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Earby Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Earby Rat Catchers (BB18): Even though its not so common nowadays, noticing rats in your garden or even inside your house in Earby isn't a pleasant experience. One sighting of a rat should not be that much of a concern, however, if you see the presence of rats more frequently or spot more than one rat you could potentially be heading for trouble because they tend to reproduce so quickly.

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Although neither of the two sorts of rat at present seen in Great Britain are native to these islands, they have definitely thrived since they got here. The brown rat is particularly widespread while the black (ship) rat isn't so much these days. Both of these varieties originated in Asia and got to Great Britain on boats (as stowaways).

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The black rat at 5 to 7" long, is a little smaller than the brown, which attains a length of nearly nine inches and weighs about half a kilogram. To wear down their constantly growing incisors, common brown rats need to keep chewing stuff, and that's why they cause so much damage and destruction. Rats particularly choose to gnaw at wood.

An infestation of rats lead to a variety of problems for business and home owners in and around Earby, they gnaw through wires, pipes, woodwork and insulation, leave behind droppings, spread diseases, and get up to all sorts of mischief. The local authorities should be advised whenever rats are causing problems. You may also report sightings of rats and other pests on the .gov web page HERE.

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You will sometimes identify the presence of rats not actually by physically observing them, but by them announcing their presence in other ways. Its possible you could discover droppings in cupboards or on floors, you might hear noises coming from a floor, wall or loft, you may observe distinctive rat holes gnawed into skirtings or floorboards or you could find a rat's nest hidden away.

Unless you want to wait for the local council to remedy your problem you can also call in local Earby pest controller or rat catcher who will be competent in the art of pest removal. There aren't too many people nowadays who only specialise in rat problems, you can also bring them in if you've got a problem with a wasps nest in your loft or even moles in your lawn.

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Earby and also nearby in: Elslack, West Marton, Carleton, Horton, Thornton-in-Craven, Barnoldswick, Brogden, East Marton, Lothersdale, Greystone, Salterforth, Bracewell, Park Close, Foulridge, Sough, Broughton, Cononley, and in these postcodes BB18 6NN, BB18 6RL, BB18 6XB, BB18 6XS, BB18 6PJ, BB18 6NX, BB18 6XL, BB18 6QP, BB18 6QQ, BB18 6QU. Local Earby rat catchers will probably have the postcode BB18 and the telephone dialling code 01282. Checking this will make sure that you're accessing local pest control. Earby homeowners can benefit from these and many other comparable services.

Species of Rat

You'll only ever run into 2 kinds of rat in Earby, Lancashire and anyplace in the United Kingdom. These are the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In Earby, the rest of Britain and Europe the most widespread type of rat is the brown rat (sewer rat, street rat, common rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)), this is the one you'll most likely see in your home or garden. The coloration of this rodent of the family Muridae ranges between grey and brown, it generally grows to around 4" to 9" (and an equivalent length tail) and has a weight range of between 140 and 500 grammes. This species was given the name Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) as it was assumed to have spread to the UK by boat from Norway. It is now thought to have originated in Central Asia/China. Brown rats are omnivores (eat pretty much anything) although they prefer to eat cereals, they have poor eyesight but good hearing, the females attain sexual maturity in about five weeks and can produce 5 litters per year (with as many as 14 young in each litter), they climb effectively and dig extensive burrows.

The Black Rat

Originating from India and Southeast Asia the black rat, ship rat or roof rat is also not a native of the UK or Europe. It is believed to have spread through Europe in Roman times, possibly hidden in cargoes of spice. Pretty rare now in the British Isles, the black rat was largely ousted by the more dominant brown rat. Weighing in at just 75 to 230 grams, the black rat grows to a length of about 5" to 7". Known to pass on salmonella, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, listeria, rat bite fever, trichinosis, bubonic plague, typhus and Weil's disease, black rats are notorious spreaders of disease and pathogens.

Rat Bite Wounds

Even though they are not among the most common injuries inflicted on people in the UK, every once in a while rat bites do happen, and the effects can sometimes be serious. When rats are cornered or feel threatened, they can bite humans, therefore if you find yourself in a situation like that, keep out of the way and leave an easy and clear exit route.

Rat bites sometimes occur in houses where rats are kept as pets, and poking your hand into a rat's cage is certainly an action you should avoid. Rat bites aren't always dangerous, though should be avoided where possible, and they can turn nasty or even fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever". "Rat bite fever" (RBF) can lead to death, and has has a 10% mortality rate, if left untreated.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever - Various symptoms and signs can be suffered by somebody with "rat bite fever" (streptobacillary RBF) including:

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

In the unlikely circumstance that you're ever bitten by a rat, you will have to carefully bathe the wounded area, apply some antibiotic cream, and cover it with a clean, sterile plaster or bandage. Even if you do not consider it is that bad, you should get it looked at by your nearest A&E department, or make an emergency appointment to see your doctor or GP. It's also recommended that you get a tetanus vaccine, especially if you've not had one in the last 5 years.


