Rat Catchers Sittingbourne

Sittingbourne Rat Catchers Contractors (ME9): Even though its not that common at present, spotting rats in your home or garden in Sittingbourne just isn't a good experience to go through. One rat sighting shouldn't be too much of a cause for concern, nonetheless, if you observe rats more frequently or see multiple rats you could be in for trouble because they tend to reproduce so rapidly.

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If you do notice rats in Sittingbourne, the likelihood is that they're going to be common brown rats, even though there are in fact 2 breeds of rats currently living in the British Isles; black (ship) rats and brown (or common) rats. As you might know ship rats were blamed for the Great Plague (17th C) and at that time they were pretty common. Black rats are relatively rare now and actually neither breed is native to the United Kingdom, both originally from from Asia.

The black rat at 5 to 7" long, isn't as large as the brown rat, which grows to a length of nearly nine inches and weighs close to 500g. To stop their teeth from getting too long, common brown rats have to keep chewing things, and that's why they are responsible for such a lot of damage. Rats particularly choose to gnaw at wood.

Rats cause numerous problems in businesses and homes around Sittingbourne and they leave behind droppings, gnaw through pipes, woodwork, insulation and wires, spread disease, and are basically troublesome. The local authority should be notified whenever rats are sighted. It is possible to report a rat problem on the .gov web page HERE.

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You'll from time to time be alerted to the presence of rats not by in fact physically seeing them, but by their indicating their existence by other means. It could be that you may notice droppings in cupboards or on floors, you could come across a rat's nest in some hidden location, you could spot distinctive rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirting boards or you could hear noises coming from a wall, loft or floor.

To remedy this issue there are a few approaches that you might consider. You could lay out poison or traps yourself, you could speak to the local Sittingbourne council or you could retain the services of a pest controller who specialises in rat removal. There are not too many individuals nowadays who specialise only in rat problems, you can also give them a call if you have moles causing damage or perhaps a wasps nest in your attic.

Rat Traps Sittingbourne:Rat Cage Rat traps are one of the techniques for dealing with a rat problem, regardless of whether you're tackling it by yourself or calling the experts in. Rat traps can be intended to exterminate rats or to compassionately capture a rat for later release. The capture style are the ideal alternative for individuals who hate to think of creatures being hurt in any way whatsoever, even vermin. If you have a look around you will obtain loads of different designs such as: spring loaded bait traps, cage traps, electronic rat traps and enclosed poison traps.

Species of Rat

You are only likely to run into two species of rat in Sittingbourne, Kent and anyplace in the United Kingdom. They are the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus):

In Sittingbourne, the rest of the British Isles and Continental Europe the most common species of rat is the brown rat (sewer rat, common rat, street rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)), this is the one you will sometimes discover in your home or garden. This brown or grey coloured rodent attains lengths of four to nine inches (plus the tail) and weights 140 to 500 grams. While at one time considered to have originated in Norway, it is now understood to have initially come from China or at least Central Asia. Brown rats are omniverous (feed on any foodstuffs) although their favourite foods are cereals and grains, they have good hearing but poor eyesight, the females reach sexual maturity in just 5 weeks and might give birth to five litters each year (with up to 14 in each litter), they climb effectively and dig burrows.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat):

The black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat is also not a native of Great Britain, arriving from India and Southeast Asia. It is believed to have spread through Europe at the time of the Roman Empire, probably hidden in cargoes of spice. Once a common sight in the UK, the black rat essentially disappeared as the brown rat became dominant. Weighing just 75g to 230g, the black rat reaches a length of five to seven inches. Notorious for causing diseases black rats may be the cause of bubonic plague, listeria, typhus, salmonella, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease and trichinosis.

Do You Have Rats?: There are several ways that you can tell when you've got rats. When you've got your suspicions that there could be rats in your property or business you can watch for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks, keep an eye out for rat droppings, they look much like large grains of rice and are darkish brown, be on the lookout for burrows or holes next to solid objects, listen for continual scratching noises emanating from walls and attics, particularly during the night, hunt for footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, pay attention to gnaw marks in wires, wood and cables, particularly in attics.

Burrows: If you've got rats living in your garden, the probabilities are that there will be a burrow. Rats love to dig burrows and they typically dig them alongside solid structures and objects such as terraces, shed bases, pathways and garage foundations. These are the spots to check if you believe there are rats in the area. They create extensive burrow networks that provide shelter, food storage and nesting. Keep your eyes peeled for holes having smooth sides, that have been rubbed by the constant coming and going of these busy little animals. Typically approximately two to four inches in diameter, entrances to burrows are fairly easy to spot. You can check if rats are still using it by partially blocking the entrance hole to see if they return and clear it.

Naturally mice and rats are not only an issue in Sittingbourne, they can also crop up in Bapchild, Kemsley, Chalkwell, Murston, Rodmersham, Chestnut Street, Upchurch, Milton Regis, Highsted, Rodmersham Green, Borden, Oad Street, Rainham, Bobbing, Tonge, Tunstall, Milstead, Snipeshill and other locations nearby.

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