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Rat Key Facts:
  • The Brown Rat is the larger of the two rats in BritainIt has a blunt muzzle, small hair-covered ears and a tail that is shorter than its body.
  • The Black Rat weighs half as much and is shorter. It has a pointed muzzle, large, almost hairless ears, a more slender body and a long thin tail that is longer than its body.
  • Each female may produce from 3 to 12 litters of between six and eight young in a year. Rats need to gnaw to keep their constantly growing incisor teeth worn down. They damage woodwork, plastic, bricks and lead pipes, and will strip insulation from electrical cables.
  • Brown Rats live in any situation that provides food, water and shelter. In homes, they will live in roof spaces, wall cavities or under floorboards. In gardens, they will burrow into grassy banks or under sheds. Brown Rats are often found living in sewer systems. Black Rats are rare and are occasionally found in shipping ports.
  • RAT INFORMATION

    A rat’s tail is often the part that makes most people squeamish, but offers several functions. It provides balance and stability, when rats need to perform a physical task and it regulates their body temperature, as it contains a rich blood supply close to the surface.

    Due to their poor eyesight, rats rely heavily on their whiskers – believed to be as receptive as a human’s fingertips – to feel the world around them.

    Rats may not have the best eyesight, but they have a well-developed sense of smell, taste and touch.

    They also have an acute sense of hearing, frequently using ultrasound to communicate, which is especially sensitive to any sudden noise.

    Rats are social animals, so if you see one rat then there are likely to be more nearby.

    Rats have the ability to jump around three feet into the air, four feet horizontally and can fall from a height of up to 50 feet without getting injured.

    They are also incredible climbers; brick walls, telephone poles, even legs!

    WHY USE RAT PEST CONTROL SERVICES

    Rats carry many nasty diseases which they can spread to humans, normally through their urine, including; Leptospirosis or Weil’s disease, Salmonella, Listeria, Toxoplasma gondii and Hantavirus. Rats can inflict an enormous amount of structural damage. They can cause severe fires by gnawing away the insulation around electrical cables, floods by puncturing pipes and even death by chewing through gas pipes. The insurance sector has estimated that rodent damage to wiring is responsible for 25% of all electrical fires in buildings. Rats can ruin an organisation’s reputation. If clients and customers spot evidence of rodent infestation in the premises you manage, they are unlikely to want to do business with you.

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