Pest Control Market Rasen

Market Rasen Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Market Rasen Rat Catchers (LN8): Finding a rat in your garden or even inside your house is usually quite a horrifying experience to go through and while its not such a regular occurrence in Market Rasen in recent times, it is definitely something that happens. Rats breed very quickly and are likely to cause problems, particularly when they are seen in numbers. An individual sighting of a solitary rat may not be too much of an issue, but if you happen to be seeing them frequently you need to do something about it.

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There are actually 2 species of rat which you might spot in Market Rasen, common (brown) rats and black rats. Its rather improbable that you'll ever see a black rat, and if you have encountered a rat fairly recently the chances are it'll have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were once common and were blamed for the Great Plague, they are relatively rare now, although where they do exist they're amazing climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and can produce between twenty and one hundred offspring every twelve months.

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The largest and heaviest of the 2 rat varieties is the common brown at about 9 inches, whilst the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only grows to between 5 and 7 inches. Brown rats cause problems as they have to continuously chew on stuff to prevent their teeth from growing too much. Their gnawing is oftentimes concentrated on things made from wood.

Rats leave droppings, gnaw their way through pipes, woodwork, insulation and wires, spread diseases, and generally cause a nuisance in homes and business premises in Market Rasen. Householders should always report rat sightings to the relevant local authority. In addition you can report rat problems on the .gov web page HERE.

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You won't really have to observe rats to know of that they are there, due to the fact that there are several signs that will alert you to their activity. Perhaps you could find a rat's nest in some out of sight location, you may notice droppings in cupboards or on floors, you might encounter rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirting boards or you could hear scratching noises coming from a floor, wall or loft.

If you want to have this situation remedied properly you will need to contact a specialist. You can get in touch with your local environmental health department or call in a professional Market Rasen rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. There are not that many folks nowadays who specialize only in rat problems, you're also able to contact them if you've got moles causing damage to your lawn or maybe a wasp nest in your loft.

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Market Rasen and also in nearby places like: Legsby, Newtoft, Sixhills, Tealby, Buslingthorpe, Middle Rasen, Kirkby, Lissington, Usselby, Walesby, West Rasen, Kingerby, Linwood, Faldingworth, North Willingham, Osgodby, together with these postcodes LN8 3BN, LN8 3DL, LN8 3AR, LN8 3HX, LN8 3EN, LN8 3BX, LN8 3FL, LN8 3NX, LN8 3FE, LN8 3QB. Locally based Market Rasen pest controllers will probably have the phone code 01673 and the postcode LN8. Checking this should guarantee that you're accessing local pest control. Market Rasen homeowners can utilise these and various other similar services.

Kinds of Rat

In Market Rasen, Lincolnshire or anywhere in the British Isles, there are just 2 species of rat that you're going to run into. The Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The brown rat (street rat, sewer rat, common rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)) is the most frequently seen rat in the UK and across Continental Europe (also North America). This grey or brown coloured creature attains lengths of 4" to 9" (plus the tail) and weighs in at 140 - 500 grammes. It was given its name Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) because it was assumed to have come to Britain by ships from Norway. It's nowadays considered to have originated from China or Central Asia. Brown rats are omniverous (feed on anything) although their favourite is cereals and grains, they've got bad eyesight but an acute sense of hearing, the female rats reach sexual maturity in just five weeks and are able to give birth to five litters a year (with up to 14 kittens in each litter), they climb effectively and burrow extensively.

The Black Rat

The black rat, ship rat or roof rat is also not a native of the British Isles, originating from Southeast Asia (quite likely India). Quite likely traveling in spice shipments at the height of the Roman Empire, the black rat eventually spread throughout Continental Europe. At one time widespread in the United Kingdom, this rat disappeared when the brown rat took over. Growing to a length of 5-7 inches, the black rat weighs only 75-230 grammes. Renowned for causing diseases black rats may be to blame for listeria, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, rat bite fever, typhus, bubonic plague, trichinosis and salmonella.

Rats - Telltale Signs

If you have an inkling that you could have rats in your business or property, there are several ways in which you could find out. You can keep an eye out for droppings (faeces), they're dark brown in colour and look much like large grains of rice, watch for rub marks on skirting boards and walls where greasy fur has left marks, look out for holes or burrows close to solid surfaces, try to find signs of tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, pay attention to gnaw marks in wood, cables and wires, especially in attics, listen closely for scratching noises coming from walls and lofts, in particular at nighttime.

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

With their fur covered bodies, twitchy whiskers and pointy faces, some people may find rats and mice to be quite cute, however they are certainly not the type of animals that you want in your home or garden in Market Rasen, and can be more dangerous than you may expect. Rats and mice have been known to cause fires and other accidents around the home by chewing through electric cables, insulation materials, plastic and floorboards. Spreading conditions like listeria, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, rat bite fever, typhus, bubonic plague, trichinosis and salmonella, mice and rats can cause over 30 kinds of disease. Among the things around your garden and home that will be attractive to mice and rats are:

  • RUBBISH - An accumulation of junk and garden rubbish heaped up on your property (particularly in the garden) will attract rats and mice.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can crawl through the smallest of cracks and holes, so be on the lookout for spaces around roof vents, plumbing, crawl spaces and entrances.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Incredibly pet waste and even heaps of compost can attract rats and mice - they'll find some tasty morsels hiding in there!
  • WATER - Busy little rats and mice have to drink like any other living creature, subsequently water sources like leaking pipes, pet bowls, birdbaths and dripping sprinkler systems are a big attraction for these unwanted pests.
  • FOOD - Food left lying around or discarded is one of the primary attractions for mice and rats.
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in a shed, attic or cellar will be especially attractive to rats and mice, particularly if there is a food source close by.

