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Chinnor Rat Catchers (OX39): Finding a rat in your house or garden is usually quite a horrifying experience to go through although its not such a frequent occurrence in Chinnor nowadays, it is certainly something that does happen. Rats tend to breed very quickly and can cause issues, especially when there are a lot of them. An individual sighting of a lone rat probably won't be all that much of an issue, however if you happen to be observing them regularly you ought to take action.

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There are 2 species of rat which you might spot in Chinnor, black rats and common (brown) rats. It is rather improbable that you'll ever come across a black rat, and if you have stumbled upon a rat fairly recently it's likely to have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were at one time common and were blamed for the Great Plague, they're relatively rare now, however where they do exist they've got good hearing, are excellent climbers, and can give birth to between twenty and one hundred offspring every twelve months.

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The biggest of the two rat species is the common brown rat at about 9", whilst the black rat only grows to between 5 and 7 inches. Most of the destruction attributable to brown rats is down to the fact that to keep their incisors from growing too much, they must continuously gnaw on things. Wood is especially susceptible to their gnawing.

An infestation of rats may cause a lot of problems for home owners and businesses throughout Chinnor, they will gnaw their way through wires, insulation, woodwork and pipes, spread diseases, leave behind droppings, and build nests. The local authorities must be notified whenever rats are sighted. Or alternatively head HERE to report pest and rat problems on the .gov website online.

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You may not actually have to see rats to know of their existence, because there are various telltale signs which will betray their activity. Perhaps you may observe distinctive rat holes chewed into skirtings or floorboards, you could find droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you may come across a rat's nest in some concealed location or you may hear scratching noises coming from a wall, loft or floor.

If you want to have this problem dealt with properly you will have to call in an expert. You could either inform your local authorities or call in a specialist Chinnor pest controller or rat catcher yourself. In these modern times rat catchers typically come under the category of pest management, and pest elimination companies do not only control rats but additionally bedbugs, fleas, wasps, mice, cockroaches, moles and all kinds of household and garden pests.

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Chinnor and also nearby in: Towersey, Radnage, Pitch Green, Lewknor, Skittle Green, Holly Green, Bledlow, Henton, Bledlow Ridge, Aston Rowant, Saunderton, Oakley, Sydenham, Stokenchurch, Postcombe, and in these postcodes OX39 4TL, OX39 4QY, OX39 4JQ, OX39, OX39 4NX, OX39 4JJ, OX39 4PG, OX39 4DX, OX39 4BU, OX39 4BD. Locally based Chinnor rat catchers will probably have the postcode OX39 and the telephone dialling code 01844. Verifying this will ensure that you access local pest control. Chinnor homeowners will be able to benefit from these and countless other similar services.

Species of Rat

In Chinnor and throughout the United Kingdom, there's just 2 sorts of rat which you're going to come across. These are the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat

In Chinnor, the remainder of the British Isles and Continental Europe the most prevalent kind of rat is the brown rat (sewer rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), street rat or common rat), this is the kind you are likely to discover in your garden or property. The brown rat (it can often be grey) is typically 4-9 inches long (without the tail) and weighs about 140 - 500 grammes. It almost always lives wherever humans live. It was given its name Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) since it was assumed to have come to the British Isles by ship from Norway. It's now thought to have originated from China or Central Asia. Brown rats are omniverous (eat more or less anything) though they favour grains and cereals, they've got bad eyesight but good hearing, the females reach sexual maturity in 5 weeks and often produce 5 litters per annum (with up to 14 young in each), they burrow a lot and climb effectively.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

The black rat, ship rat or roof rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not a native of the UK, originating from India. Believed to have spread at the time of the Roman Empire, this rat probably reached Europe and Great Britain hidden in shipments of spice. Once common in the United Kingdom, the black rat largely disappeared when the brown rat became dominant. The black rat gets to lengths of 5-7 inches a weight of 75-230 grammes. Renowned for spreading diseases black rats have been the cause of listeria, typhus, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, tularemia, trichinosis, bubonic plague and rat bite fever.

What Attracts Rats?

Regardless of their seemingly cute appearance, with their twitchy whiskers, pointy faces and furry bodies, mice and rats can be dangerous and are not animals that you want to be making a home in your house or garden in Chinnor. By chewing through plastic, electric wiring, insulation materials and wood, mice and rats can cause accidents and in particular electrical fires. Over 30 different kinds of disease can be spread by mice and rats including listeria, typhus, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, tularemia, trichinosis, bubonic plague and rat bite fever. So, here are just a few of the things that will attract rats and mice to your garden and home:

  • CLUTTER - General clutter in an outbuilding, basement or loft will be especially attractive to rodents, particularly if there's a source of food nearby.
  • RUBBISH - Accumulations of trash and garden rubbish piled up on your property (especially in the garden) will attract rodents.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Incredibly pet waste and even compost heaps can be attractive to rodents - there are some tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • FOOD - Food left discarded or lying around is one of the principal attractions for mice and rats.
  • WATER - Active mice and rats need to drink, consequently water sources like dripping sprinkler systems, pet bowls, birdbaths and leaky pipes are a big attraction for these unwanted pests.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Mice and rats can crawl through the smallest of cracks and holes, so be on the lookout for gaps around piping, crawl spaces, roof vents and doors.

