Rat Catchers Kilwinning

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Kilwinning Rat Catchers (KA13): Spotting a rat in your garden or property tends to be quite a horrifying thing to go through and while it is not such a regular occurrence in Kilwinning in recent times, it's certainly something that does happen every now and then. Rats tend to breed quickly and can cause problems, especially when they're seen in numbers. An individual incidence of a lone rat probably won't be that much of an issue, however if you happen to be seeing them frequently it is best to report it.

Although neither of the 2 kinds of rat currently found in the British Isles are natives of these islands, they have clearly made themselves at home. The brown rat is especially commonplace whilst the black (ship) rat isn't so much so these days. Both species escaped from Asia and arrived in the UK on boats.

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The brown rat is usually larger than the black rat weighing in at half a kilogram and reaching lengths of nearly 9 inches. A lot of the destruction caused by brown rats is due to the fact that to keep their incisors from growing too long, they've got to continuously gnaw on things. Their gnawing is often focused on stuff that is made out of timber.

Rats can cause a range of problems in homes and businesses around Kilwinning and they spread diseases, leave behind droppings, gnaw their way through insulation, pipes, woodwork and wires, and are generally problematic. Homeowners need to report sightings of rats to their relevant local authorities. It's also possible to report rat and pest sightings on the .gov web page HERE.

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You'll sometimes be alerted to the existence of rats not actually by physically seeing them, but by them announcing their existence in other ways. It could be that you could hear noises coming from a wall, floor or loft, you may discover droppings on the floor or in cupboards, you could spot distinctive rat holes gnawed in skirtings or floorboards or you may find a rat's nest in some tucked away location.

In order to have this problem resolved effectively you ought to contact a professional. You could either contact the local council or employ the services of a specialist Kilwinning rat catcher or pest controller yourself. In the old days, rat catchers were precisely that, but currently they are referred to as pest controllers and will not solely be able to help you manage getting rid of rats but also cockroaches, wasps, moles, ants, mice and more. (Tags: Pest Control Kilwinning, Rat Catcher Kilwinning )

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Rat catching and pest control can be undertaken in Kilwinning and also in: Perceton, Montgreenan, Lawthorn, Beith, Irvine, Barrmill, Salcoats, Hunterston, Dalry, Stevenston, Gateside, West Kilbride, Dalgarven, Lylestone, Girdle Toll, Seamill, as well as in these postcodes KA13 6NH, KA13 6QP, KA13 6JR, KA13 6QG, KA13 6PR, KA13 6BL, KA13 6QQ, KA13 6AP, KA13 6NZ, KA13 6DG. Local Kilwinning pest controllers will probably have the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01294 and the postcode KA13. Checking this should guarantee that you access local pest control. Kilwinning home and business owners are able to benefit from these and numerous other similar services.

Checking for Rats

When you have suspicions that you could have rats in your home or business, there are a few means by which you're able to find out. You should pay attention to gnaw marks in cables, wood and wires, particularly in attics, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirting boards and walls, look out for burrows or holes next to solid objects, hunt for signs of footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, keep your eyes open for droppings (faeces), they look much like large grains of rice and are dark brown, listen out for scratching noises emanating from walls and attics, in particular during the night.

Mouse Problems Kilwinning

Possibly thought by many people to be not as uncomfortable as rats, seeing mice in your property can result in just as many problems. Just like rats, mice contaminate foodstuffs, breed rapidly, leave droppings, gnaw at things and are typically a nuisance. Exactly the same techniques are generally employed to resolve mouse infestations in Kilwinning, this means trapping and poisoning are preferred. No matter if you have a problem with rats or mice, visit BARK to obtain a local Kilwinning pest controller for assistance.

Rat Bite Wounds

Although not that common in Kilwinning, rat bites certainly do happen from time to time, and in some circumstances they can be dangerous. When rats are cornered or feel pressured, they can attack and bite people, so should you find yourself in that situation, leave a clear exit route and stay well out of the way.

Rat bites have been known to occur in properties where rats are being kept as pets, and sticking your hand in a rat's cage is certainly a manoeuvre you should avoid. Although they're not necessarily serious, rat bites can turn nasty or even life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever", subsequently they must be avoided where possible. "Rat bite fever" has a 10% mortality rate, if it is left untreated.

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

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

If you are unlucky enough to be bitten by a rat, thoroughly wash the wound, put on some antibiotic ointment, and bandage the affected area. You need to make an emergency appointment with your doctor, or go to the closest A&E department, even if you feel it isn't that major. Getting a tetanus jab is also advisable, particularly if it's more than five years since you've had one.


