Rat Catchers Kinross

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Kinross Rat Catchers (KY13): Whilst it's not such a common occurrence in Kinross nowadays, home owners do still have trouble with rats from time to time. Spotting rats in your garden or inside your house is not a nice experience, and is enough to cause some home owners the shivers. Individual rats are unlikely to create much of an issue, but of course rats tend to breed quickly and will cause issues as soon as they grow in numbers.

There are actually 2 sorts of rat that you might run into in Kinross, common (brown) rats and black rats. It's fairly improbable that you'll ever see black rats, and if you have stumbled upon a rat recently chances are it will have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were at one time common and were responsible for the Great Plague, they're quite rare now, however where they do occur they've got an acute sense of hearing, are superb climbers, and the females can produce between 20 and 100 offspring each year.

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The black rat at 5" to 7" long, is smaller than the common brown rat, which reaches lengths of up to about nine inches and weighs in at about 500g. To stop their incisors from getting too long, common brown rats must keep gnawing at things, which is why they cause such a lot of damage and destruction. Woodwork is especially susceptible to this gnawing.

Rats cause many issues in businesses and homes in Kinross and they leave droppings, gnaw through insulation, woodwork, pipes and wires, spread disease, and are basically problematic. Any repeated incidences of rats ought to be reported to the local authority. Or perhaps click HERE to report pest and rat problems on the .gov dedicated webpage.

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It isn't only by appearance that you'll be alerted to the existence of rats, their behaviour is often enough to give warning. It could be that you could start seeing droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you could hear noises coming from a wall, floor or loft, you could come upon a rat's nest hidden away or you could come across rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirtings.

To take care of this problem there are various approaches that you could take. You could put poison or traps down yourself, you can look for a rat catcher or you could speak to your local Kinross environmental health department. Nowadays rat catchers generally come under the umbrella category of pest management, and pest control specialists don't only control rats but additionally bedbugs, wasps, cockroaches, moles, mice, fleas and a variety of other garden and household pests.

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Rat catching and pest control can be done in Kinross and also in: Criagow, Lethangie, Lochore, Scotlandwell, Arlary, Kinnesswood, Cleish, Upper Tillyrie, Balgedie, Carnbo, Milnathort, Dalqueich, Glenfarg, Crook of Devon, Middleton, Mawcarse, Ballingry, Warroch, Balado, Glemlomond, Duncrievie, and in these postcodes KY13 8AD, KY13 8DZ, KY13 8DF, KY13 8NE, KY13 8TY, KY13 8QU, KY13 8EW, KY13 8EL, KY13 8EU, KY13 8EG. Local Kinross rat catchers will most likely have the postcode KY13 and the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01577. Verifying this can make certain that you're accessing local pest control. Kinross property owners will be able to benefit from these and various other related services.

Species of Rat

In Kinross and throughout Britain, there's just two kinds of rat that you're likely to run into. The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus) and the Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus).

The Brown Rat

In Kinross, the remainder of the UK and Europe the most common species of rat is the brown rat (common rat, street rat, sewer rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)), this is the kind you are likely to discover in your home or garden. The brown rat (it can often be grey) is generally 4 to 9 inches in length (without the tail) and weighs in at 140 to 500 grams. It is usually found wherever human beings live. Although once believed to have spread from Norway, it is now understood to have initially come from China/Central Asia. Brown rats are omnivores (consume anything) although they favour grain cereals, they've got an acute sense of hearing but bad eyesight, the females attain sexual maturity in about 5 weeks and are able to have 5 litters each year (with up to 14 kittens in each), they dig extensive burrows and climb well.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

The black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat is also not native to the United Kingdom, arriving from Southeast Asia. It is regarded as having spread throughout Europe in Roman times, most likely hidden in shipments of spices. Quite uncommon now in the British Isles, the black rat was pretty much ousted by the larger brown rat. Growing to lengths of five to seven inches, the black rat weighs in at just 75 to 230 grams. Well known for passing on toxoplasmosis, typhus, tularemia, Weil's disease, salmonella, rat bite fever, listeria, bubonic plague and trichinosis, black rats are prolific spreaders of pathogens and disease.

