Rat Catchers Chalfont St Peter

Chalfont St Peter Rat Catchers Contractors (SL9): Seeing a rat in your garden or even inside your property is usually quite a frightening thing to go through even though it's not such a common occurrence in Chalfont St Peter in recent times, it's certainly something that happens every so often. Rats breed very quickly and are likely to cause issues, especially when they are seen in numbers. One sighting of a solitary rat won't be all that much of a problem, however if you happen to be observing them frequently you need to report it.

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While neither of the 2 rat species currently seen in the British Isles are native to these islands, they've definitely become well established. The brown rat is particularly common (hence its name) whilst the black (ship) rat isn't so much nowadays. Both of these types came from Asia and arrived in the United Kingdom on boats.

The brown rat is bigger than the black rat weighing in at half a kilo and reaching lengths of almost nine inches. A lot of the destruction attributable to brown rats is down to the fact that to prevent their teeth from getting too much, they've got to continuously gnaw on things. Items made of wood are particularly more prone to this interest.

An infestation of rats can cause a lot of problems for home owners and businesses in and around Chalfont St Peter, they gnaw through wires, woodwork, pipes and insulation, transmit diseases, leave droppings, and build nests. The local council ought to be advised whenever rats are observed. It is possible to report problems with rats on the .gov web page HERE.

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It isn't purely by sight that you will be alerted to the presence of rats, their behaviour is oftentimes enough to give warning. Perhaps you may start seeing droppings in cupboards or on floors, you could hear scratching noises coming from a wall, floor or loft, you could come across a rat's nest hidden away or you might observe distinctive rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirtings.

To deal with this problem there are specific approaches you might take. You could put down poison or traps yourself, you could contact your local Chalfont St Peter authorities or you can bring in a pest controller who specialises in rat removal. Back many years ago, rat catchers were simply that, however at present they tend to be known as pest control experts and won't just be happy to help you tackle getting rid of rats but also resolving problems with moles, wasps, mice, ants, cockroaches and many more.

Kinds of Rat

In Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire or anywhere in the UK, there are only 2 species of rat which you are going to run into. The Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus):

The brown rat (street rat, sewer rat, common rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)) is the most frequently found rat in Britain and all across Continental Europe (also North America). The brown rat (it can often be grey in colour) is ordinarily 4-9" in length (excluding the tail) and weighs in at 140 to 500g. It almost always lives wherever people are living. It was named Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) since it was deemed to have spread to the UK by ships from Norway. It's nowadays understood to have originated in China or Central Asia. Brown rats are omniverous (consume just about anything) although they prefer to eat grains and cereals, they've got an acute sense of hearing but poor eyesight, the females attain sexual maturity in five weeks and can have 5 litters a year (with as many as 14 young in each litter), they dig extensively and climb brilliantly.

The Black Rat:

The black rat, roof rat or ship rat is also not native to the British Isles, originally coming from Southeast Asia. Believed to have been spread during the Roman Empire, this rat quite likely reached Europe and Britain hidden in shipments of spice. The black rat was at one time prevalent in Great Britain but was typically replaced by the more dominant brown rat and is now not often seen. Reaching a length of 5" to 7", the black rat weighs in at just 75-230 grammes. Well known for passing on salmonella, Weil's disease, listeria, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, typhus and bubonic plague, black rats are prolific spreaders of pathogens and disease.

Rats - How to Spot Them: There are various ways that you can tell if you've got rats. When you have your suspicions that there may be rats in your business or home you can search for signs of tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil, watch out for rub marks on skirtings and walls where greasy fur has left marks, keep an eye out for rat droppings, they look much like large grains of rice and are dark brown, listen closely for scratching noises emanating from roofs and walls, especially during the night, pay attention to gnawing in wood, cables and wires, particularly in lofts, be on the lookout for burrows or holes close to solid objects.

Rat Burrows: Digging is one thing that rats like to do and its next to and under solid structures and objects such as terraces, pathways, garden sheds and garage foundations where they mainly like to dig. These are often not straightforward holes in the ground, but rather substantial systems of burrows, built to use as shelter, nesting and food storage. The access points to rat burrows are normally worn smooth by frequent comings and goings, so keep your eyes open for smooth sided holes close to solid structures. The burrow entrances are generally 2" to 4" across. It's possible to find out if rats are living there by temporarily blocking up the entrance to find out if they return and clear it away.

Not surprisingly rats aren't only an issue in Chalfont St Peter itself, they might occur in Denham Garden Village, Jordans, Harefield, Chalfont St Giles, Denham Green, Dibden Hill, Chalfont Common, Gravel Hill Layters Green, Butlers Cross, Denham, Gerrards Cross, Chorleywood, Seer Green and other places in Buckinghamshire and close by.

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