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Great Torrington Rat Catchers (EX38): Despite the fact that its not really a common problem nowadays in Great Torrington, folks still have trouble with rats on occasion. Spotting a rat in your garden or inside your home isn't a nice experience, and will be enough to give some homeowners the shakes. Individual rats shouldn't cause much of an issue, but naturally rats tend to breed rapidly and will cause problems as their numbers rise.

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While neither of the two varieties of rat at present found in Great Britain originate from these shores, they've certainly become firmly established. The brown rat is particularly widespread whilst the black rat is not so much nowadays. Both types originated in Asia and arrived in Great Britain on boats (as stowaways).

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The brown rat is larger than the black rat (Rattus Rattus) and weigh nearly 500g, with a length of approximately 9 inches. To prevent their teeth from growing too long, common brown rats need to keep on gnawing at stuff, which explains why they're the cause of so much damage. Their attention is commonly targeting items that's made out of wood.

Rats leave droppings, gnaw their way through insulation, pipes, wires and woodwork, spread disease, and basically cause problems in homes and businesses in and around Great Torrington. Any regular incidences of rats should always be reported to the local authority. Or post a report to record pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, that will be forwarded to your local authorities.

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You may not need to physically observe rats to confirm that they're there, due to the fact that there are plenty of revealing signs that could betray their presence. It could be that you might come upon a rat's nest in some hidden location, you could come across distinctive rat holes chewed into skirtings or floorboards, you could hear scratching coming from a loft, floor or wall or you may notice droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces.

To take care of this issue there are various routes that you could take. You could put traps or poison down yourself, you could locate a pest removal specialist or you could speak to your local Great Torrington environmental health. In centuries past, rat catchers were exactly that, but today they're typically termed pest controllers and will not only be able to help you sort out rat problems but also ants, cockroaches, mice, moles, wasps and much more.

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Great Torrington and also in: Saltrens, Taddiport, Frithelstock, Buckland Brewer, Little Torrington, Stibb Cross, Littleham, Langtree, Torrington, Weare Gifford, Monkleigh, Beaford, Yarnscombe, Roborough, together with these postcodes EX38 8EL, EX38 7DR, EX38 7AH, EX38 8BN, EX38 8EB, EX38 8AG, EX38 8DN, EX38 8AA, EX38 7NU, EX38 8EX. Locally based Great Torrington pest controllers will probably have the postcode EX38 and the telephone dialling code 01805. Verifying this should make sure that you access local pest control. Great Torrington homeowners are able to utilise these and numerous other related services.

What Attracts Rats?

In spite of their outwardly cute appearance, with their pointy faces, furry bodies and twitching whiskers, rats and mice can be dangerous and are certainly not creatures that you want to be living in your house or garden in Great Torrington. Mice and rats can sometimes cause fires and other issues in homes and business premises in Great Torrington by gnawing through plastic, electric wiring, insulation materials and wood. Over thirty different sorts of disease can be spread by mice and rats including rat bite fever, bubonic plague, Weil's disease, salmonella, tularemia, listeria, typhus, toxoplasmosis and trichinosis. Among the different things that will definitely attract mice and rats to your garden and home are:

  • CLUTTER - General clutter in gardenshed, loft or cellar will be particularly attractive to mice and rats, particularly if there is a source of food close by.
  • RUBBISH - An accumulation of junk and garden waste stacked up on your property (especially in the garden) will clearly attract rodents.
  • WATER - Active rats and mice have to drink like any other living creature, consequently water sources such as birdbaths, leaking pipes, pet water bowls and dripping sprinkler systems are a big enticement for these unwelcome pests.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can squeeze through the smallest of holes, so look out for spaces around roof vents, crawl spaces, doors and pipework.
  • FOOD - Food that is left lying around or discarded is perhaps the main attraction for rats and mice.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Surprisingly piles of compost and even pet waste can be attractive to rats and mice - there are some tasty morsels hidden in there!

