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Hook Rat Catchers (RG27): Discovering rats in your garden or even inside your home could be quite a frightening thing to go through and while it's not such a regular occurrence in Hook these days, it is certainly not unheard of. Rats tend to breed very quickly and will likely cause problems, especially when they are present in numbers. One sighting of a lone rat may not be all that much of a concern, however if you are observing them frequently make sure you do something about it.

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There are actually 2 kinds of rat which you may encounter in Hook, black rats and brown (or common) rats. It's pretty unlikely that you will ever see a black rat, and if you have spotted a rat recently it's likely to have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were once common and were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague, they're fairly scarce now, though where they are found they are superb climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and can give birth to between 20 and 100 offspring each year.

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The biggest of the two rat species is the brown at about nine inches, while the black rat only grows to between 5 and 7 inches. To prevent their incisors from growing too long, common brown rats must keep on chewing things, and that's why they cause so much damage and destruction. Their interest is oftentimes targeting stuff made of timber.

Rats can cause a range of problems in businesses and homes throughout Hook and they gnaw their way through woodwork, insulation, wires and pipes, transmit diseases, leave droppings, and generally cause a nuisance. The local authorities should be notified whenever rats are spotted. Or head HERE to report sightings of rats and pests on the .gov website online.

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It's not invariably by appearance alone that you will be alerted to the existence of rats, their habits are sometimes quite enough to enlighten you. It could be that you may come across holes chewed into floorboards or skirtings, you could notice droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you might find a rat's nest in some hidden location or you might hear scratching noises coming from a wall, loft or floor.

If you are going to have this issue tackled correctly you have to call in a professional. You can get in touch with your local council or get hold of a professional Hook pest controller or rat catcher yourself. In centuries past, rat catchers were just that, but these days they're commonly labeled pest controllers and will not solely be willing to help you tackle getting rid of rats but also removing mice, wasps, cockroaches, ants, moles and many more. (Tags: Rat Catcher Hook, Pest Control Hook )

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Pest control and rat catching can be carried out in Hook and also in: Winchfield, North Warnborough, Greywell, Rotherwick, Hartley Wintney, Chineham, Lychpit, Mattingley, Odiham, Newnham, Old Basing, Crookham Village, Hartley Wespall, as well as in these postcodes RG27 9FT, RG27 9HL, RG27 9HP, RG27 9LH, RG27 9QB, RG27 9RJ, RG27 9AD, RG27 9JE, RG27 9LD, RG27 9LX. Locally based Hook rat catchers will most likely have the postcode RG27 and the telephone dialling code 01256. Verifying this should ensure you are accessing locally based pest control. Hook property owners can benefit from these and many other comparable services.

Species of Rat

You are only likely to run into 2 sorts of rat in Hook or anywhere in Britain. These are the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The most prevalent species of rat seen in the British Isles, and also in Europe, is the brown rat (street rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), sewer rat or common rat). This grey or brown coloured rodent attains lengths of four to nine inches (plus the tail) and weight about 140 to 500g. It was given its name Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) as it was believed to have come to Britain by boat from Norway. It is nowadays thought to have originated in Central Asia/China. Brown rats dig burrows and climb well, they have poor eyesight but excellent hearing, the female rats can produce up to 5 litters each year, they will eat more or less anything (omnivorous) but prefer grain cereals.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

The black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not a native of the British Isles, originally coming from India and Southeast Asia. It's thought to have spread throughout Europe at the time of the Roman Empire, most likely hidden in shipments of spices. The black rat was once widespread in Britain however was essentially driven out by the more dominant brown rat and is now not often found. The black rat grows to lengths of 5-7 inches and usually weighs 75-230g. Notorious for causing diseases black rats can be accountable for tularemia, trichinosis, listeria, salmonella, typhus, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, bubonic plague and rat bite fever.

Reporting Rats and Pests

We briefly highlighted this earlier, so here we'll go into a bit more detail. Should you spot rats in a neighbours garden, in a public place or in your own garden its best to inform the Environmental Health. In the case of rats this is often a cost-free service, though you will often be asked to pay for some other pest infestations for instance wasps, bed bugs and cockroaches. Rat infestations may also be reported via the .gov webpage HERE. To get the issue sorted out swiftly schedule a rat catcher HERE.

