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Bishopbriggs Rat Catchers (G64): Noticing rats in your garden or even inside your property could be rather an alarming experience and while its not such a frequent occurrence in Bishopbriggs nowadays, it is certainly not unusual. Rats breed fairly quickly and can cause problems, particularly when their numbers get out of control. An individual incidence of a lone rat won't be much of a concern, but if you're seeing them on a regular basis it's best to take action.

Though neither of the two rat types presently living in Great Britain originate from these shores, they have certainly made themselves at home. The brown rat is especially common (hence its name) whilst the black rat just isn't so much so these days. Both species came from Asia and made their way to the UK as stowaways on boats.

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The black rat at 5 to 7" long, is a little smaller than the brown rat, which reaches a length of almost 9" and weighs in at about half a kilo. To prevent their incisor teeth from growing too long, brown rats need to keep on chewing things, which is the reason they are responsible for such a lot of damage and destruction. Timber is especially vulnerable to their attention.

Rats cause lots of issues in homes and businesses around Bishopbriggs and they leave behind droppings, spread disease, gnaw their way through pipes, insulation, woodwork and wires, and generally cause a nuisance. The local authority really should be advised whenever rats are observed. Or alternatively head HERE to report incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov web page.

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It's not always by sight alone that you'll be alerted to the existence of rats, their actions are sometimes quite enough to give warning. It could be that you may hear scratching noises coming from a floor, wall or loft, you might find a rat's nest hidden away, you could encounter rat holes gnawed into skirtings or floorboards or you may detect droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards.

If you do not wish to wait around for environmental health to deal with your problem you might decide to call a local Bishopbriggs rat catcher or pest controller who'll be qualified in the area of pest removal. There are not too many individuals nowadays who specialise just in rat problems, so you can also give them a call if you've got moles causing damage to your lawn or maybe a wasp nest in your attic. (Tags: Rat Catcher Bishopbriggs, Pest Control Bishopbriggs )

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Pest control and rat catching can be carried out in Bishopbriggs and also in: Renfrew, Bearsden, Clydebank, Duntocher, Bowling, Paisley, Hardgate, Campsie Glen, Killearn, Bishopton, Dumbarton, Milngavie, Old Kilpatrick, Strathblane, Anniesland, Torrance, Croftamie, Glasgow, as well as in these postcodes G64 1PH, G64 1BA, G64 1BS, G64 1JQ, G64 1DE, G64 1NQ, G64 1GF, G22 7HL, G64 1DT, G64 1HY. Local Bishopbriggs pest controllers will most likely have the phone code Dialling code 0141 and the postcode G64. Checking this out can confirm that you are accessing locally based pest control. Bishopbriggs home and business owners will be able to benefit from these and numerous other similar services.

Species of Rat

There are actually two types of rat that you could come across in Bishopbriggs, Scotland or any place else in Britain for that matter. They are the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), street rat, common rat or sewer rat) is the most commonly seen rat in the UK and all across Europe (also North America). The brown rat (it can often be grey) is typically 4-9 inches in length (not including the tail) and weighs in at 140 to 500g. It is usually found wherever human beings are living. This rodent was named Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) since it was assumed to have spread to the UK by ships from Norway. It is now thought to have originated in Central Asia/China. Brown rats dig extensively and climb effectively, they have poor eyesight but an acute sense of hearing, the females can give birth to five litters per year, they will consume more or less any foodstuffs (omnivores) but prefer grains and cereals.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

The black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not native to Great Britain, originating in Southeast Asia. Understood to have spread when the Roman Empire reigned supreme, this rat quite likely reached Continental Europe and the UK in cargoes of spices. The black rat was once widespread in Great Britain but was basically driven out by the brown rat and is now not often seen. Reaching a length of five to seven inches, this rat weighs in at just 75 to 230 grams. Notorious for passing on pathogens and diseases black rats can be accountable for salmonella, rat bite fever, typhus, listeria, Weil's disease, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, bubonic plague and trichinosis.

