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Manchester Rat Catchers (M1): Although its not that common in these modern times, finding rats in your home or garden in Manchester isn't a great experience to go through. Just one rat sighting should not be that much of a concern, but, if you see the presence of rats more often or notice more than one you could soon be in for trouble because they breed so rapidly.

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There are actually two types of rat which you might run into in Manchester, brown (common) rats and black rats. Its quite improbable that you will ever see black rats, and if you have spotted a rat recently chances are it will have been the more widespread brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were at one time common and were responsible for the Great Plague, they are pretty rare now, although where they do exist they have an acute sense of hearing, are exceptional climbers, and the females can give birth to between 20 and 100 offspring each year.

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Brown rats are bigger than black rats weighing in at 500g and reaching lengths of approximately nine inches. Brown rats may cause problems as they must continuously chew on stuff to stop their teeth from growing too much. They especially love to gnaw on timber.

Rats transmit diseases, gnaw through wires, pipes, insulation and woodwork, leave droppings, and generally cause a nuisance in homes and business premises in and around Manchester. Sightings of rats should always be reported to the local authority. Or alternatively go HERE to report pest and rat sightings on the .gov dedicated webpage.

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It isn't purely by appearance that you will be alerted to the presence of rats, their actions are oftentimes quite enough to give warning. Its possible you might hear scratching coming from a floor, wall or loft, you may detect droppings in cupboards or on floors, you might come upon a rat's nest hidden away or you may encounter rat holes chewed into skirtings or floorboards.

If you are going to have this issue managed properly it is best to bring in a specialist. You can either speak to your local council or get hold of a specialist Manchester pest controller or rat catcher for yourself. There aren't so many folks these days who specialise just in rat problems, you can also bring them in if you've got moles causing damage or maybe a wasp nest in your attic.

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Manchester and also nearby in: Castlefield, Failsworth, Ardwick, Fallowfield, Strangeways, West Gorton, Ancoats, Rusholme, Hulme, Old Trafford, Miles Platting, Pendlebury, Cheetham Hill, Firstwood, Longsight, Moss Side, Beswick, and in these postcodes M1 1LR, M1 2EF, M1 2NH, M1 2HY, M1 1DN, M1 1EY, M1 2PZ, M1 2BL, M1 1PT, M1 2HG. Local Manchester rat catchers will probably have the dialling code 0161 and the postcode M1. Verifying this can make sure that you're accessing local pest control. Manchester homeowners can utilise these and many other comparable services.

Types of Rat

There are only 2 sorts of rat which you could encounter in Manchester or any place else in the UK for that matter. The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The brown rat (common rat, sewer rat, street rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)) is the most commonly found rat in the United Kingdom and across Europe (also North America). The brown rat (it can sometimes be grey in colour) is generally 4 to 9 inches long (without the tail) and weighs 140 - 500 grammes. It is always found wherever human beings are living. While at one time believed to have spread from Norway (hence its name), the brown rat is now known to have initially come from China/Central Asia. Brown rats are omniverous (consume practically anything) although their favourite foods are grain cereals, they've got poor eyesight but an acute sense of hearing, the female rats reach sexual maturity in about 5 weeks and may produce 5 litters a year (with as many as 14 young in each litter), they climb well and burrow a lot.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Also not a native species of the British Isles, the black rat, ship rat or roof rat initially arrived in Europe from Southeast Asia. Thought to have spread in Roman times, this rat quite likely reached Europe and the UK in cargoes of spices. The black rat was once widespread in the British Isles however was basically driven out by the brown rat and is now fairly rare. Weighing only 75g to 230g, the black rat reaches lengths of approximately five to seven inches. Black rats have a reputation for spreading numerous diseases, in particular Weil's disease, rat bite fever, listeria, salmonella, tularemia, typhus, trichinosis, bubonic plague and toxoplasmosis.

Rat Sightings - Reporting

We briefly brought up this subject previously, so here let's go into a bit more detail. It is always a great idea to inform the local authority Environmental Health Department if you discover rats in a neighbours garden, in a public space or in your own garden. Most councils will take care of rats free of charge, but if you've got other pests for instance bed bugs, wasps and cockroaches they will often charge you. Sightings of rats can also be reported using the Government (.gov) website HERE. To have the problem taken care of fast contact a rat catcher HERE.

