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Bonnybridge Rat Catchers (FK4): Although it isn't such a frequent occurrence nowadays in Bonnybridge, homeowners do have issues with rats once in a while. Discovering a rat in your garden or inside your house is not a great thing to experience, and is sufficient to cause some property owners the shivers. Single rats are unlikely to create that much of a problem, however rats tend to reproduce rapidly and may begin to cause problems when they grow in numbers.

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If you do spot rats in Bonnybridge, the probability is that they'll be brown rats, though there are in fact two types of rat presently found in Great Britain; black (ship) rats and brown (common) rats. As you may perhaps know ship rats were responsible for the Great Plague (17th C) and at that time they were pretty common. Black rats are relatively rare nowadays and in fact neither type is native to the United Kingdom, both of them originally from from Asia.

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The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5-7" long, is not as big as the common brown rat, which reaches lengths of nearly nine inches and weighs around half a kilogram. Much of the damage caused by brown rats is because to keep their incisors from getting too long, they must constantly chew on things. Their gnawing is oftentimes concentrated on objects that is made from timber.

Rats leave droppings, gnaw their way through woodwork, wires, insulation and pipes, transmit disease, and generally cause problems in homes and businesses in Bonnybridge. Homeowners must report any sightings of rats to their relevant local authorities. You can also report rat problems on the .gov website HERE.

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You may not need to actually see rats to confirm their existence, because there are numerous signs which will alert you to their presence. Perhaps you could hear scratching coming from a wall, loft or floor, you could come across rat holes chewed in skirting boards or floorboards, you could detect droppings on floors or in cupboards or you may stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere.

If you do not want to wait around for the local council to manage your rat problem you can also bring in local Bonnybridge pest controller or rat catcher who'll be skilled in the world of pest removal. There are no longer a lot of folks these days who only specialize in rat problems, you can also contact them if you've got a problem with a wasps nest in your walls or even moles in your lawn. (Tags: Pest Control Bonnybridge, Ratcatchers Bonnybridge )

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Pest control and rat catching can be carried out in Bonnybridge and also nearby in: Wardpark East, Kildrum, Larbert, Castlecary, Carrickstone, Banknock, Banton, Stoneywood, Wardpark South, Camelon, High Bonnybridge, Abronhill, Denny, Falkirk, as well as in these postcodes FK4 1DR, FK4 1DP, FK4 1ES, FK4 2FD, FK4 1PX, FK4 1BZ, FK4 2AN, FK4 2FJ, FK4 1DA, FK4 1LT. Locally based Bonnybridge rat catchers will likely have the telephone code Dialling code 01324 and the postcode FK4. Verifying this should ensure that you are accessing local pest control. Bonnybridge home and business owners are able to benefit from these and numerous other pest related services.

Rat Bites

Although, in the UK, bites from rats are not all that commonplace, they certainly do happen periodically, and the implications can be serious in some circumstances. When rats are scared or feel cornered, they can attack and bite humans, thus should you unfortunately find yourself in that situation, stay out of the way and leave an easy exit route.

These kinds of bites have been known to occur where rats are kept as pets, and you could be chancing it somewhat if you shove your hand in a rat's cage, no matter how tame it is. Rat bites aren't necessarily serious, but should be avoided when possible, and they can become infected or be life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever". "Rat bite fever", if it is left without treatment, can lead to death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

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

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

If you're unlucky enough to receive a rat bite, carefully wash the wound in warm water, put on some antibiotic ointment, and cover the affected area with a bandage. Even if you do not feel that it is too serious, you should have it looked at by your nearest hospital A&E unit, or make an emergency appointment to see your GP or doctor. It's also recommended that you get a tetanus shot, in particular if you have not received one of these in the last five years.

