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Crowle Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Crowle Rat Catchers (DN17): Finding a rat in your garden or home tends to be quite a horrifying thing to experience even though it isn't so frequent an occurrence in Crowle these days, it's certainly not unheard of. Rats tend to breed quickly and can cause problems, particularly when they're seen in numbers. A single sighting of a lone rat might not be too much of a concern, but if you are seeing them often you need to find a solution.

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There are 2 kinds of rat which you may encounter in Crowle, black rats and brown (common) rats. It is pretty unlikely that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you have spotted a rat fairly recently the chances are it will have been the more widespread brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were at one time common and were blamed for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're pretty rare now, although when they are found they're amazing climbers, have good hearing, and the females can give birth to between 20 and 100 baby rats in just one year.

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The brown rat is ordinarily bigger than the black rat (Rattus Rattus) and weigh as much as half a kilo, with a length of approximately 9 inches. Most of the damage and destruction caused by brown rats is because to keep their teeth from getting too much, they must constantly gnaw on stuff. Items made of wood are particularly more prone to this gnawing.

Rat infestations cause a lot of problems for home or business owners in Crowle, they transmit disease, leave behind droppings, gnaw through woodwork, insulation, wires and pipes, and get up to all sorts of mischief. The local authority needs to be informed when there are any incidences of rats. Or otherwise post a report recording incidences of rats and pests on the .gov website HERE, which will be forwarded to the relevant local authorities.

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You'll from time to time discover the presence of rats not by actually observing them, but by their announcing their presence by other means. It could be that you could discover droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards, you could observe distinctive rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirtings, you may hear scratching noises coming from a wall, loft or floor or you could stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere.

If you're going to have this problem tackled effectively you might want to bring in a specialist. You can either get in touch with the local authorities or call in a specialist Crowle pest controller or rat catcher for yourself. Way back in the past, rat catchers were simply that, however at present they're termed pest control experts and will not only be able to help you manage rat problems but also mice, wasps, ants, cockroaches, moles and much more.

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Crowle and also nearby in: Wroot, Eastoft, Ealand, Epworth, Gunness, Althorpe, Burringham, Garthorpe, Derrythorpe, Sandtoft, Adlingfleet, Thorne, Keadby, Moorends, Luddington, and in these postcodes DN14 8DT, DN17 4EL, DN17 4DY, DN17 4EN, DN17 4NJ, DN17 4NH, DN17 4NA, DN17 4HW, DN17 4HZ, DN17 4TF. Local Crowle pest controllers will probably have the phone code 01724 and the postcode DN17. Checking this will ensure that you're accessing local pest control. Crowle householders can utilise these and numerous other related services.

Species of Rat

In Crowle, Lincolnshire or anywhere in the United Kingdom, there's just 2 breeds of rat which you're going to come across. The Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), sewer rat, common rat or street rat) is the most commonly seen rat in the UK and all over Continental Europe (also North America). The brown rat (it can sometimes be grey in colour) is ordinarily 4-9" long (not including the tail) and weighs 140 to 500 grams. It usually lives wherever people are living. It was given its name Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) because it was presumed to have come to Britain by ships from Norway. The brown rat is now thought to have originated in China or Central Asia. Brown rats are omnivores (consume anything) although their favourite is cereal grains, they've got bad eyesight but good hearing, the females attain sexual maturity in about 5 weeks and often give birth to 5 litters each year (with up to 14 in each litter), they climb effectively and burrow extensively.

The Black Rat

Originating from India and Southeast Asia the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat is also not a native species of Britain or Europe. Quite possibly traveling in shipments of spices in Roman times, the black rat then spread throughout Europe. At one time common in the British Isles, the black rat essentially disappeared as the brown rat took over. Weighing just 75-230g, the black rat reaches a length of around 5" to 7". Black rats are known to spread a number of diseases, in particular rat bite fever, salmonella, listeria, Weil's disease, bubonic plague, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, typhus and trichinosis.

Do You Have Rats?

If you have an idea you could have rats in your business or home, there are a few ways by which you'll be able to find out. You can check for gnawing in wood, cables and wires, particularly in attics, look out for burrows or tunnels close to solid surfaces, listen for scratching noises emanating from walls and rooves, in particular at nighttime, keep your eyes peeled for droppings (faeces), they are dark brown and look similar to large grains of rice, hunt for footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, watch for rub marks on skirting boards and walls where greasy fur has left marks.

