Rat Catchers Wickford

Wickford Rat Catchers Contractors (SS11): Seeing rats in your garden or house can be quite a frightening thing to experience and while it is not so common an occurrence in Wickford nowadays, it's certainly not unheard of. Rats tend to breed rather quickly and will likely cause problems, particularly when they are seen in numbers. Just one sighting of a lone rat probably won't be much of a worry, however if you happen to be noticing them on a regular basis you'll want to find a solution.

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Although neither of the two rat types at present found in the UK originate from these shores, they have definitely thrived since they arrived here. The brown rat is particularly common (hence its name) whilst the black rat isn't so much these days. Both breeds originated in Asia and arrived in the United Kingdom aboard ships.

The largest of the 2 rat breeds is the brown rat at approximately 9 inches, while the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only grows to between 5" and 7". Much of the destruction attributable to brown rats is due to the fact that to keep their incisors from getting too long, they've got to constantly chew on stuff. Items made from wood are particularly prone to this interest.

An infestation of rats lead to lots of different problems for business owners and householders throughout Wickford, they gnaw through pipes, wires, insulation and woodwork, transmit diseases, leave behind droppings, and get up to all sorts of mischief. The local council really should be advised when there are any repeated sightings of rats. Or go HERE to report pest and rat problems on the .gov dedicated webpage.

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You won't always need to observe rats to confirm their existence, because there are a few revealing signs which may alert you to their activity. Perhaps you may come across distinctive rat holes chewed in skirtings or floorboards, you might stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away, you might hear noises coming from a wall, floor or loft or you may discover droppings in cupboards or on floors.

If you don't wish to wait around for the local council to deal with your rat issues you could call a local Wickford pest controller or rat catcher who will be a specialist in the field of pest removal. These days rat catchers normally come under the umbrella of pest control, and pest control businesses not only control rats but in addition wasps, mice, cockroaches, fleas, moles, bedbugs and all kinds of household and garden pests.

Checking for Rats

There are several ways by which you can tell when you've got rats. When you've got an inkling that there might be rats in your business or property you can be on the lookout for burrows or holes near to solid objects, watch out for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks, try to find footprints or tail trails in dusty areas, keep an eye out for faeces (droppings), they look just like large grains of rice and are darkish brown, listen closely for scratching noises coming from lofts and walls, particularly at night, check for gnaw marks in wood, cables and wires, particularly in lofts.


Burrowing is something that all rats really love to do and its close to solid structures and objects such as garden sheds, garage foundations, paths and terraces where they particularly prefer to dig. Providing a nesting place, shelter and food storage, burrows are dug into substantial networks which can even cause damage to structures if they remain unchecked. A guaranteed indication of a rat burrow is usually a smooth sided hole adjacent to a solid surface, where the coming and going of hairy creatures have polished the entrance. If you discover holes but aren't sure if they are made by rats, they will normally be two to four inches in diameter. A great way to find out if rats are nesting in that particular burrow is to throw a bit of debris into the hole and check if it's been removed the next day.

Reporting Rats

Here is more detail on a subject that we highlighted previously. Should you spot rats in your own garden, in a neighbours garden or in a public space it's a wise idea to report it to the local environmental health. With regards to rats this may at times be a cost-free service, even though you'll frequently be required to pay for some other pest infestations such as bed bugs, wasps and cockroaches. Rat infestations can also be reported using the Government (.gov) website HERE. To have the problem sorted speedily book a rat catcher HERE.

Not surprisingly mice and rats aren't just an issue in Wickford, they might crop up in Pitsea, Basildon, South Woodham Ferrers, Rayleigh, Rawreth, Downham, Little Burstead, Runwell, North Benfleet, Rettendon Common, Battlesbridge, Langdon Hills, Laindon, Crays Hill, Bowers Gifford and various other areas nearby.

Wickford pest control: Armour Environmental Services Ltd SS11 8DD, St George's Pest Control Ltd SS17 0PQ, Wickford Pest Control - Discreet Local Pest Services SS5 4FG, Xpress Pest Control - Wickford .

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