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Barrow upon Soar Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Barrow upon Soar Rat Catchers (LE12): Observing rats in your house or garden can be quite an alarming thing to experience even though it isn't such a common occurrence in Barrow upon Soar nowadays, it's definitely not unheard of. Rats breed fairly quickly and will likely cause issues, particularly when they're seen in numbers. Just one incidence of a lone rat might not be that much of an issue, but if you're noticing them frequently it's best to get some specialist advice.

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If you happen to notice rats in Barrow upon Soar, the probability is that they're going to be brown rats, although there are in fact 2 sorts of rat presently found in Great Britain; brown (common rats) and black (ship). As you may perhaps know black rats were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague of the 17th Century and at that time they were really widespread. Black rats are relatively rare nowadays and in fact neither species is native to the British Isles, both of them hailing from from Asia.

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The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5 to 7 inches, is a bit smaller than the brown, which reaches lengths of nearly nine inches and weighs in at about half a kilogram. The majority of the destruction attributable to brown rats is due to the fact that to prevent their incisors from growing too long, they have to continually gnaw things. They especially prefer to gnaw at timber.

An infestation of rats will lead to all sorts of problems for home owners and businesses throughout Barrow upon Soar, they will leave behind droppings, gnaw their way through pipes, wires, insulation and woodwork, transmit disease, and contaminate foodstuffs. Any sightings of rats should be reported to the local environmental health department. Or perhaps post a report to record pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, that will be passed onto the relevant local authority.

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You won't have to actually witness rats to know of their existence, due to the fact that there are several telltale signs which may warn you of their presence. It's possible you might spot rat holes gnawed into skirtings or floorboards, you could find droppings in cupboards or on floors, you might hear scratching coming from a loft, wall or floor or you may uncover a rat's nest hidden away.

To tackle this situation there are various approaches that you might take. You could put poison or traps down yourself, you could speak to your local Barrow upon Soar authority or council or you could find a pest controller who specialises in rat removal. These days rat catchers usually come under the category of pest control, and pest elimination experts don't only control rats but in addition moles, bedbugs, fleas, wasps, cockroaches, mice and all kinds of garden and household pests.

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Barrow upon Soar and also in nearby places like: Loughborough, Hoton, Hoby, Seagrave, Sileby, Thrussington, Burton on the Wolds, Walton on the Wolds, Ragdale, Quorn, North End, Woodhouse, Six Hills, Prestwold, Stanford on Soar, Cotes, as well as in these postcodes LE12 8QE, LE12 8QG, LE12 8NB, LE12 8YF, LE12 8LE, LE12 8XJ, LE12 8GS, LE12 8PJ, LE12 8LR, LE12 8JW. Locally based Barrow upon Soar rat catchers will probably have the postcode LE12 and the phone code 01509. Verifying this will guarantee you're accessing local pest control. Barrow upon Soar property owners can benefit from these and countless other pest related services.

Problems With Mice

Maybe considered by many as not being so uncomfortable as rats, finding mice in your home can cause just as many concerns. While not so large, mice will still leave droppings, breed quickly, gnaw at stuff and contaminate food. The solutions to mouse infestations in Barrow upon Soar are quite similar to those used with rats ie setting traps and poisoning. If you've got an infestation of mice, Barrow upon Soar rat catchers will be very happy to help fix this issue. Check out BARK and find a pest controller close to you.

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

With their furry bodies, twitchy whiskers and pointy faces, some people may find mice and rats to be cute, however they're not the type of creatures that you want to have living in your house or garden in Barrow upon Soar, and can be more dangerous than you'd imagine. By nibbling through plasterboard, electrical cables, floorboards and plastic, rats and mice can cause electrical fires and other accidents. Between them mice and rats can spread more than 30 types of diseases including salmonella, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever, Weil's disease, listeria, typhus, bubonic plague and tularemia. So, below are just a few of the things that will attract mice and rats to your garden and home:

  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can squeeze through the smallest of cracks and holes, so be on the lookout for gaps around roof vents, doors, plumbing and crawl spaces.
  • FOOD - Food left lying around or discarded is one of the main attractions for rats and mice.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in gardenshed, loft or basement will be particularly attractive to rodents, especially if there's a source of food nearby.
  • WATER - Active rats and mice need to drink, therefore sources of water such as pet bowls, birdbaths, leaking pipes and seeping sprinkler systems are a big temptation for these unwelcome pests.
  • TRASH - An accumulation of junk and garden waste piled up on your property (especially in the garden) will surely attract rodents.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Incredibly piles of compost and even pet waste can attract rodents - they'll find some tasty titbits hidden in there!

