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Market Deeping Rat Catchers (PE6): Observing rats in your house or garden could be rather a horrifying thing to experience although it isn't such a frequent occurrence in Market Deeping these days, it's definitely not unusual. Rats tend to breed rather quickly and are likely to cause problems, particularly when they are present in numbers. A single sighting of a solitary rat won't be too much of a worry, but if you are seeing them frequently you need to get some specialist advice.

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There are actually two types of rat which you might run into in Market Deeping, brown (common) rats and black rats. It's quite unlikely that you will ever see black rats, and if you've encountered a rat fairly recently its likely to have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were at one time common and were the cause of the Great Plague, they're rather scarce nowadays, although where they are seen they've got good hearing, are amazing climbers, and can give birth to between 20 and 100 baby rats each year.

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The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5-7 inches, is a little smaller than the brown, which grows to lengths of up to about 9" and weighs in at close to half a kilo. A great deal of the damage and destruction attributable to brown rats is down to the fact that to keep their incisors from growing too much, they have to continually chew on stuff. Their interest is commonly focused on things that's made from wood.

Rat infestations cause a lot of issues for home owners and businesses in and around Market Deeping, they spread disease, leave droppings, gnaw through insulation, woodwork, pipes and wires, and build nests. The local authorities should be advised when there are any sightings of rats. Or post a report to record incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, to be forwarded to the relevant local authority.

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You'll on occasion identify the existence of rats not actually by seeing them, but by them announcing their activity in other ways. Its possible you could stumble upon a rat's nest in some tucked away location, you could spot holes chewed into skirting boards or floorboards, you might notice droppings in cupboards or on the floor or you might hear scratching coming from a floor, loft or wall.

To remedy this problem there are several approaches you could take. You could lay out poison or traps yourself, you could track down a rat catcher or you can contact the local Market Deeping authority or council. In centuries past, rat catchers were just that, but at present they're known as pest controllers and will not solely be happy to help you sort out getting rid of rats but also eliminating wasps, ants, cockroaches, mice, moles and much more. (Tags: Pest Control Market Deeping, Rat Catcher Market Deeping )

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Market Deeping and also in: Helpston, Baston, West Deeping, Deeping Gate, Glinton, Stamford, Newborough, Northborough, Deeping Saint Thomas, Lolham, Tallington, Deeping St James, Langtoft, Crowland, Maxey, together with these postcodes PE6 8BQ, PE6 8HZ, PE6 8AN, PE6 8DU, PE6 8DZ, PE6 8BB, PE6 8BX, PE6 8BN, PE6 8AJ, PE6 8AX. Locally based Market Deeping pest controllers will most likely have the phone code 01778 and the postcode PE6. Checking this will make certain that you're accessing locally based pest control. Market Deeping property owners are able to benefit from these and lots of other similar services.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

With their twitching whiskers, pointy faces and furry bodies, some folk might find mice and rats to be cute, however they're definitely not the type of creatures that you want living in your home or garden in Market Deeping, and can be more dangerous than you may believe. By nibbling through skirting boards, plastic, electrical cables and plasterboard, rats and mice can cause accidents and in particular electrical fires. Over 30 different types of disease are spread by rats and mice including things like bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever, tularemia, Weil's disease, trichinosis, typhus, listeria and salmonella. So, below are just a few of the things that will attract rats and mice to your home or garden:

  • RUBBISH/TRASH - An accumulation of junk and garden rubbish piled up on your property (particularly in the garden) will surely attract rats and mice.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Mice and rats can squeeze through the tiniest of cracks and holes, so keep an eye out for spaces around entrances, crawl spaces, pipework and roof vents.
  • WATER - Rats and mice need to drink, so sources of water like seeping sprinkler systems, birdbaths, pet water bowls and leaky pipes are a big temptation for these pests.
  • FOOD - Food left discarded or lying around is perhaps the main attraction for rats and mice.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Incredibly pet waste and even piles of compost can be attractive to mice and rats - there are likely to be some tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • CLUTTER - General clutter in a shed, attic or basement will be especially attractive to mice and rats, especially if there is a food source close by.

Rat Sightings - Reporting

We briefly highlighted this subject previously, so now I will go into a bit more detail. If you witness rats in a public space, in a neighbours garden or in your own garden it is generally a wise idea to inform the local environmental health. Some councils will sort out problems with rats cost-free, but when you have other pest infestations like bed bugs, wasps and cockroaches they'll normally charge. Sightings of rats can also be reported by visiting the Government (.gov) webpage HERE. You can obviously arrange your own rat catcher to pop in and sort out the problem by clicking HERE.

Rat Burrows

If you have rats appearing in the garden, the probability is there is going to be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to burrow and they typically do this beside solid objects or structures such as shed bases, garage foundations, patios and paths. These are the best spots to look if you think you have rats nesting there. These are not often just straightforward holes in the ground, but rather substantial systems of burrows, built to use as shelter, nesting places and food storage. A guaranteed sign of a rat burrow is a smooth sided hole near to a solid surface, where the motion of furry bodies have polished and rubbed the burrow entrance. Should you discover holes but are not certain that they are rats, they will normally be approximately 2-4 inches in diameter. Chuck some stuff into the burrow and check the following day to determine if it's been cleared. This should clarify if rats are still living there.

