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Bispham Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Bispham Rat Catchers (FY2): Even though its not such a common occurrence nowadays in Bispham, home owners still have troubles with rats on occasion. Seeing a rat in your property or garden isn't a great experience, and is enough to give some people nightmares. Individual rats should not create that much of a problem, but of course rats breed rapidly and may cause issues as soon as their numbers rise.

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Even though neither of the two rat species at present seen in Great Britain are natives of these islands, they have certainly become well established. The brown rat is especially commonplace whilst the black (ship) rat is not so much so nowadays. Both of these species escaped from Asia and made their way to Great Britain aboard ships.

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The largest of the 2 rat species is the common brown rat at approximately 9 inches, whilst the black only grows to between 5" and 7". Most of the damage and destruction attributable to brown rats is due to the fact that to keep their teeth from growing too long, they must continually gnaw stuff. Their interest is oftentimes concentrated on stuff that's made from timber.

Rats leave behind droppings, gnaw their way through woodwork, insulation, wires and pipes, transmit diseases, and basically cause a nuisance in homes and businesses in Bispham. Property owners need to report rat sightings to their relevant local authority. Or otherwise report incidences of rats and pests on the .gov website HERE, that will be passed onto your local authority.

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You won't actually need to observe rats to know of that they are there, since there are a number of revealing signs which will alert you to their activity. Its possible you could encounter distinctive rat holes chewed in skirtings or floorboards, you may notice droppings on floors or in cupboards, you might hear noises coming from a loft, wall or floor or you could find a rat's nest in some tucked away location.

If you do not wish to wait for environmental health to control this rat infestation you could choose to call in local Bispham pest controller or rat catcher who will be experienced in the field of pest removal. In the past, rat catchers were just that, but today they are called pest controllers and won't just be happy to help you tackle rat problems but also resolving problems with moles, cockroaches, mice, ants, wasps and many more.

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Bispham and also in nearby places like: Out Rawcliffe, Blackpool, Thornton-Cleveleys, Weeton, Staining, Fleetwood, Cleveleys, Knott End-on-Sea, Great Eccleston, Thornton, Singleton, Greenhaigh, Poulton-le-Fyde, Elswick, Hambleton, together with these postcodes FY5 1FF, FY5 1BN, FY5 1PU, FY5 1HL, FY5 1DN, FY5 1AB, FY5 1EY, FY5 1AL, FY5 1EH, FY5 1AP. Local Bispham pest controllers will probably have the telephone code 01253 and the postcode FY2. Verifying this should confirm that you access locally based pest control. Bispham homeowners can benefit from these and lots of other comparable services.

Reporting Rats and Pests

We touched on this previously, so here let's go into it a bit more. The local environmental health is where you should report it should you witness rats in a public area, in your own garden or in a neighbours garden. Some councils provide a cost-free service for dealing with rats but payment is usually needed for many other infestations for instance cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps. You can go to the .gov website HERE to report sightings of rats. You can obviously schedule your local rat catcher to come and handle the problem by clicking HERE.

Rats - Telltale Signs

If you've got suspicions that you could have rats in your business or home, there are various means by which you are able to tell. You can watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirting boards and walls, keep your eyes open for droppings, they look similar to large grains of rice and are darkish brown, hunt for signs of tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, look out for holes or burrows near to solid surfaces, listen closely for continual scratching noises emanating from walls and lofts, particularly at night, pay attention to gnawing in wood, wires and cables, particularly in lofts.

Problems With Mice in Bispham

Mice are often nearly as much of an issue as having rats, particularly when they get inside your house. While not so large, mice will still gnaw at things, contaminate foodstuffs, leave droppings and breed rapidly. The solutions to mouse problems in Bispham are much the same as the ones employed for rats ie poisoning and setting traps. Bispham rat catchers will also help you get rid of mouse infestations, so get on the phone or visit BARK and get the problem resolved.

Rat Bites

While, in the UK, bites from rats are not all that commonplace, they do occur on the odd occasion, and the consequences can be serious in some instances. If you encounter a rat in a confined area, it could attack and bite you if it is cornered or scared, so leave it a clear exit route and try to avoid it.

Some incidents of rat bites happen when rats are being kept as pets, and sticking your hand into a rat's cage could be asking for trouble. Although they aren't necessarily serious, rat bites can turn nasty or even life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), therefore they must be avoided where possible. "Rat bite fever" (RBF) can lead to death, and has has a 10% mortality rate, if left untreated.

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

  • Rashes
  • Vomiting
  • Swelling or Redness
  • Joint Pain
  • Headache
  • Muscle Pain
  • Fever

You should promptly wash the wound with warm water, if you are bitten by a rat, and apply an antibiotic ointment to the bite area, and finally cover it with a clean, sterile bandage. You should head to your nearest A&E department and get it checked out, even if you don't consider it to be that major, or at the very least make an appointment to see your doctor or GP. Having a tetanus vaccine is also advisable, especially if it is more than 5 years since you've had one.

Types of Rat

You're only likely to run into two types of rat in Bispham, Lancashire or anywhere in the United Kingdom. The Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The brown rat (sewer rat, common rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or street rat) is the most commonly seen rat in the United Kingdom and all over Continental Europe (also North America). The brown rat (it can often be grey in colour) is ordinarily four to nine inches in length (excluding the tail) and weighs in at 140 to 500 grams. It almost always lives wherever people are living. Although at one time considered to have originated from Norway (hence its name), it is now understood to have initially come from China/Central Asia. Brown rats climb effectively and dig burrows, they have good hearing but bad eyesight, the females can produce up to five litters each year, they feed on more or less anything (omnivores) but favour grains and cereals.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Originating in India the black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not a native of the British Isles or Europe. Most likely traveling in spice shipments at the time of the Roman Empire, the black rat consequently spread throughout Continental Europe. Quite rare now in the United Kingdom, the black rat was for the most part driven out by the more dominant brown (common) rat. Weighing just 75-230g, the black rat reaches a length of 5" to 7". Known to pass on trichinosis, listeria, salmonella, rat bite fever, bubonic plague, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, typhus and tularemia, black rats are prolific spreaders of pathogens and disease.


Having a rat problem in Bispham is something that everyone dreads, and when this happens to you, the temptation might be to try to solve it on your own. Rat poisons, rat traps and similar products are available in hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in the Bispham area, so the things you need can be easily purchased.

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Having said that, unless you know precisely what you are doing, it's probably advisable to engage an experienced rat exterminator, who will have handled this issue hundreds of times before, and will know exactly what the preferred solution is.

The novice's use of rat poison is likely to cause more problems than it solves, seeing that you've got to be incredibly vigilant with them especially when children and pets are around. You'd be much better off enlisting the assistance of a specialist whenever you need rat control in Bispham.

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Also find: Poulton-le-Fyde pest control, Out Rawcliffe pest control, Elswick pest control, Fleetwood pest control, Hambleton pest control, Singleton pest control, Weeton pest control, Great Eccleston pest control, Greenhaigh pest control, Knott End-on-Sea pest control, Thornton-Cleveleys pest control, Thornton pest control, Staining pest control, Cleveleys pest control, Blackpool rat catchers and more. All of these towns and villages are covered by professional pest control. Bispham home and business owners can get estimates by going here.

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(This pest control Bispham content was generated by S. N. Locke 06-06-2022)