Rat Catchers Borehamwood

Borehamwood Rat Catchers Contractors (WD6): Noticing a rat in your garden or home could be rather a frightening thing to experience and whilst it's not so common an occurrence in Borehamwood in recent times, it is certainly not unheard of. Rats tend to breed fairly quickly and can cause problems, especially when there are a lot of them. A single incidence of a lone rat may not be all that much of a worry, however if you are seeing them often you need to take action.

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There are two kinds of rat which you may run into in Borehamwood, black rats and common (brown) rats. Its relatively unlikely that you will ever see black rats, and if you've encountered a rat recently it's likely to have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were once common and were the cause of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're pretty rare nowadays, however where they are seen they've got an acute sense of hearing, are terrific climbers, and can give birth to between twenty and one hundred baby rats every 12 months.

The biggest of the two rat breeds is the brown rat at about 9 inches, whilst the black rat only grows to between 5 and 7 inches. To prevent their incisors from getting too long, brown rats need to keep chewing stuff, which explains why they're the cause of so much damage and destruction. They particularly prefer to gnaw at timber.

An infestation of rats will cause a lot of issues for business and home owners in and around Borehamwood, they will leave behind droppings, transmit diseases, gnaw through insulation, woodwork, wires and pipes, and contaminate foodstuffs. Property holders should report rat sightings to the relevant local authority. Additionally you can report rat and pest problems on the .gov website online HERE.

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It isn't invariably by sight alone that you'll be alerted to the presence of rats, their behaviour is oftentimes enough to enlighten you. It could be that you could discover droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you could hear scratching coming from a loft, floor or wall, you could stumble upon a rat's nest in some out of the way location or you could come across rat holes chewed in skirting boards or floorboards.

If you're going to have this problem remedied correctly you'll want to bring in an expert. You can either speak to your local environmental health department or bring in a specialist Borehamwood rat catcher or pest controller yourself. Back many years ago, rat catchers used to be precisely that, but nowadays they tend to be termed pest control experts and won't solely be capable of helping you manage rat problems but also cockroaches, ants, moles, mice, wasps and many more.

Rats - How to Spot Them: There are plenty of ways by which you can find out when you've got rats. When you have an inkling that there could be rats in your property or business you can listen closely for scratching noises emanating from walls and rooves, particularly during the night, keep your eyes open for droppings (faeces), they look similar to large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, watch for rub marks on walls and skirting boards where greasy fur has left marks, search for signs of tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil, be on the lookout for burrows or holes next to solid surfaces, pay attention to gnawing in cables, wood and wires, particularly in attics.

Burrowing: Burrowing and digging is something that rats love to do and its beside solid structures and objects like garage foundations, garden shed bases, terraces and paths that they particularly prefer to dig. These are not often just straightforward holes in the ground, but extensive systems of burrows, designed to provide nesting places, shelter and food storage. Keep your eyes open for holes having smooth edges, which have been rubbed by the continual comings and goings of these busy animals. The entrance holes to rat burrows are commonly approximately two to four inches across. A smart way to ascertain if rats are nesting in that specific burrow is to throw some rubbish into the hole and see if it's been removed the next day.

Reporting Rats and Pests

Let's go into more detail now, although this topic was talked about further up the page. The local council is where you should report it should you see rats in a neighbours garden, in a public area or in your own garden. Certain councils will sort out rats cost-free, but if you have other pests such as cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps they'll generally charge. It's also easy to report rat sightings using the Government (.gov) webpage which you'll find HERE. To have things sorted out swiftly book a rat catcher HERE.

Not surprisingly rat infestations aren't only an issue in Borehamwood itself, they're just as likely to be seen in Burnt Oak, Arkley, Barnet Gate, Dancers Hill, Highwood Hill, The Hale, Shenley, Elstree, Patchetts Green, South Mimms, Letchmore Heath, Bushey, Radlett, Kitts End and some other areas close by.

Borehamwood pest control: Borehamwood Pest Control - Discreet Local Pest Services WD3 3RL, Xpress Pest Control - Borehamwood N12 8JJ, ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Borehamwood E4 7PL, Aardvark Pest Control Services AL1 1LE.

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