Rat Catchers Bexhill-on-Sea

Bexhill-on-Sea Rat Catchers Contractors (TN38 and TN39): While it's not so commonplace in these modern times, seeing a rat in your garden or home in Bexhill-on-Sea just isn't a great thing to go through. One sighting of a rat shouldn't be that much of a cause for concern, nevertheless, if you observe rats more frequently or see several rats you could potentially be heading for trouble since they tend to breed so quickly.

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There are actually 2 kinds of rat that you might come across in Bexhill-on-Sea, brown (common) rats and black rats. It's quite improbable that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you have stumbled upon a rat fairly recently its likely to have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were at one time common and were the cause of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're rather rare now, though when they are seen they've got an acute sense of hearing, are terrific climbers, and the females can produce between twenty and one hundred baby rats every twelve months.

The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5" to 7" long, is not as big as the brown, which grows to a length of nearly 9 inches and weighs in at about half a kilogram. Brown rats cause destruction as they've got to continually gnaw at things to prevent their teeth from growing too much. Wood is particularly prone to their attention.

An infestation of rats may cause a number of problems for business owners and householders throughout Bexhill-on-Sea, they will transmit diseases, gnaw through pipes, wires, woodwork and insulation, leave behind droppings, and contaminate foodstuffs. The local authorities ought to be notified whenever rats are seen. You may also report rat and pest problems on the .gov website HERE.

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You don't need to physically see rats to confirm that they're there, because there are several telltale signs that will betray their presence. Perhaps you could come across holes gnawed into floorboards or skirtings, you might start seeing droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you might uncover a rat's nest hidden away or you may hear scratching noises coming from a wall, floor or loft.

In order to have this situation dealt with correctly you must get a specialist. You could either get in contact with your local environmental health department or get hold of a professional Bexhill-on-Sea pest controller or rat catcher for yourself. In the good old days, rat catchers used to be precisely that, however nowadays they are normally known as pest control experts and won't solely be able to help you tackle getting rid of rats but also removing moles, cockroaches, ants, wasps, mice and more.

Species of Rat

You are only likely to run into 2 kinds of rat in Bexhill-on-Sea and throughout Great Britain. They are the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The commonest type of rat seen in Britain, and also Europe and North America, is the brown rat (sewer rat, common rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or street rat). This brown or grey coloured creature reaches lengths of 4" - 9" (plus tail) and weighs in at 140 to 500 grams. Nowadays understood to have originally come from Central Asia, it was once assumed to have come from Norway. Brown rats have excellent hearing but poor eyesight, they climb effectively and dig extensively, they're omnivores but have a preference for cereal grains, the females will produce five litters of as many as 14 every year.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Also not a native species of Britain, the black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) originally arrived in Europe from Southeast Asia (probably India). Probably traveling in shipments of spices in Roman times, the black rat subsequently spread throughout Europe. At one time widespread in Britain, this rat disappeared when the brown rat took over. This rat gets to a length of 5" to 7" and weighs about 75g to 230g. Notorious for spreading diseases and pathogens black rats have been the cause of toxoplasmosis, salmonella, trichinosis, typhus, bubonic plague, listeria and Weil's disease.

Checking for Rats

There are plenty of ways by which you can find out when you have rats. When you have an inkling that there could be rats in your home or business you should pay attention to gnawing in wood, wires and cables, especially in lofts, listen out for scratching noises emanating from walls and lofts, particularly at night, keep your eyes peeled for rat droppings, they are dark brown in colour and look much like large grains of rice, be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows adjacent to solid surfaces, search for signs of footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, watch for rub marks on skirtings and walls where greasy fur has left marks.


Burrowing is something that all rats really love to do and its close to solid objects or structures like shed bases, garages, pathways and patios that they predominantly prefer to dig. Rats dig out extensive networks of burrows that provide a nesting place, food storage and shelter. Look out for holes having smooth edges, which may have been rubbed by the constant movement of these busy creatures. The entrance holes to rat burrows are typically 2-4 inches in diameter. You should check if rats are using it by temporarily filling up the burrow entrance to find out whether they return and clear it away.

Needless to say mice and rats aren't only a problem in Bexhill-on-Sea, they can occur in Crowhurst, Cooden, Westham, Pevensey, Herstmonceux, Eastbourne, Magham Down, Wartling, Hastings, Pevensey Bay, Hooe, Stone Cross, St Leonards, Little Common, Ninfield, Hankham and other East Sussex locations.

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