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Shifnal Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Shifnal Rat Catchers (TF11): Seeing rats in your garden or even inside your home tends to be quite an alarming thing to go through and while it's not such a regular occurrence in Shifnal these days, it's certainly something that does happen. Rats tend to breed quickly and will likely cause issues, especially when their numbers spiral out of control. One sighting of a lone rat might not be that much of a problem, however if you are observing them on a regular basis you'll want to do something about it.

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If you do discover rats in Shifnal, the probability is that they will be brown rats, even though there are in fact two kinds of rats at present found in Great Britain; black (or ship) rats and brown (or common) rats. As you may know black rats were the cause of the Great Plague of the 17th Century during which period they were pretty widespread. Black rats are quite rare nowadays but in fact neither type is native to Great Britain, both hailing from from Asia.

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The black rat at 5 to 7 inches, is a little smaller than the common brown rat, which grows to a length of almost nine inches and weighs in at around half a kilogram. Brown rats often cause destruction as they have to continuously gnaw at things to stop their teeth from growing too long. Wooden items are particularly prone to their gnawing.

Rats cause lots of issues in homes and businesses throughout Shifnal and they leave droppings, spread diseases, gnaw their way through wires, pipes, insulation and woodwork, and generally cause a nuisance. Home owners ought to report sightings of rats to the relevant local authority. Or alternatively go HERE to report incidences of rats and pests on the .gov website online.

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You do not have to actually observe rats to confirm that they're there, since there are a range of signs which may warn you of their activity. It could be that you could hear scratching coming from a floor, wall or loft, you could stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away, you could detect droppings on the floor or in cupboards or you might spot rat holes chewed in skirtings or floorboards.

Unless you wish to wait around for the local authorities to address your rat issues it's also possible to contact a local Shifnal rat catcher or pest controller who will be an expert in the area of pest removal. In centuries past, rat catchers used to be precisely that, however these days they're usually called pest control experts and won't just be happy to help you manage getting rid of rats but also cockroaches, moles, mice, wasps, ants and much more. (Tags: Rat Catchers Shifnal, Pest Control Shifnal )

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Shifnal and also in nearby places like: Stirchley, Ruckley, Madeley, Tong Forge, Manor, Kemberton, Nedge Hill, Tong, Decker Hill, The Wyke, Brookside, Lower Upton, Tong Norton, Sutton Hill, Evelith, Haughton Village, Brockton, Stanton, together with these postcodes TF11 8BU, TF11 8UD, TF11 8HS, TF11 9AH, TF11 9AF, TF11 8BX, TF11 8DY, TF11 8GB, TF11 9HA, TF11 9QA. Local Shifnal pest controllers will likely have the phone code 01952 and the postcode TF11. Checking this can make sure that you're accessing local pest control. Shifnal home and business owners can benefit from these and many other pest related services.

Species of Rat

There are only two breeds of rat which you might encounter in Shifnal, Shropshire or in fact any place else in Great Britain. They are the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat

The commonest species of rat seen in the British Isles, and in fact the remainder of Europe and North America, is the brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), street rat, common rat or sewer rat). The brown rat (it can often be grey in colour) is ordinarily four to nine inches long (without the tail) and weighs 140 to 500 grams. It always lives wherever people live. This species was named Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) since it was believed to have arrived in Britain by ship from Norway. It's nowadays thought to have originated from Central Asia/China. Brown rats have excellent hearing but poor eyesight, they climb well and dig burrows, they are omnivores but have a preference for cereals and grains, the female rats often reproduce five litters of up to 14 pups each year.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Also not a native species of the UK, the black rat, ship rat or roof rat (Rattus Rattus) first arrived in Europe from Southeast Asia (probably India). It is believed to have spread throughout Europe at the time of the Roman Empire, quite likely hidden in spice shipments. The black rat was once widespread in the UK however was basically ousted by the more dominant brown rat and is now not often seen. Weighing only 75-230g, the black rat grows to lengths of around 5" to 7". Well known for causing diseases black rats may be responsible for trichinosis, typhus, Weil's disease, bubonic plague, salmonella, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, listeria and rat bite fever.

Rat Traps

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Whether you're likely to take care of the rat problem yourself or whether you're calling in professional rat catchers, one of the ways to do this is to use rat traps. There are actually various sorts of rat traps these days, some that actually kill the rat and others which capture rats for later release. Those who can't stand to think of creatures of any type harmed, will definitely lean towards the capture type. Rat traps are available all styles and sizes and include the likes of: spring loaded bait traps, enclosed poison traps, electronic rat traps and cage traps.