Species of Rat

There are actually two breeds of rat which it's possible to run into in Market Deeping or in fact any place else in the United Kingdom. The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus) and the Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus).

The Brown Rat

In Market Deeping, the remainder of the UK and Continental Europe the commonest kind of rat is the brown rat (sewer rat, common rat, street rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)), this is the kind you are likely to see in your garden or property. The brown rat (it can sometimes be grey in colour) is generally 4" - 9" long (excluding the tail) and weighs in at 140 to 500g. It is almost always found wherever humans live. This rodent was given the name Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) since it was believed to have arrived in Great Britain by ships from Norway. The brown rat is nowadays thought to have originated from China or Central Asia. Brown rats climb effectively and dig extensively, they have excellent hearing but bad eyesight, the female rats can produce up to five litters per year, they feed on pretty much any foodstuffs (omnivorous) but have a preference for cereals and grains.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

The black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not a native of Britain, originating from Southeast Asia (quite likely India). Thought to have been spread when the Roman Empire still existed, this rat quite possibly reached Continental Europe and the UK in cargoes of spices. Once a common sight in the United Kingdom, the black rat largely disappeared when the brown rat took over. This rat reaches lengths of 5" to 7" a weight of 75-230 grammes. Well known for spreading pathogens and diseases black rats are often to blame for bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever, tularemia, Weil's disease, trichinosis, typhus, listeria and salmonella.

In Conclusion

People with rat problems in Market Deeping are sometimes tempted to have a bash at resolving it for themselves. Therefore, if you find yourself in this situation, what should you do? By looking in hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in and around Market Deeping, it is pretty easy to obtain rat traps, rat poisons and similar merchandise.

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Contacting an experienced Market Deeping rat exterminator would however be preferable, unless you know exactly what you are doing, seeing that the correct procedure is not always the obvious one.

In many cases the novice's use of rat poison is not actually that beneficial, and could even do more harm than good - would you really want to take the chance of doing harm to your pets and children? You would be far better off enlisting the assistance of an expert when you're in need of rat control in Market Deeping.

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Recently posted Lincolnshire rat control enquiries: Lucia Coles needed a pest controller to get rid of some rats in her home in Rippingale. Soren Crocker in Stamford needed a pest control company to get rid of some rats in his garden shed. Hawwa Christie needed a pest control company to tackle a rat problem in her garage near to Moulton Chapel in Lincolnshire. Lillia Gaffney needed a pest controller to solve a rat problem in her cavity walls in Cowbit, Lincolnshire. Harmony Doyle in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire needed a rat catcher to deal with some rats in her bungalow. Aida Batty from Alford, Lincolnshire needed a pest controller to solve a rat problem in her roof space. Kai Sadiq needed a pest control specialist to get rid of some rats in his utility room just outside Caythorpe. Winnie Naylor from Colsterworth needed a pest control specialist to get rid of some rats in her outhouse.

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Market Deeping rat catchers can generally help you with ant control, rat prevention, mole catching in Market Deeping, wasp pest control Market Deeping, rat baits, professional control of pests in Market Deeping, powder treatments, pest extermination, pest removal, anti-bird spike installation, guano clearance, pigeon pest control, residential pest control Market Deeping, rat pest control Market Deeping, rat proofing Market Deeping, squirrel pest control in Market Deeping, domestic pest control Market Deeping, bird pest control Market Deeping, ultrasonic pest control Market Deeping, pest netting in Market Deeping, fogging & spray treatments, pest control Market Deeping, rat extermination Market Deeping, pest control for fleas in Market Deeping, domestic rat control Market Deeping, bed bugs pest control, emergency 24 hour pest control, restaurant pest control Market Deeping, dead animal removal Market Deeping, rodent control Market Deeping, rat trapping in Market Deeping and other pest control in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire. Listed are just a selection of the activities that are performed by those specialising in pest control. Market Deeping providers will let you know their full range of services.

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Also find: Newborough pest control, Crowland pest control, West Deeping pest control, Deeping St James pest control, Glinton pest control, Deeping Saint Thomas pest control, Stamford pest control, Baston pest control, Maxey pest control, Northborough pest control, Helpston pest control, Deeping Gate pest control, Lolham pest control, Tallington pest control, Langtoft rat catchers and more. All of these locations are covered by professional pest control. Market Deeping business and home owners can get pest control price quotes by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Market Deeping: Some Market Deeping areas and streets where rat problems have recently been resolved - High Street, Burnside Avenue, Lady Margaret's Avenue, Robin Close, Beech Close, Shackleton Close, Nightingales, Sharpe's Road, Lincoln Close, Rockingham Close, Towngate West, Meadway, Linnet Close, Green Walk, Thackers Way, Gravel Road, Black Prince Avenue, Beaufort Avenue, Courtfields, The Precincts, John Eve Way, Anson Court, Clover Road, Littleworth Drove, Wellington Way, Douglas Road, Park Drive, as well as the following local Market Deeping postcodes: PE6 8BQ, PE6 8HZ, PE6 8AN, PE6 8DU, PE6 8DZ, PE6 8BB, PE6 8BX, PE6 8BN, PE6 8AJ, PE6 8AX. Work was carried out in these places by experts in pest control. Market Deeping residents received high quality and reliable pest control services.

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(This pest control Market Deeping article was written by Steve Locke 20-07-2022)