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Haverfordwest Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Haverfordwest Rat Catchers (SA61): Whilst its not really a frequent occurrence nowadays in Haverfordwest, folks still have trouble with rats occasionally. Seeing rats in your garden or inside your house is not a great experience, and could be enough to give some homeowners the shakes. Lone rats are unlikely to cause much of a problem, although rats reproduce rapidly and may cause issues when their numbers rise.

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There are actually 2 kinds of rat that you might come across in Haverfordwest, common (brown) rats and black rats. Its quite improbable that you'll ever come across a black rat, and if you've seen a rat recently it's likely to have been the more commonplace brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were at one time common and were responsible for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are fairly rare now, but when they are found they are excellent climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and the females can give birth to between twenty and one hundred baby rats every twelve months.

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The black rat at 5-7 inches long, isn't as large as the brown variety, which grows to lengths of up to about 9" and weighs in at close to 500g. A lot of the damage caused by brown rats is due to the fact that to prevent their teeth from growing too much, they've got to continually gnaw on things. Rats particularly like to gnaw at wood.

Rats can cause a variety of problems in businesses and homes in Haverfordwest and they leave droppings, gnaw through pipes, wires, woodwork and insulation, transmit disease, and generally cause a nuisance. Sightings of rats need to be reported to the local council. Or even post a report recording sightings of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, which will be forwarded to the relevant local authorities.

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You may not have to actually observe rats to know of their existence, due to the fact that there are several signs that may warn you of their presence. Its possible you could discover droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you could hear scratching coming from a floor, wall or loft, you might come across a rat's nest in some out of the way location or you might observe rat holes chewed in floorboards or skirtings.

Unless you want to wait for the local council to address your rat problem it's also possible to call a local Haverfordwest rat catcher or pest controller who'll be competent in the world of pest removal. In the good old days, rat catchers used to be simply that, but nowadays they tend to be known as pest control experts and won't just be willing to help you with getting rid of rats but also cockroaches, wasps, moles, ants, mice and much more.

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Rat catching and pest control can be done in Haverfordwest and also in: Tangiers, Broad Haven, Dreenhill, Cashfield Estate, Crundale, Merlins Bridge, Prendergast, Portfield Gate, Albert Town, Johnston, Wiston, Cartlett, Spittal, Slade, and in these postcodes SA61 1PA, SA61 1RW, SA61 1LP, SA61 1EU, SA61 1AE, SA61 1EN, SA61 1SN, SA61 1TE, SA61 1TJ, and SA61 1HN. Local Haverfordwest rat catchers will likely have the postcode SA61 and the dialling code 01437.

Species of Rat

You are only going to run across two species of rat in Haverfordwest, Wales and anyplace in the United Kingdom. These are the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat

The most prevalent rat seen in Britain, and also Europe and North America, is the brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat, street rat or sewer rat). The brown rat (it can sometimes be grey in colour) is normally 4 to 9 inches in length (not including the tail) and weighs in at 140 - 500 grammes. It is usually found wherever humans live. Although once thought to have originated in Norway, the brown rat is now understood to have first come from China. Brown rats dig a lot and climb well, they have good hearing but bad eyesight, the female rats can produce up to 5 litters each year, they eat virtually anything (they are omniverous) but have a preference for grains and cereals.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

The black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat is also not native to the United Kingdom, originating from Southeast Asia (India). Possibly traveling in spice shipments at the height of the Roman Empire, the black rat consequently spread throughout Europe. Once common in the UK, the black rat largely disappeared as the brown rat took over. The black rat grows to a length of 5-7 inches and usually weighs 75 to 230 grams. Notorious for causing diseases black rats are often responsible for listeria, rat bite fever, typhus, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, salmonella, bubonic plague and tularemia.

Problems With Moles

Haverfordwest rat catchers are often also contacted to manage another similar type of pest, ie moles. In no way such detested animals, moles cause totally different problems to rats. The chief issue with moles is they will cause damage to your garden, especially your lawn. The familiar sight of mounds of earth scattered all over a nicely trimmed lawn are plain proof of such activity. Capturing with traps is far and away the most humane and favourable solution to reduce the incidence of moles.

