Rat Catchers Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea Rat Catchers Contractors (SS0): Finding a rat in your home or garden is usually quite a shocking thing to experience and whilst it is not so regular an occurrence in Southend-on-Sea nowadays, its certainly not unheard of. Rats tend to breed very quickly and can cause issues, especially when they are seen in numbers. An individual incidence of a solitary rat won't be too much of a problem, but if you're noticing them often you'll want to seek help.

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There are actually two types of rat that you might come across in Southend-on-Sea, brown (common) rats and black rats. It's rather unlikely that you'll ever see black rats, and if you've spotted a rat recently it is likely to have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were once common and were to blame for the spread of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are pretty scarce now, but where they do exist they've got good hearing, are excellent climbers, and the females can give birth to between 20 and 100 baby rats each year.

The longest of the two rat varieties is the common brown at approximately 9 inches, while the black rat only grows to between 5" and 7". Much of the destruction attributable to brown rats is because to keep their teeth from getting too much, they must constantly gnaw stuff. Rats particularly love to gnaw on wood.

Rat infestations can cause a number of issues for home owners and businesses in and around Southend-on-Sea, they leave droppings, gnaw through pipes, insulation, wires and woodwork, spread diseases, and contaminate foodstuffs. The local authority should really be advised when there are any incidences of rats. Or head HERE to report pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov dedicated webpage.

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You may not have to actually witness rats to know of that they're there, because there are a range of signs that could warn you of their activity. It could be that you might come across holes gnawed into skirtings or floorboards, you might hear scratching coming from a floor, wall or loft, you could find a rat's nest hidden away or you might notice droppings in cupboards or on the floor.

If you don't wish to wait around for the local council to take care of your problem you could also call in local Southend-on-Sea pest controller or rat catcher who'll be experienced in the art of pest removal. There are not very many folks nowadays who specialize just in rat problems, so you can also give them a call if you've got a problem with a wasps nest in your loft space or even moles causing damage to your lawn.

Problems With Moles: Rat catchers in Southend-on-Sea are also sometimes contacted to manage another problem, ie moles. Certainly not such despised creatures, moles cause completely different issues than rats. Gardens and lawns are the biggest things vulnerable if you have a mole problem. Beautifully maintained lawns laden with ugly piles of freshly dug soil are sure signs of activity by moles. The preferred and most humane strategy to get rid of moles is by trapping.

Signs of Rats: There are a few ways by which you can find out if you have rats. When you've got some suspicions that there could be rats in your business or home you can be on the lookout for holes or burrows close to solid surfaces, search for footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, listen for constant scratching noises emanating from rooves and walls, especially at night, keep an eye out for rat droppings, they look just like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirting boards, pay attention to gnaw marks in wood, wires and cables, especially in attics.

Rat Burrows: The one thing which rats like to do is dig burrows, and the area where they most like to burrow is next to and under solid structures and objects like garden sheds, patios, garages and paths. These are not just straightforward holes, but substantial networks of burrows, made to provide food storage, nesting places and shelter. The access points to rat burrows tend to be worn smooth by the endless movement, so look out for holes with smooth sides next to and under solid structures. The entrances to rat burrows are typically around 2" to 4" in diameter. You should check if rats are still living there by temporarily blocking the entrance hole to determine if they return and clear it.

Clearly rats and mice are not just found in Southend-on-Sea itself, you might also come across them in Daws Heath, Thorpe Bay, Hawkwell, Barling, Rochford, Leigh-on-Sea, Little Wakering, Shoeburyness, South Benfleet, Great Wakering, Eastwood, Westcliff-on-Sea, North Shoebury, Hadleigh, Rayleigh and additional areas close by.

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