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Birchington-on-Sea Rat Catchers (CT7): Though it's not that commonplace these days, discovering rats in your garden or property in Birchington-on-Sea just isn't a pleasing thing to experience. Just one rat sighting might not be that much of a concern, nonetheless, if you witness rats more often or spot multiple rats you may be in trouble as they tend to breed so quickly.

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There are actually two species of rat which you may spot in Birchington-on-Sea, brown (common) rats and black rats. Its pretty improbable that you will ever see a black rat, and if you have seen a rat recently the chances are it'll have been the more widespread brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were at one time common and were to blame for the spread of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're rather scarce nowadays, however where they are found they are superb climbers, have good hearing, and can produce between twenty and one hundred offspring every 12 months.

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The black rat at 5 to 7" long, isn't as large as the brown variety, which grows to a length of almost nine inches and weighs around half a kilo. A lot of the destruction caused by brown rats is due to the fact that to prevent their teeth from growing too much, they've got to constantly gnaw on stuff. Their interest is oftentimes targeting objects made out of wood.

An infestation of rats lead to all kinds of problems for home or business owners in and around Birchington-on-Sea, they'll gnaw through woodwork, wires, insulation and pipes, leave behind droppings, spread diseases, and get up to all sorts of mischief. The local authorities needs to be notified whenever rats are observed. It's also possible to report problems with rats on the .gov website online HERE.

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You'll in some cases notice the existence of rats not by actually seeing them, but by their announcing their existence by other means. Perhaps you could spot holes gnawed into floorboards or skirting boards, you could hear noises coming from a loft, floor or wall, you might come across a rat's nest in some out of sight location or you could find droppings on the floor or in cupboards.

In order to have this problem resolved correctly you'll want to call in an expert. You can either get in contact with the local environmental health department or call in an expert Birchington-on-Sea rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. In centuries past, rat catchers were precisely that, however at present they're commonly referred to as pest control experts and will not only be capable of helping with getting rid of rats but also cockroaches, wasps, ants, moles, mice and more. (Tags: Pest Control Birchington-on-Sea, Rat Catcher Birchington-on-Sea )

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Rat Bites

While not that common in the British Isles, rat bites certainly do happen every now and then, and in certain instances they can have serious consequences. Without doubt, rats can bite humans when they feel cornered or threatened, so in a confined space it's best to keep out of their way, or leave them a clear exit route.

You'd think that people would be cautious about pushing their hand in a rat's cage, but as rats are often kept as pets, this is an increasing cause of rat bites. Rat bites can become infected or be fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever", so they must be avoided wherever possible, although of of course they're not always serious. If it is not treated rapidly "rat bite fever" can lead to death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - The symptoms of "rat bite fever" (streptobacillary RBF) include:

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

In the unlikely event that you ever get a rat bite, you will have to carefully bathe the wound, apply a layer of antibiotic cream, and wrap it with a clean, sterile bandage. You must make an emergency appointment with your doctor, or go to the nearest A&E, even if you think it isn't that serious. If you've not had a tetanus vaccine in the last 5 years or so, it would be sensible to get one of these too - A&E will most likely do this routinely.

Ultrasonic Pest Control

Utilizing high-frequency sound waves to deter and repel pests, such as mice, insects, rats, and other creatures, is the basis of ultrasonic pest control. The technology operates by releasing sound waves that are inaudible to humans but audible to pests. The sound waves produce an uncomfortable and disorienting setting for pests, which disrupts their ability to move around and interact with each other.

Despite being low-cost and user-friendly, the effectiveness of ultrasonic pest control units is a topic of debate. Studies have yielded mixed results regarding the effectiveness of these devices, with some demonstrating effective repelling of specific pests while others indicating little or no impact. The efficiency of ultrasonic pest control can fluctuate depending on factors such as the species of pest, the treated area's size, and environmental variables. As with any pest control method, it is important to consider all options and consult with an expert before making a decision.... READ MORE.

Mouse Problems Birchington-on-Sea

Whilst not as upsetting as uncovering rats in your garden or house, mice may be as much of an issue. Like rats, mice contaminate foodstuffs, gnaw at stuff, leave droppings, breed quickly and are typically a nuisance. The techniques for mouse problems in Birchington-on-Sea are very similar to the ones used for rats ie poisoning and trapping. Birchington-on-Sea rat catchers can also help you with mice infestations, so get on the phone or go to BARK and get the issue resolved.


