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Crook Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Crook Rat Catchers (DL15): Even though its not that common in these modern times, noticing rats in your garden or home in Crook is not really a pleasing thing to go through. One rat sighting may not be too much of a problem, however, if you observe the presence of rats more regularly or spot multiple rats you may be heading for trouble since they breed so quickly.

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There are actually 2 sorts of rat which you may come across in Crook, common (brown) rats and black rats. Its rather improbable that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you have seen a rat just recently chances are it'll have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were common at one time and were to blame for the spread of the Great Plague, they are relatively scarce nowadays, though where they are seen they have good hearing, are superb climbers, and can give birth to between 20 and 100 baby rats every twelve months.

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The largest of the two rat breeds is the brown at approximately 9 inches, while the black rat only grows to between 5" and 7". Brown rats often cause damage because they must continually gnaw on stuff to stop their teeth from growing too much. They particularly love to gnaw on timber.

Rats gnaw their way through woodwork, wires, insulation and pipes, leave behind droppings, transmit diseases, and are typically problematic in homes and businesses in Crook. Any sightings of rats ought to be reported to the local council. Or head HERE to report incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov dedicated webpage.

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It is not always by appearance alone that you'll become aware of the presence of rats, their actions are sometimes enough to give warning. Its possible you could come across rat holes chewed in floorboards or skirtings, you may stumble upon a rat's nest in some out of the way location, you could find droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces or you might hear scratching noises coming from a floor, loft or wall.

In order to have this issue dealt with properly you need to call in a specialist. You can speak to the local environmental health department or bring in an expert Crook rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. In the world today rat catchers typically fall into the category of pest management, and pest elimination specialists not only deal with rats but in addition bedbugs, fleas, wasps, moles, cockroaches, mice and all kinds of household and garden pests.

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Pest control and rat catching can be carried out in Crook and also nearby in: Witton-le-Wear, Oakenshaw, Hew Hunwick, Willington, Helmington Row, North Bitchburn, Byers Green, Sunniside, Sunny Brow, Howden-le-Wear, Stanley Crook, High Grange, Roddymoor, Fir Tree, Billy Row, as well as in these postcodes DL15 9FQ, DL15 9GF, DL15 9JQ, DL15 8QH, DL15 9HN, DL15 9EY, DL15 8LA, DL15 8NT, DL15 8PU, DL15 8QF. Locally based Crook rat catchers will probably have the telephone code 01388 and the postcode DL15. Checking this will ensure that you access local pest control. Crook homeowners can benefit from these and numerous other related services.

Rat Prevention Crook

The simplest way to stop problems with rats and mice is to discourage them to start with. Therefore, even if you do not currently have a problem with rats, deterring rats should be on top of your priority list. Amongst the principal causes of rat and mouse infestations is domestic household rubbish littering gardens. Providing both the materials and location to build nests will do little but encourage them. In addition, refrain from providing easy foodstuffs by leaving domestic waste food in your garden and putting out bird seed feeders with grain that is only going to attract rats and mice. (Tags: Rat Prevention Crook, Rat Deterrents Crook)

Rat Bite Wounds

Although, in the UK, rat bites aren't that commonplace, they do happen on occasion, and the implications can be serious in some circumstances. If you happen to encounter a rat in a confined environment, it could bite you if it feels threatened or cornered, so leave it an easy exit route and try to stay out of it's way.

Some incidents of rat bites happen when rats are kept as pets (really?), and sticking your hand in a rat's cage is something of a risk. Rat bites can become infected or be life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), consequently they should be avoided wherever possible, although of of course they are not always serious. If left untreated "rat bite fever" (RBF) can lead to death in 10% of cases.

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

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

You should immediately wash the affected area with warm water, if you are bitten by a rat, and administer an antibiotic ointment to the bite area, and finally cover it with a clean bandage or plaster. You need to make an appointment to see your doctor, or head to the nearest hospital A&E, even if it doesn't appear to be that severe. Getting a tetanus vaccine is also wise, particularly if it's more than five years since you've had one.

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

Regardless of their seemingly cute appearance, with their furry bodies, pointy faces and twitchy whiskers, mice and rats can be dangerous and are not animals that you want to be living in your house or garden in Crook. Mice and rats can cause damage to your property by gnawing through plastic, floorboards, electric wiring and plasterboard, and are regularly to blame for fires and other issues. Over 30 different types of disease can be spread by rats and mice including rat bite fever, tularemia, typhus, trichinosis, listeria, Weil's disease, bubonic plague, salmonella and toxoplasmosis. So, listed here are just a few of the things that are going to attract mice and rats to your garden or home:

  • CLUTTER - General clutter in an outbuilding, basement or loft space will be especially attractive to rats and mice, particularly if there's a food source close by.
  • TRASH/RUBBISH - An accumulation of trash and garden waste piled up on your property (particularly in the garden) will definitely attract rodents.
  • WATER - Rats and mice need to drink, which means that sources of water like seeping sprinkler systems, birdbaths, pet bowls and leaky pipes are a big attraction for these unwelcome pests.
  • FOOD - Food that's left discarded or lying around is one of the principal attractions for mice and rats.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Remarkably pet waste and even piles of compost can attract rodents - they will find some tasty morsels hiding in there!
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Mice and rats can squeeze through the tiniest of holes and cracks, so look out for gaps around doors, piping, crawl spaces and roof vents.


