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Littleport Rat Catchers (CB6): Finding a rat in your house or garden can be quite an alarming experience even though it's not such a regular occurrence in Littleport in recent times, it is certainly not unusual. Rats breed rather quickly and can cause issues, particularly when their numbers get out of hand. Just one sighting of a lone rat may not be too much of a concern, but if you happen to be noticing them regularly you must do something about it.

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There are 2 species of rat that you might spot in Littleport, brown (or common) rats and black rats. It's fairly unlikely that you will ever see a black rat, and if you've seen a rat just recently chances are it'll have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were at one time common and were blamed for the Great Plague, they're relatively rare now, though where they do exist they're terrific climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and can produce between twenty and one hundred offspring in a single year.

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Brown rats are larger than black rats weighing in at 500g and reaching a length of around 9". To wear down their continuously growing incisor teetn, brown rats need to keep on gnawing at things, and that's why they cause such a lot of damage and destruction. Their interest is frequently targeting stuff that is made from timber.

An infestation of rats cause all sorts of issues for business and home owners in and around Littleport, they will leave droppings, gnaw through pipes, woodwork, wires and insulation, spread diseases, and contaminate foodstuffs. Incidences of rats ought to be reported to the local authorities. In addition you can report rat sightings on the .gov website online HERE.

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It isn't always by sight alone that you will become aware of the presence of rats, their behaviour is sometimes quite enough to enlighten you. Its possible you may come upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you may come across distinctive rat holes chewed in floorboards or skirting boards, you may hear scratching coming from a loft, floor or wall or you might notice droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards.

If you are going to have this issue resolved effectively you ought to speak to an expert. You could get in contact with your local authorities or bring in a specialist Littleport rat catcher or pest controller yourself. Nowadays rat catchers typically come under the umbrella of pest management, and pest control businesses not only remove rats but also wasps, cockroaches, fleas, moles, mice, bedbugs and all sorts of domestic and garden pests. (Tags: Rat Catchers Littleport, Pest Control Littleport )

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Rat catching and pest control can be undertaken in Littleport and also in nearby places like: Doddington, Christchurch, Manea, Mepal, Chatteris, Queen Adelaide, Ely, Feltwell, Prickwillow, Witcham, Chettisham, Southery, Lakenheath, Wimblington, Welney, Little Downham, Pymoor, and in these postcodes CB6 1GL, CB6 1GR, CB6 1EN, CB6 1AB, CB6 1LN, CB6 1FS, CB6 1PH, CB6 1SF, CB6 1HT, CB7 4SL. Local Littleport pest controllers will likely have the telephone code 01353 and the postcode CB6. Verifying this will make sure that you are accessing local pest control. Littleport property owners are able to benefit from these and countless other comparable services.

Species of Rat

In Littleport, Cambridgeshire or anywhere else in the United Kingdom, there are only 2 kinds of rat which you're ever likely to come across. The Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat

The commonest type of rat found in Britain, and also in Europe, is the brown rat (street rat, sewer rat, common rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)). This brown or grey coloured rodent grows to lengths of 4-9" (plus tail) and weight approximately 140 to 500 grams. This rodent was given the name Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) because it was presumed to have come to Great Britain by ship from Norway. The brown rat is nowadays understood to have originated from Central Asia/China. Brown rats have poor eyesight but excellent hearing, they climb effectively and dig extensive burrows, they're omnivores but favour cereals, the female rats will reproduce five litters of up to 14 pups a year.

The Black Rat

Originating in Southeast Asia the black rat, ship rat or roof rat is also not native to the United Kingdom or Europe. It is regarded as having spread through Europe in Roman times, probably traveling in cargoes of spice. At one time a common sight in the United Kingdom, the black rat essentially disappeared as the brown rat appeared. Weighing in at just 75-230g, the black rat attains lengths of approximately five to seven inches. Black rats are notorious for spreading a number of diseases, notably Weil's disease, typhus, bubonic plague, tularemia, rat bite fever, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, trichinosis and listeria.

Rat Traps

Rat Traps

One of the ways that you can tackle a rat infestation is to use rat traps. Rat traps can be designed to exterminate rats or to humanely capture a rat for release later. Those who hate to see animals of any sort hurt, will certainly choose the capture type of trap. If you have a look around you'll find lots of different designs such as: enclosed poison traps, spring loaded bait traps, electronic rat traps and cage traps.

Have You Got Rats?

If you have a notion you may have rats in your home or business, there are several ways by which you're able to find out. You should look out for burrows or tunnels close to solid objects, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirting boards and walls, listen closely for scratching noises coming from walls and roofs, particularly during the night, try to find footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, keep your eyes peeled for rat droppings, they are darkish brown and look similar to large grains of rice, pay attention to gnawing in wires, wood and cables, especially in attics.