Rat Burrows

If you have rats running around the garden, the chances are there's going to be a burrow somewhere. Rats like to burrow and they frequently excavate them at the side of solid structures and objects such as patios, pathways, garden sheds and garage foundations. These are the places to look if you believe there are rats about. They build extensive networks of burrows that provide them with food storage, shelter and nesting places. The access points to burrows are generally worn smooth by continual movement, so keep an eye out for smooth sided holes near to solid structures. Should you discover holes but aren't positive that they're rats, they will usually be 2-4 inches in diameter. Toss some stuff into the burrow entrance and check the next day to find out if it's been moved. This should tell you if rats are still in there.

Rat Traps

Rat Traps

One technique which you could use to deal with a rat problem is by the use of rat traps. These days there are several different types of rat traps available, making sure you have a choice of capture alternatives. Should you be against the harming of animals, perhaps the capture style trap will be your best answer. If you take a look around you'll get plenty of different designs such as: electronic rat traps, cage traps, enclosed poison traps and spring loaded bait traps.

Molecatchers in Chinnor

Rat catchers in Chinnor are sometimes also called on to deal with another similar type of pest, ie moles. Moles may cause trouble in a different way to rats and are not disliked anywhere near as much. The chief trouble with moles is that they will cause a fair amount of damage to your garden, particularly to a lawn. Perfectly clipped lawns ruined by ugly mounds of recently dug dirt are sure signs of moles. The preferred and humane method to stop moles is by using traps. (Tags: Mole Trapping Chinnor, Mole Catchers Chinnor)

Rat Bites

While not that common in the British Isles, rat bites certainly do occur every now and then, and in certain instances they can be dangerous. When rats are cornered or feel threatened, they can bite humans, thus if you unfortunately find yourself in a situation like that, leave an easy exit route and stay out of the way.

A fair few instances of rat bites occur where rats are being kept as pets (really?), and sticking your hand into a rat's cage is something of a risk. Rat bites aren't necessarily dangerous, but must be avoided if possible, and they can turn nasty or even life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). If it's not treated appropriately "rat bite fever" can result in death in 10% of cases.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - The signs and symptoms of "rat bite fever" (streptobacillary RBF) can include:

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

In the unlikely circumstance that you ever get a rat bite, you'll have to bathe the wounded area, apply a layer of antibiotic ointment, and wrap it with a clean, sterile bandage or gauze. You need to make an emergency appointment with your doctor, or head straight to the nearest hospital A&E department, even if it does not appear to be that major. Having a tetanus jab is also wise, in particular if it is more than 5 years since your last one.

Coming Soon: Diseases spread by rats.

To Summarise

Having a problem with rats in Chinnor is something that most of us dread, and when this happens to you, you might have the urge to try to solve it yourself. Rat poisons, rat traps and other products are available in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in and around Chinnor, so the stuff that you need can easily be bought.

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An expert rat exterminator in Chinnor is however the best person for the job, since ridding yourself of rats is not always as straightforward as you may suppose.

The rookie's use of rat toxins will likely do more harm than good, because you must be exceptionally vigilant with them especially when pets and children are around. You'd be much better off enlisting the help of a specialist when you're in need of rat control in Chinnor. (Tags: Rat Control Chinnor, Rat Exterminators Chinnor, Rat Removal Chinnor)

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Rat Control Around Chinnor: Some Chinnor roads and areas where rat issues have recently been resolved - Greenwood Meadow, Hill Road, Foresters, Hillwerke, Station Road, Lower Road, Wheelers End, Hill Farm Court, Oakley Lane, Glynswood, Penley Close, Benwells, Orchard Way, Church Lane, Lakeside Road, The Avenue, Mill Lane, Glimbers Grove, Chinnor Road, Fox Cover, Hunters Point, Doveleat, Cowleaze, Greenwood Avenue, Old Sawmill Place, Holland Close, Riders Way, as well as these local Chinnor postcodes: OX39 4TL, OX39 4QY, OX39 4JQ, OX39, OX39 4NX, OX39 4JJ, OX39 4PG, OX39 4DX, OX39 4BU, OX39 4BD. These locations recently saw activity by experts in pest control. Chinnor householders received professional and competent pest control services in all cases.

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