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Broadstairs Rat Catchers (CT10): Finding rats in your garden or even inside your home is usually rather an alarming thing to go through and whilst its not such a common occurrence in Broadstairs these days, it's definitely not unusual. Rats tend to breed quickly and will likely cause problems, especially when there are a lot of them. One sighting of a lone rat may not be all that much of a worry, but if you are observing them frequently you should report it.

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Although neither of the 2 rat breeds currently found in the British Isles originate from these islands, they have unquestionably thrived since they arrived here. The brown rat is especially widespread while the black (ship) rat is not so much so nowadays. Both of these breeds originated in Asia and got to the UK aboard ships.

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The brown rat is bigger than the black rat (Rattus Rattus) and weigh nearly half a kilogram, with a length of around 9 inches. Brown rats cause destruction as they have to continuously chew on things to stop their teeth from growing too much. Items made from timber are particularly more prone to this gnawing.

Rats can cause numerous problems in businesses and homes in Broadstairs and they transmit diseases, leave behind droppings, gnaw through woodwork, wires, insulation and pipes, and are generally problematic. The local council needs to be advised when there are sightings of rats. Or alternatively post a report recording sightings of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, to be forwarded to the relevant local authority.

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You'll oftentimes be alerted to the existence of rats not in fact by seeing them, but by their announcing their existence by other means. Its possible you might hear scratching coming from a loft, floor or wall, you might encounter rat holes gnawed into floorboards or skirtings, you could come upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere or you could start seeing droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces.

To take care of this problem there are two or three routes you might take. You could put traps or poison down yourself, you can find a pest controller who specialises in rat removal or you could get hold of your local Broadstairs environmental health department. Nowadays rat catchers normally fall into the category of pest control, and pest elimination providers not only control rats but also bedbugs, fleas, cockroaches, mice, moles, wasps and all kinds of household and garden pests.

Rat Prevention Broadstairs: The simplest way to avoid problems with mice and rats is not to attract them to start with. Therefore, even when you don't actually have a problem with rats, rat prevention ought to be extremely high on your list of priorities. Among the main factors that cause rat infestations is domestic rubbish in gardens. Providing both the materials and location for a nest will achieve nothing but attract them. When there's also loads of food on offer those rats think they're in heaven, so keep in mind that traditional bird seed feeders often attract rats, especially when they're liable to spilling over, and domestic food waste should never be accessible. (Tags: Rat Prevention, Rat Deterrents)

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Rat Poison: What some may consider a horrible way to get rid of rats is by using poison. A rat will die just a few days after ingesting a poisoned bait, normally wholewheat grain. When it is set in a suitable position within an area where rats have been observed, poison can fairly rapidly deal with a large number of rats. One or more of three key substances which are used in rat poison are: bromadioline, difenacoum or brodifacoum. You have to be very careful to keep this away from dogs, cats and other pets. Brands of rat poison sold in Great Britain include the likes of: Elixir Gardens, Propest, Roshield, RatKil, Pest Expert and Rentokil. (Tags: Rat Poison Broadstairs, Rat Poisons Broadstairs)

Have You Got Rats?: When you have suspicions you could have rats in your property or business, there are a few ways that you'll be able to tell. You could watch out for rub marks on skirting boards and walls where greasy fur has left marks, keep an eye out for faeces (droppings), they are dark brown in colour and look similar to large grains of rice, listen for scratching noises emanating from rooves and walls, particularly during the night, pay attention to gnawing in cables, wires and wood, particularly in lofts, search for signs of footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, be on the lookout for burrows or holes near to solid objects.

Rat Burrows: One thing that all rats love to do is burrow, and the place where they most like to do it is close to solid objects or structures like garden shed bases, patios, garage foundations and paths. Perfect for food storage, nesting places and shelter, rat burrows are dug into substantial networks that may even cause damage if something isn't done. A sure sign of a rat burrow is usually a hole with smooth sides adjacent to a solid structure, where the motion of furry creatures have rubbed and polished the entrance. The entrances to rat burrows are usually two to four inches across. You can check if rats are still living there by partially blocking the entrance hole to find out whether they return and clear it away.

Rat Sightings - Reporting

This is a little more detail on a subject that we highlighted earlier. It is always advised to report it to the local authorities if you spot rats in a neighbours garden, in your own garden or in a public space. Some local councils will take care of rats at no cost, but when you have other pests for example wasps, bed bugs and cockroaches they'll very often charge you. You can go to the Government (.gov) website HERE to report sightings of rats. You are obviously able to organize your local rat catcher to come over and deal with the situation by going HERE.

Not surprisingly rats and mice are not just a problem in Broadstairs itself, they can occur in Woodchurch, St Lawrence, St Peters, Cliftonville, Westgate-on-Sea, Margate, Ramsgate, Birchington, Pegwell Bay, Monkton, Cliffs End, Minster, Northdown, Haine, Westwood, Manston and other places in and around Kent.

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When you have a problem with rats in Broadstairs you could possibly try to resolve it yourself - and certainly plenty of householders in Broadstairs do choose that approach. Rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products are easily obtainable in supermarkets, shops and hardware stores in the Broadstairs area, so the stuff that you need can be easily bought. Bringing in a specialist Broadstairs rat exterminator would however be a better option, unless you know exactly what you are doing, since the correct solution is not always the most obvious one. Because of the risks to pets and children, the rookie's use of rat toxins is not generally advised, and it isn't always helpful in any case. If you know what is best for you, use a professional rat control service in Broadstairs for resolving your rat problems. (Tags: Rat Exterminator Broadstairs, Rat Removal Broadstairs, Rat Control Broadstairs)

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(This pest control Broadstairs content was compiled by Steve Locke 04-06-2022)