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Sutton-in-Ashfield Rat Catchers (NG17): Though it is not really a common occurrence nowadays in Sutton-in-Ashfield, home owners do still have troubles with rats every once in awhile. Seeing a rat in your home or garden isn't a pleasant experience, and will be enough to cause some people the shakes. Individual rats should not cause much of a problem, however rats reproduce rapidly and can cause issues as they grow in numbers.

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There are two types of rat that you may encounter in Sutton-in-Ashfield, brown (or common) rats and black rats. It is rather unlikely that you'll ever come across a black rat, and if you've encountered a rat recently the chances are it will have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were at one time common and were to blame for the spread of the Great Plague, they're relatively rare nowadays, but when they are seen they're excellent climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and can give birth to between twenty and one hundred offspring in a single year.

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The longest of the two rat species is the brown at approximately 9", while the black only grows to between 5" and 7". Much of the damage caused by brown rats is because to keep their teeth from getting too much, they must constantly gnaw things. Their gnawing is often focused on objects made of wood.

Rat infestations can cause all kinds of issues for home owners and businesses in Sutton-in-Ashfield, they'll gnaw their way through woodwork, wires, pipes and insulation, leave droppings, transmit diseases, and build nests. Incidences of rats should be reported to the local environmental health department. Or alternatively report pest and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, to be forwarded to your local authority.

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It isn't invariably by appearance alone that you'll be alerted to the existence of rats, their habits are oftentimes enough to give warning. Perhaps you might spot holes chewed in floorboards or skirting boards, you could notice droppings on the floor or in cupboards, you might hear scratching coming from a floor, loft or wall or you could come across a rat's nest hidden away somewhere.

If you are going to have this problem managed correctly you will need to bring in an expert. You can either get in contact with your local authority or bring in an expert Sutton-in-Ashfield rat catcher or pest controller yourself. Nowadays rat catchers typically fall into the category of pest control, and pest elimination specialists don't only deal with rats but additionally moles, fleas, cockroaches, wasps, mice, bedbugs and many other kinds of domestic and garden pests.

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Rat Sightings - Reporting

We'll go into more detail now, though this topic was mentioned previously. The local authorities is where you should send a report if you notice rats in a neighbours garden, in a public area or in your own garden. With regards to rats this may at times be a free service, though you will frequently be asked to pay for other infestations such as bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps. Also, it is easy to report rat infestations using the Government (.gov) website which you can visit HERE. Click HERE to arrange your local rat catcher and get the matter sorted immediately.


The one thing that rats love to do is dig burrows, and the location where they most like to do it is near to solid objects or structures such as walkways, garages, shed bases and patios. These are often not simple holes, but rather extensive systems of burrows, built to provide food storage, shelter and a nesting place. Keep your eyes open for holes having smooth edges, which have been polished by the continuous ins and outs of these busy little creatures. If you spot holes but are not sure if they're rats, they'll commonly be about two to four inches in diameter. A simple way to learn if rats currently using the burrow is to chuck some stuff into the hole and see whether it has been cleared away the following day.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

With their twitchy whiskers, fur covered bodies and pointy faces, some people may find rats and mice to be quite cute, however they're not the kind of animals that you want in your home or garden in Sutton-in-Ashfield, and can actually be more dangerous than you would believe. Rats and mice can sometimes cause fires and other issues in homes and business premises in Sutton-in-Ashfield by gnawing through plasterboard, plastic, electrical wires and floorboards. Over 30 different types of disease are spread by mice and rats including rat bite fever, Weil's disease, tularemia, trichinosis, listeria, typhus, salmonella, toxoplasmosis and bubonic plague. So, the primary things that will attract rats and mice into your garden or home are:

  • FOOD - Food left lying around or discarded is one of the principal attractions for mice and rats.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Remarkably compost heaps and even pet waste can attract rodents - they will find a few tasty titbits hidden in there!
  • WATER - Busy rats and mice have to drink like any other living creature, subsequently sources of water such as leaking pipes, birdbaths, dripping sprinkler systems and pet bowls are a big temptation for these unwelcome pests.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in an attic, shed or cellar will be especially attractive to rats and mice, particularly if there is a food source close by.
  • RUBBISH - Accumulations of trash and garden waste stacked up on your property (especially in the garden) will clearly attract rats and mice.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Rats and mice can squeeze through the smallest of holes and cracks, so be on the lookout for spaces around doorways, roof vents, pipework and crawl spaces.
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Folks with a rat problem in Sutton-in-Ashfield are sometimes tempted to have a shot at resolving it themselves. Therefore, if you find yourself in this situation, what ought you to do? Rat traps, rat poisons and similar merchandise is easily obtainable in hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in the Sutton-in-Ashfield area, so the things that you need can be easily purchased. Having said that, unless you know exactly what you are at, it's possibly a good idea to hire an expert rat exterminator, who will have handled such problems thousands of times previously, and will know exactly what the ideal solution is. Because of the risks to children and pets, the amateur use of rat poisons isn't advised, and is often not effective in any case. You'd be much better off enlisting the assistance of a specialist when you are in need of rat control in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

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Sutton-in-Ashfield rat catchers can generally help with rat baits, insect heat treatments, preventive pest control Sutton-in-Ashfield, ant control in Sutton-in-Ashfield, dead bird removal, bird nest clearing, rat poison Sutton-in-Ashfield, the removal of contaminated loft insulation, wasp pest control Sutton-in-Ashfield, mole catching, pest extermination Sutton-in-Ashfield, restaurant pest control Sutton-in-Ashfield, mouse control, domestic rat control, rat pest control, cockroach control, environmental pest control Sutton-in-Ashfield, commercial pest control Sutton-in-Ashfield, rat infestations, rat catching in Sutton-in-Ashfield, anti-bird spike installation, guano clearing, pest control for fleas, bed bug control, pest removal Sutton-in-Ashfield, wasp nest removal, pest netting, rat prevention, household pest control Sutton-in-Ashfield, rat deterrents and other pest control in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Listed are just a handful of the activities that are handled by those specialising in pest control. Sutton-in-Ashfield providers will inform you of their whole range of pest control services.

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Sutton-in-Ashfield Nottinghamshire UK: Sutton-in-Ashfield is a market town located in the county of Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands district of Great Britain. Sutton-in-Ashfield is approximately 31 miles from Nottingham, 20 miles from Mansfield and 23 miles from Lincoln, nearby villages and towns include Teversal, Fackley, Annesley, Skegby, Stanton Hill, Ladybrook, Berry Hill and Huthwaite. Sutton-in-Ashfield has the Ordnance Survey ref. SK 49446 58935, has the telephone dialling code 01623, has a population of around 48,500 and is in the postcode district NG17. With a history going back to the times of the Saxons, Sutton-in-Ashfield was referred to as "Sutone" when it was first described in the Domesday Book (1086). More local information on Sutton-in-Ashfield can be found by clicking here. (Tags: Sutton-in-Ashfield Notts, Sutton-in-Ashfield UK, Sutton-in-Ashfield England, Sutton-in-Ashfield Nottinghamshire)

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(This pest control Sutton-in-Ashfield article was written on 28-11-2023)