Rat Catchers Windsor

Windsor Rat Catchers Contractors (SL4): While it's not so common in these modern times, seeing rats in your garden or house in Windsor isn't really a pleasant experience. A single rat sighting shouldn't be that much of a cause for concern, but, if you notice rats more regularly or notice several rats you could be heading for trouble as they breed so quickly.

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If you do happen to discover rats in Windsor, the likelihood is that they'll be brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus), although there are actually 2 breeds of rats currently living in the British Isles; brown (or common rats) and black (ship). As you could be aware ship rats were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague of the 17th Century at which time they were really common. Black rats are quite rare nowadays and in fact neither variety is native to Great Britain, both arriving from Asia.

The largest and heaviest of the two rat species is the common brown rat at around 9", while the black only grows to between 5" and 7". To stop their incisors from getting too long, brown rats have to keep chewing things, which explains why they cause such a lot of damage and destruction. They especially like to gnaw on wood.

Rats leave behind droppings, gnaw through woodwork, insulation, pipes and wires, spread diseases, and are typically troublesome in homes and businesses in Windsor. Sightings of rats should always be reported to the local authorities. It's also possible to report rat problems on the .gov web page HERE.

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It isn't only by sight that you'll become aware of the existence of rats, their behaviour is often enough to give warning. Its possible you might hear noises coming from a floor, loft or wall, you may come upon a rat's nest in some hidden location, you may observe holes chewed into floorboards or skirting boards or you could detect droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces.

To take care of this problem there are several approaches that you could take. You could put traps or poison down yourself, you can get hold of the local Windsor authorities or you can track down a rat removal specialist. Long ago, rat catchers were precisely that, but these days they are called pest control experts and won't solely be capable of helping you manage getting rid of rats but also eliminating cockroaches, moles, wasps, mice, ants and much more.

Rat Poison: A rather distasteful approach for removing rat infestations is by putting down poison. A rat will die several days after consuming poisoned bait, typically wheat. When it is set in the appropriate location within an area where rats have been observed, this poison can fairly quickly deal with a large number of rats. In general difenacoum, bromadioline or brodifacoum are the poisons used. Be very careful to keep these poisons out of reach of pets. Rat poison brands made in the British Isles include: Roshield, Propest, Pest Expert, Elixir Gardens, RatKil and Rentokil. (Tags: Rat Poison Windsor, Rat Poisons Windsor)

Types of Rat

There are actually 2 kinds of rat which you're likely to encounter in Windsor or any place else in Britain for that matter. These are the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus):

The most prevalent type of rat found in the UK, and also in Europe and North America, is the brown rat (common rat, sewer rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or street rat). The colouring of this rodent of the family Muridae ranges between brown and grey, it grows to about 4" to 9" (with an equivalent length of tail) and has a weight of between 140 and 500g. Nowadays thought to have originated in Central Asia, the brown rat was at one time presumed to have spread from Norway (hence the name Rattus Norvegicus). Brown rats are omniverous (feed on any foodstuffs) although their favourite is cereal grains, they have bad eyesight but excellent hearing, the female rats reach sexual maturity in 5 weeks and may give birth to five litters per annum (with as many as 14 pups in each litter), they dig burrows and climb well.

The Black Rat:

The black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat is also not a native of Great Britain, originating from India. It is regarded as having spread throughout Europe in Roman times, quite possibly traveling in cargoes of spice. Rather scarce nowadays in the UK, the black rat was pretty much ousted by the larger brown rat. Growing to lengths of 5" to 7", this rat weighs in at just 75 to 230 grams. Well known for passing on listeria, trichinosis, bubonic plague, salmonella, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis and typhus, black rats are notorious spreaders of disease and pathogens.

Rats - How to Spot Them: If you've got a notion that you may have rats in your home or business, there are various ways that you are able to find out. You could search for signs of tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows adjacent to solid surfaces, watch for rub marks on skirtings and walls where greasy fur has left marks, check for gnawing in wires, wood and cables, particularly in lofts, keep your eyes open for droppings, they are darkish brown and look like large grains of rice, listen for continual scratching noises emanating from walls and lofts, in particular at nighttime.

Burrowing: One thing which rats love to do is burrow and dig, and the area where they particularly love to burrow is beside solid structures and objects such as shed bases, garage foundations, pathways and patios. Perfect for shelter, food storage and a nesting place, rat burrows are dug into extensive systems which could even cause damage to structures if allowed to continue. The access points to burrows are often worn smooth by continual comings and goings, so look out for smooth sided holes close to solid surfaces. Should you notice holes but are not positive that they are made by rats, they'll usually be approximately two to four inches in diameter. A smart way to determine if rats are nesting in the burrow is to throw some stuff into the entrance and check if it's been cleared the next day.

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