Rat Catchers Dover

Dover Rat Catchers Contractors (CT16): Although it's not that common in these modern times, discovering a rat in your garden or even inside your house in Dover isn't a nice experience to go through. One sighting of a rat might not be too much of a problem, nevertheless, if you notice the presence of rats more often or spot several rats you may be in trouble because they tend to breed so quickly.

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There are 2 kinds of rat that you may come across in Dover, black rats and brown (common) rats. Its fairly improbable that you'll ever see black rats, and if you have seen a rat fairly recently its likely to have been the more widespread brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were once common and were the cause of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are rather scarce now, although where they do exist they have good hearing, are excellent climbers, and the females can give birth to between 20 and 100 offspring in a single year.

The largest of the 2 rats is the brown at around nine inches, while the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only grows to between 5 and 7 inches. The majority of the damage and destruction caused by brown rats is down to the fact that to prevent their teeth from growing too long, they've got to constantly chew on stuff. Wooden items are particularly more prone to their gnawing.

Rats cause an assortment of problems in businesses and homes throughout Dover and they gnaw their way through insulation, pipes, wires and woodwork, transmit diseases, leave droppings, and generally cause a nuisance. Property owners need to report any sightings of rats to the local authorities. Or otherwise go HERE to report incidences of rats and pests on the .gov website online.

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It's not always by sight alone that you will become aware of the presence of rats, their behaviour is sometimes quite enough to enlighten you. Its possible you could hear scratching coming from a loft, wall or floor, you could come across holes gnawed into floorboards or skirting boards, you might find droppings in cupboards or on the floor or you may uncover a rat's nest in some concealed location.

To manage this situation there are specific routes you might consider. You could put traps or poison down yourself, you could speak to the local Dover authority or council or you can track down a rat removal specialist. In these modern times rat catchers typically come under the umbrella category of pest control, and pest elimination specialists not only remove rats but additionally wasps, mice, cockroaches, fleas, moles, bedbugs and all kinds of domestic and garden pests. (Tags: Pest Control Dover, Ratcatchers Dover )

Do You Have Rats?

When you have an idea you may have rats in your property or business, there are a few means by which you're able to find out. You could listen out for constant scratching noises coming from walls and roofs, in particular at nighttime, be on the lookout for holes or burrows alongside solid surfaces, keep your eyes open for rat droppings, they are darkish brown and look similar to large grains of rice, hunt for signs of footprints or tail trails in dusty areas, check for gnawing in cables, wires and wood, especially in lofts, watch out for rub marks on walls and skirting boards where greasy fur has left marks.

Rat Burrows

Digging is a thing that all rats really like to do and it is near to solid structures and objects like pathways, garage foundations, shed bases and terraces where they especially like to dig. Rats build substantial networks of burrows that are useful for a nesting place, food storage and shelter. Keep an eye out for holes having smooth edges, that have been polished by the steady movement of these busy little pests. If you spot holes but aren't sure if they're made by rats, they'll commonly be approximately two to four inches across. Toss some debris into the entrance and check back the next day to find out whether it's been cleared. This will show if the rats are still about.

Not surprisingly rats and mice aren't only a problem in Dover, they can occur in Shepherdswell, Capel le Ferne, Tower Hamlets, St Margarets at Cliffe, Guston, Whitfield, Farthingloe, Temple Ewell, River, Ringwould, Alkham, Church Hougham, West Hougham, Swingate, Maxton, Buckland and additional places nearby.

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