple holes in the ground, but rather substantial systems of burrows, created to provide food storage, nesting and shelter. Keep your eyes peeled for holes having smooth sides, which may have been rubbed by the frequent movement of these busy creatures. Commonly approximately two to four inches in diameter, entrance holes to rat burrows are not hard to spot. You can check if rats are still using it by partially blocking the entrance hole to find out whether they return and clear it.

Problems With Mice in Ayr: Perhaps regarded by many to be not so unsettling as rats, finding mice inside your property can cause just as many issues. Like rats, mice gnaw at stuff, contaminate foodstuffs, leave droppings, breed quickly and are typically an annoyance. Much the same methods are normally used to solve mouse problems in Ayr, this means setting traps and poisoning are preferred. Ayr rat catchers can also help you with mice infestations, so contact one or check out RATED PEOPLE and get the issue resolved.

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