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Epping Rat Catchers (CM16): Even though it is not so common at present, noticing a rat in your home or garden in Epping isn't a nice thing to experience. Just one rat sighting might not be too much of a concern, but, if you witness rats more regularly or notice several rats you could be in trouble since they tend to reproduce so rapidly.

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There are two types of rat that you might encounter in Epping, black rats and common (brown) rats. It is pretty improbable that you will ever see a black rat, and if you've seen 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 the cause of the Great Plague, they are relatively scarce nowadays, although where they are found they're amazing climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and the females can produce between twenty and one hundred baby rats every 12 months.

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The black rat at 5 to 7" long, is not as large as the common brown rat, which attains lengths of nearly 9 inches and weighs about half a kilogram. To stop their teeth from getting too long, brown rats must keep on chewing things, which is why they're responsible for such a lot of damage and destruction. Wood is especially prone to their gnawing.

Rats spread diseases, gnaw their way through wires, woodwork, pipes and insulation, leave behind droppings, and are typically problematic in businesses and households in Epping. The local council needs to be advised whenever rats are spotted. Or even post a report to record incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, which will be forwarded to the relevant local authority.

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You don't really have to witness rats to confirm that they're there, due to the fact that there are plenty of signs which can warn you of their presence. Its possible you may come across a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you could hear scratching noises coming from a wall, floor or loft, you may notice droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces or you might spot rat holes gnawed into skirting boards or floorboards.

If you do not wish to wait for environmental health to manage your rat problem you can also call in local Epping rat catcher or pest controller who will be skilled in the area of pest removal. In the old days, rat catchers were exactly that, however today they are commonly labeled pest control experts and will not just be happy to help with getting rid of rats but also cockroaches, wasps, moles, ants, mice and much more.

Rat Prevention Epping: The simplest way to avoid problems with rodents is not to attract them from the beginning. For this reason, rat prevention ought to be a thing to think about even if you don't have a rat problem at present. Domestic waste littered around your garden is one of the principal factors behind rat and rodent infestations. You'll do nothing but attract rats and mice if you provide them with both the place and materials to build a nest. In addition, refrain from giving them easy foodstuffs by leaving scraps of food around and putting bird feeders out with grain that's only likely to encourage rats.

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Rat Poison: One somewhat unpleasant way to sort out an infestation of rats is to employ poison. Grains of wheat are laced with a poisonous substance and strategically left for rats to ingest, it then takes them a few days to die. The placement of the poison bait is vital and will result in the success or failure of this approach. Poisonous chemicals which are employed in rat poison includes: brodifacoum, bromadioline or difenacoum. Rat poison won't just harm rats, cats, dogs and other pets are also at risk, therefore extreme care must be taken in using it. Brands of rat poison made in Britain include the likes of: Rentokil, RatKil, Propest, Roshield, Elixir Gardens and Pest Expert. (Tags: Rat Poison Epping, Rat Poisons Epping)

Checking for Rats: There are a few ways that you can find out if you've got rats. If you've got a notion that there could be rats in your home or business you can try to find signs of footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirting boards and walls, pay attention to gnaw marks in wires, cables and wood, particularly in lofts, keep your eyes open for faeces, they are darkish brown and look just like large grains of rice, listen for constant scratching noises coming from walls and attics, especially at night, look out for tunnels or burrows adjacent to solid surfaces.

Burrowing: Something which rats like to do is dig and burrow, and the place where they primarily love to burrow is next to and beneath solid objects or structures like garden sheds, paths, garage foundations and patios. Useful for food storage, shelter and a nesting place, rat burrows are excavated into substantial networks which can even cause damage to buildings if something isn't done. Keep an eye out for holes with smooth edges, that have been polished by the continual coming and going of these busy animals. When you spot holes but aren't certain if they're made by rats, they will typically be 2-4 inches across. Chuck some debris into the hole and check back the next day to find out if it's been moved. This can clarify if rats are still in there.

Reporting Rats and Pests

I will go into it a bit more here, even though this subject was talked about earlier. The local council is where you should send a report if you discover rats in your own garden, in a public space or in a neighbours garden. Some councils will deal with rats at no cost, however when you've got other pests like cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps they will normally charge. You can check out the Government (.gov) webpage HERE to report sightings of rats. To have the problem sorted quickly schedule a rat catcher HERE.

Problems With Mice in Epping: Although not quite as distressing as finding rats in your house or garden, mice can be nearly as much of an issue. Mice, similar to rats, leave droppings, gnaw at things, contaminate foodstuffs and breed quickly. Precisely the same strategies are generally used to deal with mouse problems in Epping, basically poisoning and setting traps are favoured. When you have an infestation of mice, Epping rat catchers should be very happy to help solve this problem. Visit BARK and get a pest controller in your area.

Obviously rats and mice are not only a problem in Epping itself, you may also come across them in Hobbs Cross, Fiddlers Hamlet, Harlow, Loughton, Epping Green, Thornwood, Moreton, Nazeing, Theydon Bois, Bobbingworth, Coopersale, Abridge, Waltham Abbey and other places nearby.

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When you've got a problem with rats in Epping you could be tempted to try to take care of it on your own - and of course plenty of people in Epping do choose that course of action. By looking in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in the Epping area, it's relatively easy to acquire rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products. However, unless you're aware of what you are at, it's probably a good idea to use a professional rat exterminator, who'll have handled such problems hundreds if not thousands of times previously, and will automatically know what the most effective solution is. Quite often the amateur use of rat poisons isn't actually all that beneficial, and can even do more harm than good - do you really want to take the chance of harming your children and pets? You would be much better off enlisting the help of an expert when you need rat control in Epping.

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Epping rat catchers will likely help you with rat catching, rat deterrents, rat trapping, bird pest control, rodent control, ultrasonic pest control, bird proofing, dead bird removal, wasp nest removal, rat proofing, electronic pest control, residential pest control, household pest control Epping, domestic rat control Epping, mouse control, rat infestations Epping, rat poison and other types of pest control in Epping, Essex.

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