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Tottington Rat Catchers (BL8): Seeing a rat in your house or garden could be rather an unsettling thing to experience and while its not such a frequent occurrence in Tottington in recent times, it is certainly something that does happen. Rats tend to breed quickly and can cause issues, especially when their numbers spiral out of control. An individual incidence of a solitary rat may not be much of an issue, however if you're noticing them frequently you should find a solution.

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If you spot rats in Tottington, the probabilities are that they'll be brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus), even though there are actually two types of rat at present found in Great Britain; brown (or common rats) and black (ship). As you may know black rats were blamed for the Great Plague (17th C) during which period they were very widespread. Black rats are relatively scarce now and actually neither variety is native to the British Isles, both hailing from from Asia.

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The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5 to 7" long, is a bit smaller than the brown rat, which reaches lengths of nearly 9 inches and weighs in at close to half a kilogram. Brown rats can cause problems because they need to continuously gnaw on stuff to stop their teeth from getting too long. Items made from wood are especially susceptible to this attention.

Rats cause a variety of problems in homes and business premises around Tottington and they transmit disease, leave behind droppings, gnaw their way through wires, woodwork, pipes and insulation, and generally cause a nuisance. Property owners ought to report sightings of rats to their local authority. Or go HERE to report pest and rat problems on the .gov dedicated webpage.

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You'll sometimes become aware of the presence of rats not by actually seeing them, but by them announcing their existence by other means. It could be that you may hear noises coming from a wall, loft or floor, you may stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away, you might notice droppings on floors or in cupboards or you may spot distinctive rat holes gnawed into skirting boards or floorboards.

If you want to have this issue tackled effectively it is best to get in touch with a specialist. You can either contact your local environmental health department or call in an expert Tottington pest controller or rat catcher for yourself. There are not too many folks these days who specialise only in rat problems, so you can also call them if you've got a wasp nest in your loft or even moles in your lawn.

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Reporting Rats

We will go into a bit more detail here, though this subject was discussed earlier. Should you notice rats in a neighbours garden, in a public area or in your own garden it's a good idea to inform the local authority Environmental Health Department. Some local councils will deal with rats cost-free, but if you have other pests for instance wasps, cockroaches and bed bugs they will very often charge you. Sightings of rats may also be reported on the .gov webpage HERE. You can of course arrange your own rat catcher to come and handle the situation by clicking HERE.


If you've got rats running around the garden, the likelihood is that there'll be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to burrow and they mostly excavate them alongside solid structures and objects like patios, pathways, garages and garden shed bases. These are the best locations to check out if you think you have rats in the area. They create extensive burrow networks that provide them with food storage, shelter and nesting. Look out for holes having smooth sides, which may have been rubbed by the constant motion of these busy little pests. The entrance holes to rat burrows are commonly 2-4 inches in diameter. A smart way to determine if rats are still in the burrow is to chuck some debris into the entrance and see whether it has been removed the following day.

Species of Rat

In Tottington, Greater Manchester or anywhere in the British Isles, there's only two kinds of rat that you are likely to come across. The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus) and the Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The brown rat (sewer rat, street rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or common rat) is the most frequently seen rat in Great Britain and throughout Continental Europe (also North America). This grey or brown coloured creature attains lengths of 4-9 inches (plus the tail) and weighs in at 140 to 500 grams. This species was given its name Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) since it was believed to have arrived in the UK by boat from Norway. It is now understood to have originated in Central Asia/China. Brown rats climb well and dig extensively, they have excellent hearing but poor eyesight, the female rats can produce up to five litters a year, they consume virtually any foodstuffs (omnivorous) but favour grain cereals.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

The black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat is also not a native of the British Isles, arriving from Southeast Asia (most likely India). Quite likely traveling in shipments of spices in Roman times, the black rat then spread through Continental Europe. At one time a common sight in the UK, this rat disappeared when the brown rat became dominant. Weighing just 75 to 230 grams, the black rat attains a length of approximately 5" to 7". Well known for causing Weil's disease, salmonella, typhus, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever, listeria, bubonic plague, trichinosis and tularemia, black rats are notorious spreaders of pathogens and disease.

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When you have a rat problem in Tottington you may be tempted to try to resolve it on your own - and obviously countless homeowners in Tottington do choose that approach. There are a number of products that are currently available to help you accomplish this and you'll purchase rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products in shops, hardware stores and supermarkets in the Tottington area. However, unless you are aware of what you're doing, it's probably best to engage a professional rat exterminator, who'll have dealt with this problem hundreds of times previously, and will know automatically what the most effective solution is. The rookie's use of rat poison is likely to do more harm than good, seeing that you've got to be incredibly cautious with them especially if children and pets are about. If you know what is best for you, always use a specialist rat control service in Tottington for solving your rat problems.

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