Rat Catchers Ramsgate

Ramsgate Rat Catchers Contractors (CT11): Whilst it's not such a common problem nowadays in Ramsgate, homeowners can still have trouble with rats once in a while. Seeing rats in your property or garden is not a nice thing to experience, and is sufficient to cause some home owners nightmares. Lone rats are unlikely to cause very much of a problem, but of course rats tend to breed rapidly and may cause issues as they grow in numbers.

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If you notice rats in Ramsgate, the probability is that they are going to be brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus), even though there are in fact two types of rat currently living in Great Britain; brown (common rats) and black (or ship rats). As you may know black rats were blamed for the Great Plague of the 17th Century and at that time they were quite common. Black rats are relatively rare now but in fact neither variety is native to the British Isles, both of them coming from Asia.

The black rat at 5 to 7" long, isn't as big as the brown variety, which reaches lengths of up to about nine inches and weighs in at close to half a kilo. Brown rats can cause problems as they have to continually gnaw on stuff to stop their teeth from growing too much. Their attention is usually focused on things made out of wood.

Rats cause a range of issues in homes and businesses throughout Ramsgate and they spread disease, gnaw their way through wires, insulation, pipes and woodwork, leave behind droppings, and generally cause a nuisance. The local authority really should be informed when there are any incidences of rats. Or perhaps click HERE to report sightings of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website.

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You'll in some cases discover the existence of rats not in fact by seeing them, but by their indicating their presence by other means. It's possible you may spot distinctive rat holes gnawed into skirtings or floorboards, you may detect droppings in cupboards or on floors, you may find a rat's nest in some concealed location or you might hear noises coming from a wall, loft or floor.

If you're going to have this situation tackled correctly you might want to call in a professional. You could either inform the local council or employ the services of a specialist Ramsgate pest controller or rat catcher for yourself. In these modern times rat catchers typically come under the umbrella category of pest control, and pest control providers don't only control rats but additionally bedbugs, moles, wasps, mice, fleas, cockroaches and many more types of garden and domestic pests.

Rat Traps

Whether you are going to take care of the rat infestation yourself or if you're employing the experts, one of the ways to do this is by using rat traps. Rat traps can be created to exterminate a rat or to humanely capture a rat for release later. Should you be opposed to the harming of animals, maybe the capture style trap will be your best answer. If you have a look around you'll get a lot of different designs such as: enclosed poison traps, spring loaded bait traps, cage traps and electronic rat traps.

Species of Rat

You'll only ever run across 2 species of rat in Ramsgate and anywhere in the United Kingdom. They're the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The most prevalent type of rat present in the UK, and in fact the most of Europe, is the brown rat (street rat, common rat, sewer rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)). This grey or brown coloured rodent attains lengths of 4" to 9" (plus tail) and weight around 140 - 500 grammes. This species was given its name Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) since it was assumed to have come to Britain by boat from Norway. It is nowadays understood to have originated from Central Asia/China. Brown rats dig burrows and climb effectively, they have poor eyesight but excellent hearing, the females can produce up to 5 litters each year, they eat just about any foodstuffs (omnivores) but prefer cereals.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Also not native to Britain, the black rat, ship rat or roof rat (Rattus Rattus) originally came to Europe from Southeast Asia. It's believed to have spread to Europe during the time of the Roman Empire, possibly traveling in spice shipments. The black rat was once common in Great Britain however was basically ousted by the larger brown rat and is now not often found. Weighing just 75 to 230 grams, the black rat reaches lengths of around five to seven inches. Black rats are known to spread a variety of diseases, particularly Weil's disease, listeria, salmonella, bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis and typhus.

Have You Got Rats?

There are numerous ways that you can find out when you have rats. When you have suspicions that there might be rats in your property or business you could watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirting boards and walls, search for signs of tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, keep your eyes peeled for droppings, they're dark brown and look just like large grains of rice, listen out for scratching noises emanating from walls and rooves, especially at nighttime, be on the lookout for burrows or holes next to solid surfaces, pay attention to gnawing in wood, cables and wires, especially in lofts.

Rat Burrows

Digging is a thing that all rats really like to do and it's near to solid structures and objects such as garden sheds, garages, paths and patios where they especially prefer to dig. Perfect for shelter, food storage and a nesting place, rat burrows are excavated into substantial networks that could even cause damage to buildings if not nipped in the bud. A guaranteed indication of a rat burrow is usually a hole with smooth sides adjacent to a solid structure, where the ins and outs of furry bodies have rubbed and polished the entrance hole. When you spot holes but aren't certain that they are made by rats, they will usually be 2" to 4" across. An effective way to learn if rats still live in that specific burrow is to toss a bit of debris into the burrow entrance and check if it's been removed the following day.

Problems With Mice in Ramsgate

Mice may be just as much of an issue as rats, especially when they get inside your home. Mice, like rats, breed quickly, leave droppings, contaminate food and gnaw at things. Also, like with rats, poisoning and setting traps are the preferred methods for dealing with mouse infestations in Ramsgate. If you have an infestation of mice, Ramsgate rat catchers will be willing to help you clear up this problem. Head over to RATED PEOPLE and locate a pest controller close to you.

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