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Bourne Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Bourne Rat Catchers (PE10): Although its not so commonplace nowadays, noticing a rat in your garden or even inside your house in Bourne is not a pleasing thing to experience. One single rat sighting shouldn't be that much of a cause for concern, but, if you notice rats more often or spot several rats you could soon be heading for trouble because they breed so rapidly.

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Despite the fact that neither of the two breeds of rat at present found in the UK are natives of these shores, they have clearly thrived since they arrived here. The brown rat is particularly widespread whilst the black (ship) rat isn't so much nowadays. Both of these breeds originated from Asia and arrived in Great Britain on boats.

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The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5-7 inches, is not as big as the brown rat, which attains a length of nearly 9" and weighs in at about 500g. Much of the damage attributable to brown rats is down to the fact that to keep their teeth from getting too much, they must constantly gnaw stuff. Rats especially like to gnaw at timber.

Rat infestations lead to a variety of problems for home or business owners in and around Bourne, they will leave droppings, gnaw their way through wires, insulation, woodwork and pipes, transmit diseases, and build nests. Incidences of rats need to be reported to the local authority. Or otherwise head HERE to report pest and rat sightings on the .gov dedicated webpage.

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You will in some cases identify the presence of rats not by in fact physically seeing them, but by their indicating their activity in other ways. It's possible you could observe distinctive rat holes gnawed into floorboards or skirtings, you may notice droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you might hear scratching coming from a floor, loft or wall or you could stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away.

In order to have this problem remedied correctly you'll want to contact a professional. You could either get in contact with your local authorities or get hold of a specialist Bourne pest controller or rat catcher yourself. Long ago, rat catchers were exactly that, however presently they tend to be termed pest controllers and won't solely be able to help you sort out rat problems but also solving problems with cockroaches, moles, wasps, mice, ants and many more.

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Bourne and also in: Thurlby, Little Bytham, Deeping St Nicholas, Pode Hole, Swinstead, Morton, Edenham, Rippingale, Dyke, Haconby, Langtoft, Baston, Hanthorpe, Eastgate, Carlby, and in these postcodes PE10 9AG, PE10 0GA, PE10 9AY, PE10 1DH, PE10 0QS, PE10 9DY, PE10 9BU, PE10 2AF, PE10 0FJ, and PE10 9AA. Locally based Bourne pest controllers will probably have the postcode PE10 and the dialling code 01778.

Molecatchers in Bourne

Rat catchers in Bourne are also often called on to manage another similar type of pest, ie moles. Certainly not such disliked creatures, moles cause completely different issues than rats. The main problem with moles is they cause considerable damage to your garden, and in particular lawns. Neatly manicured lawns ruined by unsightly mounds of freshly dug earth are sure signs of activity by moles. Moles are often captured in traps and re-released someplace else, if you prefer a humane solution.

Types of Rat

You're only going to encounter 2 sorts of rat in Bourne, Lincolnshire or anyplace in the United Kingdom. The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus) and the Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), street rat, common rat or sewer rat) is the most frequently found rat in the United Kingdom and all across Europe (also North America). This brown or grey coloured creature attains lengths of four to nine inches (plus the tail) and weight approximately 140-500g. Nowadays known to have originally come from Central Asia, this rat was once assumed to have spread from Norway (hence its name). Brown rats are omnivores (eat any foodstuffs) although they prefer to eat grains and cereals, they have an acute sense of hearing but poor eyesight, the female rats reach sexual maturity in only five weeks and can give birth to five litters per year (with up to 14 in each), they burrow a lot and climb well.

The Black Rat

Also not native to Great Britain, the black rat, ship rat or roof rat first came to Europe from Southeast Asia (India). Probably traveling in spice shipments in Roman times, the black rat subsequently spread throughout Continental Europe. Quite rare nowadays in Britain, this rat was for the most part driven out by the more dominant brown (common) rat. The black rat attains a length of 5-7 inches a weight of 75g to 230g. Renowned for causing diseases black rats are often accountable for listeria, tularemia, salmonella, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, Weil's disease, typhus, bubonic plague and rat bite fever.