One thing which rats like to do is burrow and dig, and their favourite place to dig is next to solid structures and objects such as paths, terraces, garage foundations and shed bases. Perfect for food storage, nesting and shelter, rat burrows are dug into extensive systems that can even cause damage to buildings if not nipped in the bud. Look out for holes with smooth edges, that have been rubbed by the continuous ins and outs of these busy little critters. If you notice holes but aren't certain that they're made by rats, they will typically be approximately 2-4 inches across. A great way to learn if rats are nesting in the burrow is to chuck some stuff into the hole and find out if it has been cleared the next day.

Rat Poisons

Laying poison is one of the more nasty methods by which to eliminate rat infestations. Grains of wheat are laced using a poisoned compound and left for the rats to eat, it then takes them a few days to die. When its placed in a suitable spot within a rat infested area, the poison can fairly quickly deal with a large population of rats. Typically brodifacoum, bromadioline or difenacoum are the poisons used. Pets and birds may also be harmed as a result of these rat poisons, so be cautious. Well known brands of rat poison available in the British Isles include: Propest, RatKil, Roshield, Elixir Gardens, Rentokil and Pest Expert.

Types of Rat

In Kilwinning and throughout the British Isles, there are only 2 types of rat that you are ever likely to run into. The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The commonest type of rat found in the UK, and in fact the remainder of Europe and North America, is the brown rat (sewer rat, street rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or common rat). The colouring of this species ranges between grey and brown, it typically grows to around 4" - 9" (and a similar length of tail) with a weight of between 140g and 500g. Although once believed to have spread from Norway (hence its name), the brown rat is now understood to have come from China or at least Central Asia. Brown rats have excellent hearing but poor eyesight, they burrow a lot and climb effectively, they are omnivores but favour cereals, the females may reproduce five litters of as many as 14 young each year.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Also not native to the UK, the black rat, roof rat or ship rat first arrived in Europe from Southeast Asia. Quite likely traveling in shipments of spices at the time of the Roman Empire, the black rat eventually spread throughout Continental Europe. Very scarce nowadays in the UK, the black rat was pretty much driven out by the larger brown rat. Weighing just 75-230 grammes, the black rat grows to a length of approximately five to seven inches. Well known for causing bubonic plague, salmonella, rat bite fever, Weil's disease, tularemia, typhus, listeria, toxoplasmosis and trichinosis, black rats are prolific spreaders of pathogens and disease.

Problems With Moles

Although not such a commonplace issue nowadays moles are occasionally dealt with by rat catchers. In no way such hated animals, moles bring about totally different issues than rats. It is out in the garden where you're likely to have troubles with moles, and lawns in particular are at risk of damage. Evidence of their destructive activity can be plainly spotted in the shape of randomly scattered heaps of earth on nicely trimmed lawns. Moles are often captured in traps and then rereleased elsewhere, if you favour a more humane option. (Tags: Mole Catchers Kilwinning, Mole Trapping Kilwinning)


People with rat problems in Kilwinning are sometimes tempted to have a crack at resolving it themselves. So, if you find yourself in this situation, what should you do? By looking in shops, hardware stores and supermarkets in and around Kilwinning, it is pretty easy to obtain rat traps, rat poisons and similar products.

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An experienced rat exterminator in Kilwinning is however the ideal person for the job, because getting rid of rats is not always as simple as you might imagine.

Most of the time the newcomer's use of rat poison isn't actually that beneficial, and may even do more harm than good - do you really want to risk harming your children and pets? If in doubt, speak to the professionals for your rat control needs in Kilwinning. (Tags: Rat Exterminator Kilwinning, Rat Control Kilwinning, Rat Removal Kilwinning)

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Rat Control Around Kilwinning: Households in Helen's Terrace, Ganton Court, Evelyn Terrace, Killermont Place, James Clements Close, Westcroft, Ashie Neuk, West Doura Way, Fergushillhall, Churchill Avenue, Weirston Road, Smith Crescent, Groatholm Way, Stobbs Terrace, Wentworth Square, Skelmorlie Place, Burrowland Bungalow, Lylestone Terrace, Eglinton House, David's Crescent, Cranberry Place, Kelvin Avenue, Winton Avenue, Newark, Stevenston Road, Cranberry Head, Kilkerran, have needed rat control services just recently. Pest control was also carried out in the following local Kilwinning postcodes: KA13 6NH, KA13 6QP, KA13 6JR, KA13 6QG, KA13 6PR, KA13 6BL, KA13 6QQ, KA13 6AP, KA13 6NZ, KA13 6DG. These areas recently saw activity by experts in pest control. Kilwinning business and home owners enjoyed competent and top quality pest control services.

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(This pest control Kilwinning page was compiled by Steve Locke 12-11-21)