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Common Rat Types in UK

Rats are considered as pest worldwide due to their capacity to be harmful for human’s health by spreading life-threatening diseases. They can be the reason for lots of structural damage around your property and number one suspect for stealing food.

The genus Rattus proper contains 64 extant species. The species most commonly in UK are the Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) also known as the Norway Rat and the Black or Roof Rat (Rattus rattus). The second one is less commonly found and it’s largely restricted to port areas.

Brown Rat vs Black Rat

Considered as the most common rat in UK the Brown Rat prefers ground living and burrowing. Sometimes these rodents can smartly use their feet which makes them able to climb. Аs regards to Black Rats they are rare in the UK. Their appearance is usually confined mainly to ports.

If you have noticed any signs of rats around your property hurry up and give Panther Pest Control a call. You can contact us 24/7 on 020 3404 5177 and talk to one of our polite customer care representatives about your free no-obligation quote. We will send an experienced rat control technician to inspect your premises and completely remove any tracks of the pesky rodents roaming around the house.

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