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Great Harwood Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Great Harwood Rat Catchers (BB6): Although it is not really a common occurrence nowadays in Great Harwood, home owners do have troubles with rats on occasion. Spotting a rat in your property or garden is not a nice experience, and could be enough to give some people the shivers. Lone rats should not create very much of an issue, however rats tend to breed quickly and may start to cause problems as soon as their numbers rise.

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There are actually 2 types of rat which you may spot in Great Harwood, black rats and common (brown) rats. It is pretty unlikely that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you have stumbled upon a rat fairly recently it's likely to have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were common at one time and were to blame for the spread of the Great Plague, they are quite rare nowadays, but where they do occur they're superb climbers, have good hearing, and the females can give birth to between 20 and 100 offspring in just one year.

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Brown rats are generally bigger than black rats (Rattus Rattus) and can weigh nearly half a kilogram, with a length of about 9". To stop their teeth from getting too long, brown rats must keep on gnawing at things, and that's why they are responsible for so much damage and destruction. Timber is especially more prone to their interest.

Rats cause lots of problems in homes and business premises in Great Harwood and they leave behind droppings, spread disease, gnaw their way through insulation, pipes, woodwork and wires, and generally cause a nuisance. The local authority really should be advised when there are any repeated incidences of rats. Or even click HERE to report pest and rat sightings on the .gov web page.

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It isn't always by appearance alone that you will be alerted to the existence of rats, their behaviour is oftentimes enough to give warning. It is possible you could encounter rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirting boards, you could notice droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you could stumble upon a rat's nest in some out of the way location or you could hear scratching noises coming from a floor, wall or loft.

If you're going to have this problem resolved effectively you ought to speak to a specialist. You could speak to your local environmental health department or employ the services of a professional Great Harwood pest controller or rat catcher for yourself. There are no longer all that many individuals these days who specialize only in issues with rats, so you can also call them if you have a problem with a wasp nest in your attic or perhaps moles in your lawn.

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Great Harwood and also in: Huncoat, Rishton, Church, Cliffe, Altham West, Brockhall Village, Brownhill, Oswaldtwistle, Billington, Altham, Hindle Fold, Whalley, Accrington, Hapton, Blackburn, Padiham, Clayton-le-Moors, Tottleworth, and in these postcodes BB6 7AX, BB6 7AE, BB6 7DD, BB6 7LX, BB1 4DZ, BB6 7PQ, BB6 7NN, BB6 7LQ, BB6 7ER, BB6 7DG. Locally based Great Harwood pest controllers will most likely have the dialling code 01254 and the postcode BB6. Checking this out will ensure you access locally based pest control. Great Harwood householders are able to utilise these and many other pest related services.

Reporting Rats and Pests

I'll go into a little more detail here, though this topic was touched on further up the page. Should you notice rats in your own garden, in a neighbours garden or in a public area its sensible to report it to the local council. In the case of rats this is occasionally a free service, although you will often be charged for some other pest infestations for example bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps. You can go to the .gov webpage HERE to report sightings of rats. You can needless to say schedule a local rat catcher to come over and handle the problem by clicking HERE.

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

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

  • WATER - Busy little mice and rats need to drink like any other creature, subsequently water sources such as leaking pipes, pet bowls, seeping sprinkler systems and birdbaths are a big temptation for these pests.
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in a shed, attic or cellar will be especially attractive to rats and mice, particularly if there is a food source nearby.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Incredibly pet waste and even piles of compost can be attractive to rats and mice - they will find a few tasty morsels hiding in there!
  • FOOD - Food that is left discarded or lying around is perhaps the main attraction for mice and rats.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Mice and rats can crawl through the smallest of holes and cracks, so be on the lookout for gaps around crawl spaces, grills, pipes and entrances.
  • TRASH - Accumulations of trash and garden rubbish heaped up on your property (particularly in the garden) will clearly attract mice and rats.

Rat Bite Wounds

While rat bites are not all that commonplace in the British Isles, they certainly do occur every once in a while and they can be serious in certain scenarios. When rats are threatened or feel cornered, they can bite people, so should you find yourself in a situation like that, leave a clear exit route and stay out of the way.

