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Cowdenbeath Rat Catchers (KY4): Whilst it's not really a common problem nowadays in Cowdenbeath, homeowners can still have troubles with rats every now and then. Seeing rats in your property or garden is not a nice experience, and will be enough to give some property owners nightmares. Single rats are unlikely to cause very much of a problem, but naturally rats breed rapidly and can cause problems as soon as they grow in numbers.

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There are 2 types of rat which you might spot in Cowdenbeath, brown (common) rats and black rats. Its pretty improbable that you will ever see a black rat, and if you have stumbled upon a rat just recently it's likely to have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were common at one time and were blamed for the Great Plague, they are quite rare now, though when they are found they've got good hearing, are excellent climbers, and the females can produce between twenty and one hundred baby rats in a single year.

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Brown rats are bigger than black rats (Rattus Rattus) and can weigh nearly half a kilogram, with a length of roughly 9". The majority of the destruction caused by brown rats is due to the fact that to keep their incisor teeth from growing too long, they must continually gnaw on things. Wood is particularly more prone to this interest.

Rats can cause numerous problems in businesses and homes in Cowdenbeath and they gnaw their way through woodwork, pipes, wires and insulation, leave behind droppings, transmit diseases, and generally cause a nuisance. Any sightings of rats should always be reported to the local authority. Or perhaps head HERE to report incidences of rats and pests on the .gov web page.

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You will often become aware of the existence of rats not in fact by observing them, but by their indicating their activity in other ways. Perhaps you may hear scratching coming from a wall, loft or floor, you could come upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you may notice droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards or you may encounter distinctive rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirting boards.

If you want to have this problem remedied properly you'll want to bring in a specialist. You could either inform your local authorities or employ the services of a specialist Cowdenbeath pest controller or rat catcher yourself. These days rat catchers usually come under the umbrella of pest control, and pest elimination businesses not only control rats but also bedbugs, fleas, wasps, mice, moles, cockroaches and all manner of household and garden pests.

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Cowdenbeath and also nearby in: Halbeath, Lochgelly, Hill of Beath, Kingseat, Kinglassie, Lochore, Cardenden, Kelty, Dunfermaline, Glencraig, Glenrothes, Crosshill, Auchertool, Balingry, Leslie, Crossgates, together with these postcodes KY4 9LU, KY12 0SW, KY4 8LL, KY4 9LP, KY4 9DG, KY4 9JZ, KY4 9BZ, KY4 9EH, KY4 9AF, KY4 9ER. Locally based Cowdenbeath pest controllers will most likely have the postcode KY4 and the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01383. Checking this out can guarantee you are accessing local pest control. Cowdenbeath householders can benefit from these and various other related services.

Rat Bites

While, in Cowdenbeath, rat bites aren't all that commonplace, they certainly do happen on the odd occasion, and the effects can be serious in some instances. If you stumble upon a rat in a confined environment, it could attack and bite you if it is cornered or stressed, so leave it a clear exit route and try to avoid it at all costs.

These sorts of bites have been known to occur when rats are kept as pets, and you could be looking for trouble if you stick your hand into a rat's cage. Rat bites are not necessarily serious, but should be avoided where possible, and they can turn nasty or even fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). If left without treatment "rat bite fever" has a 10% mortality rate.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - "Rat bite fever" can have a number of signs and symptoms, including:

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

If you are unfortunate enough to receive a rat bite, carefully wash the wound, put on some antibiotic ointment, and cover the affected area with a bandage. Even if it doesn't appear to be that serious, you need to book an emergency appointment with your GP or head for the nearest hospital A&E. If it's five years or more since you received your last tetanus vaccination, you must get one of these done as well, since rat bites can become a cause of infection.

Kinds of Rat

You're only going to run into 2 types of rat in Cowdenbeath and anywhere in the British Isles. They are the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat

The most common type of rat found in Britain, and in fact the remainder of Europe, is the brown rat (sewer rat, street rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or common rat). This brown or grey coloured creature attains lengths of four to nine inches (plus the tail) and weighs in at 140 to 500 grams. Though once believed to have spread from Norway, it is now understood to have first come from China or at least Central Asia. Brown rats have excellent hearing but poor eyesight, they climb effectively and dig extensive burrows, they're omnivores but favour grains and cereals, the female rats will give birth to 5 litters of up to 14 every year.

The Black Rat

Also not native to Great Britain, the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), roof rat or ship rat first arrived in Europe from Southeast Asia. Thought to have been spread in Roman times, this rat quite likely reached Europe and the UK inside cargoes of spices. The black rat was once a common sight in Great Britain but was largely replaced by the larger brown rat and is now not often found. Weighing in at only 75 to 230 grams, the black rat attains lengths of around five to seven inches. Black rats are known to spread several diseases, most notably rat bite fever, salmonella, trichinosis, bubonic plague, tularemia, typhus, listeria, toxoplasmosis and Weil's disease.

