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Croxley Green Rat Catchers (WD3): Even while it is not really a common occurrence in Croxley Green nowadays, people still have issues with rats every so often. Seeing a rat in your garden or inside your property isn't a nice thing to experience, and will be enough to cause some people the shivers. Lone rats don't really cause very much of a problem, but naturally rats tend to reproduce quickly and may begin to cause problems as they grow in numbers.

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While neither of the 2 breeds of rat currently seen in the United Kingdom originate from these shores, they've unquestionably become well established. The brown rat is especially common (hence its name) whilst the ship (black) rat isn't so much these days. Both of these species escaped from Asia and made their way to the British Isles on boats.

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The brown rat is usually larger than the black rat weighing in at 500g and reaching lengths of almost 9 inches. Brown rats can cause problems because they must constantly chew on stuff to stop their teeth from growing too long. Their interest is oftentimes concentrated on items made from timber.

Rats can cause a variety of problems in homes and business premises around Croxley Green and they leave behind droppings, spread diseases, gnaw their way through insulation, pipes, wires and woodwork, and generally cause a nuisance. Homeowners must always report rat sightings to the relevant local authority. It's also possible to report rat sightings on the .gov website online HERE.

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It's not purely by sight that you will be alerted to the presence of rats, their habits are often enough to give warning. It could be that you might hear noises coming from a floor, loft or wall, you could observe holes gnawed into skirting boards or floorboards, you may detect droppings in cupboards or on the floor or you could uncover a rat's nest hidden away somewhere.

Unless you want to wait around for the local authorities to handle this rat infestation you can also call in local Croxley Green rat catcher or pest controller who will be qualified in the field of pest removal. There are not a lot of individuals these days who specialize just in rat catching, you can also give them a call if you have a problem with a wasp nest in your loft area or perhaps moles in your lawn. (Tags: Pest Control Croxley Green, Rat Catchers Croxley Green )

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Rat catching and pest control can be undertaken in Croxley Green and also in: Batchworth, Holywell, Leavesden, Hunton Bridge, North Watford, West Watford, Cassiobury, Loudwater, Garston, Micklefield Green, Chandler's Cross, Meriden, as well as in these postcodes WD3 3LW, WD3 3EJ, WD3 3JD, WD3 3LJ, WD3 3FT, WD3 3AP, WD3 3AR, WD3 3NZ, WD3 3BW, WD3 3NP. Locally based Croxley Green pest controllers will likely have the postcode WD3 and the phone code 01923.

What Attracts Rats?

With their pointy faces, twitchy whiskers and fur covered bodies, some folk may find rats and mice to be rather cute, however they're not the type of creatures that you want to have living in your home or garden in Croxley Green, and can actually be more dangerous than you may believe. Rats and mice can sometimes cause fires and other problems around the home by gnawing through electrical cables, insulation materials, skirting boards and plastic. Spreading conditions like Weil's disease, bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis, typhus, tularemia, rat bite fever, salmonella, trichinosis and listeria, mice and rats can cause over thirty different kinds of disease. Among the things around your home and property that are attractive to rats and mice are:

  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in an outbuilding, basement or attic will be particularly attractive to mice and rats, particularly if there's a food source close by.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Rats and mice can squeeze through the smallest of cracks and holes, so keep an eye out for gaps around plumbing, doorways, crawl spaces and vents.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Incredibly pet waste and even compost heaps can attract rats and mice - there are a few tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • RUBBISH/TRASH - An accumulation of junk and garden waste stacked up on your property (especially in the garden) will unquestionably attract rats and mice.
  • FOOD - Food that is left lying around or discarded is one of the primary attractions for rats and mice.
  • WATER - Mice and rats have to drink like any other creature, which means that water sources like birdbaths, dripping sprinkler systems, leaky pipes and pet bowls are a big attraction for these pests.

Rat Poisons

One somewhat unpleasant way to deal with a rat issue is to employ poison. Wholewheat grains are coated using a poisoned substance and strategically left for the rats to eat, it then takes them a few days to die. The correct placement of the poison is very important and will likely be responsible for the failure or success of this approach. One or more of 3 key chemicals which are used in rat poison are: brodifacoum, bromadioline or difenacoum. Dogs, cats and other pets can also be harmed by ingesting such rat poisons, so be careful. Well known brands of rat poison in Great Britain include: Rentokil, Elixir Gardens, Pest Expert, Propest, RatKil and Roshield.

