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Clayton-le-Woods Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Clayton-le-Woods Rat Catchers (PR6): While it is not that common in these modern times, observing rats in your garden or even inside your home in Clayton-le-Woods is not a great thing to go through. One sighting of a rat shouldn't be too much of an issue, nonetheless, if you spot rats more regularly or see several rats you could soon be heading for trouble as they breed so rapidly.

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There are two kinds of rat which you might run into in Clayton-le-Woods, brown (or common) rats and black rats. It is rather unlikely that you'll ever come across black rats, and if you've spotted a rat just recently the chances are it'll have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were common at one time and were to blame for the spread of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are relatively scarce now, although where they are found they're amazing climbers, have good hearing, and can give birth to between twenty and one hundred offspring every 12 months.

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The black rat at 5 to 7" long, isn't as big as the common brown rat, which reaches a length of almost nine inches and weighs about 500g. To stop their incisor teeth from getting too long, common brown rats must keep gnawing at things, and that's why they're the cause of so much damage and destruction. Rats especially like to gnaw at woodwork.

Rats may cause many issues in businesses and homes throughout Clayton-le-Woods and they spread diseases, gnaw their way through wires, woodwork, pipes and insulation, leave behind droppings, and are generally problematic. The local authorities ought to be informed whenever rats are sighted. Or otherwise head HERE to report pest and rat sightings on the .gov website.

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You may not have to physically witness rats to confirm that they are there, because there are a few signs that may alert you to their activity. Its possible you might hear noises coming from a floor, wall or loft, you might find a rat's nest hidden away, you could detect droppings on the floor or in cupboards or you could encounter holes chewed in skirting boards or floorboards.

If you want to have this issue tackled effectively you might want to get in touch with a specialist. You could either get in contact with the local council or employ the services of a professional Clayton-le-Woods pest controller or rat catcher for yourself. Back many years ago, rat catchers were simply that, however at present they're normally termed pest control experts and will not only be able to help with getting rid of rats but also ants, moles, mice, cockroaches, wasps and much more.

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Pest control and rat catching can be undertaken in Clayton-le-Woods and also in nearby places like: Pippin Street, Midge Hall, Whittle-le-Woods, Wheelton, Higher Wheelton, Farington Moss, Brinscall, Thorpe Green, Farington, New Longton, Brindle, Buckshaw Village, Bamber Bridge, Heapey, Leyland, Withnell, and in these postcodes PR5 8JQ, PR5 8JA, PR25 5AN, PR25 5SR, PR25 5RY, PR5 8JS, PR25 5SG, PR25 4GD, PR25 5AU, PR25 5PD. Locally based Clayton-le-Woods pest controllers will likely have the postcode PR6 and the telephone code 01257 01772. Checking this should make sure that you access local pest control. Clayton-le-Woods property owners can benefit from these and lots of other related services.

Problems With Moles

Rat catchers in Clayton-le-Woods are occasionally also brought in to take care of another problem, namely moles. Responsible for quite different problems to rats, moles are certainly not quite as disliked. Gardens and lawns are the main things at risk of damage when you've got a mole problem. Evidence of their destructive activity can clearly be seen in the shape of randomly scattered heaps of earth on neatly mowed lawns. Moles are often captured in traps and rereleased someplace else, if you prefer the most humane resolution. (Tags: Mole Catchers Clayton-le-Woods, Mole Trapping Clayton-le-Woods)

Reporting Rats

The following is a little more information on a subject we mentioned before. It is always a wise idea to inform the local environmental health if you spot rats in your own garden, in a public area or in a neighbours garden. With regards to rats this is sometimes a cost-free service, although you'll often be faced with a charge for some other pests like bed bugs, wasps and cockroaches. Sightings of rats may also be reported on the Government (.gov) webpage HERE. You can needless to say organize a local rat catcher to pop in and deal with the issue by going HERE.

Rats - How to Spot Them

There are several ways by which you can tell when you've got rats. If you've got some suspicions that there might be rats in your home or business you can look out for burrows or tunnels adjacent to solid objects, watch out for rub marks on skirting boards and walls where greasy fur has left marks, search for tail trails or footprints in dusty areas, keep your eyes open for faeces (droppings), they are darkish brown and look much like large grains of rice, pay attention to gnaw marks in cables, wood and wires, particularly in lofts, listen closely for scratching noises coming from walls and attics, particularly at night.

Rat Bite Wounds

While, in the UK, bites from rats are not that commonplace, they certainly do occur on occasion, and the effects can be serious in some scenarios. When scared or cornered, rats can bite people, thus when you stumble upon one one in a confined environment, it is best to leave it a clear exit route so that it can easily escape.

These types of bites sometimes occur where rats are kept as pets (which is happening quite frequently these days), and you're likely to be asking for trouble if you stick your hand inside a rat's cage, no matter how tame it seems. Rat bites can turn nasty or even fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), consequently they must be avoided when possible, although of of course they aren't always dangerous. If it's not treated rapidly "rat bite fever" (RBF) has a 10% mortality rate.

