Pest Control Dunbar

Dunbar Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Dunbar Rat Catchers (EH42): Discovering a rat in your garden or house tends to be quite an alarming thing to go through even though it isn't so regular an occurrence in Dunbar in recent times, its certainly something that does happen. Rats breed very quickly and can cause problems, especially when there are a lot of them. A single incidence of a lone rat won't be much of an issue, however if you're observing them often you need to find a solution.

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There are actually two species of rat which you may run into in Dunbar, brown (common) rats and black rats. It's relatively unlikely that you will ever come across black rats, and if you have seen a rat fairly recently the chances are it'll have been the more commonplace brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were common at one time and were responsible for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are relatively rare now, however where they do exist they've got an acute sense of hearing, are exceptional climbers, and the females can give birth to between twenty and one hundred baby rats in just one year.

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Brown rats are larger than black rats weighing in at 500g and reaching a length of nearly nine inches. Much of the damage attributable to brown rats is because to prevent their incisors from growing too long, they must continuously gnaw on stuff. Their interest is often focused on stuff that is made from wood.

Rats may cause various issues in businesses and homes around Dunbar and they leave behind droppings, gnaw through pipes, woodwork, insulation and wires, transmit diseases, and generally cause a nuisance. The local authority ought to be informed whenever rats are seen. Or alternatively click HERE to report pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov website.

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It's not always by appearance alone that you'll be alerted to the existence of rats, their actions are often quite enough to enlighten you. It could be that you may observe distinctive rat holes gnawed into floorboards or skirting boards, you could stumble upon a rat's nest in some tucked away location, you may hear scratching noises coming from a wall, floor or loft or you may notice droppings in cupboards or on floors.

If you're going to have this situation resolved correctly you have to speak to a specialist. You could get in touch with the local council or bring in a specialist Dunbar rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. There aren't so many folks nowadays who just specialize in rat catching, so you can also give them a call if you've got moles causing damage or maybe a wasp nest in your loft space. (Tags: Pest Control Dunbar, Ratcatchers Dunbar )

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Dunbar and also nearby in: West Barns, East Linton, Haddington, Cockburnspath, Broxburn, Dirleton, Coldingham, Preston, Gullane, Oldhamstocks, North Berwick, Duns, Gifford, Aberlady, Belhaven, and in these postcodes EH42 1PD, EH42 1DR, EH42 1BG, EH42 1DX, EH42 1BB, EH42 1PG, EH42 1JP, EH42 1EX, EH42 1NN, EH42 1JN. Locally based Dunbar rat catchers will likely have the postcode EH42 and the telephone code Dialling code 01368. Checking this out will guarantee that you're accessing locally based pest control. Dunbar home and business owners will be able to benefit from these and various other pest related services.

Rat Prevention Dunbar

Discouraging rodents before they even show up is definitely the easiest way of avoiding such problems. Subsequently, even though you don't presently have a rat problem, rat prevention ought to be right at the top of your list of priorities. Household trash laying around your garden is among the major reasons behind rat and mouse infestations. You'll do nothing but attract rats if you give them both the location and materials to build nests. If there is also plenty of food on offer the rats will be in paradise, so be warned that many bird feeders can attract rats, especially when they're vulnerable to spilling over, and household food scraps should also not be easily accessible.

Rat Traps

Rat Traps

Rat traps are one of the most reliable techniques for dealing with a rat situation, no matter if you are tackling it by yourself or bringing a professional in. You can get many different kinds of rat trap these days, some which actually exterminate the rat and others which capture the rat for release later. Individuals who can't stand to see animals of any kind harmed, will surely opt for the capture type of trap. Available rat trap styles include: cage traps, electronic rat traps, spring loaded bait traps and enclosed poison traps.

Dunbar Mole Catching

Although nowhere near such a common problem nowadays moles are also often controlled by rat catchers. By no means such hated critters, moles bring about completely different problems to rats. Gardens and lawns are mainly vulnerable if you've got a mole situation. Proof of their destructive activity can plainly be spotted in the form of scattered heaps of earth on perfectly mowed lawns. The favorite and humane method to remove moles is by using traps.

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

With their twitchy whiskers, pointy faces and fur covered bodies, some people might find mice and rats to be rather cute, however they're certainly not the type of animals that you want living in your house or garden in Dunbar, and can be more dangerous than you'd imagine. By chewing through plastic, electric wires, plasterboard and floorboards, mice and rats can cause accidents and in particular electrical fires. More than 30 different sorts of disease are spread by mice and rats including trichinosis, rat bite fever, toxoplasmosis, tularemia, bubonic plague, salmonella, Weil's disease, listeria and typhus. So, below are just some of the things that will attract rats and mice to your garden and home:

  • TRASH/RUBBISH - An accumulation of junk and garden rubbish piled up on your property (especially in the garden) will definitely attract mice and rats.
  • WATER - Busy little rats and mice have to drink, subsequently water sources such as dripping sprinkler systems, birdbaths, pet bowls and leaking pipes are a big temptation for these unwanted pests.
  • FOOD - Food left lying around or discarded is one of the principal attractions for mice and rats.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Remarkably compost heaps and even pet waste can attract rodents - they'll find some tasty titbits hiding in there!
  • CLUTTER - General clutter in an outbuilding, basement or loft will be particularly attractive to rodents, especially if there's a source of food nearby.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Mice and rats can squeeze through the smallest of holes and cracks, so watch out for gaps around piping, vents, crawl spaces and doors.

