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Countesthorpe Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Countesthorpe Rat Catchers (LE8): Even though its not all that commonplace these days, discovering a rat in your house or garden in Countesthorpe isn't a good thing to experience. A single sighting of a rat may not be too much of an issue, however, if you observe rats more frequently or see more than one rat you might be heading for trouble because they breed so rapidly.

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There are 2 kinds of rat which you might run into in Countesthorpe, black rats and brown (common) rats. It's pretty unlikely that you'll ever see a black rat, and if you have spotted a rat fairly recently it is likely to have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were at one time common and were responsible for the Great Plague, they're pretty rare now, though where they are found they have good hearing, are amazing climbers, and can produce between 20 and 100 offspring each year.

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Brown rats are normally larger than black rats weighing in at half a kilogram and reaching a length of nearly 9". Brown rats may cause damage because they have to constantly chew on stuff to prevent their teeth from growing too much. They particularly love to gnaw at wood.

Rats leave droppings, gnaw through insulation, wires, woodwork and pipes, spread disease, and generally cause issues in businesses and households in Countesthorpe. Homeowners need to report any sightings of rats to their local authorities. Or perhaps report pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, which will be forwarded to the relevant local authorities.

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You'll oftentimes become aware of the presence of rats not by in fact seeing them, but by them indicating their existence in other ways. Perhaps you could come upon a rat's nest in some concealed location, you could hear noises coming from a wall, floor or loft, you could discover droppings in cupboards or on floors or you may come across holes chewed into skirtings or floorboards.

Unless you want to wait around for the local council to deal with this problem you may also bring in local Countesthorpe pest controller or rat catcher who will be competent in the art of pest removal. In the world today rat catchers normally come under the umbrella of pest control, and pest control businesses don't only remove rats but in addition fleas, cockroaches, mice, wasps, bedbugs, moles and all manner of domestic and garden pests.

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Rat catching and pest control can be undertaken in Countesthorpe and also in nearby places like: Whetstone, Cosby, Broughton Astley, Blaby, Kilby, Huncote, Narborough, Littlethorpe, Willoughby Waterleys, Thurlaston, South Wigston, Glen Parva, Aylestone, Wigston, as well as in these postcodes LE8 5TN, LE8 5RX, LE8 5TL, LE8 5TJ, LE8 5RT, LE8 5WU, LE8 5SB, LE8 5TZ, LE8 5UA, LE8 5PR. Local Countesthorpe pest controllers will probably have the telephone code 0116 and the postcode LE8. Checking this out can guarantee that you access locally based pest control. Countesthorpe homeowners can benefit from these and many other comparable services.

Reporting Rat Sightings

Let's go into it a bit more here, though this subject was mentioned earlier. The local environmental health is where you should send a report should you discover rats in your own garden, in a neighbours garden or in a public area. Sometimes local councils will deal with rats at no cost, but when you've got other infestations for instance cockroaches, wasps and bed bugs they'll quite often require payment. You can head over to the Government (.gov) webpage HERE to report rat infestations. To have things taken care of fast book a rat catcher HERE.


Digging is something that rats like to do and it is adjacent to solid objects or structures like paths, garages, terraces and garden shed bases that they particularly prefer to dig. Rats build substantial systems of burrows that provide shelter, food storage and nesting. The access points to burrows are usually worn smooth by constant ins and outs, so look out for smooth sided holes adjacent to solid surfaces. Commonly about two to four inches in diameter, entrance holes to rat burrows are not hard to spot. A smart way to discover if rats still live in that particular burrow is to throw a bit of rubbish into the entrance hole and see whether it's been cleared away the following day.

