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Histon Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Histon Rat Catchers (CB24): While it's not all that commonplace in these modern times, spotting rats in your house or garden in Histon is not really a good thing to experience. One single rat sighting should not be that much of an issue, but, if you see rats more often or see multiple rats you may be in for trouble because they tend to breed so fast.

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There are two types of rat which you might spot in Histon, brown (common) rats and black rats. Its pretty unlikely that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you have spotted a rat just recently the chances are it will have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were at one time common and were the cause of the Great Plague, they're relatively rare now, though where they do occur they have an acute sense of hearing, are terrific climbers, and can produce between 20 and 100 offspring in just one year.

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Brown rats are generally bigger than black rats (Rattus Rattus) and weigh as much as half a kilo, with a length of roughly 9". To wear down their continually growing teeth, common brown rats must keep on chewing stuff, which is the reason they are the cause of so much damage and destruction. Items made from timber are particularly prone to their attention.

Rats gnaw their way through insulation, woodwork, wires and pipes, spread disease, leave behind droppings, and generally cause issues in businesses and homes in Histon. The local council ought to be informed whenever rats are sighted. Or head HERE to report incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website online.

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It isn't always by appearance alone that you'll become aware of the presence of rats, their actions are oftentimes quite enough to give warning. It could be that you could spot distinctive rat holes gnawed into floorboards or skirting boards, you could detect droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards, you may stumble upon a rat's nest in some out of sight location or you might hear scratching noises coming from a floor, wall or loft.

To tackle this situation there are two or three routes you could take. You could put traps or poison down yourself, you can get hold of the local Histon council or you could track down a pest removal expert. There are no longer that many folks these days who just specialize in rat catching, so you can also call them if you've got a wasp nest in your loft or perhaps moles digging up your lawn. (Tags: Ratcatchers Histon, Pest Control Histon )

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Histon and also in nearby places like: Waterbeach, Rampton, Longstanton, Girton, Cottenham, Bar Hill, Swavesey, Orchard Park, Chittering, Cambridge, King's Hedges, Oakington, Horningsea, Landbeach, Willingham, Impington, and in these postcodes CB24 9AP, CB24 9AB, CB24 9YE, CB24 9NB, CB24 9PS, CB4 3XB, CB4 2EL, CB24 9YQ, CB4 2GS, CB24 9NP. Locally based Histon rat catchers will probably have the postcode CB24 and the phone code 01223. Checking this out can confirm you're accessing local pest control. Histon householders are able to utilise these and countless other similar services.

Checking for Rats

There are plenty of ways by which you can tell if you have rats. If you've got some suspicions that there might be rats in your property or business you can check for gnawing in cables, wires and wood, particularly in lofts, be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows near to solid objects, hunt for signs of footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, watch out for rub marks on skirtings and walls where greasy fur has left marks, keep your eyes open for faeces (droppings), they look like large grains of rice and are dark brown, listen closely for scratching noises emanating from lofts and walls, in particular at nighttime.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

With their twitchy whiskers, fur covered bodies and pointy faces, some folk may find mice and rats to be cute, however they're certainly not the type of creatures that you want to be living in your house or garden in Histon, and can actually be more dangerous than you might suppose. By chewing through electric wires, plastic, insulation materials and wood, rats and mice can cause electrical fires and other accidents. Spreading things like Weil's disease, typhus, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, listeria, tularemia, salmonella, bubonic plague and rat bite fever, mice and rats can cause over thirty sorts of disease. A number of different things will attract rats and mice to your home or garden including:

  • WATER - Mice and rats need to drink, consequently water sources such as pet bowls, leaking pipes, seeping sprinkler systems and birdbaths are a big attraction for these unwelcome pests.
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in a shed, loft or basement will be especially attractive to rats and mice, especially if there's a food source close by.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Remarkably piles of compost and even pet waste can be attractive to rats and mice - there are likely to be a few tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • TRASH - Accumulations of garbage and garden waste heaped up on your property (particularly in the garden) will attract rats and mice.
  • FOOD - Food left discarded or lying around is perhaps the main attraction for mice and rats.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can squeeze through the tiniest of cracks and holes, so be on the lookout for gaps around entrances, air vents, plumbing and crawl spaces.

