Rat Catching & Control Services in The South East Region
Are you searching for a rat catcher? If you are suffering from the unwanted presence of rats at your home or place of work in the Peterborough area then rest assured that Pest Professionals can help. We can provide you with instant 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 instant, honest and FREE advice … without obligation
IF REQUIRED, 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 Peterborough area. No rat catching or rat control job is too big or too small for us to look into. Where appropriate we have the expertise advise on any immediate action needed to safeguard your well being, 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 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 about 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 slightly 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 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 significant fire threat because of 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 commonly lives in sewage systems.
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 essential. Protective clothing needs to be worn when tackling a rat infestation, and getting rid of rats is something that should be left to qualified professionals only. Your pest controller will collaborate 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 a town or village in the South East – speak to us.