Rat Catchers Penwortham

Penwortham Rat Catchers Contractors (PR1): While it is not all that commonplace in these modern times, noticing a rat in your house or garden in Penwortham is not really a nice thing to go through. One sighting of a rat might not be too much of a problem, nevertheless, if you observe rats more often or spot more than one you may be heading for trouble because they tend to breed so fast.

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There are actually 2 species of rat that you might encounter in Penwortham, black rats and common (brown) rats. Its fairly unlikely that you will ever see a black rat, and if you've seen a rat just recently it is likely to have been the more widespread brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were once common and were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague, they're fairly scarce nowadays, but when they are found they've got good hearing, are excellent climbers, and can produce between twenty and one hundred baby rats in just one year.

The brown rat is larger than the black rat (Rattus Rattus) and weigh as much as half a kilogram, with a length of about 9 inches. The majority of the destruction attributable to brown rats is because to keep their incisors from growing too long, they've got to continuously chew on things. Rats particularly choose to gnaw on timber.

Rats cause numerous issues in businesses and homes around Penwortham and they gnaw their way through woodwork, insulation, pipes and wires, leave behind droppings, transmit disease, and generally cause a nuisance. Householders must report incidences of rats to the relevant local authorities. Or otherwise post a report to record pest and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, that will be passed onto your local authorities.

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It isn't invariably by sight alone that you'll be alerted to the existence of rats, their habits are oftentimes enough to enlighten you. It could be that you could stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away, you could notice droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you may encounter holes gnawed in floorboards or skirting boards or you might hear scratching noises coming from a floor, loft or wall.

If you don't wish to wait for the local authorities to solve this problem you could always contact a local Penwortham pest controller or rat catcher who will be an expert in the business of pest removal. Back many years ago, rat catchers were just that, however these days they are labeled pest controllers and will not only be able to help you manage rat problems but also mice, wasps, moles, cockroaches, ants and more.

Signs of Rats

There are various ways by which you can tell when you've got rats. When you've got a notion that there may be rats in your property or business you can be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows alongside solid surfaces, listen closely for scratching noises coming from lofts and walls, in particular during the night, check for gnaw marks in cables, wood and wires, particularly in attics, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirting boards and walls, keep your eyes peeled for droppings (faeces), they look much like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, search for signs of tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil.


If you've got rats appearing in your garden, the chances are there's going to be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to dig and burrow and they normally dig them beside solid structures and objects such as garage foundations, walkways, patios and garden sheds. These are the locations to look if you think there may be rats in the area. Useful for shelter, food storage and nesting, rat burrows are dug into substantial networks that could even cause damage to structures if allowed to continue unchecked. Keep your eyes peeled for holes having smooth sides, that have been rubbed by the frequent comings and goings of these busy little pests. The entrance holes to rat burrows are commonly 2-4 inches across. An easy way to learn if rats currently using that specific burrow is to toss some debris into the entrance and see if it's been cleared away the next day.

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