Burrowing and digging is one thing that rats love to do and it is adjacent to solid structures and objects such as garage foundations, garden shed bases, terraces and paths that they mainly prefer to dig. These are often not simple holes, but extensive networks of burrows, built to use as food storage, shelter and nesting places. The access points to rat burrows are normally worn smooth by frequent coming and going, so keep an eye out for holes with smooth sides adjacent to solid surfaces. The burrow entrances are typically 2-4 inches across. A good way to learn if rats are still living in that particular burrow is to chuck a bit of stuff into the entrance and see if it's been cleared away the following day.

Reporting Rats and Pests

Here's a bit more detail on a subject that we touched on further up the page. Should you see rats in a public area, in your own garden or in a neighbours garden it is sensible to report it to the local environmental health. With regards to rats this might sometimes be a cost-free service, while you will normally be charged for some other infestations for instance wasps, bed bugs and cockroaches. Rat sightings may also be reported by visiting the Government (.gov) website HERE. You can of course book a local rat catcher to come over and deal with the issue by clicking HERE.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

With their pointy faces, twitching whiskers and furry bodies, some people may find mice and rats to be cute, however they're not the kind of creatures that you want in your house or garden in Birchington-on-Sea, and can actually be more dangerous than you might suppose. By nibbling through insulation materials, wood, electrical cables and plastic, rats and mice can cause electrical fires and other accidents. Spreading things like trichinosis, bubonic plague, typhus, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, tularemia, rat bite fever, salmonella and listeria, mice and rats can cause more than thirty kinds of disease. Amongst the things around your garden and property that are attractive to rodents are:

  • RUBBISH/TRASH - Accumulations of trash and garden rubbish piled up on your property (especially in the garden) will clearly attract mice and rats.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter in a shed, attic or cellar will be particularly attractive to rats and mice, especially if there is a food source close by.
  • FOOD - Food that is left lying around or discarded is perhaps the main attraction for mice and rats.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Rats and mice can crawl through the smallest of cracks and holes, so look out for gaps around pipes, grills, doorways and crawl spaces.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Remarkably pet waste and even compost heaps can attract rats and mice - there are plenty of tasty titbits hiding in there!
  • WATER - Rats and mice need to drink, consequently sources of water such as seeping sprinkler systems, birdbaths, pet water bowls and leaky pipes are a big enticement for these pests.

Do You Have Rats?

There are a few ways that you can find out when you've got rats. When you have an inkling that there could be rats in your home or business you can look out for tunnels or burrows close to solid surfaces, listen closely for scratching noises emanating from roofs and walls, especially during the night, pay attention to gnawing in wires, wood and cables, especially in attics, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirtings and walls, try to find signs of footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, keep your eyes open for droppings (faeces), they look similar to large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour.

Problems With Moles

Birchington-on-Sea rat catchers are occasionally also contacted to manage another similar type of pest, ie moles. Moles cause trouble in different ways to rats and are not disliked quite so much. The primary trouble with moles is that they cause damage to your garden, and in particular to a lawn. Proof of their destructive activity can plainly be spotted in the form of randomly scattered piles of earth on beautifully mowed lawns. The preferred and most humane solution to remove moles is by using traps.

Rat Exterminator Birchington-on-Sea UK (01843)

Having a problem with rats in Birchington-on-Sea is something that most of us fear, and when this happens to you, you might have the urge to try to solve it yourself. By looking in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in and around Birchington-on-Sea, it's easy to obtain rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products. However, unless you're aware of what you are doing, it is probably far better to appoint an expert rat exterminator, who'll have handled such problems thousands of times before, and will know automatically what the best solution is. The newcomer's use of rat toxins is likely to do more harm than good, since you have to be incredibly cautious with them especially if children and pets are likely to come into contact with them. You would be far better off enlisting the help of a specialist when you need rat control in Birchington-on-Sea.

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Birchington-on-Sea rat catchers will likely help with spray & fogging treatments, residential pest control, household pest control, emergency 24 hour pest control, bed bugs pest control, domestic pest control Birchington-on-Sea, the removal of contaminated loft insulation in Birchington-on-Sea, pest extermination, pigeon control, rodent control, rat trapping, electronic pest control in Birchington-on-Sea, pest control Birchington-on-Sea, mouse pest control Birchington-on-Sea, bird dropping clearance in Birchington-on-Sea, environmental pest control Birchington-on-Sea, powder treatments (for wasps nest), cockroach control, rat deterrents, thermal imaging surveys to detect hidden pest infestations, wasp nest removal, bird nest clearing in Birchington-on-Sea, rat catching, rat control in Birchington-on-Sea, preventive pest control Birchington-on-Sea, dead animal removal, dead bird removal, ant control, commercial rat control Birchington-on-Sea, rat infestations and other pest control in Birchington-on-Sea, Kent. These are just a handful of the tasks that are performed by those installing pest control. Birchington-on-Sea providers will inform you of their full range of services.

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