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Castle Donington Rat Catchers (DE74): Whilst it's not such a frequent problem nowadays in Castle Donington, folks do have trouble with rats every so often. Seeing a rat in your garden or inside your home isn't a nice thing to experience, and could be enough to cause some householders nightmares. Individual rats should not cause much of a problem, but of course rats breed rapidly and may begin to cause issues when they grow in numbers.

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There are actually two types of rat that you might spot in Castle Donington, brown (common) rats and black rats. Its relatively unlikely that you'll ever come across black rats, and if you have spotted a rat recently the chances are it'll have been the more commonplace brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were common at one time and were blamed for the Great Plague, they're pretty scarce now, but where they are found they have good hearing, are terrific climbers, and the females can produce between twenty and one hundred offspring every 12 months.

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The black rat at 5 to 7 inches, is a bit smaller than the brown rat, which reaches a length of nearly 9" and weighs close to half a kilo. To wear down their continuously growing incisors, brown rats must keep on chewing things, which explains why they're the cause of such a lot of damage and destruction. Their interest is commonly targeting stuff made from wood.

Rats may cause numerous problems in homes and business premises throughout Castle Donington and they spread disease, leave behind droppings, gnaw through wires, woodwork, insulation and pipes, and generally cause a nuisance. Home owners ought to report incidences of rats to their local authorities. Or alternatively post a report recording incidences of rats and pests on the .gov website HERE, which is passed onto your local authorities.

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It isn't invariably by appearance alone that you will be alerted to the presence of rats, their behaviour is oftentimes quite enough to give warning. Perhaps you might detect droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you may hear scratching coming from a floor, wall or loft, you might uncover a rat's nest in some out of sight location or you may spot distinctive rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirting boards.

If you are going to have this situation resolved effectively you will have to contact an expert. You can either contact the local council or bring in an expert Castle Donington rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. These days rat catchers typically come under the umbrella category of pest management, and pest control providers not only deal with rats but in addition wasps, mice, bedbugs, moles, fleas, cockroaches and many other kinds of garden and household pests.

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Pest control and rat catching can be undertaken in Castle Donington and also in: Weston-on-Trent, Wilson, Great Wilne, Aston-on-Trent, Tongue, Cavendish Bridge, Hemington, Diseworth, Isley Walton, Kings Newton, Lockington, Kegworth, Melbourne, Shardlow, and in these postcodes DE74 2JR, DE74 2EF, DE74 2NL, DE74 2JX, DE74 2XD, DE74 2JU, DE74 2GP, DE74 2UD, DE74 2RD, DE74 2PT. Local Castle Donington rat catchers will likely have the dialling code 01332 and the postcode DE74. Checking this can make sure that you're accessing locally based pest control. Castle Donington householders are able to benefit from these and numerous other pest related services.

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Whether you are intending to deal with the rat problem by yourself or if you're bringing in professional rat catchers, one way to accomplish this is by using rat traps. Rat traps can be built to kill a rat or to compassionately capture a rat for release later. Those who don't like to see animals of any type hurt, will definitely lean towards the capture type of trap. If you check around you should obtain a lot of different patterns such as: electronic rat traps, cage traps, enclosed poison traps and spring loaded bait traps.

Rat Poisons

A rather horrible way to eradicate rat infestations is by poisoning. Rats will die just a few days after consuming a poisoned bait, generally wheat. A sizable accumulation of rats may be exterminated by this approach so long as the poison is placed accurately. Toxic chemicals which are used in making rat poison includes: bromadioline, difenacoum or brodifacoum. You need to be careful to keep these poisons away from cats and dogs. Rat poison brands in the United Kingdom include: Pest Expert, RatKil, Roshield, Rentokil, Elixir Gardens and Propest.

What Attracts Rats?

With their furry bodies, twitching whiskers and pointy faces, some people might find rats and mice to be quite cute, however they're definitely not the type of creatures that you want in your home or garden in Castle Donington, and can be more dangerous than you might believe. Mice and rats have been known to cause fires and other accidents in homes and business premises in Castle Donington by gnawing through plastic, floorboards, plasterboard and electric cables. Between the two rats and mice can spread more than 30 sorts of diseases including toxoplasmosis, tularemia, salmonella, typhus, bubonic plague, rat bite fever, trichinosis, listeria and Weil's disease. Amongst the things around your garden and home that are attractive to mice and rats are:

  • WATER - Busy little rodents have to drink like any other creature, subsequently water sources like pet bowls, seeping sprinkler systems, leaking pipes and birdbaths are a big enticement for these unwelcome pests.
  • RUBBISH/TRASH - An accumulation of trash and garden rubbish piled up on your property (especially in the garden) will clearly attract mice and rats.
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in a shed, attic or cellar will be especially attractive to mice and rats, particularly if there is a source of food nearby.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Surprisingly pet waste and even compost heaps can attract rats and mice - there are likely to be some tasty titbits hidden in there!
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Mice and rats can squeeze through the smallest of cracks and holes, so keep an eye out for spaces around vents, crawl spaces, piping and doors.
  • FOOD - Food left lying around or discarded is one of the primary attractions for mice and rats.

Reporting Rats and Pests

We're going to go into it a bit more now, even though this topic was brought up previously. Should you spot rats in your own garden, in a public space or in a neighbours garden it is always a good idea to inform the local authority Environmental Health Department. Occasionally local councils will take care of rats free of charge, but when you have other infestations such as bed bugs, wasps and cockroaches they will usually charge you. Rat sightings can also be reported by visiting the .gov website HERE. To get the problem taken care of speedily book a rat catcher HERE.

Mole Problems

Whilst not such a common issue nowadays moles can also be tackled by rat catchers. By no means such hated animals, moles bring about totally different issues than rats. It is out in the garden where you're likely to have issues with moles, and lawns especially are susceptible. The recognizable sight of heaps of earth in the middle of a nicely manicured lawn is the proof of mole activity. Moles are often caught in traps and then released someplace else, if you prefer a more humane option. (Tags: Mole Trapping Castle Donington, Mole Catchers Castle Donington)

Rat Bites

Although, in Great Britain, bites from rats are not all that commonplace, they do occur on occasion, and the implications can be serious in some circumstances. Rats can bite humans when they feel threatened or cornered, therefore in a confined space it's best to stay well out of their way, or leave them an easy exit route.

Some instances of rat bites come about where rats are kept as pets (really?), and pushing your hand into a rat's cage could be something of a risk. Rat bites are not necessarily serious, but should be avoided where possible, and they can become infected or be fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). "Rat bite fever" (RBF) has a 10% mortality rate, if it is left untreated.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever - Among the signs and symptoms of "rat bite fever" are:

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

If you're unlucky enough to be bitten by a rat, thoroughly wash the wound in warm water, apply some antibiotic cream, and bandage the affected area. Even if the bite does not seem that serious, you ought to book an emergency appointment with your GP or head to the closest A&E. If you've not been vaccinated against tetanus in the last 5 years or so, you should also get one of these too.

To Summarise

Having a rat problem in Castle Donington is something that most of us fear, and when this happens to you, you may be tempted to try to resolve it on your own. By looking around supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in the Castle Donington area, it is not too difficult to obtain rat traps, rat poisons and other merchandise.

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An expert rat exterminator in Castle Donington is however the best person for the job, given that ridding yourself of rats might not be as easy as you might imagine.

In most situations the novice's use of rat toxins is not actually all that beneficial, and can even cause more problems than it solves - do you really want to risk doing harm to your children and pets? If in doubt, bring in the professionals for your rat control in Castle Donington.

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(This pest control Castle Donington content was written by Steve Locke 20-07-2022)