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Henfield Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Henfield Rat Catchers (BN5): While it isn't that common these days, seeing a rat in your house or garden in Henfield isn't a pleasant experience to go through. Just one rat sighting might not be that much of a cause for concern, but, if you witness the presence of rats more regularly or spot multiple rats you could potentially be in trouble since they tend to breed so quickly.

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There are two species of rat which you may encounter in Henfield, common (brown) rats and black rats. It is relatively improbable that you'll ever come across black rats, and if you've seen a rat fairly recently chances are it will have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were at one time common and were responsible for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are fairly rare now, though where they are seen they're terrific climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and can give birth to between twenty and one hundred offspring in a single year.

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The largest and heaviest of the 2 rat breeds is the brown rat at about 9 inches, whilst the black only grows to between 5" and 7". Brown rats often cause damage because they've got to constantly gnaw on stuff to prevent their teeth from growing too much. Rats particularly choose to gnaw at timber.

Rats transmit diseases, leave droppings, gnaw their way through pipes, wires, woodwork and insulation, and will generally cause a nuisance in businesses and households in Henfield. Property owners must always report incidences of rats to their local authorities. Or perhaps post a report recording incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, which is passed onto the relevant local authority.

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You'll occasionally identify the presence of rats not actually by observing them, but by their announcing their existence in other ways. It is possible you could notice droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you may encounter holes chewed in skirtings or floorboards, you could come upon a rat's nest hidden away or you could hear scratching noises coming from a wall, floor or loft.

If you want to have this problem resolved effectively you'll want to bring in an expert. You could either inform your local authorities or get hold of an expert Henfield pest controller or rat catcher yourself. In the world today rat catchers commonly fall into the category of pest control, and pest elimination specialists don't only deal with rats but also cockroaches, mice, moles, wasps, bedbugs, fleas and all sorts of garden and household pests. (Tags: Rat Catchers Henfield, Pest Control Henfield )

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Rat catching and pest control can be done in Henfield and also in nearby places like: Twineham, Wiston, Fulking, Dial Post, Hickstead, Sayers Common, Small Dole, Steyning, Partridge Green, Ashurst, High Cross, Shermanbury, Edburton, Oreham Common, Wineham, Spear Hill, Woodmancote, Albourne, Blackstone, Ashington, Bines Green, Muddleswood, and in these postcodes BN5 0DQ, BN5 9LQ, BN5 9HG, BN5 9UT, BN5 9DR, BN5 9FR, BN5 0ET, BN5 9NU, BN5 9DB, BN5 9PD. Local Henfield pest controllers will most likely have the postcode BN5 and the dialling code 01273. Checking this out should guarantee that you are accessing local pest control. Henfield property owners are able to utilise these and countless other pest related services.

Rat Traps

Rat Traps

Rat traps are one of the ways to deal with a rat situation, no matter if you are tackling it yourself or bringing a professional in. Rat traps can be made to kill a rat or to humanely imprison a rat for later release. The capture type are the right choice for individuals who detest to see animals being harmed in any way whatsoever, even pests. The available rat trap types include the likes of: cage traps, spring loaded bait traps, enclosed poison traps and electronic rat traps.

What Attracts Rats?

Regardless of their outwardly cute appearance, with their fur covered bodies, twitching whiskers and pointy faces, rats and mice can be dangerous and are not animals that you want to be living in your home or garden in Henfield. Rats and mice are known to cause fires and other accidents around the home by chewing through electrical cables, plastic, insulation materials and wood. Over thirty different kinds of disease are spread by mice and rats including things like listeria, rat bite fever, bubonic plague, typhus, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, tularemia, Weil's disease and salmonella. So, the primary things that will attract mice and rats into your garden or home are:

  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in an attic, garden shed or cellar will be especially attractive to rodents, especially if there is a food source close by.
  • RUBBISH/TRASH - Accumulations of trash and garden rubbish piled up on your property (particularly in the garden) will surely attract rats and mice.
  • WATER - Rats and mice have to drink like any other creature, so water sources like birdbaths, dripping sprinkler systems, pet bowls and leaking pipes are a big temptation for these pests.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can crawl through the smallest of cracks and holes, so be on the lookout for gaps around grills, pipes, entrances and crawl spaces.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Incredibly heaps of compost and even pet waste can attract rats and mice - there are plenty of tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • FOOD - Food left discarded or lying around is one of the primary attractions for mice and rats.

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Mice could be equally as much of a concern as rats, particularly when they get inside your home. The same as rats, mice leave droppings, gnaw at things, breed quickly, contaminate foodstuffs and are basically a nuisance. Also, just like rats, poisoning and setting traps are the favoured strategies to dealing with mouse infestations in Henfield. Henfield rat catchers will also be willing to help you get rid of mouse infestations, so call one up or visit BARK to get the problem resolved.

