Rat Catchers Kendal

Kendal Rat Catchers Contractors (LA9): Spotting rats in your home or garden tends to be rather a horrifying experience to go through although it's not such a frequent occurrence in Kendal in recent times, its certainly not unheard of. Rats breed very quickly and are likely to cause problems, particularly when they are seen in numbers. One incidence of a lone rat might not be much of a concern, however if you're seeing them on a regular basis you should do something.

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There are two types of rat which you may come across in Kendal, black rats and brown (or common) rats. It is relatively unlikely that you'll ever come across a black rat, and if you've spotted a rat recently the chances are it will have been the more common brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were common at one time and were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague, they are fairly scarce now, but when they are found they have an acute sense of hearing, are excellent climbers, and can produce between twenty and one hundred baby rats each year.

The brown rat is larger than the black rat (Rattus Rattus) and can weigh as much as half a kilogram, with a length of approximately 9 inches. Brown rats can cause problems because they've got to constantly gnaw on stuff to prevent their teeth from growing too much. Timber is especially susceptible to this interest.

Rats gnaw their way through pipes, wires, insulation and woodwork, spread disease, leave behind droppings, and will generally cause a nuisance in businesses and households throughout Kendal. The local council ought to be notified whenever rats are sighted. Or alternatively post a report recording sightings of rats and pests on the .gov website HERE, which is passed onto the relevant local authority.

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You may not always have to observe rats to confirm that they are there, due to the fact that there are a few signs which may warn you of their presence. Its possible you could come across rat holes gnawed into skirting boards or floorboards, you could find a rat's nest in some out of the way location, you could detect droppings in cupboards or on the floor or you may hear noises coming from a floor, wall or loft.

If you want to have this problem tackled correctly it is advisable to speak to an expert. You can either inform your local authority or get hold of a specialist Kendal rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. There are not so many people these days who specialize just in rat problems, you are also able to call them if you have moles in your lawn or even a wasp nest in your loft.

Molecatchers in Kendal

Whilst no longer such a commonplace pest these days moles are also often tackled by rat catchers. Moles may cause problems in another way to to rats and are not quite so detested. Gardens and lawns are the chief things at risk when you've got a mole problem. Evidence of their activity can plainly be seen in the shape of randomly scattered heaps of earth on beautifully trimmed lawns. The preferred and most humane way to remove moles is by trapping. (Tags: Mole Catchers Kendal, Mole Trapping Kendal)

Spotting Rats

There are plenty of ways that you can tell when you've got rats. When you've got an idea that there could be rats in your home or business you could pay attention to gnaw marks in wood, cables and wires, especially in lofts, look out for holes or burrows near to solid surfaces, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirting boards and walls, keep an eye out for rat droppings, they're dark brown in colour and look like large grains of rice, search for signs of footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, listen out for scratching noises coming from roofs and walls, particularly during the night.


When you have rats living in your garden, the probabilities are there is going to be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to dig burrows and they often do this at the side of solid objects or structures such as terraces, walkways, garages and shed bases. These are the places to look if you think there might be rats nearby. These are not often just simple holes, but rather substantial systems of burrows, built to use as food storage, shelter and nesting. The entrances to rat burrows are often worn smooth by the frequent ins and outs, so keep your eyes open for holes with smooth sides close to solid surfaces. The entrances to burrows are commonly 2-4 inches in diameter. An easy way to discover if rats currently using the burrow is to throw a bit of stuff into the hole and see whether it's been cleared the following day.

Rat Sightings - Reporting

The following is a little more detail on a subject we discussed previously. It is always smart to inform the local authority Environmental Health Department if you see rats in your own garden, in a public place or in a neighbours garden. With regards to rats this is often a cost-free service, although you will frequently be charged for some other pest infestations for example bed bugs, wasps and cockroaches. You can go to the Government (.gov) website HERE to report rats. Click HERE to arrange your local rat catcher and get the matter tackled swiftly.

Problems With Mice

Possibly considered by many people to be not as unsettling as rats, uncovering mice scuttling around your home can lead to just as many concerns. Mice, like rats, leave droppings, breed quickly, contaminate food and gnaw at things. Much the same techniques are typically used to resolve mouse problems in Kendal, this means that poisoning and setting traps are favoured. If you've got a mouse infestation, Kendal rat catchers should be happy to help you solve this problem. Head right over to RATED PEOPLE and find a pest control specialist close to you.

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