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Lincoln Rat Catchers (LN1): Spotting rats in your garden or even inside your home tends to be rather an unsettling experience to go through and whilst it isn't such a common occurrence in Lincoln nowadays, it's certainly something that happens every now and then. Rats tend to breed rather quickly and can cause issues, particularly when their numbers get out of hand. One incidence of a solitary rat will possibly not be that much of a problem, however if you are observing them on a regular basis it is best to do something about it.

If you do happen to see rats in Lincoln, the probabilities are that they'll be brown rats, though there are in fact two types of rat at present living in Great Britain; brown (common rats) and black (or ship rats). As you might be aware black rats were responsible for the Great Plague (17th C) at which time they were pretty common. Black rats are quite rare now and in fact neither species is native to the British Isles, both arriving from Asia.

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Brown rats are ordinarily larger than black rats (Rattus Rattus) and may weigh as much as half a kilogram, with a length of approximately 9". Brown rats can cause problems because they need to constantly gnaw at things to stop their teeth from getting too long. Woodwork is especially more prone to their interest.

Rat infestations lead to all kinds of issues for business and home owners in and around Lincoln, they will spread disease, gnaw through wires, insulation, pipes and woodwork, leave behind droppings, and contaminate foodstuffs. The local authorities really should be informed when there are incidences of rats. Or otherwise head HERE to report pest and rat sightings on the .gov website.

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You'll from time to time identify the existence of rats not actually by physically observing them, but by their announcing their activity in other ways. Its possible you could stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away, you may spot holes gnawed into skirting boards or floorboards, you might hear scratching noises coming from a floor, wall or loft or you could find droppings in cupboards or on the floor.

To resolve this situation there are several routes you could take. You could set poison or traps yourself, you could get hold of your local Lincoln environmental health or you can find a rat removal specialist. There are not very many individuals nowadays who just specialise in rat catching, you're also able to give them a call if you have a wasp nest in your attic or even moles in your lawn.

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Rat Poisons

One somewhat unpleasant way to remedy a rat problem is to lay down poison. Wheat grains are coated with a poisonous compound and left for rats to ingest, it takes only a few days for them to perish. The placement of the rat poison is vital and may lead to the failure or success of this approach. Commonly brodifacoum, bromadioline or difenacoum are among the poisons used. Dogs and cats might also be killed by eating such rat poisons, so be cautious. Rat poison brands in the United Kingdom include: Propest, Rentokil, RatKil, Pest Expert, Elixir Gardens and Roshield.

Spotting Rats

There are numerous ways that you can tell if you have rats. If you've got your suspicions that there may be rats in your home or business you should be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows next to solid objects, try to find tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil, check for gnaw marks in wood, cables and wires, particularly in attics, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirting boards, listen closely for constant scratching noises emanating from walls and roofs, in particular at nighttime, keep an eye out for faeces (droppings), they are darkish brown and look like large grains of rice.


When you have rats running around the garden, the probability is there's going to be a burrow. Rats love to dig burrows and they mostly do this near to solid objects or structures such as patios, garages, garden shed bases and paths. These are the places to check if you believe you have rats nesting there. These are not just simple holes in the ground, but extensive systems of burrows, designed to provide nesting places, food storage and shelter. The entrances to rat burrows will often be worn smooth by endless comings and goings, so look out for smooth sided holes at the side of solid structures. Generally about 2-4 inches in diameter, burrow entrances are not hard to identify. You can check if rats are about by temporarily blocking the burrow entrance to see if they return and remove it.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

With their furry bodies, twitching whiskers and pointy faces, some people might find mice and rats to be rather cute, however they are not the type of animals that you want in your home or garden in Lincoln, and can actually be more dangerous than you may imagine. By chewing through insulation materials, plastic, electric wiring and wood, mice and rats can cause electrical fires and other accidents. Between the two mice and rats can spread over thirty kinds of diseases including conditions like typhus, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, rat bite fever, salmonella, trichinosis, listeria, bubonic plague and tularemia. Among the things that will attract rats and mice to your garden or home are:

  • WATER - Rats and mice have to drink, therefore sources of water such as birdbaths, pet water bowls, dripping sprinkler systems and leaking pipes are a big enticement for these pests.
  • RUBBISH - An accumulation of junk and garden rubbish heaped up on your property (especially in the garden) will obviously attract rodents.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Surprisingly compost heaps and even pet waste can be attractive to mice and rats - they will find some tasty titbits hidden in there!
  • FOOD - Food that is left discarded or lying around is perhaps the main attraction for mice and rats.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in a shed, cellar or loft will be especially attractive to mice and rats, particularly if there is a food source nearby.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can squeeze through the smallest of holes and cracks, so keep an eye out for gaps around doors, plumbing, roof vents and crawl spaces.
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Having a rat problem in Lincoln is a situation that most of us dread, and when this happens to you, you might have the urge to try to solve it on your own. Rat poisons, rat traps and other products are readily available in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in the Lincoln area, so the stuff you need can easily be acquired. Having said that, unless you know exactly what you're doing, it's probably better to engage a professional rat exterminator, who'll have handled this issue hundreds of times previously, and will automatically know what the preferred solution is. Because of the dangers to pets and children, the newcomer's use of rat toxins isn't really recommended, and it isn't always beneficial in any case. If you know what's better for you, always use an experienced rat control service in Lincoln for a solution to your rat problems.

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