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Preston Rat Catchers Contractors (PR1): Even though its not really a common problem in Preston nowadays, homeowners can still have trouble with rats every so often. Discovering a rat in your garden or inside your home is not a nice experience, and could be enough to give some homeowners the shakes. Lone rats shouldn't create very much of a problem, although rats reproduce quickly and will cause problems as they grow in numbers.

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There are two kinds of rat which you might come across in Preston, brown (common) rats and black rats. It's fairly unlikely that you'll ever come across black rats, and if you have seen a rat fairly recently the chances are it will have been the more common 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 are pretty scarce now, but where they are seen they've got an acute sense of hearing, are terrific climbers, and the females can give birth to between twenty and one hundred offspring each year.

The largest and heaviest of the two rat varieties is the brown rat at about 9 inches, while the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only grows to between 5" and 7". Most of the destruction attributable to brown rats is down to the fact that to keep their teeth from growing too much, they've got to constantly gnaw things. They especially prefer to gnaw on timber.

Rats can cause various problems in homes and business premises in Preston and they spread disease, gnaw through pipes, wires, insulation and woodwork, leave behind droppings, and generally cause a nuisance. Property owners ought to report any sightings of rats to the local authorities. Or post a report recording pest and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, which should be forwarded to your local authority.

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You may not really have to see rats to know of that they are there, since there are a lot of signs which will alert you to their activity. It could be that you could find a rat's nest hidden away, you may come across holes chewed into floorboards or skirtings, you might hear scratching coming from a loft, floor or wall or you could start seeing droppings on floors or in cupboards.

If you want to have this situation managed effectively you ought to call in an expert. You can inform the local authority or get hold of an expert Preston rat catcher or pest controller yourself. There are no longer that many individuals these days who only specialise in rat catching, so you can also bring them in if you have a problem with a wasps nest in your walls or maybe moles in your lawn.

Rat Poisons: One of the ways to remedy a rat issue is to lay down poison. This is implemented by carefully positioning a bait laced with poison, that is then ingested by a rat leading to its death a few days later. The placement of the rat poison is vital and will likely lead to the success or failure of this process. Usually difenacoum, brodifacoum or bromadioline are among the poisons used. Rat poison doesn't just kill rats, dogs, cats and other pets are also at risk, so extreme care must always be taken in its use. Brands of rat poison available in Britain include the likes of: Rentokil, RatKil, Elixir Gardens, Roshield, Propest and Pest Expert.

Checking for Rats: There are numerous ways that you can find out if you have rats. When you've got some suspicions that there could be rats in your home or business you should listen for scratching noises emanating from lofts and walls, especially at nighttime, look out for holes or burrows adjacent to solid surfaces, search for signs of tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil, keep your eyes peeled for droppings, they look just like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, watch out for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks, check for gnawing in wood, wires and cables, especially in lofts.

Rat Burrows: If you have rats appearing in your garden, the likelihood is that there will be a burrow. Rats love to burrow and dig and they mostly excavate them next to solid objects or structures such as garden sheds, garage foundations, paths and terraces. These are the best locations to check out if you think there are rats in the area. These are not often just straightforward holes in the ground, but substantial networks of burrows, intended to use as shelter, nesting and food storage. Look out for holes having smooth edges, which may have been rubbed by the continual coming and going of these busy little animals. Usually 2-4 inches across, entrance holes to rat burrows are not hard to recognize. You should check if rats are still living there by temporarily filling up the entrance hole to determine if they return and remove it.

Rat Sightings - Reporting

The following is a little more detail on a subject that we mentioned earlier in this article. Should you notice rats in a public space, in your own garden or in a neighbours garden its a wise idea to inform the local council. Sometimes local councils will take care of rats at no cost, however when you've got other infestations for example cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps they'll usually charge. It's also a possibility to report rat infestations through the .gov webpage which you can visit HERE. To get the issue taken care of immediately contact a rat catcher HERE.

Not surprisingly rodents are not just an issue in Preston, you might also come across them in Hutton, Kirkham, Fulwood, Ashton-on-Ribble, Longton, Penwortham, Bamber Bridge, Goosnargh, Samlesbury, Leyland, Longridge, Walton-le-Dale, Ingol, Lostock Hall, Grimsarg, Ribbleton and other locations nearby.

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