Rat Catchers Bath

Bath Rat Catchers Contractors (BA1): Whilst it isn't that commonplace nowadays, discovering a rat in your garden or home in Bath just isn't a good thing to go through. Just one sighting of a rat shouldn't be too much of a cause for concern, nevertheless, if you notice rats more frequently or see multiple rats you could potentially be in trouble as they reproduce so fast.

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There are two types of rat which you might come across in Bath, brown (or common) rats and black rats. It is relatively unlikely that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you have spotted a rat fairly recently it's likely to have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were once common and were responsible for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're fairly rare now, although where they do exist they have an acute sense of hearing, are amazing climbers, and can give birth to between twenty and one hundred baby rats every 12 months.

The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5-7" long, is not as big as the brown variety, which grows to lengths of up to about 9" and weighs in at close to half a kilo. Brown rats may cause problems as they've got to continuously chew on stuff to prevent their teeth from growing too much. Their interest is oftentimes focused on stuff that is made of wood.

Rats leave droppings, spread disease, gnaw their way through insulation, pipes, wires and woodwork, and basically cause issues in businesses and households in Bath. The local council should be advised whenever rats are sighted. Or even post a report to record pest and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, to be passed onto the relevant local authorities.

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It isn't purely by appearance that you'll be alerted to the existence of rats, their behaviour is often quite enough to enlighten you. Perhaps you could find droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards, you might come upon a rat's nest hidden away, you might hear noises coming from a wall, loft or floor or you may observe rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirting boards.

To remedy this issue there are specific routes you could take. You could lay traps or poison yourself, you can contact the local Bath council or you could retain the services of a rat catcher or pest removal expert. There are not too many folks nowadays who specialise just in rat catching, you are also able to call them if you have moles digging up your lawn or maybe a wasps nest in your loft area.

Signs of Rats

If you've got an idea you could have rats in your business or home, there are a number of ways that you are able to tell. You should look out for burrows or tunnels alongside solid objects, keep your eyes open for faeces (droppings), they're dark brown in colour and look much like large grains of rice, watch for rub marks on skirtings and walls where greasy fur has left marks, search for footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, listen for constant scratching noises emanating from lofts and walls, especially at night, pay attention to gnawing in cables, wood and wires, especially in attics.


Something that all rats like to do is dig and burrow, and their favoured area to do it is beside solid objects or structures like garden sheds, pathways, terraces and garage foundations. They dig out extensive burrow networks which provide food storage, shelter and nesting. A certain indication of a rat burrow is often a hole with smooth sides close to a solid surface, where the ins and outs of hairy creatures have rubbed and polished the entrance hole. Should you notice holes but aren't certain that they're rats, they will generally be about 2-4 inches in diameter. Toss some stuff into the burrow entrance and check back the next day to see if it's been moved. This should clarify if rats are still in there.

Obviously rodents are not only found in Bath, they could also crop up in South Stoke, Englishcombe, Weston, Larkhall, Corston, Bathford, Bathwick, Widcombe, Limpley Stoke, Combe Down, Southdown, Neston, Batheaston, Keynsham, Bradford on Avon, Twerton and other areas in Somerset and close by.

Bath pest control: Zap Pest Control BS1 5EH, Xpress Pest Control - Bath BS4 2RD, ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Bath BS4 4DW, Abee Pest Control BA11 3QZ.

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