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Burnham Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Burnham Rat Catchers (SL2): Although it isn't that commonplace at present, noticing a rat in your garden or property in Burnham isn't a nice experience. One sighting of a rat should not be too much of a cause for concern, but, if you spot the presence of rats more frequently or see multiple rats you might be heading for trouble because they breed so quickly.

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There are actually 2 types of rat which you might come across in Burnham, common (brown) rats and black rats. Its fairly unlikely that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you've seen a rat fairly recently its likely to have been the more commonplace brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were once common and were the cause of the Great Plague, they're fairly scarce now, though when they are seen they are superb climbers, have good hearing, and can produce between twenty and one hundred offspring every 12 months.

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The brown rat is bigger than the black rat weighing in at half a kilogram and reaching a length of nearly 9". Much of the damage caused by brown rats is down to the fact that to keep their incisors from growing too much, they must continually gnaw things. Their interest is oftentimes targeting objects made out of wood.

Rats can cause many problems in businesses and homes around Burnham and they transmit disease, gnaw through pipes, wires, insulation and woodwork, leave behind droppings, and generally cause a nuisance. The local council should really be notified whenever rats are spotted. Or otherwise post a report to record sightings of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, which is passed onto the relevant local authority.

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It is not always by sight alone that you'll become aware of the presence of rats, their actions are sometimes quite enough to enlighten you. Its possible you may uncover a rat's nest in some concealed location, you may start seeing droppings in cupboards or on floors, you may hear noises coming from a wall, loft or floor or you might observe distinctive rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirtings.

If you don't want to wait for environmental health to deal with this problem you could speak to a local Burnham pest controller or rat catcher who will be knowledgeable in the field of pest removal. In the world today rat catchers commonly come under the umbrella of pest management, and pest control providers not only deal with rats but additionally mice, fleas, cockroaches, moles, wasps, bedbugs and many more types of garden and domestic pests.

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Pest control and rat catching can be carried out in Burnham and also in nearby places like: Slough, Farnham Common, Burnham Beeches, Flackwell Heath, Cippenham, Wooburn Green, Hitcham, Lynch Hill, East Burnham, Britwell, Well End, Farnham Royal, Lent Rise, Hedsor, Taplow, as well as in these postcodes SL1 7EA, SL1 8BA, SL1 8ED, SL1 7DQ, SL1 7BL, SL1 6DT, SL1 8AD, SL1 7AT, SL1 8DF, SL1 7PW. Local Burnham pest controllers will probably have the postcode SL2 and the dialling code 01628. Checking this out will confirm that you are accessing locally based pest control. Burnham householders will be able to utilise these and various other related services.

Rat Bite Wounds

While, in the UK, rat bites are not that common, they certainly do happen periodically, and the consequences can be serious in some scenarios. If you encounter a rat in a confined area, it could attack and bite you if it is threatened or cornered, so leave the creature an easy exit route and try to stay out of it's way.

Some incidences of rat bites occur where rats are being kept as pets, and placing your hand into a rat's cage could be chancing it. Rat bites are not necessarily dangerous, though should be avoided when possible, and they can turn nasty or even fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). If it's left without treatment "rat bite fever" can cause death in 10% of cases.

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

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

If are bitten by a rat you should wash the wound promptly, apply an antibiotic cream, and cover with a clean bandage or gauze. You must make an emergency appointment with your GP, or head for the closest A&E, even if it does not appear to be that major. If you've not been vaccinated against tetanus in the last 5 years, you should also ask for of these too.

Rat Poisons

Laying poison is perhaps one of the more unpleasant methods by which to eradicate rat infestations. A rat will die several days after consuming a poison laced bait, commonly wheat. A considerable infestation of rats can be exterminated with this method so long as the poison bait is positioned correctly. Poisonous chemicals which are employed in making rat poisons include: difenacoum, brodifacoum or bromadioline. Rat poison doesn't only harm rats, cats and dogs are also vulnerable, consequently care should be taken. Brands of rat poison sold in the United Kingdom include: Elixir Gardens, Rentokil, RatKil, Pest Expert, Propest and Roshield.

To Summarise

Homeowners with a rat problem in Burnham are often tempted to have a crack at solving it for themselves. Therefore, if this happens to you, what should you do? There are a host of products that are currently available to help you to accomplish this and you will purchase rat traps, rat poisons and similar products in shops, hardware stores and supermarkets in the Burnham area.

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An experienced rat exterminator in Burnham is however the best person for the job, given that controlling rats isn't necessarily as straightforward as you may think.

Most often the novice's use of rat poisons is simply not that helpful, and may even make matters worse - would you really want to take the chance of doing harm to your children and pets? If in doubt, contact the professionals for rat control in Burnham. (Tags: Rat Exterminators Burnham, Rat Control Burnham, Rat Removal Burnham)

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Also find: Hedsor pest control, Flackwell Heath pest control, Well End pest control, Slough pest control, Britwell pest control, Wooburn Green pest control, East Burnham pest control, Burnham Beeches pest control, Lynch Hill pest control, Lent Rise pest control, Farnham Royal pest control, Cippenham pest control, Taplow pest control, Farnham Common pest control, Hitcham rat catchers and more. All of these places are served by professional pest control. Burnham property owners can get price quotes by going here.

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Rat Control Around Burnham: Some Burnham roads where rat issues have recently been resolved - Redwood, Wymers Close, Ashcroft Court, Rose Hill, Bayley Crescent, Pumpkin Hill, Tockley Road, Huntswood Lane, Huntercombe Spur, Bath Road, Maypole Road, Baldwin Road, Bowmans Close, Minton Rise, Sands Farm Drive, Crow Piece Lane, Lake End Road, Chalk Pit Lane, Cheveley Gardens, Parkgate, Winters Acre, Alvista Avenue, Pipers Close, Brickfield Lane, Lent Rise Road, Greenway, Dorney Hill South, Lord Mayors Drive, as well as these Burnham area postcodes: SL1 7EA, SL1 8BA, SL1 8ED, SL1 7DQ, SL1 7BL, SL1 6DT, SL1 8AD, SL1 7AT, SL1 8DF, SL1 7PW. These locations recently saw activity by experts in pest control. Burnham business and home owners were given competent and top quality pest control services in every case.

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(This pest control Burnham page was written by Stephen Locke 20-07-2022)