Rat Catchers Harrogate

Harrogate Rat Catchers Contractors (HG1): Noticing a rat in your home or garden could be quite a horrifying experience to go through and while its not such a regular occurrence in Harrogate in recent times, it is certainly not unheard of. Rats tend to breed very quickly and can cause issues, especially when their numbers spiral out of hand. A single incidence of a solitary rat will possibly not be much of an issue, but if you happen to be noticing them often it's best to do something.

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If you happen to see rats in Harrogate, the probabilities are that they'll be common brown rats, even though there are actually two types of rats at present found in the UK; brown (common rats) and black (or ship rats). As you might know black rats were responsible for the Great Plague of the 17th Century during which period they were extremely widespread. Black rats are quite scarce now and in fact neither type is native to the United Kingdom, both hailing from from Asia.

The largest of the 2 rat varieties is the common brown rat at about 9", whilst the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only grows to between 5 and 7 inches. To stop their incisor teeth from growing too long, common brown rats need to keep gnawing at stuff, and that's why they cause such a lot of damage. Rats particularly prefer to gnaw at woodwork.

Rats transmit diseases, leave behind droppings, gnaw their way through pipes, woodwork, wires and insulation, and generally cause issues in businesses and homes throughout Harrogate. The local authorities must be advised whenever rats are sighted. Or otherwise post a report to record pest and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, to be passed onto the relevant local authority.

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It's not always by appearance alone that you will be alerted to the existence of rats, their habits are oftentimes enough to enlighten you. Perhaps you might hear scratching noises coming from a floor, wall or loft, you might find a rat's nest hidden away, you may notice droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards or you could come across distinctive rat holes chewed into skirting boards or floorboards.

Unless you wish to wait for the local authorities to control this rat infestation you may also call a local Harrogate pest controller or rat catcher who will be qualified in the field of pest removal. There are not all that many individuals these days who just specialize in rat problems, so you can also call them if you've got a wasp nest in your walls or even moles causing damage.

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Discouraging rats even before they become a nuisance is definitely the simplest way to avoid having problems with them. Therefore, deterring mice and rats ought to be a thing to think about even when you do not have a rat problem at this time. One of the primary reasons behind rat and mouse infestations is domestic household waste in gardens. You'll just attract rats if you give them both the location and materials to build a nest. When there's also a lot of food on offer these rats imagine they are in heaven, so be aware that many bird seed feeders often attract rats, particularly when they're liable to spillages, and household food waste should never be easily accessiblw. (Tags: Rat Deterrents Harrogate, Rat Prevention Harrogate)

Checking for Rats

When you've got a notion you could have rats in your property or business, there are a variety of means by which you're able to find out. You can watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirtings and walls, be on the lookout for burrows or tunnels adjacent to solid surfaces, try to find footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, listen out for constant scratching noises emanating from walls and rooves, particularly during the night, pay attention to gnaw marks in wires, cables and wood, especially in attics, keep your eyes open for droppings (faeces), they are darkish brown and look just like large grains of rice.


A thing which rats love to do is dig burrows, and the area that they most like to dig is near to solid objects or structures like paths, patios, garden sheds and garage foundations. Perfect for food storage, nesting and shelter, burrows are dug into substantial networks which can even cause damage to buildings if not nipped in the bud. Look out for holes having smooth edges, that have been rubbed by the steady ins and outs of these busy little pests. If you notice holes but are not positive that they are rats, they'll typically be around two to four inches in diameter. It's possible to find out if rats are still there by temporarily blocking up the burrow entrance to determine if they come back and clear it away.

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