Rat Catchers Loughton

Loughton Rat Catchers Contractors (IG10): Observing a rat in your garden or even inside your property could be quite an alarming experience and while it is not so regular an occurrence in Loughton in recent times, it is definitely not unheard of. Rats breed very quickly and can cause problems, particularly when there are a lot of them. Just one sighting of a lone rat will possibly not be too much of a worry, but if you happen to be seeing them on a regular basis it's best to do something about it.

Rat Catchers Loughton IG10

If you spot rats in Loughton, the probability is that they'll be common brown rats, even though there are in fact 2 types of rat currently found in the British Isles; black (ship) rats and brown (common) rats. As you might know ship rats were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague (17th C) and at that time they were fairly common. Black rats are relatively rare now and actually neither type is native to the British Isles, both of them arriving from Asia.

The longest of the 2 rat varieties is the common brown rat at around 9", whilst the black rat only measures 5-7 inches. Most of the damage attributable to brown rats is down to the fact that to prevent their incisors from growing too long, they've got to continuously gnaw things. Their interest is often concentrated on items made of wood.

Rats cause various kinds of problems in businesses and homes around Loughton and they gnaw their way through pipes, wires, woodwork and insulation, spread diseases, leave behind droppings, and are basically problematic. The local council ought to be informed whenever rats are observed. You could also report rat sightings on the .gov website HERE.

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It's not only by sight that you will be alerted to the presence of rats, their actions are sometimes quite enough to give warning. Perhaps you might hear scratching coming from a floor, loft or wall, you could encounter holes chewed in floorboards or skirtings, you might detect droppings on the floor or in cupboards or you might uncover a rat's nest in some hidden location.

In order to have this problem managed correctly you will need to speak to a professional. You can either get in touch with the local council or bring in an expert Loughton pest controller or rat catcher yourself. These days rat catchers usually fall into the category of pest control, and pest elimination experts not only remove rats but also wasps, moles, bedbugs, cockroaches, mice, fleas and many other kinds of garden and domestic pests.

Rat Prevention

The best way to prevent problems with rodents is to discourage them in the first place. Subsequently, deterring rats ought to be a thing to look at even though you do not currently have a rat problem. Household waste laying around the garden is one of the major causes of rat infestations. Providing both the location and materials for nests will only attract them. Furthermore, you should refrain from supplying them with easy foodstuffs by leaving household food scraps around and putting bird seed feeders out with grain that will only encourage them.

Checking for Rats

There are a few ways that you can find out when you've got rats. If you have a notion that there may be rats in your property or business you can try to find tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, be on the lookout for burrows or holes near to solid objects, check for gnaw marks in wood, cables and wires, especially in lofts, listen closely for constant scratching noises emanating from walls and attics, in particular during the night, keep your eyes peeled for faeces (droppings), they look like large grains of rice and are dark brown, watch for rub marks on skirting boards and walls where greasy fur has left marks.

Rat Burrows

If you have rats running around the garden, the likelihood is that there will be a burrow. Rats love to burrow and dig and they usually excavate them at the side of solid structures and objects such as garage foundations, garden sheds, pathways and terraces. These are the locations to check out if you think there may be rats about. They excavate extensive networks of burrows which provide them with food storage, nesting and shelter. The access points to rat burrows will often be worn smooth by the constant coming and going, so look out for holes with smooth sides beside solid structures. The entrances to rat burrows are normally around two to four inches across. You should check if rats are still there by temporarily blocking up the entrance hole to see if they return and clear it.

Reporting Rats and Pests

We briefly brought up this earlier, so now we will go into more detail. Should you see rats in a public space, in your own garden or in a neighbours garden it is generally advised to inform the local authorities. When it comes to rats this may sometimes be a free service, even though you'll normally be required to pay for other pest infestations for instance cockroaches, wasps and bed bugs. You can go to the .gov webpage HERE to report rats. You're obviously able to arrange your own rat catcher to come and sort out the situation by going HERE.

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