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Kirkham Rat Catchers (PR4): While it isn't really a frequent occurrence nowadays in Kirkham, people still have issues with rats every once in awhile. Discovering rats in your garden or inside your home isn't a great thing to experience, and would be enough to cause some householders the shakes. Individual rats should not create very much of a problem, but naturally rats breed rapidly and may cause problems as they grow in numbers.

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There are 2 kinds of rat which you may run into in Kirkham, common (brown) rats and black rats. It's relatively improbable that you'll ever come across a black rat, and if you've spotted a rat just recently it's likely to have been the more common brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were at one time common and were responsible for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're rather rare nowadays, although when they are seen they've got good hearing, are terrific climbers, and the females can give birth to between twenty and one hundred baby rats in just one year.

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The longest of the 2 rat species is the brown rat at about 9", while the black only grows to between 5" and 7". To wear down their continually growing incisor teetn, brown rats must keep chewing things, which is why they're responsible for so much damage and destruction. Items made of timber are particularly more prone to their gnawing.

An infestation of rats cause lots of different issues for business and home owners in and around Kirkham, they gnaw through woodwork, wires, insulation and pipes, spread disease, leave droppings, and contaminate foodstuffs. Homeowners need to report incidences of rats to their local authority. Or even post a report recording pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, which will be passed onto your local authority.

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It is not only by appearance that you will be alerted to the existence of rats, their actions are oftentimes quite enough to give warning. It could be that you might observe rat holes gnawed into floorboards or skirting boards, you may stumble upon a rat's nest in some hidden location, you could hear noises coming from a loft, wall or floor or you might start seeing droppings on the floor or in cupboards.

If you do not want to wait around for the local environmental health authority to manage your rat problem you may also call in local Kirkham pest controller or rat catcher who'll be competent in the art of pest removal. In the world today rat catchers generally fall into the category of pest control, and pest control services not only control rats but in addition cockroaches, mice, wasps, bedbugs, moles, fleas and a variety of other household and garden pests. (Tags: Rat Catchers Kirkham, Pest Control Kirkham )

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Rat catching and pest control can be undertaken in Kirkham and also in nearby places like: Newton With Scales, Moss Side, Catforth, Wrea Green, Wesham, Ashton-on-Ribble, Hall Cross, Warton, Ribby, Weeton, Saltcotes, Greenhaigh, Freckleton, Bryning, Clifton, Preston, Treales, as well as in these postcodes PR4 2JH, PR4 2AB, PR4 2HA, PR4 2RD, PR4 2SS, PR4 2BU, PR4 2RN, PR4 2LB, PR4 2XE, PR4 2ZE. Local Kirkham pest controllers will probably have the postcode PR4 and the dialling code 01772. Checking this out can ensure you are accessing locally based pest control. Kirkham home and business owners can benefit from these and various other pest related services.

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

While some people in Kirkham may think that they are quite cute with their furry bodies, twitchy whiskers and pointy faces, mice and rats are certainly not animals that you want to be living in your house or garden, and they can actually be dangerous. Mice and rats can cause damage to your house by chewing through electrical wiring, skirting boards, plastic and insulation materials, and are quite often to blame for fires and other problems. Between the two rats and mice can spread more than 30 kinds of diseases including conditions like typhus, tularemia, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, bubonic plague, listeria, trichinosis and rat bite fever. Among the things that will attract mice and rats to your home and garden are:

  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can crawl through the smallest of holes and cracks, so watch out for spaces around pipework, crawl spaces, grills and doors.
  • WATER - Mice and rats have to drink like any other living creature, subsequently water sources like birdbaths, leaking pipes, seeping sprinkler systems and pet bowls are a big attraction for these pests.
  • TRASH - An accumulation of garbage and garden waste piled up on your property (particularly in the garden) will obviously attract rodents.
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in an outbuilding, basement or loft will be especially attractive to mice and rats, especially if there is a source of food close by.
  • FOOD - Food left discarded or lying around is one of the primary attractions for mice and rats.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Surprisingly pet waste and even piles of compost can attract rats and mice - they will find a few tasty morsels hidden in there!

Rat Poisons

One of the ways to sort out a rat issue is to put down poison. Grains of wheat are covered with a poisonous chemical and strategically left for rats to consume, it then takes them several days to die. When its placed in the perfect location in an area where rats have been seen, poison can fairly rapidly kill a large number of rats. One or more of three key chemicals which are used in rat poison are: brodifacoum, difenacoum or bromadioline. You have to be extremely careful to keep these poisons out of reach of dogs, cats and other pets. Brands of rat poison available in the UK include: RatKil, Propest, Rentokil, Elixir Gardens, Pest Expert and Roshield. (Tags: Rat Poison Kirkham, Rat Poisons Kirkham)

Rat Bites

Even though they are by no means one of the most commonplace injuries sustained by humans in the British Isles, every now and again bites from rats do occur, and the implications can sometimes be serious. If you happen to stumble upon a rat in a confined environment, it could bite you if it feels cornered or stressed, so leave the creature an easy exit route and try to stay out of it's way.

