Rat Catchers Norwich

Norwich Rat Catchers Contractors (NR1): Seeing a rat in your garden or home tends to be quite an unsettling experience although its not such a frequent occurrence in Norwich in recent times, it is definitely something that happens. Rats breed very quickly and are likely to cause problems, particularly when they're present in numbers. An individual incidence of a solitary rat probably won't be that much of a concern, but if you're noticing them frequently you'll want to do something about it.

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Although neither of the two kinds of rat currently living in the British Isles are native to these shores, they have unquestionably made themselves at home. The brown rat is particularly common (hence its name) whilst the black rat just isn't so much nowadays. Both types escaped from Asia and got to the United Kingdom on boats (as stowaways).

The biggest of the 2 rats is the common brown at about 9 inches, while the black only measures 5 to 7 inches. To prevent their teeth from getting too long, brown rats must keep chewing stuff, which is why they are the cause of so much damage and destruction. Woodwork is especially susceptible to their gnawing.

Rats leave behind droppings, gnaw their way through pipes, woodwork, wires and insulation, transmit disease, and basically cause issues in homes and businesses in and around Norwich. Sightings of rats should always be reported to the local authority. Or post a report to record sightings of rats and pests on the .gov website HERE, which is forwarded to your local authorities.

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You'll occasionally identify the presence of rats not actually by observing them, but by their announcing their presence by other means. It's possible you could notice droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you might encounter rat holes gnawed into floorboards or skirting boards, you may hear scratching coming from a floor, wall or loft or you could find a rat's nest hidden away.

To address this problem there are a few routes you could consider. You could lay traps or poison yourself, you can get in touch with the local Norwich environmental health or you could retain the services of a pest removal expert. There are not very many folks these days who specialise only in rat problems, you're also able to call them if you have moles in your lawn or maybe a wasps nest in your loft. (Tags: Pest Control Norwich, Rat Catchers Norwich )

Species of Rat

In Norwich, Norfolk or anywhere in the British Isles, there's only two types of rat that you are going to come across. They are the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The brown rat (common rat, sewer rat, street rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)) is the most commonly seen rat in Britain and throughout Continental Europe (also North America). The brown rat (it can sometimes be grey) is ordinarily 4-9 inches long (not including the tail) and weighs in at 140-500g. It usually lives wherever human beings are living. While once believed to have originated from Norway, it is now understood to have initially come from China/Central Asia. Brown rats have bad eyesight but an acute sense of hearing, they climb effectively and dig burrows, they are omnivores but have a preference for cereals, the females will produce 5 litters of as many as 14 young every year.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Originating in Southeast Asia the black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not native to the United Kingdom or Europe. Probably traveling in spice shipments in Roman times, the black rat consequently spread through Europe. Quite scarce nowadays in the UK, the black rat was pretty much replaced by the larger brown rat. This rat reaches a length of five to seven inches and weighs around 75g to 230g. Known to cause listeria, bubonic plague, salmonella, toxoplasmosis, typhus, Weil's disease and trichinosis, black rats are notorious spreaders of disease and pathogens.

Do You Have Rats?

When you've got suspicions you might have rats in your business or property, there are several ways by which you are able to find out. You should search for signs of tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, listen out for continual scratching noises emanating from rooves and walls, particularly at nighttime, pay attention to gnaw marks in cables, wires and wood, especially in attics, look out for holes or burrows near to solid objects, keep an eye out for faeces (droppings), they're darkish brown and look similar to large grains of rice, watch for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks.

Rat Burrows

If you have rats living in the garden, the chances are that there will be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to burrow and dig and they often dig them at the side of solid structures and objects like garages, walkways, terraces and shed bases. These are the locations to check out if you believe there could be rats in the area. These are not just straightforward holes in the ground, but substantial systems of burrows, built to use as nesting, shelter and food storage. Watch out for holes having smooth sides, which have been polished by the continual movement of these busy critters. If you notice holes but are not certain that they are rats, they will generally be two to four inches in diameter. A great way to determine if rats are nesting in that specific burrow is to toss some rubbish into the burrow and find out if it's been cleared the next day.

Of course rat infestations are not just a problem in Norwich, they might occur in Thorpe Saint Andrew, Upper Hellesdon, Eaton, Old Catton, Lakenham, Sprowston, Mt Pleasant, Thorpe Hamlet, Heigham Grove, Earlham, Hellesdon, Trowse Newton and some other locations close by.

Norwich pest control: Xpress Pest Control - Norwich NR3 1DF, Rodent Service (East Anglia) Ltd NR3 1UR, Hannants Cleaning Ltd NR1 3HU, Norwich Pest Control - Discreet Local Pest Services .

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