Rat Catchers Wellington

Wellington Rat Catchers Contractors (TA21): Discovering rats in your garden or even inside your property could be rather a shocking thing to experience and while it's not such a regular occurrence in Wellington these days, it's definitely something that does happen. Rats breed fairly quickly and will likely cause problems, particularly when their numbers get out of control. One sighting of a lone rat might not be too much of an issue, but if you're seeing them on a regular basis make sure you take action.

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There are actually 2 species of rat that you may encounter in Wellington, brown (or common) rats and black rats. It is pretty unlikely that you will ever see black rats, and if you have stumbled upon a rat just recently the chances are it'll have been the more commonplace brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were once common and were to blame for the spread of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're quite rare now, however where they are found they are terrific climbers, have good hearing, and can produce between 20 and 100 offspring in just one year.

The largest of the two rats is the brown at around 9", while the black only measures 5-7 inches. To wear down their continually growing teeth, common brown rats have to keep gnawing at stuff, which explains why they're responsible for so much damage. Rats especially like to gnaw at wood.

Rats leave droppings, transmit diseases, gnaw through insulation, woodwork, wires and pipes, and are generally problematic in homes and business premises in and around Wellington. Property holders must report sightings of rats to the relevant local authority. Additionally you can report a rat problem on the .gov website HERE.

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You'll sometimes be alerted to the existence of rats not by actually physically seeing them, but by them announcing their presence in other ways. It could be that you could find a rat's nest in some hidden location, you may encounter rat holes gnawed into floorboards or skirting boards, you may discover droppings on the floor or in cupboards or you may hear scratching noises coming from a loft, floor or wall.

In order to have this situation managed correctly you will have to get a specialist. You can either speak to your local environmental health department or bring in a professional Wellington rat catcher or pest controller yourself. These days rat catchers normally come under the umbrella of pest control, and pest control companies don't only control rats but additionally bedbugs, cockroaches, mice, moles, fleas, wasps and many more types of domestic and garden pests. (Tags: Rat Catchers Wellington, Pest Control Wellington )

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Discouraging mice and rats even before they show up is certainly the best way to avoid such issues. Consequently, even when you do not currently have a rat problem, deterring rats must be extremely high on your priority list. Amongst the principal factors behind rat and rodent infestations is domestic household waste littering gardens. You'll do little else but attract rats if you give them both the materials and location to build nests. If there is also plenty of food available those rats imagine they are in heaven, so keep in mind that bird seed feeders can attract rats, particularly when they're vulnerable to spillages, and household food waste should never be easily accessiblw.

Do You Have Rats?

There are numerous ways that you can tell if you have rats. If you've got your suspicions that there might be rats in your business or property you should hunt for signs of tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirting boards, be on the lookout for burrows or tunnels alongside solid surfaces, keep an eye out for droppings (faeces), they are dark brown and look similar to large grains of rice, pay attention to gnawing in wires, wood and cables, particularly in attics, listen closely for scratching noises emanating from attics and walls, especially at nighttime.


If you've got rats running around the garden, the probability is that there'll be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to burrow and dig and they often excavate them adjacent to solid objects or structures such as pathways, garden sheds, garage foundations and terraces. These are the spots to look if you believe you have rats in the area. These are not often just simple holes, but rather extensive networks of burrows, created to provide food storage, a nesting place and shelter. The entrances to rat burrows are often worn smooth by the continual coming and going, so watch out for smooth sided holes alongside solid structures. If you notice holes but are not sure if they're rats, they'll generally be 2" to 4" across. You can find out if rats are using it by temporarily blocking up the entrance hole to ascertain if they come back and remove it.

Wellington pest control: ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Wellington EX14 4UF, ERG Wasp Control Wellington TA4 1NX, Guardian Pest Control TA1 5BW, Culm Environmental Pest Control TA1 5LZ.

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