Rat Catchers Torquay

Torquay Rat Catchers Contractors (TQ1): Even though its not such a common occurrence nowadays in Torquay, home owners still have trouble with rats from time to time. Spotting a rat in your house or garden isn't a great experience, and will be sufficient to give some home owners nightmares. Individual rats should not cause very much of an issue, although rats breed rapidly and can start to cause problems as soon as they grow in numbers.

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If you happen to spot rats in Torquay, the chances are that they'll be brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus), though there are in fact 2 types of rats at present found in Great Britain; brown (common rats) and black (ship). As you may know ship rats were blamed for the Great Plague (17th C) during which period they were really common. Black rats are relatively rare nowadays but in fact neither species is native to Great Britain, both hailing from from Asia.

The longest and heaviest of the two rats is the brown at about 9 inches, while the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only grows to between 5 and 7 inches. To prevent their teeth from growing too long, common brown rats have to keep on gnawing at things, which is why they're responsible for such a lot of damage and destruction. Their attention is oftentimes concentrated on things that is made of timber.

Rats gnaw through woodwork, wires, pipes and insulation, leave behind droppings, spread disease, and are basically troublesome in businesses and homes in and around Torquay. Any frequent sightings of rats ought to be reported to the local environmental health department. You can also report rat and pest problems on the .gov web page HERE.

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It's not always by sight alone that you will become aware of the presence of rats, their habits are often quite enough to give warning. It could be that you might stumble upon a rat's nest in some out of sight location, you might discover droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards, you might hear noises coming from a floor, loft or wall or you could encounter distinctive rat holes chewed in floorboards or skirting boards.

If you are going to have this issue managed correctly you'll want to contact a professional. You can either get in touch with the local authorities or call in a specialist Torquay pest controller or rat catcher yourself. There aren't all that many people nowadays who specialise just in issues with rats, you can also call them if you've got a problem with a wasps nest in your loft area or maybe moles digging up your lawn.

Problems With Moles

Various rat catchers in Torquay may also help you with moles. Moles may cause problems in another way to to rats and are not despised quite so much. The main trouble with moles is that they'll do considerable damage to your garden, especially lawns. Nicely trimmed lawns laden with unsightly mounds of newly dug dirt are a sure sign of mole activity. Capturing with traps is far and away the most humane and favourable method to remove moles.

Have You Got Rats?

When you've got a notion that you might have rats in your business or property, there are various ways by which you're able to tell. You should look out for tunnels or burrows adjacent to solid surfaces, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirtings, check for gnaw marks in wood, wires and cables, particularly in lofts, hunt for signs of tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil, listen for scratching noises coming from walls and rooves, particularly during the night, keep your eyes peeled for droppings (faeces), they're dark brown and look like large grains of rice.


One thing which rats love to do is burrow and dig, and their favoured place to burrow is adjacent to solid structures and objects like shed bases, garage foundations, paths and patios. These are not often just simple holes, but substantial systems of burrows, designed to provide nesting places, food storage and shelter. A certain sign of a rat burrow is usually a hole with smooth sides near to a solid structure, where the motion of hairy creatures have polished and rubbed the entrance. Usually 2-4 inches in diameter, burrow entrances are not hard to identify. Throw some debris into the hole and look the next day to ascertain if it's been moved. This will tell you if rats are still in there.

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