Rat Catchers Hove

Hove Rat Catchers Contractors (BN3): Noticing rats in your home or garden tends to be rather an alarming thing to go through and whilst it is not so common an occurrence in Hove these days, it's certainly something that happens from time to time. Rats tend to breed fairly quickly and will likely cause issues, especially when they're seen in numbers. One sighting of a solitary rat won't be much of an issue, however if you are noticing them regularly you must do something.

Rat Catchers Hove BN3

There are actually 2 sorts of rat which you may encounter in Hove, brown (or common) rats and black rats. It is fairly unlikely that you will ever come across black rats, and if you have seen a rat fairly recently the chances are it will have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were at one time common and were blamed for the Great Plague, they're pretty scarce now, although when they are found they've got good hearing, are terrific climbers, and the females can produce between twenty and one hundred offspring every twelve months.

The longest of the 2 rat varieties is the common brown at approximately 9 inches, whilst the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only measures 5-7 inches long. To prevent their incisor teeth from growing too long, brown rats have to keep on chewing stuff, which is why they are the cause of such a lot of damage and destruction. They especially love to gnaw on timber.

Rats spread diseases, gnaw through insulation, pipes, wires and woodwork, leave behind droppings, and are generally troublesome in homes and businesses in and around Hove. The local authorities should really be advised whenever rats are observed. Or alternatively post a report recording pest and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, that will be forwarded to your local authorities.

Pest Control in Hove

You'll oftentimes notice the presence of rats not by actually physically seeing them, but by their indicating their existence by other means. Perhaps you may come upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you could notice droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you could hear noises coming from a wall, loft or floor or you might encounter rat holes chewed in skirtings or floorboards.

To address this problem there are various routes that you could take. You could put poison or traps down yourself, you could look for a rat removal specialist or you can get in touch with the local Hove authority or council. In the world today rat catchers normally come under the umbrella of pest management, and pest elimination specialists do not only control rats but additionally wasps, moles, cockroaches, fleas, mice, bedbugs and all kinds of household and garden pests.

Molecatchers in Hove

Hove rat catchers are often also called on to manage another problem, namely moles. Moles cause trouble in another way to to rats and aren't quite so despised. The biggest problem with moles is they cause considerable damage to your garden, especially lawns. The recognizable sight of earth mounds in the middle of a nicely manicured lawn is the evidence of such activity. Moles could be caught in traps and rereleased elsewhere, if you prefer a more humane resolution.

Checking for Rats

There are several ways that you can tell when you've got rats. When you have a notion that there may be rats in your business or property you can try to find signs of footprints or tail trails in dusty areas, look out for holes or burrows near to solid objects, check for gnaw marks in wires, wood and cables, especially in attics, keep your eyes open for droppings, they're dark brown and look much like large grains of rice, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirtings, listen for scratching noises coming from rooves and walls, especially during the night.


Burrowing and digging is a thing that all rats love to do and it's next to and beneath solid structures and objects such as walkways, garden sheds, terraces and garages where they particularly like to dig. They create extensive burrow networks which provide a nesting place, food storage and shelter. A guaranteed indication of a rat burrow is usually a smooth sided hole near to a solid surface, where the coming and going of furry bodies have polished and rubbed the entrance hole. Generally two to four inches in diameter, entrance holes to rat burrows are normally fairly easy to identify. You can find out if rats are about by partially filling up the burrow entrance to find out if they come back and clear it.

Reporting Rat Sightings

Here is a bit more information on a subject that we mentioned before. The local environmental health is where you should send a report should you discover rats in a neighbours garden, in a public place or in your own garden. Certain your local council will offer a free service for rat problems but charges are typically made for most unwelcome pests for instance cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps. It is also easy to report rat sightings through the .gov webpage which you will find HERE. You are obviously able to organize a local rat catcher to come and deal with the issue by clicking HERE.

Problems With Mice in Hove

Perhaps thought by many to be not so unsettling as rats, uncovering mice inside your home can cause just as many concerns. Mice, similar to rats, breed rapidly, contaminate food, leave droppings and gnaw at stuff. The resolution to mouse infestations in Hove are much the same as the ones used for rats ie poisoning and trapping. When you've got a mouse infestation, Hove rat catchers will be glad to help you solve this issue. Check out RATED PEOPLE and find a pest control specialist close to you.

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