Rat Catchers Wath-upon-Dearne

Wath-upon-Dearne Rat Catchers Contractors (S63): Despite the fact that it is not really a common occurrence nowadays in Wath-upon-Dearne, homeowners do still have trouble with rats every so often. Spotting rats in your garden or inside your property is not a nice thing to experience, and will be enough to cause some property owners the shivers. Individual rats are not likely to cause very much of a problem, but naturally rats tend to reproduce rapidly and may cause issues as they grow in numbers.

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There are actually two species of rat which you may come across in Wath-upon-Dearne, black rats and brown (common) rats. It is rather improbable that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you've stumbled upon a rat just recently its likely to have been the more common brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were common at one time and were responsible for the Great Plague, they're pretty scarce nowadays, though when they are found they're terrific climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and can produce between twenty and one hundred baby rats every 12 months.

The longest and heaviest of the 2 rat breeds is the common brown rat at around nine inches, while the black rat only grows to between 5 and 7 inches. A lot of the damage caused by brown rats is down to the fact that to prevent their incisor teeth from growing too long, they have to continually gnaw on stuff. Rats particularly choose to gnaw on woodwork.

An infestation of rats can cause all sorts of issues for home or business owners in Wath-upon-Dearne, they'll leave droppings, gnaw their way through insulation, pipes, wires and woodwork, transmit disease, and get up to all sorts of mischief. Any repeated incidences of rats should always be reported to the local authorities. Or perhaps click HERE to report pest and rat sightings on the .gov website.

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You'll sometimes identify the presence of rats not actually by physically seeing them, but by them indicating their presence in other ways. Perhaps you could hear noises coming from a wall, loft or floor, you may uncover a rat's nest in some hidden location, you may spot rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirtings or you could find droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces.

If you're going to have this issue managed correctly you will have to call in an expert. You could either inform the local environmental health department or bring in a professional Wath-upon-Dearne rat catcher or pest controller yourself. Nowadays rat catchers generally fall into the category of pest management, and pest control specialists don't only deal with rats but in addition bedbugs, wasps, fleas, cockroaches, moles, mice and all sorts of garden and domestic pests. (Tags: Ratcatchers Wath-upon-Dearne, Pest Control Wath-upon-Dearne )

Species of Rat

In Wath-upon-Dearne or anywhere in Britain, there are only 2 sorts of rat which you're likely to encounter. The Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The brown rat (common rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), sewer rat or street rat) is the most commonly seen rat in the UK and all across Continental Europe (also North America). The coloration of this rat varies between brown and grey, it grows to about four to nine inches (and a similar length of tail) and has a weight range of between 140 and 500g. Although at one time thought to have originated from Norway (hence its name), the brown rat is now known to have come from China/Central Asia. Brown rats climb well and dig extensively, they have an acute sense of hearing but bad eyesight, the females can give birth to 5 litters a year, they will consume just about any foodstuffs (omnivorous) but prefer cereals and grains.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Originating from India the black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not native to the UK or Europe. It is thought to have spread to Europe during the time of the Roman Empire, quite possibly traveling in spice shipments. The black rat was at one time a common sight in the UK but was essentially ousted by the larger brown rat and is now not often seen. The black rat gets to lengths of 5" to 7" and weights of 75 to 230 grams. Renowned for causing diseases black rats can be accountable for trichinosis, bubonic plague, typhus, listeria, salmonella, Weil's disease and toxoplasmosis.

Signs of Rats

If you have suspicions that you might have rats in your property or business, there are a few ways in which it's possible to tell. You can try to find tail trails or footprints in dusty areas, look out for tunnels or burrows next to solid surfaces, listen for constant scratching noises emanating from lofts and walls, particularly during the night, pay attention to gnawing in wires, wood and cables, particularly in lofts, watch for rub marks on walls and skirting boards where greasy fur has left marks, keep your eyes peeled for droppings, they're darkish brown and look like large grains of rice.


Burrowing and digging is a thing that all rats like to do and it is next to and beneath solid objects or structures such as terraces, shed bases, paths and garage foundations where they especially like to dig. These are often not simple holes, but extensive networks of burrows, intended to provide food storage, nesting places and shelter. Keep an eye out for holes with smooth edges, that have been polished by the continuous motion of these busy little animals. The entrances to rat burrows are usually 2" to 4" in diameter. An easy way to discover if rats still live in that particular burrow is to throw a bit of debris into the burrow and see whether it's been removed the next day.

Problems With Mice in Wath-upon-Dearne

While not quite so traumatic as uncovering rats in your house or garden, mice could be just as much of an issue. Just like rats, mice leave droppings, contaminate food, gnaw at things, breed quickly and are generally a nuisance. Also, like with rats, trapping and poisoning are the favourite strategies to dealing with mouse infestations in Wath-upon-Dearne. Wath-upon-Dearne rat catchers will also assist you with mouse infestations, so call one up or visit RATED PEOPLE to get the problem resolved.

Clearly rat infestations are not only found in Wath-upon-Dearne, they might occur in Adwick-upon-Dearne, Kilnhurst, Bolton-upon-Dearne, Swinton, Mexborough, Wentworth, Elsecar, Wombwell, Brampton Bierlow, Thrybergh, Brampton, Old Denaby, Hemingfield, Rawmarsh, Parkgate and various other locations close by.

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