Rat Catchers Oldbury

Oldbury Rat Catchers Contractors (B68): Even while it is not such a frequent problem nowadays in Oldbury, folks do have trouble with rats occasionally. Discovering a rat in your property or garden isn't a nice thing to experience, and is sufficient to give some homeowners the shivers. Lone rats are not likely to cause very much of a problem, but naturally rats breed rapidly and may cause issues when they grow in numbers.

Rat Catchers Oldbury B68

There are 2 types of rat that you might spot in Oldbury, common (brown) rats and black rats. Its quite unlikely that you'll ever come across a black rat, and if you've seen a rat fairly recently the chances are it will have been the more widespread brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were common at one time and were to blame for the spread of the Great Plague, they are rather rare now, though where they do occur they've got good hearing, are terrific climbers, and the females can give birth to between 20 and 100 baby rats each year.

The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5" to 7" long, is a bit smaller than the brown variety, which attains a length of up to about 9 inches and weighs around half a kilogram. Brown rats may cause destruction because they need to constantly gnaw at things to stop their teeth from growing too much. They especially like to gnaw at wood.

Rats may cause a variety of problems in businesses and homes around Oldbury and they gnaw through pipes, insulation, woodwork and wires, spread diseases, leave droppings, and generally cause a nuisance. The local authorities needs to be advised when there are any sightings of rats. Or even go HERE to report pest and rat problems on the .gov website online.

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You will often become aware of the presence of rats not in fact by observing them, but by them announcing their activity by other means. It could be that you may notice droppings on the floor or in cupboards, you could stumble upon a rat's nest in some out of the way location, you might come across distinctive rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirting boards or you could hear scratching noises coming from a loft, floor or wall.

Unless you want to wait for the local environmental health authority to handle this problem you could also speak to a local Oldbury pest controller or rat catcher who will be qualified in the world of pest removal. Back many years ago, rat catchers used to be exactly that, but presently they tend to be referred to as pest control experts and won't just be willing to help you manage rat problems but also wasps, moles, ants, cockroaches, mice and more. (Tags: Ratcatchers Oldbury, Pest Control Oldbury )

Rats - How to Spot Them

There are a few ways by which you can find out if you have rats. When you have suspicions that there could be rats in your property or business you should listen for scratching noises coming from attics and walls, in particular at nighttime, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirtings, search for signs of tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, check for gnawing in cables, wires and wood, especially in attics, keep an eye out for faeces (droppings), they're dark brown in colour and look just like large grains of rice, look out for burrows or holes near to solid objects.


Burrowing is one thing that rats really love to do and it's close to solid objects or structures like paths, shed bases, garages and patios where they mainly prefer to dig. These are not just simple holes, but extensive networks of burrows, created to use as a nesting place, food storage and shelter. The entrances to burrows tend to be worn smooth by continual ins and outs, so keep your eyes open for smooth sided holes next to solid structures. The entrances to rat burrows are normally around 2" to 4" across. Throw some debris into the entrance and check back the following day to ascertain if it has been moved. This would show you if the rats are still in there.

Mouse Problems Oldbury

Mice can be equally as much of a concern as having rats, particularly if they find their way inside your home. Just like rats, mice contaminate food, leave droppings, gnaw at things, breed quickly and are typically a nuisance. The tactics for mouse problems in Oldbury are very similar to the ones used for rats ie poisoning and trapping. When you've got an infestation of mice, Oldbury rat catchers will be very happy to help take care of this problem. Head right over to RATED PEOPLE and find a pest control specialist in your area.

Clearly mice and rats aren't only an issue in Oldbury, they could occur in Horseley, West Smethwick, Swan Village, Handsworth, Warley, Quinton, West Bromwich, Londonderry, Black Lake, Guns Village, Langley, Rowley Regis, Tividale, Brades Village, Blackheath and some other locations nearby.

Oldbury pest control: Oldbury Pest Control - Discreet Local Pest Services B65 0PR, ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Oldbury B69 3ES, Xpress Pest Control - Oldbury B90 2HD, ERG Wasp Control Oldbury B68 0PR.

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