Rat Catchers Brighton

Brighton Rat Catchers Contractors (BN1): Discovering a rat in your garden or property tends to be quite a horrifying thing to go through even though it is not such a regular occurrence in Brighton in recent times, it's certainly not unusual. Rats tend to breed rather quickly and are likely to cause issues, especially when they're seen in numbers. Just one incidence of a lone rat will possibly not be much of a problem, but if you're observing them regularly you ought to seek help.

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There are 2 types of rat that you might spot in Brighton, brown (common) rats and black rats. It's fairly unlikely that you will ever see a black rat, and if you have encountered a rat just recently the chances are it'll have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were once common and were to blame for the spread of the Great Plague, they're rather rare nowadays, but where they are found they're terrific climbers, have good hearing, and the females can give birth to between twenty and one hundred offspring in a single year.

The largest and heaviest of the 2 rat varieties is the common brown rat at around 9", while the black only measures 5-7" long. Brown rats can cause damage because they need to continually gnaw at things to prevent their teeth from growing too much. Rats particularly prefer to gnaw at timber.

Rats leave droppings, gnaw through wires, insulation, woodwork and pipes, transmit disease, and are typically troublesome in homes and businesses in and around Brighton. Homeowners ought to report sightings of rats to their relevant local authority. Or report sightings of rats and pests on the .gov website HERE, which will be forwarded to the relevant local authorities.

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It isn't only by appearance that you'll be alerted to the presence of rats, their actions are often quite enough to enlighten you. Perhaps you may hear scratching noises coming from a wall, loft or floor, you may find a rat's nest in some concealed location, you could discover droppings on the floor or in cupboards or you could spot rat holes chewed into skirting boards or floorboards.

If you're going to have this issue dealt with properly you ought to get in touch with a professional. You can inform your local authority or bring in a specialist Brighton rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. These days rat catchers normally fall into the category of pest management, and pest control services not only remove rats but also cockroaches, mice, wasps, bedbugs, moles, fleas and all manner of household and garden pests.

Signs of Rats

If you have an idea that you might have rats in your business or property, there are a number of means by which you're able to tell. You can try to find footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, pay attention to gnaw marks in cables, wood and wires, particularly in attics, keep your eyes peeled for rat droppings, they look like large grains of rice and are dark brown, listen closely for scratching noises coming from walls and lofts, especially at night, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirting boards, be on the lookout for holes or burrows adjacent to solid objects.


If you've got rats living in the garden, the likelihood is that there will be a burrow somewhere. Rats like to dig burrows and they typically excavate them beside solid objects or structures like walkways, garages, patios and garden sheds. These are the best spots to check if you think you have rats nearby. These are not often just straightforward holes, but extensive systems of burrows, intended to provide shelter, a nesting place and food storage. A guaranteed indication of a rat burrow is a hole with smooth sides next to a solid surface, where the motion of hairy animals have rubbed and polished the entrance hole. The entrances to burrows are usually approximately 2-4 inches across. Throw some stuff into the burrow and look the following day to determine if it's been shifted. This should tell you if the rats are still present.

Not surprisingly rats and mice are not only found in Brighton, you may also find them in Peacehaven, Lancing, Moulescoomb, Hove, Saltdean, Patcham, Shoreham-by-Sea, Portslade, Withdean, Kemp Town, Preston, Rottingdean, Stanmer, Falmer, Bevendean, Southwick and other areas in East Sussex and nearby.

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