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Bottesford Rat Catchers (DN16): Despite the fact that it is not really a frequent problem in Bottesford nowadays, homeowners do have issues with rats from time to time. Spotting rats in your garden or inside your property is not a nice experience, and could be sufficient to cause some householders nightmares. Individual rats should not create very much of a problem, but of course rats tend to breed quickly and will start to cause problems when they grow in numbers.

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There are actually 2 sorts of rat which you might come across in Bottesford, common (brown) rats and black rats. Its fairly unlikely that you'll ever come across a black rat, and if you've stumbled upon a rat fairly recently it's likely to have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were once common and were the cause of the Great Plague, they're rather rare nowadays, though where they are seen they've got an acute sense of hearing, are excellent climbers, and can produce between 20 and 100 baby rats in a single year.

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The black rat at 5-7" long, is smaller than the brown, which grows to lengths of up to about nine inches and weighs in at around half a kilo. A lot of the damage attributable to brown rats is because to keep their incisors from growing too much, they have to continually gnaw on things. Their attention is often focused on items made out of timber.

Rats gnaw through woodwork, wires, insulation and pipes, transmit disease, leave behind droppings, and are typically troublesome in businesses and homes in and around Bottesford. Any regular sightings of rats ought to be reported to the local council. Or otherwise post a report recording sightings of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, which should be passed onto the relevant local authority.

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It is not only by appearance that you will become aware of the existence of rats, their behaviour is sometimes quite enough to give warning. Perhaps you might discover droppings on floors or in cupboards, you may come across distinctive rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirtings, you may stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away or you could hear scratching noises coming from a loft, floor or wall.

If you're going to have this issue dealt with effectively you'll want to speak to an expert. You can either contact your local environmental health department or bring in an expert Bottesford rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. In the world today rat catchers commonly come under the umbrella category of pest management, and pest control specialists don't only control rats but also wasps, fleas, bedbugs, cockroaches, moles, mice and a variety of other garden and household pests. (Tags: Ratcatchers Bottesford, Pest Control Bottesford )

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Rat catching and pest control can be undertaken in Bottesford and also in: Belton, Gunness, Scotton, Owston Ferry, Keadby, Ealand, Ashby, West Butterwick, Althorpe, Hibaldstow, Haxey, Broughton, Kirton in Lindsey, Scawby, Scunthorpe, Messingham, Scotter, Epworth, as well as in these postcodes DN16 3GF, DN16 3GE, DN16, DN16 3WD, DN16 3RP, DN16 3QW, DN17 2UE, DN16 3PS, DN16 3SL, DN16 3ND. Local Bottesford pest controllers will probably have the telephone code 01724 and the postcode DN16. Checking this out will confirm that you access local pest control. Bottesford home and business owners can benefit from these and lots of other similar services.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

Irrespective of their outwardly cute appearance, with their fur covered bodies, pointy faces and twitchy whiskers, mice and rats can be dangerous and are definitely not animals that you want to be living in your home or garden in Bottesford. By gnawing through electric wires, plastic, skirting boards and plasterboard, mice and rats can cause electrical fires and other accidents. Between them mice and rats can spread more than 30 forms of diseases including conditions like salmonella, trichinosis, listeria, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, bubonic plague, typhus, rat bite fever and tularemia. Among the different things that will definitely attract mice and rats to your home or garden are:

  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Incredibly piles of compost and even pet waste can attract rodents - there are plenty of tasty titbits hidden in there!
  • TRASH - Accumulations of garbage and garden waste stacked up on your property (especially in the garden) will unquestionably attract rodents.
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in a shed, cellar or loft will be particularly attractive to mice and rats, particularly if there is a source of food nearby.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can squeeze through the smallest of holes and cracks, so keep an eye out for gaps around doors, crawl spaces, plumbing and roof vents.
  • FOOD - Food left lying around or discarded is perhaps the main attraction for mice and rats.
  • WATER - Busy little rats and mice have to drink like any other living creature, consequently water sources like seeping sprinkler systems, leaky pipes, birdbaths and pet water bowls are a big attraction for these unwanted pests.

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Discouraging rats and mice before they even become a nuisance is certainly the best way of avoiding such problems. Subsequently, even if you do not actually have a problem with rats, rat prevention has to be extremely high on your priority list. Among the major causes of rat and mouse infestations is domestic household waste littering gardens. Supplying them with both the materials and place for nests will do nothing but encourage them. In addition, you should refrain from supplying easy food by leaving domestic scraps of food in your garden and putting bird feeders out with grain that is only likely to encourage rats.

Species of Rat

There are only 2 breeds of rat which you could encounter in Bottesford or anywhere else in the British Isles for that matter. The Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat

The brown rat (common rat, street rat, sewer rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)) is the most commonly found rat in the United Kingdom and all across Europe (also North America). This brown or grey coloured rat attains lengths of 4" to 9" (plus the tail) and weight about 140 to 500 grams. Nowadays thought to have originally come from Central Asia, this rat was at one time presumed to have spread from Norway (hence the name Rattus Norvegicus). Brown rats have bad eyesight but excellent hearing, they climb well and dig extensively, they are omnivores but favour grains and cereals, the females will give birth to 5 litters of up to Fourteen per year.

