Rat Catchers Southport

Southport Rat Catchers Contractors (PR8): Discovering a rat in your garden or home is usually quite a horrifying thing to go through although it isn't such a common occurrence in Southport nowadays, it's definitely not unheard of. Rats breed quickly and are likely to cause issues, especially when their numbers get out of control. An individual sighting of a lone rat won't be all that much of a problem, but if you're observing them regularly make sure you report it.

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There are actually two types of rat that you may run into in Southport, brown (or common) rats and black rats. Its rather improbable that you will ever see black rats, and if you've spotted a rat recently the chances are it will have been the more widespread brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were once common and were blamed for the Great Plague, they are rather scarce nowadays, though where they do occur they are amazing climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and can produce between 20 and 100 offspring every twelve months.

The brown rat is typically bigger than the black rat (Rattus Rattus) and weigh as much as half a kilo, with a length of around 9". A great deal of the damage attributable to brown rats is down to the fact that to keep their incisor teeth from growing too much, they must continually chew on stuff. Wood is particularly prone to their gnawing.

Rats may cause various kinds of issues in homes and businesses in Southport and they gnaw their way through insulation, wires, pipes and woodwork, transmit disease, leave droppings, and generally cause a nuisance. Property owners should report sightings of rats to their local authorities. It's also possible to report sightings of rats and other pests on the .gov website HERE.

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You may not have to actually observe rats to know of that they're there, since there are quite a lot of revealing signs that may betray their activity. It is possible you may hear scratching noises coming from a loft, floor or wall, you could come upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you could start seeing droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards or you could observe distinctive rat holes chewed in skirtings or floorboards.

In order to have this issue remedied properly it is best to speak to an expert. You can inform the local authorities or call in an expert Southport rat catcher or pest controller yourself. In the past, rat catchers used to be exactly that, but currently they tend to be called pest control experts and will not solely be able to help you sort out rat problems but also moles, wasps, cockroaches, mice, ants and more. (Tags: Pest Control Southport, Rat Catchers Southport )

Signs of Rat Infestations

There are a few ways by which you can tell when you have rats. When you have suspicions that there could be rats in your property or business you could look out for holes or burrows alongside solid objects, hunt for tail trails or footprints in dusty areas, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirting boards, check for gnawing in cables, wires and wood, especially in lofts, listen for scratching noises coming from walls and attics, in particular at nighttime, keep your eyes open for faeces (droppings), they're darkish brown and look just like large grains of rice.

Rat Burrows

Burrowing is a thing that rats like to do and it is next to and under solid objects or structures such as garden shed bases, garage foundations, terraces and paths that they especially prefer to dig. Providing them with nesting places, shelter and food storage, rat burrows are dug into substantial systems that may even cause damage if they remain unchecked. A guaranteed sign of a rat burrow is a smooth sided hole adjacent to a solid surface, where the motion of hairy creatures have rubbed and polished the entrance hole. The entrances to burrows are usually 2" to 4" in diameter. You can find out if rats are using it by partially blocking the entrance to determine if they come back and clear it away.

Reporting Rats and Pests

We briefly brought up this subject earlier, so now let's go into more detail. The Environmental Health is where you should report it if you spot rats in your own garden, in a neighbours garden or in a public place. Some councils will deal with rats at no cost, however if you've got other infestations such as wasps, cockroaches and bed bugs they'll generally charge. Also, it is a possibility to report sightings of rats using the Government (.gov) website which you can find HERE. Click HERE to book a local rat catcher and get the problem sorted out promptly.

Southport pest control: ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Southport PR8 4AE, Xpress Pest Control - Southport PR4 5QE, Able Pest 24/7 FY4 4SP, Pestshield L40 7TT.

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