Pest Control Sandy

Sandy Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Sandy Rat Catchers (SG19): Though its not all that common at present, discovering rats in your house or garden in Sandy just isn't a pleasant thing to experience. One single rat sighting should not be that much of an issue, but, if you see rats more regularly or see multiple rats you might be in for trouble since they tend to reproduce so quickly.

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There are two sorts of rat that you might encounter in Sandy, brown (common) rats and black rats. Its pretty improbable that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you've stumbled upon a rat just recently it is likely to have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were once common and were blamed for the Great Plague, they're relatively scarce now, though where they are seen they are exceptional climbers, have good hearing, and the females can give birth to between 20 and 100 offspring in just one year.

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The longest of the two rats is the common brown at around 9", while the black only grows to between 5" and 7". The majority of the destruction attributable to brown rats is due to the fact that to keep their incisor teeth from growing too long, they've got to constantly gnaw stuff. Their gnawing is often concentrated on objects that is made from timber.

Rat infestations lead to lots of different issues for home owners and businesses in and around Sandy, they'll gnaw through insulation, woodwork, wires and pipes, leave droppings, transmit disease, and build nests. Sightings of rats should be reported to the local council. Or otherwise post a report to record pest and rat problems on the .gov website HERE, to be forwarded to your local authority.

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You'll occasionally discover the presence of rats not actually by observing them, but by them announcing their presence by other means. It could be that you could hear noises coming from a loft, wall or floor, you may notice droppings on floors or in cupboards, you might find a rat's nest hidden away or you might spot distinctive rat holes gnawed into skirtings or floorboards.

If you want to have this issue managed properly it is advisable to contact a professional. You can get in contact with your local authority or get hold of a professional Sandy pest controller or rat catcher yourself. In these modern times rat catchers typically come under the umbrella of pest management, and pest elimination services don't only deal with rats but also moles, cockroaches, bedbugs, mice, fleas, wasps and all kinds of household and garden pests.

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Sandy and also nearby in: Cockayne Hatley, Southill, Biggleswade, Everton, Langford, Clifton, Northill, Roxton, Gamlingay, Willington, Great Barford, Potton, Astwick, Abbotsley, Wilden, Cople, Old Warden, Tempsford, Blunham, and in these postcodes SG19 1LP, SG19 1RN, SG19 1ET, SG19 1BN, SG19 1JU, SG19 1PL, SG19 1RB, SG19 1HA, SG19 1NS, SG19 1NX. Locally based Sandy pest controllers will probably have the postcode SG19 and the dialling code 01767. Checking this out will confirm that you are accessing locally based pest control. Sandy home and business owners are able to benefit from these and many other similar services.


Digging and burrowing is a thing that all rats really like to do and it's at the side of solid objects or structures like paths, patios, garages and shed bases that they predominantly prefer to dig. These are often not straightforward holes in the ground, but extensive networks of burrows, designed to use as food storage, nesting places and shelter. Look out for holes having smooth sides, which may have been polished by the continual ins and outs of these busy creatures. When you discover holes but aren't positive that they are made by rats, they'll normally be 2-4 inches in diameter. Throw some debris into the entrance hole and check the following day to find out if it's been cleared. This should determine if rats are still in there.

What Attracts Rats?

Irrespective of their seemingly cute appearance, with their pointy faces, twitching whiskers and fur covered bodies, mice and rats can be dangerous and aren't creatures that you want to be living in your home or garden in Sandy. By chewing through electrical wiring, floorboards, plastic and plasterboard, rats and mice can cause accidents and in particular electrical fires. Over thirty different sorts of disease are spread by mice and rats including salmonella, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, rat bite fever, trichinosis, typhus, listeria, bubonic plague and tularemia. Several different things will attract mice and rats to your garden and home including:

  • WATER - Busy little rats and mice need to drink, subsequently water sources such as pet bowls, dripping sprinkler systems, leaking pipes and birdbaths are a big enticement for these unwanted pests.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in an outbuilding, cellar or loft will be particularly attractive to rats and mice, especially if there is a food source nearby.
  • FOOD - Food that is left discarded or lying around is one of the principal attractions for mice and rats.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can squeeze through the smallest of holes, so be on the lookout for spaces around crawl spaces, grills, entrances and pipes.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Incredibly compost heaps and even pet waste can attract rats and mice - they'll find a few tasty titbits hidden in there!
  • TRASH - An accumulation of junk and garden rubbish piled up on your property (especially in the garden) will certainly attract mice and rats.