Rat Bite Wounds

Whilst they are by no means among the most commonplace injuries inflicted on people in the United Kingdom, periodically rat bites certainly do happen, and the consequences can sometimes be serious. If you stumble upon a rat in a confined area, it could bite you if it feels scared or cornered, so leave the creature an easy exit route and try to avoid it at all costs.

These sorts of bites sometimes occur when rats are kept as pets (which is happening quite frequently these days), and you could be chancing it somewhat if you shove your hand into a rat's cage, no matter how tame it is. Although they aren't necessarily dangerous, rat bites can turn nasty or even fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever", so they must be avoided if possible. "Rat bite fever" (RBF) has a 10% mortality rate, if left untreated.

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

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

If are bitten by a rat you should wash the wound promptly, apply an antibiotic cream, and cover with a clean bandage. Even if you don't feel it is that bad, you must have it checked out at your nearest A&E unit, or make an appointment at your local surgery. If you have not had a tetanus jab in the last five years or so, it might be sensible to get one of these too - the hospital will almost certainly do this as routine.

Types of Rat

There are two species of rat that you might come across in Croxley Green or any place else in the UK for that matter. The Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The commonest species of rat present in the United Kingdom, and also Europe and North America, is the brown rat (sewer rat, street rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or common rat). This brown or grey coloured creature attains lengths of 4-9 inches (plus the tail) and weights 140-500g. Although at one time believed to have spread from Norway, it's now understood to have first come from China or at least Central Asia. Brown rats climb well and burrow a lot, they have excellent hearing but poor eyesight, the females can produce up to 5 litters per year, they consume pretty much anything (omnivorous) but favour grains and cereals.

The Black Rat

The black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat is also not a native of Britain, originating in Southeast Asia (probably India). It's believed to have spread throughout Europe during the time of the Roman Empire, almost certainly traveling in spice shipments. The black rat was once prevalent in the UK however was largely replaced by the brown rat and now is quite rare. Growing to a length of 5-7 inches, the black rat weighs in at just 75-230 grammes. Known to pass on Weil's disease, bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis, typhus, tularemia, rat bite fever, salmonella, trichinosis and listeria, black rats are notorious spreaders of pathogens and disease.

General Pest Control in Croxley Green

A whole host of remedial and preventative measures to manage and eradicate common pests in public, domestic and commercial spaces are encompassed by general pest control, a crucial service. It plays an important role in ensuring the overall well-being of communities by maintaining the safety, comfort and health of workers and residents and protecting property.

"General pest control" is a broad term that encompasses the management and control of various pests that can invade different places. These pests encompass a diverse array, including insects like ants, rodents like mice and rats, cockroaches and bedbugs, and other annoying pests such as flies, silverfish and spiders.

To prevent pest infestations, pest control is employed. This is achieved by taking proactive measures, like regular inspections, pest-proofing and maintaining cleanliness. Significantly reducing the risk of pest problems for business owners and householders in Croxley Green can be achieved by addressing conditions that attract pests and identifying potential entry points, such as water sources or food debris. (90716 - General Pest Control Croxley Green)

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When you've got a problem with rats in Croxley Green you could possibly try to resolve it on your own - and of course a lot of people in Croxley Green do choose that plan of action. Rat poisons, rat traps and similar merchandise is available in hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in and around Croxley Green, so the items that you need can easily be obtained. Even so, unless you're aware of what you are doing, it is possibly much better to seek the services of an expert rat exterminator, who'll have remedied such problems thousands of times before, and will know exactly what the preferred solution is. Most of the time the amateur use of rat poison is simply not all that beneficial, and could even do more harm than good - do you really want to take the chance of harming your children and pets? If you know what's best for you, always use an experienced rat control service in Croxley Green for solving your rat problems. (Tags: Rat Exterminators Croxley Green, Rat Removal Croxley Green, Rat Control Croxley Green)

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(This pest control Croxley Green page was written on 28-11-2023)