Rat bites sometimes occur in houses where rats are being kept as pets, and pushing your hand inside a rat's cage is certainly something to be avoided. Even though rat bites are not serious in all instances, they can become infected or be fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever". If it's left without treatment "rat bite fever" (RBF) can result in death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - A number of symptoms can be suffered by somebody with "rat bite fever" including things like:

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

In the unlikely circumstance that you ever get a rat bite, you'll need to bathe the wounded area, put on a coating of antibiotic cream, and wrap it with a clean, sterile bandage or gauze. Even if you do not consider it is that bad, you must have it looked at by your nearest A&E, or book an appointment at your local surgery. It's also advisable to get a tetanus jab, in particular if you have not had one in the last five years or so.

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The best way of avoiding problems with mice and rats is not to attract them from the get go. Subsequently, even though you do not currently have a rat problem, rat prevention ought to be extremely high on your priority list. Among the main reasons behind rat and rodent infestations is domestic household waste in gardens. Providing both the location and materials for a nest will only encourage them. When there is also lots of food available these rats imagine they are in heaven, so be wary that bird feeders can attract rats, especially when they're liable to spilling over, and domestic household food scraps should also not be left lying around.

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Although nowhere near such a commonplace issue these days moles are also often 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've got a mole problem. The familiar sight of earth mounds scattered all over a nicely clipped lawn are plain proof of mole activity. Trapping is certainly the most favourable and humane technique to get rid of moles.


If you have rats running around your garden, the probabilities are that there will be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to burrow and they mostly excavate them alongside solid structures and objects like garden sheds, patios, pathways and garages. These are the best places to check out if you think there are rats about. These are not just straightforward holes in the ground, but rather extensive systems of burrows, built to use as food storage, a nesting place and shelter. The access points to burrows are often worn smooth by the endless comings and goings, so keep your eyes open for smooth sided holes at the side of solid structures. Usually two to four inches in diameter, burrow entrances are not difficult to spot. Toss some debris into the entrance hole and look the next day to ascertain if it has been shifted. This should show if rats are still about.

Rat Traps

Rat Traps

Whether you're going to deal with the rat infestation by yourself or if you are calling in the professionals, one way to deal with rats is to use rat traps. These days there are many different sorts of rat traps available, giving you a selection of capture alternatives. If you're opposed to the harming of animals, probably the capture trap would be the best solution. Available rat trap styles include the likes of: spring loaded bait traps, electronic rat traps, enclosed poison traps and cage traps.

To Summarise

When you've got a problem with rats in Great Harwood you could possibly try to resolve it on your own - and naturally a lot of home and business owners in Great Harwood do just that. There are plenty of products that are currently available to help you to accomplish this and you'll find rat poisons, rat traps and similar products in shops, hardware stores and supermarkets in the Great Harwood area.

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Nevertheless, unless you're aware of what you're doing, it's probably advisable to hire a professional rat exterminator, who'll have resolved this problem thousands of times previously, and will automatically know what the ideal solution is.

In many cases the newcomer's use of rat poison isn't actually that helpful, and can even do more harm than good - would you really want to risk doing harm to your children and pets? When in doubt, call in the professionals for rat control in Great Harwood. (Tags: Rat Removal Great Harwood, Rat Control Great Harwood, Rat Exterminator Great Harwood)

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Also find: Whalley pest control, Tottleworth pest control, Oswaldtwistle pest control, Billington pest control, Padiham pest control, Accrington pest control, Cliffe pest control, Altham West pest control, Huncoat pest control, Rishton pest control, Hindle Fold pest control, Brockhall Village pest control, Altham pest control, Brownhill pest control, Church pest control, Blackburn pest control, Clayton-le-Moors pest control, Hapton rat catchers and more. All of these areas are serviced by professional pest control. Great Harwood homeowners can get pest control quotes by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Great Harwood: Rat problems have recently been solved in these Great Harwood areas and roads - Duke Street, Chatburn Close, Shelley Gardens, Russell Place, Walmsley Street, Lyndon Avenue, Rushton Street, Church Lane, Milton Close, Upper Cliffe, Spenser Grove, Wood Street, Marlowe Crescent, Woodland View, Meadow Street, Cross Gates, Granville Road, South View, North View, York Street, Lowerfold Road, James Street, Lyndon Court, Ash Street, Game Street, Clifton Drive, Commercial Road, Water Street, as well as the following local Great Harwood postcodes: BB6 7AX, BB6 7AE, BB6 7DD, BB6 7LX, BB1 4DZ, BB6 7PQ, BB6 7NN, BB6 7LQ, BB6 7ER, BB6 7DG. Work was performed in these locations by specialists in pest control. Great Harwood home and property owners benefited from dependable and top quality pest control services on every occasion.

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(This pest control Great Harwood article was generated by Steve Locke 06-06-2022)