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Holt Rat Catchers (NR25): Although its not that commonplace in these modern times, discovering a rat in your garden or even inside your house in Holt isn't a nice thing to experience. Just one sighting of a rat shouldn't be too much of a cause for concern, nonetheless, if you witness the presence of rats more frequently or see several rats you could potentially be heading for trouble as they reproduce so rapidly.

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Although neither of the 2 species of rat currently found in the United Kingdom originate from these islands, they have clearly made themselves at home. The brown rat is particularly common whilst the black (ship) rat is not so much these days. Both of these species originated in Asia and made their way to Great Britain on boats (as stowaways).

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The black rat at 5 to 7 inches, is smaller than the brown, which grows to lengths of almost 9" and weighs about 500g. The majority of the destruction caused by brown rats is down to the fact that to keep their teeth from growing too long, they must constantly chew on stuff. Woodwork is particularly vulnerable to this attention.

Rats gnaw their way through woodwork, pipes, wires and insulation, leave behind droppings, spread disease, and are typically troublesome in homes and business premises in and around Holt. The local authorities really should be informed when there are sightings of rats. Or alternatively click HERE to report pest and rat sightings on the .gov web page.

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You'll from time to time become aware of the existence of rats not in fact by observing them, but by their indicating their presence in other ways. It could be that you may spot holes chewed in floorboards or skirtings, you may come upon a rat's nest in some concealed location, you could hear noises coming from a loft, floor or wall or you may discover droppings on the floor or in cupboards.

If you don't wish to wait around for the local authorities to take care of your rat problem you may also call a local Holt pest controller or rat catcher who will be skilled in the area of pest removal. In these modern times rat catchers usually come under the category of pest control, and pest control services don't only control rats but in addition moles, cockroaches, mice, bedbugs, fleas, wasps and all sorts of garden and household pests. (Tags: Pest Control Holt, Rat Catcher Holt )

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Holt and also in: Briningham, Baconsthorpe, Sharrington, Letheringsett, Thornage, Saxlingham, Weybourne, Cley Next the Sea, Brinton, Hempstead, Glandford, Briston, Edgefield, High Kelling, Hunworth, Plumstead Green, Little Thornage, Blakeney, as well as in these postcodes NR25 6RR, NR25 6JD, NR25 6AY, NR25 6BX, NR25 6AG, NR25 6FN, NR25 6ST, NR25 6BT, NR25 6BZ, NR25 6ED. Local Holt rat catchers will likely have the telephone dialling code 01263 and the postcode NR25. Checking this out will confirm that you access locally based pest control. Holt homeowners can benefit from these and numerous other pest related services.

Rat Sightings - Reporting

This is a bit more information on a subject we mentioned earlier in this article. It is always a wise idea to inform the local council if you spot rats in a public place, in your own garden or in a neighbours garden. In the case of rats this may occasionally be a cost-free service, although you will frequently be required to pay for other pests like cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps. You can head over to the .gov website HERE to report rat sightings. To get the issue sorted out fast contact a rat catcher HERE.

Rat Bites

Although not all that common in Great Britain, rat bites certainly do occur on the odd occasion, and in some instances they can be dangerous. Without doubt, rats can bite humans when they feel cornered or pressured, therefore in a confined space it is advisable to stay out of their way, or leave them an easy exit route.

You'd think that folks would be cautious about shoving their hand into a rat's cage, however as rats are often kept as pets (really?), this is a rising cause of rat bites. Rat bites can become infected or be life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), so they must be avoided wherever possible, although of of course rat bites are not always dangerous. "Rat bite fever" (RBF) can cause death, and has has a 10% mortality rate, if left without treatment.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - Some of the signs of "rat bite fever" are:

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

In the unlikely circumstance that you're ever bitten by a rat, you'll need to bathe the wounded area, put on a coating of antibiotic cream, and cover it with a clean, sterile bandage or plaster. You must book an appointment to see your doctor, or head to the closest A&E unit, even if it doesn't seem that serious. It is also recommended to get a tetanus vaccine, in particular if you haven't had one in the last five years.

What Attracts Rats?

With their twitchy whiskers, pointy faces and fur covered bodies, some folk might find rats and mice to be rather cute, however they're certainly not the sort of animals that you want in your home or garden in Holt, and can actually be more dangerous than you may believe. By gnawing through skirting boards, insulation materials, plastic and electrical wiring, rats and mice can cause electrical fires and other accidents. Spreading things like bubonic plague, Weil's disease, salmonella, listeria, tularemia, trichinosis, typhus, toxoplasmosis and rat bite fever, mice and rats can cause more than 30 different kinds of disease. Amongst the things around your garden and home that are attractive to rodents are:

  • WATER - Constantly active mice and rats need to drink like any other living creature, so water sources like leaky pipes, pet water bowls, birdbaths and dripping sprinkler systems are a big temptation for these pests.
  • FOOD - Food that's left lying around or discarded is perhaps the main attraction for mice and rats.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter in an attic, shed or basement will be especially attractive to rats and mice, particularly if there's a source of food nearby.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Remarkably pet waste and even compost heaps can be attractive to rodents - there will be some tasty morsels hiding in there!
  • TRASH - Accumulations of garbage and garden waste piled up on your property (particularly in the garden) will attract rodents.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can squeeze through the tiniest of holes and cracks, so be on the lookout for gaps around crawl spaces, air vents, entrances and piping.

To Summarise

Home and business owners with a rat problem in Holt are often tempted to have a go at resolving it for themselves. Therefore, if you find yourself in this situation, what should you do? Rat poisons, rat traps and other similar merchandise is readily accessible in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in and around Holt, so the items you need can easily be purchased.

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A professional rat exterminator in Holt is however the preferred person for the job, seeing as eliminating rats might not be as straightforward as you might imagine.

The rookie's use of rat poison is likely to cause more problems than it solves, seeing that you have to be extremely careful with them especially if pets and children are around. If uncertain, speak to the professionals for rat control needs in Holt.

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Also find: Edgefield pest control, Plumstead Green pest control, Thornage pest control, Baconsthorpe pest control, Hempstead pest control, Weybourne pest control, Little Thornage pest control, Hunworth pest control, High Kelling pest control, Sharrington pest control, Letheringsett pest control, Saxlingham pest control, Blakeney pest control, Cley Next the Sea pest control, Briningham pest control, Brinton pest control, Glandford pest control, Briston rat catchers and more. All of these locations are covered by professional pest control. Holt property owners can get pest control quotations by going here.

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Rat Control Around Holt: Property owners living in the following streets and roads have just recently inquired about rat and pest control services - Grove Close, Pereers Close, Glaven Road, Thornage Road, Heather Drive, Hendrie Road, Shrublands Court, Burrell Close, Park Close, Lees Yard, Shirehall Plain, Kerridge Way, Valley Lane, Hales Court, St Andrew's Close, Station Road, Thompson Avenue, Fish Hill, The Close, Hempstead Road, White Lion Street, Blackthorn Avenue, Pearson's Road, Obelisk Plain, as well as the following Holt area postcodes: NR25 6RR, NR25 6JD, NR25 6AY, NR25 6BX, NR25 6AG, NR25 6FN, NR25 6ST, NR25 6BT, NR25 6BZ, NR25 6ED. Work was achieved in these places by experts in pest control. Holt home and business owners were given high quality and reliable pest control services in all cases.

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(This pest control Holt article was written by Steve Locke 20-07-2022)