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Appledore Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Appledore Rat Catchers (EX39): Spotting rats in your home or garden could be rather a horrifying thing to experience and whilst its not such a regular occurrence in Appledore these days, it is certainly something that does happen every once in awhile. Rats breed very quickly and can cause problems, particularly when there are a lot of them. Just one incidence of a lone rat probably won't be much of an issue, but if you're seeing them often you'll want to do something about it.

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If you happen to see rats in Appledore, the probabilities are that they are going to be common brown rats, even though there are actually 2 sorts of rats presently found in the United Kingdom; brown (common rats) and black (ship). As you could be aware ship rats were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague (17th C) at which time they were fairly common. Black rats are relatively rare now and actually neither type is a native of the British Isles, both of them arriving from Asia.

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The longest of the 2 rat species is the common brown at about 9", whilst the black rat only measures 5-7 inches. To wear down their continuously growing incisor teetn, brown rats have to keep gnawing at things, and that's why they cause so much damage and destruction. Their interest is commonly concentrated on things made from wood.

Rat infestations may cause all kinds of problems for business owners and householders in and around Appledore, they transmit disease, leave droppings, gnaw their way through wires, woodwork, pipes and insulation, and contaminate foodstuffs. The local authority must be notified when there are incidences of rats. Or alternatively post a report recording sightings of rats and pests on the .gov website HERE, which should be passed onto your local authorities.

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You will from time to time be alerted to the existence of rats not by in fact observing them, but by their indicating their presence by other means. It could be that you may detect droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you could come across holes gnawed into skirting boards or floorboards, you may hear noises coming from a floor, loft or wall or you could come across a rat's nest in some tucked away location.

If you're going to have this problem tackled effectively it is best to get in touch with a specialist. You could either inform your local council or bring in a professional Appledore pest controller or rat catcher for yourself. Nowadays rat catchers typically fall into the category of pest control, and pest control specialists don't only remove rats but in addition bedbugs, moles, wasps, mice, fleas, cockroaches and many other kinds of household and garden pests. (Tags: Rat Catcher Appledore, Pest Control Appledore )

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Pest control and rat catching can be carried out in Appledore and also in nearby places like: Instow, Silford, Westward Ho!, Watertown, Diddywell, Ashridge, Westleigh, Tapeley, Abbotsham, Worlington, Woodtown, Yelland, Buckleigh, and in these postcodes EX39 1PW, EX39 1NP, EX39 1PQ, EX39 1QL, EX39 1RS, EX39 1FJ, EX39 1SB, EX39 1PE, EX39 1RL, and EX39 1RY. Local Appledore pest controllers will probably have the telephone dialling code 01237 and the postcode EX39.

Types of Rat

In Appledore, Devon or anywhere in Great Britain, there are only two kinds of rat which you're likely to run into. The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The most common species of rat present in the United Kingdom, and also in Europe, is the brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), sewer rat, common rat or street rat). This brown or grey coloured creature attains lengths of 4 to 9 inches (plus the tail) and weighs in at 140-500g. Whilst at one time believed to have originated in Norway, this rat is now understood to have come from China. Brown rats climb well and dig burrows, they have bad eyesight but good hearing, the females can give birth to five litters per year, they feed on practically anything (they are omniverous) but prefer grains and cereals.

The Black Rat

Also not a native species of the British Isles, the black rat, roof rat or ship rat originally arrived in Europe from Southeast Asia (probably India). Quite likely traveling in shipments of spices in Roman times, the black rat consequently spread throughout Continental Europe. The black rat was once a common sight in the United Kingdom but was essentially replaced by the more dominant brown rat and now is quite scarce. Weighing just 75-230 grammes, the black rat reaches lengths of approximately 5" to 7". Black rats are renowned for spreading a number of diseases, most notably Weil's disease, listeria, tularemia, rat bite fever, typhus, salmonella, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis and bubonic plague.

Diseases Spread by Rats

It is common knowledge that rats can spread a multitude of diseases to humans, primarily through their faeces, saliva and urine. Humans can be infected with diseases such as leptospirosis, hantavirus, rat-bite fever and salmonellosis through contact with rats.

A rat scratch or bite can transmit the bacterial infection known as rat-bite fever, which can cause vomiting, rashes and fever. Leptospirosis, a bacterial infection, can cause flu-like symptoms and potentially result in the failure of the kidneys and liver. Diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever are symptoms of the bacterial infection known as salmonellosis. A severe respiratory illness, which can lead to fatality, can be caused by hantavirus.

The risk of disease transmission can be minimised by preventing and controlling rat infestations. In addition, the risk of disease transmission can be further increased by the contamination of water and food sources from rat droppings and urine.

Rat Bite Wounds

Although they are not one of the most commonplace injuries sustained by humans in Great Britain, periodically rat bites certainly do happen, and the implications can sometimes be serious. When pressured or cornered, rats can attack and bite people, so when you encounter one in a confined area, it is wise to leave a clear exit route so that it can escape.