Rat Burrows

If you've got rats running around the garden, the probability is that there'll be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to dig burrows and they often dig them next to solid structures and objects such as garage foundations, terraces, pathways and garden sheds. These are the spots to look if you think you have rats nesting there. Providing shelter, a nesting place and food storage, rat burrows are excavated into substantial systems that could even cause damage if not nipped in the bud. A guaranteed indication of a rat burrow is a hole with smooth sides next to a solid structure, where the movement of furry critters have polished the entrance. The entrance holes to rat burrows are commonly two to four inches across. A great way to ascertain if rats still live in that specific burrow is to throw a bit of stuff into the hole and check if it has been removed the following day.

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One strategy that you could use to take care of rat problems is to use rat traps. Rat traps can be designed to actually kill rats or to humanely imprison a rat for later release. If you are against doing harm to animals, maybe the capture rat trap will be the appropriate solution. Rat traps can be found in all size and shapes and include the likes of: electronic rat traps, spring loaded bait traps, enclosed poison traps and cage traps.

Kinds of Rat

You'll only ever encounter two species of rat in Bonnybridge, Scotland and anywhere in the British Isles. They're the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat

The most prevalent rat found in the UK, and in fact the remainder of Europe, is the brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), street rat, sewer rat or common rat). The brown rat (it can often be grey in colour) is generally 4 to 9 inches in length (without the tail) and weighs about 140 to 500 grams. It is usually found wherever people live. This rodent was named Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) since it was believed to have spread to Great Britain by boat from Norway. The brown rat is now considered to have originated from Central Asia/China. Brown rats are omnivores (consume just about anything) although their favourite is grains and cereals, they have bad eyesight but an acute sense of hearing, the females reach sexual maturity in about five weeks and are able to produce five litters every year (with as many as 14 young in each), they climb effectively and dig extensively.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Also not a native species of the British Isles, the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat first came to Europe from India and Southeast Asia. It is thought to have spread to Europe during the time of the Roman Empire, most likely traveling in shipments of spices. Once prevalent in Britain, this rat disappeared as the brown rat took over. Weighing only 75-230g, the black rat reaches a length of five to seven inches. Black rats have a reputation for spreading numerous diseases, especially salmonella, bubonic plague, typhus, listeria, rat bite fever, tularemia, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis and trichinosis.

Rat Poison

Using poison is perhaps one of the more horrible ways to get rid of rats. This is achieved by carefully positioning a poisoned bait, that's subsequently ingested by the rat causing its death within a few days. When its placed in a suitable position in a rat infested area, the poison can fairly quickly exterminate a large number of rats. One or more of 3 primary compounds that are used in making rat poison are: brodifacoum, difenacoum or bromadioline. Cats and dogs could also be killed by eating rat poisons, so take care. Well known brands of rat poison sold in Bonnybridge include the likes of: Propest, Pest Expert, Elixir Gardens, Roshield, RatKil and Rentokil. (Tags: Rat Poison Bonnybridge, Rat Poisons Bonnybridge)

Reporting Rats and Pests

We mentioned this before, so now we will go into it a bit more. The Environmental Health is where you should report it if you witness rats in a neighbours garden, in your own garden or in a public place. Occasionally local councils will sort out problems with rats cost-free, but when you've got other infestations such as cockroaches, wasps and bed bugs they will generally require payment. Sightings of rats can also be reported on the .gov webpage HERE. Click HERE to organize your own rat catcher and get the issue sorted out promptly.


When you have a problem with rats in Bonnybridge you might be tempted to try to solve it on your own - and of course countless homeowners in Bonnybridge do just that. Rat traps, rat poisons and other merchandise is readily available in supermarkets, shops and hardware stores in the Bonnybridge area, so the things that you need can be easily acquired.

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Bringing in a professional Bonnybridge rat exterminator would however be a better idea, unless you know exactly what you're doing, seeing as the right approach is not always the most obvious one.

Because of the risks to children and pets, the novice's use of rat poisons isn't normally encouraged, and it isn't always beneficial in any case. You would be far better off enlisting the assistance of a professional when you need rat control in Bonnybridge.

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