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Brightlingsea Rat Catchers (CO7): Finding a rat in your garden or even inside your home could be quite a shocking thing to go through and while its not such a common occurrence in Brightlingsea these days, it is definitely not unusual. Rats tend to breed fairly quickly and are likely to cause problems, particularly when they're seen in numbers. Just one sighting of a lone rat won't be all that much of a concern, but if you're noticing them often you must seek help.

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There are two kinds of rat which you may encounter in Brightlingsea, black rats and brown (or common) rats. It is fairly unlikely that you'll ever see a black rat, and if you've seen a rat fairly recently it is likely to have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were common at one time and were blamed for the Great Plague, they're rather rare now, although where they do occur they have good hearing, are exceptional climbers, and the females can produce between twenty and one hundred offspring in a single year.

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The largest and heaviest of the 2 rat varieties is the brown at about nine inches, while the black only measures 5-7 inches long. To prevent their incisor teeth from getting too long, common brown rats need to keep gnawing at things, and that's why they're the cause of such a lot of damage and destruction. Woodwork is especially prone to their interest.

Rats may cause lots of problems in homes and businesses in Brightlingsea and they transmit disease, leave behind droppings, gnaw through insulation, wires, pipes and woodwork, and are basically problematic. Householders ought to report any sightings of rats to their local authority. You may also report rat and pest problems on the .gov website online HERE.

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You'll sometimes discover the presence of rats not in fact by physically seeing them, but by their announcing their activity by other means. Perhaps you could observe distinctive rat holes chewed into skirting boards or floorboards, you might detect droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you might stumble upon a rat's nest in some concealed location or you could hear scratching noises coming from a floor, loft or wall.

If you are going to have this problem tackled properly you should call in a specialist. You can either inform the local council or employ the services of a specialist Brightlingsea rat catcher or pest controller yourself. There aren't too many individuals these days who specialize just in issues with rats, you can also call them if you have a problem with a wasps nest in your loft space or perhaps moles digging up your lawn.

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Pest control and rat catching can be undertaken in Brightlingsea and also in: Alresford, Row Heath, Point Clear Bay, Abberton, Great Bentley, Weeley Heath, Little Clacton, Lee Over Sands, Thorrington, Rowhedge, St Osyth, Fingringhoe, and in these postcodes CO7 0JH, CO7 0JX, CO7 0PA, CO7 0HT, CO7 0DR, CO7 0AE, CO7 0NA, CO7 0BZ, CO7 0NY, CO7 0NR. Locally based Brightlingsea rat catchers will most likely have the telephone code 01206 and the postcode CO7.

Reporting Rat Sightings

Here is a bit more information on a subject that we talked about further up the page. Should you notice rats in a neighbours garden, in your own garden or in a public place its a good idea to inform the local authorities. Occasionally local councils offer a cost-free service for sorting out rats but charges are normally made for most other infestations for instance cockroaches, wasps and bed bugs. It is also very easy to report rat infestations using the .gov website which you can find HERE. Click HERE to organize your own rat catcher and get the matter tackled quickly.

Diseases Spread by Rats

The primary mode of transmission for the various diseases spread by rats to humans is through contact with their saliva, faeces and urine. Humans can be infected with diseases such as hantavirus, rat-bite fever, leptospirosis and salmonellosis through contact with rats.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can cause flu-like symptoms and even lead to kidney and liver failure. Hantavirus has the potential to cause a fatal respiratory illness. Rat-bite fever, which can cause rashes, fever and vomiting, can be transmitted through a rat bite or scratch due to a bacterial infection. Abdominal cramps, fever and diarrhea are all symptomatic of the bacterial infection salmonellosis.

Reducing the risk of disease transmission requires the prevention and control of rat infestations. The transmission of additional diseases, such as typhus and Lyme disease, can occur through fleas and ticks carried by rats. Rodent-proofing and proper sanitation are key components of effective rat control measures that can prevent and decrease the spread of these diseases and the risk of rat infestations.

Ultrasonic Pest Control

Ultrasonic pest control is the practice of repelling and deterring pests such as mice, rats, insects, and other creatures using high-frequency sound waves. To operate, the technology emits sound waves that are above the range of human hearing but can be heard by pests. Creating a disorienting and uncomfortable ambiance for pests, the sound waves hinder their ability to navigate and communicate with each other.

While ultrasonic pest control units are cheap and straightforward to use, their effectiveness is a subject of debate. Research into the effectiveness of these devices has produced inconsistent findings, with some indicating effective pest repulsion for certain pests while others showing no effect. Ultrasonic pest control's effectiveness can change based on factors such as the species of pest, treated area's dimensions, and environmental influences. Before making a decision, it is vital to weigh all options and seek the advice of a specialist, as with any pest control technique. While ultrasonic pest control can be a useful pest management tool, it should not be used as the sole method, and other techniques should also be implemented.... READ MORE.