Rat Sightings - Reporting

We talked about this topic previously, so now I will go into it a bit more. It is always best to report it to the local environmental health if you see rats in a public place, in a neighbours garden or in your own garden. In the case of rats this could at times be a free service, though you'll frequently be asked to pay for other pests for example cockroaches, wasps and bed bugs. It's also possible to report rat sightings via the Government (.gov) webpage which you'll find HERE. You are obviously able to schedule your local rat catcher to come and sort out the problem by clicking HERE.

Rat Prevention Market Rasen

Discouraging rats long before they become a nuisance is certainly an effective way of avoiding such problems. Therefore, even if you do not currently have a rat problem, deterring rats ought to be on top of your list of priorities. One of the principal causes of rat and mouse infestations is household rubbish littering gardens. Providing both the place and materials for nests will only attract them. In addition, refrain from giving them easy foodstuffs by leaving domestic food waste around and putting out bird feeders with grain that will only encourage them.

Rat Poisons

One way to deal with an infestation of rats is to employ poison. This is accomplished by setting a poison laced bait, that's subsequently swallowed by the rat resulting in death within a few days. The placement of the poison is crucial and will likely result in the failure or success of this approach. The poisonous ingredients which are used in making rat poisons include: bromadioline, brodifacoum or difenacoum. Cats and dogs can also be killed by coming into contact with rat poison, so be mindful. Brands of rat poison made in the United Kingdom include the likes of: Roshield, Propest, Rentokil, Pest Expert, Elixir Gardens and RatKil.


When you've got a rat problem in Market Rasen you might possibly try to resolve it on your own - and obviously lots of homeowners in Market Rasen do just that. Rat traps, rat poisons and other similar products are readily available in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in and around Market Rasen, so the items you need can easily be obtained.

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Hiring an expert Market Rasen rat exterminator would however be a better option, unless you know exactly what you are doing, since the right approach is not always the obvious one.

The amateur use of rat toxins will likely do more harm than good, seeing that you have to be incredibly vigilant with them if children and pets are running around. If you know what's better for you, always use a professional rat control service in Market Rasen for solving your rat problems.

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Market Rasen rat catchers can normally help with pest removal services, commercial rat control Market Rasen, pest control, rat proofing in Market Rasen, ultrasonic pest control Market Rasen, pigeon control Market Rasen, rat trapping, rat deterrents, bed bug pest control Market Rasen, spray & fogging treatments, thermal imaging surveys for locating pests, bird pest control Market Rasen, domestic pest control Market Rasen, rat poison, rat prevention Market Rasen, professional control of pests in Market Rasen, garden pest control Market Rasen, pest control Market Rasen, residential pest control Market Rasen, bird proofing, wildlife management, rat extermination, environmental pest control Market Rasen, dead animal removal in Market Rasen, bird dropping clearing, wasp pest control Market Rasen, mice pest control Market Rasen, pest control for fleas, household pest control Market Rasen, restaurant pest control Market Rasen, rat control and other pest control in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. These are just a few of the duties that are performed by those installing pest control. Market Rasen specialists will inform you of their full range of services.

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Also find: Lissington pest control, Newtoft pest control, Middle Rasen pest control, Legsby pest control, Walesby pest control, Faldingworth pest control, Buslingthorpe pest control, North Willingham pest control, West Rasen pest control, Kirkby pest control, Tealby pest control, Osgodby pest control, Linwood pest control, Usselby pest control, Sixhills pest control, Kingerby rat catchers and more. All of these locations are served by professional pest control. Market Rasen residents can get quotations by going here.

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Rat Control Around Market Rasen: Households in Jameson Bridge Street, Coronation Road, Kilnwell Road, Mill Road, Stable Way, Farriers Way, Queen Street, Gordon Field, Mallard Way, Waterloo Street, George Street, Lady Frances Drive, Chapel Street, Elizabeth Gardens, Anglian Way, Gallamore Lane, Caistor Road, Churchill Avenue, Kingfisher Drive, Union Street, Heron Way, Elm Tree Close, Cedar Close, have needed rat control services recently. Pest control was also completed in the following local Market Rasen postcodes: LN8 3BN, LN8 3DL, LN8 3AR, LN8 3HX, LN8 3EN, LN8 3BX, LN8 3FL, LN8 3NX, LN8 3FE, LN8 3QB. Work was executed in these locations by specialists in pest control. Market Rasen home and business owners benefited from dependable and high quality pest control services on every occasion.

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(This pest control Market Rasen article was created by S Locke 20-07-2022)