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Bolsover Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Bolsover Rat Catchers (S44): Even while it isn't really a common occurrence nowadays in Bolsover, householders still have troubles with rats on occasion. Discovering a rat in your garden or inside your home is not a pleasant experience, and is sufficient to cause some homeowners the shakes. Individual rats are not likely to cause very much of a problem, but of course rats tend to breed rapidly and may cause problems when they grow in numbers.

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If you do discover rats in Bolsover, the probabilities are that they are going to be brown rats, though there are in fact 2 sorts of rat presently living in the UK; black (ship) rats and brown (or common) rats. As you may know black rats were the cause of the Great Plague of the 17th Century and at that time they were pretty common. Black rats are quite rare now and in fact neither variety is a native of the British Isles, both hailing from from Asia.

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The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5" to 7" long, is smaller than the brown variety, which attains lengths of up to about nine inches and weighs in at about half a kilogram. To stop their incisor teeth from growing too long, brown rats need to keep gnawing at stuff, which is the reason they are responsible for so much damage and destruction. Wood is especially vulnerable to their interest.

Rats may cause various kinds of issues in businesses and homes throughout Bolsover and they transmit disease, leave droppings, gnaw through pipes, insulation, woodwork and wires, and generally cause a nuisance. Sightings of rats should always be reported to the local council. Or click HERE to report pest and rat problems on the .gov dedicated webpage.

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You'll in some cases identify the existence of rats not actually by physically seeing them, but by their indicating their activity in other ways. Perhaps you may spot distinctive rat holes gnawed in skirting boards or floorboards, you may hear scratching coming from a floor, loft or wall, you might detect droppings on the floor or in cupboards or you might come upon a rat's nest hidden away.

If you don't wish to wait around for the local council to solve your rat issues you can also speak to a local Bolsover rat catcher or pest controller who'll be a specialist in the art of pest removal. There are not that many individuals these days who only specialize in rat catching, you are also able to give them a call if you've got moles causing damage to your lawn or maybe a wasp nest in your loft area.

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Pest control and rat catching can be undertaken in Bolsover and also nearby in: Shirebrook, Palterton, Scarcliffe, Duckmanton, Glapwell, Sutton Scarsdale, Elmton, Arkwright Town, Temple Normanton, Inkersall, Shuttlewood, Doe Lea, Heath, Holmewood, Hills Town, Langwith Junction, and in these postcodes S44 6BS, S44 6BB, S44 6SR, S44 6HP, S44 6RP, S44 6EU, S44 6NJ, S44 6JN, S44 6JR, S44 6EN. Locally based Bolsover pest controllers will most likely have the postcode S44 and the telephone code 01246 / 01623 / 01773 / 01909. Checking this can confirm you access locally based pest control. Bolsover homeowners will be able to benefit from these and various other similar services.

Rat Bite Wounds

Whilst they are not one of the most common injuries sustained by people in the United Kingdom, every now and again bites from rats certainly do happen, and the effects can sometimes be dangerous. Rats can bite humans when they feel cornered or pressured, so in a confined space it's wise to keep out of their way, or leave them an easy exit route.

Rat bites occasionally occur in houses where rats are being kept as pets, and poking your hand inside a rat's cage is definitely an action you should avoid. Rat bites can become infected or be life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever", therefore they should be avoided if possible, although of they are not of course always dangerous. If it's not treated appropriately "rat bite fever" can result in death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

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

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

In the unlikely circumstance that you are ever bitten by a rat, you'll need to bathe the wounded area, administer a coating of antibiotic cream, and cover it with a clean, sterile bandage or plaster. You must head to your nearest A&E and get it examined, even if you don't think that it is too bad, or at the very least book an appointment with your doctor or GP. Having a tetanus shot is also advised, particularly if it is more than 5 years since your last one.

Problems With Mice in Bolsover

Maybe thought by many to be not as traumatic as rats, seeing mice in your home can cause just as many problems. Just like rats, mice contaminate food, gnaw at stuff, leave droppings, breed quickly and are basically a pain. Also, like with rats, trapping and poisoning are the favourite strategies to dealing with mouse problems in Bolsover. Bolsover rat catchers will also be glad to help you solve mice infestations, so get on the phone or pay a visit to BARK to get the issue sorted.