Types of Rat

In Countesthorpe, Leicestershire or anywhere in Great Britain, there's just 2 sorts of rat which you are likely to run into. The Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat

The brown rat (sewer rat, common rat, street rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)) is the most frequently seen rat in the UK and across Europe (also North America). The brown rat (it can sometimes be grey in colour) is commonly four to nine inches in length (excluding the tail) and weighs in at 140 - 500 grammes. It is always found wherever human beings are living. Even though once believed to have spread from Norway (hence its name), it's now known to have first come from China. Brown rats have excellent hearing but poor eyesight, they dig extensive burrows and climb well, they are omnivores but have a preference for cereals and grains, the female rats will produce five litters of up to 14 pups each year.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Also not native to the United Kingdom, the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), roof rat or ship rat initially arrived in Europe from India. Possibly traveling in spice shipments at the time of the Roman Empire, the black rat eventually spread throughout Europe. Fairly uncommon now in the British Isles, the black rat was for the most part replaced by the larger brown (common) rat. Reaching a length of 5" to 7", the black rat weighs about 75-230 grammes. Black rats are known to spread many different diseases, most notably listeria, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, tularemia, bubonic plague, trichinosis, rat bite fever, salmonella and typhus.

Signs of Rats

There are numerous ways that you can tell when you have rats. If you have suspicions that there may be rats in your property or business you could pay attention to gnawing in wires, cables and wood, especially in attics, listen for constant scratching noises emanating from lofts and walls, especially at night, search for footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, be on the lookout for burrows or holes near to solid surfaces, keep your eyes open for rat droppings, they're darkish brown and look much like large grains of rice, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirting boards.


Having a problem with rats in Countesthorpe is a situation that everybody dreads, and when you find yourself in this scenario, you may have the urge to try to solve it yourself. Rat traps, rat poisons and other similar merchandise is readily accessible in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in the Countesthorpe area, so the stuff you need can easily be acquired.

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However, unless you're aware of precisely what you're at, it is probably a good idea to appoint an expert rat exterminator, who will have dealt with this issue thousands of times before, and will know automatically what the ideal solution is.

On account of the risks to children and pets, the novice's use of rat toxins is not normally recommended, and is often not effective in any case. When in doubt, get in touch with the professionals for rat control needs in Countesthorpe. (Tags: Rat Exterminator Countesthorpe, Rat Removal Countesthorpe, Rat Control Countesthorpe)

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Current Leicestershire rat control enquiries: Antony Stephens needed a pest controller to get rid of some rats in his utility room just outside Sheepy, Leicestershire. Heidi Rothwell needed a rat catcher to get rid of some rats in her property in Witherley. Sukhmani Hayes needed a pest control company to deal with some rats in her garage just outside Old Dalby. Ayden Stone needed a rat catcher to resolve a rat problem in his attic in Broughton Astley. Sofija Brennan from Great Glen, Leicestershire needed a pest control company to solve a rat problem in her outhouse. Alexander Copeland from Ratby needed a rat catcher to deal with some rats in his loft. Skylar Roach in Lubenham needed a pest controller to deal with some rats in her house. Lacie Dougal needed a pest control company to tackle a rat problem in her cavity walls close to Whetstone.

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Also find: Cosby pest control, South Wigston pest control, Broughton Astley pest control, Narborough pest control, Glen Parva pest control, Whetstone pest control, Littlethorpe pest control, Wigston pest control, Blaby pest control, Aylestone pest control, Huncote pest control, Willoughby Waterleys pest control, Thurlaston pest control, Kilby rat catchers and more. Most of these towns and villages are covered by local pest control. Countesthorpe home and property owners can get price quotes by going here.

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Rat Control Around Countesthorpe: Rat issues have recently been resolved in these Countesthorpe roads and streets - Waterloo Crescent, Fir Tree Avenue, Bute Way, Ludlam Close, Bassett Avenue, Willoughby Road, Brook Court, Spinney Avenue, Shetland Way, Old Field Close, Reedpool Close, Orkney Way, Bambury Lane, Almond Close, Pinewood Close, Benskyn Close, The Chestnuts, Elliots Yard, Leysland Avenue, Bladen Close, Holyrood Drive, Edgeley Road, Arran Way, The Hawthorns, Springwell Drive, as well as these local Countesthorpe postcodes: LE8 5TN, LE8 5RX, LE8 5TL, LE8 5TJ, LE8 5RT, LE8 5WU, LE8 5SB, LE8 5TZ, LE8 5UA, LE8 5PR. Work was carried out in these locations by experts in pest control. Countesthorpe property owners benefited from reliable and professional pest control services in all cases.

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(This pest control Countesthorpe content was compiled by Stephen Locke 20-07-2022)