Rat Catchers Chelmsford

Chelmsford Rat Catchers Contractors (CM1): Whilst it's not all that commonplace nowadays, spotting a rat in your home or garden in Chelmsford is not really a pleasing thing to go through. One sighting of a rat shouldn't be too much of a cause for concern, nonetheless, if you see rats more often or spot several rats you might be in trouble since they tend to breed so quickly.

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There are 2 species of rat that you might encounter in Chelmsford, brown (or common) rats and black rats. Its quite unlikely that you'll ever come across a black rat, and if you have encountered a rat 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 blamed for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're rather scarce nowadays, however where they are seen they are excellent climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and can give birth to between twenty and one hundred offspring each year.

The largest and heaviest of the two rat varieties is the common brown rat at approximately 9", whilst the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only measures 5 to 7 inches. Most of the damage and destruction caused by brown rats is due to the fact that to prevent their incisor teeth from growing too long, they have to continually gnaw stuff. Their interest is frequently focused on stuff that's made out of wood.

Rats gnaw through woodwork, insulation, pipes and wires, transmit diseases, leave droppings, and are generally troublesome in businesses and households throughout Chelmsford. The local authority needs to be notified whenever rats are sighted. Or post a report recording incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, which is passed onto the relevant local authority.

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You'll in some cases notice the existence of rats not by actually observing them, but by their announcing their activity in other ways. Its possible you could stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you might hear noises coming from a wall, loft or floor, you may come across distinctive rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirting boards or you could start seeing droppings in cupboards or on the floor.

If you don't want to wait for the local council to control your problem you could also get in touch with local Chelmsford pest controller or rat catcher who'll be skilled in the area of pest removal. Nowadays rat catchers commonly fall into the category of pest management, and pest control businesses not only remove rats but additionally moles, wasps, cockroaches, bedbugs, fleas, mice and all sorts of garden and domestic pests. (Tags: Pest Control Chelmsford, Rat Catchers Chelmsford )

Rat Poisons

A more distasteful way of removing rats is by poisoning. Wholewheat grains are covered with a poisonous substance and strategically left for rats to ingest, it then takes them several days to die. The location of the poison bait is very important and will likely lead to the success or failure of this approach. One or more of three primary compounds which are used in making rat poison are: bromadioline, difenacoum or brodifacoum. You must be extremely careful to keep this out of reach of dogs, cats and other pets. Well known brands of rat poison sold in Chelmsford include the likes of: Rentokil, Elixir Gardens, Roshield, Pest Expert, Propest and RatKil.

Spotting Rats

If you have suspicions that you may have rats in your home or business, there are a number of means by which you could find out. You could check for gnaw marks in cables, wood and wires, especially in lofts, be on the lookout for burrows or holes next to solid surfaces, search for footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, keep your eyes peeled for faeces (droppings), they look like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, listen out for scratching noises coming from walls and rooves, especially at night, watch for rub marks on skirtings and walls where greasy fur has left marks.

Rat Burrows

Burrowing is one thing that rats really love to do and it is next to and under solid objects or structures such as garden sheds, garage foundations, pathways and patios that they particularly prefer to dig. These are often not simple holes in the ground, but rather extensive systems of burrows, designed to provide food storage, shelter and a nesting place. The access points to burrows will often be worn smooth by the constant comings and goings, so watch out for smooth sided holes next to and beneath solid structures. The entrances to burrows are generally around 2" to 4" across. It's possible to find out if rats are using it by partially blocking up the burrow entrance to see if they come back and remove it.

Chelmsford pest control: ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Chelmsford CM3 5NW, Armour Environmental Services Ltd CM2 0HX, Chelmsford Pest Control - Discreet Local Pest Services CM1 1LX, Eastern Counties Pest Control CM1 1EL.

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