Rat Catchers Slough

Slough Rat Catchers Contractors (SL1): Despite the fact that it is not really a common occurrence in Slough nowadays, folks do still have issues with rats on occasion. Seeing a rat in your house or garden isn't a good thing to experience, and is sufficient to give some people the shivers. Individual rats shouldn't cause very much of an issue, but of course rats reproduce rapidly and can cause problems as their numbers rise.

Rat Catchers Slough Berkshire SL1

If you happen to see rats in Slough, the likelihood is that they'll be brown rats, even though there are actually two sorts of rats at present living in the UK; brown (or common rats) and black (or ship rats). As you might be aware black rats were blamed for the Great Plague (17th C) during which period they were quite widespread. Black rats are relatively scarce now and actually neither variety is a native of Great Britain, both originally from from Asia.

The brown rat is larger than the black rat weighing in at half a kilogram and reaching a length of approximately 9 inches. Most of the damage and destruction caused by brown rats is because to keep their incisors from getting too much, they must constantly gnaw on stuff. Timber is particularly vulnerable to this attention.

Rat infestations will cause all sorts of issues for home owners and businesses in Slough, they will spread disease, leave droppings, gnaw their way through wires, insulation, pipes and woodwork, and get up to all sorts of mischief. Property holders should always report rat sightings to the relevant local authority. Or go HERE to report incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov dedicated webpage.

Pest Control in the Slough Area

It is not invariably by appearance alone that you'll become aware of the presence of rats, their behaviour is sometimes enough to enlighten you. It could be that you might uncover a rat's nest in some hidden location, you may come across distinctive rat holes chewed in floorboards or skirting boards, you might detect droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces or you might hear noises coming from a floor, wall or loft.

If you want to have this issue managed effectively you have to call in a professional. You can either get in touch with the local authority or use the services of an expert Slough rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. In the world today rat catchers usually come under the umbrella of pest management, and pest elimination specialists not only deal with rats but also moles, fleas, cockroaches, wasps, mice, bedbugs and many other kinds of domestic and garden pests.

Slough Mole Catching

A number of Slough rat catchers may also help with moles. In no way such hated animals, moles bring about totally different problems to rats. It's out in the garden where you're likely to have issues with moles, and lawns particularly are at risk of damage. Proof of their destructive activity can clearly be seen in the shape of scattered heaps of earth on neatly trimmed lawns. Moles are usually caught in traps and then rereleased elsewhere, if you favour the most humane resolution.

Kinds of Rat

In Slough or anywhere else in the United Kingdom, there's only 2 sorts of rat that you are going to encounter. They are the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat

The brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), street rat, sewer rat or common rat) is the most commonly found rat in the British Isles and all over Europe (also North America). This brown or grey coloured rodent attains lengths of four to nine inches (plus the tail) and weighs in at 140 to 500 grams. This species was given the name Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) since it was assumed to have spread to the British Isles by boat from Norway. The brown rat is now thought to have originated from China or Central Asia. Brown rats climb well and dig extensively, they have an acute sense of hearing but poor eyesight, the females can produce up to five litters each year, they will consume just about any foodstuffs (they are omnivores) but favour cereals.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

The black rat, ship rat or roof rat is also not native to the British Isles, originally coming from Southeast Asia (quite likely India). Thought to have spread during the Roman Empire, this rat possibly reached Continental Europe and the United Kingdom hidden in shipments of spice. The black rat was once common in Great Britain but was basically replaced by the larger brown rat and is now not often found. The black rat gets to lengths of five to seven inches and weights of 75-230g. Well known for spreading disease black rats may be accountable for trichinosis, Weil's disease, typhus, listeria, toxoplasmosis, bubonic plague and salmonella.

Signs of Rats

When you have suspicions that you may have rats in your business or home, there are various means by which you could find out. You can watch for rub marks on skirtings and walls where greasy fur has left marks, try to find footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, keep your eyes open for faeces (droppings), they're darkish brown and look like large grains of rice, listen out for constant scratching noises coming from walls and lofts, in particular at night, be on the lookout for burrows or tunnels adjacent to solid surfaces, pay attention to gnawing in wires, wood and cables, particularly in lofts.


Digging and burrowing is something that rats love to do and it's next to and beneath solid structures and objects like walkways, patios, garages and garden sheds where they predominantly like to dig. These are not just straightforward holes, but rather substantial networks of burrows, built to provide food storage, nesting places and shelter. A sure sign of a rat burrow is usually a smooth sided hole adjacent to a solid structure, where the movement of furry bodies have rubbed and polished the entrance. When you discover holes but are not sure if they are made by rats, they'll normally be 2" to 4" across. It's possible to find out if rats are in situ by temporarily blocking the entrance hole to determine if they return and remove it.

Not surprisingly rodents are not just found in Slough, they could also crop up in Windsor, Cippenham, Upton, Lent, Burnham, Lynch Hill, Eton, Manor Park, Langley, Chalvey, Colnbrook, Stoke Green, Wexham, George Green, Middle Green, Dorney, Datchet, Britwell, Farnham Royal and similar places in Berkshire and close by.

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