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Woking Rat Catchers (GU21): Discovering a rat in your garden or house is usually quite a frightening experience to go through and while its not so common an occurrence in Woking in recent times, it's definitely not unheard of. Rats breed fairly quickly and can cause problems, particularly when there are a lot of them. One sighting of a solitary rat might not be that much of a concern, but if you're noticing them often you ought to find a solution.

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If you do happen to spot rats in Woking, the chances are that they'll be brown rats, although there are in fact two kinds of rat presently found in the UK; black (ship) rats and brown (or common) rats. As you may be aware ship rats were the cause of the Great Plague of the 17th Century at which time they were pretty widespread. Black rats are relatively rare now and actually neither variety is a native of the UK, both coming from Asia.

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The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5 to 7 inches, is smaller than the common brown rat, which grows to a length of nearly 9" and weighs in at close to half a kilogram. Brown rats cause destruction as they've got to continually chew on stuff to prevent their teeth from growing too long. Rats particularly prefer to gnaw on woodwork.

Rats may cause a number of problems in homes and business premises around Woking and they gnaw their way through wires, pipes, woodwork and insulation, transmit disease, leave behind droppings, and are generally problematic. The local authorities ought to be notified whenever rats are seen. Additionally you can report rat and pest sightings on the .gov web page HERE.

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You will oftentimes become aware of the existence of rats not in fact by seeing them, but by them announcing their existence in other ways. Its possible you may detect droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you may come across distinctive rat holes chewed in floorboards or skirtings, you could come across a rat's nest in some tucked away location or you could hear noises coming from a wall, floor or loft.

To tackle this situation there are specific strategies you could take. You could put traps or poison down yourself, you can locate a pest removal specialist or you could speak to your local Woking environmental health department. There are no longer too many folks nowadays who just specialize in rat problems, you're also able to bring them in if you've got a problem with a wasps nest in your loft or maybe moles causing damage to your lawn. (Tags: Rat Catchers Woking, Pest Control Woking )

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Rat catching and pest control can be done in Woking and also in: Wisley, Ottershaw, Goldsworth Park, Send, Sheerwater, Old Woking, Pyrford, Hook Heath, Mimbridge, Horsell, Chobham, Stonehill, Addlestone, Woodham, Maybury, Mayford, together with these postcodes GU21 3JT, GU18 5HH, GU21 3JF, GU21 3DU, GU21 3HE, GU21 3DY, GU18 5WT, GU21 3DT, GU21 3QZ, GU21 3BU. Local Woking pest controllers will probably have the dialling code 01483 and the postcode GU21. Verifying this will guarantee that you are accessing local pest control. Woking homeowners can utilise these and countless other similar services.

Rat Poison

What some may consider a distasteful means by which to get rid of rats is by laying poison. This is normally done by leaving a bait laced with poison, which is subsequently eaten by the rat resulting in death within a few days. A large infestation of rats may be eliminated with this method providing the bait is set correctly. Toxic compounds which are used in rat poison includes: bromadioline, difenacoum or brodifacoum. Dogs and cats may also be killed by coming into contact with rat poison, so be careful. Rat poison brands available in the British Isles include: Pest Expert, Elixir Gardens, Roshield, Propest, Rentokil and RatKil. (Tags: Rat Poison Woking, Rat Poisons Woking)

Species of Rat

In Woking, Surrey or anywhere in Great Britain, there's just 2 types of rat which you're going to come across. The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In Woking, the remainder of the UK and Continental Europe the most widespread type of rat is the brown rat (common rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), sewer rat or street rat), this is the kind you might discover in your garden or house. This brown or grey coloured rat reaches lengths of 4-9 inches (plus the tail) and weighs in at 140-500g. Though once thought to have spread from Norway (hence its name), it is now understood to have initially come from China/Central Asia. Brown rats are omniverous (consume pretty much anything) though their favourite foods are cereals and grains, they have excellent hearing but bad eyesight, the female rats attain sexual maturity in about 5 weeks and often produce five litters per year (with as many as 14 in each), they dig burrows and climb well.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Originating from Southeast Asia (India) the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat is also not native to the British Isles or Europe. Probably traveling in shipments of spices for the Roman Empire, the black rat subsequently spread through Continental Europe. Once commonplace in Great Britain, this rat disappeared as the brown rat became dominant. The black rat grows to a length of 5" to 7" and usually weighs 75 to 230 grams. Known to cause bubonic plague, rat bite fever, listeria, typhus, toxoplasmosis, tularemia, salmonella, trichinosis and Weil's disease, black rats are notorious spreaders of disease and pathogens.

Problems With Mice in Woking

Whilst not so distressing as finding rats scuttling around house or garden, having mice can be just as much of a problem. While a lot smaller, mice still leave droppings, breed rapidly, gnaw at things and contaminate foodstuffs. The techniques for mouse problems in Woking are very similar to those used for rats ie setting traps and poisoning. Regardless of whether you've got an infestation of rats or mice, pay a visit to BARK to track down an expert Woking pest controller to get it sorted.

To Summarise

Having a rat problem in Woking is a situation that most of us fear, and when this happens to you, you may have the urge to try to resolve it on your own. By looking around supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in the Woking area, it is not too difficult to acquire rat traps, rat poisons and other similar products.

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Contacting an expert Woking rat exterminator would however be a better idea, unless of course you know exactly what you're up to, given that the right approach isn't necessarily the obvious one.

In most situations the amateur use of rat toxins isn't actually all that helpful, and may even cause more problems than it solves - would you really want to risk the possibility of doing harm to your children and pets? You'd be far better off enlisting the assistance of an expert when you are in need of rat control in Woking.

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(This pest control Woking article was written on 06-09-2023)