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Martock Rat Catchers (TA12): Whilst it's not so common these days, discovering a rat in your garden or house in Martock is not a good thing to go through. One single sighting of a rat may not be too much of a concern, nonetheless, if you observe rats more regularly or notice more than one rat you could be in trouble because they tend to breed so fast.

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Even though neither of the two species of rat at present living in the UK are native to these islands, they have unquestionably thrived since they arrived here. The brown rat is especially common whilst the black rat is not so much nowadays. Both of these varieties originated in Asia and got to the UK aboard ships.

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The biggest of the two rat breeds is the common brown rat at around 9 inches, while the black rat only measures 5-7" long. Brown rats cause problems as they must continuously gnaw on things to prevent their teeth from growing too long. Their interest is frequently focused on stuff that is made from timber.

Rats cause various kinds of issues in homes and business premises around Martock and they transmit diseases, gnaw their way through pipes, wires, woodwork and insulation, leave behind droppings, and are generally problematic. Householders ought to report sightings of rats to the relevant local authority. Or otherwise post a report to record sightings of rats and pests on the .gov website HERE, which will be forwarded to the relevant local authority.

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You'll in some cases be alerted to the presence of rats not actually by seeing them, but by them announcing their activity by other means. It could be that you may come across holes gnawed in floorboards or skirtings, you may stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away, you may detect droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards or you could hear noises coming from a wall, floor or loft.

If you want to have this situation managed properly you must contact an expert. You can either speak to your local council or employ the services of a professional Martock rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. Nowadays rat catchers normally come under the umbrella of pest management, and pest elimination experts don't only remove rats but additionally wasps, moles, bedbugs, cockroaches, mice, fleas and all kinds of garden and domestic pests.

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Martock and also nearby in: East Stoke, West Lambrook, Long Load, Stapleton, Lower Burrow, Burrow, Milton, Kingsbury Episcopi, Bower Hinton, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, South Petherton, Witcombe, Stembridge, Mid Lambrook, Compton Durville, New Cross, Southay, Thorney, together with these postcodes TA12 6EX, TA12 6HE, TA12 6EN, TA12 6DP, TA12 6HD, TA12 6NL, TA12 6AB, TA12 6DW, TA12 6EA, TA12 6DQ. Local Martock pest controllers will most likely have the postcode TA12 and the telephone code 01935. Checking this out will confirm you are accessing local pest control. Martock householders will be able to utilise these and countless other pest related services.

Rat Prevention Martock

The easiest way of avoiding problems with mice and rats is not to attract them from the outset. For this reason, even though you do not presently have a problem with rats, deterring rats and rodents ought to be extremely high on your priority list. Domestic waste laying around your garden is accepted as one of the main reasons for rat infestations. Providing them with both the materials and place to build a nest will achieve nothing but encourage them. If there is also lots of food on offer your rats imagine they are in heaven, so be mindful that traditional bird seed feeders attract rats, in particular when they are susceptible to spilling over, and household food waste shouldn't be left lying around. (Tags: Rat Prevention Martock, Rat Deterrents Martock)

Problems With Mice

Possibly thought by many as not being as traumatic as rats, finding mice inside your house can lead to just as many problems. While not as large, mice are still going to leave droppings, contaminate food, gnaw at things and breed quickly. Exactly the same strategies are normally used to deal with mouse infestations in Martock, this means that setting traps and poisoning are preferred. When you've got a mouse infestation, Martock rat catchers will be very happy to help fix this issue. Check out BARK and get a pest control specialist close to you.

Species of Rat

There are only two types of rat which it's possible to encounter in Martock, Somerset or in fact anywhere else in the British Isles. The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus) and the Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus).

The Brown Rat

The brown rat (sewer rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat or street rat) is the most frequently found rat in the UK and across Europe (also North America). This grey or brown coloured rodent grows to lengths of four to nine inches (plus tail) and weights 140 to 500 grams. Nowadays understood to have originally come from Central Asia, this rat was once deemed to have spread from Norway. Brown rats have bad eyesight but good hearing, they climb well and dig extensively, they are omnivores but favour grains and cereals, the female rats will give birth to five litters of as many as 14 young a year.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Originating from Southeast Asia (most likely India) the black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not a native species of the British Isles or Europe. Understood to have spread when the Roman Empire reigned supreme, this rat quite likely reached Europe and the British Isles via spice shipments. Once common in the United Kingdom, this rat disappeared as the brown rat became dominant. This rat gets to lengths of 5" to 7" and usually weighs 75 to 230 grams. Known to cause typhus, listeria, bubonic plague, trichinosis, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever, salmonella and Weil's disease, black rats are prolific spreaders of pathogens and disease.

