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Rotherham Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Rotherham Rat Catchers (S60): Even though it is not all that common at present, discovering a rat in your garden or even inside your property in Rotherham just isn't a great thing to go through. A single sighting of a rat shouldn't be that much of a cause for concern, nevertheless, if you see rats more frequently or notice more than one rat you might be in for trouble since they reproduce so quickly.

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There are actually two kinds of rat that you may encounter in Rotherham, black rats and common (brown) rats. Its fairly unlikely that you'll ever come across a black rat, and if you have stumbled upon a rat recently chances are it will have been the more common brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were common at one time and were the cause of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're fairly scarce now, although when they are found they have an acute sense of hearing, are superb climbers, and can give birth to between 20 and 100 offspring every twelve months.

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The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5 to 7" long, is not as big as the brown, which grows to a length of nearly nine inches and weighs in at about half a kilogram. Brown rats cause damage because they need to continually gnaw on things to prevent their teeth from getting too long. Items made of wood are particularly vulnerable to this attention.

Rats may cause many problems in homes and businesses in Rotherham and they gnaw through woodwork, insulation, pipes and wires, transmit disease, leave behind droppings, and generally cause a nuisance. The local authority ought to be informed when there are any regular incidences of rats. Or even click HERE to report pest and rat problems on the .gov website online.

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It isn't only by sight that you'll become aware of the existence of rats, their actions are oftentimes quite enough to enlighten you. Perhaps you may find a rat's nest in some concealed location, you could hear noises coming from a wall, loft or floor, you could discover droppings in cupboards or on the floor or you could spot holes chewed in floorboards or skirtings.

To remedy this problem there are specific routes you could consider. You could put traps or poison down yourself, you can find a pest controller who specialises in rat removal or you can get in touch with the local Rotherham environmental health. In the past, rat catchers were exactly that, but today they tend to be termed pest controllers and will not only be willing to help you manage rat problems but also moles, mice, wasps, ants, cockroaches and much more.

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Rat catching and pest control can be undertaken in Rotherham and also in: Kimberworth, Dalton, Aldwarke, Brinsworth, Wincobank, Bradgate, Listerdale, Greasebrough, Parkgate, Tinsley, Meadowhall, Dalton Magna, Canklow, Herringthorpe, Deepdale, as well as in these postcodes S60 1LY, S60 1RJ, S60 1JX, S60 1JZ, S60 1EW, S60 2AR, S60 1GD, S60 1JY, S60 1LT, and S60 2BF. Locally based Rotherham rat catchers will probably have the postcode S60 and the phone code 01709.

Rat Poisons

A rather horrible method for getting rid of rat infestations is by poisoning. This is accomplished by carefully positioning a poisoned bait, that's then eaten by a rat resulting in death within a few days. When it is set in the perfect spot in an area where rats have been seen, poison can fairly swiftly kill a large number of rats. Lethal chemicals which are used in making rat poisons include: brodifacoum, bromadioline or difenacoum. Dogs and pets might also be killed by eating these rat poisons, so take care. Well known brands of rat poison available in the UK include: Roshield, Elixir Gardens, RatKil, Propest, Rentokil and Pest Expert.

Signs of Rats

There are a number of ways by which you can find out when you've got rats. When you have an inkling that there might be rats in your business or home you can listen out for continual scratching noises coming from walls and rooves, particularly at night, pay attention to gnaw marks in wood, cables and wires, particularly in lofts, keep your eyes peeled for droppings, they look just like large grains of rice and are darkish brown, watch out for rub marks on skirting boards and walls where greasy fur has left marks, search for tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, be on the lookout for holes or burrows close to solid surfaces.


Digging and burrowing is something that rats really love to do and its next to and under solid structures and objects like shed bases, terraces, garage foundations and pathways that they particularly like to dig. They excavate substantial burrow networks which are useful for food storage, shelter and a nesting place. The entrances to rat burrows will often be worn smooth by the continual coming and going, so look out for smooth sided holes beside solid surfaces. If you discover holes but aren't positive that they are made by rats, they will usually be around two to four inches across. Toss some debris into the hole and look the next day to ascertain if it has been moved. This will show if the rats are still using it.

