Rat Catchers Dalgety Bay

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Dalgety Bay Rat Catchers (KY11): Whilst it's not such a frequent occurrence in Dalgety Bay nowadays, folks do have issues with rats occasionally. Seeing rats in your garden or inside your home is not a great thing to experience, and will be sufficient to cause some people the shivers. Individual rats should not create very much of a problem, but of course rats reproduce rapidly and will begin to cause problems as their numbers rise.

There are two sorts of rat which you might encounter in Dalgety Bay, black rats and brown (common) rats. It is pretty unlikely that you'll ever come across a black rat, and if you've stumbled upon a rat just recently chances are it'll have been the more common brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were common at one time and were responsible for the Great Plague, they're quite scarce nowadays, although when they are seen they are superb climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and can give birth to between twenty and one hundred offspring in a single year.

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The black rat at 5" to 7" long, is smaller than the brown, which reaches lengths of up to about 9 inches and weighs close to half a kilo. Brown rats cause problems as they must continually chew on things to stop their teeth from growing too long. Their attention is frequently targeting stuff made out of wood.

Rats gnaw through wires, insulation, woodwork and pipes, leave behind droppings, spread diseases, and are generally troublesome in homes and business premises in and around Dalgety Bay. The local authority should be notified whenever rats are causing problems. It is possible to report a rat problem on the .gov website online HERE.

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You will occasionally become aware of the presence of rats not actually by seeing them, but by their indicating their existence in other ways. It could be that you could find a rat's nest in some out of the way location, you could come across holes gnawed in floorboards or skirting boards, you could discover droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards or you may hear noises coming from a wall, loft or floor.

If you're going to have this issue remedied correctly you ought to bring in a professional. You can either get in contact with the local authorities or hire the services of a specialist Dalgety Bay rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. These days rat catchers normally come under the category of pest management, and pest control companies do not only remove rats but also moles, fleas, cockroaches, mice, bedbugs, wasps and all sorts of garden and household pests. (Tags: Pest Control Dalgety Bay, Rat Catchers Dalgety Bay )

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Dalgety Bay and also in nearby places like: Pettycur, Pattiesmuir, Crossford, Dunfermline, Burntisland, Crombie, Aberdour, Limekilns, Halbeath, Kinghorn, Inverkeithing, Crossgates, Rosyth, Hillend, Torryburn, Cairneyhill, together with these postcodes KY11 9XJ, KY11 9YL, KY11 9LJ, KY11 9LQ, KY11 9XA, KY11 9GG, KY11 9UQ, KY11 9YN, KY11 9PB, KY11 9FJ. Local Dalgety Bay pest controllers will likely have the postcode KY11 and the phone code Dialling code 01383. Verifying this should ensure you access local pest control. Dalgety Bay homeowners can utilise these and various other similar services.

Do You Have Rats?

There are plenty of ways by which you can find out when you have rats. If you've got a notion that there might be rats in your home or business you can try to find footprints or tail trails in dusty areas, be on the lookout for burrows or tunnels near to solid objects, keep your eyes peeled for droppings, they look much like large grains of rice and are darkish brown, listen out for scratching noises coming from rooves and walls, in particular at nighttime, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirting boards and walls, check for gnaw marks in wires, wood and cables, particularly in lofts.

Rat Traps

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Rat traps are one of the techniques for dealing with a rat infestation, regardless of whether you are tackling it yourself or bringing the professionals in. You'll find many different sorts of rat trap nowadays, some of which exterminate the rats and some that capture the rat for later release. Those who hate to see creatures of any kind hurt, will unquestionably lean towards the capture style of trap. Rat traps can be found in all sizes and styles and include: cage traps, enclosed poison traps, electronic rat traps and spring loaded bait traps.