Rat Prevention Bourne

The simplest way to prevent problems with rats and mice is to discourage them from the beginning. For this reason, rat prevention has to be something to consider even though you do not have a rat problem at this time. Amongst the primary reasons behind rat and rodent infestations is household rubbish littering gardens. You will do nothing but encourage rats if you give them both the materials and location to build nests. When there is also loads of food on offer these rats will be in heaven, so be warned that traditional bird seed feeders often attract rats, especially when they are susceptible to spilling over, and domestic household food scraps should never be accessible.

Rat Bites

Although not that commonplace in Great Britain, rat bites do happen from time to time, and in certain situations they can have serious consequences. When scared or cornered, rats can attack and bite humans, thus if you encounter one in a confined environment, it's advisable to leave the creature an exit route so that it can escape.

Rat bites occasionally occur in properties where rats are being kept as pets, and shoving your hand inside a rat's cage is certainly something to be wary of. Rat bites aren't always serious, but should be avoided wherever possible, and they can become infected or be fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). If it isn't treated rapidly "rat bite fever" can cause death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

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

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

If you get bitten by a rat you should wash the affected area promptly, apply an antibiotic ointment, and cover it with a clean plaster or bandage. You should head for your nearest A&E and get it examined, even if you don't think that it is too serious, or at the minimum book an appointment to see your doctor or GP. If it is more than five years since you had your last tetanus shot, you must get one of these done as well, since rat bites can become a cause of infection.

Mouse Problems Bourne

Mice could be just as much of a concern as rats, in particular when they get inside your house. Mice, like rats, breed rapidly, gnaw at stuff, leave droppings and contaminate foodstuffs. Also, like with rats, poisoning and setting traps are the preferred techniques for resolving mouse infestations in Bourne. Bourne rat catchers will also be ready to help you get rid of mouse infestations, so get in touch with one or go to BARK to get the issue resolved.

Rat Poisons

Putting down poison is one of the more nasty methods by which to eradicate rats and rodents. Rats will die just a few days after consuming a poisoned bait, typically wheat. When placed in the optimal spot within a rat infested area, the poison can pretty quickly kill a large number of rats. Usually bromadioline, brodifacoum or difenacoum are the poisons used. Be very careful to keep this out of reach of cats and dogs. Brands of rat poison made in Great Britain include the likes of: Elixir Gardens, Pest Expert, Rentokil, RatKil, Propest and Roshield. (Tags: Rat Poison Bourne, Rat Poisons Bourne)


When you've got a rat problem in Bourne you could be tempted to try to resolve it on your own - and naturally many property owners in Bourne do choose that course of action. Rat poisons, rat traps and similar products are available in hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in and around Bourne, so the things that you need can easily be bought.

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Having said that, unless you are aware of precisely what you're at, it's possibly better to hire an experienced rat exterminator, who'll have dealt with such problems hundreds of times previously, and will know exactly what the most effective solution is.

The novice's use of rat toxins is likely to do more harm than good, because you must be incredibly vigilant with them especially when children and pets are likely to come into contact with them. If you have any doubts, get in touch with the professionals for rat control needs in Bourne. (Tags: Rat Control Bourne, Rat Exterminator Bourne, Rat Removal Bourne)

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Also find: Rippingale rat catchers, Morton rat catchers, Eastgate rat catchers, Carlby rat catchers, Baston rat catchers, Edenham rat catchers, Haconby rat catchers, Deeping St Nicholas rat catchers, Pode Hole rat catchers, Thurlby rat catchers, Little Bytham rat catchers, Swinstead rat catchers, Hanthorpe rat catchers, Dyke rat catchers, Langtoft rat catchers and more. There are companies who do pest control in practically all of these villages and towns. Ensuring effective and efficient rat problem resolution, these versatile professionals bring a wealth of know-how and expertise. Regardless of whether you're facing a widespread infestation or a single rat, the skills and tools of these pest control experts ensure a prompt resolution. Local home and property owners can get pest control quotations by going here.

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(This pest control Bourne page was written on 18-06-2024)