Rat Catchers Chorley

Chorley Rat Catchers Contractors (PR7): Despite the fact that it is not such a common problem in Chorley nowadays, people still have trouble with rats every now and then. Seeing a rat in your garden or inside your home isn't a nice experience, and could be sufficient to cause some people nightmares. Lone rats are unlikely to cause very much of a problem, however rats reproduce rapidly and may cause problems as their numbers rise.

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Although neither of the 2 sorts of rat presently living in the United Kingdom are native to these islands, they have clearly become firmly established. The brown rat is particularly commonplace while the black rat isn't so much so these days. Both types came from Asia and made their way to the UK on ships.

The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5-7 inches, is not as big as the common brown rat, which grows to lengths of almost 9 inches and weighs close to half a kilo. A lot of the damage caused by brown rats is down to the fact that to prevent their incisors from getting too much, they have to constantly chew on things. Their gnawing is oftentimes concentrated on objects made from wood.

Rats leave behind droppings, gnaw through pipes, insulation, wires and woodwork, spread diseases, and are typically problematic in homes and business premises in Chorley. The local authority needs to be notified whenever rats are sighted. Or otherwise post a report recording pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, which is forwarded to the relevant local authority.

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It is not purely by sight that you will become aware of the existence of rats, their habits are often quite enough to give warning. Perhaps you might detect droppings on the floor or in cupboards, you could come upon a rat's nest in some out of sight location, you might spot rat holes chewed in floorboards or skirting boards or you could hear noises coming from a wall, loft or floor.

If you don't wish to wait for environmental health to remedy this problem you may also bring in local Chorley pest controller or rat catcher who'll be experienced in the world of pest removal. There aren't too many individuals nowadays who just specialize in issues with rats, you can also give them a call if you have moles causing damage or perhaps a wasp nest in your attic.

Types of Rat

There are actually two species of rat which you're likely to come across in Chorley, Lancashire or anywhere else in the United Kingdom for that matter. These are the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In Chorley, the rest of Great Britain and Continental Europe the commonest species of rat is the brown rat (common rat, sewer rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or street rat), this is what you might spot in your garden or home. The colouring of this rat varies between brown and grey, it generally grows to around 4" - 9" (with an equivalent length tail) and has a weight range of between 140 and 500g. This rodent was named Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) because it was deemed to have spread to the United Kingdom by ships from Norway. It's now considered to have originated in China or Central Asia. Brown rats climb well and burrow a lot, they have good hearing but poor eyesight, the females can give birth to 5 litters per year, they eat just about anything (they are omniverous) but favour grains and cereals.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Also not a native species of the UK, the black rat, roof rat or ship rat first came to Europe from Southeast Asia. Probably traveling in spice shipments in Roman times, the black rat eventually spread through Europe. Fairly scarce now in Britain, this rat was pretty much ousted by the larger brown (common) rat. Weighing just 75g to 230g, the black rat attains a length of approximately 5-7 inches. Notorious for causing diseases black rats are often the cause of bubonic plague, Weil's disease, salmonella, toxoplasmosis, listeria, typhus and trichinosis.

Do You Have Rats?

When you've got an inkling you may have rats in your property or business, there are a variety of ways that you'll be able to tell. You could look out for burrows or tunnels near to solid objects, try to find signs of footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, pay attention to gnaw marks in cables, wood and wires, particularly in lofts, listen closely for continual scratching noises coming from walls and roofs, particularly during the night, keep your eyes peeled for faeces (droppings), they look much like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, watch for rub marks on walls and skirting boards where greasy fur has left marks.

Rat Burrows

Burrowing is something that rats like to do and its next to and beneath solid objects or structures such as garages, paths, patios and shed bases that they particularly prefer to dig. Providing food storage, shelter and nesting places, burrows are dug into substantial networks that may even cause damage if they remain unchecked. Look out for holes having smooth edges, which have been rubbed by the endless ins and outs of these busy little creatures. The entrance holes to rat burrows are generally approximately 2" to 4" in diameter. It's possible to find out if rats are in situ by temporarily blocking up the entrance to find out whether they come back and clear it away.

Not surprisingly rodents aren't only a problem in Chorley itself, they can also crop up in Birkacre, Bamber Bridge, Brindle, Ribbleton, Heapey, Euxton, Heath Charnock, Fishwick, Cowling, Whittle-le-Woods, Thorpe Green, Coppull, Limbrick, Charnock Richard, Brinscall, Wheelton and similar areas in Lancashire and nearby.

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