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Ivybridge Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Ivybridge Rat Catchers (PL21): Even though it isn't all that common nowadays, seeing rats in your garden or house in Ivybridge is not a nice experience. One rat sighting should not be too much of a concern, however, if you witness rats more frequently or notice more than one rat you may be in for trouble because they breed so quickly.

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There are 2 sorts of rat which you may spot in Ivybridge, black rats and brown (or common) rats. It's fairly improbable that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you've spotted a rat fairly recently chances are it will have been the more widespread brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were at one time common and were the cause of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are rather rare now, but where they are seen they're terrific climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and can produce between twenty and one hundred offspring each year.

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The brown rat is bigger than the black rat weighing in at half a kilogram and reaching lengths of almost 9". A lot of the damage attributable to brown rats is due to the fact that to prevent their incisors from growing too long, they've got to constantly gnaw on stuff. Rats especially like to gnaw at wood.

Rats gnaw their way through pipes, insulation, woodwork and wires, transmit diseases, leave behind droppings, and are basically problematic in businesses and homes in Ivybridge. The local council must be notified when there are any sightings of rats. You might also report rat problems on the .gov website HERE.

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You don't necessarily need to see rats to confirm that they're there, because there are a few telltale signs that may warn you of their activity. Perhaps you could encounter rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirting boards, you might hear scratching noises coming from a loft, floor or wall, you may find a rat's nest in some tucked away location or you might discover droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards.

If you don't want to wait around for the local authorities to control this rat infestation it's also possible to call in local Ivybridge rat catcher or pest controller who will be competent in the world of pest removal. In these modern times rat catchers usually come under the umbrella category of pest control, and pest elimination companies do not only remove rats but in addition fleas, bedbugs, moles, wasps, mice, cockroaches and many other kinds of household and garden pests.

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Ivybridge and also in: Lee Mill Bridge, Filham, Modbury, Sparkwell, Fardell, Godwell, Bittaford, Yealmpton, Ugborough, Wrangaton, Cornwood, Smithaleigh, Woodlands, Ermington, Sheepham, Hunsdon, Cleeve, together with these postcodes PL21 0NB, PL21 9DD, PL21 0HU, PL21 0FJ, PL21 0RX, PL21 1AY, PL21 0SW, PL21 9BL, PL21 0FT, and PL21 0YQ. Locally based Ivybridge rat catchers will likely have the postcode PL21 and the telephone code 01752.

Rat Traps

Rat Traps

Rat traps are one of the solutions for dealing with a rat issue, no matter whether you're tackling it by yourself or bringing the professionals in. Rat traps may be created to kill rats or to compassionately imprison rats for later release. The capture type are the perfect alternative for folks who hate to see creatures harmed in any way at all, even vermin. Available types of rat trap include the likes of: spring loaded bait traps, enclosed poison traps, electronic rat traps and cage traps.

Rat Bite Wounds

Whilst bites from rats are not that common in Britain, they do occur every once in a while and they can be serious in some situations. When rats are distressed or feel cornered, they can bite humans, so if you find yourself in that situation, keep out of the way and leave an easy exit route.

A fair few incidents of rat bites come about when rats are kept as pets, and sticking your hand into a rat's cage is something of a risk. Rat bites are not necessarily serious, but should be avoided wherever possible, and they can turn nasty or even life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). If left untreated "rat bite fever" (RBF) can lead to death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

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

  • Swelling or Redness
  • Muscle Pain
  • Fever
  • A Rash
  • Joint Pain or Swelling
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches

If are bitten by a rat you should immediately wash the affected area with warm water, apply an antibiotic ointment, and cover it with a clean bandage or plaster. Even if you do not consider that it is too severe, you must get it looked at by your closest A&E unit, or make an appointment to see your GP. Having a tetanus vaccination is also sensible, in particular if it's more than 5 years since your last one.

Problems With Mice

Whilst not quite so terrible as discovering rats in your house or garden, mice may be nearly as much of a problem. Mice, like rats, breed rapidly, contaminate foodstuffs, leave droppings and gnaw at stuff. The resolution to mouse infestations in Ivybridge are largely the same as the ones used with rats ie poisoning and setting traps. Ivybridge rat catchers will also be happy to assist you with mice infestations, so get on the phone or go to BARK to get the problem resolved.