Reporting Rat Sightings

We talked about this subject previously, so now we will go into a bit more detail. The local authority Environmental Health Department is the place to send a report if you see rats in your own garden, in a public area or in a neighbours garden. Certain councils will sort out problems with rats free of charge, however if you've got other pests for example bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps they'll usually charge you. You can head over to the Government (.gov) webpage HERE to report rat infestations. Click HERE to organize a local rat catcher and get the problem resolved quickly.

Rat Poisons

One way to resolve a rat infestation is to put down poison. This is usually done by carefully positioning a bait laced with poison, that's then swallowed by the rat resulting in death within a few days. When set in the appropriate location in or near a rat infested area, this poison can quite rapidly kill a large number of rats. One or more of three primary ingredients which are used in rat poisons are: bromadioline, difenacoum or brodifacoum. Pets could also be harmed by eating rat poisons, so be mindful. Brands of rat poison in Great Britain include: Elixir Gardens, Propest, Pest Expert, RatKil, Rentokil and Roshield. (Tags: Rat Poison Cowdenbeath, Rat Poisons Cowdenbeath)

Problems With Moles

Several Cowdenbeath rat catchers will also help with moles (the furry kind!). In no way such disliked animals, moles cause totally different problems to rats. It is outside in your garden where you may have issues with moles, and lawns especially are at risk of damage. Nicely manicured lawns spoiled by unsightly piles of freshly dug dirt are a sure sign of activity by moles. Using traps is undoubtedly the most acceptable and humane technique to reduce the incidence of moles. (Tags: Mole Trapping Cowdenbeath, Mole Catchers Cowdenbeath)


When you have a problem with rats in Cowdenbeath you could possibly try to resolve it on your own - and needless to say countless property owners in Cowdenbeath do just that. Rat poisons, rat traps and other products are available in shops, hardware stores and supermarkets in the Cowdenbeath area, so the stuff you need can easily be bought.

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A specialist rat exterminator in Cowdenbeath is however the preferred person for the job, since ridding yourself of rats isn't necessarily as easy as you might believe.

The newcomer's use of rat poisons is likely to cause more problems than it solves, because you must be incredibly careful with them especially if pets and children are running around. If you know what's better for you, always use a professional rat control service in Cowdenbeath for a solution to your rat problems. (Tags: Rat Exterminators Cowdenbeath, Rat Control Cowdenbeath, Rat Removal Cowdenbeath)

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Also find: Cardenden pest control, Kelty pest control, Leslie pest control, Hill of Beath pest control, Auchertool pest control, Halbeath pest control, Balingry pest control, Kingseat pest control, Lochore pest control, Glencraig pest control, Glenrothes pest control, Lochgelly pest control, Crossgates pest control, Dunfermaline pest control, Kinglassie pest control, Crosshill rat catchers and more. Most of these locations are served by professional pest control. Cowdenbeath business and home owners can get pest control estimates by going here.

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Cowdenbeath rat catchers can normally help you with emergency pest control, rat poison, rat baits, pigeon pest control, wasp pest control in Cowdenbeath, pest extermination, mole catching, the control of pests, commercial rat control, rat infestations, rat extermination, rat deterrents Cowdenbeath, pest control services, bird pest control Cowdenbeath, pest control Cowdenbeath, mice pest control, electronic pest control, squirrel pest control, household pest control, cockroach control Cowdenbeath, rat proofing, domestic rat control in Cowdenbeath, pest removal, rat trapping, rat control and other pest control in Cowdenbeath, Scotland. Listed are just a few of the activities that are undertaken by those installing pest control. Cowdenbeath specialists will inform you of their full range of pest control services.

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Rat Control Around Cowdenbeath: Property owners living in the following areas and streets have recently inquired about rat control services - Monziehall Cottage, Primmer Place, George Street, Glenfield Gardens, Weir Avenue, Lumphinnans Farm Cottage, Gilmour Street, Elgin Road, Glenfield Crescent, Wardlaw Street, Steins Place, Woodend Place, King Street, Netherton Road, Factory Road, West Lane, Braemount, Acorn Road, Parkend, Arthur Place, Watson Street, Fountain Place, Young Court, Burnside Terrace, Chapel Street, Pilkham Court, Moss Side Road, as well as these local Cowdenbeath postcodes: KY4 9LU, KY12 0SW, KY4 8LL, KY4 9LP, KY4 9DG, KY4 9JZ, KY4 9BZ, KY4 9EH, KY4 9AF, KY4 9ER. These areas recently saw activity by experts in pest control. Cowdenbeath business and home owners enjoyed dependable and top quality pest control services on each occasion.

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(This pest control Cowdenbeath content was created on 06-10-2022)