Rat Catchers Huntingdon

Huntingdon Rat Catchers Contractors (PE29): Discovering a rat in your house or garden could be quite an unsettling experience and while it isn't so common an occurrence in Huntingdon these days, its certainly not unusual. Rats breed quickly and can cause issues, especially when they are present in numbers. Just one incidence of a lone rat won't be that much of a worry, however if you happen to be observing them regularly you'll want to seek help.

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There are actually two sorts of rat which you might come across in Huntingdon, brown (or common) rats and black rats. Its rather unlikely that you will ever see black rats, and if you have encountered a rat fairly recently it is likely to have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were once common and were blamed for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're fairly rare now, but when they are found they have an acute sense of hearing, are exceptional climbers, and the females can give birth to between 20 and 100 baby rats every twelve months.

Brown rats are ordinarily larger than black rats weighing in at half a kilo and reaching a length of approximately 9 inches. A lot of the damage and destruction attributable to brown rats is because to keep their incisors from growing too long, they have to continually chew on stuff. Their attention is commonly concentrated on stuff that is made out of timber.

Rats transmit disease, gnaw through wires, pipes, insulation and woodwork, leave behind droppings, and are basically troublesome in homes and business premises in and around Huntingdon. Home owners must report rat sightings to their relevant local authorities. Or post a report to record sightings of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, which will be forwarded to your local authorities.

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It's not only by sight that you will become aware of the existence of rats, their behaviour is sometimes quite enough to give warning. It could be that you could detect droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you could hear scratching noises coming from a wall, floor or loft, you may find a rat's nest in some concealed location or you may come across rat holes gnawed in skirtings or floorboards.

To address this situation there are two or three routes you could take. You could put poison or traps down yourself, you can get in touch with your local Huntingdon environmental health or you could bring in a pest controller who specialises in rat removal. There are no longer a lot of people nowadays who only specialise in rat catching, you can also contact them if you've got a wasp nest in your loft area or perhaps moles in your lawn.

Rat Traps:Rat Cage Whether you are going to tackle the rat issue yourself or whether you're hiring the professionals, one way to achieve this is by using rat traps. Rat traps can be created to kill a rat or to humanely imprison a rat for release later. If you are opposed to the harming of animals, maybe the capture style trap would be your optimum solution. Rat traps are available all sizes and styles and include the likes of: spring loaded bait traps, cage traps, enclosed poison traps and electronic rat traps.

Signs of Rat Infestations: There are several ways that you can tell if you have rats. When you've got suspicions that there may be rats in your business or property you can watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirtings, listen closely for scratching noises emanating from walls and attics, in particular during the night, keep an eye out for faeces, they're dark brown in colour and look similar to large grains of rice, look out for burrows or holes near to solid objects, search for signs of footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, check for gnawing in wood, cables and wires, especially in lofts.

Burrowing: If you've got rats running around your garden, the probability is there is going to be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to burrow and dig and they frequently excavate them near to solid structures and objects such as terraces, garden sheds, walkways and garages. These are the places to check out if you believe you have rats nearby. These are not just straightforward holes, but rather extensive systems of burrows, built to provide nesting, shelter and food storage. Keep your eyes peeled for holes with smooth edges, which may have been rubbed by the constant comings and goings of these busy animals. The entrances to burrows are typically 2-4 inches across. A good way to determine if rats still live in the burrow is to toss some stuff into the burrow and see whether it's been removed the following day.

Rat Sightings - Reporting

Here's more information on a topic that we outlined further up the page. It is always best to inform the local authorities if you discover rats in a neighbours garden, in your own garden or in a public space. Sometimes councils will sort out rats free of charge, but if you've got other infestations like wasps, bed bugs and cockroaches they'll generally require payment. Incidences of rats can also be reported using the .gov website HERE. To get the problem sorted out fast schedule a rat catcher HERE.

Needless to say rats and rodents are not only found in Huntingdon, they might occur in Ellington, Hemingford Grey, Little Stukeley, Offord Cluny, Godmanchester, Alconbury Weston, Alconbury, Sapley, Brampton, Stukeley Meadows, Houghton, Great Stukeley, Hartford, Buckden and other areas in Cambridgeshire and nearby.

Huntingdon pest control: ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Huntingdon & St Ives PE29 6TW, Xpress Pest Control - Huntingdon PE27 4TA, Huntingdon Pest Control - Discreet Local Pest Services CB24 5HF, Critters Pest Control Services PE26 2QE.

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