Rat Catchers High Wycombe

High Wycombe Rat Catchers Contractors (HP10): Whilst it's not such a common problem nowadays in High Wycombe, householders do still have troubles with rats on occasion. Spotting rats in your property or garden is not a great thing to experience, and would be sufficient to cause some home owners the shakes. Individual rats don't really create much of a problem, but of course rats tend to reproduce quickly and will begin to cause issues as their numbers rise.

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Though neither of the two species of rat currently found in the British Isles originate from these shores, they've clearly thrived since they got here. The brown rat is particularly common (hence its name) whilst the ship (black) rat just isn't so much nowadays. Both breeds came from Asia and got to the British Isles on boats (as stowaways).

The black rat at 5-7" long, is not as large as the brown rat, which reaches lengths of almost 9" and weighs around half a kilo. Brown rats cause damage as they need to continually chew on stuff to stop their teeth from getting too long. Wood is particularly vulnerable to this attention.

Rat infestations lead to a variety of problems for business and home owners in and around High Wycombe, they will spread diseases, leave behind droppings, gnaw their way through pipes, insulation, woodwork and wires, and contaminate foodstuffs. Property holders should always report sightings of rats to the relevant local authority. Or perhaps post a report recording sightings of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, which should be forwarded to your local authorities.

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It isn't always by appearance alone that you'll become aware of the presence of rats, their actions are oftentimes enough to give warning. Perhaps you might stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you may hear scratching coming from a floor, wall or loft, you might start seeing droppings on floors or in cupboards or you may spot holes gnawed in floorboards or skirting boards.

To manage this situation there are specific approaches you could consider. You could set poison or traps yourself, you could track down a rat catcher or you could get hold of your local High Wycombe environmental health department. There are not so many individuals nowadays who specialize just in issues with rats, so you can also contact them if you've got a problem with moles causing damage to your lawn or perhaps a wasp nest in your loft space. (Tags: Ratcatchers High Wycombe, Pest Control High Wycombe )

Rat Prevention

Discouraging rodents before they even become a nuisance is certainly the best way to avoid such problems. Subsequently, even if you do not actually have a problem with rats, rat prevention ought to be extremely high on your list of priorities. Domestic waste littered around your garden is amongst the primary factors that cause rat and mouse infestations. You'll just attract rats if you provide them with both the location and materials to build a nest. Additionally, refrain from giving them easy food by leaving waste food laying around and putting out bird seed feeders with grain that is only going to attract rats. (Tags: Rat Deterrents High Wycombe, Rat Prevention High Wycombe)

Rat Poison

One of the ways to remedy a rat issue is to put down poison. A rat dies just a few days after ingesting a poisoned bait, normally wheat grain. When its placed in the perfect spot in an area where rats have been spotted, poison can pretty rapidly kill a large population of rats. In general bromadioline, brodifacoum or difenacoum are the poisons used. Cats, dogs and other pets might also be harmed as a result of these rat poisons, so be cautious. Brands of rat poison made in the British Isles include: Pest Expert, Elixir Gardens, Rentokil, RatKil, Roshield and Propest.

Rats - Telltale Signs

There are several ways by which you can tell when you have rats. If you've got an inkling that there might be rats in your property or business you can search for footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, keep an eye out for droppings (faeces), they look just like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, watch for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks, pay attention to gnaw marks in wires, wood and cables, especially in attics, listen out for scratching noises coming from roofs and walls, particularly at nighttime, be on the lookout for burrows or tunnels close to solid surfaces.


One thing which rats like to do is dig and burrow, and their favoured area to do it is next to solid objects or structures such as shed bases, paths, terraces and garage foundations. These are often not simple holes in the ground, but extensive systems of burrows, created to use as food storage, shelter and nesting places. The entrances to burrows are generally worn smooth by the continuous coming and going, so watch out for holes with smooth sides next to and beneath solid surfaces. Typically 2-4 inches across, burrow entrances are not difficult to recognize. Throw some debris into the hole and look the following day to find out if it's been cleared. This can tell you if the rats are still using it.

Reporting Rat Sightings

The following is a bit more information on a topic we discussed previously. The local authorities is the place to send a report should you see rats in a public place, in your own garden or in a neighbours garden. With regards to rats this is occasionally a free service, though you'll normally be faced with a charge for other pest infestations for example bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps. Sightings of rats may also be reported on the Government (.gov) webpage HERE. You can of course organize your local rat catcher to come over and handle the issue by clicking HERE.

Problems With Mice in High Wycombe

Mice can be equally as much of a concern as rats, in particular when they get inside your house. The same as rats, mice contaminate food, leave droppings, breed rapidly, gnaw at things and are basically a nuisance. Also, just like rats, poisoning and trapping are the favoured strategies to solving mouse problems in High Wycombe. When you've got a mouse infestation, High Wycombe rat catchers will be happy to help you solve this issue. Pay a visit to RATED PEOPLE and get a pest controller close to you.

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