Reporting Rats and Pests

This is a bit more detail on a topic we discussed before. Should you notice rats in your own garden, in a neighbours garden or in a public area it's advised to inform the local authority Environmental Health Department. When it comes to rats this may sometimes be a free service, though you will usually be required to pay for other infestations such as wasps, cockroaches and bed bugs. You can head over to the Government (.gov) webpage HERE to report rat sightings. You can obviously organize your own rat catcher to come over and deal with the situation by clicking HERE.

What Attracts Rats?

With their twitching whiskers, pointy faces and fur covered bodies, some people might find rats and mice to be cute, however they're not the sort of animals that you want to be living in your home or garden in Rotherham, and can be more dangerous than you would imagine. Mice and rats can cause damage to your house by chewing through electrical cables, plasterboard, plastic and wood, and are regularly responsible for fires and other issues. Spreading things like listeria, rat bite fever, salmonella, typhus, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, bubonic plague, trichinosis and tularemia, rats and mice can cause more than thirty different types of disease. Among the different things that will definitely attract mice and rats to your garden or home are:

  • WATER - Mice and rats need to drink like any other living creature, which means that sources of water such as leaky pipes, dripping sprinkler systems, pet bowls and birdbaths are a big attraction for these unwanted pests.
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in a shed, cellar or loft will be particularly attractive to mice and rats, particularly if there is a source of food nearby.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can crawl through the smallest of holes, so keep an eye out for spaces around grills, pipework, crawl spaces and doors.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Remarkably piles of compost and even pet waste can be attractive to rodents - there are plenty of tasty titbits hiding in there!
  • TRASH - An accumulation of junk and garden rubbish heaped up on your property (particularly in the garden) will obviously attract rats and mice.
  • FOOD - Food left lying around or discarded is one of the principal attractions for rats and mice.
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Home and business owners with rat problems in Rotherham are often tempted to have a shot at solving it themselves. So, if this happens to you, what should you do? By looking around shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in the Rotherham area, it is pretty easy to purchase rat traps, rat poisons and other similar merchandise. Hiring an experienced Rotherham rat exterminator would however be a better idea, unless of course you know precisely what you're up to, because the correct approach is not always the most obvious one. Due to the risks to children and pets, the amateur use of rat poisons isn't recommended, and is often not effective in any case. If uncertain, call in the professionals for rat control needs in Rotherham. (Tags: Rat Control Rotherham, Rat Removal Rotherham, Rat Exterminators Rotherham)

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Rotherham rat catchers will likely help with household pest control, bird proofing, rat proofing in Rotherham, spray & fogging treatments, squirrel control, pest control for fleas in Rotherham, rat deterrents, rat catching, rat prevention, pest control, the removal of contaminated loft insulation, powder treatments, wasp nest removal, bed bug pest control, guano clearing, rat trapping in Rotherham, bed bug heat treatments, bird pest control, bird nest removal, pigeon pest control, rat extermination, rat infestations, rat poison in Rotherham, ultrasonic pest control, pest extermination, garden pest control, rat control in Rotherham, mouse pest control, wasp pest control, ingress pest solutions in Rotherham and other pest control in Rotherham. These are just some of the tasks that are performed by people specialising in pest control. Rotherham professionals will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of pest control services.

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Also find: Deepdale rat catchers, Aldwarke rat catchers, Tinsley rat catchers, Canklow rat catchers, Kimberworth rat catchers, Bradgate rat catchers, Brinsworth rat catchers, Dalton Magna rat catchers, Parkgate rat catchers, Herringthorpe rat catchers, Wincobank rat catchers, Meadowhall rat catchers, Greasebrough rat catchers, Dalton rat catchers, Listerdale rat catchers and more. It is possible to get pest control services in practically all of these villages and towns. Bringing a wealth of know-how and expertise, these professionals ensure the effective and efficient resolution of your rodent problem. The resources and skills necessary to quickly resolve a rat problem, whether it involves just one or a larger infestation, are readily available with these pest control specialists. By clicking here, pest control quotes are readily available to local property owners. Need to get rid of rats? Why not get a quote today?

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(This pest control Rotherham article was written on 20-05-2024)