Species of Rat

You're only going to run into two types of rat in Sandy and anyplace in the United Kingdom. The Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The most widespread type of rat found in the British Isles, and in fact the most of Europe and North America, is the brown rat (sewer rat, common rat, street rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)). This grey or brown coloured rodent grows to lengths of 4-9" (plus tail) and weight about 140 to 500g. This rodent was named Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) since it was assumed to have arrived in the British Isles by ship from Norway. It's now understood to have originated in Central Asia/China. Brown rats are omnivores (consume any foodstuffs) although their favourite is grain cereals, they have poor eyesight but an acute sense of hearing, the female rats reach sexual maturity in just five weeks and often give birth to 5 litters per annum (with up to 14 kittens in each litter), they dig extensive burrows and climb well.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Also not native to the United Kingdom, the black rat, ship rat or roof rat originally came to Europe from India. It's thought to have spread throughout Europe in Roman times, almost certainly traveling in cargoes of spice. Rather uncommon nowadays in the United Kingdom, this rat was largely driven out by the larger brown rat. Weighing just 75-230g, the black rat grows to a length of five to seven inches. Known to cause salmonella, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, rat bite fever, trichinosis, typhus, listeria, bubonic plague and tularemia, black rats are notorious spreaders of pathogens and disease.

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Whether you are likely to deal with the rat situation yourself or if you are bringing in professionals, one of the ways to deal with rats is with rat traps. Rat traps may be made to kill a rat or to compassionately capture rats for release later. Should you be against hurting animals, probably the capture style rat trap will be your optimum solution. Available rat trap types include: spring loaded bait traps, electronic rat traps, enclosed poison traps and cage traps.

Signs of Rat Infestations

When you've got suspicions that you may have rats in your home or business, there are various ways by which you could tell. You should watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirting boards and walls, try to find signs of footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, be on the lookout for holes or burrows next to solid surfaces, pay attention to gnawing in wood, cables and wires, especially in lofts, keep your eyes open for droppings, they're darkish brown and look like large grains of rice, listen for constant scratching noises coming from walls and lofts, particularly at nighttime.

Rat Prevention Sandy

Dissuading rats and mice long before they show up is the easiest way to avoid such problems. For this reason, rat prevention ought to be a thing to keep in mind even though you do not have problems with rats at present. Domestic waste laying around your garden is one of the main causes of rat and rodent infestations. Providing them with both the location and materials for a nest will only encourage them. In addition, you should avoid supplying easily accessible foodstuffs by leaving household food waste lying around and putting out bird seed feeders with grain that will just attract them. (Tags: Rat Deterrents Sandy, Rat Prevention Sandy)

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Property owners with a rat problem in Sandy are sometimes tempted to have a crack at resolving it themselves. So, if you find yourself in this situation, what should you do? By looking in supermarkets, shops and hardware stores in the Sandy area, it's not too difficult to purchase rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products.

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An experienced rat exterminator in Sandy is however the best person for the job, seeing as ridding yourself of rats isn't necessarily as easy as you may suppose.

In most cases the amateur use of rat poisons isn't really that effective, and may even cause more problems than it solves - do 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 a specialist when you're in need of rat control in Sandy. (Tags: Rat Control Sandy, Rat Exterminators Sandy, Rat Removal Sandy)

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Also find: Astwick pest control, Potton pest control, Roxton pest control, Gamlingay pest control, Langford pest control, Willington pest control, Great Barford pest control, Abbotsley pest control, Cockayne Hatley pest control, Wilden pest control, Clifton pest control, Tempsford pest control, Old Warden pest control, Biggleswade pest control, Southill pest control, Northill pest control, Blunham pest control, Everton pest control, Cople rat catchers and more. Most of these areas are served by local pest control. Sandy business and home owners can get price quotes by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Sandy: In Balmoral Close, Rutland Gardens, Linnet Close, West Road, Shannon Close, Ivel View, Braybrook, Beamish Close, South Road, Mill Lane, Berwick Way, Park Road, Peel's Place, Girtford Crescent, Wesley Road, Engayne Avenue, Greens Close, High Road, Brindley Close, Pleasant Place, Weavers Green, Maple Road, Heron Close, Leeds Smith Drive, Pipit Grove, Rowan Court, Alfred Cope Road, as well as these Sandy area postcodes: SG19 1LP, SG19 1RN, SG19 1ET, SG19 1BN, SG19 1JU, SG19 1PL, SG19 1RB, SG19 1HA, SG19 1NS, SG19 1NX. homeowners have just recently needed rat control services. Work was accomplished in these locations by experts in pest control. Sandy residents were given trusted and dependable pest control services in every case.

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(This pest control Sandy page was generated on 06-10-2022)