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Stanford-le-Hope Rat Catchers (SS17): Though it isn't all that commonplace in these modern times, seeing a rat in your garden or even inside your house in Stanford-le-Hope just isn't a nice thing to experience. A single sighting of a rat may not be too much of a concern, however, if you see rats more often or notice more than one you may be in for trouble as they breed so rapidly.

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Though neither of the two sorts of rat at present living in the British Isles are natives of these shores, they have definitely made themselves at home. The brown rat is particularly common (hence its name) while the black (ship) rat is not so much so nowadays. Both of these breeds escaped from Asia and made their way to the UK on boats (as stowaways).

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Brown rats are generally larger than black rats (Rattus Rattus) and can weigh up to half a kilo, with a length of roughly 9 inches. A lot of the damage and 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 on stuff. Their gnawing is frequently targeting items that is made of wood.

Rats spread disease, leave behind droppings, gnaw through wires, pipes, insulation and woodwork, and are basically troublesome in homes and businesses throughout Stanford-le-Hope. Any sightings of rats should always be reported to the local environmental health department. Or even post a report recording pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, to be forwarded to the relevant local authorities.

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You will from time to time discover the existence of rats not by actually seeing them, but by them announcing their presence in other ways. Perhaps you could hear scratching coming from a floor, loft or wall, you might start seeing droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards, you could find a rat's nest hidden away or you could spot distinctive rat holes chewed in skirting boards or floorboards.

Unless you wish to wait for the local environmental health authority to remedy your rat issues you may also call a local Stanford-le-Hope rat catcher or pest controller who will be qualified in the world of pest removal. There are no longer so many people these days who only specialise in issues with rats, you are also able to give them a call if you've got moles in your lawn or even a wasp nest in your loft area.

Rat Traps: One way that you can sort out a rat infestation is by using rat traps. Nowadays there are various different styles of rat traps to choose from, supplying you with a selection of capture options. If you're opposed to the harming of animals, maybe the capture style traps would be the best solution. Available styles of rat trap include: spring loaded bait traps, enclosed poison traps, electronic rat traps and cage traps.

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Kinds of Rat

In Stanford-le-Hope or anywhere in the UK, there are just two species of rat which you're going to run into. The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus) and the Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus).

The Brown Rat:

The most prevalent species of rat present in the UK, and also Europe, is the brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), sewer rat, street rat or common rat). This brown or grey coloured creature attains lengths of 4-9" (plus tail) and weights 140 to 500g. Even though at one time believed to have originated from Norway (hence its name), it is now understood to have initially come from China/Central Asia. Brown rats dig a lot and climb effectively, they have an acute sense of hearing but poor eyesight, the female rats can give birth to 5 litters per year, they will eat pretty much any foodstuffs (omnivores) but have a preference for cereals and grains.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus):

Originating from Southeast Asia (India) the black rat, ship rat or roof rat is also not a native species of Great Britain or Europe. It is believed to have spread throughout Europe in Roman times, possibly hidden in shipments of spices. The black rat was once widespread in the UK however was essentially ousted by the brown rat and is now not often found. The black rat gets to lengths of five to seven inches and weights of 75-230g. Black rats are notorious for spreading numerous diseases, notably listeria, salmonella, bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, rat bite fever, Weil's disease, typhus and tularemia.

Signs of Rat Infestations: There are a few ways by which you can tell if you have rats. When you've got an inkling that there could be rats in your property or business you should look out for tunnels or burrows close to solid surfaces, watch out for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks, pay attention to gnawing in wood, cables and wires, particularly in lofts, keep your eyes peeled for faeces (droppings), they look just like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, listen out for constant scratching noises coming from walls and attics, particularly during the night, hunt for footprints or tail trails in dusty areas.

Burrows: If you have rats living in the garden, the likelihood is that there will be a burrow. Rats love to burrow and they typically excavate them at the side of solid objects or structures such as garage foundations, pathways, garden sheds and terraces. These are the places to check out if you believe there are rats nearby. These are not often just simple holes in the ground, but rather extensive systems of burrows, built to provide food storage, nesting and shelter. Keep your eyes open for holes with smooth sides, which have been polished by the constant movement of these busy animals. When you discover holes but are not certain if they're rats, they will generally be approximately 2" to 4" across. Toss some debris into the burrow entrance and check the next day to ascertain if it has been cleared. This should determine if rats are still living there.

Of course rats and mice are not only an issue in Stanford-le-Hope, they could also occur in Basildon, Orsett, Corringham, South Benfleet, North Stifford, South Ockendon, Grays, Vange, Langdon Hills, Horndon on the Hill, Linford, Mucking, West Tilbury, Canvey Island and additional areas in Essex and nearby.

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Home and business owners with rat problems in Stanford-le-Hope are sometimes tempted to have a crack at solving it for themselves. Therefore, if this happens to you, what should you do? There are a number of products that are currently available to help you accomplish this and you can find rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in the Stanford-le-Hope area. Even so, unless you are aware of what you're doing, it is possibly far better to engage a professional rat exterminator, who'll have handled this issue hundreds if not thousands of times before, and will automatically know what the most effective solution is. On account of the dangers to pets and children, the amateur use of rat poisons is not normally advised, and is often not effective in any case. When in doubt, contact the professionals for your rat control needs in Stanford-le-Hope.

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(This pest control Stanford-le-Hope article was generated by S Locke 04-06-2022)