Pest Control Calstock

Calstock Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Calstock Rat Catchers (PL18): Even though it's not so common at present, observing rats in your garden or house in Calstock just isn't a pleasant thing to experience. Just one rat sighting shouldn't be too much of an issue, however, if you spot the presence of rats more often or see multiple rats you could potentially be heading for trouble as they breed so quickly.

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There are two sorts of rat that you may spot in Calstock, black rats and brown (or common) rats. Its pretty improbable that you'll ever come across a black rat, and if you've stumbled upon a rat fairly recently the chances are it'll have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were common at one time and were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are fairly scarce now, however when they are found they've got an acute sense of hearing, are amazing climbers, and can produce between 20 and 100 offspring each year.

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The black rat at 5" to 7" long, is a little smaller than the brown variety, which attains a length of up to about 9" and weighs around half a kilogram. Much of the damage and destruction attributable to brown rats is due to the fact that to keep their incisors from growing too much, they must constantly gnaw things. Their gnawing is usually focused on stuff made of timber.

Rats leave droppings, gnaw through pipes, woodwork, wires and insulation, transmit disease, and are basically problematic in homes and business premises in and around Calstock. Sightings of rats should be reported to the local authority. Or post a report recording pest and rat problems on the .gov website HERE, that will be forwarded to the relevant local authority.

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It isn't invariably by appearance alone that you'll become aware of the existence of rats, their behaviour is oftentimes enough to enlighten you. Perhaps you may observe rat holes chewed into skirtings or floorboards, you may start seeing droppings in cupboards or on floors, you may hear scratching coming from a floor, wall or loft or you may find a rat's nest in some concealed location.

If you don't wish to wait for the local environmental health authority to handle this problem you might decide to get in touch with local Calstock rat catcher or pest controller who will be skilled in the area of pest removal. Nowadays rat catchers usually come under the category of pest management, and pest control services not only deal with rats but also mice, wasps, bedbugs, cockroaches, fleas, moles and a variety of other garden and household pests.

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Pest control and rat catching can be undertaken in Calstock and also in: Bere Alston, Gunnislake, Weir Quay, Harewood, Morwell, Albaston, St Mellion, Cotts, Holes Hole, Burraton, Morwellham, St Anns Chapel, Dominick, Gulworthy, Bohetherick, as well as in these postcodes PL18 9RG, PL18 9RS, PL18 9RY, PL18 9QX, PL18 9QJ, PL18 9QW, PL18 9RB, PL18 9SA, PL18 9RH, PL18 9QQ. Local Calstock pest controllers will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01822 and the postcode PL18. Verifying this should ensure you're accessing locally based pest control. Calstock property owners will be able to benefit from these and various other related services.

Rat Poisons

Laying poison is perhaps one of the more distasteful ways to eliminate rats and rodents. A rat dies just a few days after ingesting a poison laced bait, normally wheat. The location of the poison is crucial and will likely be responsible for the success or failure of this procedure. Toxic ingredients which are utilized in making rat poisons include: bromadioline, brodifacoum or difenacoum. Rat poison does not just harm rats, dogs, cats and other pets are also at risk, therefore extreme care must be taken in using it. Brands of rat poison sold in the United Kingdom include: RatKil, Elixir Gardens, Rentokil, Roshield, Propest and Pest Expert.

Rat Bite Wounds

Although not that commonplace in the United Kingdom, rat bites do occur every once in a while, and in some instances they can have serious consequences. When pressured or cornered, rats can attack and bite, thus when you stumble upon one one in a confined area, it's advisable to leave an exit route so it can easily escape.

These types of bites occasionally occur where rats are kept as pets (which is happening quite frequently these days), and you're likely to be asking for trouble if you shove your hand inside a rat's cage, no matter how tame it is. Rat bites can turn nasty or even fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever", consequently they should be avoided where possible, although of of course they are not always dangerous. If it is not treated swiftly "rat bite fever" can cause death in 10% of cases.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - Various symptoms and signs can be suffered by someone with "rat bite fever" (streptobacillary RBF) including:

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

If you are unfortunate enough to get bitten by a rat, carefully wash the wound, apply some antibiotic cream, and cover the affected area with a bandage. You must make an emergency appointment with your GP, or head for the nearest hospital A&E unit, even if it doesn't seem that serious. If you've not had a tetanus shot in the last five years or so, it would be advisable to get one of these too - an A&E nurse will probably do this as routine.

Problems With Mice in Calstock

While not quite as traumatic as discovering rats in your house or garden, having mice may be as much of a problem. While a lot smaller, mice still contaminate foodstuffs, gnaw at stuff, breed rapidly and leave droppings. Also, much like rats, setting traps and poisoning are the favoured techniques for dealing with mouse problems in Calstock. Calstock rat catchers will also assist you with mouse infestations, so get in touch with one or go to BARK and get the problem sorted.

