Rat Catchers Carluke

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Carluke Rat Catchers (ML8): Even while it's not such a frequent problem in Carluke nowadays, folks can still have trouble with rats every once in awhile. Spotting rats in your house or garden is not a pleasant experience, and could be enough to give some people the shakes. Individual rats are not likely to cause very much of an issue, but naturally rats reproduce quickly and will begin to cause problems as their numbers rise.

There are actually two kinds of rat that you may spot in Carluke, black rats and common (brown) rats. It is pretty improbable that you will ever come across black rats, and if you've stumbled upon a rat just recently it's likely to have been the more common brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were once common and were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague, they're relatively scarce nowadays, however where they do occur they're exceptional climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and can give birth to between 20 and 100 offspring in a single year.

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The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5-7 inches long, is smaller than the common brown rat, which reaches lengths of almost nine inches and weighs close to 500g. Brown rats can cause damage because they must continuously gnaw on things to prevent their teeth from growing too much. Items made from wood are particularly vulnerable to their interest.

Rats leave droppings, transmit disease, gnaw through woodwork, wires, pipes and insulation, and basically cause issues in homes and business premises in and around Carluke. Incidences of rats ought to be reported to the local council. Or perhaps post a report recording sightings of rats and pests on the .gov website HERE, that will be forwarded to the relevant local authorities.

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You will occasionally notice the presence of rats not by in fact observing them, but by their announcing their existence in other ways. It could be that you may hear scratching coming from a loft, floor or wall, you may observe rat holes gnawed into skirtings or floorboards, you might come across a rat's nest hidden away or you could discover droppings in cupboards or on floors.

To tackle this issue there are specific strategies that you could take. You could lay down poison or traps yourself, you can locate a rat removal specialist or you can get hold of the local Carluke environmental health. There are no longer that many people nowadays who specialise just in issues with rats, so you can also bring them in if you have moles digging up your lawn or maybe a wasps nest in your loft. (Tags: Pest Control Carluke, Rat Catcher Carluke )

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Pest control and rat catching can be undertaken in Carluke and also nearby in: Ashgill, Overtown, Netherburn, Carstairs, Cartland, Ravenstruther, Wildmanbridge, Crossfold, Kilncadzow, Wishaw, Larkhall, Dalserf, Morningside, Braidwood, and in these postcodes ML8 4HY, ML8 4LZ, ML8 4NY, ML8 4NE, ML8 4EG, ML8 4JJ, ML8 4BH, ML8 4PR, ML8 4QZ, ML8 4LA. Locally based Carluke rat catchers will most likely have the phone code Dialling code 01555 and the postcode ML8. Checking this out can guarantee that you are accessing local pest control. Carluke homeowners can utilise these and many other related services.

What Attracts Rats?

With their twitching whiskers, fur covered bodies and pointy faces, some folk might find rats and mice to be rather cute, however they're definitely not the kind of animals that you want living in your house or garden in Carluke, and can actually be more dangerous than you would expect. By nibbling through electric wires, plastic, insulation materials and wood, mice and rats can cause accidents and in particular electrical fires. Between them mice and rats can spread more than 30 forms of diseases including conditions like salmonella, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever, trichinosis, bubonic plague, Weil's disease, listeria and typhus. Among the things around your home and property that are attractive to rats and mice are:

  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Surprisingly pet waste and even compost heaps can attract mice and rats - there will be a few tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in a shed, loft or cellar will be particularly attractive to rodents, particularly if there's a source of food close by.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Mice and rats can crawl through the tiniest of holes, so watch out for gaps around roof vents, crawl spaces, pipes and doors.
  • WATER - Mice and rats have to drink like any other creature, subsequently sources of water like birdbaths, pet water bowls, leaking pipes and dripping sprinkler systems are a big enticement for these pests.
  • RUBBISH/TRASH - An accumulation of trash and garden rubbish stacked up on your property (especially in the garden) will unquestionably attract rodents.
  • FOOD - Food that is left discarded or lying around is one of the primary attractions for mice and rats.

Molecatchers in Carluke

Some rat catchers in Carluke will also help with moles. Bringing about totally different problems to rats, moles are usually not quite so detested. The biggest issue with moles is they will cause quite a bit of damage to your garden, especially to a lawn. The familiar sight of earth mounds in the middle of a nicely mown lawn is the proof of mole activity. Using traps is certainly the most humane and favourable way to remove moles.

Rat Poisons

Poisoning is perhaps one of the more unpleasant ways to eliminate rat infestations. Grains of wheat are covered with a poisonous compound and strategically left for rats to ingest, it then takes them several days to die. When its placed in the perfect spot in or close to an area where rats have been observed, the poison can fairly rapidly kill a large number of rats. Generally brodifacoum, difenacoum or bromadioline are among the poisons used. Rat poison doesn't just kill rats, dogs and pets could also be affected, consequently extreme care must be taken in its use. Well known brands of rat poison available in the British Isles include: Pest Expert, Roshield, Rentokil, Elixir Gardens, RatKil and Propest. (Tags: Rat Poison Carluke, Rat Poisons Carluke)

Problems With Mice

Mice could be as much of an issue as rats, in particular when they get inside your home. While not so large, mice still leave droppings, contaminate foodstuffs, breed rapidly and gnaw at stuff. The resolution to mouse infestations in Carluke are quite similar to the ones used with rats ie poisoning and setting traps. No matter whether you've got an issue with mice or rats, head over to BARK to find a local Carluke pest controller to sort it out for you.