Rat bites sometimes occur in houses where rats are kept as pets, and poking your hand in a rat's cage is certainly something to be wary of. Rat bites can turn nasty or even fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), consequently they should be avoided wherever possible, although of they are not of course always serious. If it's left untreated "rat bite fever" can lead to death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever - "Rat bite fever" can have a number of symptoms and signs, including:

  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Muscle Pain
  • Swelling or Redness
  • Fever
  • Joint Pain or Swelling
  • A Rash

In the unlikely event that you ever get a rat bite, you will have to carefully bathe the wound, administer a layer of antibiotic ointment, and cover it with a clean, sterile gauze or bandage. You should make an emergency appointment with your doctor, or head to the nearest A&E unit, even if you feel it isn't that serious. If you've not had a tetanus shot in the last five years or so, it might be sensible to get one of these as well - A&E will probably do this routinely.

What Attracts Rats?

Despite their outwardly cute look, with their pointy faces, fur covered bodies and twitchy whiskers, rats and mice can be dangerous and are not creatures that you want to be living in your home or garden in Appledore. Rats and mice can cause damage to your home by gnawing through insulation materials, skirting boards, electrical cables and plastic, and are quite often to blame for fires and other issues. Between the two mice and rats can spread over 30 kinds of diseases including things like Weil's disease, listeria, tularemia, rat bite fever, typhus, salmonella, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis and bubonic plague. Among the things that will definitely attract rats and mice to your garden or home are:

  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Surprisingly heaps of compost and even pet waste can attract rodents - they'll find plenty of tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • TRASH - Accumulations of junk and garden waste stacked up on your property (particularly in the garden) will certainly attract rodents.
  • FOOD - Food that is left discarded or lying around is perhaps the main attraction for rats and mice.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter in a shed, cellar or loft will be especially attractive to rodents, especially if there's a food source nearby.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can crawl through the tiniest of holes and cracks, so be on the lookout for gaps around entrances, vents, pipework and crawl spaces.
  • WATER - Busy rats and mice have to drink, therefore sources of water like birdbaths, leaking pipes, seeping sprinkler systems and pet water bowls are a big temptation for these unwanted pests.

Rat Prevention Appledore

Dissuading rats and mice before they even become a nuisance is an effective way of avoiding such issues. Consequently, even if you do not currently have a problem with rats, deterring rats and rodents ought to be right at the top of your priority list. One of the primary reasons for rat and rodent infestations is household waste littering gardens. You will simply attract them if you supply them with both the location and materials to build a nest. Additionally, avoid supplying easy foodstuffs by leaving household food waste laying around and putting out bird feeders with grain that will simply attract rats and mice.

General Pest Control in Appledore

Pest control is essential to maintaining a pest-free environment and safeguarding property and health. The process involves managing and preventing pests that are commonly encountered, such as rats, cockroaches, flies, ants and spiders. Pest control measures that are proven to help include frequent inspections, maintaining cleanliness, proper waste management, sealing potential entry points, and employing traps or insecticides where necessary. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques prioritise eco-friendly and sustainable approaches to minimise the use of toxic chemicals. Through the implementation of wide-ranging pest control practices, individuals in Appledore can create a living or working environment that is healthier and safer for themselves and those around them. Ensuring long-term pest-free surroundings, these strategies don't just sort out existing pest issues but also serve as a proactive defense against future infestations. (33117 - General Pest Control Appledore)

Rat Exterminator Appledore UK (01237)

Having a problem with rats in Appledore is something that everyone dreads, and when you find yourself in this scenario, you may have the urge to try to solve it on your own. There are loads of products offered to help you achieve this and you can acquire rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products in supermarkets, shops and hardware stores in the Appledore area. Hiring an experienced Appledore rat exterminator would however be a better option, unless of course you know exactly what you're up to, seeing as the correct approach isn't necessarily the most obvious one. Normally the rookie's use of rat toxins is simply not all that successful, and can even make matters worse - would you really want to risk the possibility of doing harm to your children and pets? If you know what's best for you, use an experienced rat control service in Appledore for solving your rat problems.

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Appledore rat catchers can generally help you with household pest control, pest extermination, rat infestations, rat baits, rodent control, pest netting in Appledore, mice pest control, dead bird removal, bird pest control, wasp pest control in Appledore, bird nest clearance, garden pest control in Appledore, mouse control in Appledore, bed bug control, anti-bird spike installation, rat catching, pest removal services, carpet beetle pest control, pigeon pest control in Appledore, domestic pest control, rat control in Appledore, thermal imaging surveys for pest indentification, ingress pest solutions, rat trapping, bed bug heat treatments in Appledore, dead animal removal, restaurant pest control, rat extermination, environmental pest control in Appledore, rat deterrents and other pest control in Appledore. These are just a small portion of the tasks that are conducted by people specialising in pest control. Appledore providers will be happy to tell you about their whole range of pest control services.

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Also find: Ashridge rat catchers, Yelland rat catchers, Westward Ho! rat catchers, Abbotsham rat catchers, Silford rat catchers, Woodtown rat catchers, Diddywell rat catchers, Westleigh rat catchers, Watertown rat catchers, Tapeley rat catchers, Instow rat catchers, Worlington rat catchers, Buckleigh rat catchers and more. These and other villages and towns are covered by pest control specialists and comparable experts. These professionals provide years of knowledge and expertise, ensuring they effectively and efficiently address your rat problem. These pest control specialists are equipped with the skills and resources required to promptly deal with any situation, be it a large infestation or a solitary rat. By clicking here, pest control quotes are accessible to local home and property owners. Being plagued by rats? Get a quote today, and don't delay!

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