Rat Catchers Falkirk

Falkirk Rat Catchers (FK1): Even though it's not such a frequent problem nowadays in Falkirk, people do still have issues with rats occasionally. Seeing a rat in your garden or inside your house is not a great experience, and is enough to give some householders nightmares. Lone rats are unlikely to create that much of a problem, however rats tend to reproduce quickly and may cause problems when their numbers rise.

While neither of the 2 species of rat currently living in the UK originate from these islands, they have clearly made themselves at home. The brown rat is especially common (hence its name) whilst the ship (black) rat isn't so much these days. Both types originated from Asia and made their way to the UK as stowaways on boats.

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The black rat at 5-7" long, isn't as big as the brown variety, which grows to lengths of almost 9" and weighs close to half a kilogram. To prevent their teeth from getting too long, brown rats have to keep gnawing at things, and that's why they cause so much damage. They especially prefer to gnaw at wood.

Rat infestations lead to all kinds of problems for business and home owners throughout Falkirk, they'll leave behind droppings, gnaw their way through insulation, woodwork, wires and pipes, transmit diseases, and get up to all sorts of mischief. Any frequent sightings of rats need to be reported to the local authority. Or post a report to record incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, which is passed onto the relevant local authority.

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It is not only by appearance that you'll be alerted to the existence of rats, their behaviour is often enough to enlighten you. It could be that you could detect droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you might hear noises coming from a wall, floor or loft, you could observe distinctive rat holes chewed in floorboards or skirtings or you may find a rat's nest in some concealed location.

If you do not want to wait around for environmental health to control your problem you could always bring in local Falkirk pest controller or rat catcher who will be a specialist in the world of pest removal. There are not very many individuals nowadays who specialize just in issues with rats, you can also give them a call if you've got a problem with moles digging up your lawn or perhaps a wasp nest in your loft.

Rat Prevention

Dissuading rats before they even become a nuisance is certainly the best way to avoid having problems with them. For this reason, even though you do not presently have a problem with rats, rat prevention ought to be high on your priority list. Household waste laying around your garden is among the major reasons behind rat infestations. Providing both the location and materials to build nests will do nothing but encourage them. When there's also plenty of food on offer your rats will be in heaven, so be mindful that traditional bird feeders often attract rats, particularly when they're liable to overflowing, and household food scraps should not be accessible. (Tags: Rat Deterrents Falkirk, Rat Prevention Falkirk)

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Signs of Rat Infestations

There are various ways that you can tell when you have rats. When you've got an inkling that there could be rats in your home or business you could try to find tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil, listen out for scratching noises coming from walls and roofs, in particular at night, pay attention to gnaw marks in wires, wood and cables, particularly in lofts, keep your eyes open for rat droppings, they're dark brown in colour and look similar to large grains of rice, look out for holes or burrows next to solid surfaces, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirtings.

Rat Burrows

If you have rats running around your garden, the likelihood is that there'll be a burrow somewhere. Rats like to dig burrows and they normally dig them at the side of solid objects or structures such as shed bases, terraces, garages and walkways. These are the places to check if you believe there might be rats nesting there. Providing shelter, food storage and nesting, burrows are excavated into substantial systems which can even cause damage if allowed to continue. A certain indication of a rat burrow is often a smooth sided hole adjacent to a solid structure, where the ins and outs of hairy bodies have polished the entrance hole. The entrance holes to rat burrows are commonly 2" to 4" in diameter. It's possible to find out if rats are still living there by partially blocking the burrow entrance to find out if they come back and clear it away.

Needless to say rats and mice aren't only found in Falkirk itself, they can occur in Denny, Stenhousemuir, California, Bonnybridge, Old Plean, Laurieston, Bainsford, Westquarter, Shieldhill, Camelon, Grangemouth, Polmont, Carronshore, Brightons, Hallglen, Larbert, Maddiston and similar areas in Scotland and nearby.

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Having a problem with rats in Falkirk is something that most of us fear, and when this happens to you, the temptation might be to try to solve it yourself. There are plenty of products currently available to help you accomplish this and you can buy rat traps, rat poisons and other products in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in and around Falkirk. An experienced rat exterminator in Falkirk is however the best person for the job, because ridding yourself of rats isn't necessarily as easy as you may believe. Due to the risks to pets and children, the amateur use of rat poisons is not really encouraged, and it isn't always effective in any case. You'd be far better off enlisting the help of a specialist when you need rat control in Falkirk.

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