Pest Control Henfield

Henfield Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Henfield Rat Catchers (BN5): Seeing rats in your garden or house tends to be quite a horrifying experience to go through and whilst it is not so frequent an occurrence in Henfield in recent times, it is certainly not unheard of. Rats breed very quickly and can cause issues, particularly when their numbers get out of control. An individual incidence of a solitary rat won't be that much of a worry, but if you are seeing them frequently you need to take action.

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Though neither of the 2 breeds of rat presently living in the UK are native to these islands, they've certainly thrived since they arrived here. The brown rat is particularly widespread whilst the ship (black) rat is not so much so these days. Both breeds escaped from Asia and arrived in the UK on ships.

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The largest of the 2 rat breeds is the brown rat at approximately 9 inches, whilst the black only measures 5-7 inches long. Brown rats cause damage as they need to continually chew on things to stop their teeth from getting too long. Woodwork is particularly vulnerable to this gnawing.

Rats leave droppings, spread diseases, gnaw their way through wires, pipes, woodwork and insulation, and are basically troublesome in homes and business premises throughout Henfield. Sightings of rats should always be reported to the local environmental health department. Or post a report to record pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, which will be passed onto the relevant local authority.

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You'll on occasion identify the presence of rats not by actually seeing them, but by them announcing their existence by other means. It's possible you might observe distinctive rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirting boards, you may hear noises coming from a floor, wall or loft, you may detect droppings on the floor or in cupboards or you might find a rat's nest hidden away.

If you do not want to wait for the local council to take care of this problem it's also possible to call in local Henfield rat catcher or pest controller who'll be qualified in the art of pest removal. Long ago, rat catchers were just that, however today they are called pest controllers and will not just be willing to help you sort out getting rid of rats but also wasps, ants, cockroaches, mice, moles and many more.

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Rat catching and pest control can be done in Henfield and also in: Spear Hill, Muddleswood, Bines Green, Wiston, Twineham, Dial Post, Sayers Common, Oreham Common, Albourne, Woodmancote, Fulking, Wineham, Blackstone, Ashurst, Partridge Green, Edburton, Shermanbury, Hickstead, Small Dole, High Cross, as well as in these postcodes BN5 0EF, BN5 9DS, BN5 9JF, BN5 9HE, BN5 9QS, BN5 9TY, BN5 9DU, BN5 9JP, BN5 9EQ, and BN5 9HW. Locally based Henfield pest controllers will probably have the postcode BN5 and the phone code 01273.

What Attracts Rats?

Though some folks in Henfield might consider them to be quite cute with their twitching whiskers, pointy faces and fur covered bodies, rats and mice are certainly not animals that you want to have living in your house or garden, and can even be dangerous. Rats and mice can cause damage to your home by chewing through electric wires, plasterboard, plastic and floorboards, and are sometimes responsible for fires and other issues. Spreading things like listeria, rat bite fever, typhus, Weil's disease, tularemia, salmonella, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis and bubonic plague, rats and mice can cause over thirty different types of disease. Among the different things that will attract rats and mice to your home and garden are:

  • TRASH/RUBBISH - An accumulation of trash and garden rubbish stacked up on your property (particularly in the garden) will unquestionably attract rats and mice.
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in an attic, garden shed or basement will be especially attractive to mice and rats, especially if there is a source of food close by.
  • FOOD - Food left lying around or discarded is one of the principal attractions for mice and rats.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Incredibly pet waste and even heaps of compost can be attractive to mice and rats - they'll find plenty of tasty titbits hiding in there!
  • WATER - Active rats and mice need to drink like any other creature, therefore water sources like leaking pipes, dripping sprinkler systems, birdbaths and pet bowls are a big attraction for these unwelcome pests.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can crawl through the smallest of holes and cracks, so look out for gaps around roof vents, crawl spaces, entrances and plumbing.

Types of Rat

In Henfield, West Sussex or anywhere else in the United Kingdom, there are only two types of rat which you're going to run into. They are the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In Henfield, the rest of the United Kingdom and Europe the commonest species of rat is the brown rat (common rat, street rat, sewer rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)), this is the one you'll most likely spot in your home or garden. The brown rat (it can sometimes be grey) is ordinarily four to nine inches in length (excluding the tail) and weighs in at 140-500g. It is almost always found wherever human beings are living. Now thought to have originated in Central Asia, the brown rat was once believed to have spread from Norway (hence its name). Brown rats are omnivores (consume anything) although they prefer to eat grains and cereals, they've got good hearing but poor eyesight, the female rats reach sexual maturity in just 5 weeks and often give birth to five litters per annum (with up to 14 young in each litter), they dig a lot and climb well.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Originating from Southeast Asia (India) the black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not native to Great Britain or Europe. It's regarded as having spread through Europe in Roman times, very likely traveling in spice shipments. The black rat was once a common sight in Britain however was typically driven out by the larger brown rat and now is quite rare. Weighing in at only 75-230g, the black rat attains lengths of about five to seven inches. Well known for causing listeria, rat bite fever, typhus, Weil's disease, tularemia, salmonella, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis and bubonic plague, black rats are notorious spreaders of pathogens and disease.