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Discouraging rats and mice even before they appear is the simplest way of avoiding such issues. Therefore, even if you don't actually have a problem with rats, rat prevention ought to be right at the top of your priority list. Household waste littered around your garden is amongst the principal factors that cause rat and rodent infestations. Supplying both the materials and place to build nests will only attract them. If there is also plenty of food available the rats will be in paradise, so be warned that bird seed feeders attract rats, particularly when they are susceptible to spillages, and domestic household food scraps should also not be easily accessible.

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

With their furry bodies, twitchy whiskers and pointy faces, some people may find mice and rats to be cute, however they're definitely not the sort of animals that you want to have living in your house or garden in Bolsover, and can be more dangerous than you might expect. By gnawing through plastic, floorboards, electrical wiring and plasterboard, rats and mice can cause accidents and in particular electrical fires. Over 30 different sorts of disease can be spread by rats and mice including things like typhus, rat bite fever, Weil's disease, bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, listeria, tularemia and trichinosis. So, the following are just a few of the things that are going to attract rats and mice to your garden or home:

  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Incredibly heaps of compost and even pet waste can be attractive to mice and rats - there will be a few tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • FOOD - Food left discarded or lying around is perhaps the main attraction for rats and mice.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can crawl through the tiniest of cracks and holes, so look out for spaces around air vents, crawl spaces, doorways and piping.
  • WATER - Mice and rats have to drink, subsequently sources of water such as pet water bowls, leaking pipes, dripping sprinkler systems and birdbaths are a big attraction for these unwanted pests.
  • TRASH - Accumulations of junk and garden rubbish piled up on your property (particularly in the garden) will unquestionably attract mice and rats.
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in a shed, cellar or loft will be particularly attractive to rodents, particularly if there is a source of food nearby.


If you have rats living in your garden, the probabilities are that there will be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to burrow and they usually do this next to solid objects or structures such as garden shed bases, paths, garages and terraces. These are the locations to check if you think you have rats about. Perfect for food storage, shelter and nesting, burrows are dug into extensive networks which could even cause damage if not nipped in the bud. A guaranteed indication of a rat burrow is a smooth sided hole near to a solid structure, where the motion of hairy animals have polished and rubbed the burrow entrance. The entrances to burrows are commonly approximately two to four inches in diameter. Toss some debris into the entrance hole and check the next day to see if it's been cleared. This should show if rats are still present.

Spotting Rats

There are numerous ways that you can tell when you've got rats. If you've got suspicions that there might be rats in your business or property you could listen closely for scratching noises coming from walls and roofs, especially at night, keep an eye out for droppings, they're dark brown in colour and look much like large grains of rice, pay attention to gnaw marks in wood, wires and cables, especially in attics, look out for tunnels or burrows adjacent to solid surfaces, try to find footprints or tail trails in dusty areas, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirtings.

Rat Poisons

Putting down poison is perhaps one of the more horrible methods by which to remove rats and rodents. Rats die just a few days after consuming poisoned bait, usually wheat. A considerable population of rats can soon be killed by this approach so long as the poison is placed accurately. Lethal compounds which are utilized in making rat poison includes: brodifacoum, difenacoum or bromadioline. Dogs and cats may also be harmed by coming into contact with these rat poisons, so be cautious. Rat poison brands sold in the British Isles include: Propest, Rentokil, Roshield, Pest Expert, RatKil and Elixir Gardens.

In Conclusion

Homeowners with a rat problem in Bolsover are sometimes tempted to have a shot at resolving it themselves. Therefore, if this happens to you, what ought you to do? Rat poisons, rat traps and other similar merchandise is readily available in hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in and around Bolsover, so the items you need can be easily purchased.

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Even so, unless you are aware of precisely what you are doing, it's probably better to use an expert rat exterminator, who will have remedied such problems thousands of times before, and will know automatically what the most effective solution is.

Due to the risks to pets and children, the newcomer's use of rat poison isn't recommended, and is often not effective in any case. If you've any doubts, contact the professionals for your rat control needs in Bolsover.

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(This pest control Bolsover content was written by Steve Locke 06-06-2022)