GUILDFORD Rat CONTROL Guildford Surrey Rat Rat Rat Rat Control

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What do they look like?
The common Norway or brown rat typically has brownish fur on its back and grey underneath but its colour can vary from white through to black. Adult body length is 200 - 270mm plus a tail length of 150 - 200mm.
The ship or black rat is nowadays rarely encountered in Britain but is smaller than the common rat and usually black in colour. It has large hairless ears and a tail that is longer than its head and body length.

Where do they live?

Common rats live in any situation that provides food, water and shelter. The common rat is the most widespread of its species and is widely found in urban and rural areas. In homes they will live in loft spaces, wall cavities, cellars or under floorboards. In gardens, they will burrow into compost heaps and grassy banks or under sheds. They are also commonly found living in sewer systems.

Ship rats are agile climbers and are usually found indoors, living in roof spaces. They are rarely found in sewer systems.

What are the signs of infestation?

sightings of live or dead rats
common rat droppings can be 12mm long and taper at both ends
runs – rats follow the same routes when travelling and leave trails through the grass and low vegetation
footprints and tail swipes – on muddy or dusty surfaces
smears – dark grey marks left on surfaces by repeated contact with rat fur
burrows – entrance holes 7-120mm in diameter in grassy banks, under tree roots, at the end of paving or drain cover surrounds
nests – sometime found indoors, in lofts or under floorboards
gnawing – rats gnaw continually, even on non-food materials, in order to wear down their front teeth

What do they eat?
Their favourite foods are cereal products, although they will eat almost anything that humans eat and some that humans don't – including each other.

Most of the damage they do is by gnawing and ripping open packets. They also foul food with urine and droppings.

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