Rat Catching & Control Services in Hampshire and Dorset
Are you seeking out a rat catcher? If you are having to deal with the unwelcome appearance of rats at your home or place of work in the Hampshire and Dorset 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 effective steps:
We will help you to evaluate your problem and give you instant, honest and FREE advice … without obligation
IF NEEDED, WE ARRANGE A VISIT or ON-SITE SURVEY FOR YOU
Your local Pest Professional will come round to sort the problem out quickly and without fuss
The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both residential and business customers in the Hampshire and Dorset area. No rat catching or rat control job is too large or too small for us to look at. Where appropriate we are able to advise on any immediate action needed to safeguard your well being, property or possessions prior to a visit. If a visit is required we let you know if there will be a call out fee and also advise on the likely costs of any rat control work should it be called for.
Why Rats Are Such a Concern
In the UK you are 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 readily 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 practically anything, and need an easily 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 due to their tendency 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 often 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 vital. Protective clothing should be worn when dealing with a rat infestation, and getting rid of rats is something that should be entrusted to qualified professionals only. Your pest controller will work with you to try and figure out how the rats are entering into 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 the towns and villages of Hampshire and Dorset – get in touch.