Rat Catchers Tipton

Tipton Rat Catchers Contractors (DY4): While it is not so commonplace nowadays, spotting rats in your home or garden in Tipton just isn't a great experience to go through. One single rat sighting shouldn't be that much of a cause for concern, but, if you notice rats more regularly or see more than one rat you may be in trouble as they tend to breed so fast.

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Though neither of the 2 rat breeds currently seen in Great Britain originate from these islands, they've unquestionably thrived since they got here. The brown rat is especially common (hence its name) whilst the black rat is not so much these days. Both breeds originated from Asia and made their way to the British Isles on ships.

The largest of the two rat species is the common brown at approximately 9", whilst the black only grows to between 5" and 7". Brown rats often cause destruction as they need to continuously chew on things to prevent their teeth from getting too long. Rats particularly choose to gnaw at wood.

Rats cause a variety of problems in homes and businesses in Tipton and they gnaw their way through woodwork, wires, insulation and pipes, leave behind droppings, spread diseases, and generally cause a nuisance. The local authorities really should be notified when there are any incidences of rats. Or even click HERE to report pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov web page.

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It isn't invariably by sight alone that you will be alerted to the existence of rats, their actions are often enough to give warning. It could be that you may come across holes gnawed into floorboards or skirting boards, you might hear noises coming from a loft, floor or wall, you might come across a rat's nest hidden away somewhere or you could start seeing droppings on floors or in cupboards.

If you're going to have this problem tackled effectively you have to get in touch with a professional. You could either get in touch with your local environmental health department or bring in an expert Tipton pest controller or rat catcher for yourself. Way back in the past, rat catchers were just that, but nowadays they are usually called pest controllers and won't only be willing to help you sort out getting rid of rats but also mice, ants, cockroaches, moles, wasps and much more. (Tags: Rat Catcher Tipton, Pest Control Tipton )

Rat Prevention Tipton

The most effective way to avoid problems with rats is to discourage them from the start. Subsequently, rat prevention should be a thing to consider even when you do not have problems with rats at this time. Household rubbish cluttering up the garden is known to be one of the principal reasons behind rat and mouse infestations. Supplying them with both the location and materials to build nests will only encourage them. When there is also loads of food on offer the rats will be in heaven, so keep in mind that traditional bird feeders can attract rats, especially when they are vulnerable to spillages, and household food scraps shouldn't be accessible. (Tags: Rat Deterrents Tipton, Rat Prevention Tipton)

Kinds of Rat

You are only going to run into 2 kinds of rat in Tipton, West Midlands or anywhere in Great Britain. The Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat

The brown rat (street rat, sewer rat, common rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)) is the most frequently seen rat in the UK and across Continental Europe (also North America). This brown or grey coloured rodent reaches lengths of 4 to 9 inches (plus the tail) and weighs in at 140 to 500 grams. Now known to have originally come from Central Asia, it was at one time assumed to have spread from Norway (hence its name). Brown rats have an acute sense of hearing but bad eyesight, they dig burrows and climb well, they're omnivores but prefer cereals and grains, the female rats can reproduce 5 litters of as many as Fourteen per year.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Also not a native species of the United Kingdom, the black rat, ship rat or roof rat initially arrived in Europe from India and Southeast Asia. It is thought to have spread through Europe at the time of the Roman Empire, quite likely traveling in spice shipments. The black rat was at one time common in Britain but was essentially replaced by the brown rat and is now not often seen. Weighing just 75 to 230 grams, the black rat reaches a length of 5" to 7". Known to cause listeria, typhus, salmonella, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease and bubonic plague, black rats are prolific spreaders of disease and pathogens.

Have You Got Rats?

There are numerous ways by which you can find out if you've got rats. When you've got your suspicions that there may be rats in your property or business you could be on the lookout for holes or burrows adjacent to solid objects, hunt for tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirting boards, pay attention to gnawing in wood, wires and cables, particularly in attics, keep your eyes peeled for faeces, they look like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, listen out for continual scratching noises emanating from roofs and walls, especially at nighttime.


If you've got rats running around your garden, the likelihood is that there'll be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to dig burrows and they normally excavate them near to solid structures and objects such as paths, patios, garages and garden shed bases. These are the best spots to check if you think there could be rats in the area. They build extensive networks of burrows which provide them with food storage, shelter and a nesting place. The entrances to burrows are generally worn smooth by the frequent ins and outs, so look out for holes with smooth sides close to solid surfaces. Generally approximately two to four inches in diameter, entrance holes to rat burrows are not hard to identify. A simple way to ascertain if rats are nesting in the burrow is to chuck some stuff into the burrow and see if it has been cleared the next day.

Reporting Rats

We briefly discussed this topic previously, so here let's go into it a bit more. It is always sensible to inform the local environmental health if you discover rats in a neighbours garden, in a public place or in your own garden. In the case of rats this is occasionally a free service, even though you'll normally be faced with a charge for some other infestations for instance cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps. Rat sightings may also be reported via the .gov webpage HERE. You're obviously able to arrange a local rat catcher to come and tackle the issue by going HERE.

Problems With Mice in Tipton

Mice can be as much of an issue as rats, particularly if they get into your house. The same as rats, mice gnaw at stuff, contaminate foodstuffs, leave droppings, breed rapidly and are basically an annoyance. The techniques for mouse problems in Tipton are very similar to the ones employed for rats ie poisoning and trapping. Tipton rat catchers will also help you get rid of mice infestations, so call one up or check out RATED PEOPLE to get the problem sorted.

Obviously rats and rodents are not only an issue in Tipton, you may also come across them in Woodcross, Dudley Port, Upper Gornal, Wallbrook, Princes End, Bradley, Netherton, Horseley, Bilston, Woodsetton, Coseley, Roseville, Oldbury, Tividale, Bloomfield, Summer Hill and similar areas in West Midlands and close by.

Tipton pest control: The Birmingham Pest Company DY1 4TA, ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Tipton DY1 4RR, ERG Wasp Control Tipton WV1 3AP, Sandwell Pest Control Services Ltd WS3 3UQ.

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