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Great Cornard Rat Catchers (CO10): Whilst it isn't so commonplace nowadays, spotting rats in your garden or property in Great Cornard is not a pleasant thing to go through. One single rat sighting shouldn't be too much of a problem, however, if you spot the presence of rats more frequently or spot more than one you could soon be in for trouble because they tend to reproduce so quickly.

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There are actually 2 kinds of rat which you may run into in Great Cornard, black rats and common (brown) rats. It is fairly improbable that you will ever see black rats, and if you've spotted a rat recently its likely to have been the more commonplace brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were at one time common and were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague, they're fairly scarce now, but where they are found they've got an acute sense of hearing, are excellent climbers, and the females can produce between twenty and one hundred baby rats each year.

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The biggest of the two rats is the brown at around nine inches, while the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only measures 5-7 inches. To wear down their continually growing teeth, brown rats must keep gnawing at stuff, which is the reason they're responsible for such a lot of damage. Timber is particularly more prone to this attention.

Rat infestations can cause lots of different problems for business and home owners throughout Great Cornard, they'll leave droppings, transmit diseases, gnaw through wires, woodwork, insulation and pipes, and get up to all sorts of mischief. The local authorities must be notified whenever rats are spotted. In addition you can report problems with rats on the .gov website HERE.

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It's not invariably by sight alone that you'll be alerted to the presence of rats, their behaviour is sometimes enough to enlighten you. It is possible you may observe distinctive rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirting boards, you may hear noises coming from a floor, wall or loft, you may stumble upon a rat's nest in some concealed location or you could discover droppings on the floor or in cupboards.

To address this issue there are specific approaches that you might take. You could put traps or poison down yourself, you could employ the services of a rat catcher or pest removal specialist or you can contact your local Great Cornard environmental health. Nowadays rat catchers commonly come under the category of pest control, and pest control businesses do not only control rats but in addition mice, cockroaches, fleas, bedbugs, wasps, moles and many more types of garden and household pests.

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Great Cornard and also nearby in: Great Waldringfield, Edwardstone, Alphamstone, Groton, Assington, Little Cornard, Bulmer, Great Henny, Lamarsh, Twinstead, Sudbury, Newton, Long Melford, Acton, Little Waldringfield, together with these postcodes CO10 0PU, CO10 0PW, CO10 0LX, CO10 0WF, CO10 0YQ, CO10 0LW, CO10 0EJ, CO10 0JF, CO10 0ET, CO10 0NQ. Locally based Great Cornard rat catchers will most likely have the postcode CO10 and the dialling code 01787. Checking this out will guarantee you're accessing local pest control. Great Cornard home and business owners will be able to utilise these and lots of other pest related services.

Signs of Rat Infestations

There are a few ways by which you can tell if you've got rats. If you have a notion that there might be rats in your home or business you could be on the lookout for burrows or tunnels next to solid objects, keep your eyes open for rat droppings, they are dark brown in colour and look much like large grains of rice, pay attention to gnawing in wires, cables and wood, particularly in lofts, try to find tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, watch for rub marks on walls and skirting boards where greasy fur has left marks, listen for constant scratching noises coming from rooves and walls, in particular at night.

Rat Bites

While, in the UK, rat bites aren't that common, they certainly do happen every once in a while, and the consequences can be serious in some circumstances. If you encounter a rat in a confined area, it could bite you if it is cornered or threatened, so leave it a clear exit route and try to stay out of it's way.

Quite a few incidences of rat bites come about when rats are kept as pets (really?), and ramming your hand in a rat's cage could be chancing it. Rat bites aren't always serious, but must be avoided wherever possible, and they can turn nasty or even fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). "Rat bite fever", if left untreated, can cause death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

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

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

If you get bitten by a rat you should promptly wash the wound with warm water, apply an antibiotic cream, and cover with a clean bandage. You should go to your nearest A&E and get it checked out, even if you don't think that it is too serious, or at the minimum book an appointment to see your doctor or GP. It is also recommended to get a tetanus vaccine, particularly if you've not received one of these in the last 5 years.

Species of Rat

In Great Cornard, Suffolk or anywhere else in the UK, there's only two kinds of rat that you're going to encounter. The Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat

In Great Cornard, the remainder of Britain and Continental Europe the commonest species of rat is the brown rat (common rat, street rat, sewer rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)), this is the kind you might discover in your home or garden. The brown rat (it can often be grey in colour) is commonly 4-9 inches long (not including the tail) and weighs about 140 to 500g. It always lives wherever people live. Whilst once thought to have spread from Norway, it is now understood to have come from China or at least Central Asia. Brown rats burrow extensively and climb well, they have good hearing but poor eyesight, the females can give birth to 5 litters a year, they'll feed on pretty much any foodstuffs (they are omnivores) but prefer grains and cereals.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

The black rat, ship rat or roof rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not native to the British Isles, originating from Southeast Asia. It is believed to have spread to Europe during the time of the Roman Empire, very likely hidden in cargoes of spice. Once common in the UK, this rat disappeared when the brown rat appeared. Reaching lengths of 5-7 inches, the black rat weighs in at only 75-230g. Well known for causing tularemia, salmonella, typhus, bubonic plague, Weil's disease, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, listeria and rat bite fever, black rats are prolific spreaders of disease and pathogens.

Reporting Rats and Pests

We are going to go into it a bit more here, though this topic was highlighted previously. If you see rats in a neighbours garden, in a public place or in your own garden it is definitely a wise idea to report it to the Environmental Health. When it comes to rats this is quite often a cost-free service, though you will often be charged for some other pests such as wasps, bed bugs and cockroaches. Rat infestations can also be reported by visiting the Government (.gov) webpage HERE. To get the problem sorted out swiftly book a rat catcher HERE.

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Rat Traps

One way that you can control a rat problem is to use rat traps. Nowadays there are various different styles of rat trap on the market, giving you a choice of capture solutions. If you're averse to doing harm to animals, maybe the capture style trap are the perfect solution. The available sorts of rat traps include the likes of: cage traps, enclosed poison traps, electronic rat traps and spring loaded bait traps.

In Conclusion

Householders with a rat problem in Great Cornard are sometimes tempted to have a go at resolving it themselves. Therefore, if you find yourself in this situation, what ought you to do? By looking around hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in and around Great Cornard, it's relatively simple to buy rat traps, rat poisons and other products.

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Even so, unless you know exactly what you're doing, it's possibly best to seek the services of an expert rat exterminator, who'll have remedied such problems thousands of times previously, and will know exactly what the ideal solution is.

Generally the rookie's use of rat poisons isn't really that successful, and may even cause more problems than it solves - would you really want to risk the possibility of harming your pets and children? If uncertain, call in the professionals for your rat control in Great Cornard. (Tags: Rat Control Great Cornard, Rat Removal Great Cornard, Rat Exterminators Great Cornard)

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(This pest control Great Cornard content was generated by Steve Locke 20-07-2022)