Rat Catching & Control Services in The Northampton Area
Are you looking for a rat catcher? If you are suffering from the unwanted appearance of rats at your home or place of work in the Northampton area then rest assured that Pest Professionals can help. We can provide you with immediate advice and help remove and control any form of rat problem in two very simple and practical steps:
We will help you to evaluate your problem and give you instant, honest and FREE advice … with no 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 fuss
The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both residential and business customers in the Northampton area. No rat catching or rat control job is too large or too small for us to take a look at. Where appropriate we have the expertise advise on any urgent action needed to safeguard your health, property or possessions prior to a visit. If a visit is required 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 called for.
Why Rats Are Such a Problem
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 just about anything, and need a readily available source of water.
Rats really do carry disease. Weil’s Disease, which can be deadly to humans, carried in their urine. They are also a substantial fire risk 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 sewers.
The Black Rat
The black rat is smaller, darker and sleeker than the brown rat and is commonly found at roof level.
When they are coming into contact with humans, rat control is vital. Protective clothing needs to be worn when tackling a rat infestation, and getting rid of rats is something that should be entrusted to qualified professionals only. Your pest controller will collaborate with you to try and figure out how the rats are entering your building, before introducing tried and tested rat control methods.
If you need sound advice or a fast solution to a rat problem anywhere in Northampton or the nearby towns and villages – get in touch.