Pest Control Cambuslang

Cambuslang Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Cambuslang Rat Catchers (G72): Seeing a rat in your garden or house can be rather a shocking thing to experience and while it isn't so frequent an occurrence in Cambuslang these days, its definitely not unusual. Rats breed quickly and will likely cause issues, particularly when there are a lot of them. One incidence of a lone rat might not be much of a concern, but if you're noticing them frequently it is best to find a solution.

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There are actually two species of rat that you might spot in Cambuslang, brown (or common) rats and black rats. Its fairly unlikely that you'll ever see a black rat, and if you have spotted a rat just recently it is likely to have been the more widespread brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were at one time common and were to blame for the spread of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are pretty scarce nowadays, although where they are seen they are amazing climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and can produce between 20 and 100 offspring every 12 months.

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Brown rats are bigger than black rats weighing in at half a kilo and reaching lengths of nearly 9 inches. Much of the damage caused by brown rats is due to the fact that to prevent their incisor teeth from growing too long, they must continually gnaw on things. Their interest is frequently targeting things made from timber.

Rat infestations will lead to lots of different issues for business and home owners in Cambuslang, they will leave behind droppings, gnaw their way through wires, woodwork, pipes and insulation, transmit diseases, and contaminate foodstuffs. Householders should always report sightings of rats to their local authorities. Or even post a report to record pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, which should be passed onto your local authority.

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You will sometimes discover the presence of rats not actually by observing them, but by them indicating their presence in other ways. Perhaps you might start seeing droppings in cupboards or on floors, you may come across rat holes gnawed in skirting boards or floorboards, you may find a rat's nest in some concealed location or you may hear scratching noises coming from a wall, loft or floor.

In order to have this problem managed properly you need to get a specialist. You can contact your local authorities or get hold of a specialist Cambuslang pest controller or rat catcher yourself. There aren't all that many folks nowadays who specialize only in rat catching, you can also give them a call if you have moles causing damage to your lawn or perhaps a wasps nest in your attic.

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Cambuslang and also in: Bellshill, Blantyre, Dennistoun, Baillieston, Giffnock, Parkhead, Hamilton, Carmunnock, Shawlands, Thorntonhall, Uddingston, Clarkston, Gorbals, Pollockshields, Rutherglen, Bargeddie, Viewpark, as well as in these postcodes G72 7FB, G72 7GT, G72 7LA, G32 8ND, G72 7HN, G72 7BW, G72 7GJ, G72 7JF, G72 7LB, G72 7HZ. Local Cambuslang rat catchers will most likely have the postcode G72 and the phone code Dialling code 0141. Verifying this will confirm that you access local pest control. Cambuslang property owners will be able to utilise these and various other similar services.

Rat Bites

While, in Great Britain, rat bites aren't all that common, they do occur every once in a while, and the effects can be serious in some scenarios. Without doubt, rats can bite humans when they feel cornered or pressured, so in confined spaces it is wise to keep out of their way, and leave them a clear exit route.

Rat bites occasionally occur in houses where rats are being kept as pets, and ramming your hand inside a rat's cage is definitely something to be wary of. While rat bites aren't serious in all instances, they can become infected or be life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever". "Rat bite fever" (RBF) has a 10% mortality rate, if left untreated.

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

  • Fever
  • Swelling or Redness
  • Vomiting
  • Rashes
  • Joint Pain or Swelling
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headache

If you are unlucky enough to get bitten by a rat, wash the wound, apply some antibiotic cream, and cover the affected area with a bandage. You need to make an emergency appointment with your GP, or head for the closest A&E unit, even if it does not appear to be that serious. If you haven't received a tetanus vaccination in the last five years or so, you should also get one of these too.


The one thing which rats like to do is dig and burrow, and their favourite location to do it is alongside solid structures and objects like pathways, patios, shed bases and garages. Rats create substantial burrow networks which provide food storage, shelter and a nesting place. Look out for holes with smooth sides, that have been polished by the continual ins and outs of these busy animals. Generally two to four inches in diameter, entrance holes to rat burrows are fairly easy to recognize. Chuck some stuff into the burrow entrance and check the following day to determine if it has been cleared. This should tell you if the rats are still using it.

Problems With Mice in Cambuslang

Mice are often equally as much of a problem as having rats, in particular when they find their way into your property. Similar to rats, mice contaminate foodstuffs, gnaw at things, breed quickly, leave droppings and are generally a pain. Precisely the same methods are typically used to clear up mouse problems in Cambuslang, this means that poisoning and setting traps are favoured. No matter whether you have got an issue with rats or mice, visit BARK to obtain a specialist Cambuslang pest controller for assistance.

