Rat Catchers Cambridge

Cambridge Rat Catchers Contractors (CB1): Despite the fact that its not such a frequent occurrence in Cambridge nowadays, people do still have troubles with rats occasionally. Spotting a rat in your garden or inside your property isn't a pleasant experience, and could be sufficient to give some homeowners nightmares. Lone rats should not cause very much of a problem, however rats reproduce rapidly and will start to cause issues as they grow in numbers.

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There are actually 2 types of rat that you might run into in Cambridge, brown (or common) rats and black rats. It's rather improbable that you will ever come across black rats, and if you have spotted a rat fairly recently the chances are it will have been the more commonplace brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were once common and were to blame for the spread of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are pretty rare now, but where they are seen they're exceptional climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and the females can produce between 20 and 100 baby rats in a single year.

The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5-7" long, is a bit smaller than the brown rat, which grows to a length of nearly 9 inches and weighs close to 500g. A lot of the damage attributable to brown rats is due to the fact that to prevent their teeth from getting too much, they must continually chew on stuff. Items made from wood are especially vulnerable to their attention.

Rats can cause various issues in businesses and homes throughout Cambridge and they leave droppings, gnaw through wires, insulation, pipes and woodwork, spread disease, and generally cause a nuisance. Any regular sightings of rats should be reported to the local council. It is possible to report sightings of rats and other pests on the .gov website HERE.

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You may not need to physically see rats to know of that they are there, because there are quite a lot of signs that can betray their presence. Perhaps you might hear scratching noises coming from a loft, floor or wall, you may discover droppings in cupboards or on floors, you might find a rat's nest hidden away or you may come across holes chewed into floorboards or skirtings.

To take care of this problem there are specific strategies you might consider. You could put poison or traps down yourself, you can get in touch with the local Cambridge authorities or you could look for a pest controller who specialises in rat removal. These days rat catchers normally come under the category of pest control, and pest elimination experts do not only deal with rats but also moles, bedbugs, cockroaches, wasps, mice, fleas and many other kinds of domestic and garden pests. (Tags: Rat Catchers Cambridge, Pest Control Cambridge )

Rats - How to Spot Them

If you've got an idea you might have rats in your business or home, there are a number of ways by which you'll be able to tell. You should check for gnawing in cables, wood and wires, especially in lofts, keep an eye out for faeces (droppings), they look much like large grains of rice and are dark brown, listen out for scratching noises emanating from walls and lofts, particularly at night, look out for burrows or holes adjacent to solid surfaces, try to find signs of tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, watch out for rub marks on walls and skirting boards where greasy fur has left marks.


When you have rats running around your garden, the probabilities are that there'll be a burrow somewhere. Rats like to dig burrows and they commonly do this adjacent to solid structures and objects such as garages, terraces, pathways and shed bases. These are the places to look if you believe there might be rats nearby. They dig out extensive burrow networks which provide a nesting place, food storage and shelter. Keep your eyes open for holes having smooth edges, which may have been polished by the continuous comings and goings of these busy little pests. The entrance holes to rat burrows are typically around 2-4 inches in diameter. A good way to ascertain if rats are still in the burrow is to throw a bit of rubbish into the hole and check if it has been removed the next day.

Needless to say rats aren't just a problem in Cambridge itself, they're just as likely to occur in Trumpington, Fen Ditton, Cherry Hinton, Cottenham, Grantchester Meadows, Girton, Teversham, Newmarket, Horningsea, St Neots, Petersfield, Newtown, Grantchester, Chesterton, Milton and other places in and around Cambridgeshire.

Cambridge pest control: ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Cambridge CB4 2EA, Xpress Pest Control - Cambridge, Cambridge Pest Control - Discreet Local Pest Services, BPC (Anglia) Ltd .

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