Types of Rat

You are only likely to come across two breeds of rat in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire or anywhere in the United Kingdom. The Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat

The brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat, street rat or sewer rat) is the most frequently seen rat in Britain and all across Continental Europe (also North America). The brown rat (it can sometimes be grey in colour) is generally 4" - 9" in length (without the tail) and weighs in at 140 - 500 grammes. It usually lives wherever people are living. Now thought to have originally come from Central Asia, it was once presumed to have come from Norway (hence its name). Brown rats are omniverous (feed on pretty much anything) although their favourite is grains and cereals, they have an acute sense of hearing but poor eyesight, the female rats reach sexual maturity in 5 weeks and can have 5 litters per year (with as many as 14 kittens in each litter), they burrow extensively and climb effectively.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Also not native to Great Britain, the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), roof rat or ship rat initially arrived in Europe from Southeast Asia. Believed to have spread when the Roman Empire still existed, this rat probably reached Continental Europe and Great Britain inside spice shipments. Fairly rare now in the UK, this rat was largely replaced by the larger brown rat. This rat gets to a length of 5" to 7" and weights of 75-230g. Black rats are known to spread a variety of diseases, in particular salmonella, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever, Weil's disease, listeria, typhus, bubonic plague and tularemia.

Problems With Moles

Barrow upon Soar rat catchers are often contacted to take care of another issue, namely moles. Moles cause problems in different ways to rats and are not quite so detested. The primary issue with moles is that they'll do a fair amount of damage to your garden, and in particular lawns. The sight of heaps of earth scattered all over a nicely trimmed lawn are clear proof of such activity. Trapping is certainly the most acceptable and humane way to get rid of moles.

Rat Poisons

Putting down poison is one of the more unpleasant ways to eradicate rats and rodents. A rat dies just a few days after ingesting a poison laced bait, typically wheat grain. The positioning of the rat poison is critical and will be responsible for the success or failure of this process. Usually bromadioline, brodifacoum or difenacoum are the poisons used. Be very careful to keep these poisons away from cats and dogs. Rat poison brands sold in the UK include: Roshield, RatKil, Propest, Pest Expert, Rentokil and Elixir Gardens.

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One technique that you can use to sort out rat problems is to use rat traps. Rat traps may be designed to exterminate rats or to humanely imprison a rat for later release. The capture kind are the perfect choice for people who don't like to think of animals harmed in any way whatsoever, even pests. The available sorts of rat trap include the likes of: electronic rat traps, spring loaded bait traps, enclosed poison traps and cage traps.

Rat Prevention Barrow upon Soar

The most effective way to stop problems with rats and mice is to discourage them to start with. Consequently, even if you do not currently have a rat problem, deterring rats and mice ought to be right at the top of your priority list. Amongst the main reasons for rat and rodent infestations is domestic household trash in gardens. Providing both the place and materials for a nest will achieve nothing but encourage them. Also, you should refrain from providing easily accessible foodstuffs by leaving food scraps lying around and putting bird feeders out with grain that's only likely to encourage rats.

Reporting Rats

I will go into more detail here, even though this topic was highlighted earlier on this page. The local environmental health is where you should send a report if you discover rats in a public area, in your own garden or in a neighbours garden. Occasionally local councils provide a free service for sorting out rats but payment is often required for most other pests for instance wasps, bed bugs and cockroaches. Rat sightings may also be reported using the Government (.gov) website HERE. You can obviously arrange your local rat catcher to come over and deal with the situation by clicking HERE.

In Conclusion

Having a rat problem in Barrow upon Soar is something that most of us dread, and when you find yourself in this scenario, the temptation might be to try to solve it on your own. There are lots of products available to help you to accomplish this and you'll acquire rat traps, rat poisons and other similar products in shops, hardware stores and supermarkets in the Barrow upon Soar area.

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Even so, unless you are aware of what you are doing, it's possibly best to retain the services of an experienced rat exterminator, who'll have remedied this issue thousands of times before, and will know exactly what the perfect solution is.

In many instances the novice's use of rat poisons isn't really all that beneficial, and may even do more harm than good - do you really want to risk harming your pets and children? If you know what is better for you, use a specialist rat control service in Barrow upon Soar for a solution to your rat problems.

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