Rat Catchers Herne Bay

Herne Bay Rat Catchers Contractors (CT6): Observing a rat in your home or garden is usually quite an unsettling experience to go through although it's not so common an occurrence in Herne Bay nowadays, it's definitely not unheard of. Rats breed fairly quickly and will likely cause issues, particularly when there are a lot of them. An individual sighting of a solitary rat may not be all that much of a problem, but if you are noticing them often make sure you report it.

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There are actually 2 kinds of rat which you may encounter in Herne Bay, black rats and brown (or common) rats. Its fairly improbable that you'll ever come across a black rat, and if you've encountered a rat fairly recently the chances are it'll have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were common at one time and were the cause of the Great Plague, they are fairly rare now, though where they are found they've got an acute sense of hearing, are superb climbers, and the females can produce between 20 and 100 offspring every 12 months.

The largest and heaviest of the two rat breeds is the brown at approximately nine inches, whilst the black rat only grows to between 5" and 7". Brown rats may cause problems as they have to continually chew on things to prevent their teeth from getting too long. Rats particularly choose to gnaw at woodwork.

An infestation of rats may cause a number of problems for business owners and householders in Herne Bay, they spread diseases, leave behind droppings, gnaw through insulation, pipes, wires and woodwork, and contaminate foodstuffs. Sightings of rats need to be reported to the local authority. Or perhaps post a report recording incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, which will be passed onto your local authorities.

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You do not have to actually see rats to know of that they are there, since there are many telltale signs that can betray their presence. It could be that you might come upon a rat's nest in some out of the way location, you might hear noises coming from a loft, floor or wall, you might observe rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirting boards or you could detect droppings on the floor or in cupboards.

To deal with this issue there are various routes that you might take. You could put down poison or traps yourself, you could get in touch with the local Herne Bay environmental health department or you could locate a rat catcher. There are not so many individuals these days who specialize only in rat catching, so you can also contact them if you have a problem with moles causing damage to your lawn or even a wasp nest in your loft space. (Tags: Rat Catcher Herne Bay, Pest Control Herne Bay )

Rat Prevention Herne Bay: Dissuading rodents before they even appear is definitely the most effective way of avoiding having problems with them. Consequently, even if you do not presently have a rat problem, rat prevention has to be extremely high on your list of priorities. Household rubbish littered around your garden is known to be one of the main factors that cause rat and rodent infestations. Supplying both the materials and location to build nests will do little but encourage them. Also, you should refrain from supplying easily accessible foodstuffs by leaving domestic food scraps lying around and putting out bird seed feeders with grain that will just encourage them. (Tags: Rat Prevention, Rat Deterrents)

Species of Rat

You'll only ever come across 2 breeds of rat in Herne Bay, Kent or anyplace in the UK. They're the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat:

In Herne Bay, the rest of Britain and Europe the most common kind of rat is the brown rat (sewer rat, common rat, street rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)), this is what you are likely to see in your garden or property. The brown rat (it can often be grey) is ordinarily 4-9 inches in length (excluding the tail) and weighs 140 to 500 grams. It always lives wherever people are living. Now thought to have originated in Central Asia (probably China), this rat was once deemed to have come from Norway. Brown rats have an acute sense of hearing but bad eyesight, they dig a lot and climb effectively, they're omnivores but have a preference for cereal grains, the female rats will reproduce five litters of up to 14 young a year.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus):

The black rat, ship rat or roof rat is also not a native of the UK, originating in Southeast Asia. Quite likely traveling in shipments of spices at the time of the Roman Empire, the black rat consequently spread through Europe. Once widespread in Britain, the black rat largely disappeared as the brown rat appeared. Growing to a length of 5" to 7", the black rat weighs around 75 to 230 grams. Well known for passing on bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, trichinosis, listeria, typhus and salmonella, black rats are notorious spreaders of pathogens and disease.

Have You Got Rats?: If you've got suspicions you may have rats in your business or property, there are a number of ways by which you'll be able to find out. You should keep your eyes open for faeces, they look like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, be on the lookout for burrows or holes alongside solid surfaces, hunt for tail trails or footprints in dusty areas, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirting boards, pay attention to gnawing in cables, wires and wood, particularly in lofts, listen closely for scratching noises coming from walls and rooves, especially at nighttime.

Burrowing: If you've got rats appearing in the garden, the chances are that there will be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to burrow and dig and they typically do this alongside solid structures and objects like walkways, garden shed bases, terraces and garage foundations. These are the places to check out if you believe there are rats nearby. They excavate extensive burrow networks that are useful for food storage, shelter and nesting. The access points to rat burrows are often worn smooth by constant movement, so watch out for smooth sided holes close to solid surfaces. The entrance holes to rat burrows are generally 2-4 inches across. An effective way to discover if rats are nesting in that specific burrow is to toss a bit of stuff into the entrance and see if it's been removed the following day.

Obviously rodents are not just found in Herne Bay, they can crop up in Reculver, Beltinge, Tyler Hill, Sturry, Eddington, Birchington, Hersden, Upstreet, St Nicholas at Wade, Broomfield, Herne Common, Hoath, Westbere, Whitstable, Monkton, Broadoak, Chestfield and similar Kent places.

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