Rat Catchers Llanelli

Llanelli Rat Catchers Contractors (SA14): Even though its not really a frequent problem in Llanelli nowadays, homeowners can still have issues with rats on occasion. Discovering rats in your house or garden is not a nice experience, and could be enough to cause some home owners the shivers. Individual rats should not create very much of a problem, but naturally rats tend to reproduce rapidly and can cause issues as soon as they grow in numbers.

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If you happen to notice rats in Llanelli, the probabilities are that they'll be brown rats, though there are actually two breeds of rats presently found in Great Britain; brown (common rats) and black (or ship rats). As you may know black rats were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague of the 17th Century during which period they were fairly widespread. Black rats are relatively scarce now but in fact neither species is a native of the UK, both originally from from Asia.

The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5-7 inches, is a little smaller than the brown rat, which grows to lengths of almost 9 inches and weighs in at close to 500g. To stop their incisor teeth from growing too long, brown rats have to keep on chewing things, and that's why they cause such a lot of damage. Rats particularly like to gnaw on woodwork.

Rats spread disease, leave droppings, gnaw their way through pipes, woodwork, wires and insulation, and generally cause issues in homes and business premises throughout Llanelli. The local authorities really should be notified when there are any sightings of rats. Or go HERE to report incidences of rats and pests on the .gov website.

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You'll on occasion become aware of the existence of rats not actually by seeing them, but by their indicating their presence by other means. Perhaps you may encounter holes chewed in skirtings or floorboards, you might detect droppings on floors or in cupboards, you may stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere or you may hear scratching coming from a wall, loft or floor.

To tackle this situation there are various routes you might consider. You could put traps or poison down yourself, you could find a rat removal specialist or you could get in touch with your local Llanelli council. There are not too many people nowadays who only specialise in rat problems, you can also give them a call if you've got a wasp nest in your loft or maybe moles causing damage to your lawn. (Tags: Pest Control Llanelli, Rat Catcher Llanelli )

Kinds of Rat

In Llanelli, Wales and throughout the British Isles, there's just 2 kinds of rat which you're going to encounter. The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus).

The Brown Rat

The commonest rat found in the UK, and in fact the rest of Europe, is the brown rat (common rat, sewer rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or street rat). The coloration of this rodent ranges between grey and brown, it generally grows to about 4-9" (and a similar length of tail) with a weight of between 140 and 500 grams. Though at one time considered to have spread from Norway (hence its name), the brown rat is now understood to have initially come from China/Central Asia. Brown rats climb effectively and dig burrows, they have an acute sense of hearing but poor eyesight, the females can give birth to 5 litters a year, they'll eat virtually anything (omnivores) but have a preference for cereals and grains.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Originating in Southeast Asia (quite likely India) the black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not native to the United Kingdom or Europe. Understood to have been spread when the Roman Empire reigned supreme, this rat possibly reached Europe and the British Isles hidden in spice shipments. The black rat was at one time common in Great Britain however was basically replaced by the brown rat and now is pretty uncommon. This rat reaches a length of 5-7 inches and usually weighs 75g to 230g. Renowned for causing diseases black rats may be the cause of salmonella, trichinosis, Weil's disease, listeria, typhus, toxoplasmosis and bubonic plague.

Signs of Rats

There are plenty of ways that you can find out when you've got rats. When you have your suspicions that there might be rats in your business or property you could look out for tunnels or burrows near to solid objects, keep an eye out for droppings, they are darkish brown and look much like large grains of rice, hunt for footprints or tail trails in dusty areas, listen closely for scratching noises coming from walls and roofs, particularly at nighttime, pay attention to gnaw marks in wires, cables and wood, especially in lofts, watch for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks.


Burrowing is a thing that all rats really love to do and it is next to and beneath solid structures and objects such as terraces, pathways, garages and garden shed bases that they especially prefer to dig. They build substantial burrow networks that provide food storage, shelter and nesting. Keep your eyes open for holes with smooth edges, which may have been rubbed by the steady coming and going of these busy little pests. Generally two to four inches in diameter, entrances to rat burrows are not hard to spot. Throw some stuff into the entrance hole and check the next day to see if it's been shifted. This can clarify if rats are still about.

Reporting Rats and Pests

Here's more information on a subject we touched on earlier in this article. It is always a wise idea to inform the local authority Environmental Health Department if you spot rats in a neighbours garden, in your own garden or in a public area. In the case of rats this is sometimes a free service, although you will frequently be faced with a charge for some other infestations like cockroaches, wasps and bed bugs. Rat sightings may also be reported on the Government (.gov) webpage HERE. Click HERE to arrange a local rat catcher and get the matter sorted fast.

Naturally rats and mice are not just an issue in Llanelli itself, they may also crop up in Kidwelly, Llwynhendy, Llangennech, Trostre, Panteg, Burry Port, Sandy, Tumble, Cross Hands, Llannon, Furnace, Bynea, Pontarddulais, Dafen, Felinfoel, Pwll, Trinsaran, Pembrey, Bryn, Morfa and other Wales areas.

Llanelli pest control: B Firm Pest Control Ltd SA5 9PQ, ABC 24/7 Pest Control SA15 3NW, ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Llanelli SA16 0YP, ERG Wasp Control Llanelli SA15 5RT.

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