Rat Catchers Truro

Truro Rat Catchers Contractors (TR1): Observing a rat in your house or garden is usually quite a horrifying thing to experience and whilst its not such a frequent occurrence in Truro in recent times, it's definitely something that happens every now and then. Rats tend to breed fairly quickly and are likely to cause issues, especially when their numbers spiral out of hand. An individual incidence of a lone rat might not be much of a problem, but if you're observing them on a regular basis it is best to seek help.

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There are 2 species of rat that you may come across in Truro, black rats and brown (common) rats. It's fairly unlikely that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you have stumbled upon a rat just recently it is likely to have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were once common and were the cause of the Great Plague, they're quite rare now, however where they are seen they are superb climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and can give birth to between 20 and 100 offspring in a single year.

The brown rat is ordinarily larger than the black rat (Rattus Rattus) and weigh as much as half a kilo, with a length of approximately 9". Brown rats often cause problems because they have to constantly chew on things to prevent their teeth from growing too long. Their attention is usually targeting items made out of timber.

Rats leave droppings, spread disease, gnaw through pipes, insulation, wires and woodwork, and are basically troublesome in businesses and households in and around Truro. Property owners should always report rat sightings to the local authority. Or perhaps post a report to record pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, which should be passed onto the relevant local authorities.

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You'll often identify the existence of rats not by in fact observing them, but by them announcing their activity in other ways. Its possible you could stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you may observe holes gnawed in skirting boards or floorboards, you may hear noises coming from a floor, wall or loft or you could start seeing droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards.

To solve this problem there are a few strategies you might consider. You could put traps or poison down yourself, you could get hold of your local Truro authority or council or you can bring in a rat catcher. Nowadays rat catchers generally come under the umbrella of pest management, and pest control businesses do not only remove rats but also cockroaches, fleas, moles, wasps, bedbugs, mice and many other kinds of garden and domestic pests. (Tags: Rat Catchers Truro, Pest Control Truro )

Species of Rat

You are only going to encounter two sorts of rat in Truro and throughout Britain. The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus):

The most widespread rat seen in the UK, and also Europe, is the brown rat (sewer rat, street rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or common rat). The coloration of this species varies between brown and grey, it usually grows to around 4-9" (and a similar length tail) and has a weight of between 140g and 500g. Even though once considered to have originated in Norway (hence its name), it is now known to have initially come from China or at least Central Asia. Brown rats have excellent hearing but bad eyesight, they dig extensive burrows and climb well, they are omnivores but prefer cereals and grains, the females often give birth to 5 litters of up to Fourteen every year.

The Black Rat:

The black rat, roof rat or ship rat is also not a native of Britain, originating from India. Most likely traveling in spice shipments in the times of the Romans, the black rat eventually spread throughout Continental Europe. Fairly uncommon nowadays in the United Kingdom, the black rat was for the most part replaced by the larger brown (common) rat. The black rat gets to a length of 5" to 7" and weighs around 75 to 230 grams. Well known for causing bubonic plague, trichinosis, listeria, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, typhus and salmonella, black rats are prolific spreaders of disease and pathogens.

Rats - Telltale Signs: If you have a notion you could have rats in your home or business, there are various means by which you'll be able to find out. You could hunt for signs of tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil, listen for scratching noises coming from attics and walls, in particular during the night, check for gnaw marks in cables, wood and wires, particularly in attics, keep your eyes open for droppings, they look like large grains of rice and are dark brown, be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows next to solid objects, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirtings and walls.

Burrowing: A thing that all rats love to do is dig burrows, and the area where they most like to dig is beside solid objects or structures like patios, garages, garden shed bases and pathways. Providing them with nesting places, shelter and food storage, burrows are excavated into substantial systems that can even cause damage if not nipped in the bud. A sure sign of a rat burrow is a hole with smooth sides near to a solid structure, where the comings and goings of furry bodies have rubbed and polished the entrance hole. If you notice holes but aren't sure if they are rats, they'll typically be 2" to 4" in diameter. You can find out if rats are still about by temporarily filling up the entrance hole to find out whether they come back and clear it.

Mouse Problems Truro: Perhaps considered by many to be not so shocking as rats, finding mice scuttling around your home can result in just as many issues. Just like rats, mice contaminate foodstuffs, leave droppings, gnaw at things, breed rapidly and are typically a nuisance. The solutions to mouse infestations in Truro are quite similar to those employed for rats ie setting traps and poisoning. Truro rat catchers can also assist you with mouse infestations, so contact one or check out RATED PEOPLE and get the issue resolved.

Of course rats and mice are not just found in Truro itself, they may occur in Treliske, Trelander, Chasewater, Probus, Calenick, Kenwyn Hill, Moresk, Bodrean, Malpas, Threemilestone, Highertown, Carnon Downs, Newham, St Erme, Kea, Ladock, St Clement, Tregony, Kenwyn and other places in and around Cornwall.

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