Rat Bite Wounds

Although rat bites are not that common in Great Britain, they do happen from time to time and they can be dangerous in some scenarios. Rats can bite humans if they feel stressed or cornered, therefore in confined spaces it is wise to stay well out of their way, or leave them an easy exit route.

Some instances of rat bites occur when rats are kept as pets, and sticking your hand in a rat's cage could be asking for trouble. Although rat bites are not serious in all instances, they must be avoided where possible, and can turn nasty or even fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). If it's not treated quickly "rat bite fever" (RBF) can lead to death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever - The signs and symptoms of "rat bite fever" include:

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

You should immediately wash the affected area with warm water, if you get bitten by a rat, and then put on an antibiotic cream to the bite area, and cover it with a clean, sterile gauze or bandage. You must head straight to your nearest A&E and get it checked out, even if you don't consider it to be that serious, or at the minimum book an appointment to see your doctor or GP. If it's more than five years since you had your last vaccination for tetanus, you should get one of those done as well, as rat bites can become a cause of infection.

Mole Problems

Rat catchers in Great Torrington are sometimes brought in to help remedy another similar type of pest, namely moles. Certainly not such disliked critters, moles bring about different issues than rats. Gardens and lawns are the main things vulnerable if you have a mole problem. The recognizable sight of earth mounds scattered all over a nicely manicured lawn are plain evidence of such activity. The preferred and humane way to remove moles is by capturing with traps.

Rat Traps

Rat Traps

Whether you are likely to handle the rat infestation yourself or if you're calling in the professionals, one of the ways to achieve this is with rat traps. You can get different kinds of rat traps these days, some which actually kill the rat and some that imprison rats for release elsewhere. The capture type are the ideal alternative for people who detest to see animals being harmed in any way, even vermin. If you look around you should get loads of varying designs such as: cage traps, enclosed poison traps, spring loaded bait traps and electronic rat traps.

Rat Poisons

Putting down poison is perhaps one of the more nasty methods by which to get rid of rats and rodents. A rat will die just a few days after consuming a poison laced bait, generally wheat. The placement of the poison is vital and may result in the failure or success of this procedure. Lethal chemicals that are used in making rat poisons include: brodifacoum, bromadioline or difenacoum. Cats, dogs and other pets might also be killed by eating these rat poisons, so be careful. Well known brands of rat poison in the British Isles include: Propest, Roshield, Pest Expert, Rentokil, RatKil and Elixir Gardens.

Reporting Rats

Let's go into it a bit more now, although this topic was outlined further up the page. If you notice rats in a public place, in a neighbours garden or in your own garden it is always a good idea to inform the local authorities. Sometimes your local council will offer a cost-free service for clearing rats but payment is often required for many other infestations for instance wasps, cockroaches and bed bugs. It's also simple to report rat infestations on the .gov webpage which you will find HERE. You are obviously able to organize your local rat catcher to come and tackle the issue by clicking HERE.

Signs of Rat Infestations

There are numerous ways that you can find out when you have rats. If you've got some suspicions that there may be rats in your home or business you could listen out for continual scratching noises coming from walls and lofts, especially during the night, keep your eyes peeled for rat droppings, they are darkish brown and look just like large grains of rice, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirting boards and walls, hunt for tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, pay attention to gnaw marks in cables, wires and wood, especially in lofts, look out for holes or burrows near to solid surfaces.

To Summarise

Having a problem with rats in Great Torrington 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 in shops, hardware stores and supermarkets in and around Great Torrington, it's relatively easy to purchase rat traps, rat poisons and similar products.

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Even so, unless you know exactly what you are doing, it's probably far better to seek the services of an expert rat exterminator, who will have handled this problem hundreds if not thousands of times before, and will automatically know what the ideal solution is.

The novice's use of rat poison is likely to do more harm than good, seeing that you need to be incredibly vigilant with them when pets and children are likely to come into contact with them. If you know what is better for you, always use an experienced rat control service in Great Torrington for solving your rat problems. (Tags: Rat Control Great Torrington, Rat Exterminators Great Torrington, Rat Removal Great Torrington)

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