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Honiton Rat Catchers (EX14): Even while its not really a frequent problem nowadays in Honiton, householders can still have issues with rats on occasion. Discovering a rat in your home or garden is not a good experience, and would be enough to give some people the shakes. Individual rats are not likely to cause that much of a problem, although rats tend to reproduce quickly and will cause issues as they grow in numbers.

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There are two species of rat that you might come across in Honiton, common (brown) rats and black rats. Its relatively improbable that you will ever see black rats, and if you have encountered a rat fairly recently chances are it'll have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were common at one time and were blamed for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are quite rare nowadays, but where they are found they've got an acute sense of hearing, are excellent climbers, and the females can give birth to between 20 and 100 offspring every 12 months.

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The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5 to 7" long, isn't as large as the brown, which attains a length of almost 9" and weighs close to half a kilo. Brown rats often cause problems as they've got to constantly chew on stuff to stop their teeth from growing too long. Wood is particularly susceptible to this interest.

Rats transmit diseases, leave behind droppings, gnaw through wires, insulation, pipes and woodwork, and are typically problematic in homes and business premises in Honiton. The local authorities needs to be notified when there are any frequent incidences of rats. In addition you can report sightings of rats and other pests on the .gov website HERE.

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It isn't invariably by sight alone that you will become aware of the existence of rats, their actions are often enough to give warning. It could be that you may uncover a rat's nest hidden away, you might observe rat holes gnawed into skirting boards or floorboards, you may notice droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces or you could hear scratching coming from a loft, floor or wall.

To tackle this issue there are several approaches that you could take. You could put poison or traps down yourself, you could contact your local Honiton authorities or you could bring in a pest removal expert. There are no longer that many folks nowadays who specialize only in issues with rats, you are also able to bring them in if you've got a wasp nest in your loft or even moles in your lawn. (Tags: Ratcatchers Honiton, Pest Control Honiton )

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Honiton and also in nearby places like: Offwell, Putts Corner, Church Green, Feniton, Wilmington, Broadhembury, Cotleigh, Dunkeswell, Awliscombe, Springfield, Combe Raleigh, Farway, Weston, Northleigh, Colliton, Luppit, together with these postcodes EX14 1JJ, EX14 1NA, EX14 1RA, EX14 1EY, EX14 1HH, EX14 1HB, EX14 1QS, EX14 1EB, EX14 1RB, EX14 1NX. Local Honiton rat catchers will probably have the postcode EX14 and the phone code 01404. Checking this can confirm you access local pest control. Honiton property owners can utilise these and many other pest related services.

Reporting Rats and Pests

Here is more detail on a topic we discussed earlier in this article. It is always sensible to report it to the local council if you see rats in your own garden, in a public place or in a neighbours garden. When it comes to rats this could sometimes be a free service, while you'll frequently be faced with a charge for some other pest infestations for instance bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps. You can visit the Government (.gov) webpage HERE to report rat sightings. You can obviously arrange a local rat catcher to come and deal with the situation by going HERE.

Rat Bite Wounds

Although not all that common in the UK, bites from rats certainly do happen every once in a while, and in certain circumstances they can have serious consequences. If you happen to stumble upon a rat in a confined environment, it could attack and bite you if it is cornered or pressured, so leave it an easy exit route and try to avoid it at all costs.

These sorts of bites have been known to occur when rats are being kept as pets (which is happening quite frequently these days), and you could be asking for trouble if you poke your hand in a rat's cage. Rat bites aren't always dangerous, but must be avoided wherever possible, and they can become infected or be fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). If it's left untreated "rat bite fever" can cause death in 10% of cases.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - Various symptoms can be suffered by someone with "rat bite fever" including:

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

In the unlikely circumstance that you are ever bitten by a rat, you'll have to carefully bathe the wound, apply a coating of antibiotic cream, and wrap it with a clean, sterile gauze or bandage. Even if you do not consider it is that bad, you must have it looked at by your nearest hospital A&E, or book an appointment at your local doctor's surgery. It is also advisable to get a tetanus jab, in particular if you haven't had one of these in the last 5 years or so.

