Rat Catchers Bury

Bury Rat Catchers Contractors (BL9): Discovering a rat in your house or garden can be quite an unsettling experience to go through and whilst its not so frequent an occurrence in Bury nowadays, its certainly something that does happen on occasion. Rats tend to breed quickly and can cause issues, especially when their numbers spiral out of control. An individual incidence of a solitary rat may not be too much of a worry, but if you happen to be observing them on a regular basis you must get some specialist advice.

Rat Catchers Bury BL9

There are 2 sorts of rat which you might come across in Bury, brown (or common) rats and black rats. It's rather unlikely that you will ever see a black rat, and if you've spotted a rat fairly recently it's likely to have been the more commonplace brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were once common and were blamed for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're rather scarce nowadays, though where they are seen they are excellent climbers, have good hearing, and the females can produce between 20 and 100 baby rats in just one year.

The largest of the 2 rat species is the brown rat at approximately nine inches, while the black only grows to between 5" and 7". To wear down their constantly growing incisors, common brown rats have to keep on gnawing at things, which is why they cause so much damage and destruction. Wood is particularly prone to their interest.

Rats gnaw through wires, woodwork, insulation and pipes, transmit diseases, leave droppings, and are basically troublesome in homes and business premises in Bury. Any regular incidences of rats should be reported to the local environmental health department. You may also report rat and pest problems on the .gov web page HERE.

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It's not invariably by sight alone that you will become aware of the existence of rats, their behaviour is sometimes enough to give warning. Perhaps you may find a rat's nest hidden away, you might encounter rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirtings, you may find droppings in cupboards or on floors or you might hear noises coming from a wall, floor or loft.

In order to have this issue remedied properly you ought to contact a professional. You can get in touch with your local authorities or employ the services of a specialist Bury pest controller or rat catcher yourself. In the old days, rat catchers used to be exactly that, however currently they tend to be called pest control experts and won't only be happy to help you manage getting rid of rats but also removing ants, wasps, mice, cockroaches, moles and much more.

Signs of Rat Infestations

When you have an inkling you could have rats in your property or business, there are a variety of ways by which you'll be able to find out. You should pay attention to gnawing in cables, wood and wires, particularly in lofts, keep an eye out for droppings, they're dark brown in colour and look like large grains of rice, listen closely for scratching noises coming from walls and lofts, particularly during the night, watch out for rub marks on skirtings and walls where greasy fur has left marks, hunt for tail trails or footprints in dusty areas, look out for tunnels or burrows alongside solid surfaces.


If you have rats living in your garden, the probabilities are there is going to be a burrow. Rats like to dig burrows and they usually dig them next to and under solid objects or structures such as patios, walkways, garages and garden shed bases. These are the locations to look if you think you have rats about. These are not often just straightforward holes in the ground, but rather extensive networks of burrows, created to provide a nesting place, shelter and food storage. The access points to rat burrows tend to be worn smooth by the frequent movement, so watch out for holes with smooth sides next to and beneath solid surfaces. Should you discover holes but aren't sure if they are rats, they'll typically be two to four inches across. An easy way to find out if rats still live in that particular burrow is to chuck some rubbish into the burrow entrance and find out if it's been cleared away the following day.

Rat Sightings - Reporting

We talked about this previously, so now I will go into it a bit more. If you notice rats in a neighbours garden, in a public area or in your own garden its a great idea to report it to the local environmental health. Some councils offer a cost-free service for rat issues but payment is typically required for many other infestations for instance wasps, cockroaches and bed bugs. Rat sightings may also be reported by visiting the .gov website HERE. To have the problem sorted swiftly book a rat catcher HERE.

Obviously rat infestations are not just an issue in Bury, they could crop up in Whitefield, Little Lever, Toppings, Ramsbottom, Free Town, Limefield, Chesham, Unsworth, Gigg, Walshaw, Tottington, Elton, Pimhole, Prestwich, Fishpool, Heap Bridge, Heywood, Fernhill and additional areas close by.

Bury pest control: Control Pest Management North West M26 1WN, ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Bury M15 4PZ, Bury Pest Control - Discreet Local Pest Services M40 8LY, Xpress Pest Control - Bury M12 4AH.

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