Do You Have Rats?

There are numerous ways that you can tell when you have rats. When you have an inkling that there might be rats in your home or business you should look out for burrows or holes near to solid surfaces, hunt for signs of footprints or tail trails in dusty areas, keep your eyes open for droppings, they look much like large grains of rice and are dark brown, listen for constant scratching noises coming from rooves and walls, particularly during the night, watch for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks, pay attention to gnaw marks in wires, cables and wood, particularly in lofts.

Rat Poisons

Poisoning is perhaps one of the more nasty methods by which to remove rats. This is done by leaving a bait laced with poison, which is subsequently eaten by the rat causing its death several days later. When placed in the appropriate location within a rat infested area, poison can quite quickly kill a large number of rats. One or more of three primary substances which are used in making rat poisons are: brodifacoum, difenacoum or bromadioline. Rat poison does not just kill rats, cats and dogs can be affected, therefore extreme care should be taken in its use. Well known brands of rat poison available in the United Kingdom include: Elixir Gardens, RatKil, Pest Expert, Roshield, Propest and Rentokil.

Coming Soon: Diseases spread by rats.

To Summarise

Having a rat problem in Shifnal is a situation that everyone fears, and when you find yourself in this scenario, the temptation might be to try to solve it on your own. Rat poisons, rat traps and other similar merchandise is available in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in the Shifnal area, so the items you need can be easily obtained.

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A specialist rat exterminator in Shifnal is however the best person for the job, since ridding yourself of rats isn't always as easy as you might suppose.

The newcomer's use of rat toxins is likely to do more harm than good, because you must be incredibly vigilant with them especially if pets and children are around. If you know what's best for you, always bring in a specialist rat control service in Shifnal for resolving your rat problems.

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Also find: Ruckley pest control, Madeley pest control, Tong Norton pest control, Stirchley pest control, Decker Hill pest control, Manor pest control, Tong pest control, Haughton Village pest control, Stanton pest control, Lower Upton pest control, Nedge Hill pest control, Evelith pest control, The Wyke pest control, Brockton pest control, Brookside pest control, Kemberton pest control, Sutton Hill pest control, Tong Forge rat catchers and more. Most of these areas are covered by local pest control. Shifnal property owners can get quotations by clicking here.

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Shifnal rat catchers will likely help with rat deterrents, anti-bird spike installation in Shifnal, restaurant pest control Shifnal, carpet moth pest control Shifnal, pigeon control in Shifnal, cockroach pest conrtol, mouse control in Shifnal, mole catching, rat infestations in Shifnal, wasp nest removal, the control of pests, dead animal removal in Shifnal, dead bird removal, powder treatments (for wasps nest) Shifnal, domestic rat control in Shifnal, rodent control, rat baits, rat removal in Shifnal, the removal of contaminated loft insulation, ant control, the installation of moth pheromone stations in Shifnal, commercial pest control Shifnal, pest netting in Shifnal, domestic pest control Shifnal, ingress pest solutions Shifnal, bed bug control, thermal imaging surveys for pest indentification Shifnal, rat catching, pest control for fleas, preventive pest control Shifnal and other pest control in Shifnal, Shropshire. These are just a selection of the tasks that are handled by people specialising in pest control. Shifnal contractors will be happy to inform you of their full range of pest control services.

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Rat Control Around Shifnal: Some Shifnal areas and streets where rat issues have recently been resolved - Admirals Way, Beech Drive, Newport Crescent, Barrington Court, Brookside Close, Nanny Murphy's Lane, Lodge Close, Orchard Road, Stafford Avenue, Laburnum Close, Marsh Lane, Aston Road, Greenfields Crescent, The Paddock, Castle Farm Way, Shrewsbury Road, School Close, Worfe Road, Pickwick Court, Shrewsbury Fields, Naird Lane, Greenfields, Drayton Road, Admirals Close, Haughton Lane, Collingwood Court, Aston Street, as well as these Shifnal area postcodes: TF11 8BU, TF11 8UD, TF11 8HS, TF11 9AH, TF11 9AF, TF11 8BX, TF11 8DY, TF11 8GB, TF11 9HA, TF11 9QA. Work was achieved in these places by experts in pest control. Shifnal property owners benefited from reliable and high quality pest control services on every occasion.

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