Rat Burrows

Digging is a thing that all rats love to do and its at the side of solid structures and objects like patios, garden shed bases, garages and paths where they predominantly like to dig. Useful for shelter, a nesting place and food storage, burrows are dug into substantial networks which can even cause damage if allowed to continue unchecked. The entrances to rat burrows tend to be worn smooth by the constant coming and going, so keep an eye out for smooth sided holes next to solid surfaces. The entrances to rat burrows are usually two to four inches in diameter. You can check if rats are still in situ by temporarily blocking the entrance hole to determine if they come back and clear it.

Rat Bites

While, in Dunbar, rat bites are not that commonplace, they do occur every now and then, and the implications can be serious in some circumstances. Without doubt, rats can bite humans when they feel cornered or threatened, so in a confined space it is best to keep out of their way, or leave them an easy exit route.

Quite a few instances of rat bites happen when rats are being kept as pets, and placing your hand into a rat's cage is something of a risk. Rat bites aren't always serious, but must be avoided if possible, and they can become infected or be fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever". If it is not treated swiftly "rat bite fever" can lead to death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

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

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

If you are unlucky enough to get bitten by a rat, carefully wash the wound, put on some antibiotic cream, and cover the affected area with a bandage. You need to make an emergency appointment with your doctor, or head for the nearest A&E, even if it doesn't seem that severe. If you haven't been vaccinated against tetanus in the last five years, you should also get one of these too.

Rat Sightings - Reporting

We highlighted this subject before, so here I'll go into a little more detail. If you notice rats in your own garden, in a neighbours garden or in a public space it is a wise idea to inform the Environmental Health. Certain your local council will offer a free service for rat problems but charges are generally made for most infestations like cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps. You can visit the .gov website HERE to report rats. Click HERE to book your own rat catcher and get the problem resolved quickly.


Having a rat problem in Dunbar is a situation that everyone dreads, and when you find yourself in this scenario, the temptation might be to try to solve it yourself. By looking around supermarkets, shops and hardware stores in the Dunbar area, it is not at all hard to buy rat traps, rat poisons and other similar solutions.

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Nonetheless, unless you're aware of exactly what you are doing, it's probably far better to appoint an experienced rat exterminator, who'll have remedied this problem thousands of times previously, and will know automatically what the perfect solution is.

In most situations the rookie's use of rat poisons is simply not that effective, and may even do more harm than good - would you really want to take the chance of doing harm to your pets and children? If you've any doubts, call in the professionals for rat control in Dunbar.

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Dunbar rat catchers can generally help with the control of pests, residential pest control, rat infestations, bed bug control, rat poison, dead animal removal Dunbar, rat catching, bird proofing Dunbar, rodent control, rat deterrents in Dunbar, rat prevention in Dunbar, pest control services Dunbar, pest control for fleas, pigeon control Dunbar, squirrel control, mouse control in Dunbar, electronic pest control, ants pest control in Dunbar, domestic pest control, rat baits, 24 hour emergency pest control, mole catching Dunbar, ultrasonic pest control in Dunbar, wasp nest removal, restaurant pest control in Dunbar and other pest control in Dunbar, Scotland. These are just a small portion of the tasks that are conducted by people specialising in pest control. Dunbar providers will tell you about their full range of services.

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Also find: West Barns pest control, Broxburn pest control, Aberlady pest control, Dirleton pest control, Gifford pest control, Cockburnspath pest control, Oldhamstocks pest control, Haddington pest control, Belhaven pest control, Preston pest control, Gullane pest control, Duns pest control, East Linton pest control, North Berwick pest control, Coldingham rat catchers and more. All of these locations are served by professional pest control. Dunbar home and property owners can get pest control quotes by going here.

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Rat Control Around Dunbar: Some Dunbar roads where rat problems have recently been solved - Lint Mill, Abbey Road, Woodbush Court, Bielhill, Ninewar, Letham Park, Brunt Lane, Rosebery Place, Meaford Avenue, Ancroft, Newhouse Avenue, Stanley Place, Little Spott Steading, Roxburghe Park, Poplar Street, South Coach House Bielhill, Beachmont Place, Gardener Street, Lignieres Way, North Belton, Countess Road, Biel Mill, The Coach House Crowhill, Spott Road Industrial Estate, Newhouse Place, Salisbury Walk, Bellevue Avenue, Randolph Crescent, Retreat Crescent, John Muir Road, as well as the following Dunbar area postcodes: EH42 1PD, EH42 1DR, EH42 1BG, EH42 1DX, EH42 1BB, EH42 1PG, EH42 1JP, EH42 1EX, EH42 1NN, EH42 1JN. These areas recently saw activity by experts in pest control. Dunbar residents received competent and top quality pest control services in every case.

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