Rat Bites

Whilst rat bites are not that commonplace in the UK, they certainly do happen on occasion and they can be serious in some circumstances. When cornered or threatened, rats can bite people, so when you encounter one in a confined environment, it is advisable to leave an exit route so that it can escape.

These types of bites sometimes occur where rats are kept as pets (which is happening quite frequently these days), and you could be looking for trouble if you poke your hand in a rat's cage, regardless how tame it seems. Rat bites can turn nasty or even fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever", subsequently they should be avoided when possible, although of of course they're not always dangerous. If it is left without treatment "rat bite fever" (RBF) has a 10% mortality rate.

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

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

If you get bitten by a rat you should wash the wound promptly, apply an antibiotic ointment, and cover it with a clean bandage or plaster. You must head for your nearest A&E and get it checked out, even if you don't consider it to be that severe, or at the very least arrange an appointment with your GP or doctor. It is also advisable to get a tetanus jab, especially if you haven't had one of these in the last 5 years or so.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

Though some people in Crowle may consider them to be quite cute with their pointy faces, twitching whiskers and furry bodies, mice and rats are definitely not creatures that you want to have living in your house or garden, and can actually be dangerous. Mice and rats can sometimes cause fires and other problems in homes and business premises in Crowle by nibbling through electric wires, skirting boards, insulation materials and plastic. Spreading conditions like rat bite fever, salmonella, listeria, Weil's disease, bubonic plague, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, typhus and trichinosis, mice and rats can cause over 30 different sorts of disease. A number of different things will attract rats and mice to your home or garden including:

  • FOOD - Food that is left lying around or discarded is one of the principal attractions for mice and rats.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in basement, gardenshed or loft will be especially attractive to rats and mice, particularly if there's a source of food nearby.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can squeeze through the smallest of holes, so look out for gaps around doorways, crawl spaces, vents and piping.
  • TRASH/RUBBISH - An accumulation of trash and garden waste heaped up on your property (particularly in the garden) will certainly attract rodents.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Remarkably pet waste and even heaps of compost can attract rats and mice - there are likely to be plenty of tasty morsels hiding in there!
  • WATER - Busy little rodents have to drink like any other creature, therefore water sources such as leaking pipes, pet water bowls, birdbaths and dripping sprinkler systems are a big temptation for these unwelcome pests.

Crowle Mole Catching

Although no longer such a commonplace pest nowadays moles are occasionally dealt with by rat catchers. In no way such despised creatures, moles bring about completely different issues than rats. It is outside in the garden where you could have problems with moles, and lawns in particular are at risk. Neatly maintained lawns ruined by ugly mounds of recently dug soil are a sure sign of activity by moles. Moles are often caught in traps and then re-released elsewhere, if you favour the most humane option.

To Summarise

When you've got a rat problem in Crowle you could be tempted to try to solve it yourself - and not surprisingly a lot of home and business owners in Crowle do just that. By looking around shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in and around Crowle, it is not at all hard to buy rat traps, rat poisons and similar merchandise.

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However, unless you're aware of exactly what you are doing, it's probably much better to hire an expert rat exterminator, who will have resolved this issue hundreds of times previously, and will know automatically what the preferred solution is.

Quite often the rookie's use of rat poison isn't actually that beneficial, and could even cause more problems than it solves - do you really want to take the chance of doing harm to your children and pets? If you know what's better for you, always bring in a specialist rat control service in Crowle for solving your rat problems.

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Rat Control Around Crowle: Householders living in the following streets have just recently requested rat control services - The Slack, Cross Slack, Brunyee Road, Kesteven Grove, Church Street, Chancery Lane, Vicar's Walk, Windsor Lane, Isle Close, Highfields, Chestnut Avenue, Eastoft Road, Southfield Road, Field Road, Axholme Avenue, The Paddocks, Justice Hall Lane, Masons Court, Holland Avenue, West Terrace Street, Woodland Avenue, Bowling Green Lane, Laburnum Grove, High Street, Crowland Road, Orchard Grange, Brewery Gardens, Hazel Avenue, as well as the following local Crowle postcodes: DN14 8DT, DN17 4EL, DN17 4DY, DN17 4EN, DN17 4NJ, DN17 4NH, DN17 4NA, DN17 4HW, DN17 4HZ, DN17 4TF. Work was conducted in these places by specialists in pest control. Crowle business and home owners enjoyed the benefits of trusted and competent pest control services.

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(This pest control Crowle article was generated on 06-10-2022)