Rat Catchers Harrow

Harrow Rat Catchers Contractors (HA1): Discovering a rat in your house or garden could be quite an unsettling thing to go through although it isn't such a common occurrence in Harrow in recent times, its definitely something that happens every once in awhile. Rats breed quickly and can cause issues, especially when there are a lot of them. Just one sighting of a solitary rat probably won't be all that much of an issue, but if you are noticing them often make sure you take action.

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If you do happen to see rats in Harrow, the chances are that they'll be brown rats, even though there are in fact two breeds of rats currently living in Great Britain; brown (common rats) and black (ship). As you might know black rats were responsible for the Great Plague (17th C) and at that time they were quite common. Black rats are quite scarce nowadays and in fact neither species is native to the British Isles, both of them originally from from Asia.

The longest of the 2 rats is the brown at around nine inches, while the black only grows to between 5" and 7". Brown rats cause damage as they need to continuously gnaw on stuff to prevent their teeth from growing too much. Their gnawing is frequently targeting things made of wood.

Rats transmit diseases, gnaw through wires, woodwork, insulation and pipes, leave droppings, and are generally troublesome in businesses and homes throughout Harrow. Sightings of rats should be reported to the local authority. Or otherwise go HERE to report incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov dedicated webpage.

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You do not necessarily need to observe rats to know of that they are there, because there are plenty of telltale signs which will betray their presence. It is possible you could find droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you could hear scratching noises coming from a wall, floor or loft, you could observe distinctive rat holes chewed into skirting boards or floorboards or you might find a rat's nest hidden away somewhere.

In order to have this situation resolved properly you will need to call in a specialist. You can get in contact with the local authorities or get hold of a professional Harrow pest controller or rat catcher yourself. Nowadays rat catchers usually fall into the category of pest management, and pest control businesses do not only control rats but additionally cockroaches, moles, fleas, mice, wasps, bedbugs and all sorts of domestic and garden pests.

Rat Prevention Harrow

Dissuading rodents before they even show up is an effective way to avoid such issues. Consequently, deterring mice and rats has to be a thing to look at even when you don't have problems with rats at this time. One of the major factors that cause rat and mouse infestations is domestic household rubbish in gardens. You will just attract rats and mice if you supply them with both the materials and place to build a nest. Furthermore, avoid providing easily accessible foodstuffs by leaving waste food lying around and putting out bird seed feeders with grain that is only going to attract them.

Rat Poisons

One of the means by which to sort out a rat issue is to lay down poison. Wholewheat grains are covered using a poisoned compound and strategically left for the rats to ingest, it then takes them several days to die. The positioning of the rat poison is crucial and can be responsible for the failure or success of this procedure. Commonly brodifacoum, bromadioline or difenacoum are the poisons used. Pets and birds may also be harmed by eating such rat poisons, so take care. Rat poison brands available in the British Isles include the likes of: Pest Expert, Propest, Rentokil, Elixir Gardens, RatKil and Roshield. (Tags: Rat Poison Harrow, Rat Poisons Harrow)

Rats - Telltale Signs

If you've got an inkling you may have rats in your business or property, there are a variety of ways that you'll be able to find out. You could listen out for continual scratching noises emanating from roofs and walls, particularly at night, keep an eye out for faeces (droppings), they look just like large grains of rice and are dark brown, check for gnaw marks in wires, cables and wood, particularly in lofts, be on the lookout for burrows or tunnels adjacent to solid surfaces, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirtings, hunt for tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil.


Burrowing and digging is a thing that all rats love to do and it is next to and under solid objects or structures like garages, shed bases, paths and patios that they especially like to dig. These are often not simple holes in the ground, but rather substantial networks of burrows, created to use as shelter, food storage and nesting places. A sure sign of a rat burrow is a smooth sided hole adjacent to a solid surface, where the motion of hairy animals have polished the burrow entrance. If you spot holes but aren't positive that they are made by rats, they will usually be around 2-4 inches across. Chuck some debris into the entrance and check the next day to ascertain if it's been moved. This can determine if the rats are still in situ.

Mouse Problems Harrow

While not as upsetting as seeing rats in your garden or house, having mice could be as much of an issue. The same as rats, mice gnaw at stuff, contaminate foodstuffs, leave droppings, breed quickly and are generally a pain. The tactics for mouse infestations in Harrow are quite similar to the ones used with rats ie poisoning and setting traps. If you have a mouse infestation, Harrow rat catchers will be willing to help you resolve this issue. Check out RATED PEOPLE and find a pest controller in your area.

Harrow pest control: ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Harrow HA1 3LZ, Xpress Pest Control - Harrow HA1 2PG, Swift Pest Control HA4 9LT, Paramount Pest Control Ltd HA5 4DE.

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