Rat Poisons

Laying poison is one of the more distasteful ways to get rid of rat infestations. This is achieved by carefully positioning a poison laced bait, that is then swallowed by a rat causing its death within a few days. When its set in the appropriate position in or close to an area where rats have been observed, this poison can fairly rapidly exterminate a large number of rats. One or more of 3 primary ingredients which are used in making rat poisons are: difenacoum, brodifacoum or bromadioline. Dogs, cats and other pets could also be harmed as a result of rat poison, so be cautious. Well known brands of rat poison in the British Isles include the likes of: RatKil, Rentokil, Propest, Elixir Gardens, Pest Expert and Roshield. (Tags: Rat Poison Littleport, Rat Poisons Littleport)

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

With their furry bodies, twitchy whiskers and pointy faces, some people may find rats and mice to be rather cute, however they're definitely not the sort of animals that you want in your house or garden in Littleport, and can actually be more dangerous than you'd believe. Rats and mice can sometimes cause fires and other issues in homes and business premises in Littleport by gnawing through plastic, plasterboard, floorboards and electric wiring. Between them mice and rats can spread over 30 types of diseases including Weil's disease, typhus, bubonic plague, tularemia, rat bite fever, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, trichinosis and listeria. Amongst the things around your garden and home that will be attractive to mice and rats are:

  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in an outbuilding, cellar or attic will be particularly attractive to rats and mice, especially if there's a source of food nearby.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can squeeze through the smallest of cracks and holes, so be on the lookout for gaps around vents, plumbing, crawl spaces and doorways.
  • WATER - Busy little rodents have to drink like any other creature, consequently sources of water such as dripping sprinkler systems, birdbaths, leaking pipes and pet water bowls are a big attraction for these unwelcome pests.
  • RUBBISH/TRASH - Accumulations of junk and garden waste piled up on your property (particularly in the garden) will unquestionably attract rats and mice.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Incredibly pet waste and even compost heaps can attract rodents - there will be a few tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • FOOD - Food left discarded or lying around is perhaps the main attraction for mice and rats.

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Mice could be nearly as much of an issue as rats, especially when they get inside your property. Mice, like rats, contaminate food, breed rapidly, leave droppings and gnaw at stuff. Exactly the same approaches are normally used to solve mouse problems in Littleport, this means trapping and poisoning are preferred. Whether you have a problem with rats or mice, pay a visit to BARK to find a local Littleport pest controller to sort it out for you.

Rat Prevention Littleport

Dissuading rodents before they even appear is the best way of avoiding such problems. For this reason, even if you don't currently have a problem with rats, rat prevention ought to be on top of your list of priorities. Domestic rubbish cluttering up the garden is amongst the principal causes of rat and mouse infestations. Supplying them with both the materials and location to build a nest will only encourage them. When there's also lots of food on offer those rats imagine they are in heaven, so be warned that traditional bird seed feeders attract rats, especially when they're prone to overflowing, and household food waste should never be left lying around. (Tags: Rat Prevention, Rat Deterrents)

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In Conclusion

Homeowners with a rat problem in Littleport are occasionally tempted to have a go at solving it themselves. So, if this happens to you, what ought you to do? By looking in supermarkets, shops and hardware stores in and around Littleport, it's pretty easy to purchase rat traps, rat poisons and similar merchandise.

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Calling in a specialist Littleport rat exterminator would however be a better idea, unless you know exactly what you're doing, seeing as the correct strategy isn't always the most obvious one.

Due to the risks to children and pets, the amateur use of rat poison is not really recommended, and it's not always successful in any case. You would be far better off enlisting the help of a professional when you want rat control in Littleport. (Tags: Rat Exterminators Littleport, Rat Control Littleport, Rat Removal Littleport)

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Also find: Pymoor pest control, Prickwillow pest control, Wimblington pest control, Welney pest control, Christchurch pest control, Lakenheath pest control, Queen Adelaide pest control, Doddington pest control, Ely pest control, Chatteris pest control, Southery pest control, Little Downham pest control, Manea pest control, Mepal pest control, Feltwell pest control, Chettisham pest control, Witcham rat catchers and more. Most of these locations are served by local pest control. Littleport householders can get price quotes by going here.

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Rat Control Around Littleport: Households in Upton Lane, Washington Close, Elm Side, Dexter Lane, Browning Chase, Black Bank Road, Marefen Drove, The Coppice, Horsley Hale, Queens Road, The Crescent, Padnal, Old Pools Drove, Granary Lane, Poplar Drove, Friar's Way, Brickmakers Way, Ely Road, Grange Lane, Branch Bank, Wellington Street, Ten Mile Bank, Cornfield Lane, Hawthorn Close, Blackbank Drove, Station Road, have needed rat control services recently. Pest control was also undertaken in the following local Littleport postcodes: CB6 1GL, CB6 1GR, CB6 1EN, CB6 1AB, CB6 1LN, CB6 1FS, CB6 1PH, CB6 1SF, CB6 1HT, CB7 4SL. Work was performed in these areas by experts in pest control. Littleport residents received reliable and top quality pest control services.

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