If you have rats living in the garden, the likelihood is there's going to be a burrow somewhere. Rats like to burrow and dig and they typically do this next to and under solid objects or structures like paths, terraces, garages and shed bases. These are the places to check out if you believe you have rats about. Providing them with a nesting place, food storage and shelter, burrows are dug into substantial systems which can even cause damage to buildings if allowed to continue. A sure sign of a rat burrow is often a hole with smooth sides near to a solid structure, where the ins and outs of furry creatures have polished the entrance hole. Usually two to four inches across, entrance holes to rat burrows are not difficult to spot. An effective way to find out if rats currently using the burrow is to chuck a bit of rubbish into the hole and find out if it has been cleared away the following day.

Reporting Rats and Pests

We briefly brought up this earlier, so now I'll go into it a bit more. It is always smart to report it to the local authorities if you witness rats in a neighbours garden, in your own garden or in a public place. In the case of rats this might occasionally be a cost-free service, although you'll frequently be required to pay for some other pests for example cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps. It is also actually possible to report sightings of rats using the Government (.gov) webpage which you will find HERE. You're obviously able to organize your local rat catcher to come over and sort out the problem by clicking HERE.

Molecatchers in Earby

Though nowhere near such a commonplace issue nowadays moles may also be tackled by rat catchers. By no means such hated creatures, moles cause different problems to rats. Gardens and lawns are mainly at risk of damage when you have a mole situation. The familiar sight of heaps of earth in the middle of a nicely manicured lawn are plain proof of this activity. The favoured and most humane way to stop moles is by using traps. (Tags: Mole Trapping Earby, Mole Catchers Earby)

Rat Prevention Earby

Dissuading rats and mice before they even appear is the easiest way of avoiding having problems with them. Subsequently, even though you don't currently have a rat problem, rat prevention should be high on your priority list. One of the main factors behind rat infestations is household waste in gardens. You will just encourage them if you give them both the materials and place to build nests. When there is also plenty of food on offer these rats think they're in heaven, so be wary that bird feeders can attract rats, in particular when they're vulnerable to spilling over, and household food scraps should not be accessible.

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

With their twitching whiskers, pointy faces and fur covered bodies, some people might find mice and rats to be quite cute, however they're definitely not the type of animals that you want living in your house or garden in Earby, and can be more dangerous than you would expect. By nibbling through electrical cables, plastic, plasterboard and wood, rats and mice can cause electrical fires and other accidents. Between them rats and mice can spread more than thirty forms of diseases including things like salmonella, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, listeria, rat bite fever, trichinosis, bubonic plague, typhus and Weil's disease. Among the different things that will definitely attract rats and mice to your garden and home are:

  • CLUTTER - General clutter in loft, gardenshed or cellar will be especially attractive to rodents, particularly if there's a source of food close by.
  • RUBBISH - Accumulations of junk and garden rubbish stacked up on your property (especially in the garden) will unquestionably attract rodents.
  • FOOD - Food that is left discarded or lying around is one of the principal attractions for rats and mice.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Remarkably heaps of compost and even pet waste can attract mice and rats - they will find some tasty titbits hiding in there!
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can squeeze through the tiniest of holes, so look out for gaps around grills, entrances, crawl spaces and piping.
  • WATER - Busy little rodents have to drink like any other living creature, consequently water sources like seeping sprinkler systems, leaking pipes, birdbaths and pet bowls are a big enticement for these unwanted pests.

To Summarise

Having a problem with rats in Earby is a situation that most of us dread, and when this happens to you, the temptation might be to try to solve it yourself. Rat traps, rat poisons and other merchandise is readily available in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in and around Earby, so the items you need can be easily obtained.

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A specialist rat exterminator in Earby is however the ideal person for the job, as eliminating rats might not be as easy as you might imagine.

The amateur use of rat poison will likely cause more problems than it solves, seeing that you have to be extremely vigilant with them when pets and children are running around. If you know what is best for you, always bring in an experienced rat control service in Earby for resolving your rat problems.

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Also find: Barnoldswick pest control, West Marton pest control, Carleton pest control, Lothersdale pest control, Broughton pest control, Horton pest control, Brogden pest control, Salterforth pest control, Thornton-in-Craven pest control, Greystone pest control, Foulridge pest control, Bracewell pest control, East Marton pest control, Sough pest control, Cononley pest control, Elslack pest control, Park Close rat catchers and more. Most of these areas are serviced by professional pest control. Earby property owners can get pest control price quotes by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Earby: Some Earby streets where rat problems have recently been resolved - Water Street, Long Royd Road, Red Lion Street, Colne Road, Earby Road, Green Walk, Coolham Lane, Victoria Road, Gaylands Lane, Boot Street, Mill Brow Road, Barnwood Road, Highfield Road, Aspen Grove, Cowgarth Lane, Dark Lane, Brookfield Way, Mostyn Avenue, Cross Street, Birch Hall Lane, Rushton Avenue, Earlham Street, as well as these Earby area postcodes: BB18 6NN, BB18 6RL, BB18 6XB, BB18 6XS, BB18 6PJ, BB18 6NX, BB18 6XL, BB18 6QP, BB18 6QQ, BB18 6QU. Work was executed in these places by experts in pest control. Earby home and business owners received high quality and reliable pest control services on every occasion.

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(This pest control Earby content was generated by Stephen Locke 06-06-2022)