The Black Rat

Also not native to the UK, the black rat, ship rat or roof rat (Rattus Rattus) initially arrived in Europe from Southeast Asia (quite likely India). Possibly traveling in spice shipments in Roman times, the black rat consequently spread throughout Europe. Pretty rare now in Britain, this rat was for the most part replaced by the larger brown (common) rat. The black rat gets to a length of five to seven inches and weights of 75 to 230 grams. Well known for passing on diseases black rats are often responsible for salmonella, trichinosis, listeria, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, bubonic plague, typhus, rat bite fever and tularemia.

Rat Traps

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One of the ways that you can handle a rat issue is by using rat traps. There are various sorts of rat trap nowadays, some that actually exterminate rats and some which capture the rat for release later. The capture type are the perfect choice for folks who don't like to see animals harmed in any way whatsoever, even pests. Available types of rat traps include: electronic rat traps, enclosed poison traps, cage traps and spring loaded bait traps.

Rat Bite Wounds

Even though bites from rats aren't that common in the UK, they certainly do occur on the odd occasion and they can be serious in some circumstances. If you stumble upon a rat in a confined environment, it could attack and bite you if it feels threatened or cornered, therefore leave the creature a clear exit route and try to stay out of it's way.

These types of bites occasionally occur when rats are being 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. While they aren't necessarily dangerous, rat bites can become infected or be fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever", therefore they should be avoided wherever possible. "Rat bite fever" (RBF), if left untreated, can lead to death in 10% of cases.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever - Various signs and symptoms can be experienced by someone with "rat bite fever" including things like:

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

In the unlikely circumstance that you are ever bitten by a rat, you will need to carefully bathe the wounded area, apply a coating of antibiotic cream, and wrap it with a clean, sterile plaster or bandage. You must make an emergency appointment with your GP, or head straight to the closest A&E, even if it doesn't appear to be that severe. It is also advisable to get a tetanus vaccine, especially if you have not received one of these in the last five years.

Signs of Rats

There are a number of ways that you can tell when you've got rats. When you have some suspicions that there could be rats in your business or home you should keep an eye out for faeces, they look much like large grains of rice and are darkish brown, check for gnaw marks in wires, cables and wood, especially in attics, try to find signs of tail trails or footprints in dusty areas, look out for holes or burrows alongside solid objects, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirting boards, listen out for continual scratching noises emanating from walls and lofts, particularly at nighttime.

To Summarise

When you have a rat problem in Bottesford you could be tempted to try to take care of it yourself - and certainly lots of people in Bottesford do just that. There are an array of products offered to help you to accomplish this and you will buy rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products in supermarkets, shops and hardware stores in and around Bottesford.

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Calling in a specialist Bottesford rat exterminator would however be preferable, unless you know exactly what you're doing, given that the correct approach isn't necessarily the most obvious one.

Because of the risks to children and pets, the newcomer's use of rat poisons isn't advised, and it's not always effective in any case. You would be far better off enlisting the assistance of an expert whenever you need rat control in Bottesford.

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Also find: Owston Ferry pest control, Althorpe pest control, Messingham pest control, Epworth pest control, Hibaldstow pest control, Scunthorpe pest control, Scawby pest control, West Butterwick pest control, Scotter pest control, Ashby pest control, Keadby pest control, Gunness pest control, Broughton pest control, Haxey pest control, Scotton pest control, Ealand pest control, Belton pest control, Kirton in Lindsey rat catchers and more. Most of these towns and villages are serviced by local pest control. Bottesford home and property owners can get pest control quotes by clicking here.

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Latest Lincolnshire rat control client enquiries: Preston Campbell from Witham St Hughs, Lincolnshire needed a pest control company to tackle a rat problem in his drains. Kathryn Sneddon in Thurlby needed a pest controller to deal with some rats in her cottage. Tamara Friend needed a rat catcher to tackle a rat problem in her home in Stickney, Lincolnshire. Ricardo Wise needed a rat catcher to tackle a rat problem in his attic just outside Wyberton. Izabela Long needed a pest control specialist to get rid of some rats in her cavity walls close to Cherry Willingham. Danny Pryor in Bardney needed a rat catcher to tackle a rat problem in his garden shed. Harper-Rose Burke needed a pest control specialist to deal with some rats in her garage just outside Ulceby. Aniyah Poole in Potterhanworth needed a pest controller to resolve a rat problem in her roof space.

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Rat Control Around Bottesford: Homeowners who live in the following streets and areas have just recently inquired about rat control services - Hales Close, Chancel Road, Winchester Drive, Hillfoot Drive, The Rise, Pippin Drive, Grammar School Walk, Waddington Drive, St Andrews Avenue, Harrow Gardens, Dolman Crescent, Dunnock Close, Cavendish Road, Girton Close, Alberta Crescent, Croft Lane, Valley View Drive, Nuffield Close, Fir Close, Eton Drive, Merryweather Court, Mason Drive, Charterhouse Drive, Rossall Close, Mountbatten Close, Ottawa Road, Knight's Court, Bramley Crescent, as well as these Bottesford area postcodes: DN16 3GF, DN16 3GE, DN16, DN16 3WD, DN16 3RP, DN16 3QW, DN17 2UE, DN16 3PS, DN16 3SL, DN16 3ND. Work was carried out in these places by specialists in pest control. Bottesford residents enjoyed the benefits of trusted and dependable pest control services in every case.

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