Problems With Mice in Dalgety Bay

Maybe thought by many people to be not so shocking as rats, finding mice inside your home can lead to just as many problems. While not as big, mice still contaminate food, breed rapidly, gnaw at stuff and leave droppings. The tactics for mouse infestations in Dalgety Bay are pretty much the same as those employed for rats ie poisoning and trapping. No matter whether you have got an infestation of rats or mice, visit BARK to track down a local Dalgety Bay pest controller to help you out.

Reporting Rats and Pests

We discussed this subject before, so now I'll go into it a bit more. The local council is where you should report it should you see rats in your own garden, in a neighbours garden or in a public place. In the case of rats this may occasionally be a free service, though you'll often be asked to pay for other pests for example wasps, cockroaches and bed bugs. Sightings of rats can also be reported by visiting the .gov website HERE. You are obviously able to arrange your local rat catcher to come and sort out the problem by going HERE.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

With their pointy faces, twitching whiskers and furry bodies, some folk might find mice and rats to be rather cute, however they aren't the kind of creatures that you want to be living in your home or garden in Dalgety Bay, and can actually be more dangerous than you may believe. By gnawing through electrical cables, wood, insulation materials and plastic, rats and mice can cause electrical fires and other accidents. More than 30 different sorts of disease can be spread by rats and mice including things like rat bite fever, salmonella, toxoplasmosis, bubonic plague, trichinosis, Weil's disease, listeria, tularemia and typhus. Among the things around your home and garden that will be attractive to rodents are:

  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can crawl through the tiniest of holes, so look out for gaps around pipework, crawl spaces, vents and entrances.
  • WATER - Busy little mice and rats need to drink like any other creature, therefore water sources like dripping sprinkler systems, leaking pipes, pet bowls and birdbaths are a big temptation for these unwelcome pests.
  • FOOD - Food left lying around or discarded is one of the principal attractions for rats and mice.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Surprisingly heaps of compost and even pet waste can attract rodents - there are likely to be some tasty morsels hiding in there!
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in an attic, storage shed or basement will be especially attractive to mice and rats, especially if there is a source of food nearby.
  • TRASH - Accumulations of garbage and garden waste heaped up on your property (particularly in the garden) will obviously attract mice and rats.

Kinds of Rat

There are only 2 breeds of rat that it's possible to come across in Dalgety Bay, Scotland or in fact any place else in Great Britain. These are the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The most prevalent species of rat found in Great Britain, and in fact the rest of Europe and North America, is the brown rat (street rat, common rat, sewer rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)). The colour of this species varies between grey and brown, it grows to about 4" to 9" (with a similar length tail) and has a weight range of between 140g and 500g. Nowadays understood to have originated in Central Asia, this rat was once presumed to have arrived from Norway (hence its name). Brown rats have poor eyesight but excellent hearing, they climb effectively and dig burrows, they are omnivores but have a preference for grains and cereals, the females often reproduce 5 litters of as many as 14 pups every year.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Originating from Southeast Asia (India) the black rat, roof rat or ship rat is also not native to Great Britain or Europe. Very likely traveling in shipments of spices for the Roman Empire, the black rat subsequently spread throughout Europe. Once widespread in Britain, the black rat largely disappeared as the brown rat became dominant. Growing to lengths of 5-7 inches, the black rat weighs only 75-230 grammes. Well known for passing on rat bite fever, salmonella, toxoplasmosis, bubonic plague, trichinosis, Weil's disease, listeria, tularemia and typhus, black rats are notorious spreaders of disease and pathogens.

