Rat Catchers Paignton

Paignton Rat Catchers Contractors (TQ3): Whilst its not all that common nowadays, finding rats in your house or garden in Paignton just isn't a good thing to go through. One sighting of a rat might not be that much of a cause for concern, but, if you notice the presence of rats more regularly or see multiple rats you could be in for trouble since they tend to breed so fast.

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If you happen to see rats in Paignton, the chances are that they're going to be brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus), though there are in fact 2 species of rats presently living in the UK; brown (or common rats) and black (or ship rats). As you may perhaps know black rats were the cause of the Great Plague of the 17th Century during which period they were pretty widespread. Black rats are relatively scarce nowadays and actually neither variety is a native of the British Isles, both arriving from Asia.

The biggest of the 2 rat varieties is the common brown at about 9 inches, whilst the black rat only measures 5 to 7 inches. Most of the destruction caused by brown rats is due to the fact that to keep their teeth from growing too much, they have to continually gnaw on things. Items made of wood are especially more prone to their gnawing.

Rats leave behind droppings, spread diseases, gnaw their way through pipes, wires, woodwork and insulation, and are typically troublesome in homes and businesses in and around Paignton. Homeowners ought to report incidences of rats to the relevant local authority. Or alternatively go HERE to report pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov website online.

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You will in some cases discover the existence of rats not by in fact physically seeing them, but by their announcing their presence in other ways. It could be that you may uncover a rat's nest hidden away, you may discover droppings on the floor or in cupboards, you could spot distinctive rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirting boards or you may hear scratching noises coming from a wall, floor or loft.

If you're going to have this situation resolved correctly you might want to speak to a specialist. You could inform the local environmental health department or bring in an expert Paignton rat catcher or pest controller yourself. In the world today rat catchers normally come under the category of pest management, and pest elimination services do not only remove rats but additionally bedbugs, fleas, wasps, mice, moles, cockroaches and all kinds of domestic and garden pests.

Rat Poisons

One of the ways to deal with a rat issue is to employ poison. Wholewheat grains are covered with a poisonous substance and strategically left for rats to consume, it only takes a few days for them to die. A considerable accumulation of rats can be exterminated with this approach providing the poison is placed properly. The poisonous ingredients that are widely-used in rat poisons include: bromadioline, difenacoum or brodifacoum. Dogs, cats and other pets may also be harmed by coming into contact with these rat poisons, so take care. Well known brands of rat poison sold in Paignton include the likes of: Elixir Gardens, RatKil, Rentokil, Roshield, Pest Expert and Propest. (Tags: Rat Poison Paignton, Rat Poisons Paignton)

Spotting Rats

There are several ways that you can find out if you have rats. If you've got your suspicions that there could be rats in your home or business you could check for gnaw marks in wires, wood and cables, particularly in attics, be on the lookout for burrows or holes near to solid objects, search for tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil, watch for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks, listen for continual scratching noises coming from walls and lofts, in particular at night, keep your eyes peeled for rat droppings, they're dark brown in colour and look like large grains of rice.


Burrowing and digging is one thing that rats love to do and it is next to solid structures and objects like terraces, garages, pathways and garden shed bases that they especially prefer to dig. Rats create extensive networks of burrows that are useful for shelter, nesting and food storage. The access points to burrows are normally worn smooth by constant ins and outs, so keep an eye out for smooth sided holes adjacent to solid surfaces. If you discover holes but aren't certain if they are made by rats, they'll typically be around two to four inches across. Throw some stuff into the burrow entrance and look the next day to determine if it has been cleared. This can show you if rats are still about.

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