Reporting Rats

I'll go into it a bit more here, even though this subject was mentioned previously. The local authorities is the place to send a report if you discover rats in a public space, in your own garden or in a neighbours garden. In the case of rats this is occasionally a free service, while you will frequently be asked to pay for some other pest infestations like cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps. It is also possible to report rat infestations via the .gov webpage which you can find HERE. Click HERE to arrange your own rat catcher and get the problem resolved quickly.

Types of Rat

There are only 2 species of rat that you might encounter in Ivybridge, Devon or any place else in Great Britain for that matter. The Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat

The brown rat (common rat, street rat, sewer rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)) is the most commonly found rat in Britain and throughout Continental Europe (also North America). The colour of this species ranges between grey and brown, it grows to around 4" - 9" (and an equivalent length tail) with a weight range of between 140g and 500g. Though at one time considered to have originated from Norway, the brown rat is now known to have first come from China/Central Asia. Brown rats are omnivores (consume practically anything) although they prefer to eat cereals and grains, they've got good hearing but bad eyesight, the females attain sexual maturity in just 5 weeks and may give birth to 5 litters every year (with up to 14 in each), they climb effectively and dig burrows.

The Black Rat

The black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not a native of Great Britain, arriving from India. Quite likely traveling in shipments of spices in Roman times, the black rat then spread through Europe. The black rat was once common in the British Isles however was basically driven out by the brown rat and is now not often found. Growing to lengths of 5-7 inches, the black rat weighs only 75g to 230g. Well known for passing on bubonic plague, salmonella, listeria, Weil's disease, tularemia, typhus, rat bite fever, trichinosis and toxoplasmosis, black rats are prolific spreaders of pathogens and disease.

Signs of Rat Infestations

There are numerous ways that you can tell if you've got rats. When you have a notion that there might be rats in your business or home you can listen closely for scratching noises emanating from rooves and walls, especially during the night, search for signs of tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirtings and walls, be on the lookout for holes or burrows alongside solid surfaces, keep your eyes peeled for rat droppings, they are dark brown and look much like large grains of rice, check for gnawing in wood, wires and cables, particularly in attics.

To Summarise

Having a rat problem in Ivybridge is something that everyone fears, and when this happens to you, you may have the urge to try to resolve it yourself. By looking around hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in and around Ivybridge, it's pretty easy to buy rat poisons, rat traps and other similar solutions.

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Nevertheless, unless you're aware of what you're at, it is possibly a good idea to seek the services of an experienced rat exterminator, who will have resolved such problems hundreds of times previously, and will automatically know what the ideal solution is.

The novice's use of rat poison is likely to cause more problems than it solves, because you have to be incredibly careful with them when children and pets are running around. You would be far better off enlisting the help of a professional when you want rat control in Ivybridge.

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Also find: Hunsdon rat catchers, Bittaford rat catchers, Woodlands rat catchers, Yealmpton rat catchers, Ugborough rat catchers, Sheepham rat catchers, Wrangaton rat catchers, Cornwood rat catchers, Sparkwell rat catchers, Godwell rat catchers, Cleeve rat catchers, Ermington rat catchers, Modbury rat catchers, Smithaleigh rat catchers, Filham rat catchers, Fardell rat catchers, Lee Mill Bridge rat catchers and more. People who do pest control can be found in pretty much all of these towns and areas. These professionals, with their wealth of expertise and know-how, ensure effective and efficient resolution of your rodent problem. In cases of a large infestation or a single rat, these experts in pest control have the requisite tools and skills to quickly resolve the situation. Local property owners can get pest control quotations by clicking here.

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Ivybridge rat catchers can normally help with thermal imaging surveys for pest indentification, rat deterrents, carpet moth pest control, rat trapping, fogging & spray treatments, rat infestations in Ivybridge, dead bird removal, mice pest control, pest extermination in Ivybridge, wasp pest control, mole catching, dead animal removal, commercial pest control, rat baits, pest control for fleas in Ivybridge, emergency 24 hour pest control, environmental pest control, rat prevention, residential pest control, rodent control in Ivybridge, rat removal, ingress pest solutions, bird nest clearance, professional control of pests in Ivybridge, powder treatments (for wasps nest), the installation of pheromone stations in Ivybridge, bed bug control, household pest control, mouse control, guano clearance and other pest control in Ivybridge. Listed are just a selection of the activities that are performed by those specialising in pest control. Ivybridge companies will be happy to inform you of their full range of services.

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