Rat Bites

Whilst they are by no means among the most commonplace injuries inflicted on humans in Britain, from time to time bites from rats do occur, and the consequences can sometimes be serious. When rats are cornered or feel pressured, they can attack and bite humans, therefore should you unfortunately find yourself in a situation like that, leave an easy exit route and stay out of the way.

Quite a few instances of rat bites come about when rats are kept as pets, and poking your hand in a rat's cage is something of a risk. Rat bites are not always dangerous, though must be avoided if possible, and they can turn nasty or even fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever". If it's left untreated "rat bite fever" (RBF) has a 10% mortality rate.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever - Among the symptoms and signs of "rat bite fever" are:

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

If you're unlucky enough to receive a rat bite, thoroughly wash the wound in warm water, apply some antibiotic cream, and bandage the affected area. Even if the bite does not appear to be that major, you should make an appointment to see your GP or head to the nearest A&E unit. It's also best to get a tetanus vaccine, especially if you have not had one in the last 5 years or so.

Rat Prevention Henfield

The simplest way of avoiding problems with rats is not to attract them in the first place. Consequently, even if you don't currently have a problem with rats, rat prevention must be high on your priority list. Among the principal reasons behind rat and mouse infestations is domestic waste in gardens. You will simply encourage them if you provide them with both the location and materials to build nests. If there's also a lot of food on offer these rats will be in paradise, so keep in mind that bird feeders can attract rats, especially when they are liable to spillages, and domestic household food waste should also not be easily accessible.

Mouse Problems Henfield

Mice could be as much of a problem as rats, especially if they get into your house. Like rats, mice contaminate food, breed rapidly, leave droppings, gnaw at things and are generally a pain. The resolution to mouse problems in Henfield are much the same as those employed for rats ie poisoning and setting traps. Henfield rat catchers will also be ready to assist you with mouse infestations, so get in touch with one or visit BARK and get the problem sorted.

Ultrasonic Pest Control Henfield

High-frequency sound waves are used in ultrasonic pest control as a method of repelling and deterring pests, such as mice, rats, insects, and other critters. The technology uses sound waves that are beyond the range of human hearing, yet audible to pests, to operate. The waves create a disorienting and uncomfortable atmosphere for pests, which challenges their navigation and communication abilities.

The efficacy of ultrasonic pest control units is debatable, despite their affordability and ease of use. The effectiveness of these devices is variable and subject to conflicting results in studies, with some showing successful pest repulsion while others indicating little to no impact. Additionally, the effectiveness of ultrasonic pest control can vary depending on the species of pest, the size of the area being treated, and other environmental factors. As with any pest control procedure, it is important to consider all options and consult with a specialist before making a decision.... READ MORE.

Reporting Rats and Pests

This is a bit more information on a topic we talked about earlier. It is always a great idea to inform the local council if you see rats in your own garden, in a neighbours garden or in a public place. Occasionally local authorities offer a cost-free service for rat issues but payment is typically needed for most other unwelcome pests such as cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps. You can visit the Government (.gov) website HERE to report rat sightings. You're obviously able to schedule a local rat catcher to come and sort out the issue by going HERE.

Henfield Mole Catching

Henfield rat catchers are also often contacted to deal with another issue, namely moles. Moles cause trouble in a different way to rats and are not anywhere near so detested. The biggest trouble with moles is they cause quite a bit of damage to your garden, particularly lawns. The familiar sight of piles of earth in the middle of a nicely clipped lawn are clear proof of this activity. Trapping is by far the most favourable and humane way to reduce the incidence of moles. (Tags: Molecatchers Henfield, Mole Trapping Henfield)

Rat Exterminator Henfield UK (01273)

When you've got a rat problem in Henfield you could possibly try to resolve it yourself - and needless to say lots of homeowners in Henfield do just that. By looking around hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in and around Henfield, it is not too difficult to obtain rat poisons, rat traps and similar solutions. A professional rat exterminator in Henfield is however the best person for the job, because removing rats might not be as simple as you may think. Typically the amateur use of rat poisons is simply not all that successful, and may even make matters worse - would you really want to risk harming your children and pets? You'd be much better off enlisting the help of an expert when you need rat control in Henfield.

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Also find: Bines Green rat catchers, Muddleswood rat catchers, Small Dole rat catchers, Albourne rat catchers, High Cross rat catchers, Edburton rat catchers, Shermanbury rat catchers, Hickstead rat catchers, Spear Hill rat catchers, Oreham Common rat catchers, Ashurst rat catchers, Partridge Green rat catchers, Fulking rat catchers, Wiston rat catchers, Blackstone rat catchers, Dial Post rat catchers, Sayers Common rat catchers, Wineham rat catchers, Twineham rat catchers, Woodmancote rat catchers and more. It is possible to get pest control services in all these places. Ensuring efficient and effective rodent problem resolution, these versatile professional pest controllers bring a wealth of expertise and know-how. The skills and tools necessary to swiftly resolve a rat problem, whether it involves a large infestation or just one rat, are readily available with these pest control experts. By clicking here, pest control quotes are accessible to local homeowners.

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(This pest control Henfield content was compiled on 20-05-2024)