Rat Catchers Horwich

Horwich Rat Catchers Contractors (BL6): Spotting a rat in your house or garden could be rather an unsettling experience to go through and whilst it's not such a regular occurrence in Horwich these days, its definitely not unheard of. Rats breed very quickly and will likely cause problems, particularly when their numbers spiral out of control. Just one incidence of a solitary rat might not be much of a concern, but if you're observing them regularly it is best to report it.

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Even though neither of the two rat breeds presently living in the British Isles originate from these shores, they have clearly become well established. The brown rat is particularly common while the black rat just isn't so much nowadays. Both breeds originated in Asia and got to the UK on boats (as stowaways).

The black rat at 5" to 7" long, is not as big as the brown variety, which reaches a length of almost 9 inches and weighs close to half a kilo. To wear down their continuously growing teeth, common brown rats have to keep on gnawing at stuff, which explains why they're responsible for such a lot of damage and destruction. Their interest is frequently concentrated on items made out of timber.

Rats spread diseases, leave droppings, gnaw through wires, woodwork, pipes and insulation, and are generally problematic in homes and businesses in Horwich. Incidences of rats should always be reported to the local authority. Or otherwise head HERE to report pest and rat sightings on the .gov dedicated webpage.

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You will oftentimes be alerted to the existence of rats not by in fact physically observing them, but by them indicating their presence in other ways. It could be that you might hear noises coming from a loft, floor or wall, you could notice droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you may observe distinctive rat holes gnawed into floorboards or skirtings or you could come across a rat's nest hidden away somewhere.

To deal with this issue there are several strategies that you could consider. You could lay down traps or poison yourself, you could track down a pest removal specialist or you can get in touch with your local Horwich environmental health department. In these modern times rat catchers usually come under the umbrella of pest control, and pest control companies not only remove rats but in addition wasps, mice, bedbugs, moles, fleas, cockroaches and many more types of domestic and garden pests.

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Mole Problems: While nowhere near such a common pest these days moles are occasionally controlled by rat catchers. By no means such despised creatures, moles bring about different issues than rats. It is outside in your garden where you're likely to have problems with moles, and lawns specifically are at risk of damage. The sight of earth mounds in the middle of a nicely manicured lawn are the proof of this activity. Moles may be caught in traps and then rereleased someplace else, if you favour a more humane option.

Kinds of Rat

In Horwich, Greater Manchester or anywhere in the United Kingdom, there's only two species of rat that you're likely to come across. The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus) and the Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus):

The brown rat (common rat, street rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or sewer rat) is the most frequently seen rat in the UK and all across Continental Europe (also North America). This brown or grey coloured creature grows to lengths of 4-9 inches (plus tail) and weights 140 to 500 grams. Nowadays known to have originated in Central Asia, the brown rat was at one time believed to have arrived from Norway (hence the name Norway Rat). Brown rats have poor eyesight but an acute sense of hearing, they climb effectively and dig burrows, they're omnivores but favour cereal grains, the female rats often produce 5 litters of up to 14 young each year.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus):

Also not native to the United Kingdom, the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), roof rat or ship rat first arrived in Europe from Southeast Asia (most likely India). It is believed to have spread through Europe during the time of the Roman Empire, very likely hidden in cargoes of spice. Very scarce now in the UK, this rat was for the most part ousted by the larger brown (common) rat. Weighing in at only 75-230 grammes, the black rat attains a length of approximately 5-7 inches. Black rats are notorious for spreading several diseases, especially typhus, bubonic plague, Weil's disease, salmonella, trichinosis, listeria and toxoplasmosis.

Rats - Telltale Signs: When you have a notion you could have rats in your home or business, there are a number of ways by which you're able to tell. You could listen out for scratching noises emanating from roofs and walls, particularly at nighttime, hunt for tail trails or footprints in dusty areas, keep an eye out for droppings (faeces), they look like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, pay attention to gnaw marks in wood, cables and wires, particularly in attics, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirtings and walls, be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows next to solid surfaces.

Burrows: When you have rats living in your garden, the chances are that there will be a burrow. Rats like to burrow and they mostly excavate them next to and under solid structures and objects like garden shed bases, pathways, garage foundations and terraces. These are the best locations to look if you think you have rats nearby. They dig out extensive systems of burrows which provide nesting, food storage and shelter. Keep your eyes peeled for holes having smooth sides, that have been polished by the steady movement of these busy pests. When you notice holes but aren't positive that they are rats, they'll typically be 2-4 inches across. You can find out if rats are still using it by partially blocking up the entrance hole to determine if they return and remove it.

Reporting Rat Sightings: We briefly touched on this subject before, so now we will go into a bit more detail. The local council is where you should report it if you discover rats in your own garden, in a public place or in a neighbours garden. Sometimes local councils will take care of rats cost-free, however when you have other pests like wasps, cockroaches and bed bugs they will generally charge you. You can visit the .gov webpage HERE to report rat sightings. To have the problem sorted out promptly schedule a rat catcher HERE.

Naturally rats are not only found in Horwich, they may crop up in Anderton, Adlington, Westhoughton, Middlebrook, Blackrod, Lostock, Chorley, Bottom o the Moor, Rivington, Limbrick, Bolton, Barrow Bridge, Haigh, Grimeford Village, Deane and other places in Greater Manchester and close by.

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Having a problem with rats in Horwich is something that everybody dreads, and when you find yourself in this scenario, you may be tempted to try to resolve it on your own. Rat traps, rat poisons and similar merchandise is available in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in and around Horwich, so the stuff you need can easily be obtained. Having said that, unless you know precisely what you're at, it's possibly best to retain the services of an experienced rat exterminator, who will have handled this problem thousands of times before, and will know exactly what the perfect solution is. The amateur use of rat toxins will likely cause more problems than it solves, seeing that you must be extremely careful with them if pets and children are running around. If you know what's best for you, always use a specialist rat control service in Horwich for solving your rat problems.

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