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Dissuading mice and rats before they even appear is actually the best way to avoid such problems. Therefore, even when you do not actually have a problem with rats, deterring rats and mice ought to be extremely high on your priority list. One of the principal factors behind rat infestations is domestic household rubbish in gardens. You'll simply encourage rats and mice if you provide them with both the location and materials to build a nest. Additionally, you should refrain from supplying easily accessible food by leaving household scraps of food around the garden and putting bird feeders out with grain that will only encourage them.

Kinds of Rat

In Cambuslang, Scotland and throughout Great Britain, there's just two breeds of rat which you're going to encounter. The Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The commonest species of rat present in the UK, and also in Europe and North America, is the brown rat (street rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), sewer rat or common rat). This brown or grey coloured rodent reaches lengths of 4-9 inches (plus tail) and weights 140 to 500g. While once thought to have originated from Norway (hence its name), the brown rat is now understood to have come from China. Brown rats have an acute sense of hearing but poor eyesight, they climb well and burrow extensively, they're omnivores but favour cereal grains, the female rats often produce 5 litters of as many as 14 young every year.

The Black Rat

The black rat, ship rat or roof rat is also not a native of the British Isles, arriving from Southeast Asia (quite likely India). Thought to have been spread when the Roman Empire reigned supreme, this rat quite possibly reached Europe and Britain via shipments of spice. Once a common sight in the United Kingdom, this rat disappeared as the brown rat took over. The black rat grows to lengths of 5" to 7" a weight of 75g to 230g. Well known for passing on listeria, bubonic plague, tularemia, rat bite fever, salmonella, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, trichinosis and typhus, black rats are prolific spreaders of disease and pathogens.

Do You Have Rats?

There are a number of ways by which you can find out if you have rats. If you've got an inkling that there might be rats in your property or business you should pay attention to gnaw marks in wood, cables and wires, particularly in lofts, listen out for constant scratching noises emanating from rooves and walls, in particular at night, look out for burrows or tunnels close to solid objects, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirting boards and walls, keep your eyes peeled for rat droppings, they're dark brown in colour and look like large grains of rice, search for footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil.

Reporting Rats and Pests

We briefly discussed this before, so now I will go into it a bit more. Should you see rats in a neighbours garden, in a public space or in your own garden it's best to inform the Environmental Health. With regards to rats this may at times be a free service, while you'll normally be faced with a charge for some other pest infestations such as bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps. It's also very easy to report sightings of rats via the .gov webpage which you will find HERE. You can of course organize your local rat catcher to come and handle the issue by going HERE.


Having a problem with rats in Cambuslang is a situation that most of us fear, and when you find yourself in this scenario, you might have the urge to try to resolve it yourself. Rat poisons, rat traps and similar products are easily obtainable in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in the Cambuslang area, so the items that you need can easily be purchased.

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Calling in an experienced Cambuslang rat exterminator would however be preferable, unless of course you know exactly what you are doing, as the correct strategy isn't necessarily the most obvious one.

The rookie's use of rat poison is likely to cause more problems than it solves, because you have to be incredibly vigilant with them especially when pets and children are around. You would be much better off enlisting the help of a professional when you are in need of rat control in Cambuslang. (Tags: Rat Removal Cambuslang, Rat Control Cambuslang, Rat Exterminators Cambuslang)

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Also find: Parkhead pest control, Thorntonhall pest control, Clarkston pest control, Uddingston pest control, Pollockshields pest control, Giffnock pest control, Bargeddie pest control, Carmunnock pest control, Shawlands pest control, Rutherglen pest control, Hamilton pest control, Baillieston pest control, Gorbals pest control, Blantyre pest control, Viewpark pest control, Bellshill pest control, Dennistoun rat catchers and more. All of these places are catered for by local pest control. Cambuslang property owners can get price quotes by going here.

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Rat Control Around Cambuslang: Some Cambuslang areas and streets where rat issues have recently been solved - Andrew Sillars Avenue, King's Crescent, Birch Drive, Mansion Street, Clydeford Road, Lochinver Grove, Queen's Avenue, Vicarland Place, Croft Road, Morriston Street, Greenlees Park, Glebe Place, School Avenue, West Coats Road, Cadoc Street, Westburn Farm Road, Westburn Road, Birch Close, Old Mill Road, Cairns Road, Fir Place, Bridge Street, Beech Avenue, Howieshill Avenue, Elm Drive, Morriston Park Drive, as well as the following local Cambuslang postcodes: G72 7FB, G72 7GT, G72 7LA, G32 8ND, G72 7HN, G72 7BW, G72 7GJ, G72 7JF, G72 7LB, G72 7HZ. Work was carried out in these locations by experts in pest control. Cambuslang home and business owners received reliable and high quality pest control services.

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(This pest control Cambuslang content was generated on 06-10-2022)