Rat Sightings - Reporting

Let's go into more detail here, although this subject was mentioned further up the page. The Environmental Health is where you should report it if you see rats in your own garden, in a neighbours garden or in a public area. Some local councils will sort out issues with rats cost-free, but when you've got other infestations for instance bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps they'll very often charge you. You can go to the Government (.gov) website HERE to report rat sightings. Click HERE to book your own rat catcher and get the issue tackled immediately.

Rat Prevention Carluke

An effective way to avoid problems with rats and mice is not to attract them in the first place. For this reason, even if you don't actually have a rat problem, rat prevention must be extremely high on your priority list. Among the main reasons for rat and rodent infestations is domestic household waste littering gardens. You will do little else but encourage rats if you provide them with both the location and materials to build nests. In addition, refrain from supplying them with easily accessible foodstuffs by leaving domestic food scraps around and putting bird feeders out with grain that will just attract rats and mice. (Tags: Rat Prevention, Rat Deterrents)

Rat Bite Wounds

Although not that commonplace in the UK, rat bites do occur every once in a while, and in some circumstances they can have serious consequences. When rats are cornered or feel threatened, they can bite humans, therefore should you find yourself in a situation like that, leave an easy exit route and stay out of the way.

Rat bites occasionally occur in homes where rats are being kept as pets, and ramming your hand inside a rat's cage is definitely a manoeuvre to be avoided. Rat bites are not necessarily serious, though should be avoided if possible, and they can become infected or be fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever". "Rat bite fever" can lead to death in 10% of cases, if left without treatment.

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

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

You should immediately wash the affected area with warm water, if you are bitten by a rat, then apply an antibiotic ointment, and cover it with a clean plaster or bandage. Even if the bite does not seem to be that major, you ought to make an emergency appointment with your GP or head for the nearest hospital A&E department. If it is 5 years or more since you had your last vaccination for tetanus, you should get one of these done as well, because rat bites can easily become infected.


Digging and burrowing is something that all rats really like to do and it is next to solid structures and objects like garage foundations, garden sheds, patios and walkways where they particularly like to dig. These are not often just straightforward holes in the ground, but rather extensive systems of burrows, created to use as a nesting place, food storage and shelter. Keep your eyes open for holes with smooth sides, which have been rubbed by the steady ins and outs of these busy creatures. Typically 2" to 4" across, entrances to rat burrows are not hard to identify. Throw some stuff into the entrance and check the next day to find out if it's been moved. This will show you if the rats are still in there.

Spotting Rats

When you've got suspicions that you could have rats in your home or business, there are a few ways in which you'll be able to tell. You could try to find tail trails or footprints in dusty areas or on loose soil, watch out for rub marks on skirtings and walls where greasy fur has left marks, listen closely for constant scratching noises coming from walls and roofs, particularly at nighttime, pay attention to gnaw marks in wood, wires and cables, particularly in attics, keep your eyes open for faeces, they are dark brown and look much like large grains of rice, look out for holes or burrows close to solid objects.

To Summarise

When you've got a rat problem in Carluke you could be tempted to try to resolve it yourself - and needless to say countless folks in Carluke do choose that approach. There are loads of products that are currently available to help you to accomplish this and you can find rat traps, rat poisons and other products in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in the Carluke area.

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An experienced rat exterminator in Carluke is however the ideal person for the job, as controlling rats might not be as easy as you may assume.

Because of the risks to pets and children, the newcomer's use of rat poisons isn't really recommended, and is often not effective in any case. If you have any doubts, call in the professionals for rat control in Carluke.

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Pest Control Near Carluke

Also find: Overtown pest control, Ravenstruther pest control, Kilncadzow pest control, Larkhall pest control, Braidwood pest control, Dalserf pest control, Ashgill pest control, Morningside pest control, Carstairs pest control, Netherburn pest control, Wishaw pest control, Crossfold pest control, Cartland pest control, Wildmanbridge rat catchers and more. All these areas are serviced by local pest control. Carluke householders can get estimates by going here.

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Carluke rat catchers can usually help with household pest control, pest netting, rat removal services, wasp pest control, dead bird removal in Carluke, pigeon pest control Carluke, rat deterrents in Carluke, ultrasonic pest control, pest removal, squirrel control, rat infestations Carluke, rat control, rodent control, pest control, rat baits in Carluke, ants pest control, insect heat treatments, residential pest control, rat extermination in Carluke, restaurant pest control in Carluke, mole catching, commercial pest control, bird proofing services, emergency 24 hour pest control, pest control services and other pest control in Carluke, Scotland. These are just a few of the duties that are conducted by those specialising in pest control. Carluke providers will be happy to tell you about their entire range of pest control services.

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Rat Control Around Carluke: Some Carluke roads and areas where rat issues have recently been solved - Belstane Road, Columbine Way, Orchard Street, Glen Shee Lane, Yvetot Court, Avon Avenue, Aquila Way, Castlehill Gardens, Glencoe Road, Rankin Court, Barrs Lane, West Brownlee House, Carlin Lane, Kirk Street, Victoria Avenue, The Meadows, Milledge, Orion Way, Market Court, St. Andrews Court, Miller Street, Glenafeoch Road, Glen Shee Court, Muirsykehead Road, West Avenue, School Lane, Station Road, High Street, as well as the following local Carluke postcodes: ML8 4HY, ML8 4LZ, ML8 4NY, ML8 4NE, ML8 4EG, ML8 4JJ, ML8 4BH, ML8 4PR, ML8 4QZ, ML8 4LA. Work was completed in these areas by experts in pest control. Carluke homeowners enjoyed trusted and dependable pest control services.

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(This pest control Carluke content was written by Steve Locke 12-11-21)