Rat Catchers Greenock

Greenock Rat Catchers Contractors (PA15): Although it's not so common these days, spotting a rat in your home or garden in Greenock is not really a pleasing experience to go through. A single rat sighting might not be too much of a cause for concern, however, if you see rats more frequently or notice more than one rat you could potentially be in for trouble since they reproduce so fast.

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There are 2 sorts of rat which you may come across in Greenock, brown (or common) rats and black rats. It is pretty improbable that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you've spotted a rat just recently the chances are it'll have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were at one time common and were blamed for the Great Plague, they are relatively rare now, however when they are seen they're exceptional climbers, have good hearing, and can give birth to between 20 and 100 offspring every twelve months.

The black rat at 5-7 inches long, is a little smaller than the brown variety, which grows to lengths of nearly 9 inches and weighs about half a kilogram. To wear down their continually growing teeth, brown rats have to keep chewing stuff, and that's why they cause such a lot of damage and destruction. Wooden items are especially vulnerable to their gnawing.

An infestation of rats may cause lots of different issues for home owners and businesses in and around Greenock, they spread diseases, gnaw their way through pipes, wires, woodwork and insulation, leave behind droppings, and get up to all sorts of mischief. Property holders need to report sightings of rats to their local authority. Or even post a report recording sightings of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, which is forwarded to the relevant local authority.

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You will oftentimes discover the presence of rats not in fact by seeing them, but by them announcing their presence by other means. It is possible you may come upon a rat's nest in some out of sight location, you may find droppings on the floor or in cupboards, you could come across distinctive rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirting boards or you could hear scratching coming from a loft, wall or floor.

To manage this problem there are specific strategies that you might take. You could put poison or traps down yourself, you can get in touch with the local Greenock environmental health department or you could find a rat catcher or pest removal specialist. In centuries past, rat catchers were exactly that, but at present they tend to be called pest control experts and will not just be able to help you manage getting rid of rats but also solving problems with mice, ants, moles, cockroaches, wasps and many more.

Rat Prevention Greenock: Discouraging rats and mice before they even appear is actually the simplest way to avoid such problems. Therefore, even if you do not presently have a rat problem, rat prevention has to be high on your priority list. Among the principal causes of rat infestations is household trash littering gardens. Providing them with both the materials and place for nests will only attract them. If there is also plenty of food on offer these rats will be in paradise, so be aware that bird seed feeders can attract rats, especially when they're vulnerable to spilling over, and domestic food scraps should not be left lying around.

Checking for Rats: If you've got an inkling you may have rats in your business or home, there are a few means by which you are able to find out. You should search for signs of tail trails or footprints in dusty areas, keep your eyes peeled for faeces (droppings), they are dark brown in colour and look just like large grains of rice, listen closely for scratching noises emanating from lofts and walls, in particular at night, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirting boards and walls, pay attention to gnawing in cables, wires and wood, particularly in lofts, look out for burrows or holes close to solid objects.

Rat Burrows: Burrowing is something that all rats like to do and it's adjacent to solid structures and objects like shed bases, pathways, patios and garage foundations that they particularly like to dig. They dig out extensive burrow networks that provide shelter, food storage and nesting places. The entrances to burrows will often be worn smooth by constant movement, so keep your eyes open for smooth sided holes alongside solid structures. When you spot holes but are not sure if they are made by rats, they will commonly be around 2" to 4" in diameter. Chuck some debris into the burrow entrance and check back the next day to determine if it's been cleared. This would tell you if the rats are still using it.

Reporting Rats and Pests

The following is more detail on a subject we outlined previously. If you notice rats in a public space, in a neighbours garden or in your own garden it is definitely best to report it to the local authorities. Some your local council will provide a cost-free service for rat issues but payment is ordinarily needed for most other infestations such as bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps. Rat infestations may also be reported on the .gov webpage HERE. You can obviously arrange a local rat catcher to pop in and handle the problem by clicking HERE.

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