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Rats are a pest that many people have to deal with. They can cause a lot of damage and spread disease, so it is vital for homeowners to know how best to get rid of them. Sutton Weaver Rat exterminators will talk about the different types of rats, their habits and what they do in your home. We'll also provide tips to keep these pests out!
Common Rats found in the UK?- Brown Rat
- Black Rat- is commonly found in the UK. They are about 20 cm long and weigh up to 500 grams. They have a pointed nose, large ears and a slim body. Black rats are slightly smaller than brown rats. They have larger ears and a pointy nose.
- Brown Rat- Brown rats are usually a light brown or grey with a black tail. They are about 30cm long and have a bodyweight of up to 750 grams. Brown Rats are the commonest type of rat found in homes. They can jump well but cannot climb very quickly, so they tend to live on the ground floor or garden -where there is easy access into your home. Brown rats breed quickly- with litters containing six to ten young being born every 21 days.
- Roof Rat- These rats live mainly in trees and are good climbers. They have a slender body, large ears and a long tail. Roof Rats usually range from 18-25 cm in length and weigh between 150-300 grams.
What do rats look like?
Rats are very agile creatures. They have excellent balance, remarkable eyesight and an acute sense of smell. Rats can jump up to two metres vertically into the air- so they'll be able to get over most obstacles you put in their way if it means getting inside your home.
What do rats eat?
A rat can eat almost anything. They are omnivorous. They prefer meat, but they also enjoy grains, fruits and vegetables. Rats can eat up to half their body weight in food each day.
Where do rats live?
Rats prefer to live indoors, but they will also take residence outdoors beneath shrubbery and other hiding places. They often make nests out of shredded material such as cloth or insulation close by where they find shelter and food sources. Rats create much noise and are very active at night.
What attracts rats to your home?
Rats are attracted to anything edible, so if scraps are lying around, odds are they'll be attracted.
Rats are also drawn to energy sources such as power cables or anything that produces heat- so ovens, water pipes and space heaters will result in rats showing up. Rats want dry shelter most of all -so cracks under doors, blocked gaps with rubbish and leaks in the drainage system can expose your home to rats. It's also notoriously hard for most people to notice signs of rat infestation because they're nocturnal by nature- spending their days burrowing underground in the wild, only coming out after dark when it is cooler, quieter and more sheltered. Rat activity can last anywhere from one month to six months.
What damage can rats do?
Rats contaminate food with their urine and faeces, leading to the spread of disease. They also gnaw on wires, pipes and other objects in your home, causing costly damage. Rats will chew through just about anything to get to food sources or hiding places, so it is crucial to keep them out.
Do rats carry diseases?
Yes, rats can spread various diseases, including the bubonic plague, rat-bite fever and hantavirus. Therefore, it is important to not touch any droppings or urine and to make sure food is stored correctly. Rats also present a severe fire hazard. Gnawing through electrical wires can start fires that cause extensive property damage.
Contact Sutton Weaver Rat Control Treatments and Removal Services
If you are experiencing a rat infestation, it is time to call in the professionals. Our company has been handling pest control for over 20 years. Our approach has always remained one of prevention rather than extermination. So why not give us a call today? You can depend on Sutton Weaver Rat Control Treatments and Removal Service for 24 hour Sutton Weaver professional pest control rats services all year round! Our Sutton Weaver Rat exterminator experts team will work quickly to find out where your rats are coming from before they do any more damage or cause an infection that could be dangerous for you or your family members. Never use DIY products if you suspect there may be rodents living near your home because these items can make matters worse by attracting other pests like mice who carry diseases.