Species of Rat

There are only 2 species of rat which you may come across in Calstock or any place else in the British Isles for that matter. The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The brown rat (common rat, street rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or sewer rat) is the most frequently seen rat in the British Isles and across Europe (also North America). The colouring of this rodent of the family Muridae varies between grey and brown, it grows to about 4" to 9" (and an equivalent length tail) and has a weight of between 140 and 500 grammes. This rodent was given its name Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) because it was assumed to have arrived in Great Britain by boat from Norway. It's nowadays understood to have originated in Central Asia/China. Brown rats climb well and dig a lot, they have poor eyesight but excellent hearing, the females can give birth to 5 litters per year, they will eat more or less anything (omnivorous) but prefer cereals and grains.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Originating from India and Southeast Asia the black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not a native species of Britain or Europe. It's thought to have spread to Europe during the time of the Roman Empire, probably hidden in spice shipments. The black rat was once widespread in Britain but was typically driven out by the brown rat and is now not often seen. Weighing just 75 to 230 grams, the black rat reaches a length of 5" to 7". Black rats are known to spread many diseases, in particular salmonella, Weil's disease, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, bubonic plague, tularemia, rat bite fever, listeria and typhus.

Reporting Rats

Here's more detail on a topic we outlined earlier. The local authority Environmental Health Department is the place to report it if you discover rats in a public area, in a neighbours garden or in your own garden. Occasionally local councils will deal with rats at no cost, but if you've got other pest infestations for instance wasps, cockroaches and bed bugs they will quite often charge you. You can go to the .gov webpage HERE to report rats. You're obviously able to arrange your local rat catcher to come over and handle the issue by clicking HERE.

Rat Traps Calstock

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Rat traps are amongst the most reliable strategies for dealing with a rat infestation, whether you are taking care of it yourself or bringing the professionals in. These days there are various different types of rat traps to choose from, providing you with a range of capture options. The capture style are the perfect choice for people who detest to think of animals being harmed in any way, even vermin. If you check around you'll get lots of varying patterns such as: enclosed poison traps, spring loaded bait traps, electronic rat traps and cage traps.

To Summarise

Having a rat problem in Calstock is something that most of us dread, and when you find yourself in this scenario, you may be tempted to try to resolve it on your own. There are a number of products available to help you accomplish this and you'll find rat poisons, rat traps and similar products in hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in the Calstock area.

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Retaining the services of an experienced Calstock rat exterminator would however be a better idea, unless of course you know precisely what you're up to, since the correct strategy is not always the obvious one.

Because of the dangers to pets and children, the newcomer's use of rat poison is not generally recommended, and it's not always effective in any case. If you know what is best for you, always bring in a specialist rat control service in Calstock for a solution to your rat problems.

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Also find: Gulworthy pest control, Morwell pest control, Dominick pest control, Cotts pest control, Gunnislake pest control, Albaston pest control, Bere Alston pest control, Burraton pest control, St Anns Chapel pest control, St Mellion pest control, Bohetherick pest control, Holes Hole pest control, Weir Quay pest control, Morwellham pest control, Harewood rat catchers and more. All these locations are catered for by professional pest control. Calstock business and home owners can get estimates by going here.

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Calstock rat catchers will likely help you with wasp pest control, household pest control, 24 hour emergency pest control, wildlife management, squirrel pest control, rat trapping, mice pest control, pest removal services Calstock, bird nest clearing, the removal of contaminated loft insulation, rat baits, ingress pest solutions in Calstock, rat infestations, domestic rat control Calstock, rat removal services, dead bird removal Calstock, pest control services, powder treatments, wasp nest removal in Calstock, bed bug control, rat extermination, mole catching, pest netting, commercial rat control, mouse control, commercial pest control in Calstock, residential pest control, rodent control in Calstock, bird pest control Calstock, bird dropping clearance and other pest control in Calstock, Cornwall. Listed are just an example of the activities that are accomplished by those specialising in pest control. Calstock contractors will inform you of their entire range of pest control services.

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Rat Control Around Calstock: Some Calstock streets where rat problems have recently been resolved - Drakewalls Gardens, Fosters Meadow, Rowse Gardens, Chapel Close, Pine View, Whiterocks Park, Woodland Way, Mawes Court, Oakey Orchard, Newbridge Hill, Sampson Close, Lower Kelly, Bedford Close, Fore Street, All Saints Park, Church Lane, Bealswood Close, Cox Park Terrace, Wellpark Road, Church Hill, Back Road, Higher Kelly, The Crescent, Ducky Row, as well as the following Calstock area postcodes: PL18 9RG, PL18 9RS, PL18 9RY, PL18 9QX, PL18 9QJ, PL18 9QW, PL18 9RB, PL18 9SA, PL18 9RH, PL18 9QQ. Work was carried out in these locations by specialists in pest control. Calstock property owners were given high quality and reliable pest control services.

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(This pest control Calstock article was created by Steve Locke 06-06-2022)