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Brotton Rat Catchers (TS12): While its not such a common problem in Brotton nowadays, folks can still have issues with rats from time to time. Spotting rats in your garden or inside your home isn't a pleasant thing to experience, and will be enough to cause some householders nightmares. Lone rats are unlikely to create much of an issue, but of course rats reproduce quickly and will begin to cause problems as they grow in numbers.

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There are 2 species of rat which you may run into in Brotton, brown (common) rats and black rats. It's rather improbable that you'll ever come across black rats, and if you've spotted a rat fairly recently chances are it will have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were at one time common and were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're quite scarce now, however when they are found they have an acute sense of hearing, are amazing climbers, and the females can give birth to between twenty and one hundred offspring in just one year.

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The longest of the two rat varieties is the brown rat at approximately 9", while the black only grows to between 5" and 7". Brown rats can cause problems because they must continually gnaw at stuff to stop their teeth from growing too long. They particularly like to gnaw at wood.

Rats spread disease, gnaw through woodwork, wires, pipes and insulation, leave behind droppings, and generally cause issues in businesses and households in Brotton. Homeowners should always report incidences of rats to their local authorities. Or even report sightings of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, which is forwarded to your local authority.

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It isn't only by appearance that you will be alerted to the presence of rats, their behaviour is oftentimes enough to enlighten you. Perhaps you might spot rat holes gnawed into floorboards or skirtings, you might start seeing droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you might stumble upon a rat's nest in some concealed location or you might hear scratching coming from a loft, wall or floor.

Unless you want to wait around for the local council to deal with your rat issues it's also possible to call in local Brotton rat catcher or pest controller who will be experienced in the field of pest removal. In centuries past, rat catchers were simply that, however currently they're generally known as pest control experts and won't just be capable of helping you sort out getting rid of rats but also removing moles, mice, cockroaches, ants, wasps and more.

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Rat Bites

Whilst not that common in Britain, rat bites do happen every now and then, and in some situations they can be dangerous. When cornered or threatened, rats can attack and bite, so if you come across one in a confined environment, it's best to leave it a clear exit route so it can easily escape.

You'd think that people would be cautious about placing their hand in a rat's cage, but as rats are frequently kept as pets, this is a rising cause of rat bites. Although rat bites are not dangerous in all cases, they can become infected or be fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). "Rat bite fever" (RBF), if left without treatment, can result in death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - The signs and symptoms of "rat bite fever" include:

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

If you're ever bitten by a rat you should immediately wash the wound with warm water, apply an antibiotic cream, and cover it with a clean bandage. Even if you do not feel it is that bad, you must have it looked at by your closest A&E unit, or book an emergency appointment to see your doctor or GP. Getting a tetanus vaccination is also wise, especially if it's more than five years since you've had one.

Checking for Rats

If you have an inkling you might have rats in your business or home, there are a number of ways by which it's possible to find out. You can check for gnawing in wires, cables and wood, particularly in lofts, look out for holes or burrows adjacent to solid surfaces, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirting boards and walls, keep an eye out for faeces, they are darkish brown and look like large grains of rice, try to find signs of footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, listen for constant scratching noises emanating from walls and attics, especially at nighttime.

Reporting Rats and Pests

We highlighted this topic previously, so here we will go into a bit more detail. If you discover rats in your own garden, in a public place or in a neighbours garden its a great idea to report it to the local council. Some councils will sort out issues with rats free of charge, but when you have other pest infestations like cockroaches, wasps and bed bugs they will very often charge. Rat infestations may also be reported on the .gov webpage HERE. To have things sorted immediately schedule a rat catcher HERE.

Mouse Problems Brotton

Although not as uncomfortable as seeing rats scuttling around house or garden, mice can be as much of a concern. Mice, just like rats, contaminate food, gnaw at stuff, leave droppings and breed rapidly. Precisely the same approaches are normally used to solve mouse problems in Brotton, basically trapping and poisoning are favoured. No matter whether you have got a problem with mice or rats, head right over to BARK and seek out a specialist Brotton pest controller to get it sorted.

What Attracts Rats?

Regardless of their seemingly cute look, with their twitchy whiskers, fur covered bodies and pointy faces, rats and mice can be dangerous and are definitely not animals that you want to be making a home in your house or garden in Brotton. By gnawing through skirting boards, plastic, insulation materials and electric wiring, mice and rats can cause electrical fires and other accidents. Spreading the likes of Weil's disease, rat bite fever, listeria, bubonic plague, typhus, tularemia, trichinosis, salmonella and toxoplasmosis, mice and rats can cause over thirty different types of disease. So, here are just a few of the things that are going to attract mice and rats to your garden or home:

  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Surprisingly pet waste and even piles of compost can be attractive to rodents - there are a few tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • FOOD - Food left lying around or discarded is one of the primary attractions for mice and rats.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in an attic, garden shed or cellar will be particularly attractive to rodents, especially if there's a food source close by.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can squeeze through the tiniest of holes and cracks, so look out for gaps around plumbing, crawl spaces, air vents and doorways.
  • TRASH/RUBBISH - Accumulations of garbage and garden waste heaped up on your property (especially in the garden) will surely attract mice and rats.
  • WATER - Active rats and mice have to drink like any other living creature, subsequently water sources such as pet water bowls, seeping sprinkler systems, birdbaths and leaky pipes are a big temptation for these unwelcome pests.


People with a rat problem in Brotton are sometimes tempted to have a crack at resolving it for themselves. So, if this happens to you, what should you do? Rat poisons, rat traps and other products are easily obtainable in hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in and around Brotton, so the things that you need can be easily bought.

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An experienced rat exterminator in Brotton is however the best person for the job, because removing rats is not always as straightforward as you might think.

Due to the dangers to children and pets, the novice's use of rat poison is not really advised, and is often not effective in any case. You'd be much better off enlisting the help of a professional when you're in need of rat control in Brotton. (Tags: Rat Exterminators Brotton, Rat Removal Brotton, Rat Control Brotton)

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(This pest control Brotton article was created on 28-11-2023)