Types of Rat

There are only 2 breeds of rat which you could come across in Brightlingsea, Essex or anywhere else in the UK for that matter. These are the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat

The brown rat (street rat, common rat, sewer rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)) is the most commonly seen rat in Britain and across Continental Europe (also North America). The colouring of this species ranges between grey and brown, it usually grows to around 4 to 9 inches (with an equivalent length of tail) with a weight of between 140 and 500g. It was named Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) because it was believed to have arrived in Great Britain by ship from Norway. It's nowadays considered to have originated from China or Central Asia. Brown rats have poor eyesight but excellent hearing, they dig burrows and climb effectively, they're omnivores but prefer cereals, the females will produce 5 litters of as many as 14 every year.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Also not native to Britain, the black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) first came to Europe from India. Understood to have spread at the time of the Roman Empire, this rat almost certainly reached Continental Europe and the United Kingdom via shipments of spice. Pretty scarce nowadays in the United Kingdom, the black rat was pretty much driven out by the more dominant brown rat. Weighing only 75-230g, the black rat grows to a length of around five to seven inches. Notorious for spreading disease black rats have been the cause of typhus, trichinosis, bubonic plague, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, listeria, salmonella, rat bite fever and tularemia.

What Attracts Rats?

In spite of their seemingly cute appearance, with their pointy faces, fur covered bodies and twitchy whiskers, mice and rats can be dangerous and aren't creatures that you want to be making a home in your house or garden in Brightlingsea. Rats and mice have been known to cause fires and other accidents in homes and business premises in Brightlingsea by nibbling through plastic, electric wires, insulation materials and skirting boards. Spreading the likes of typhus, trichinosis, bubonic plague, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, listeria, salmonella, rat bite fever and tularemia, rats and mice can cause more than 30 different kinds of disease. Amongst the things around your home and property that are attractive to rodents are:

  • FOOD - Food that is left discarded or lying around is one of the main attractions for mice and rats.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Remarkably pet waste and even piles of compost can be attractive to rats and mice - there are likely to be some tasty morsels hiding in there!
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can crawl through the smallest of holes, so be on the lookout for spaces around air vents, plumbing, crawl spaces and doors.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in an attic, garden shed or basement will be particularly attractive to mice and rats, especially if there is a source of food nearby.
  • TRASH/RUBBISH - Accumulations of trash and garden waste piled up on your property (especially in the garden) will unquestionably attract rats and mice.
  • WATER - Active rats and mice have to drink like any other living creature, which means that sources of water such as pet bowls, leaky pipes, birdbaths and seeping sprinkler systems are a big enticement for these pests.

General Pest Control in Brightlingsea

General pest control is an important service that includes a whole host of preventive and remedial measures aimed at managing and eradicating common pests in domestic, public and commercial spaces. It is an important part of maintaining the safety, comfort and health of individuals, protecting property, and ensuring the overall well-being of communities.

"General pest control" is the term used to refer to the control and management of various pests that can invade public areas, businesses and homes. These pests include a diverse range, including bedbugs, cockroaches, rodents like rats and mice and insects like ants, and other nuisance pests such as silverfish, spiders and flies.

Preventing pest infestations is at the core of general pest control. This is achieved through preemptive measures, like pest-proofing, maintaining cleanliness and regular inspections. Home and business owners in Brightlingsea can significantly reduce the risk of pest problems by addressing conditions that attract pests and identifying potential entry points, such as water sources or food debris. (90716 - General Pest Control Brightlingsea)

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Home and business owners with rat problems in Brightlingsea are sometimes tempted to have a crack at resolving it themselves. So, if this happens to you, what should you do? By looking in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in and around Brightlingsea, it's pretty easy to purchase rat poisons, rat traps and similar solutions. Retaining the services of a professional Brightlingsea rat exterminator would however be preferable, unless you know exactly what you're doing, seeing as the correct solution is not always the obvious one. In most situations the newcomer's use of rat poison isn't actually all that successful, and could even cause more problems than it solves - do you really want to take the chance of doing harm to your pets and children? If you have any doubts, bring in the professionals for your rat control needs in Brightlingsea.

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Brightlingsea rat catchers can generally help you with pest control for fleas, the installation of moth trapping pheromone stations, rat infestations, bird pest control Brightlingsea, rat prevention, electronic pest control, pest removal in Brightlingsea, wasp nest removal, rat baits, mouse pest control Brightlingsea, rodent control, dead bird removal, bed bug pest control Brightlingsea, emergency 24 hour pest control, anti-bird spike installation, environmental pest control Brightlingsea, residential pest control, spray & fogging treatments, commercial rat control Brightlingsea, preventive pest control Brightlingsea, wildlife management, powder treatments Brightlingsea, bird proofing, bed bug control, professional control of pests, commercial pest control Brightlingsea, mouse control, rat trapping in Brightlingsea, bird dropping clearance, domestic pest control and other pest control in Brightlingsea, Essex. These are just a handful of the duties that are accomplished by people specialising in pest control. Brightlingsea providers will keep you informed about their entire range of services.

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Also find: Alresford rat catchers, Weeley Heath rat catchers, Abberton rat catchers, Thorrington rat catchers, Rowhedge rat catchers, St Osyth rat catchers, Point Clear Bay rat catchers, Lee Over Sands rat catchers, Little Clacton rat catchers, Row Heath rat catchers, Fingringhoe rat catchers and more.

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(This pest control Brightlingsea article was written on 28-11-2023)