Spotting Rats

There are plenty of ways by which you can tell if you've got rats. If you have your suspicions that there could be rats in your business or property you should try to find footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, listen out for constant scratching noises coming from walls and lofts, especially at night, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirting boards, keep your eyes open for faeces (droppings), they look just like large grains of rice and are darkish brown, look out for holes or burrows next to solid surfaces, pay attention to gnaw marks in wires, cables and wood, particularly in attics.

Burrows

Burrowing is a thing that all rats really love to do and it is near to solid structures and objects such as garden shed bases, pathways, terraces and garages where they particularly prefer to dig. Providing a nesting place, food storage and shelter, rat burrows are excavated into extensive networks that may even cause damage if not nipped in the bud. Watch out for holes having smooth edges, that have been polished by the continuous motion of these busy critters. Typically around 2-4 inches across, entrances to rat burrows are not hard to spot. Toss some stuff into the burrow and look the following day to find out if it has been moved. This can show you if the rats are still using it.

Martock Mole Catching

While not such a common problem these days moles may also be handled by rat catchers. Responsible for completely different problems to rats, moles are certainly not quite so disliked. The primary issue with moles is that they'll do considerable damage to your garden, and in particular lawns. Beautifully trimmed lawns spoiled by ugly piles of freshly dug soil are sure signs of moles. Moles are usually caught in traps and then re-released someplace else, if you favour the most humane solution.

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

With their twitching whiskers, furry bodies and pointy faces, some folk might find mice and rats to be quite cute, however they're not the sort of animals that you want in your house or garden in Martock, and can be more dangerous than you would suppose. Mice and rats can sometimes cause fires and other issues around the home by gnawing through plastic, electric wiring, floorboards and plasterboard. Spreading conditions like typhus, listeria, bubonic plague, trichinosis, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever, salmonella and Weil's disease, mice and rats can cause over 30 different types of disease. Among the things around your home and garden that are attractive to rodents are:

  • WATER - Busy little rats and mice need to drink, which means that water sources such as birdbaths, seeping sprinkler systems, leaky pipes and pet water bowls are a big attraction for these unwelcome pests.
  • RUBBISH/TRASH - Accumulations of junk and garden waste stacked up on your property (especially in the garden) will definitely attract mice and rats.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can crawl through the tiniest of cracks and holes, so look out for spaces around roof vents, piping, crawl spaces and doorways.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in an attic, outbuilding or cellar will be especially attractive to rats and mice, particularly if there's a source of food nearby.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Incredibly compost heaps and even pet waste can be attractive to mice and rats - there are a few tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • FOOD - Food that's left lying around or discarded is perhaps the main attraction for rats and mice.

To Summarise

Property owners with a rat problem in Martock are often tempted to have a shot at resolving it themselves. So, if this happens to you, what should you do? There are an array of products currently available to help you to accomplish this and you can acquire rat poisons, rat traps and other products in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in and around Martock.

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Retaining the services of an expert Martock rat exterminator would however be preferable, unless of course you know precisely what you're doing, as the right solution isn't necessarily the most obvious one.

On account of the risks to children and pets, the novice's use of rat poisons isn't recommended, and it isn't always beneficial in any case. If you know what is better for you, always use a professional rat control service in Martock for a solution to your rat problems.

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Also find: Thorney pest control, Long Load pest control, Bower Hinton pest control, Kingsbury Episcopi pest control, West Lambrook pest control, Southay pest control, Milton pest control, Lower Burrow pest control, South Petherton pest control, Compton Durville pest control, Stoke-sub-Hamdon pest control, New Cross pest control, Mid Lambrook pest control, East Stoke pest control, Burrow pest control, Witcombe pest control, Stembridge pest control, Stapleton rat catchers and more. All these towns and villages are covered by local pest control. Martock residents can get pest control price quotes by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Martock: Some Martock streets and areas where rat issues have recently been solved - Eastfield, Gaston's Lane, Moorlands Close, Higher Street, Coat Road, Cedar Court, Ashfield Park, North Street, East Street, Bridge Rise, Great Western Road, Back Lane, Water Street, Stapleton Road, Whellers Meadow, Hills Orchard, Bower Hinton, Church Close, Marwin Close, Bearley Road, Bearley Bridge Road, Mow Barton, Bracey Road, Stapleton Close, The Acres, as well as these local Martock postcodes: TA12 6EX, TA12 6HE, TA12 6EN, TA12 6DP, TA12 6HD, TA12 6NL, TA12 6AB, TA12 6DW, TA12 6EA, TA12 6DQ. These places recently saw activity by experts in pest control. Martock householders enjoyed the benefits of reliable and top notch pest control services.

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(This pest control Martock article was compiled by S. N. Locke 20-07-2022)