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Claygate Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Claygate Rat Catchers (KT10): Finding rats in your garden or home could be quite a horrifying thing to go through even though its not such a common occurrence in Claygate in recent times, its definitely not unheard of. Rats tend to breed rather quickly and can cause problems, particularly when they are seen in numbers. A single sighting of a solitary rat will possibly not be too much of a concern, but if you're observing them on a regular basis you'll want to take action.

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If you notice rats in Claygate, the likelihood is that they'll be common brown rats, though there are actually two kinds of rats at present living in the UK; brown (or common rats) and black (or ship rats). As you could be aware ship rats were responsible for the Great Plague (17th C) and at that time they were quite common. Black rats are relatively scarce nowadays but in fact neither breed is a native of the UK, both arriving from Asia.

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The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5-7 inches, is a bit smaller than the brown variety, which grows to a length of nearly nine inches and weighs in at around 500g. To prevent their incisor teeth from getting too long, brown rats must keep on gnawing at things, which is the reason they are responsible for such a lot of damage and destruction. Their interest is commonly targeting items made out of timber.

Rat infestations lead to lots of different issues for home owners and businesses in and around Claygate, they will transmit disease, gnaw through wires, pipes, insulation and woodwork, leave behind droppings, and get up to all sorts of mischief. Householders need to report incidences of rats to the relevant local authority. It is possible to report problems with rats on the .gov website online HERE.

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It isn't only by appearance that you'll become aware of the presence of rats, their habits are sometimes quite enough to enlighten you. Perhaps you may start seeing droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards, you could hear scratching coming from a loft, wall or floor, you may encounter distinctive rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirtings or you may uncover a rat's nest hidden away.

If you're going to have this problem dealt with correctly you must bring in an expert. You could get in contact with your local environmental health department or employ the services of an expert Claygate pest controller or rat catcher yourself. In these modern times rat catchers usually come under the category of pest management, and pest elimination businesses not only control rats but in addition fleas, wasps, mice, moles, cockroaches, bedbugs and many other kinds of garden and household pests.

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Pest control and rat catching can be carried out in Claygate and also in: Claremont Park, Thames Ditton, Epsom, Long Ditton, Chessington, Surbiton, Hinchley Wood, Hersham, Lower Ashtead, Leatherhead, Esher, Oxshott, Weston Green, Maldon Rushett, Ditton Hill, Molesey, and in these postcodes KT10 0TT, KT10 0BF, KT10 0JL, KT10 9BT, KT10 0PQ, KT10 0LH, KT10 0PR, KT10 0PA, KT10 0RB, KT10 0EN. Local Claygate rat catchers will probably have the dialling code 01372 020 (small part) and the postcode KT10. Checking this can ensure you're accessing locally based pest control. Claygate homeowners will be able to utilise these and various other comparable services.

Rat Bites

Although they're not among the most commonplace injuries inflicted on humans in Great Britain, on the odd occasion bites from rats certainly do happen, and the effects can sometimes be serious. Without doubt, rats can bite humans if they feel scared or cornered, therefore in a confined space it's advisable to stay well out of their way, or leave them a clear exit route.

Some instances of rat bites happen where rats are kept as pets, and ramming your hand inside a rat's cage could be asking for trouble. Rat bites can become infected or be life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever", consequently they should be avoided wherever possible, although of they are not of course always serious. "Rat bite fever", if it is left without treatment, can lead to death in 10% of cases.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - The symptoms of "rat bite fever" include:

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

If you're unlucky enough to get bitten by a rat, carefully wash the wound in warm water, apply some antibiotic cream, and bandage the affected area. You must head straight to your nearest A&E and get it examined, even if you don't think that it is too critical, or at the very least book an appointment to see your GP or doctor. It is also wise to get a tetanus shot, in particular if you've not had one of these in the last five years.

Molecatchers in Claygate

Claygate rat catchers are also often contacted to help with another similar type of pest, ie moles. Responsible for totally different problems to rats, moles are certainly not quite so disliked. The biggest trouble with moles is that they cause considerable damage to your garden, particularly your lawn. The recognizable sight of heaps of earth in the middle of a nicely mown lawn is the evidence of mole activity. Trapping is by far the most humane and acceptable way to get rid of moles. (Tags: Molecatchers Claygate, Mole Trapping Claygate)

Rat Burrows

When you have rats running around the garden, the probability is that there will be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to burrow and dig and they frequently dig them alongside solid structures and objects such as patios, walkways, garden shed bases and garage foundations. These are the best spots to check if you think you have rats about. Rats create substantial burrow networks which provide a nesting place, shelter and food storage. Keep an eye out for holes having smooth sides, which have been rubbed by the continuous comings and goings of these busy creatures. Commonly 2-4 inches across, entrance holes to rat burrows are not difficult to spot. You should check if rats are about by partially blocking the burrow entrance to determine if they come back and clear it away.