The one thing that all rats like to do is burrow and dig, and the place that they especially like to dig is near to solid objects or structures like garden shed bases, walkways, patios and garages. Providing them with nesting places, shelter and food storage, rat burrows are dug into substantial systems that can even cause damage to structures if not nipped in the bud. The entrances to rat burrows are normally worn smooth by the endless movement, so keep an eye out for holes with smooth sides near to solid structures. Usually about two to four inches across, entrances to burrows are quite easy to spot. A good way to find out if rats are nesting in the burrow is to chuck some debris into the hole and see whether it has been cleared away the following day.

Coming Soon: Diseases spread by rats.

In Conclusion

When you've got a problem with rats in Crook you might possibly try to resolve it on your own - and needless to say countless householders in Crook do choose that approach. Rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products are available in hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in the Crook area, so the stuff you need can easily be obtained.

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Nevertheless, unless you're aware of exactly what you're doing, it is possibly better to appoint a professional rat exterminator, who'll have handled such problems hundreds of times previously, and will automatically know what the most effective solution is.

The amateur use of rat poisons is likely to cause more problems than it solves, as you must be exceptionally cautious with them especially when children and pets are around. You would be far better off enlisting the help of a specialist whenever you need rat control in Crook.

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Also find: Stanley Crook pest control, Oakenshaw pest control, Witton-le-Wear pest control, Billy Row pest control, North Bitchburn pest control, Roddymoor pest control, Helmington Row pest control, Howden-le-Wear pest control, Fir Tree pest control, Willington pest control, High Grange pest control, Sunny Brow pest control, Hew Hunwick pest control, Sunniside pest control, Byers Green rat catchers and more. All these locations are served by local pest control. Crook business and home owners can get estimates by going here.

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Crook rat catchers will likely help with insect heat treatments, bird nest removal, commercial rat control Crook, pest control services, powder treatments (for wasps nest), residential pest control Crook, pigeon control in Crook, squirrel control Crook, ants pest control, wasp nest removal, bed bug control, rat extermination in Crook, restaurant pest control Crook, pest control for fleas in Crook, rat catching Crook, the installation of pheromone stations (for moth entrapment), ultrasonic pest control Crook, pest control Crook, the removal of contaminated loft insulation in Crook, pest netting, garden pest control Crook, mole catching, bed bug pest control Crook, preventive pest control Crook, rat pest control, bird dropping clearance, domestic rat control in Crook, fogging & spray treatments, emergency 24 hour pest control, rat removal services and other pest control in Crook, County Durham. These are just a small portion of the activities that are accomplished by those specialising in pest control. Crook providers will be happy to tell you about their whole range of services.

County Durham Rat Control Enquiries

County Durham Rat Control Enquiries

Current County Durham rat control enquiries: Niam Blackmore needed a pest controller to tackle a rat problem in his garden just outside Wolsingham. Ronan Heaton in Byshottles, County Durham needed a pest control specialist to resolve a rat problem in his garden shed. Summer Hurley from Plawsworth, County Durham asked us "are there any reliable rat catchers near me?". Helen Grey needed a pest controller to deal with some rats in her garage just outside Esh Winning, County Durham. Malaika Hood needed a pest controller to tackle a rat problem in her property close to Lynesack, County Durham. Ezra Lambert from Hurworth, County Durham needed a pest controller to get rid of some rats in his loft. Ronald Casey needed a pest control specialist to tackle a rat problem in his utility room near Lynesack. Emilio Cornock in Murton, County Durham needed a pest control company to solve a rat problem in his drains.

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Rat Control Around Crook: Households in Caldwell Drive, Station Court, Austen Way, Foundry Fields, Linton Terrace, North Terrace, Robinson Grove, Cedar Gardens, Larkin Close, Collier Close, Brown Court, Borrowdale Grove, West Bridge Street, Lilac Gardens, Percy Street, Nelson Street, Woodlands Court, Castle Close, Low Dowfold, Low Beechburn, Murphy Close, Emmerson Street, High Woodifield West, Esk Gardens, The Old Dairy, Osbourne Gardens, have needed rat control services recently. Pest control was also completed in the following local Crook postcodes: DL15 9FQ, DL15 9GF, DL15 9JQ, DL15 8QH, DL15 9HN, DL15 9EY, DL15 8LA, DL15 8NT, DL15 8PU, DL15 8QF. Work was performed in these places by experts in pest control. Crook residents enjoyed trusted and competent pest control services.

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