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Chard Rat Catchers (TA20): Even though it is not so commonplace in these modern times, finding rats in your garden or property in Chard just isn't a pleasing thing to experience. Just one rat sighting may not be that much of a cause for concern, nevertheless, if you notice the presence of rats more often or notice several rats you could soon be heading for trouble since they tend to reproduce so rapidly.

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While neither of the two rat species presently found in the British Isles are natives of these islands, they have clearly made themselves at home. The brown rat is particularly common whilst the ship (black) rat is not so much so these days. Both species escaped from Asia and made their way to the UK on ships.

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The brown rat is typically bigger than the black rat (Rattus Rattus) and weigh up to half a kilo, with a length of approximately nine inches. To wear down their continuously growing teeth, brown rats need to keep on gnawing at stuff, which explains why they're responsible for so much damage and destruction. Their gnawing is oftentimes concentrated on items made out of wood.

Rats can cause numerous issues in homes and businesses throughout Chard and they leave droppings, transmit diseases, gnaw their way through insulation, wires, woodwork and pipes, and generally cause a nuisance. Incidences of rats should always be reported to the local authority. Or even click HERE to report incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov web page.

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You will often identify the presence of rats not actually by observing them, but by their indicating their activity in other ways. It's possible you could come across a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you might hear noises coming from a floor, loft or wall, you may find droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces or you might come across distinctive rat holes gnawed in skirting boards or floorboards.

If you do not wish to wait around for the local council to remedy your rat problem you could always call a local Chard rat catcher or pest controller who will be qualified in the business of pest removal. In the old days, rat catchers used to be just that, but today they tend to be called pest control experts and won't just be willing to help you sort out getting rid of rats but also eliminating ants, cockroaches, mice, moles, wasps and much more. (Tags: Rat Catchers Chard, Pest Control Chard )

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Rat catching and pest control can be done in Chard and also in nearby places like: Crimchard, Burridge, Wambrook, South Chard, Tatworth, Chaffcombe, Higher Wambrook, Hornsbury, Whitestaunton, Avishays, Forton, Furnham, Chardstock, Winsham, Cricket St Thomas, Wadeford, together with these postcodes TA20 1GT, TA20 1GG, TA20 1HR, TA20 1DT, TA20 1BY, TA20 1PN, TA20 1PA, TA20 1LS, TA20 1BL, TA20 1NT. Locally based Chard rat catchers will most likely have the postcode TA20 and the telephone dialling code 01460. Checking this out will guarantee that you're accessing locally based pest control. Chard property owners will be able to utilise these and various other related services.


Digging and burrowing is one thing that rats really like to do and it is beside solid objects or structures like shed bases, garages, pathways and terraces that they predominantly like to dig. These are not often just straightforward holes in the ground, but rather substantial networks of burrows, intended to provide shelter, food storage and nesting. The access points to burrows are normally worn smooth by the continuous coming and going, so watch out for holes with smooth sides alongside solid structures. When you spot holes but are not certain if they're rats, they'll normally be two to four inches across. You should check if rats are present by partially blocking up the burrow entrance to ascertain if they return and clear it away.

Signs of Rat Infestations

If you've got an inkling you may have rats in your business or home, there are several means by which you can tell. You could listen out for scratching noises coming from walls and lofts, especially at night, look out for burrows or tunnels alongside solid objects, pay attention to gnaw marks in wood, wires and cables, especially in attics, watch for rub marks on walls and skirting boards where greasy fur has left marks, keep an eye out for faeces, they're darkish brown and look much like large grains of rice, try to find tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil.

What Attracts Rats?

Irrespective of their outwardly cute look, with their furry bodies, twitching whiskers and pointy faces, rats and mice can be dangerous and are not creatures that you want to be living in your home or garden in Chard. By chewing through plastic, electrical wiring, skirting boards and plasterboard, mice and rats can cause electrical fires and other accidents. More than thirty different kinds of disease can be spread by rats and mice including trichinosis, salmonella, tularemia, bubonic plague, listeria, rat bite fever, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis and typhus. Amongst the things around your home and property that are attractive to rats and mice are:

  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Surprisingly pet waste and even heaps of compost can be attractive to mice and rats - there are likely to be plenty of tasty titbits hidden in there!
  • WATER - Busy little mice and rats have to drink, which means that water sources like birdbaths, pet bowls, leaking pipes and dripping sprinkler systems are a big temptation for these pests.
  • FOOD - Food that is left lying around or discarded is one of the main attractions for rats and mice.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Mice and rats can crawl through the smallest of holes and cracks, so keep an eye out for gaps around doorways, grills, crawl spaces and plumbing.
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in cellar, gardenshed or loft will be especially attractive to rats and mice, especially if there's a source of food close by.
  • TRASH/RUBBISH - Accumulations of junk and garden rubbish stacked up on your property (particularly in the garden) will definitely attract mice and rats.

Rat Poison

Using poison is one of the more unpleasant methods by which to eradicate rats and rodents. A rat will die just a few days after consuming a poison laced bait, normally wheat grain. When it is set in the perfect position in a rat infested area, the poison can quite quickly kill a large number of rats. One or more of three key components that are used in rat poison are: brodifacoum, difenacoum or bromadioline. Rat poison doesn't only harm rats, pets and birds are also vulnerable, so care must always be taken in using it. Rat poison brands sold in the UK include: Pest Expert, Propest, Roshield, RatKil, Rentokil and Elixir Gardens.

To Summarise

When you've got a problem with rats in Chard you may possibly try to solve it yourself - and of course lots of householders in Chard do choose that plan of action. By looking in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in and around Chard, it's easy to obtain rat traps, rat poisons and other similar products.

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A professional rat exterminator in Chard is however the best person for the job, seeing as removing rats is not always as simple as you might assume.

Due to the dangers to pets and children, the newcomer's use of rat toxins is not generally advised, and it isn't always successful in any case. If you know what is better for you, always use a professional rat control service in Chard for resolving your rat problems.

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Rat Control Around Chard: Rat issues have recently been solved in these Chard areas and roads - Windsor Crescent, Monmouth Close, Phelps Close, St Gildas, Brian Mooney Close, Furnham Road, Bracken Way, Lordsleaze Lane, Zembard Lane, Samuel Vickery Way, Southend Mews, Helliers Road, Brutton Way, Glanvill Avenue, Mill Lane, King Ine Close North, Simons Mews, Auckland Way, Kings Ride, Sopers Field, Elizabeth Way, Old Town, King Cuthred Close, King Ine Close South, Hervey Road, Fairway Rise, Mintons, as well as these Chard area postcodes: TA20 1GT, TA20 1GG, TA20 1HR, TA20 1DT, TA20 1BY, TA20 1PN, TA20 1PA, TA20 1LS, TA20 1BL, TA20 1NT. Work was performed in these areas by experts in pest control. Chard property owners enjoyed the benefits of competent and professional pest control services on each occasion.

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(This pest control Chard content was generated on 06-10-2022)