Signs of Rats

There are several ways that you can tell if you have rats. If you have your suspicions that there could be rats in your business or property you should hunt for footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirtings and walls, be on the lookout for burrows or holes alongside solid surfaces, listen closely for constant scratching noises coming from rooves and walls, especially at night, keep an eye out for faeces (droppings), they're dark brown in colour and look similar to large grains of rice, check for gnawing in wires, cables and wood, particularly in lofts.

Molecatchers in Honiton

Honiton rat catchers are occasionally contacted to manage another similar type of pest, namely moles. By no means such detested creatures, moles bring about totally different issues than rats. Gardens and lawns are mainly at risk if you have a mole problem. Nicely mowed lawns spoiled by unsightly heaps of newly dug soil are sure signs of mole activity. Moles may be caught in traps and rereleased elsewhere, if you favour the most humane solution. (Tags: Mole Catchers Honiton, Mole Trapping Honiton)


Digging is one thing that rats love to do and it's close to solid structures and objects like patios, garden shed bases, walkways and garages where they especially prefer to dig. They dig out extensive burrow networks that are useful for a nesting place, shelter and food storage. Look out for holes having smooth edges, that have been rubbed by the constant coming and going of these busy creatures. If you spot holes but are not positive that they're rats, they'll typically be 2" to 4" across. You can check if rats are still present by partially blocking the entrance hole to find out if they return and remove it.

To Summarise

When you've got a problem with rats in Honiton you might possibly try to take care of it yourself - and obviously many folks in Honiton do just that. There are a host of products that are currently available to help you to achieve this and you will acquire rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in and around Honiton.

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Bringing in a specialist Honiton rat exterminator would however be a better option, unless you know precisely what you're up to, seeing that the correct approach is not always the most obvious one.

Normally the newcomer's use of rat toxins is simply not that effective, and can even cause more problems than it solves - would you really want to risk doing harm to your pets and children? If you know what is better for you, use a professional rat control service in Honiton for resolving your rat problems.

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Also find: Farway pest control, Combe Raleigh pest control, Wilmington pest control, Northleigh pest control, Putts Corner pest control, Springfield pest control, Colliton pest control, Awliscombe pest control, Dunkeswell pest control, Broadhembury pest control, Feniton pest control, Offwell pest control, Weston pest control, Luppit pest control, Cotleigh pest control, Church Green rat catchers and more. All of these places are catered for by professional pest control. Honiton householders can get pest control quotes by clicking here.

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Honiton rat catchers can generally help with commercial pest control, bird nest clearing, rat extermination, bed bugs pest control, wasp pest control, domestic rat control, cockroach control, dead bird removal, mouse control, rat control Honiton, rat trapping, rat removal services in Honiton, pest netting, electronic pest control, squirrel pest control in Honiton, rat catching Honiton, bed bug heat treatments, domestic pest control, pest control, commercial rat control, fogging & spray treatments, bird proofing services Honiton, rat infestations in Honiton, the removal of contaminated loft insulation in Honiton, mice pest control Honiton, anti-bird spike installation, bird pest control Honiton, ultrasonic pest control, thermal imaging surveys for locating pests, dead animal removal and other pest control in Honiton, Devon. Listed are just a handful of the tasks that are handled by those specialising in pest control. Honiton specialists will let you know their full range of pest control services.

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Rat Control Around Honiton: Rat problems have recently been solved in these Honiton areas and roads - Rosemount Lane, Walnut Road, Glanvill Way, Woodhill View, Whitebridges, Rowcroft Close, The Old Saddlery, Hornbeam Close, Livermore Road, Lower Northcote Road, Kings Court, Fairfield Gardens, Silver Street, Diggories Lane, Biddington Way, Tower Road, Mount Close, Argus Close, Streamers Meadows, School Lane, Coombe Close, Cedar Close, Ware Court, Honiton Bottom Road, Stoney Lane, Devonshire Road, Cuckoo Down Lane, Cherry Close, as well as the following local Honiton postcodes: EX14 1JJ, EX14 1NA, EX14 1RA, EX14 1EY, EX14 1HH, EX14 1HB, EX14 1QS, EX14 1EB, EX14 1RB, EX14 1NX. These places recently saw activity by specialists in pest control. Honiton home and business owners were given high quality and competent pest control services on each occasion.

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