Mole Problems

Rat catchers in Kinross are sometimes also contacted to help with another issue, namely moles. Moles can cause problems in a different way to rats and aren't anywhere near so despised. Lawns and gardens are mainly at risk of damage when you have a mole situation. Beautifully mowed lawns spoiled by unsightly mounds of recently dug dirt are sure signs of mole activity. The preferred and most humane strategy to stop moles is by trapping. (Tags: Mole Trapping Kinross, Molecatchers Kinross)

Rat Burrows

When you have rats appearing in the garden, the chances are that there'll be a burrow. Rats love to dig burrows and they typically do this next to and beneath solid objects or structures such as paths, garden sheds, garages and patios. These are the best spots to check out if you think there could be rats nesting there. Providing shelter, a nesting place and food storage, burrows are dug into substantial networks which can even cause damage to buildings if allowed to continue. The access points to burrows are usually worn smooth by frequent comings and goings, so watch out for holes with smooth sides near to solid surfaces. Commonly around 2-4 inches across, burrow entrances are fairly easy to spot. A great way to find out if rats still live in that specific burrow is to chuck some rubbish into the burrow and find out if it has been cleared the following day.

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Whether you are intending to deal with the rat problem by yourself or whether you're employing professional rat catchers, one of the ways to achieve this is by using rat traps. You can get various different sorts of rat trap nowadays, some which kill rats and others which imprison rats for release later. If you're against harming animals, probably the capture rat trap are the optimum solution. The available rat trap styles include the likes of: electronic rat traps, cage traps, spring loaded bait traps and enclosed poison traps.

Rat Bite Wounds

Whilst they're not among the most common injuries inflicted on people in the UK, every now and then rat bites do happen, and the implications can sometimes be dangerous. When rats are cornered or feel threatened, they can bite people, so should you unfortunately find yourself in that situation, leave an easy exit route and stay out of the way.

Rat bites sometimes occur in properties where rats are being kept as pets, and pushing your hand inside a rat's cage is certainly an action to be avoided. Although they are not always serious, rat bites can become infected or be life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), so they must be avoided when possible. If it's left without treatment "rat bite fever" (RBF) has a 10% mortality rate.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - "Rat bite fever" (streptobacillary RBF) can have a number of symptoms, including:

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

If you're unlucky enough to be bitten by a rat, wash the wound, put on some antibiotic cream, and bandage the affected area. You should go to your nearest A&E department and get it checked out, even if you don't consider it to be that critical, or at the minimum book an appointment with your doctor or GP. If you haven't had a tetanus vaccine in the last 5 years, it might be wise to get one of these too - an A&E nurse will probably do this as routine.

Reporting Rats

The following is a bit more detail on a subject that we highlighted earlier on this page. The local authorities is the place to send a report if you spot rats in your own garden, in a neighbours garden or in a public space. Certain councils will sort out rats at no cost, however when you have other pests for instance cockroaches, wasps and bed bugs they will usually charge. It is also a possibility to report rats using the Government (.gov) webpage which you will find HERE. Click HERE to arrange a local rat catcher and get the problem sorted promptly.


People with a rat problem in Kinross are occasionally tempted to have a shot at solving it themselves. Therefore, if this happens to you, what should you do? Rat poisons, rat traps and similar merchandise is easily obtainable in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in and around Kinross, so the items you need can be easily bought.

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Hiring a professional Kinross rat exterminator would however be a better option, unless of course you know exactly what you are doing, seeing that the correct solution isn't necessarily the obvious one.

On account of the risks to children and pets, the rookie's use of rat toxins is not usually encouraged, and it's not always effective in any case. When in doubt, contact the professionals for your rat control needs in Kinross.

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Also find: Lochore pest control, Arlary pest control, Balado pest control, Ballingry pest control, Scotlandwell pest control, Middleton pest control, Crook of Devon pest control, Cleish pest control, Kinnesswood pest control, Milnathort pest control, Glemlomond pest control, Duncrievie pest control, Mawcarse pest control, Lethangie pest control, Carnbo pest control, Criagow pest control, Upper Tillyrie pest control, Balgedie pest control, Dalqueich pest control, Warroch pest control, Glenfarg rat catchers and more. All these places are serviced by local pest control. Kinross homeowners can get estimates by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Kinross: Households in Mawcarse Crossroads, Nan Walker Wynd, Hatchbank, Cleish Hills, Burns Begg Street, Whinfield Gardens, Hilton Of Burleigh Lodge, Gairney House Lodge Mawmill, Sutherland Drive, Warroch Lodge, Lathro Lane, Sunnypark, Auchlyne, Macdonald Avenue, Mawmill, Loch Leven Sluice House, Thompson Place, Lathro Park, Brewery Lane, Little Aldie, Cleish, Gairney House Mawmill, Loch Leven Leisure Centre, St. Marys Place, Hatchbank Lane, Gate Lodge, have needed rat control services recently. Pest control was also done in the following local Kinross postcodes: KY13 8AD, KY13 8DZ, KY13 8DF, KY13 8NE, KY13 8TY, KY13 8QU, KY13 8EW, KY13 8EL, KY13 8EU, KY13 8EG. Work was undertaken in these places by specialists in pest control. Kinross residents received trusted and dependable pest control services.

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