Rat Catching & Control Services in The Sheffield Area
Are you trying to find a rat catcher? If you are having to deal with the unwanted appearance of rats at your home or place of work in the Sheffield area then rest assured that Pest Professionals can help. We can provide you with immediate advice and help get rid of and control any form of rat problem in two very easy and practical steps:
We will help you to assess your problem and give you immediate, honest and FREE advice … without obligation
IF REQUIRED, WE ORGANISE A VISIT or ON-SITE SURVEY FOR YOU
Your local Pest Professional will come round to sort the problem out quickly and without any fuss
The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both domestic and business customers in the Sheffield area. No rat catching or rat control job is too big or too small for us to look at. Where appropriate we are able to advise on any immediate action needed to safeguard your health, property or possessions prior to a visit. If a visit is called for we let you know if there will be a call out charge and also advise on the likely costs of any rat control work should it be necessary.
Why Rats Are Such a Problem
In the UK you are most likely to come across the Brown Rat (common or sewer rat) and the Black Rat (ship rat).
The Black Rat has been with us the longest and has been found in digs in the city of London dating back to the third century. It lives only for around a year, but is sexually active in 2-3 months. Its tail is longer than its body and it’s a very good climber, and can easily enter loft spaces. The somewhat bigger brown rat originated in Asia and was first recorded in Europe only in the 18th century. Its tail is slightly shorter than its body. The brown rat often lives in the ground and in sewers and drains. Rats eat just about anything, and need a readily available source of water.
Rats really do carry disease. Weil’s Disease, which can be fatal to humans, carried in their urine. They are also a substantial fire threat because of their inclination to gnaw through electrical cables. Rats can cause structural damage to the property.
The Brown Rat
The brown rat is the most common and largest rat in the UK and commonly lives in sewage systems.
The Black Rat
The black rat is smaller, darker and sleeker than the brown rat and is generally found at roof level.
When they are coming into contact with people, rat control is essential. Protective clothing should be worn when tackling a rat infestation, and dealing with rats is something that should be entrusted to qualified professionals only. Your pest controller will collaborate with you to try and work out how the rats are entering your building, before introducing tried and tested rat control methods.
If you need sound advice or a rapid solution to a rat problem anywhere in Sheffield or the surrounding towns and villages – speak to us.