Rat Catchers Haverhill

Haverhill Rat Catchers Contractors (CB9): While it's not really a frequent problem in Haverhill nowadays, people do still have issues with rats once in a while. Seeing a rat in your garden or inside your house is not a nice thing to experience, and will be enough to cause some people nightmares. Single rats aren't likely to cause that much of an issue, but of course rats tend to reproduce quickly and can cause issues as soon as their numbers rise.

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If you spot rats in Haverhill, the probability is that they will be brown rats, though there are in fact 2 species of rat presently found in the UK; black (or ship) rats and brown (or common) rats. As you may perhaps know ship rats were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague (17th C) and at that time they were very widespread. Black rats are quite rare nowadays and in fact neither breed is a native of the British Isles, both of them hailing from from Asia.

The biggest of the two rats is the brown rat at about 9 inches, whilst the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only measures 5-7 inches long. Brown rats can cause destruction because they have to constantly gnaw at stuff to prevent their teeth from growing too much. Items made of timber are particularly prone to their gnawing.

Rats cause numerous issues in businesses and homes in Haverhill and they transmit diseases, leave droppings, gnaw their way through wires, insulation, woodwork and pipes, and are basically problematic. Any repeated sightings of rats should always be reported to the local authorities. Or even post a report recording incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, to be passed onto the relevant local authorities.

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You may not actually have to witness rats to know of their existence, because there are plenty of revealing signs that will warn you of their activity. Perhaps you might discover droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you may stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you could hear scratching coming from a floor, loft or wall or you may observe holes gnawed into floorboards or skirtings.

If you don't want to wait for the local environmental health authority to solve your problem you may also contact a local Haverhill pest controller or rat catcher who will be competent in the art of pest removal. There are not that many people these days who specialise only in issues with rats, you're also able to contact them if you have a wasps nest in your loft space or maybe moles in your lawn. (Tags: Pest Control Haverhill, Ratcatchers Haverhill )

Types of Rat

In Haverhill, Suffolk or anywhere else in the UK, there's just 2 species of rat which you are going to encounter. The Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat:

In Haverhill, the rest of Great Britain and Continental Europe the most prevalent species of rat is the brown rat (sewer rat, common rat, street rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)), this is the kind you could see in your garden or property. The brown rat (it can sometimes be grey) is commonly 4 to 9 inches long (without the tail) and weighs about 140 to 500g. It usually lives wherever humans are living. Even though once thought to have spread from Norway (hence its name), it is now understood to have initially come from China. Brown rats have bad eyesight but good hearing, they climb effectively and burrow extensively, they are omnivores but have a preference for cereal grains, the females will reproduce 5 litters of up to 14 pups every year.

The Black Rat:

Originating from Southeast Asia the black rat, ship rat or roof rat is also not native to the British Isles or Europe. Very likely traveling in shipments of spices in the times of the Romans, the black rat then spread throughout Continental Europe. Fairly scarce nowadays in the United Kingdom, the black rat was largely driven out by the larger brown rat. Reaching a length of 5" to 7", this rat weighs in at around 75 to 230 grams. Well known for passing on Weil's disease, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, listeria, typhus and bubonic plague, black rats are prolific spreaders of pathogens and disease.

Checking for Rats: There are a few ways that you can tell if you have rats. When you have an inkling that there could be rats in your home or business you should watch out for rub marks on walls and skirting boards where greasy fur has left marks, pay attention to gnawing in cables, wood and wires, especially in attics, search for signs of tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, be on the lookout for holes or burrows close to solid objects, listen closely for continual scratching noises emanating from lofts and walls, particularly during the night, keep your eyes open for droppings, they are darkish brown and look like large grains of rice.

Rat Burrows: When you have rats living in the garden, the probabilities are that there will be a burrow. Rats like to burrow and they usually excavate them next to and beneath solid structures and objects such as pathways, patios, garden sheds and garages. These are the locations to check if you believe there are rats about. These are not often just simple holes in the ground, but rather substantial networks of burrows, created to provide a nesting place, food storage and shelter. The entrances to rat burrows are usually worn smooth by the endless coming and going, so keep an eye out for smooth sided holes close to solid surfaces. The entrances to burrows are commonly around 2-4 inches across. Throw some debris into the entrance and check back the next day to see if it has been cleared. This will show you if the rats are still in there.

Reporting Rats and Pests: Here is more information on a subject we touched on earlier on this page. Should you witness rats in your own garden, in a neighbours garden or in a public area it's sensible to report it to the local authorities. Occasionally your local council will offer a free service for rat problems but charges are generally made for most infestations for instance cockroaches, wasps and bed bugs. It's also possible to report rats on the .gov webpage which you can visit HERE. To get things taken care of quickly contact a rat catcher HERE.

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