You would think that folks would be cautious about sticking their hand inside a rat's cage, however as rats are frequently kept as pets (really?), this is a rising cause of rat bites. Rat bites aren't always serious, though must be avoided when possible, and they can become infected or be fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever". "Rat bite fever" (RBF) can lead to death in 10% of cases, if left untreated.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever - "Rat bite fever" can have various symptoms and signs, including:

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

If you get bitten by a rat you should promptly wash the wound with warm water, apply an antibiotic cream, and cover with a clean bandage. Even if you do not think that it's too severe, you should have it checked out at your closest A&E, or make an appointment to see your doctor or GP. If it's five years or more since you received your last vaccination for tetanus, you should get one of these done as well, given that rat bites can easily become infected.

Reporting Rats

Here's more detail on a topic we talked about earlier in this article. The local authorities is the place to report it should you discover rats in a neighbours garden, in your own garden or in a public area. When it comes to rats this could occasionally be a cost-free service, though you'll usually be faced with a charge for other infestations like bed bugs, wasps and cockroaches. It is also easy to report rats via the .gov website which you can find HERE. To get the issue sorted out fast schedule a rat catcher HERE.

In Conclusion

Having a problem with rats in Kirkham is a situation that everyone dreads, and when you find yourself in this scenario, you may have the urge to try to solve it yourself. By looking around shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in and around Kirkham, it's relatively easy to acquire rat traps, rat poisons and other similar solutions.

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Hiring a specialist Kirkham rat exterminator would however be preferable, unless of course you know precisely what you're up to, seeing that the correct solution isn't always the most obvious one.

The newcomer's use of rat poison is likely to do more harm than good, as you need to be incredibly cautious with them especially when children and pets are about. If you know what is better for you, use a specialist rat control service in Kirkham for resolving your rat problems.

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Also find: Treales pest control, Moss Side pest control, Weeton pest control, Saltcotes pest control, Catforth pest control, Ashton-on-Ribble pest control, Clifton pest control, Wesham pest control, Wrea Green pest control, Ribby pest control, Freckleton pest control, Preston pest control, Greenhaigh pest control, Hall Cross pest control, Warton pest control, Bryning pest control, Newton With Scales rat catchers and more. The majority of these areas are serviced by local pest control. Kirkham homeowners can get pest control price quotes by clicking here.

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Kirkham rat catchers will likely help with insect heat treatments, rat proofing, restaurant pest control Kirkham, household pest control Kirkham, bird pest control Kirkham, rat trapping Kirkham, rat infestations Kirkham, mice pest control Kirkham, rat poison, wildlife management, guano clearing, commercial pest control, bed bugs pest control, electronic pest control, garden pest control Kirkham, pest extermination Kirkham, pest control for fleas, ultrasonic pest control, the installation of moth trapping pheromone stations, mouse control, cockroach control, domestic rat control Kirkham, bird proofing services, bird nest clearance Kirkham, wasp pest control, ants pest control in Kirkham, pest netting, pigeon control, powder treatments (for wasps nest), rat prevention and other pest control in Kirkham, Lancashire. Listed are just an example of the tasks that are accomplished by those specialising in pest control. Kirkham contractors will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of services.

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Rat Control Around Kirkham: Property owners living in the following streets and areas have just recently requested rat and pest control services - Carrwood Drive, Orders Lane, Greenacres Avenue, Bentley Drive, Marsden Street, Selby Road, Sherburne Avenue, Brook Street, Long Meadow, Chestnut Close, Richard Street, Foxwood Drive, Cherry Close, Carr Lane, Mellor Road, St Stephens Road, Royal Avenue, North View, Sandhurst Close, Wellington Street, Berkley Close, Gillow Road, Greenmount Avenue, Southlands, Regency Close, Clegg Street, as well as the following Kirkham area postcodes: PR4 2JH, PR4 2AB, PR4 2HA, PR4 2RD, PR4 2SS, PR4 2BU, PR4 2RN, PR4 2LB, PR4 2XE, PR4 2ZE. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in pest control. Kirkham householders received trusted and dependable pest control services in all cases.

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(This pest control Kirkham article was created by Steve Locke 06-06-2022)