Rat Catchers Swansea

Swansea Rat Catchers Contractors (SA1): Even though it's not really a common occurrence nowadays in Swansea, people can still have issues with rats every now and then. Seeing rats in your property or garden isn't a nice thing to experience, and will be sufficient to give some people the shakes. Individual rats are not likely to create much of an issue, although rats tend to reproduce quickly and may cause problems when they grow in numbers.

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If you notice rats in Swansea, the chances are that they'll be common brown rats, though there are actually 2 sorts of rats at present found in the British Isles; black (ship) rats and brown (common) rats. As you could be aware ship rats were the cause of the Great Plague of the 17th Century at which time they were fairly common. Black rats are quite rare now but in fact neither species is native to the UK, both of them coming from Asia.

The largest of the two rats is the common brown rat at around 9 inches, whilst the black only grows to between 5" and 7". A lot of the damage attributable to brown rats is due to the fact that to prevent their teeth from getting too long, they've got to constantly chew on things. Their gnawing is oftentimes focused on items that is made out of timber.

An infestation of rats will lead to all kinds of issues for home owners and businesses throughout Swansea, they transmit diseases, leave droppings, gnaw through insulation, woodwork, pipes and wires, and build nests. Property holders need to report any sightings of rats to their local authorities. Or post a report recording pest and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, which will be forwarded to your local authority.

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You won't need to physically observe rats to confirm that they're there, due to the fact that there are quite a lot of signs which can betray their presence. It's possible you could spot rat holes gnawed into skirtings or floorboards, you might detect droppings on floors or in cupboards, you may stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away or you could hear noises coming from a wall, floor or loft.

If you're going to have this situation tackled correctly it is advisable to get in touch with a professional. You can either contact the local environmental health department or get hold of a professional Swansea pest controller or rat catcher yourself. In the good old days, rat catchers were exactly that, however currently they are termed pest control experts and won't solely be capable of helping you sort out rat problems but also removing mice, cockroaches, ants, moles, wasps and more.

Rat Prevention Swansea: An effective way to avoid issues with rodents is not to attract them from the beginning. Consequently, rat prevention should be a thing to keep in mind even though you do not have a rat problem at present. Amongst the major causes of rat and rodent infestations is household trash in gardens. Providing them with both the materials and location for nests will achieve little but encourage them. If there's also plenty of food on offer the rats imagine they are in paradise, so keep in mind that bird feeders often attract rats, in particular when they are liable to spilling over, and domestic food waste shouldn't be accessible.

Kinds of Rat

There are actually two sorts of rat which you may run into in Swansea, Wales or in fact any place else in the British Isles. These are the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat:

The most common rat seen in the United Kingdom, and also in Europe, is the brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat, street rat or sewer rat). The colour of this species varies between brown and grey, it generally grows to around 4" - 9" (with a similar length tail) with a weight range of between 140g and 500g. This rodent was given the name Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) since it was believed to have spread to Britain by ships from Norway. It is nowadays understood to have originated from China or Central Asia. Brown rats climb well and burrow a lot, they have excellent hearing but poor eyesight, the females can give birth to 5 litters every year, they'll consume virtually anything (omnivorous) but favour cereal grains.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus):

The black rat, (Rattus Rattus) roof rat or ship rat is also not a native of Great Britain, originating from Southeast Asia (most likely India). It is thought to have spread through Europe in Roman times, possibly hidden in spice shipments. Rather scarce nowadays in the UK, the black rat was pretty much replaced by the larger brown rat. Growing to lengths of five to seven inches, this rat weighs in at just 75-230g. Well known for causing diseases black rats have been to blame for listeria, typhus, bubonic plague, salmonella, Weil's disease, trichinosis and toxoplasmosis.

Spotting Rats: There are several ways by which you can tell when you have rats. When you've got a notion that there could be rats in your business or property you could keep your eyes peeled for rat droppings, they look like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirtings and walls, pay attention to gnawing in wood, wires and cables, especially in lofts, listen out for constant scratching noises emanating from attics and walls, particularly at nighttime, be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows alongside solid surfaces, hunt for footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil.

Rat Burrows: If you have rats appearing in the garden, the likelihood is that there will be a burrow. Rats like to burrow and dig and they typically excavate them adjacent to solid objects or structures such as patios, garage foundations, walkways and shed bases. These are the locations to check out if you think there could be rats nearby. These are often not straightforward holes in the ground, but rather extensive networks of burrows, created to provide food storage, a nesting place and shelter. Watch out for holes with smooth sides, that have been polished by the constant movement of these busy little creatures. The burrow entrances are usually about 2-4 inches across. Toss some stuff into the burrow entrance and check back the next day to find out whether it has been moved. This will determine if rats are still about.

Needless to say rats and mice aren't only an issue in Swansea itself, they can crop up in Neath, Cadle, Clydach, Sketty, Cockett, Gorseinon, Killay, Skewen, Pontarddulais, Morriston, West Cross, Gowerton, Llanelli, The Mumbles, Pontardawe, Port Talbot, Plasmarl, Penlan, Dunvant, Rhos and similar locations close by.

Swansea pest control: ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Swansea SA5 8LA, Xpress Pest Control - Swansea SA65 9QT, Property Cleaning Services SA1 5NW, ABC 24/7 Pest Control SA1 7FD.

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