Rat Catchers Wednesbury

Wednesbury Rat Catchers Contractors (WS10): Although it is not all that commonplace at present, spotting a rat in your home or garden in Wednesbury just isn't a nice experience. One single rat sighting might not be too much of an issue, however, if you observe rats more frequently or notice multiple rats you could be in for trouble as they reproduce so rapidly.

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Although neither of the two species of rat currently seen in the United Kingdom originate from these shores, they've certainly become firmly established. The brown rat is particularly widespread while the black rat is not so much these days. Both species fled from Asia and got to the UK aboard ships.

The longest of the 2 rat varieties is the brown rat at approximately 9", whilst the black rat only measures 5 to 7 inches. Brown rats cause damage because they must continually gnaw on things to stop their teeth from growing too much. Woodwork is especially vulnerable to their interest.

Rats transmit disease, gnaw their way through pipes, insulation, woodwork and wires, leave behind droppings, and are typically problematic in businesses and households throughout Wednesbury. Any repeated sightings of rats should always be reported to the local authorities. Or head HERE to report pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov dedicated webpage.

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You may not need to actually observe rats to know of that they are there, because there are a range of signs that can warn you of their presence. It could be that you may find droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you might hear scratching coming from a floor, wall or loft, you may find a rat's nest hidden away or you could come across rat holes gnawed in skirtings or floorboards.

If you are going to have this issue resolved properly you will need to speak to a specialist. You can inform the local authority or bring in an expert Wednesbury rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. There are not that many folks these days who only specialize in issues with rats, you can also bring them in if you have moles in your lawn or even a wasp nest in your loft area.

Rat Traps:Rat Cage Whether you are likely to tackle the rat problem by yourself or whether you're hiring professionals, one of the ways to achieve this is by using rat traps. You can get various types of rat trap these days, some that exterminate the rat and some which imprison rats for release elsewhere. Should you be against the harming of animals, probably the capture traps are the appropriate answer. If you have a look around you should find loads of different designs such as: spring loaded bait traps, cage traps, enclosed poison traps and electronic rat traps.

Mole Problems: Wednesbury rat catchers are often called on to handle another issue, ie moles. Bringing about quite different issues to rats, moles are not quite so hated. Lawns and gardens are the biggest things at risk when you have a mole situation. Proof of their destructive activity can be plainly seen in the shape of scattered piles of earth on neatly maintained lawns. Capturing with traps is certainly the most humane and favourable way to reduce the number of moles.

Species of Rat

In Wednesbury, West Midlands or anywhere else in the British Isles, there's only 2 species of rat which you're going to run into. The Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat:

The brown rat (common rat, street rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or sewer rat) is the most frequently seen rat in the UK and throughout Continental Europe (also North America). This brown or grey coloured rat grows to lengths of 4-9" (plus tail) and weighs in at 140 - 500 grammes. This species was given the name Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) because it was deemed to have arrived in the United Kingdom by ship from Norway. It is now thought to have originated from Central Asia/China. Brown rats are omniverous (consume any foodstuffs) though they prefer to eat grain cereals, they have an acute sense of hearing but bad eyesight, the female rats reach sexual maturity in 5 weeks and can have five litters a year (with as many as 14 young in each litter), they burrow a lot and climb well.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus):

The black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not a native of Britain, arriving from India and Southeast Asia. It is regarded as having spread throughout Europe at the time of the Roman Empire, possibly traveling in shipments of spices. The black rat was once common in the UK however was typically replaced by the larger brown rat and is now fairly uncommon. Weighing in at only 75g to 230g, the black rat attains lengths of around five to seven inches. Renowned for spreading diseases black rats are often the cause of typhus, bubonic plague, salmonella, Weil's disease, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis and listeria.

Have You Got Rats?: When you have suspicions that you may have rats in your home or business, there are several ways in which you'll be able to tell. You should check for gnawing in wood, cables and wires, particularly in attics, search for signs of footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, keep an eye out for droppings, they look just like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, be on the lookout for burrows or holes close to solid objects, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirtings, listen closely for constant scratching noises coming from walls and attics, especially during the night.

Rat Burrows: If you have rats living in the garden, the likelihood is there is going to be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to dig burrows and they often dig them alongside solid objects or structures like patios, walkways, garden shed bases and garage foundations. These are the best locations to check out if you believe there could be rats nearby. Perfect for food storage, nesting and shelter, rat burrows are excavated into substantial networks that may even cause damage if not nipped in the bud. A guaranteed sign of a rat burrow is a smooth sided hole next to a solid surface, where the comings and goings of hairy bodies have polished and rubbed the entrance hole. Usually around two to four inches across, entrances to burrows are quite easy to identify. Toss some stuff into the hole and check back the following day to find out whether it's been cleared. This will determine if rats are still using it.

Not surprisingly rats aren't just an issue in Wednesbury, they can crop up in Darlaston, Woodsetton, Balls Hill, Lanesfield, Friar Park, Bilston, Golds Hill, Hill Top, Pleck, Toll End, Black Lake, Summer Hill, Ocker Hill, Golds Green, MOxley, Kings Hill, Ettingshall and other places in and around West Midlands.

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