Rat Catchers Wellingborough

Wellingborough Rat Catchers Contractors (NN8): Though its not such a common problem nowadays in Wellingborough, people do have troubles with rats every so often. Spotting a rat in your garden or inside your home is not a good experience, and will be sufficient to give some people the shakes. Single rats don't really create much of an issue, however rats tend to reproduce quickly and can cause issues as their numbers rise.

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There are actually 2 kinds of rat that you might encounter in Wellingborough, brown (or common) rats and black rats. Its relatively improbable that you'll ever come across a black rat, and if you have stumbled upon a rat recently it is likely to have been the more widespread brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were at one time common and were the cause of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're rather scarce now, however when they are seen they are superb climbers, have good hearing, and the females can produce between twenty and one hundred baby rats in a single year.

The black rat at 5-7" long, is not as large as the brown, which grows to a length of nearly 9 inches and weighs close to 500g. Most of the damage attributable to brown rats is due to the fact that to prevent their teeth from growing too much, they've got to continuously gnaw stuff. They especially love to gnaw on woodwork.

Rat infestations can cause a variety of problems for home owners and businesses in Wellingborough, they'll spread disease, gnaw through woodwork, pipes, wires and insulation, leave droppings, and get up to all sorts of mischief. Home owners should always report rat sightings to their relevant local authorities. Or otherwise head HERE to report pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov website.

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You do not actually have to witness rats to confirm their existence, because there are plenty of signs that can alert you to their presence. Its possible you could hear noises coming from a loft, floor or wall, you might come upon a rat's nest in some hidden location, you could find droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards or you may come across rat holes gnawed in skirting boards or floorboards.

To address this situation there are specific routes you could take. You could put traps or poison down yourself, you can bring in a pest removal specialist or you could get hold of the local Wellingborough authorities. There are no longer so many folks these days who only specialise in rat problems, you can also call them if you have moles in your lawn or perhaps a wasps nest in your loft space. (Tags: Pest Control Wellingborough, Ratcatchers Wellingborough )

Molecatchers in Wellingborough: Several Wellingborough rat catchers will also help you with moles (the furry kind!). Moles can cause problems in different ways to rats and aren't quite so detested. The primary trouble with moles is they cause a fair amount of damage to your garden, especially lawns. Proof of their activity can be plainly seen in the shape of scattered piles of earth on neatly manicured lawns. Moles may be captured in traps and then re-released elsewhere, if you favour a more humane solution.

Species of Rat

There are actually two types of rat which you could come across in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire or in fact anywhere else in Great Britain. The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus) and the Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus):

The brown rat (common rat, street rat, sewer rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)) is the most frequently found rat in Britain and across Continental Europe (also North America). The brown rat (it can sometimes be grey in colour) is normally 4" - 9" in length (without the tail) and weighs about 140 to 500g. It invariably lives wherever humans are living. Whilst at one time believed to have originated in Norway (hence its name), it is now understood to have first come from China/Central Asia. Brown rats are omniverous (consume any foodstuffs) although their favourite is cereals and grains, they've got good hearing but poor eyesight, the females attain sexual maturity in just 5 weeks and often give birth to five litters every year (with up to 14 young in each litter), they dig extensive burrows and climb well.

The Black Rat:

Also not native to Great Britain, the black rat, roof rat or ship rat first arrived in Europe from Southeast Asia (India). It is thought to have spread through Europe in Roman times, possibly traveling in cargoes of spice. Once a common sight in the United Kingdom, the black rat essentially disappeared when the brown rat appeared. Weighing just 75-230g, the black rat reaches a length of five to seven inches. Well known for passing on trichinosis, Weil's disease, typhus, listeria, bubonic plague, salmonella and toxoplasmosis, black rats are prolific spreaders of disease and pathogens.

Rats - How to Spot Them: When you've got an inkling that you might have rats in your business or property, there are several ways by which you are able to tell. You can check for gnaw marks in wood, wires and cables, especially in attics, listen out for scratching noises emanating from lofts and walls, particularly at nighttime, hunt for tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil, keep an eye out for faeces, they look much like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, watch for rub marks on skirting boards and walls where greasy fur has left marks, look out for holes or burrows close to solid surfaces.

Burrows: One thing which rats love to do is burrow and dig, and the location where they most like to burrow is near to solid structures and objects such as pathways, garage foundations, terraces and garden shed bases. These are not just simple holes, but rather substantial networks of burrows, built to provide nesting places, food storage and shelter. Watch out for holes with smooth sides, which have been rubbed by the constant ins and outs of these busy animals. Should you spot holes but aren't certain if they're rats, they'll typically be 2" to 4" across. Toss some debris into the burrow and check the following day to see if it has been cleared. This will determine if rats are still about.

Reporting Rats and Pests

We are going to go into it a bit more now, though this subject was talked about earlier in this article. The local council is the place to send a report should you see rats in your own garden, in a neighbours garden or in a public space. In the case of rats this is occasionally a cost-free service, although you will often be required to pay for some other pests like cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps. It's also actually possible to report rat infestations through the .gov webpage which you will find HERE. Click HERE to organize a local rat catcher and get the situation resolved asap.

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