Rat Catchers Grays

Grays Rat Catchers Contractors (RM17): Although it is not all that common these days, discovering a rat in your garden or home in Grays isn't a good thing to go through. One rat sighting shouldn't be too much of a concern, however, if you observe rats more regularly or spot more than one you could be in trouble as they tend to reproduce so fast.

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If you do discover rats in Grays, the probability is that they are going to be common brown rats, though there are in fact two kinds of rats at present living in the UK; black (ship) rats and brown (common) rats. As you might know black rats were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague (17th C) during which period they were fairly widespread. Black rats are relatively scarce nowadays and in fact neither breed is native to the British Isles, both of them originally from from Asia.

The biggest of the two rat varieties is the common brown at around nine inches, while the black only grows to between 5" and 7". Brown rats often cause damage because they have to continually gnaw at stuff to stop their teeth from growing too much. Their interest is often targeting items made from timber.

Rats cause numerous problems in homes and business premises in Grays and they transmit disease, leave droppings, gnaw through wires, insulation, pipes and woodwork, and generally cause a nuisance. Any repeated incidences of rats ought to be reported to the local authority. Or otherwise go HERE to report sightings of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website online.

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You will oftentimes identify the existence of rats not by actually observing them, but by them indicating their presence in other ways. It could be that you may find a rat's nest in some tucked away location, you might detect droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you could encounter rat holes gnawed in skirtings or floorboards or you could hear noises coming from a loft, floor or wall.

Unless you wish to wait around for environmental health to take care of your rat problem you might decide to speak to a local Grays rat catcher or pest controller who will be experienced in the world of pest removal. Long ago, rat catchers used to be simply that, but these days they are normally termed pest controllers and will not just be able to help you tackle getting rid of rats but also ants, mice, moles, cockroaches, wasps and much more.

Rat Prevention Grays: Dissuading rats before they become a nuisance is definitely an effective way of avoiding such problems. Therefore, rat prevention has to be something to keep in mind even though you don't have a rat problem at this time. One of the principal causes of rat infestations is domestic waste littering gardens. You will do little else but encourage them if you give them both the materials and location to build a nest. Also, avoid giving them easy foodstuffs by leaving household scraps of food around the garden and putting out bird seed feeders with grain that will just attract rats and mice.

Rat Traps: Rat traps are amongst the best ways to deal with a rat infestation, regardless of whether you are taking care of it by yourself or getting the rat catchers in. These days there are various different kinds of rat trap available, making sure you have a range of capture options. Should you be against hurting animals, maybe the capture trap are your best solution. Available rat trap types include the likes of: enclosed poison traps, cage traps, electronic rat traps and spring loaded bait traps.

Rat Poisons: One of the means by which to resolve a rat problem is to put down poison. This is generally done by leaving a bait laced with poison, that is then ingested by a rat causing its death a few days later. When it is set in the appropriate location in or close to a rat infested area, this poison can quite rapidly kill a large population of rats. One or more of three key components that are used in rat poisons are: brodifacoum, bromadioline or difenacoum. You need to be very careful to keep this out of reach of pets. Brands of rat poison available in Grays include the likes of: Roshield, Elixir Gardens, RatKil, Propest, Rentokil and Pest Expert.

Species of Rat

There are actually two sorts of rat that you could encounter in Grays, Essex or anywhere else in Great Britain for that matter. They're the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus):

The brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat, street rat or sewer rat) is the most commonly seen rat in the United Kingdom and all across Europe (also North America). This grey or brown coloured rodent attains lengths of 4" to 9" (plus the tail) and weighs in at 140-500g. This species was given its name Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) since it was believed to have arrived in Great Britain by ship from Norway. It's nowadays considered to have originated from Central Asia/China. Brown rats are omniverous (eat any foodstuffs) although their favourite foods are grain cereals, they have bad eyesight but excellent hearing, the females reach sexual maturity in just 5 weeks and are able to have 5 litters per year (with as many as 14 in each), they climb well and burrow extensively.

The Black Rat:

Also not native to Britain, the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat first came to Europe from Southeast Asia (India). It's regarded as having spread to Europe in Roman times, possibly hidden in cargoes of spice. Once commonplace in the United Kingdom, the black rat essentially disappeared when the brown rat appeared. Growing to a length of 5-7 inches, this rat weighs only 75-230g. Known to pass on bubonic plague, Weil's disease, typhus, toxoplasmosis, listeria, salmonella and trichinosis, black rats are notorious spreaders of pathogens and disease.

Have You Got Rats?: When you have an inkling that you might have rats in your property or business, there are several ways in which you can tell. You should pay attention to gnawing in wood, cables and wires, particularly in lofts, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirtings and walls, look out for tunnels or burrows near to solid objects, listen closely for continual scratching noises emanating from attics and walls, especially at night, search for footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, keep your eyes open for rat droppings, they are dark brown in colour and look like large grains of rice.

Burrowing: Burrowing and digging is a thing that all rats really like to do and its next to and beneath solid structures and objects such as garden sheds, walkways, terraces and garage foundations that they particularly prefer to dig. They dig out extensive burrow networks which provide them with food storage, shelter and nesting places. Keep an eye out for holes having smooth sides, that have been rubbed by the continuous ins and outs of these busy pests. Normally 2-4 inches in diameter, entrance holes to rat burrows are not hard to spot. You can find out if rats are still in situ by temporarily filling up the entrance to find out if they return and clear it.

Needless to say mice and rats are not only a problem in Grays, you could also come across them in Tilbury, West Tilbury, Little Thurrock, Rainham, Chafford Hundred, North Stifford, Mucking, Stanford-le-Hope, Badgers Dene, Upminster, Chadwell St Mary, Linford, Horndon on the Hill, Orsett, Aveley and additional places close by.

Grays pest control: Xpress Pest Control - Grays RM11 2PW, Grays Pest Control - Discreet Local Pest Services SS17 0PQ, Armour Environmental Services Ltd DA10 0PP, ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Grays RM16 4PJ.

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