Rat Catchers Horndean

Horndean Rat Catchers Contractors (PO8): Although its not such a frequent problem nowadays in Horndean, householders can still have issues with rats every once in awhile. Seeing rats in your home or garden isn't a nice thing to experience, and could be enough to give some homeowners the shivers. Lone rats don't really cause very much of a problem, although rats reproduce quickly and will cause problems as soon as their numbers rise.

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There are actually two types of rat which you may come across in Horndean, brown (common) rats and black rats. It is quite improbable that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you've seen a rat recently it's likely to have been the more widespread brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were at one time common and were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're rather rare now, although when they are seen they're superb climbers, have good hearing, and can produce between 20 and 100 offspring each year.

The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5 to 7 inches, is a bit smaller than the common brown rat, which reaches a length of nearly 9" and weighs around 500g. The majority of the damage caused by brown rats is due to the fact that to keep their incisor teeth from getting too much, they must continuously gnaw stuff. Their interest is often concentrated on things made from wood.

Rat infestations will cause all sorts of problems for home owners and businesses in Horndean, they gnaw their way through wires, woodwork, pipes and insulation, leave droppings, transmit disease, and contaminate foodstuffs. The local authority must be notified when there are sightings of rats. Or even report sightings of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, to be forwarded to the relevant local authorities.

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You don't always need to observe rats to confirm their existence, because there are many signs that can betray their activity. Perhaps you may notice droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you might hear scratching noises coming from a wall, floor or loft, you could observe holes gnawed in skirtings or floorboards or you could come across a rat's nest hidden away.

Unless you want to wait around for the local environmental health authority to control this problem you may also call in local Horndean pest controller or rat catcher who will be an expert in the area of pest removal. These days rat catchers generally come under the category of pest control, and pest elimination companies not only deal with rats but additionally cockroaches, fleas, wasps, moles, bedbugs, mice and all sorts of domestic and garden pests.

Rat Traps Horndean:Rat Traps Whether you are planning to handle the rat infestation by yourself or whether you're hiring the experts, one way to do this is with rat traps. There are various types of rat traps nowadays, some that actually kill the rats and others that capture the rat for release elsewhere. If you are against the harming of animals, probably the capture rat trap are the perfect solution. Rat traps are available in all styles and sizes and include the likes of: spring loaded bait traps, cage traps, electronic rat traps and enclosed poison traps.

Problems With Moles: Though no longer such a commonplace problem nowadays moles can also be handled by rat catchers. Bringing about totally different problems to rats, moles are usually not quite so despised. The primary trouble with moles is they cause a fair amount of damage to your garden, especially to a lawn. Evidence of their activity can clearly be seen in the form of randomly scattered piles of earth on beautifully mowed lawns. Capturing with traps is by far the most humane and acceptable method to get rid of moles. (Tags: Mole Trapping Horndean, Molecatchers Horndean)

Do You Have Rats?: When you've got a notion that you might have rats in your business or home, there are a number of ways by which you'll be able to tell. You should hunt for footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, check for gnaw marks in wires, wood and cables, particularly in lofts, listen closely for scratching noises emanating from attics and walls, especially at nighttime, keep an eye out for droppings, they are dark brown and look much like large grains of rice, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirtings, look out for tunnels or burrows adjacent to solid surfaces.

Rat Burrows: Something that rats like to do is burrow and dig, and the place where they most like to burrow is at the side of solid objects or structures like patios, shed bases, walkways and garages. They dig out substantial burrow networks that provide a nesting place, shelter and food storage. The entrances to rat burrows tend to be worn smooth by the endless motion, so look out for holes with smooth sides close to solid surfaces. Should you discover holes but aren't sure if they are rats, they will typically be 2-4 inches in diameter. A simple way to ascertain if rats are still in that specific burrow is to throw some rubbish into the entrance and see if it's been cleared the next day.

Reporting Rat Sightings: We briefly talked about this subject earlier, so here I'll go into it a bit more. It is always a wise idea to inform the local environmental health if you notice rats in a neighbours garden, in your own garden or in a public place. Occasionally local authorities offer a free service for sorting out rats but payment is usually required for most pests for example bed bugs, wasps and cockroaches. Also, it is actually possible to report rat infestations through the Government (.gov) website which you can find HERE. Click HERE to arrange your local rat catcher and get the situation resolved straight away.

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