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Liverpool Rat Catchers Contractors (L1): Discovering a rat in your garden or house tends to be rather a frightening experience even though it is not so common an occurrence in Liverpool nowadays, it's definitely something that happens every once in awhile. Rats tend to breed quickly and are likely to cause issues, particularly when there are a lot of them. One incidence of a lone rat may not be much of a concern, but if you are noticing them on a regular basis you need to take action.

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Although neither of the two rat breeds currently living in the United Kingdom are natives of these shores, they've definitely thrived since they arrived here. The brown rat is especially common (hence its name) whilst the black rat is not so much so nowadays. Both of these types came from Asia and arrived in the UK aboard ships.

Brown rats are bigger than black rats (Rattus Rattus) and can weigh as much as 500g, with a length of around nine inches. To prevent their incisor teeth from getting too long, common brown rats must keep chewing things, and that's why they are the cause of so much damage and destruction. Their gnawing is commonly targeting objects made out of wood.

Rats cause lots of problems in businesses and homes in Liverpool and they spread disease, leave behind droppings, gnaw through pipes, woodwork, insulation and wires, and generally cause a nuisance. Sightings of rats should always be reported to the local authorities. It is possible to report problems with rats on the .gov website online HERE.

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You don't have to actually see rats to confirm that they're there, since there are many signs that can betray their presence. It could be that you may come across rat holes gnawed into floorboards or skirting boards, you could hear noises coming from a wall, loft or floor, you might come upon a rat's nest hidden away or you could discover droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards.

To deal with this issue there are a few strategies you could take. You could put poison or traps down yourself, you could find a pest removal specialist or you could get hold of your local Liverpool environmental health department. There are not a lot of individuals these days who only specialize in issues with rats, so you can also contact them if you have a problem with moles in your lawn or perhaps a wasps nest in your walls. (Tags: Pest Control Liverpool, Ratcatchers Liverpool )

Species of Rat

You'll only ever encounter 2 kinds of rat in Liverpool, Merseyside or anywhere in the United Kingdom. These are the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat:

The brown rat (common rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), sewer rat or street rat) is the most commonly found rat in the British Isles and all across Europe (also North America). The colour of this rodent varies between brown and grey, it normally grows to around 4-9" (plus a similar length tail) with a weight of between 140 and 500 grammes. While at one time considered to have originated in Norway, it's now known to have initially come from China. Brown rats dig burrows and climb effectively, they have poor eyesight but an acute sense of hearing, the female rats can give birth to five litters every year, they'll consume practically any foodstuffs (omnivorous) but prefer grain cereals.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat):

The black rat, ship rat or roof rat is also not a native of the United Kingdom, originating from Southeast Asia. Understood to have spread at the time of the Roman Empire, this rat quite likely reached Continental Europe and Great Britain inside cargoes of spices. Fairly rare nowadays in the UK, this rat was pretty much driven out by the more dominant brown (common) rat. Growing to lengths of five to seven inches, the black rat weighs in at only 75-230g. Black rats are known to spread many diseases, in particular toxoplasmosis, listeria, Weil's disease, salmonella, bubonic plague, typhus and trichinosis.

Checking for Rats: There are several ways that you can tell when you have rats. When you've got an inkling that there may be rats in your business or home you should be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows close to solid surfaces, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirtings, try to find signs of tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil, listen out for constant scratching noises emanating from walls and attics, in particular during the night, keep an eye out for rat droppings, they are dark brown in colour and look like large grains of rice, check for gnaw marks in wood, cables and wires, especially in lofts.

Burrows: Burrowing is one thing that all rats really like to do and its at the side of solid objects or structures like shed bases, garages, terraces and pathways where they particularly prefer to dig. Perfect for shelter, nesting and food storage, rat burrows are dug into extensive systems which could even cause damage to buildings if not nipped in the bud. The access points to rat burrows are normally worn smooth by the continuous comings and goings, so watch out for holes with smooth sides near to solid structures. Should you notice holes but aren't positive that they're rats, they'll commonly be about two to four inches across. An effective way to ascertain if rats are still living in the burrow is to throw some stuff into the entrance hole and see if it's been removed the following day.

Mouse Problems Liverpool: Although not quite so uncomfortable as finding rats scampering around garden or house, mice may be equally as much of an issue. While not so big, mice are still going to contaminate food, gnaw at things, breed rapidly and leave droppings. The resolution to mouse problems in Liverpool are largely the same as those used with rats ie poisoning and trapping. Liverpool rat catchers can also help you solve mouse infestations, so contact one or pay a visit to RATED PEOPLE to get the issue sorted.

Clearly rodents are not only an issue in Liverpool, they are just as likely to occur in Tarbock, Childwall, West Derby, Bankhall, Fairfield, Vauxhall, Bootle, Kensington, Wavertree, Orrell Park, Everton, Otterspool, Huyton, Kirkdale, Garston, Knowsley, Prescot, Edge Hill, Toxteth and other areas in Merseyside and close by.

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