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Bexhill-on-Sea Rat Catchers (TN38 and TN39): Spotting a rat in your garden or house is usually quite a shocking experience to go through and while it isn't such a common occurrence in Bexhill-on-Sea in recent times, it is certainly not unheard of. Rats tend to breed fairly quickly and can cause problems, particularly when their numbers get out of hand. Just one sighting of a solitary rat may not be that much of a problem, but if you are noticing them on a regular basis you must do something about it.

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There are two types of rat which you may come across in Bexhill-on-Sea, black rats and common (brown) rats. It is relatively unlikely that you'll ever come across black rats, and if you have spotted a rat just recently its likely to have been the more commonplace brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were at one time common and were responsible for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're rather scarce nowadays, however where they do occur they have good hearing, are excellent climbers, and the females can produce between 20 and 100 offspring every twelve months.

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The largest of the 2 rats is the common brown rat at around nine inches, while the black rat only measures 5 to 7 inches. To wear down their continually growing teeth, common brown rats have to keep on gnawing at stuff, and that's why they cause such a lot of damage. Their gnawing is usually focused on stuff made from timber.

Rats transmit disease, leave droppings, gnaw their way through insulation, pipes, wires and woodwork, and are generally problematic in businesses and homes in Bexhill-on-Sea. Sightings of rats should always be reported to the local council. Or even post a report recording pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, which is passed onto your local authority.

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You will on occasion discover the presence of rats not by actually observing them, but by them indicating their existence in other ways. Its possible you might hear scratching coming from a floor, wall or loft, you might find a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you might detect droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces or you might encounter holes chewed in floorboards or skirtings.

In order to have this issue dealt with correctly you'll want to call in an expert. You can either inform the local environmental health department or bring in a specialist Bexhill-on-Sea rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. There are not that many folks nowadays who specialise only in rat problems, you can also contact them if you've got a wasps nest in your attic or perhaps moles in your lawn.

Rat Traps:Rat Traps One technique which you could use to take care of rat problems is by using rat traps. Rat traps may be built to exterminate rats or to humanely imprison a rat for later release. If you're averse to hurting animals, perhaps the capture trap would be the perfect 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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Types of Rat

There are actually 2 breeds of rat which you're likely to encounter in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex or in fact anywhere else in the United Kingdom. The Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat:

In Bexhill-on-Sea, the remainder of Britain and Europe the most prevalent species of rat is the brown rat (sewer rat, street rat, common rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)), this is the one you might see in your garden or home. The colouring of this rodent of the family Muridae ranges between grey and brown, it grows to around 4-9" (plus a similar length tail) and has a weight range of between 140g and 500g. Now thought to have originally come from Central Asia, the brown rat was at one time assumed to have come from Norway (hence its name). Brown rats are omniverous (consume any foodstuffs) though they prefer to eat grain cereals, they have bad eyesight but good hearing, the females attain sexual maturity in about 5 weeks and are able to give birth to five litters per year (up to 14 in each litter), they climb well and burrow extensively.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus):

The black rat, (Rattus Rattus) roof rat or ship rat is also not a native of Great Britain, originally coming from Southeast Asia (India). It's regarded as having spread throughout Europe at the time of the Roman Empire, probably traveling in shipments of spices. The black rat was once common in the British Isles but was essentially driven out by the brown rat and is now pretty scarce. Reaching a length of five to seven inches, the black rat weighs only 75-230g. Black rats are known to spread a variety of diseases, most notably bubonic plague, tularemia, salmonella, Weil's disease, rat bite fever, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, typhus and listeria.

Checking for Rats: If you've got suspicions that you might have rats in your business or property, there are several ways by which you can find out. You should hunt for signs of footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, watch out for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks, listen for scratching noises coming from walls and lofts, particularly at nighttime, pay attention to gnawing in wires, wood and cables, particularly in lofts, keep your eyes open for faeces, they're darkish brown and look much like large grains of rice, be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows near to solid objects.

Burrowing: Burrowing and digging is one thing that rats love to do and it's next to and beneath solid objects or structures like shed bases, garages, walkways and terraces where they mainly prefer to dig. They excavate substantial burrow networks that are useful for food storage, a nesting place and shelter. Watch out for holes having smooth edges, that have been polished by the endless comings and goings of these busy creatures. The burrow entrances are commonly two to four inches across. Toss some debris into the hole and check back the following day to find out if it has been shifted. This would determine if the rats are still in there.

Naturally rats aren't only a problem in Bexhill-on-Sea, they might occur in Little Common, Herstmonceux, St Leonards, Ninfield, Hankham, Westham, Pevensey, Magham Down, Hastings, Hooe, Eastbourne, Wartling, Crowhurst, Stone Cross, Cooden, Pevensey Bay and similar East Sussex areas.

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Folks with a rat problem in Bexhill-on-Sea are occasionally tempted to have a go at solving it themselves. So, if you find yourself in this situation, what ought you to do? There are loads of products offered to help you achieve this and you will purchase rat poisons, rat traps and other products in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in the Bexhill-on-Sea area. Hiring an expert Bexhill-on-Sea rat exterminator would however be a better option, unless of course you know exactly what you're up to, seeing as the correct procedure isn't always the most obvious one. The rookie's use of rat poisons will likely do more harm than good, because you need to be incredibly cautious with them when children and pets are likely to be contact with them. If you've got any doubts, speak to the professionals for rat control needs in Bexhill-on-Sea. (Tags: Rat Removal Bexhill-on-Sea, Rat Exterminator Bexhill-on-Sea, Rat Control Bexhill-on-Sea)

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