Rat Poison

One way to deal with a rat infestation is to lay down poison. A rat dies several days after consuming a poisoned bait, generally wheat grain. The location of the poison bait is important and will be responsible for the success or failure of this approach. One or more of 3 main chemicals that are used in rat poisons are: bromadioline, brodifacoum or difenacoum. Dogs, cats and other pets can also be killed by coming into contact with these rat poisons, so be careful. Rat poison brands sold in the British Isles include: Roshield, RatKil, Elixir Gardens, Rentokil, Propest and Pest Expert. (Tags: Rat Poison Histon, Rat Poisons Histon)

Types of Rat

In Histon or anywhere in the British Isles, there are just 2 sorts of rat that you are likely to run into. The Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat

The commonest species of rat present in Great Britain, and also in Europe, is the brown rat (street rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat or sewer rat). The colouring of this rodent varies between grey and brown, it grows to around 4" - 9" (and an equivalent length of tail) and has a weight of between 140 and 500 grammes. While once thought to have originated from Norway, it is now understood to have first come from China. Brown rats climb well and burrow extensively, they have poor eyesight but an acute sense of hearing, the females can give birth to five litters every year, they eat practically any foodstuffs (omnivores) but prefer cereals and grains.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

The black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not native to the United Kingdom, originating in Southeast Asia (India). Thought to have been spread during the Roman Empire, this rat almost certainly reached Continental Europe and the UK inside shipments of spice. At one time commonplace in Britain, this rat disappeared as the brown rat appeared. Growing to lengths of 5" to 7", this rat weighs in at only 75 to 230 grams. Black rats are known to spread many different diseases, most notably Weil's disease, typhus, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, listeria, tularemia, salmonella, bubonic plague and rat bite fever.

Rat Sightings - Reporting

Here is more detail on a topic that we touched on before. It is always a great idea to report it to the local environmental health if you spot rats in a public space, in a neighbours garden or in your own garden. Some councils offer a free service for dealing with rats but charges are normally made for many other pests like bed bugs, wasps and cockroaches. You can head over to the Government (.gov) webpage HERE to report rats. To have the problem taken care of quickly book a rat catcher HERE.

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In Conclusion

Having a rat problem in Histon is a situation that everyone fears, and when this happens to you, you might have the urge to try to resolve it yourself. Rat traps, rat poisons and other merchandise is easily obtainable in supermarkets, shops and hardware stores in the Histon area, so the things you need can be easily acquired.

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However, unless you know precisely what you are doing, it is probably wise to seek the services of an experienced rat exterminator, who will have handled this problem thousands of times before, and will know exactly what the perfect solution is.

Generally speaking the amateur use of rat toxins is simply not that successful, and may even cause more problems than it solves - would you really want to risk harming your pets and children? You would be much better off enlisting the help of a specialist when you need rat control in Histon.

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Histon rat catchers can normally help you with ultrasonic pest control Histon, domestic rat control in Histon, commercial pest control Histon, wasp nest removal, rat prevention, powder treatments (for wasps nest) Histon, bird nest clearance, bird proofing services, residential pest control Histon, squirrel control in Histon, cockroach control, dead bird removal, rat catching, the control of pests, rat extermination, wildlife management in Histon, rat deterrents, emergency 24 hour pest control, rat baits Histon, mouse control, restaurant pest control Histon, bird dropping removal, garden pest control Histon, pest netting, the removal of contaminated loft insulation, rat control, electronic pest control Histon, domestic pest control Histon, rat removal services, fogging & spray treatments and other pest control in Histon, Cambridgeshire. These are just a small portion of the activities that are carried out by those installing pest control. Histon companies will let you know their entire range of pest control services.

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Also find: Impington pest control, Girton pest control, Waterbeach pest control, Willingham pest control, Chittering pest control, Orchard Park pest control, Longstanton pest control, Landbeach pest control, Oakington pest control, Cottenham pest control, Rampton pest control, Horningsea pest control, Bar Hill pest control, Swavesey pest control, Cambridge pest control, King's Hedges rat catchers and more. Most of these locations are catered for by professional pest control. Histon business and home owners can get pest control price quotes by going here.

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Rat Control Around Histon: Some Histon roads and streets where rat problems have recently been solved - Youngman Avenue, Station Road, Drake Way, Alstead Road, High Street, Narrow Lane, Paddock Close, Glebe Way, Greenleas, Narrow Close, Oak Tree Way, The Green, New Road, Barrowcrofts, Villa Road, Normanton Way, St Andrew's Park, Trust Court, Youngman Close, Saffron Road, Pioneer Court, West Road, Home Close, School Hill, Orchard Road, as well as these local Histon postcodes: CB24 9AP, CB24 9AB, CB24 9YE, CB24 9NB, CB24 9PS, CB4 3XB, CB4 2EL, CB24 9YQ, CB4 2GS, CB24 9NP. Work was accomplished in these locations by experts in pest control. Histon home and property owners enjoyed dependable and high quality pest control services.

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