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In the UK, there are two species of rat, Brown Rats (Common Rats) are the most regularly found type and Black rats which are becoming increasingly rare to find.
The Brown Rat is the larger of the two, often weighing over half a kg and measuring 23cm in length, without the tail. The Black Rat weighs about half as much and is shorter. Both types of rat have pointed muzzles, large, hairless ears, with a slender body and a long thin tail.
Rats live in any situation that provide food, water and shelter. In homes, they live in roof spaces, wall cavities or under floorboards. In gardens, rats burrow into grass banks or under sheds, even living in sheds. They also can be found in sewer systems or living near shipping ports.
Rats have the constant need to gnaw their own incisor teeth, as they never stop growing in their lifetimes. They are known to damage woodwork, plastic, bricks and lead pipes, and will strip insulation from electrical cables, which can cause serious damage, or even fires.
Rats carry many diseases which can spread to humans, normally through their urine; including Leptospirosis or Weil's disease, Salmonella, Listeria, Toxoplasma gondii and Hantavirus. For this reason, rats must be controlled to limit spread of diesease and to protect, in the case of businesses, your reputation.
It is a legal obligation for property owners under the Preventation of Damage by Pests Act 1949 to keep premises rodent free, or to report infestations to the local authority.
Found in buildings, seeking warmth and shelter for nests and food, the house mouse is roughly 60-90mm in size, with the tail adding up to its whole body size again.
They weigh less that 25g, with their fur varying between light brown and grey. House mice, live in nests built from materials found in your home, such as cloth, wool and paper, which are built in places like roofs, under floors and in wall cavities.
Signs of their presence, include their dark-coloured dropping and or damage to stored foods, packaging or woodwork.
House mice, can spread dieseases to humans such as Salmonella and Listeria, which in turn cause food poisoning. Again like with rats, can also cause considerable damage to your property to find nesting materials and to gnaw, keeping their incisor teeth worn down.
They are known to damage Electrical Cables, Water and Gas supply pipes, packaging and woodwork.
It is important to keep your business or home free from mouse infestation, and here at Countywide, we can help by eradicating and preventing their return.
Not usually found to be a pest in properties, but occassionally, squirrels can find entry into properties via roofs.
Uncommonly known to carry diseases, squirrels can however cause a huge amount of damage to your property, striping insulation from eletrical wiring and water pipes, tear up roofing materials and occasionally infecting water supplies, by drowning in tanks.
We can help you control squirrel infestation by blocking entry gaps and holes in your property, and occasionally where needed, control their presence with traps and poison, but only in extreme cases.
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Telephone: 01482 898298
Providing Pest Control and Hygiene Solutions across Hull, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to Business, Commercial and Domestic Environments.
Countywide Pest Control is an established local company that can be relied upon to provide a professional, efficient and discrete service for residential. commercial and industrial properties in the control of pests - including wasps, moths, rats, mice, squirels, bugs and birds. We deal quickly and effectively with all rodents flying insects, crawling insects and birds.
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