Rat Catchers Maldon

Maldon Rat Catchers (CM9): Spotting a rat in your garden or home is usually rather an alarming thing to go through and while it's not such a common occurrence in Maldon these days, it's certainly something that does happen occasionally. Rats breed rather quickly and can cause problems, particularly when their numbers spiral out of control. One incidence of a lone rat will possibly not be that much of a problem, however if you happen to be observing them frequently you'll want to do something.

There are actually 2 kinds of rat that you might come across in Maldon, black rats and brown (or common) rats. Its quite improbable that you will ever come across black rats, and if you have seen a rat recently it is likely to have been the more commonplace brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were once common and were the cause of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're relatively rare now, however where they are found they're excellent climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and the females can give birth to between 20 and 100 offspring every 12 months.

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The black rat at 5-7 inches long, is a bit smaller than the brown variety, which attains a length of up to about 9 inches and weighs around half a kilo. A lot of the destruction attributable to brown rats is due to the fact that to prevent their incisor teeth from growing too long, they have to continually chew on stuff. Rats particularly choose to gnaw on woodwork.

Rats may cause many issues in homes and business premises throughout Maldon and they spread diseases, gnaw through pipes, wires, insulation and woodwork, leave behind droppings, and generally cause a nuisance. Sightings of rats should always be reported to the local authorities. Or alternatively post a report to record pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, which should be passed onto your local authority.

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You'll sometimes become aware of the presence of rats not actually by physically observing them, but by them indicating their existence in other ways. Its possible you might start seeing droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you might stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you might hear scratching noises coming from a floor, loft or wall or you could come across rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirtings.

If you are going to have this issue managed correctly you'll want to contact a specialist. You could either speak to the local council or get hold of an expert Maldon pest controller or rat catcher yourself. There aren't so many individuals these days who specialise just in rat catching, you can also call them if you've got a problem with a wasps nest in your loft or even moles causing damage.

Rat Prevention Maldon: Dissuading mice and rats before they become a nuisance is actually the easiest way to avoid such problems. So, even when you don't currently have a problem with rats, deterring mice and rats has to be on top of your priority list. Among the primary reasons for rat and rodent infestations is domestic household rubbish in gardens. Providing them with both the place and materials to build a nest will do little but encourage them. When there is also a lot of food available these rats imagine they are in heaven, so be wary that traditional bird seed feeders often attract rats, in particular when they're prone to spillages, and domestic household food scraps should not be accessible.

Rat Traps: One of the ways that you can tackle rat problems is by the use of rat traps. Rat traps may be designed to actually exterminate rats or to humanely capture rats for later release. If you're opposed to hurting animals, probably the capture rat trap would be the perfect solution. If you look around you should find lots of different patterns such as: enclosed poison traps, electronic rat traps, cage traps and spring loaded bait traps.

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Signs of Rat Infestations: If you've got an idea you might have rats in your business or home, there are a variety of means by which you can find out. You could search for footprints or tail trails in dusty areas, watch out for rub marks on skirtings and walls where greasy fur has left marks, check for gnawing in wood, cables and wires, particularly in lofts, listen closely for scratching noises emanating from lofts and walls, in particular at nighttime, keep an eye out for faeces (droppings), they look similar to large grains of rice and are darkish brown, be on the lookout for burrows or tunnels next to solid surfaces.

Burrowing: Something which rats love to do is dig and burrow, and the place where they mainly love to burrow is beside solid objects or structures like patios, garden sheds, pathways and garage foundations. Perfect for nesting, shelter and food storage, burrows are excavated into extensive networks which can even cause damage to structures if not nipped in the bud. A guaranteed sign of a rat burrow is a hole with smooth sides by the side of a solid structure, where the movement of hairy animals have polished and rubbed the burrow entrance. Should you notice holes but aren't certain if they are made by rats, they will usually be two to four inches in diameter. You should check if rats are there by temporarily blocking the burrow entrance to ascertain if they come back and clear it.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

With their pointy faces, twitching whiskers and fur covered bodies, some folk might find rats and mice to be quite cute, however they aren't the kind of creatures that you want living in your house or garden in Maldon, and can be more dangerous than you would suppose. Rats and mice can cause damage to your property by nibbling through plastic, skirting boards, electric wires and insulation materials, and are regularly to blame for fires and other accidents. Spreading conditions like tularemia, bubonic plague, salmonella, Weil's disease, typhus, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever and listeria, mice and rats can cause more than 30 sorts of disease. Amongst the things around your home and garden that are attractive to rodents are:

  • WATER - Busy rats and mice need to drink, so sources of water such as birdbaths, dripping sprinkler systems, leaky pipes and pet water bowls are a big temptation for these pests.
  • RUBBISH - An accumulation of garbage and garden rubbish stacked up on your property (particularly in the garden) will certainly attract mice and rats.
  • FOOD - Food that is left discarded or lying around is perhaps the main attraction for rats and mice.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can squeeze through the smallest of holes, so watch out for gaps around crawl spaces, grills, doors and plumbing.
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in an attic, shed or basement will be particularly attractive to mice and rats, especially if there is a food source nearby.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Incredibly pet waste and even heaps of compost can attract mice and rats - they'll find plenty of tasty morsels hiding in there!

Obviously rats aren't only found in Maldon itself, they can crop up in Langford, Mundon, Great Baddow, Goldhanger, Heybridge, Woodham Walter, Maylandsea, Beeleigh, Chelmsford, Hatfield Peverel, Woodham Mortimer, Little Baddow, Latchingdon, Danbury, Ulting, Great Totham and other areas in Essex and close by.

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Having a problem with rats in Maldon is something that everybody dreads, and when you find yourself in this scenario, the temptation might be to try to solve it on your own. There are lots of products that are currently available to help you to achieve this and you can purchase rat poisons, rat traps and similar products in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in the Maldon area. Hiring an experienced Maldon rat exterminator would however be preferable, unless of course you know exactly what you're up to, seeing as the correct solution is not always the most obvious one. Usually the newcomer's use of rat poison isn't really that helpful, and may even make matters worse - would you really want to take the chance of harming your pets and children? If in doubt, contact the professionals for rat control in Maldon.

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Maldon rat catchers can generally help you with cockroach control, pest control, commercial pest control, rat catching, dead animal removal, residential pest control, rat trapping in Maldon, restaurant pest control, electronic pest control Maldon, domestic pest control Maldon, rat prevention, pest netting, mouse control, bird proofing in Maldon, rodent control, insect heat treatments, dead bird removal in Maldon and other types of pest control in Maldon, Essex.

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