Rat Catchers Doncaster

Doncaster Rat Catchers Contractors (DN1): Even though it is not really a frequent problem nowadays in Doncaster, homeowners do still have issues with rats on occasion. Seeing rats in your garden or inside your property is not a great thing to experience, and would be enough to cause some property owners the shakes. Individual rats are not likely to create very much of a problem, although rats tend to breed quickly and can cause issues as soon as their numbers rise.

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There are 2 sorts of rat that you may spot in Doncaster, brown (common) rats and black rats. It is pretty unlikely that you'll ever see a black rat, and if you have stumbled upon a rat recently it's likely to have been the more widespread brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were common at one time and were responsible for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're pretty scarce now, although where they are found they are excellent climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and the females can give birth to between 20 and 100 baby rats in a single year.

The black rat at 5 to 7 inches, is a little smaller than the brown variety, which grows to a length of up to about 9" and weighs in at around half a kilo. Brown rats often cause problems as they need to constantly chew on stuff to stop their teeth from getting too long. They especially like to gnaw at wood.

Rats may cause numerous problems in homes and business premises throughout Doncaster and they spread disease, gnaw through wires, insulation, woodwork and pipes, leave behind droppings, and are basically troublesome. Homeowners should always report incidences of rats to their relevant local authority. You can also report a rat problem on the .gov website online HERE.

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You'll sometimes identify the existence of rats not by actually physically observing them, but by their indicating their existence by other means. It could be that you could hear scratching noises coming from a wall, loft or floor, you may start seeing droppings on the floor or in cupboards, you could observe distinctive rat holes chewed into skirtings or floorboards or you might come across a rat's nest in some tucked away location.

If you don't wish to wait for the local council to remedy your rat problem you could choose to call a local Doncaster rat catcher or pest controller who'll be experienced in the field of pest removal. In the old days, rat catchers were simply that, however these days they tend to be referred to as pest control experts and won't just be happy to help you manage getting rid of rats but also cockroaches, ants, wasps, mice, moles and more.

Rat Poisons: One of the ways to deal with an infestation of rats is to put down poison. A rat will die several days after consuming a poisoned bait, typically wheat. The location of the poison is very important and will likely be responsible for the success or failure of this approach. Toxic components which are used in rat poison includes: difenacoum, bromadioline or brodifacoum. You've got to be careful to keep these poisons out of reach of cats and dogs. Brands of rat poison in Doncaster include: Elixir Gardens, Rentokil, Roshield, Pest Expert, RatKil and Propest. (Tags: Rat Poison Doncaster, Rat Poisons Doncaster)

Kinds of Rat

You're only likely to run across two types of rat in Doncaster and anyplace in the UK. These are the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus):

The brown rat (common rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), street rat or sewer rat) is the most frequently found rat in Great Britain and all over Continental Europe (also North America). This brown or grey coloured rat reaches lengths of 4" to 9" (plus tail) and weights 140 - 500 grammes. Nowadays thought to have originally come from Central Asia, this rat was at one time deemed to have arrived from Norway (hence its name). Brown rats climb well and dig extensive burrows, they have bad eyesight but excellent hearing, the female rats can give birth to 5 litters each year, they'll feed on pretty much any foodstuffs (they are omnivores) but have a preference for cereals and grains.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat):

The black rat, roof rat or ship rat is also not native to Britain, arriving from Southeast Asia (quite likely India). Probably traveling in shipments of spices for the Roman Empire, the black rat then spread through Continental Europe. Once prevalent in the British Isles, this rat disappeared when the brown rat became dominant. Reaching a length of 5" to 7", this rat weighs in at about 75 to 230 grams. Notorious for causing diseases black rats are often responsible for Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, trichinosis, listeria, bubonic plague and typhus.

Rats - Telltale Signs: When you've got an idea that you may have rats in your home or business, there are a variety of ways that you could find out. You could check for gnawing in wood, cables and wires, particularly in lofts, listen closely for constant scratching noises coming from walls and rooves, especially at nighttime, look out for tunnels or burrows near to solid surfaces, hunt for signs of footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, keep an eye out for droppings (faeces), they're dark brown in colour and look much like large grains of rice, watch for rub marks on skirtings and walls where greasy fur has left marks.

Rat Burrows: When you have rats living in your garden, the probabilities are that there will be a burrow. Rats love to burrow and they usually do this at the side of solid objects or structures such as walkways, garden sheds, patios and garage foundations. These are the best places to check if you think there could be rats about. Useful for food storage, shelter and nesting places, rat burrows are dug into substantial systems which could even cause damage if allowed to continue unchecked. A guaranteed indication of a rat burrow is a hole with smooth sides adjacent to a solid surface, where the motion of furry critters have polished the burrow entrance. The entrances to rat burrows are typically 2" to 4" in diameter. A simple way to learn if rats are still in the burrow is to chuck a bit of debris into the entrance hole and find out if it's been cleared away the next day.

Clearly rats and rodents are not only found in Doncaster, they might occur in Scawsby, Arksey, Cusworth, Kirk Sandall, Long Sandall, Bessacarr, Bentley, Hatfield, Wheatley, Edenthorpe, Highfields, Hyde Park, Hexthorpe, Sprotbrough, Balby and other South Yorkshire locations.

Doncaster pest control: Xpress Pest Control - Doncaster DN3 3NL, ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Doncaster DN3 3BH, Doncaster Pest Control - Discreet Local Pest Services DN5 7AA, DL Pest Control DN11 9BG.

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