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An effective way of avoiding problems with rodents is not to encourage them from the beginning. For this reason, even if you don't actually have a problem with rats, deterring rats and rodents ought to be right at the top of your list of priorities. Household waste laying around the garden is amongst the main reasons behind rat and rodent infestations. Supplying both the place and materials for a nest will achieve nothing but attract them. Additionally, you should refrain from providing easily accessible foodstuffs by leaving food scraps around and putting bird feeders out with grain that will only attract them. (Tags: Rat Prevention, Rat Deterrents)

Species of Rat

You'll only ever encounter two sorts of rat in Claygate, Surrey or anywhere in the UK. The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The most widespread type of rat seen in Great Britain, and also Europe, is the brown rat (sewer rat, common rat, street rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)). This brown or grey coloured rat attains lengths of 4-9" (plus the tail) and weight about 140 to 500g. Now understood to have originally come from Central Asia (most likely China), the brown rat was once assumed to have spread from Norway. Brown rats are omniverous (consume anything) although their favourite is grain cereals, they've got excellent hearing but poor eyesight, the female rats attain sexual maturity in about five weeks and often give birth to five litters every year (with as many as 14 kittens in each litter), they dig extensive burrows and climb brilliantly.

The Black Rat

Originating from India the black rat, ship rat or roof rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not a native of the United Kingdom or Europe. It's regarded as having spread throughout Europe at the time of the Roman Empire, very likely hidden in spice shipments. Once prevalent in Great Britain, this rat disappeared when the brown rat appeared. Growing to lengths of 5" to 7", the black rat weighs around 75-230 grammes. Notorious for causing diseases black rats can be responsible for rat bite fever, trichinosis, Weil's disease, bubonic plague, typhus, listeria, tularemia, salmonella and toxoplasmosis.

In Conclusion

When you've got a problem with rats in Claygate you might be tempted to try to solve it on your own - and obviously plenty of people in Claygate do choose that course of action. There are loads of products offered to help you accomplish this and you will acquire rat poisons, rat traps and other products in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in the Claygate area.

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Retaining the services of an experienced Claygate rat exterminator would however be a better option, unless of course you know exactly what you're up to, seeing that the right procedure isn't always the obvious one.

The newcomer's use of rat poison is likely to cause more problems than it solves, as you must be exceptionally cautious with them when children and pets are about. If you have any doubts, bring in the professionals for rat control needs in Claygate. (Tags: Rat Removal Claygate, Rat Exterminators Claygate, Rat Control Claygate)

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Also find: Epsom pest control, Ditton Hill pest control, Oxshott pest control, Maldon Rushett pest control, Claremont Park pest control, Lower Ashtead pest control, Leatherhead pest control, Esher pest control, Molesey pest control, Long Ditton pest control, Surbiton pest control, Hinchley Wood pest control, Chessington pest control, Thames Ditton pest control, Hersham pest control, Weston Green rat catchers and more. All of these villages and towns are served by professional pest control. Claygate property owners can get quotations by going here.

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Rat Control Around Claygate: Some Claygate areas where rat problems have recently been solved - Meadow Road, Brookfield Gardens, Lower Wood Road, Rosehill, Hurstbourne, Berkeley Gardens, Torrington Close, Beaconsfield Gardens, Loseberry Road, Ruxley Crescent, Bridle Road, Fairlawn Close, Woodstock Lane South, Cornwall Avenue, Thorne Close, Hare Lane, The Avenue, Norfolk Road, Hermitage Close, Aston Road, Red Lane, High Foleys, Elm Gardens, Foxwarren, Rythe Road, Old Claygate Lane, Trystings Close, as well as the following Claygate area postcodes: KT10 0TT, KT10 0BF, KT10 0JL, KT10 9BT, KT10 0PQ, KT10 0LH, KT10 0PR, KT10 0PA, KT10 0RB, KT10 0EN. Work was performed in these areas by specialists in pest control. Claygate homeowners received dependable and top notch pest control services in all cases.

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(This pest control Claygate page was written on 06-10-2022)