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Bude Rat Catchers (EX23): Although its not all that commonplace nowadays, finding a rat in your house or garden in Bude is not really a nice thing to go through. One sighting of a rat should not be too much of a problem, but, if you spot the presence of rats more often or notice more than one you might be in for trouble because they breed so rapidly.

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There are actually 2 species of rat which you might come across in Bude, black rats and brown (common) rats. It's fairly unlikely that you will ever see a black rat, and if you have spotted a rat recently the chances are it'll have been the more common brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were once common and were to blame for the spread of the Great Plague, they're relatively scarce nowadays, however when they are seen they have an acute sense of hearing, are superb climbers, and the females can give birth to between 20 and 100 baby rats in just one year.

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The black rat at 5-7 inches, is a little smaller than the common brown rat, which reaches lengths of nearly 9 inches and weighs in at close to half a kilogram. To stop their incisors from getting too long, brown rats need to keep on chewing stuff, which is the reason they are responsible for so much damage and destruction. Their gnawing is usually concentrated on things made out of timber.

An infestation of rats will cause all sorts of problems for business and home owners throughout Bude, they leave droppings, gnaw through pipes, insulation, wires and woodwork, spread diseases, and build nests. The local council should be informed when there are frequent sightings of rats. Or otherwise post a report recording pest and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, to be passed onto the relevant local authorities.

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It's not always by sight alone that you will be alerted to the presence of rats, their habits are often quite enough to give warning. It's possible you could discover droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you could spot distinctive rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirting boards, you might come upon a rat's nest in some hidden location or you could hear noises coming from a wall, loft or floor.

If you are going to have this situation dealt with properly you must get a specialist. You can get in touch with your local authorities or use the services of a professional Bude pest controller or rat catcher for yourself. Way back in the past, rat catchers used to be precisely that, but these days they're generally termed pest control experts and won't only be willing to help you sort out getting rid of rats but also mice, wasps, cockroaches, moles, ants and more.

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Bude and also in nearby places like: Flexbury, Kings Hill, Holsworthy, Widemouth Bay, Stratton, Pyworthy, Chilsworthy, Launcells, Helebridge, Kilkhampton, Marhamchurch, Lower Upton, Bridgerule, Poughill, Lynstone, Bush, Penzance, Stibb, as well as in these postcodes EX23 8HF, EX23 8HZ, EX23 8DE, EX23 8AN, EX23 8LW, EX23 8LJ, EX23 8AY, EX23 8LU, EX23 8PR, EX23 8GX. Locally based Bude rat catchers will most likely have the telephone code 01288 and the postcode EX23. Checking this out can make sure that you access local pest control. Bude homeowners can benefit from these and various other related services.

Rat Prevention Bude

An effective way to prevent issues with rodents is not to attract them in the first place. Therefore, even if you don't presently have a problem with rats, deterring mice and rats should be extremely high on your list of priorities. Amongst the major causes of rat and rodent infestations is domestic rubbish littering gardens. You will do little else but attract rats if you supply them with both the place and materials to build nests. Also, you should refrain from providing them with easily accessible food by leaving food waste lying around and putting out bird seed feeders with grain that will just attract rats and mice.

Reporting Rat Sightings

This is a little more detail on a subject that we brought up before. The local authority Environmental Health Department is the place to report it should you see rats in a neighbours garden, in a public space or in your own garden. When it comes to rats this is quite often a free service, even though you will often be faced with a charge for some other pests such as cockroaches, wasps and bed bugs. Rat sightings may also be reported on the .gov website HERE. Click HERE to book a local rat catcher and get the matter sorted out quickly.

What Attracts Rats?

While some people in Bude may consider them quite cute with their twitching whiskers, pointy faces and fur covered bodies, mice and rats aren't animals that you want living in your house or garden, and can actually be dangerous to have around. Rats and mice can sometimes cause fires and other accidents in homes and business premises in Bude by gnawing through floorboards, electric cables, insulation materials and plastic. Spreading the likes of typhus, trichinosis, tularemia, rat bite fever, salmonella, listeria, toxoplasmosis, bubonic plague and Weil's disease, mice and rats can cause over thirty kinds of disease. So, listed below are just some of the things that will attract mice and rats to your garden or home:

  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can crawl through the tiniest of holes and cracks, so look out for spaces around piping, entrances, air vents and crawl spaces.
  • WATER - Busy little rats and mice have to drink, so sources of water such as leaking pipes, pet water bowls, birdbaths and seeping sprinkler systems are a big enticement for these unwelcome pests.
  • RUBBISH/TRASH - Accumulations of trash and garden rubbish stacked up on your property (especially in the garden) will obviously attract mice and rats.
  • FOOD - Food that's left lying around or discarded is one of the main attractions for rats and mice.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Incredibly compost heaps and even pet waste can be attractive to mice and rats - there are likely to be plenty of tasty titbits hiding in there!
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in an attic, garden shed or cellar will be particularly attractive to rodents, particularly if there is a food source close by.

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Whether you're intending to handle the rat situation by yourself or whether you're calling in the experts, one way to deal with rats is to use rat traps. These days there are various different types of rat traps to choose from, providing you with a range of capture options. Individuals who are loathe to think of animals of any kind harmed, will doubtless prefer the capture type of trap. If you look around you should find lots of different patterns such as: electronic rat traps, cage traps, spring loaded bait traps and enclosed poison traps.

