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Chorleywood Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Chorleywood Rat Catchers (WD3): Seeing rats in your garden or house is usually rather a shocking experience to go through although it is not such a regular occurrence in Chorleywood nowadays, it's definitely something that does happen from time to time. Rats tend to breed very quickly and are likely to cause problems, particularly when their numbers get out of hand. A single incidence of a solitary rat might not be much of a worry, however if you happen to be observing them regularly it is best to get some specialist advice.

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Although neither of the 2 kinds of rat presently found in the UK are natives of these shores, they have clearly made themselves at home. The brown rat is particularly common while the black rat isn't so much these days. Both types escaped from Asia and got to the UK on boats.

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The brown rat is ordinarily larger than the black rat (Rattus Rattus) and may weigh up to half a kilo, with a length of roughly nine inches. Most of the destruction caused by brown rats is down to the fact that to keep their teeth from growing too long, they have to continuously gnaw stuff. Their gnawing is frequently targeting items that is made from timber.

Rat infestations lead to all sorts of issues for business and home owners throughout Chorleywood, they leave behind droppings, transmit diseases, gnaw through pipes, wires, woodwork and insulation, and contaminate foodstuffs. Home owners ought to report sightings of rats to the relevant local authority. You can also report rat problems on the .gov website online HERE.

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You won't need to physically see rats to know of that they're there, since there are plenty of signs that could alert you to their activity. It could be that you might hear scratching coming from a wall, loft or floor, you may observe holes chewed into floorboards or skirting boards, you may come across a rat's nest in some tucked away location or you could notice droppings on floors or in cupboards.

Unless you want to wait for environmental health to take care of your rat issues it's also possible to speak to a local Chorleywood pest controller or rat catcher who'll be skilled in the business of pest removal. These days rat catchers commonly come under the umbrella of pest management, and pest control experts not only deal with rats but in addition bedbugs, fleas, moles, cockroaches, mice, wasps and all sorts of domestic and garden pests. (Tags: Pest Control Chorleywood, Rat Catcher Chorleywood )

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Rat catching and pest control can be done in Chorleywood and also in: Chorleywood Bottom, Sarratt, Chandlers Cross, Bucks Hill, Croxley Green, Micklefield Green, Heronsgate, Latimer, Belsize, The Swillett, Rickmansworth, Mill End, Little Chalfont, as well as in these postcodes WD3 5PB, WD3 5EF, WD3 5JJ, WD3 5GB, WD3 5HB, WD3 5BA, WD3 5BX, WD3 5LW, WD3 5PE, WD3 5RB. Locally based Chorleywood rat catchers will most likely have the dialling code 01923 01927 and the postcode WD3. Checking this can ensure you access local pest control. Chorleywood home and business owners will be able to utilise these and many other pest related services.

Kinds of Rat

There are only two types of rat which you may encounter in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire or anywhere else in the UK for that matter. The Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In Chorleywood, the remainder of Britain and Continental Europe the most common kind of rat is the brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), street rat, sewer rat or common rat), this is the kind you are most likely to spot in your home or garden. This brown or grey coloured rat grows to lengths of 4 to 9 inches (plus the tail) and weight approximately 140 to 500 grams. Now understood to have originated in Central Asia, the brown rat was at one time assumed to have come from Norway. Brown rats have poor eyesight but good hearing, they climb well and dig a lot, they're omnivores but have a preference for cereals and grains, the females often reproduce 5 litters of as many as 14 pups per year.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Originating from Southeast Asia (India) the black rat, roof rat or ship rat is also not a native of the British Isles or Europe. Understood to have spread at the time of the Roman Empire, this rat quite possibly reached Europe and Britain hidden in shipments of spice. Rather scarce now in the British Isles, this rat was for the most part driven out by the larger brown rat. The black rat reaches lengths of 5-7 inches a weight of 75g to 230g. Renowned for causing diseases black rats can be accountable for toxoplasmosis, salmonella, typhus, tularemia, rat bite fever, Weil's disease, trichinosis, bubonic plague and listeria.

Mouse Problems Chorleywood

Perhaps considered by many to be not so terrible as rats, finding mice in your house can lead to just as many problems. While not as big, mice will still gnaw at things, contaminate foodstuffs, breed quickly and leave droppings. Also, as with rats, trapping and poisoning are the favoured strategies to dealing with mouse problems in Chorleywood. If you have an infestation of mice, Chorleywood rat catchers should be glad to help you fix this problem. Pay a visit to BARK and track down a pest control specialist close to you.

