Rat Catchers Bangor

Bangor Rat Catchers (BT19): Noticing a rat in your house or garden can be rather an alarming thing to go through and while it's not such a regular occurrence in Bangor these days, it's definitely not unusual. Rats tend to breed very quickly and can cause problems, particularly when they're present in numbers. An individual incidence of a solitary rat might not be much of a concern, but if you happen to be noticing them on a regular basis make sure you get some specialist advice.

Although neither of the two rat species presently living in Great Britain are natives of these shores, they have unquestionably thrived since they got here. The brown rat is particularly common whilst the black rat is not so much these days. Both varieties originated in Asia and arrived in the British Isles aboard ships.

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The brown rat is larger than the black rat weighing in at 500g and reaching lengths of around nine inches. Brown rats may cause damage as they need to continually gnaw at things to prevent their teeth from growing too long. Items made of wood are particularly more prone to this attention.

Rats leave droppings, spread disease, gnaw their way through wires, insulation, woodwork and pipes, and are typically troublesome in businesses and homes in Bangor. Property owners must report any sightings of rats to their local authority. Or head HERE to report incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov dedicated webpage.

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You will often identify the existence of rats not by actually seeing them, but by them announcing their presence in other ways. Perhaps you may notice droppings in cupboards or on floors, you may stumble upon a rat's nest in some out of the way location, you might spot distinctive rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirting boards or you might hear noises coming from a wall, floor or loft.

To tackle this issue there are specific approaches that you might consider. You could put traps or poison down yourself, you could look for a pest removal expert or you could get in touch with your local Bangor authorities. There are no longer that many people nowadays who only specialize in issues with rats, you're also able to give them a call if you have a wasps nest in your loft area or perhaps moles causing damage.

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Kinds of Rat

There are actually two types of rat that you might come across in Bangor or in fact any place else in Britain. These are the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat

In Bangor, the remainder of the British Isles and Continental Europe the commonest kind of rat is the brown rat (sewer rat, common rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or street rat), this is the kind you are most likely to discover in your home or garden. This grey or brown coloured creature reaches lengths of 4 to 9 inches (plus tail) and weights 140 - 500 grammes. Nowadays thought to have originally come from Central Asia (possibly China), it was at one time deemed to have arrived from Norway (hence its name). Brown rats are omnivores (feed on virtually anything) although they prefer to eat cereals, they've got good hearing but bad eyesight, the female rats attain sexual maturity in only five weeks and are able to give birth to five litters per annum (with up to 14 in each), they climb effectively and dig burrows.

The Black Rat

The black rat, ship rat or roof rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not a native of the UK, originating from Southeast Asia (most likely India). Thought to have been spread when the Roman Empire reigned supreme, this rat quite likely reached Europe and the UK in cargoes of spices. Very uncommon now in Great Britain, the black rat was for the most part driven out by the larger brown rat. The black rat gets to lengths of 5" to 7" and usually weighs 75-230g. Black rats have a reputation for spreading many diseases, particularly tularemia, bubonic plague, trichinosis, listeria, typhus, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, rat bite fever and Weil's disease.

Rats - Telltale Signs

When you've got an idea that you could have rats in your business or home, there are a few means by which you are able to tell. You can check for gnaw marks in cables, wood and wires, especially in attics, search for signs of footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, listen for continual scratching noises emanating from attics and walls, particularly at nighttime, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirtings and walls, be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows alongside solid surfaces, keep your eyes open for faeces, they're dark brown and look like large grains of rice.

Rat Burrows

Digging is something that rats love to do and it is at the side of solid objects or structures such as shed bases, garage foundations, paths and patios where they mainly prefer to dig. They excavate substantial networks of burrows that provide them with food storage, shelter and nesting. Keep your eyes open for holes having smooth edges, which may have been polished by the continual comings and goings of these busy animals. When you discover holes but aren't positive that they're made by rats, they'll normally be about 2" to 4" across. Throw some debris into the burrow and check the following day to find out whether it's been moved. This will tell you if the rats are still about.

Not surprisingly rats and rodents aren't only a problem in Bangor, they can crop up in Llandegfan, Llanllechid, Tal-y-bont, Menai Bridge, Caernarfon, Llanberis, Port Penryn, Tregarth, Llandygai, Bethesda, Abergwyngregyn, Bethel, Anglesey, Beaumaris, Llanfairfechan and various other locations nearby.

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Householders with a rat problem in Bangor are occasionally tempted to have a go at solving it for themselves. Therefore, if this happens to you, what ought you to do? By looking in shops, hardware stores and supermarkets in and around Bangor, it's not too difficult to acquire rat traps, rat poisons and similar products. Bringing in a specialist Bangor rat exterminator would however be preferable, unless of course you know exactly what you're doing, given that the correct procedure isn't always the obvious one. Most of the time the amateur use of rat toxins is not actually that successful, and could even make matters worse - do you really want to take the chance of doing harm to your children and pets? If you know what's best for you, use an experienced rat control service in Bangor for resolving your rat problems.

Bangor pest control: Enviro NI Pest Control Solutions Ltd BT38 7RT, ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Bangor BT16 1QT, ERG Wasp Control Bangor BT22 2FF, Abbey Pest Control BT23 7BP.

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