Rat Burrows

Digging is a thing that all rats really like to do and it is at the side of solid structures and objects such as patios, garden sheds, walkways and garage foundations that they mainly prefer to dig. They excavate extensive burrow networks that provide them with a nesting place, shelter and food storage. A guaranteed sign of a rat burrow is often a hole with smooth sides by the side of a solid surface, where the movement of hairy creatures have polished the burrow entrance. The burrow entrances are typically 2" to 4" in diameter. A smart way to learn if rats are still living in the burrow is to toss a bit of rubbish into the entrance hole and see if it has been cleared away the next day.

Checking for Rats

When you have an idea you might have rats in your business or property, there are various ways in which you're able to tell. You can keep an eye out for faeces, they are darkish brown and look much like large grains of rice, listen out for scratching noises emanating from attics and walls, particularly during the night, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirtings and walls, be on the lookout for burrows or holes near to solid objects, check for gnawing in wires, cables and wood, especially in attics, try to find signs of footprints or tail trails in dusty areas.

Rat Bite Wounds

Whilst not all that common in the British Isles, bites from rats do happen every now and then, and in some circumstances they can be dangerous. When rats are threatened or feel cornered, they can bite people, therefore if you unfortunately find yourself in that situation, keep out of the way and leave a clear and easy exit route.

These sorts of bites have been known to occur where rats are kept as pets (which is happening quite frequently these days), and you're likely chancing it somewhat if you poke your hand into a rat's cage, regardless how tame it seems. Rat bites are not necessarily dangerous, but must be avoided if possible, and they can become infected or be life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever". If left untreated "rat bite fever" can result in death in 10% of cases.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever - "Rat bite fever" (streptobacillary RBF) can have various symptoms, including:

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

If you are ever bitten by a rat you should wash the wound promptly, apply an antibiotic cream, and cover with a clean plaster or bandage. Even if you don't feel it is that bad, you should have it looked at by your nearest A&E department, or book an emergency appointment to see your doctor or GP. Having a tetanus shot is also sensible, especially if it is more than five years since you've had one.

Molecatchers in Bude

Though not such a commonplace problem nowadays moles are occasionally tackled by rat catchers. Responsible for totally different problems to rats, moles are usually not quite so despised. Gardens and lawns are the chief things at risk of damage when you've got a mole situation. The sight of mounds of earth scattered all over a nicely trimmed lawn are clear evidence of mole activity. Using traps is by far the most humane and favourable solution to get rid of moles. (Tags: Mole Trapping Bude, Molecatchers Bude)


Having a rat problem in Bude is a situation that everyone fears, and when this happens to you, you might be tempted to try to solve it on your own. Rat traps, rat poisons and similar merchandise is available in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in the Bude area, so the stuff you need can easily be purchased.

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Contacting an expert Bude rat exterminator would however be a better idea, unless of course you know exactly what you're up to, seeing as the right solution isn't necessarily the obvious one.

Typically the novice's use of rat poison isn't actually all that beneficial, and may even make matters worse - do you really want to take the chance of harming your children and pets? If you've got any doubts, speak to the professionals for your rat control needs in Bude. (Tags: Rat Exterminators Bude, Rat Control Bude, Rat Removal Bude)

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Bude rat catchers can generally help with rat extermination in Bude, domestic pest control, dead animal removal, electronic pest control, rat pest control, commercial rat control in Bude, mole catching, the installation of moth pheromone stations, squirrel control, rat catching Bude, 24 hour emergency pest control Bude, bird proofing services Bude, pest control, anti-bird spike installation, commercial pest control, rodent control, rat deterrents, household pest control Bude, bird nest removal, cockroach control, powder treatments (for wasps nest) Bude, thermal imaging surveys, pest removal services, mouse control, wasp pest control in Bude, rat trapping in Bude, spray & fogging treatments in Bude, pigeon control, rat prevention, bed bug heat treatments and other pest control in Bude, Cornwall. Listed are just a handful of the tasks that are carried out by people specialising in pest control. Bude contractors will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of services.

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Also find: Poughill pest control, Marhamchurch pest control, Lower Upton pest control, Lynstone pest control, Penzance pest control, Launcells pest control, Flexbury pest control, Kings Hill pest control, Holsworthy pest control, Bush pest control, Stratton pest control, Widemouth Bay pest control, Kilkhampton pest control, Chilsworthy pest control, Helebridge pest control, Stibb pest control, Pyworthy pest control, Bridgerule rat catchers and more. Most of these towns and villages are catered for by local pest control. Bude residents can get pest control estimates by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Bude: In Agnes Close, Gorse Hollow, Belle Vue, Quarry Close, Cherrill Gardens, Poughill Mill, Hollabury Road, Arundel Terrace, Hawkers Court, Strand, Flexbury Park Court, Summerleaze Avenue, Tamar Close, Cameron Close, Bagbury Road, Box's Shop, Durston Road, Seawell Road, Fenten Close, Stratton Road, Silverton Close, Bulleid Way, Kings Hill Meadow, Swallow Close, Gurney Close, Casebourne Mews, Trebarfoote Close, Curlew Road, The Rowans, as well as these local Bude postcodes: EX23 8HF, EX23 8HZ, EX23 8DE, EX23 8AN, EX23 8LW, EX23 8LJ, EX23 8AY, EX23 8LU, EX23 8PR, EX23 8GX. people have just recently needed rat control services. These places recently saw activity by specialists in pest control. Bude householders received reliable and top quality pest control services in all cases.

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(This pest control Bude article was compiled by Steve Locke 06-06-2022)