Rat Burrows

When you have rats running around your garden, the probabilities are that there will be a burrow. Rats love to dig burrows and they generally dig them near to solid structures and objects such as garages, shed bases, paths and terraces. These are the locations to check if you believe you have rats in the area. Providing them with shelter, food storage and a nesting place, rat burrows are excavated into extensive systems which may even cause damage if something isn't done. A certain sign of a rat burrow is usually a smooth sided hole near to a solid structure, where the movement of hairy creatures have polished the entrance hole. The entrances to burrows are usually about 2" to 4" across. A good way to determine if rats are still living in that specific burrow is to throw some rubbish into the burrow entrance and find out if it's been cleared away the following day.

Rat Bite Wounds

While rat bites are not all that common in the British Isles, they certainly do occur on occasion and they can be dangerous in some circumstances. Rats can bite humans when they feel scared or cornered, so in a confined space it's wise to stay well out of their way, and leave them an easy exit route.

Quite a few incidences of rat bites occur when rats are kept as pets, and ramming your hand inside a rat's cage is asking for trouble. Rat bites aren't necessarily dangerous, though should be avoided when possible, and they can become infected or be life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). "Rat bite fever" (RBF) can result in death, and has has a 10% mortality rate, if it is left untreated.

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

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

If you're unfortunate enough to get bitten by a rat, carefully wash the wound, apply some antibiotic ointment, and bandage the affected area. Even if the wound does not appear to be that major, you need to make an emergency appointment with your GP or go to the closest A&E. It is also wise to get a tetanus shot, especially if you have not had one in the last five years or so.

Rat Sightings - Reporting

We're going to go into more detail here, even though this topic was highlighted further up the page. It is always a great idea to report it to the local environmental health if you notice rats in your own garden, in a public area or in a neighbours garden. Some councils will deal with rats free of charge, however if you have other pest infestations such as cockroaches, wasps and bed bugs they will quite often charge you. It's also very easy to report rats through the .gov webpage which you can visit HERE. You are obviously able to schedule your local rat catcher to come and tackle the issue by clicking HERE.

Chorleywood Mole Catching

Rat catchers in Chorleywood are also sometimes brought in to help with another issue, namely moles. Responsible for totally different problems to rats, moles are certainly not quite so detested. The main issue with moles is that they'll do considerable damage to your garden, particularly lawns. Beautifully trimmed lawns laden with unsightly piles of freshly dug dirt are sure signs of moles. The favoured and most humane strategy to stop moles is by capturing with traps.

Rat Traps Chorleywood

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One way that you can sort out rat problems is by the use of rat traps. You will discover many different sorts of rat traps these days, some that kill the rats and some that imprison the rat for later release. Should you be against doing harm to animals, perhaps the capture traps would be your appropriate solution. Available sorts of rat trap include the likes of: electronic rat traps, enclosed poison traps, spring loaded bait traps and cage traps.

What Attracts Rats?

With their twitchy whiskers, furry bodies and pointy faces, some people might find mice and rats to be cute, however they're definitely not the sort of animals that you want living in your house or garden in Chorleywood, and can actually be more dangerous than you'd suppose. Mice and rats are known to cause fires and other problems around the home by chewing through electrical wiring, wood, plasterboard and plastic. Between them mice and rats can spread over 30 kinds of diseases including things like toxoplasmosis, salmonella, typhus, tularemia, rat bite fever, Weil's disease, trichinosis, bubonic plague and listeria. A variety of different things will attract rats and mice to your home or garden including:

  • TRASH - An accumulation of garbage and garden waste stacked up on your property (especially in the garden) will surely attract mice and rats.
  • FOOD - Food that's left lying around or discarded is one of the main attractions for rats and mice.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter in an attic, shed or cellar will be particularly attractive to rodents, especially if there's a food source close by.
  • WATER - Busy little rats and mice need to drink like any other creature, consequently sources of water such as dripping sprinkler systems, birdbaths, pet bowls and leaking pipes are a big temptation for these unwelcome pests.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can squeeze through the smallest of holes and cracks, so look out for gaps around crawl spaces, doorways, vents and pipes.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Incredibly compost heaps and even pet waste can be attractive to rodents - they will find some tasty titbits hiding in there!

To Summarise

When you have a problem with rats in Chorleywood you may be tempted to try to resolve it yourself - and of course countless homeowners in Chorleywood do just that. By looking around supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in and around Chorleywood, it's easy to purchase rat traps, rat poisons and similar solutions.

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Having said that, unless you're aware of what you are doing, it's possibly best to hire an experienced rat exterminator, who'll have resolved this issue hundreds of times before, and will automatically know what the ideal solution is.

Because of the dangers to pets and children, the newcomer's use of rat toxins isn't really advised, and it's not always helpful in any case. If you have any doubts, speak to the professionals for rat control needs in Chorleywood.

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(This pest control Chorleywood page was generated by Stephen Locke 06-06-2022)