Rat Catchers Weymouth

Weymouth Rat Catchers (DT3): While it's not so commonplace in these modern times, noticing a rat in your garden or house in Weymouth is not a pleasing experience to go through. One rat sighting may not be that much of a concern, but, if you observe the presence of rats more frequently or see multiple rats you could potentially be heading for trouble since they reproduce so quickly.

There are 2 sorts of rat that you might encounter in Weymouth, black rats and common (brown) rats. It is relatively improbable that you will ever see a black rat, and if you have seen a rat recently it is likely to have been the more widespread brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were once common and were responsible for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are rather rare now, however when they are seen they're excellent climbers, have good hearing, and the females can produce between 20 and 100 baby rats in just one year.

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The longest and heaviest of the two rats is the brown rat at about 9", while the black only grows to between 5 and 7 inches. To wear down their continually growing incisors, brown rats must keep chewing things, which is the reason they are responsible for so much damage. Woodwork is particularly prone to this interest.

Rats may cause various kinds of issues in homes and businesses in Weymouth and they transmit diseases, gnaw through pipes, woodwork, insulation and wires, leave behind droppings, and are generally problematic. Property owners need to report sightings of rats to their local authority. You could also report problems with rats on the .gov website online HERE.

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You may not necessarily need to see rats to confirm their existence, since there are a lot of signs which may betray their presence. It could be that you could observe holes gnawed into skirting boards or floorboards, you may hear scratching noises coming from a loft, wall or floor, you might uncover a rat's nest hidden away somewhere or you might notice droppings in cupboards or on the floor.

To deal with this issue there are specific strategies that you could take. You could set traps or poison yourself, you could find a rat removal specialist or you could get in touch with your local Weymouth council. There are no longer too many folks nowadays who just specialise in issues with rats, so you can also call them if you've got a problem with a wasps nest in your loft area or maybe moles causing damage.

Rat Traps

Rat Traps Whether you are going to take care of the rat issue by yourself or whether you are bringing in professionals, one way to achieve this is by using rat traps. Rat traps may be intended to actually exterminate rats or to compassionately imprison a rat for release later. If you're averse to the harming of animals, maybe the capture style traps would be the best solution. The available rat trap styles include the likes of: cage traps, spring loaded bait traps, enclosed poison traps and electronic rat traps.

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Rat Poison

A rather horrible way of eliminating rats is by laying poison. A rat will die just a few days after consuming a poison laced bait, generally wheat grain. The placement of the poison bait is crucial and can result in the failure or success of this procedure. One or more of three key ingredients which are used in making rat poison are: difenacoum, bromadioline or brodifacoum. You have to be careful to keep these poisons away from dogs and cats. Well known brands of rat poison sold in Britain include the likes of: Roshield, Pest Expert, Rentokil, Elixir Gardens, RatKil and Propest.

Do You Have Rats?

If you've got a notion that you may have rats in your business or home, there are a number of means by which it's possible to tell. You should be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows near to solid objects, hunt for signs of tail trails or footprints in dusty areas, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirtings and walls, keep an eye out for droppings (faeces), they're darkish brown and look similar to large grains of rice, check for gnawing in wires, wood and cables, particularly in attics, listen closely for scratching noises emanating from roofs and walls, in particular at night.

Rat Burrows

Digging is something that rats love to do and it's next to and beneath solid structures and objects such as paths, shed bases, patios and garages that they especially prefer to dig. Useful for nesting places, shelter and food storage, burrows are dug into extensive systems which can even cause damage to structures if not nipped in the bud. The access points to burrows are often worn smooth by the endless motion, so keep an eye out for holes with smooth sides next to and beneath solid structures. Generally 2-4 inches across, entrances to rat burrows are not difficult to identify. You should check if rats are there by temporarily blocking the entrance hole to determine if they come back and remove it.

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

Despite their outwardly cute look, with their furry bodies, twitching whiskers and pointy faces, rats and mice can be dangerous and aren't animals that you want to be making a home in your house or garden in Weymouth. Mice and rats have been known to cause fires and other issues in homes and business premises in Weymouth by gnawing through electrical cables, insulation materials, wood and plastic. More than thirty different kinds of disease are spread by rats and mice including tularemia, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, salmonella, typhus, bubonic plague, rat bite fever, Weil's disease and listeria. So, below are just some of the things that will attract rats and mice to your home and garden:

  • WATER - Active mice and rats need to drink, consequently water sources such as dripping sprinkler systems, leaking pipes, pet bowls and birdbaths are a big temptation for these pests.
  • FOOD - Food that is left lying around or discarded is one of the main attractions for rats and mice.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Surprisingly heaps of compost and even pet waste can attract rodents - they'll find a few tasty morsels hiding in there!
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in an outbuilding, basement or loft space will be especially attractive to rodents, especially if there is a source of food nearby.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Mice and rats can squeeze through the smallest of holes, so watch out for gaps around crawl spaces, doors, pipework and vents.
  • TRASH - Accumulations of junk and garden waste stacked up on your property (especially in the garden) will certainly attract rodents.

Needless to say rats are not just found in Weymouth itself, you may also come across them in Lanehouse, Wyke Regis, Weston, Radipole, Redland, Broadwey, Fortuneswell, Easton, Westham, Nottington, Portland, Southwell, Rodwell, Grove, Melcombe Regis, Chickerell, Overcombe, Littlemoor and other Dorset areas.

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When you have a rat problem in Weymouth you could possibly try to solve it on your own - and naturally many homeowners in Weymouth do just that. By looking around supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in and around Weymouth, it's not at all hard to buy rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products. A professional rat exterminator in Weymouth is however the best person for the job, seeing that removing rats isn't necessarily as easy as you may assume. Because of the risks to pets and children, the novice's use of rat toxins isn't generally encouraged, and is often not effective in any case. If uncertain, contact the professionals for rat control in Weymouth.

Weymouth pest control: Kestrel Pest Control DT4 9TL, Weymouth Pest Control - Discreet Local Pest Services 24/7 DT1 2AL, ERG Pest & Vermin Control Services Weymouth DT2 9HA, Xpress Pest Control - Weymouth DT2 8DN.

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