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The most effective way of avoiding issues with rats is not to encourage them in the first place. Consequently, deterring rats will be something to consider even though you do not have problems with rats at this time. Amongst the primary causes of rat and rodent infestations is domestic household waste littering gardens. You'll just attract them if you give them both the materials and location to build nests. When there is also enough food on offer your rats imagine they are in heaven, so be aware that many bird feeders attract rats, particularly when they are prone to spilling over, and domestic food scraps should never be accessible. (Tags: Rat Prevention Dalgety Bay, Rat Deterrents Dalgety Bay)

Dalgety Bay Mole Catching

Dalgety Bay rat catchers are also occasionally contacted to take care of another problem, namely moles. Responsible for totally different problems to rats, moles are certainly not quite so despised. The primary trouble with moles is that they'll do considerable damage to your garden, especially your lawn. The familiar sight of earth mounds in the middle of a nicely manicured lawn is the proof of such activity. Capturing with traps is by far the most humane and favourable method to reduce the incidence of moles. (Tags: Molecatchers Dalgety Bay, Mole Trapping Dalgety Bay)


When you have rats running around your garden, the probability is that there'll be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to burrow and they usually do this next to and under solid objects or structures such as garage foundations, pathways, patios and garden shed bases. These are the best locations to check out if you think there are rats nearby. These are not just straightforward holes in the ground, but rather substantial networks of burrows, intended to use as shelter, nesting places and food storage. The entrances to burrows are usually worn smooth by frequent ins and outs, so look out for smooth sided holes next to solid surfaces. The entrances to rat burrows are typically 2-4 inches in diameter. A great way to determine if rats still live in the burrow is to throw some debris into the hole and find out if it has been cleared the next day.

Rat Bite Wounds

Although bites from rats aren't that commonplace in the British Isles, they certainly do happen every so often and they can be dangerous in some situations. When rats are cornered or feel scared, they can attack and bite humans, so if you unfortunately find yourself in that situation, leave a clear exit route and keep out of the way.

Rat bites have been known to occur in homes where rats are being kept as pets, and ramming your hand in a rat's cage is definitely something to be wary of. Rat bites can turn nasty or even fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), so they must be avoided wherever possible, although of of course bites are not always dangerous. If left without treatment "rat bite fever" can lead to death in 10% of cases.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever - "Rat bite fever" can have various symptoms, including:

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

You should promptly wash the affected area with warm water, if you receive a rat bite, then administer an antibiotic cream to the bite area, and finally cover it with a clean, sterile plaster or bandage. You need to book an appointment to see your GP, or go to the nearest A&E department, even if it doesn't seem that severe. If it is more than five years since you had your last vaccination for tetanus, you must get one of these done as well, given that rat bites can become a cause of infection.

In Conclusion

Homeowners with rat problems in Dalgety Bay are often tempted to have a crack at resolving it for themselves. So, if this happens to you, what should you do? By looking in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in the Dalgety Bay area, it's relatively simple to buy rat traps, rat poisons and other solutions.

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Hiring a professional Dalgety Bay rat exterminator would however be a better idea, unless you know precisely what you're doing, seeing that the correct strategy is not always the most obvious one.

In many cases the amateur use of rat poison is not actually that effective, and could even cause more problems than it solves - would you really want to take the chance of harming your children and pets? You would be far better off enlisting the assistance of an expert when you want rat control in Dalgety Bay.

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Rat Control Around Dalgety Bay: Some Dalgety Bay areas and streets where rat issues have recently been resolved - Frankfield Road, Pinewood Drive, Donibristle Gardens, The Wynd, Bouprie Rise, Wayfarers Place, Craigdimas Grove, Glamis Place, The Beeches, Moray Park, Briarhill Avenue, Meadowfield, Dalmeny View, Letham Way, Carcraig Place, Granton View, Orrin Grove, Moubray Road, Crowhill Road, Cramond Place, Ross Avenue, Otterston Grove, The Knowe, Cullaloe Court, Glamis Gardens, Letham Gait, as well as these local Dalgety Bay postcodes: KY11 9XJ, KY11 9YL, KY11 9LJ, KY11 9LQ, KY11 9XA, KY11 9GG, KY11 9UQ, KY11 9YN, KY11 9PB, KY11 9FJ. Work was conducted in these areas by experts in pest control. Dalgety Bay home and business owners enjoyed dependable and high quality pest control services in all cases.

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