Rat Catchers Bathgate

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Bathgate Rat Catchers (EH47): Whilst it's not such a common occurrence nowadays in Bathgate, people can still have issues with rats on occasion. Seeing rats in your garden or inside your house isn't a nice thing to experience, and will be sufficient to cause some people nightmares. Lone rats are not likely to cause very much of an issue, but of course rats reproduce quickly and may cause problems when their numbers rise.

There are two types of rat that you might encounter in Bathgate, brown (common) rats and black rats. Its relatively improbable that you will ever see a black rat, and if you have stumbled upon a rat just recently the chances are it'll have been the more commonplace brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were common at one time and were the cause of the Great Plague, they're pretty scarce now, but where they do exist they're superb climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and can give birth to between twenty and one hundred offspring in just one year.

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The brown rat is typically larger than the black rat weighing in at 500g and reaching lengths of around 9". To stop their teeth from getting too long, common brown rats have to keep on gnawing at stuff, which is why they cause such a lot of damage. Their interest is oftentimes focused on items made from wood.

Rats gnaw through insulation, pipes, wires and woodwork, leave behind droppings, spread diseases, and will generally cause problems in businesses and households throughout Bathgate. Incidences of rats should always be reported to the local authority. Or perhaps click HERE to report pest and rat sightings on the .gov website.

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You will on occasion become aware of the existence of rats not by actually observing them, but by them announcing their presence in other ways. It could be that you might come across distinctive rat holes gnawed into skirting boards or floorboards, you could notice droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards, you could hear noises coming from a loft, floor or wall or you might find a rat's nest hidden away somewhere.

To remedy this issue there are various routes that you could consider. You could put down traps or poison yourself, you can get hold of the local Bathgate environmental health or you could track down a pest controller who specialises in rat removal. In the good old days, rat catchers used to be simply that, but at present they tend to be called pest controllers and will not solely be willing to help with rat problems but also resolving problems with cockroaches, mice, wasps, moles, ants and much more.

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Rat catching and pest control can be done in Bathgate and also in: Dechmont, Deans, East Whitburn, Seafield, Avonbridge, Whitburn, Armadale, Addiewell, Kirkton Campus, Torphichen, Livingston, Polbeth, Blackburn, Longridge, and in these postcodes EH48 1ED, EH48 1BP, EH48 1HP, EH48 1LL, EH48 1SA, EH48 1DB, EH47 7PA, EH48 1JH, EH48 1EE, EH48 1BJ. Locally based Bathgate rat catchers will probably have the dialling code Dialling code 01506 and the postcode EH47. Checking this can make certain that you're accessing locally based pest control. Bathgate home and business owners can utilise these and numerous other comparable services.

Rat Bite Wounds

Although, in Bathgate, bites from rats aren't all that common, they certainly do occur every now and again, and the effects can be serious in some circumstances. Rats can bite humans if they feel scared or cornered, therefore in a confined space it is best to stay out of their way, and leave them an easy exit route.

Some incidents of rat bites occur where rats are kept as pets (really?), and ramming your hand into a rat's cage could be asking for trouble. Rat bites aren't always serious, though must be avoided where possible, and they can turn nasty or even life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever". If left without treatment "rat bite fever" can cause death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever - Some of the signs and symptoms of "rat bite fever" are:

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

In the unlikely circumstance that you ever get a rat bite, you'll have to carefully bathe the wounded area, administer a layer of antibiotic cream, and wrap it with a clean, sterile bandage. You should book an appointment to see your GP, or go to the closest A&E unit, even if it doesn't seem that major. Getting a tetanus jab is also advised, in particular if it's more than 5 years since you've had one.

Mole Problems

Rat catchers in Bathgate are also often brought in to manage another similar type of pest, ie moles. Causing completely different problems to rats, moles are usually not quite so detested. It is out in the garden where you could have problems with moles, and lawns in particular are susceptible. The sight of earth mounds in the middle of a nicely manicured lawn are plain evidence of this activity. Moles are usually captured in traps and then rereleased somewhere else, if you prefer the most humane option.

