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Bacup Rat Catchers (OL13): While it isn't such a common problem in Bacup nowadays, folks do have issues with rats from time to time. Seeing a rat in your garden or inside your property isn't a pleasant experience, and will be enough to cause some property owners the shakes. Lone rats are unlikely to create very much of a problem, but of course rats tend to reproduce rapidly and may start to cause problems when their numbers rise.

If you do happen to discover rats in Bacup, the chances are that they're going to be brown rats, even though there are in fact two species of rat at present found in the UK; black (ship) rats and brown (or common) rats. As you could be aware black rats were the cause of the Great Plague of the 17th Century during which period they were really widespread. Black rats are quite scarce now and actually neither type is native to Great Britain, both coming from Asia.

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The longest and heaviest of the two rats is the brown at about 9", while the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only measures 5 to 7" long. Brown rats may cause problems because they've got to constantly chew on things to stop their teeth from growing too much. Wooden items are especially prone to their attention.

Rats cause lots of issues in businesses and homes in Bacup and they leave behind droppings, spread disease, gnaw their way through woodwork, insulation, pipes and wires, and are basically troublesome. Any repeated incidences of rats ought to be reported to the local authorities. Or perhaps report incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, to be forwarded to your local authority.

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You will on occasion become aware of the existence of rats not by actually physically seeing them, but by their indicating their existence by other means. It's possible you may stumble upon a rat's nest in some tucked away location, you may hear noises coming from a wall, floor or loft, you may find droppings in cupboards or on the floor or you might come across holes chewed into skirting boards or floorboards.

To solve this situation there are specific strategies that you might take. You could lay down traps or poison yourself, you could track down a pest removal expert or you can get in touch with the local Bacup council. In the world today rat catchers typically come under the category of pest management, and pest control companies do not only remove rats but also bedbugs, wasps, cockroaches, moles, mice, fleas and many more types of garden and household pests.

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Species of Rat

In Bacup, Lancashire or anywhere in Britain, there's just two breeds of rat that you're going to come across. These are the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat:

In Bacup, the rest of the United Kingdom and Continental Europe the most common species of rat is the brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), sewer rat, street rat or common rat), this is the one you will sometimes discover in your home or garden. The colouring of this rodent varies between grey and brown, it usually grows to around 4" to 9" (plus a similar length of tail) with a weight range of between 140 and 500 grams. Though once thought to have originated in Norway, the brown rat is now understood to have initially come from China/Central Asia. Brown rats climb well and dig burrows, they have bad eyesight but good hearing, the female rats can give birth to 5 litters every year, they consume just about any foodstuffs (they are omnivores) but favour cereals and grains.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus):

Also not a native species of the British Isles, the black rat, ship rat or roof rat first came to Europe from Southeast Asia (most likely India). Thought to have spread when the Roman Empire still existed, this rat almost certainly reached Europe and the British Isles in cargoes of spices. Quite rare now in Great Britain, the black rat was pretty much ousted by the larger brown rat. Reaching a length of five to seven inches, the black rat weighs in at about 75 to 230 grams. Well known for causing listeria, rat bite fever, tularemia, bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, typhus, Weil's disease and salmonella, black rats are prolific spreaders of disease and pathogens.

Rats - Telltale Signs: There are plenty of ways by which you can find out when you have rats. When you have a notion that there might be rats in your property or business you should try to find signs of tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil, keep your eyes peeled for rat droppings, they're dark brown and look like large grains of rice, look out for burrows or holes adjacent to solid surfaces, check for gnawing in cables, wires and wood, particularly in lofts, listen out for continual scratching noises emanating from walls and lofts, particularly at nighttime, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirtings and walls.

Rat Burrows: A thing which rats love to do is dig and burrow, and their favoured place to dig is next to and beneath solid structures and objects such as garages, paths, garden sheds and patios. Perfect for shelter, a nesting place and food storage, rat burrows are dug into substantial systems that can even cause damage to structures if allowed to continue. The entrances to rat burrows are often worn smooth by the endless motion, so keep your eyes open for smooth sided holes next to solid structures. The entrances to burrows are usually approximately 2-4 inches in diameter. A good way to ascertain if rats are still in the burrow is to chuck some debris into the burrow entrance and see whether it's been cleared the following day.

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

Regardless of their outwardly cute appearance, with their furry bodies, twitching whiskers and pointy faces, mice and rats can be dangerous and aren't creatures that you want to be making a home in your house or garden in Bacup. By gnawing through plastic, plasterboard, electrical wires and floorboards, mice and rats can cause accidents and in particular electrical fires. Spreading the likes of listeria, rat bite fever, tularemia, bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, typhus, Weil's disease and salmonella, rats and mice can cause over 30 different kinds of disease. Among the things that will certainly attract rats and mice to your garden or home are:

  • TRASH - An accumulation of junk and garden rubbish stacked up on your property (particularly in the garden) will attract rodents.
  • WATER - Busy little rats and mice need to drink like any other living creature, subsequently water sources like pet water bowls, birdbaths, leaky pipes and seeping sprinkler systems are a big attraction for these unwanted pests.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Surprisingly pet waste and even piles of compost can be attractive to rodents - they will find some tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in an attic, garden shed or cellar will be especially attractive to rodents, particularly if there is a food source close by.
  • FOOD - Food left discarded or lying around is one of the main attractions for rats and mice.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can crawl through the smallest of holes, so be on the lookout for gaps around pipework, air vents, doorways and crawl spaces.

Needless to say rodents aren't only an issue in Bacup, they can also crop up in Weir, Helmshore, Cowpe, Lumb, Forest Holme, Sharneyford, Todmorden, Cornholme, Britannia, Waterfoot, Haslingden, Newchurch, Walsden, Rossendale, Rawtenstall, Shawforth, Stacksteads, Trough Gate and similar areas nearby.

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Having a rat problem in Bacup is a situation that most of us fear, and when this happens to you, the temptation might be to try to resolve it yourself. By looking around hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in and around Bacup, it's relatively simple to acquire rat traps, rat poisons and similar solutions. Retaining the services of an expert Bacup rat exterminator would however be a better idea, unless you know exactly what you are doing, seeing as the correct approach isn't always the most obvious one. Generally speaking the newcomer's use of rat toxins is simply not that beneficial, and may even cause more problems than it solves - would you really want to take the chance of harming your pets and children? When in doubt, call in the professionals for rat control in Bacup. (Tags: Rat Exterminator Bacup, Rat Removal Bacup, Rat Control Bacup)

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