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Wokingham Rat Catchers (RG40): Spotting a rat in your garden or even inside your home could be rather a shocking experience although it isn't so frequent an occurrence in Wokingham these days, it is definitely something that happens every once in awhile. Rats tend to breed fairly quickly and will likely cause issues, particularly when there are a lot of them. A single sighting of a lone rat might not be that much of a problem, however if you happen to be seeing them frequently you'll want to do something about it.

There are actually two sorts of rat that you may spot in Wokingham, common (brown) rats and black rats. It is quite unlikely that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you've stumbled upon a rat just recently it's likely to have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were at one time common and were blamed for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're quite rare now, however when they are found they're amazing climbers, have good hearing, and the females can give birth to between twenty and one hundred offspring in just one year.

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The largest and heaviest of the two rats is the common brown at around 9", whilst the black only grows to between 5" and 7". To wear down their continually growing incisors, common brown rats need to keep on chewing stuff, which explains why they cause so much damage. Woodwork is especially more prone to their interest.

Rat infestations lead to a lot of problems for home or business owners in and around Wokingham, they'll gnaw through woodwork, wires, pipes and insulation, transmit diseases, leave behind droppings, and get up to all sorts of mischief. The local authorities must be advised whenever rats are observed. You could also report rat and pest sightings on the .gov website HERE.

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It isn't purely by appearance that you will become aware of the presence of rats, their actions are oftentimes quite enough to give warning. It could be that you could come across a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you could come across holes chewed in skirtings or floorboards, you could hear scratching coming from a wall, loft or floor or you could detect droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards.

To remedy this issue there are various strategies you might take. You could lay traps or poison yourself, you could bring in a rat catcher or pest removal expert or you can speak to your local Wokingham council. There aren't all that many people nowadays who specialise only in rat problems, you can also give them a call if you have a problem with a wasps nest in your attic or perhaps moles causing damage. (Tags: Pest Control Wokingham, Ratcatchers Wokingham )

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Rat Poison

One way to remedy an infestation of rats is to put down poison. This is accomplished by carefully positioning a bait laced with poison, which is then eaten by the rat causing its death several days later. A substantial accumulation of rats can soon be eliminated by this procedure as long as the poison is positioned properly. One or more of three main components that are used in rat poison are: bromadioline, brodifacoum or difenacoum. Rat poison doesn't only harm rats, dogs and pets could also be affected, so extreme care must be taken. Well known brands of rat poison available in Wokingham include: Propest, Roshield, Rentokil, RatKil, Pest Expert and Elixir Gardens. (Tags: Rat Poison Wokingham, Rat Poisons Wokingham)

Types of Rat

In Wokingham, Berkshire or anywhere in Britain, there are just 2 species of rat that you're likely to encounter. The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In Wokingham, the rest of Great Britain and Europe the most prevalent type of rat is the brown rat (common rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), street rat or sewer rat), this is the one you are likely to see in your home or garden. The coloration of this rodent ranges between brown and grey, it grows to about 4-9 inches (with an equivalent length of tail) with a weight of between 140g and 500g. It was named Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) as it was deemed to have spread to the UK by ships from Norway. It is now thought to have originated from China or Central Asia. Brown rats dig burrows and climb effectively, they have excellent hearing but bad eyesight, the females can give birth to 5 litters a year, they eat virtually anything (they are omnivores) but have a preference for cereal grains.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Originating from Southeast Asia (quite likely India) the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat is also not a native of the UK or Europe. It's regarded as having spread through Europe at the time of the Roman Empire, most likely traveling in spice shipments. Fairly rare nowadays in the British Isles, this rat was for the most part ousted by the more dominant brown (common) rat. Growing to a length of five to seven inches, the black rat weighs only 75-230g. Black rats are known to spread numerous diseases, most notably toxoplasmosis, salmonella, listeria, rat bite fever, trichinosis, bubonic plague, tularemia, Weil's disease and typhus.

Spotting Rats

If you've got suspicions you may have rats in your property or business, there are various means by which you could find out. You could listen for constant scratching noises coming from walls and attics, in particular at night, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirting boards, try to find signs of footprints or tail trails in dusty areas, pay attention to gnawing in wires, cables and wood, especially in attics, keep your eyes open for faeces (droppings), they are dark brown in colour and look similar to large grains of rice, be on the lookout for burrows or tunnels adjacent to solid objects.

Rat Burrows

Burrowing is something that all rats really like to do and it is adjacent to solid objects or structures such as terraces, walkways, garage foundations and garden sheds that they particularly like to dig. These are not often just straightforward holes in the ground, but extensive networks of burrows, made to provide a nesting place, shelter and food storage. A guaranteed sign of a rat burrow is a hole with smooth sides next to a solid surface, where the coming and going of furry creatures have polished the entrance hole. Commonly approximately two to four inches in diameter, burrow entrances are not hard to recognize. A simple way to determine if rats currently using the burrow is to chuck a bit of stuff into the burrow entrance and check if it's been cleared the following day.

Clearly mice and rats are not only a problem in Wokingham, they're just as likely to occur in Sindlesham, Winnersh, Farley Hill, Swallowfield, Barkham, Popeswood, Holme Green, Woosehill, Woodley, Bracknell, Finchampstead, Eversley, Arborfield Garrison, Wixenford, Eastheath, The Ridge, Gardeners Green, Whitley, Arborfield Cross, Wick Hill, Binfield, Amen Corner, Arborfield and other Berkshire locations.

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Householders with a rat problem in Wokingham are occasionally tempted to have a bash at solving it themselves. So, if this happens to you, what should you do? By looking in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in the Wokingham area, it's relatively easy to acquire rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products. Having said that, unless you are aware of precisely what you're at, it is probably a good idea to engage a professional rat exterminator, who will have remedied this issue hundreds if not thousands of times before, and will know automatically what the best solution is. Generally the amateur use of rat poison isn't really all that helpful, and could even make matters worse - do you really want to risk the possibility of doing harm to your pets and children? When in doubt, bring in the professionals for your rat control needs in Wokingham.

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