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Whitby Rat Catchers (YO21): Even while it isn't such a frequent occurrence nowadays in Whitby, home owners can still have trouble with rats once in a while. Discovering a rat in your home or garden isn't a pleasant experience, and could be enough to give some householders the shakes. Individual rats should not create very much of a problem, but of course rats reproduce quickly and may cause problems when they grow in numbers.

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There are 2 sorts of rat which you might come across in Whitby, brown (common) rats and black rats. It's fairly unlikely that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you have stumbled upon a rat fairly recently it is likely to have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were at one time common and were blamed for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are rather rare now, however where they are seen they are amazing climbers, have good hearing, and the females can give birth to between 20 and 100 baby rats each year.

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The largest of the 2 rats is the brown at approximately nine inches, whilst the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only measures 5 to 7 inches. Brown rats may cause problems as they have to constantly gnaw at things to stop their teeth from growing too much. Items made of wood are particularly vulnerable to their interest.

Rats can cause a number of issues in homes and business premises throughout Whitby and they gnaw through wires, pipes, insulation and woodwork, leave behind droppings, transmit disease, and are generally problematic. Homeowners should report incidences of rats to their local authority. Or otherwise head HERE to report pest and rat sightings on the .gov website.

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You won't always have to see rats to know of their existence, due to the fact that there are several telltale signs that could warn you of their presence. Perhaps you might notice droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you may stumble upon a rat's nest in some tucked away location, you may hear scratching noises coming from a loft, wall or floor or you might observe rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirting boards.

To solve this situation there are specific approaches that you might consider. You could lay out traps or poison yourself, you could speak to the local Whitby environmental health or you can find a rat catcher. Back many years ago, rat catchers were simply that, however these days they are referred to as pest controllers and will not only be willing to help you tackle rat problems but also resolving problems with cockroaches, moles, ants, mice, wasps and many more. (Tags: Rat Catcher Whitby, Pest Control Whitby )

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Rat Poisons: Poisoning is perhaps one of the more nasty methods by which to eliminate rats. This is done by leaving a poison laced bait, that's then eaten by the rat causing its death several days later. When it is set in the perfect position in or close to a rat infested area, this poison can quite rapidly kill a large number of rats. Typically difenacoum, brodifacoum or bromadioline are the poisons used. Rat poison won't only kill rats, pets and birds can also be affected, therefore extreme care must be taken in using it. Brands of rat poison sold in the UK include the likes of: Pest Expert, Elixir Gardens, RatKil, Propest, Rentokil and Roshield. (Tags: Rat Poison Whitby, Rat Poisons Whitby)

Checking for Rats: If you have suspicions that you could have rats in your business or property, there are several ways in which you're able to tell. You should listen out for scratching noises emanating from attics and walls, especially at night, keep an eye out for rat droppings, they look just like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, try to find tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil, be on the lookout for burrows or tunnels near to solid surfaces, watch for rub marks on skirtings and walls where greasy fur has left marks, check for gnawing in wood, cables and wires, especially in attics.

Burrows: Something which rats like to do is dig burrows, and their favourite place to dig is at the side of solid objects or structures such as garages, patios, paths and garden shed bases. These are not just straightforward holes, but rather extensive systems of burrows, created to use as shelter, food storage and nesting. Keep an eye out for holes with smooth edges, which have been rubbed by the continuous comings and goings of these busy little animals. Typically around 2" to 4" in diameter, entrances to burrows are normally fairly easy to spot. It's possible to find out if rats are still using it by temporarily blocking the burrow entrance to see if they come back and remove it.

Rat Sightings - Reporting: We briefly touched on this before, so now I'll go into a bit more detail. It is always a great idea to report it to the local authorities if you see rats in your own garden, in a public space or in a neighbours garden. Some local councils will sort out rats at no cost, but when you've got other infestations such as cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps they'll often charge you. Also, it is very easy to report rat sightings on the .gov webpage which you can visit HERE. Click HERE to organize a local rat catcher and get the problem tackled fast.

Problems With Mice in Whitby: Mice could be nearly as much of an issue as rats, especially if they find their way inside your property. Just like rats, mice leave droppings, gnaw at stuff, breed rapidly, contaminate food and are basically a pain. The solutions to mouse problems in Whitby are quite similar to the ones used for rats ie trapping and poisoning. Whitby rat catchers will also be ready to help you with mice infestations, so get in touch with one or check out BARK to get the problem sorted.

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Homeowners with a rat problem in Whitby are occasionally tempted to have a crack at solving it themselves. So, if you find yourself in this situation, what ought you to do? There are a number of products available to help you to achieve this and you'll acquire rat traps, rat poisons and other products in shops, hardware stores and supermarkets in and around Whitby. Calling in an expert Whitby rat exterminator would however be preferable, unless you know exactly what you are doing, seeing as the right solution is not always the most obvious one. On account of the dangers to pets and children, the novice's use of rat poison isn't encouraged, and it's not always beneficial in any case. If you know what's better for you, use a specialist rat control service in Whitby for a solution to your rat problems. (Tags: Rat Exterminators Whitby, Rat Control Whitby, Rat Removal Whitby)

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