Rat Traps

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One solution that you may use to take care of rat problems is by the use of rat traps. You will discover different types of rat traps these days, some that exterminate the rat and some that capture the rat for release later. The capture kind of trap are the optimal choice for individuals who don't like to think of creatures being harmed in any way whatsoever, even pests. Available styles of rat trap include the likes of: enclosed poison traps, electronic rat traps, cage traps and spring loaded bait traps.

Molecatchers in Bishopbriggs

Although nowhere near such a common issue nowadays moles can also be controlled by rat catchers. Moles can cause problems in another way to to rats and aren't despised quite so much. Gardens and lawns are mainly at risk of damage if you've got a mole situation. Proof of their activity can be plainly seen in the shape of scattered mounds of earth on nicely manicured lawns. Trapping is far and away the most favourable and humane way to get rid of moles. (Tags: Mole Trapping Bishopbriggs, Mole Catchers Bishopbriggs)

Rat Bites

Although, in the United Kingdom, bites from rats aren't all that commonplace, they do occur on the odd occasion, and the implications can be serious in some scenarios. If you happen to encounter a rat in a confined space, it could attack and bite you if it feels cornered or pressured, therefore leave the creature an easy exit route and try to avoid it.

These sorts of bites occasionally occur when rats are kept as pets, and you're probably asking for trouble if you stick your hand inside a rat's cage, regardless how tame it seems. Rat bites can turn nasty or even life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), therefore they should be avoided when possible, although of of course rat bites are not always dangerous. "Rat bite fever", if it's left without treatment, has a 10% mortality rate.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever - A number of symptoms can be experienced by someone with "rat bite fever" (streptobacillary RBF) including:

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

In the unlikely circumstance that you ever get a rat bite, you'll have to carefully bathe the wounded area, put on a layer of antibiotic cream, and wrap it with a clean, sterile gauze or bandage. Even if it does not appear to be that major, you should make an appointment to see your GP or head straight to the nearest A&E department. If you have not been vaccinated against tetanus in the last five years or so, you should also get one of these.

Rats - Telltale Signs

If you've got suspicions you could have rats in your business or home, there are various ways by which you can find out. You could pay attention to gnawing in wood, cables and wires, especially in lofts, search for signs of footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, keep your eyes peeled for rat droppings, they're dark brown in colour and look much like large grains of rice, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirting boards, look out for tunnels or burrows close to solid objects, listen out for continual scratching noises coming from walls and lofts, particularly during the night.

In Conclusion

Home and business owners with a rat problem in Bishopbriggs are sometimes tempted to have a crack at resolving it for themselves. Therefore, if this happens to you, what should you do? There are a number of products currently available to help you to accomplish this and you will buy rat traps, rat poisons and other products in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in the Bishopbriggs area.

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Nevertheless, unless you know exactly what you are at, it is possibly far better to retain the services of an expert rat exterminator, who'll have remedied such problems hundreds of times previously, and will automatically know what the most effective solution is.

The novice's use of rat toxins will likely do more harm than good, seeing that you have to be extremely vigilant with them especially if pets and children are about. You would be much better off enlisting the assistance of an expert whenever you need rat control in Bishopbriggs.

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Rat Control Around Bishopbriggs: Households in Crinan Gardens, Pentland Drive, Smith Gardens, Rannoch Avenue, Colla Gardens, Muir Close, The Triangle Shopping Centre, Coltmuir Drive, Benarty Gardens, Abbotsford, Endrick Bank, Dalhousie Gardens, Ryan Road, Lumloch Court, Cadder Way, Dene Walk, Muirpark Drive, William Ure Place, Wester Cleddens Road, High Row, Miller Close, Carnoustie Crescent, Keir Hardie Court, Devon Gardens, Miller Gardens, Glendale Place, Teviot Avenue, Springburn Road, Bowmont Hill, have needed rat control services recently. Pest control was also carried out in the following Bishopbriggs area postcodes: G64 1PH, G64 1BA, G64 1BS, G64 1JQ, G64 1DE, G64 1NQ, G64 1GF, G22 7HL, G64 1DT, G64 1HY. Work was carried out in these locations by experts in pest control. Bishopbriggs homeowners benefited from reliable and top quality pest control services on each occasion.

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