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Ardrossan Rat Catchers (KA22): Discovering rats in your house or garden tends to be quite a horrifying thing to go through although its not such a regular occurrence in Ardrossan in recent times, its certainly something that happens. Rats breed fairly quickly and will likely cause issues, particularly when there are a lot of them. An individual sighting of a solitary rat will possibly not be too much of an issue, but if you happen to be noticing them frequently you must seek help.

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If you do notice rats in Ardrossan, the probabilities are that they'll be brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus), even though there are actually 2 sorts of rats at present living in the British Isles; black (ship) rats and brown (common) rats. As you might be aware black rats were responsible for the Great Plague of the 17th Century during which period they were very common. Black rats are relatively scarce nowadays and in fact neither species is a native of Great Britain, both of them coming from Asia.

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The largest and heaviest of the two rats is the common brown rat at about nine inches, whilst the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only grows to between 5" and 7". Brown rats may cause destruction because they have to continually gnaw at things to prevent their teeth from growing too much. They especially prefer to gnaw at timber.

Rats cause various problems in homes and businesses throughout Ardrossan and they leave droppings, gnaw through insulation, pipes, woodwork and wires, transmit disease, and generally cause a nuisance. Home owners must report sightings of rats to their local authorities. Or alternatively post a report recording sightings of rats and pests on the .gov website HERE, which will be passed onto your local authority.

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It isn't always by sight alone that you will become aware of the existence of rats, their habits are sometimes quite enough to give warning. It is possible you could notice droppings in cupboards or on floors, you might come across a rat's nest in some out of the way location, you could hear scratching noises coming from a loft, wall or floor or you could observe holes gnawed into skirting boards or floorboards.

To resolve this problem there are specific routes that you could consider. You could lay traps or poison yourself, you could find a pest removal expert or you could get hold of your local Ardrossan authority or council. There aren't that many people nowadays who only specialise in rat problems, you are also able to bring them in if you've got moles causing damage or perhaps a wasps nest in your walls. (Tags: Pest Control Ardrossan, Ratcatchers Ardrossan )

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Pest control and rat catching can be carried out in Ardrossan and also in nearby places like: West Kilbride, Largs, Dreghorn, Saltcoats, Irvine, Kilwinning, Hunterston, Kilbirnie, Fairlie, Millport, Seamill, Stevenston, Dalry, Glengarnock, as well as in these postcodes KA22 7HD, KA22 7DP, KA22 7LL, KA22 7JZ, KA22 7PR, KA22 8AU, KA22 7HW, KA22 7HX, KA22 7PJ, KA22 7BE. Locally based Ardrossan pest controllers will probably have the postcode KA22 and the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01294. Verifying this should guarantee that you access locally based pest control. Ardrossan homeowners can benefit from these and numerous other similar services.

Rat Bites

Although they're by no means one of the most common injuries sustained by humans in the United Kingdom, every now and then rat bites do occur, and the consequences can sometimes be serious. When stressed or cornered, rats can attack and bite people, thus when you encounter one in a confined environment, it is advisable to leave an exit route so that it can escape.

You'd think that folks would be wary of placing their hand inside a rat's cage, yet as rats are often kept as pets, this is an increasing cause of rat bites. While rat bites aren't serious in all instances, they can become infected or be life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). If it is not treated appropriately "rat bite fever" (RBF) has a 10% mortality rate.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever - "Rat bite fever" (streptobacillary RBF) can have various symptoms, including:

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

You should promptly wash the wound with warm water, if you get bitten by a rat, and apply an antibiotic ointment to the bite area, and finally cover it with a clean, sterile plaster or bandage. You should head for your nearest A&E and get it checked out, even if you don't consider it to be that serious, or at the minimum schedule an appointment with your doctor or GP. If you've not been vaccinated against tetanus in the last five years or so, you should also get one of these.

Kinds of Rat

You'll only ever come across 2 species of rat in Ardrossan, Scotland and throughout Great Britain. They're the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The most common rat seen in Britain, and in fact the remainder of Europe, is the brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat, sewer rat or street rat). The colouring of this species varies between grey and brown, it usually grows to about 4 to 9 inches (with an equivalent length tail) with a weight of between 140 and 500 grammes. This rodent was given the name Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) as it was deemed to have spread to the British Isles by ships from Norway. It's nowadays thought to have originated from Central Asia/China. Brown rats have an acute sense of hearing but poor eyesight, they burrow extensively and climb well, they're omnivores but have a preference for cereals, the females often give birth to 5 litters of as many as Fourteen every year.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Also not a native species of the British Isles, the black rat, ship rat or roof rat first came to Europe from India and Southeast Asia. Almost certainly traveling in spice shipments at the time of the Roman Empire, the black rat consequently spread through Europe. Once a common sight in Great Britain, the black rat essentially disappeared as the brown rat became dominant. Growing to a length of five to seven inches, this rat weighs only 75 to 230 grams. Black rats are known to spread several diseases, particularly Weil's disease, listeria, tularemia, bubonic plague, typhus, trichinosis, rat bite fever, salmonella and toxoplasmosis.

Rat Poisons

A rather distasteful approach for eliminating rats is by using poison. This is normally accomplished by setting a poisoned bait, which is subsequently eaten by a rat leading to its death several days later. A sizable accumulation of rats may be exterminated by this method as long as the bait is positioned properly. One or more of 3 main components which are used in making rat poisons are: brodifacoum, bromadioline or difenacoum. Cats, dogs and other pets could also be harmed by ingesting rat poison, so take care. Brands of rat poison in the British Isles include the likes of: Propest, Roshield, RatKil, Elixir Gardens, Pest Expert and Rentokil.


When you've got a problem with rats in Ardrossan you could possibly try to resolve it on your own - and needless to say plenty of home and business owners in Ardrossan do just that. By looking in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in the Ardrossan area, it is pretty easy to buy rat poisons, rat traps and similar solutions.

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Nevertheless, unless you know exactly what you're at, it is possibly a good idea to hire a professional rat exterminator, who'll have resolved such problems thousands of times before, and will know exactly what the most effective solution is.

Because of the dangers to children and pets, the amateur use of rat toxins is not really advised, and it isn't always effective in any case. If you know what's best for you, always bring in a specialist rat control service in Ardrossan for a solution to your rat problems.

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(This pest control Ardrossan page was created on 10-03-2023)