Diseases Spread by Rats

The primary mode of transmission for the various diseases spread by rats to humans is through contact with their urine, faeces and saliva. It is possible for rats to transmit diseases to humans, with rat-bite fever, hantavirus, leptospirosis and salmonellosis being some examples.

A rat bite or scratch can transmit the bacterial infection known as rat-bite fever, which can cause fever, vomiting and rashes. Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can cause flu-like symptoms and even lead to kidney and liver failure. The potential outcome of hantavirus is a severe respiratory illness that can prove fatal. The bacterial infection salmonellosis causes diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.

To minimize the risk of disease transmission, it is necessary to take measures to control and prevent rat infestations. Effective rat control measures, including rodent-proofing and proper sanitation, can aid in the reduction and prevention of the transmission of these diseases and potential rat infestations.

Rat Bite Wounds

Even though they are not among the most commonplace injuries sustained by people in the United Kingdom, periodically rat bites do happen, and the implications can sometimes be dangerous. When cornered or stressed, rats can bite humans, therefore if you encounter one in a confined environment, it is best to leave it an exit route so that it can escape.

Quite a few incidences of rat bites happen when rats are kept as pets (really?), and pushing your hand into a rat's cage could be something of a risk. Even though rat bites are not serious in all cases, they can become infected or be life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever". If it's left without treatment "rat bite fever" has a 10% mortality rate.

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

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

In the unlikely event that you are ever bitten by a rat, you will have to carefully bathe the wounded area, apply a layer of antibiotic cream, and cover it with a clean, sterile bandage or plaster. You must head to your nearest A&E unit and get it examined, even if you don't think that it is too serious, or at the minimum make an appointment to see your GP or doctor. It's also best to get a tetanus jab, in particular if you've not received one in the last five years or so.

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Householders with a rat problem in Haverfordwest are sometimes tempted to have a shot at solving it themselves. So, if you find yourself in this situation, what ought you to do? There are a number of products available to help you achieve this and you will buy rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in and around Haverfordwest. Calling in an expert Haverfordwest rat exterminator would however be preferable, unless you know exactly what you are doing, as the correct approach isn't necessarily the obvious one. In most instances the novice's use of rat toxins is not actually that helpful, and could even make matters worse - do you really want to take the chance of doing harm to your pets and children? When in doubt, bring in the professionals for your rat control needs in Haverfordwest. (Tags: Rat Control Haverfordwest, Rat Exterminator Haverfordwest, Rat Removal Haverfordwest)

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Also find: Johnston rat catchers, Dreenhill rat catchers, Spittal rat catchers, Prendergast rat catchers, Cashfield Estate rat catchers, Cartlett rat catchers, Merlins Bridge rat catchers, Tangiers rat catchers, Albert Town rat catchers, Broad Haven rat catchers, Slade rat catchers, Wiston rat catchers, Crundale rat catchers, Portfield Gate rat catchers and more. These and other towns and communities are catered for by rat catchers and comparable experts. These professional pest controllers, with their years of know-how and expertise, ensure effective and efficient resolution of your rodent problem. For handling either a large infestation or a solitary rat, these pest control specialists have the essential skills and tools to resolve the situation promptly. Local householders can get pest control estimates by simply clicking here.

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Haverfordwest rat catchers will likely help with bird proofing, rat infestations, restaurant pest control Haverfordwest, mouse pest control Haverfordwest, anti-bird spike installation in Haverfordwest, powder treatments, ingress pest solutions in Haverfordwest, mole catching, ant control, wasp nest removal, rat catching in Haverfordwest, rat trapping, the removal of contaminated loft insulation, dead animal removal, cockroach pest conrtol Haverfordwest, fogging & spray treatments, pest control services, wildlife management in Haverfordwest, pest removal, preventive pest control Haverfordwest, commercial pest control Haverfordwest, pigeon control Haverfordwest, emergency 24 hour pest control Haverfordwest, household pest control, the control of pests, rat deterrents in Haverfordwest, electronic pest control, the installation of moth pheromone stations, dead bird removal and other pest control in Haverfordwest, Wales. These are just some of the activities that are undertaken by people specialising in pest control. Haverfordwest contractors will tell you about their whole range of pest control services.

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