Rat Catchers Birmingham

Birmingham Rat Catchers Contractors (B1): Observing a rat in your garden or property can be rather an alarming experience to go through and while it is not so regular an occurrence in Birmingham nowadays, its certainly not unheard of. Rats breed fairly quickly and can cause problems, particularly when there are a lot of them. An individual sighting of a lone rat won't be that much of an issue, however if you are observing them regularly you must get some specialist advice.

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If you do happen to notice rats in Birmingham, the probabilities are that they will be brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus), though there are in fact two kinds of rat at present living in the United Kingdom; black (ship) rats and brown (common) rats. As you could be aware black rats were blamed for the Great Plague of the 17th Century at which time they were really widespread. Black rats are quite rare now and actually neither species is a native of the United Kingdom, both coming from Asia.

The brown rat is normally bigger than the black rat weighing in at half a kilogram and reaching lengths of around 9 inches. A great deal of the destruction attributable to brown rats is because to prevent their teeth from growing too long, they must continually gnaw on things. Rats especially choose to gnaw on wood.

Rats gnaw their way through wires, woodwork, insulation and pipes, leave behind droppings, transmit diseases, and generally cause a nuisance in businesses and homes in Birmingham. Home owners must always report rat sightings to the local authorities. Or otherwise head HERE to report pest and rat sightings on the .gov web page.

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You don't need to actually see rats to confirm that they're there, since there are a range of signs that can alert you to their activity. It's possible you might hear scratching coming from a loft, floor or wall, you may come across a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you may discover droppings in cupboards or on the floor or you may spot distinctive rat holes chewed in skirting boards or floorboards.

If you're going to have this issue dealt with correctly you will need to contact a professional. You could get in touch with the local environmental health department or get hold of a specialist Birmingham pest controller or rat catcher for yourself. In the past, rat catchers were just that, however nowadays they're usually labeled pest controllers and will not only be capable of helping you sort out rat problems but also solving problems with cockroaches, mice, moles, wasps, ants and more.

Rat Poisons: Putting down poison is perhaps one of the more horrible ways to eliminate rat infestations. This is implemented by carefully positioning a poison laced bait, that's then eaten by a rat causing its death within a few days. When it is placed in a suitable position in a rat infested area, poison can pretty rapidly exterminate a large population of rats. One or more of 3 primary compounds which are used in making rat poisons are: bromadioline, brodifacoum or difenacoum. Rat poison doesn't only harm rats, dogs, cats and other pets can also be affected, therefore extreme care must be taken. Well known brands of rat poison sold in Great Britain include: RatKil, Roshield, Pest Expert, Rentokil, Propest and Elixir Gardens. (Tags: Rat Poison Birmingham, Rat Poisons Birmingham)

Have You Got Rats?: There are several ways by which you can tell when you've got rats. When you have suspicions that there might be rats in your business or property you can listen for continual scratching noises coming from walls and attics, particularly at nighttime, be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows near to solid surfaces, search for tail trails or footprints in dusty areas, check for gnawing in cables, wood and wires, especially in lofts, keep your eyes open for rat droppings, they look just like large grains of rice and are darkish brown, watch out for rub marks on walls and skirting boards where greasy fur has left marks.

Burrows: Burrowing is something that rats really love to do and its near to solid objects or structures like patios, pathways, garages and shed bases where they predominantly like to dig. These are not just straightforward holes, but rather substantial networks of burrows, created to use as nesting, food storage and shelter. The access points to burrows will often be worn smooth by the frequent comings and goings, so look out for holes with smooth sides close to solid surfaces. The entrances to rat burrows are usually 2-4 inches in diameter. An effective way to learn if rats are nesting in the burrow is to chuck a bit of debris into the hole and see whether it's been removed the following day.

Clearly rodents aren't only an issue in Birmingham, they could occur in Birchfield, Ladywood, Highgate, Aston, Bordesley Green, Handsworth Wood, Smethwick, Druids Heath, Edgbaston, Bromford, Lea Hall, Small Heath, Hockley, Selly Oak and other places in and around West Midlands.

Birmingham pest control: Birmingham Pest Control - Discreet Local Pest Services, ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Acocks Green & Hall Green, Xpress Pest Control - Yardley, ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Birmingham .

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