Rat Burrows

Digging and burrowing is one thing that all rats love to do and its beside solid structures and objects like garden sheds, garages, paths and terraces where they especially like to dig. Perfect for a nesting place, food storage and shelter, burrows are dug into substantial networks which may even cause damage if allowed to continue unchecked. Watch out for holes with smooth edges, which have been rubbed by the continual coming and going of these busy pests. Commonly around 2" to 4" across, entrances to burrows are not hard to spot. An effective way to learn if rats currently using that specific burrow is to throw some stuff into the burrow entrance and see if it's been cleared the next day.

Checking for Rats

When you have a notion that you might have rats in your home or business, there are various means by which you'll be able to tell. You can listen closely for constant scratching noises emanating from rooves and walls, in particular at night, keep an eye out for rat droppings, they're darkish brown and look just like large grains of rice, look out for holes or burrows adjacent to solid objects, watch out for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks, check for gnawing in cables, wires and wood, especially in lofts, search for footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas.

Mouse Problems Manchester

Possibly considered by many people to be not as distressing as rats, finding mice in your property can lead to just as many concerns. While much smaller, mice are still going to contaminate foodstuffs, breed quickly, leave droppings and gnaw at stuff. The solutions to mouse problems in Manchester are largely the same as the ones used for rats ie poisoning and trapping. Manchester rat catchers will also be ready to help you solve mouse infestations, so call one up or check out BARK and get the problem sorted.

To Summarise

When you have a rat problem in Manchester you could be tempted to try to resolve it yourself - and certainly many householders in Manchester do just that. Rat traps, rat poisons and other products are available in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in and around Manchester, so the stuff that you need can be easily purchased.

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Having said that, unless you know precisely what you're doing, it is probably a good idea to hire an experienced rat exterminator, who will have dealt with this problem hundreds of times before, and will know automatically what the perfect solution is.

Due to the dangers to children and pets, the amateur use of rat poison isn't really encouraged, and it isn't always effective in any case. You'd be much better off enlisting the help of a professional when you are in need of rat control in Manchester. (Tags: Rat Exterminators Manchester, Rat Removal Manchester, Rat Control Manchester)

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Manchester rat catchers can generally help you with the removal of contaminated loft insulation, domestic pest control Manchester, rat deterrents in Manchester, mole catching, bed bug heat treatments in Manchester, mouse control, bird pest control Manchester, dead bird removal, pest control Manchester, the installation of moth trapping pheromone stations Manchester, commercial rat control Manchester, cockroach pest conrtol, dead animal removal, thermal imaging surveys for locating pests Manchester, bed bugs pest control, rat removal services, powder treatments (for wasps nest), ant control, rodent control, spray & fogging treatments, the control of pests, pest netting, rat prevention, environmental pest control Manchester, ultrasonic pest control Manchester, ingress pest solutions, electronic pest control Manchester, wasp pest control Manchester, domestic rat control Manchester, rat proofing, carpet beetle pest control Manchester and other pest control in Manchester, Greater Manchester. These are just a selection of the tasks that are performed by those specialising in pest control. Manchester professionals will keep you informed about their entire range of pest control services.

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Also find: Hulme pest control, Miles Platting pest control, Failsworth pest control, Rusholme pest control, Longsight pest control, West Gorton pest control, Old Trafford pest control, Strangeways pest control, Beswick pest control, Ancoats pest control, Castlefield pest control, Firstwood pest control, Fallowfield pest control, Cheetham Hill pest control, Pendlebury pest control, Moss Side pest control, Ardwick rat catchers and more. The majority of these places are served by professional pest control. Manchester home and property owners can get pest control quotes by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Manchester: Some Manchester roads and areas where rat issues have recently been solved - Abbotsfield Close, Carnaby Street, Carr Avenue, Sawston Walk, Aldred Street, Tanner Street, Danson Street, Seale Avenue, Teignmouth Avenue, Seaton Way, Seddon Close, Algernon Street, Bamford Grove, Carr Bank Avenue, Bath Crescent, Balmoral Drive, Dawlish Avenue, Sandgate Avenue, Delafield Avenue, Alder Drive, Cardus Street, Bartley Road, Calverton Drive, Davenhill Road, Seddon Gardens, Bankhall Walk, Seabrook Crescent, Dean Walk, Balmoral Grange, Tahir Close, as well as the following local Manchester postcodes: M1 1LR, M1 2EF, M1 2NH, M1 2HY, M1 1DN, M1 1EY, M1 2PZ, M1 2BL, M1 1PT, M1 2HG. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in pest control. Manchester residents enjoyed professional and reliable pest control services on every occasion.

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(This pest control Manchester content was compiled by Stephen Locke 20-07-2022)