Rat Burrows

The one thing that rats like to do is dig burrows, and the area that they most like to do it is beside solid structures and objects such as patios, garages, garden sheds and walkways. Rats create extensive burrow networks which are useful for food storage, shelter and nesting places. Keep an eye out for holes having smooth sides, which have been polished by the continual ins and outs of these busy little pests. The entrances to rat burrows are commonly 2" to 4" in diameter. A smart way to determine if rats are still in the burrow is to chuck a bit of stuff into the entrance hole and find out if it has been cleared away the following day.

Problems With Mice

Mice can be just as much of a concern as having rats, especially if they get into your home. Similar to rats, mice breed quickly, gnaw at things, contaminate food, leave droppings and are generally a nuisance. The solutions to mouse problems in Bathgate are very similar to the ones used for rats ie setting traps and poisoning. When you've got an infestation of mice, Bathgate rat catchers will be ready to help you solve this problem. Check out BARK and track down a pest controller close to you.


Folks with a rat problem in Bathgate are occasionally tempted to have a go at resolving it for themselves. So, if this happens to you, what ought you to do? Rat poisons, rat traps and similar merchandise is readily available in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in and around Bathgate, so the stuff you need can be easily obtained.

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An experienced rat exterminator in Bathgate is however the best person for the job, seeing that removing rats might not be as straightforward as you may imagine.

Typically the novice's use of rat poisons is not actually all that helpful, and could even make matters worse - do you really want to take the chance of doing harm to your children and pets? You would be much better off enlisting the assistance of a specialist when you are in need of rat control in Bathgate. (Tags: Rat Removal Bathgate, Rat Exterminator Bathgate, Rat Control Bathgate)

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Bathgate rat catchers can usually help you with cockroach control Bathgate, pest extermination, commercial pest control, rat deterrents, rat removal services Bathgate, rat catching Bathgate, wasp pest control, ant control in Bathgate, electronic pest control, domestic rat control in Bathgate, pest control, ultrasonic pest control, pigeon pest control in Bathgate, restaurant pest control, rat trapping, bird pest control Bathgate, residential pest control Bathgate, mice pest control, commercial rat control, wasp nest removal, rat extermination, domestic pest control, insect heat treatments, rat control, mole catching and other pest control in Bathgate, Scotland. Listed are just a handful of the activities that are conducted by those specialising in pest control. Bathgate providers will be happy to inform you of their entire range of pest control services.

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Also find: Dechmont pest control, Blackburn pest control, Armadale pest control, Polbeth pest control, Livingston pest control, Whitburn pest control, Addiewell pest control, Longridge pest control, Deans pest control, East Whitburn pest control, Kirkton Campus pest control, Seafield pest control, Torphichen pest control, Avonbridge rat catchers and more. All of these places are covered by local pest control. Bathgate home and property owners can get quotations by going here.

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Rat Control Around Bathgate: Some Bathgate areas where rat problems have recently been resolved - Bridge Castle House, Balgrochan Terrace, Russell Way, Gideon Street, Mansefield Grove, Limefield Lane, Headlesscross, Starlaw Road, Tartraven, Petershill Gardens, Latchbrae, Sutherland Crescent, Stuart Terrace, Meikle Inch Lane, Whitelaw Drive, Owen Stone Street, North Mains Hill, Marjoribanks Street, Dalling Avenue, Sibbalds Brae, Hill Crescent, Strand Drive, Academy Street, Kirkton Avenue, Hardhill Drive, Young Crescent, Hillhouse Beag, Falside Crescent, as well as these Bathgate area postcodes: EH48 1ED, EH48 1BP, EH48 1HP, EH48 1LL, EH48 1SA, EH48 1DB, EH47 7PA, EH48 1JH, EH48 1EE, EH48 1BJ. Work was conducted in these areas by experts in pest control. Bathgate home and property owners enjoyed dependable and high quality pest control services on each occasion.

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(This pest control Bathgate article was generated by S. N. Locke 12-11-21)