Rat Poison

One method to cure a rat issue is to put down poison. Wholewheat grains are coated using a poisonous substance and strategically left for the rats to eat, it takes a few days for them to die. A sizable gathering of rats can be eliminated by this strategy provided that the poisoned bait is positioned accurately. Lethal chemicals which are employed in rat poisons include: brodifacoum, bromadioline or difenacoum. You must be careful to keep this out of reach of dogs, cats and other pets. Brands of rat poison available in the UK include the likes of: Elixir Gardens, Pest Expert, Roshield, Propest, Rentokil and RatKil.

Mole Problems

Although nowhere near such a common pest these days moles are occasionally tackled by rat catchers. Certainly not such disliked creatures, moles cause different issues than rats. Lawns and gardens are the chief things at risk if you have a mole situation. Evidence of their destructive activity can clearly be spotted in the form of scattered piles of earth on neatly maintained lawns. Capturing with traps is by far the most favourable and humane solution to reduce the number of moles.

Rat Bite Wounds

While not that commonplace in the United Kingdom, bites from rats do occur every now and then, and in some instances they can have serious consequences. If you stumble upon a rat in a confined environment, it could attack and bite you if it is cornered or scared, so leave it a clear exit route and try to avoid it.

These sorts of bites have been known to occur when rats are kept as pets (which is happening quite frequently these days), and you're likely looking for trouble if you stick your hand in a rat's cage. Rat bites can turn nasty or even life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever", so they should be avoided wherever possible, although of of course rat bites are not always dangerous. "Rat bite fever" (RBF), if it's left untreated, can cause death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever - Some of the signs and symptoms of "rat bite fever" are:

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

In the unlikely event that you're ever bitten by a rat, you'll need to carefully bathe the wounded area, apply a coating of antibiotic cream, and cover it with a clean, sterile gauze or bandage. You must go to your nearest A&E department and get it checked out, even if you don't consider it to be that critical, or at the minimum arrange an appointment with your GP or doctor. If you haven't had a tetanus shot in the last 5 years or so, it might be advisable to get one of these as well - A&E will probably do this as routine.

Reporting Rats and Pests

We briefly outlined this earlier, so now I'll go into it a bit more. It is always a wise idea to report it to the Environmental Health if you see rats in a neighbours garden, in a public area or in your own garden. Occasionally local authorities offer a cost-free service for dealing with rats but charges are usually made for most unwelcome pests for example cockroaches, wasps and bed bugs. Incidences of rats may also be reported using the Government (.gov) webpage HERE. To get the problem sorted immediately book a rat catcher HERE.

To Summarise

Having a rat problem in Henfield is a situation that most of us dread, and when this happens to you, the temptation might be to try to solve it yourself. By looking around hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in and around Henfield, it's relatively easy to buy rat traps, rat poisons and similar solutions.

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Retaining the services of an experienced Henfield rat exterminator would however be a better idea, unless you know precisely what you are doing, because the right solution isn't always the obvious one.

In many instances the amateur use of rat poisons isn't actually that successful, and can even do more harm than good - would you really want to take the chance of doing harm to your pets and children? If you know what is best for you, always use an experienced rat control service in Henfield for a solution to your rat problems.

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Also find: Small Dole pest control, Shermanbury pest control, Muddleswood pest control, Albourne pest control, Blackstone pest control, Steyning pest control, Partridge Green pest control, Dial Post pest control, Ashurst pest control, Spear Hill pest control, Woodmancote pest control, Sayers Common pest control, Fulking pest control, Wineham pest control, High Cross pest control, Oreham Common pest control, Edburton pest control, Wiston pest control, Bines Green pest control, Ashington pest control, Twineham pest control, Hickstead rat catchers and more. All of these places are serviced by local pest control. Henfield home and property owners can get quotations by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Henfield: Rat problems have recently been solved in these Henfield roads and streets - Fabians Way, Bramlands Lane, Broomfield Road, Manor Way, Knowles Close, Mill End, Chestnut Way, Stag Close, Henfield Common North, Horn Lane, Barn End, Sake Ride Lane, South View Terrace, Station Road, Mallard Way, Cedar Way, Parsonage Road, Springhills, New Hall Lane, Broomfield Gardens, North Mead, Blackgate Lane, High Street, Stretham Lane, Benson Road, as well as these Henfield area postcodes: BN5 0DQ, BN5 9LQ, BN5 9HG, BN5 9UT, BN5 9DR, BN5 9FR, BN5 0ET, BN5 9NU, BN5 9DB, BN5 9PD. Work was done in these places by specialists in pest control. Henfield home and business owners received reliable and top notch pest control services.

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(This pest control Henfield page was compiled by S Locke 06-06-2022)