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

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

If you get bitten by a rat you should wash the wound immediately, apply an antibiotic cream, and cover it with a clean plaster or bandage. Even if you don't consider that it's too major, you should have it checked out at your closest A&E, or book an appointment at your local surgery. If it is 5 years or more since you had your last tetanus shot, you must get one of those done as well, given that rat bites can easily become infected.

Kinds of Rat

You'll only ever encounter 2 breeds of rat in Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire or anywhere in the United Kingdom. The Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat

In Clayton-le-Woods, the remainder of the UK and Continental Europe the most common species of rat is the brown rat (sewer rat, street rat, common rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)), this is the kind you are likely to see in your home or garden. The colour of this rodent ranges between grey and brown, it normally grows to about 4" - 9" (plus an equivalent length of tail) with a weight of between 140 and 500g. Even though at one time thought to have originated from Norway, it is now known to have initially come from China. Brown rats climb well and burrow a lot, they have bad eyesight but excellent hearing, the female rats can produce up to 5 litters per year, they'll consume pretty much any foodstuffs (omnivorous) but prefer grain cereals.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Originating from Southeast Asia (probably India) the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), roof rat or ship rat is also not native to the United Kingdom or Europe. It is regarded as having spread to Europe in Roman times, quite likely traveling in spice shipments. Quite rare nowadays in Britain, the black rat was pretty much replaced by the larger brown (common) rat. Growing to lengths of 5" to 7", the black rat weighs about 75-230 grammes. Black rats have a reputation for spreading many different diseases, most notably listeria, trichinosis, Weil's disease, salmonella, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever, bubonic plague, typhus and tularemia.

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One of the ways that you can deal with a rat infestation is by using rat traps. Rat traps may be designed to actually exterminate a rat or to compassionately imprison a rat for later release. Should you be opposed to the harming of animals, perhaps the capture trap are the appropriate answer. Available rat trap styles include the likes of: enclosed poison traps, cage traps, electronic rat traps and spring loaded bait traps.

In Conclusion

Householders with rat problems in Clayton-le-Woods are sometimes tempted to have a bash at solving it themselves. Therefore, if you find yourself in this situation, what should you do? There are plenty of products available to help you to accomplish this and you can find rat traps, rat poisons and other similar products in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in the Clayton-le-Woods area.

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Retaining the services of a competent Clayton-le-Woods rat exterminator would however be preferable, unless you know precisely what you are doing, seeing as the correct approach isn't always the obvious one.

The amateur use of rat poison will likely cause more problems than it solves, seeing that you've got to be incredibly cautious with them when children and pets are running around. When in doubt, speak to the professionals for rat control needs in Clayton-le-Woods.

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Clayton-le-Woods rat catchers can normally help you with pest netting, pigeon pest control, residential pest control, rat extermination, bed bug heat treatments, powder treatments Clayton-le-Woods, pest removal services, domestic pest control, rat removal services, wasp pest control, household pest control, bird pest control Clayton-le-Woods, restaurant pest control Clayton-le-Woods, bed bug control, thermal imaging surveys to detect hidden pest infestations, the installation of moth trapping pheromone stations, ingress pest solutions Clayton-le-Woods, rat trapping, rat proofing, domestic rat control, mouse control, rodent control in Clayton-le-Woods, ultrasonic pest control in Clayton-le-Woods, rat control Clayton-le-Woods, ants pest control, commercial pest control, rat infestations in Clayton-le-Woods, mole catching, rat catching, rat prevention and other pest control in Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire. Listed are just an example of the tasks that are carried out by those installing pest control. Clayton-le-Woods contractors will be happy to tell you about their whole range of pest control services.

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Also find: Higher Wheelton pest control, Pippin Street pest control, Farington pest control, Whittle-le-Woods pest control, Heapey pest control, Wheelton pest control, Midge Hall pest control, Thorpe Green pest control, Bamber Bridge pest control, Farington Moss pest control, New Longton pest control, Leyland pest control, Brinscall pest control, Brindle pest control, Buckshaw Village pest control, Withnell rat catchers and more. All of these places are covered by professional pest control. Clayton-le-Woods home and business owners can get pest control quotes by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Clayton-le-Woods: Some Clayton-le-Woods roads where rat issues have recently been solved - Three Nooks, Chorley Old Road, Preston Road, Broom Close, Ivy Close, Levens Drive, Grange Close, Sheep Hill Lane, Greenwood, Forsythia Drive, Long Acre, Clayton Villa Fold, Hawthorne Close, Hillcroft, Claughton Avenue, Woodfield, Stack Croft, Bellflower Close, Gardenia Close, Rose Close, Moss Lane, Sandy Lane, Birch Field, Windflower Drive, Daisy Meadow, Radburn Brow, Well Orchard, Lune Drive, Kent Drive, as well as these Clayton-le-Woods area postcodes: PR5 8JQ, PR5 8JA, PR25 5AN, PR25 5SR, PR25 5RY, PR5 8JS, PR25 5SG, PR25 4GD, PR25 5AU, PR25 5PD. Work was undertaken in these places by experts in pest control. Clayton-le-Woods business and home owners received high quality and reliable pest control services.

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(This pest control Clayton-le-Woods page was created by S. N. Locke 06-06-2022)