Rat Catchers Holland-on-Sea

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Holland-on-Sea Rat Catchers (CO15): Observing a rat in your house or garden could be quite a shocking thing to go through and while it's not such a common occurrence in Holland-on-Sea nowadays, it's certainly not unusual. Rats tend to breed quickly and will likely cause problems, especially when there are a lot of them. One sighting of a lone rat won't be much of a problem, however if you're noticing them frequently you should seek help.

If you do happen to see rats in Holland-on-Sea, the chances are that they're going to be common brown rats, even though there are in fact two types of rat presently found in the United Kingdom; black (or ship) rats and brown (or common) rats. As you might be aware ship rats were responsible for the Great Plague (17th C) at which time they were quite common. Black rats are quite rare now and in fact neither type is native to the UK, both of them coming from Asia.

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The largest of the 2 rat species is the brown rat at around 9 inches, whilst the black rat only measures 5-7 inches. To wear down their continually growing incisors, brown rats have to keep gnawing at stuff, which is the reason they cause such a lot of damage and destruction. Timber is particularly prone to their gnawing.

Rat infestations will lead to all sorts of problems for business owners and householders in Holland-on-Sea, they'll leave behind droppings, gnaw through woodwork, insulation, wires and pipes, spread disease, and build nests. Sightings of rats need to be reported to the local council. Or otherwise post a report recording incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, which should be passed onto the relevant local authority.

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You'll oftentimes be alerted to the presence of rats not in fact by observing them, but by them indicating their existence in other ways. It could be that you could come across distinctive rat holes chewed into skirting boards or floorboards, you may uncover a rat's nest hidden away, you might hear scratching coming from a loft, wall or floor or you might notice droppings in cupboards or on the floor.

If you don't wish to wait around for the local council to control this rat infestation you may also call a local Holland-on-Sea pest controller or rat catcher who will be competent in the world of pest removal. Nowadays rat catchers normally come under the umbrella of pest control, and pest control services don't only remove rats but additionally moles, fleas, mice, cockroaches, wasps, bedbugs and all manner of garden and household pests. (Tags: Pest Control Holland-on-Sea, Rat Catcher Holland-on-Sea )

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Holland-on-Sea rat catchers are often also called on to take care of another similar type of pest, namely moles. Causing completely different issues to rats, moles are certainly not quite as hated. It is out in the garden where you could have problems with moles, and lawns especially are at risk of damage. Evidence of their destructive activity can be plainly spotted in the form of scattered heaps of earth on perfectly maintained lawns. The favoured and most humane method to stop moles is by capturing with traps. (Tags: Molecatchers Holland-on-Sea, Mole Trapping Holland-on-Sea)

Have You Got Rats?

If you have an idea that you may have rats in your business or home, there are various ways in which you are able to tell. You can keep your eyes open for faeces (droppings), they look like large grains of rice and are dark brown, listen closely for scratching noises coming from rooves and walls, especially during the night, check for gnawing in wires, cables and wood, particularly in lofts, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirting boards, look out for tunnels or burrows next to solid surfaces, try to find tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil.


The one thing that all rats like to do is dig and burrow, and their favourite location to do it is adjacent to solid objects or structures such as patios, garage foundations, shed bases and walkways. They build substantial burrow networks that are useful for nesting places, food storage and shelter. The access points to burrows tend to be worn smooth by continual movement, so keep an eye out for smooth sided holes next to and beneath solid surfaces. Generally around 2-4 inches across, entrance holes to rat burrows are not difficult to recognize. You can check if rats are present by temporarily blocking the entrance to find out whether they come back and clear it away.

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When you have a problem with rats in Holland-on-Sea you could possibly try to solve it yourself - and needless to say plenty of people in Holland-on-Sea do choose that approach. There are an array of products available to help you to achieve this and you'll purchase rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products in shops, hardware stores and supermarkets in the Holland-on-Sea area. Bringing in a competent Holland-on-Sea rat exterminator would however be a better idea, unless of course you know exactly what you're up to, because the right approach is not always the most obvious one. Due to the risks to children and pets, the rookie's use of rat toxins isn't advised, and is often not effective in any case. You'd be far better off enlisting the help of a professional when you're in need of rat control in Holland-on-Sea.

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