Rat Poisons

Laying poison is perhaps one of the more nasty ways to get rid of rats and rodents. This is typically accomplished by leaving a bait laced with poison, that is then swallowed by a rat resulting in death several days later. The correct setting of the poison bait is vital and will likely lead to the failure or success of this procedure. Poisonous substances that are widely-used in making rat poison includes: difenacoum, bromadioline or brodifacoum. Rat poison doesn't just harm rats, dogs and pets can be affected, so extreme care must be taken. Rat poison brands sold in the British Isles include: Elixir Gardens, RatKil, Pest Expert, Propest, Roshield and Rentokil. (Tags: Rat Poison Hook, Rat Poisons Hook)

Rat Burrows

The one thing that all rats love to do is burrow, and their favourite location to do it is alongside solid objects or structures such as patios, walkways, garage foundations and garden shed bases. They dig out substantial networks of burrows which are useful for food storage, shelter and nesting places. The entrances to rat burrows are generally worn smooth by frequent coming and going, so look out for smooth sided holes next to and beneath solid surfaces. Should you spot holes but are not sure if they are rats, they will commonly be 2-4 inches across. Toss some stuff into the burrow entrance and check back the next day to find out whether it has been moved. This should clarify if the rats are still about.

Rat Traps

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One solution that you might use to sort out rat problems is by using rat traps. These days there are many different sorts of rat trap available, providing you with a range of capture choices. If you're against the harming of animals, maybe the capture style trap will be your perfect solution. Available rat trap types include: electronic rat traps, spring loaded bait traps, enclosed poison traps and cage traps.

Rat Bite Wounds

While they are by no means among the most commonplace injuries inflicted on people in Great Britain, periodically bites from rats do happen, and the effects can sometimes be grave. When scared or cornered, rats can bite humans, thus when you stumble upon one one in a confined space, it is best to leave the creature an exit route so that it can escape.

These kinds of bites have been known to occur when rats are kept as pets, and you're probably asking for trouble if you shove your hand inside a rat's cage. Even though rat bites aren't serious in all instances, they can become infected or be fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever". If it isn't treated swiftly "rat bite fever" can result in death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

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

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

If you're ever bitten by a rat you should promptly wash the wound with warm water, apply an antibiotic cream, and cover with a clean gauze or bandage. You must head straight to your nearest A&E and get it looked at, even if you don't think that it is too bad, or at the minimum arrange an appointment with your GP or doctor. If you have not been vaccinated against tetanus in the last 5 years or so, you should also get one of these too.

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While not quite so upsetting as seeing rats scurrying around garden or house, mice could be as much of a problem. While much smaller, mice will still gnaw at stuff, contaminate foodstuffs, breed quickly and leave droppings. Also, like with rats, setting traps and poisoning are the favoured strategies to solving mouse infestations in Hook. If you have an infestation of mice, Hook rat catchers will be glad to help you take care of this problem. Check out BARK and locate a pest controller close to you.

Mole Problems

Rat catchers in Hook are occasionally also brought in to handle another similar type of pest, ie moles. Causing quite different issues to rats, moles are certainly not quite so detested. Lawns and gardens are mainly vulnerable when you've got a mole problem. Proof of their activity can be plainly spotted in the form of scattered mounds of earth on perfectly clipped lawns. Using traps is by far the most humane and favourable method to remove moles. (Tags: Mole Trapping Hook, Mole Catchers Hook)

To Summarise

When you have a problem with rats in Hook you may possibly try to take care of it on your own - and certainly plenty of householders in Hook do just that. There are a host of products available to help you achieve this and you will buy rat traps, rat poisons and other products in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in and around Hook.

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Contacting a competent Hook rat exterminator would however be a better option, unless you know exactly what you're doing, because the right approach isn't necessarily the obvious one.

Typically the newcomer's use of rat poison isn't actually all that successful, and can even do more harm than good - would you really want to take the chance of doing harm to your children and pets? If you know what is better for you, always bring in a professional rat control service in Hook for resolving your rat problems. (Tags: Rat Control Hook, Rat Exterminator Hook, Rat Removal Hook)

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Also find: Rotherwick pest control, Newnham pest control, Winchfield pest control, Crookham Village pest control, Odiham pest control, Chineham pest control, Hartley Wintney pest control, Hartley Wespall pest control, Lychpit pest control, North Warnborough pest control, Greywell pest control, Mattingley pest control, Old Basing rat catchers and more. All these areas are catered for by professional pest control. Hook home and business owners can get pest control estimates by going here.

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Hook rat catchers will likely help you with rat pest control in Hook, mice pest control in Hook, commercial pest control, spray & fogging treatments, electronic pest control, bed bugs pest control, domestic rat control Hook, dead bird removal in Hook, rat prevention, domestic pest control, wasp pest control, pest removal, rat poison, guano removal, rodent control, bird pest control Hook, ingress pest solutions, rat proofing in Hook, pigeon control, bird proofing, residential pest control, rat catching, household pest control, mouse control, garden pest control Hook, pest control in Hook, rat trapping Hook, the control of pests, pest extermination Hook, squirrel control in Hook and other pest control in Hook, Hampshire. Listed are just a selection of the duties that are carried out by people specialising in pest control. Hook providers will be happy to inform you of their full range of services.

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