Rat Catchers Hartlepool

Hartlepool Rat Catchers Contractors (TS24): Whilst it is not such a frequent problem in Hartlepool nowadays, homeowners do still have trouble with rats every now and then. Spotting a rat in your garden or inside your house is not a pleasant thing to experience, and would be enough to cause some people nightmares. Individual rats are unlikely to cause very much of a problem, however rats breed rapidly and will cause problems when they grow in numbers.

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If you do happen to notice rats in Hartlepool, the probabilities are that they're going to be brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus), though there are actually 2 types of rats at present found in Great Britain; brown (or common rats) and black (ship). As you could be aware ship rats were blamed for the Great Plague (17th C) and at that time they were extremely widespread. Black rats are relatively scarce nowadays and actually neither type is a native of the UK, both arriving from Asia.

The black rat at 5-7 inches, isn't as large as the brown rat, which attains a length of up to about 9 inches and weighs about half a kilogram. Most of the destruction caused by brown rats is down to the fact that to keep their teeth from getting too long, they must continuously gnaw on stuff. Their attention is frequently concentrated on objects made out of wood.

An infestation of rats cause a lot of issues for home or business owners throughout Hartlepool, they leave droppings, gnaw through insulation, woodwork, pipes and wires, spread diseases, and contaminate foodstuffs. The local authority needs to be advised when there are regular sightings of rats. Or even post a report to record pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, which is forwarded to the relevant local authority.

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You will on occasion identify the existence of rats not by in fact seeing them, but by them indicating their presence in other ways. It's possible you may hear noises coming from a floor, loft or wall, you could notice droppings on floors or in cupboards, you might stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away or you might come across distinctive rat holes gnawed into floorboards or skirtings.

If you don't wish to wait for the local authorities to manage your rat issues you may also get in touch with local Hartlepool rat catcher or pest controller who'll be knowledgeable in the art of pest removal. In the world today rat catchers typically come under the umbrella category of pest control, and pest control businesses don't only control rats but additionally bedbugs, fleas, cockroaches, mice, moles, wasps and a variety of other garden and domestic pests.

Problems With Moles: Various rat catchers in Hartlepool can also help with moles (the furry kind!). Moles cause trouble in another way to to rats and are not quite so disliked. It is outside in the garden where you're likely to have problems with moles, and lawns in particular are at risk. The sight of mounds of earth in the middle of a nicely trimmed lawn are the evidence of this activity. Using traps is by far the most favourable and humane technique to remove moles.

Types of Rat

You're only likely to run into 2 species of rat in Hartlepool and anyplace in the UK. The Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat:

The most widespread rat seen in the UK, and in fact the most of Europe and North America, is the brown rat (common rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), street rat or sewer rat). This grey or brown coloured rat attains lengths of 4-9" (plus tail) and weight about 140 to 500g. Now thought to have originally come from Central Asia, this rat was once presumed to have spread from Norway (hence the name Norway Rat). Brown rats have poor eyesight but an acute sense of hearing, they dig extensive burrows and climb well, they're omnivores but favour grain cereals, the female rats often reproduce five litters of up to 14 young per year.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus):

Also not native to the United Kingdom, the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), roof rat or ship rat initially arrived in Europe from Southeast Asia (probably India). It is regarded as having spread throughout Europe during the time of the Roman Empire, most likely traveling in cargoes of spice. Very rare now in Great Britain, the black rat was for the most part ousted by the more dominant brown (common) rat. Weighing in at just 75 to 230 grams, the black rat attains lengths of about five to seven inches. Well known for causing diseases black rats have been to blame for bubonic plague, typhus, trichinosis, listeria, salmonella, toxoplasmosis and Weil's disease.

Signs of Rat Infestations: When you've got an idea you may have rats in your business or property, there are various ways by which you are able to find out. You can watch for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks, listen out for constant scratching noises emanating from rooves and walls, especially at night, be on the lookout for holes or burrows alongside solid objects, search for signs of tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil, keep an eye out for droppings (faeces), they're dark brown in colour and look much like large grains of rice, check for gnaw marks in wires, cables and wood, particularly in attics.

Burrowing: One thing which rats love to do is burrow and dig, and the location where they mainly love to burrow is next to and beneath solid structures and objects such as garage foundations, patios, paths and shed bases. Rats dig out substantial burrow networks which are useful for food storage, shelter and a nesting place. A certain indication of a rat burrow is a hole with smooth sides close to a solid surface, where the movement of furry creatures have polished and rubbed the burrow entrance. Generally 2-4 inches in diameter, burrow entrances are normally fairly easy to identify. Throw some debris into the entrance and check back the following day to find out whether it's been shifted. This will show you if the rats are still present.

Of course rats and rodents aren't only found in Hartlepool itself, you could also come across them in Wingate, Castle Eden, Claxton, Middleton, Blackhall Colliery, High Throston, Hesleden, Rift House, Peterlee, Greatham, Durham, Hartfields, Elwick, Seaton Carew and other places in and around County Durham.

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