Rat Catchers Leven

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Leven Rat Catchers (KY8): Although its not so commonplace in these modern times, observing rats in your garden or even inside your home in Leven is not a good thing to experience. One rat sighting shouldn't be too much of an issue, however, if you spot rats more frequently or see multiple rats you could soon be in trouble since they tend to reproduce so quickly.

Though neither of the two rat types at present living in Great Britain originate from these shores, they've definitely thrived since they arrived here. The brown rat is particularly widespread while the black (ship) rat isn't so much so nowadays. Both of these species fled from Asia and arrived in the British Isles as stowaways on boats.

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The black rat at 5" to 7" long, isn't as big as the brown, which reaches lengths of almost 9 inches and weighs in at about half a kilogram. A lot of the damage attributable to brown rats is due to the fact that to prevent their incisor teeth from growing too long, they must continually gnaw on stuff. Their gnawing is usually targeting things made of timber.

Rats gnaw their way through pipes, wires, insulation and woodwork, spread disease, leave behind droppings, and generally cause a nuisance in homes and business premises throughout Leven. Incidences of rats should always be reported to the local environmental health department. Or perhaps click HERE to report sightings of rats and pests on the .gov website online.

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You'll often become aware of the existence of rats not actually by seeing them, but by them indicating their existence by other means. It could be that you may come across rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirtings, you might come across a rat's nest in some hidden location, you might discover droppings in cupboards or on the floor or you could hear scratching coming from a wall, loft or floor.

To manage this problem there are several approaches you could take. You could lay down poison or traps yourself, you can speak to the local Leven environmental health or you could locate a rat catcher or pest removal expert. These days rat catchers normally come under the umbrella category of pest management, and pest control businesses not only remove rats but additionally wasps, fleas, moles, bedbugs, mice, cockroaches and many more types of garden and household pests.

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Leven and also in nearby places like: Innerleven, Methil, Buckhaven, Muiredge, Largoward, Methilhill, Windygates, Earlsferry, Drumeldrie, Crossroads, Upper Largo, Colinsburgh, Lundin Links, Kennoway, East Wemyss, as well as in these postcodes KY8 4AR, KY8 4AT, KY8 4NG, KY8 4BY, KY8 5TH, KY8 5TA, KY8 4QX, KY8 4PW, KY8 5FQ, KY8 4PN. Locally based Leven pest controllers will probably have the phone code 01333 and the postcode KY8. Checking this out will make sure that you're accessing locally based pest control. Leven householders will be able to benefit from these and lots of other comparable services.


One thing that rats love to do is burrow and dig, and the area where they particularly like to dig is next to and under solid structures and objects such as patios, walkways, garage foundations and shed bases. Providing them with food storage, nesting places and shelter, rat burrows are excavated into substantial systems that can even cause damage if allowed to continue unchecked. A sure sign of a rat burrow is usually a smooth sided hole close to a solid surface, where the coming and going of furry bodies have polished and rubbed the burrow entrance. The entrance holes to rat burrows are normally 2" to 4" across. You should check if rats are about by partially blocking the entrance hole to see if they return and clear it.

Rat Bite Wounds

Although rat bites aren't that common in the UK, they do occur every once in a while and they can be dangerous in some situations. When scared or cornered, rats can attack and bite, thus when you encounter one in a confined area, it's wise to leave a clear exit route so it can escape.

Quite a few instances of rat bites occur where rats are being kept as pets (really?), and shoving your hand in a rat's cage could be chancing it. Rat bites are not always serious, though must be avoided if possible, and they can become infected or be fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever". If it is not treated swiftly "rat bite fever" has a 10% mortality rate.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever - Various symptoms can be suffered by someone with "rat bite fever" including things like:

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

If you get bitten by a rat you should promptly wash the wound with warm water, apply an antibiotic cream, and cover it with a clean plaster or bandage. Even if it doesn't seem that serious, you should book an appointment to see your GP or head to the closest A&E. If you've not been vaccinated against tetanus in the last five years, you should also get one of these.

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An effective way to prevent problems with mice and rats is not to attract them to begin with. Therefore, rat prevention must be a thing to think about even though you don't have problems with rats at present. Among the main reasons for rat and mouse infestations is domestic household waste in gardens. Supplying them with both the place and materials to build a nest will achieve little but encourage them. When there's also loads of food available those rats think they're in heaven, so keep in mind that many bird seed feeders often attract rats, especially when they're prone to spillages, and household food waste should also not be left lying around.

Reporting Rats and Pests

This is a little more detail on a topic that we touched on previously. It is always sensible to report it to the local authorities if you discover rats in a neighbours garden, in a public space or in your own garden. With regards to rats this might occasionally be a free service, although you will frequently be asked to pay for some other pest infestations for instance wasps, cockroaches and bed bugs. Sightings of rats may also be reported on the Government (.gov) webpage HERE. You're obviously able to arrange your own rat catcher to come and sort out the issue by clicking HERE.

What Attracts Rats?

With their pointy faces, twitching whiskers and fur covered bodies, some people might find rats and mice to be quite cute, however they're certainly not the type of creatures that you want to have living in your home or garden in Leven, and can actually be more dangerous than you would believe. By nibbling through electric cables, plastic, plasterboard and floorboards, rats and mice can cause accidents and in particular electrical fires. Between them rats and mice can spread more than thirty forms of diseases including conditions like listeria, bubonic plague, typhus, rat bite fever, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, salmonella, tularemia and Weil's disease. So, the main things that attract rats and mice to your garden or home are:

  • WATER - Busy little rats and mice need to drink like any other living creature, therefore sources of water like leaking pipes, birdbaths, dripping sprinkler systems and pet water bowls are a big attraction for these pests.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Mice and rats can crawl through the tiniest of holes and cracks, so be on the lookout for spaces around plumbing, entrances, vents and crawl spaces.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Incredibly pet waste and even piles of compost can be attractive to mice and rats - they will find a few tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • TRASH/RUBBISH - An accumulation of junk and garden rubbish stacked up on your property (particularly in the garden) will surely attract rats and mice.
  • FOOD - Food that is left discarded or lying around is one of the primary attractions for mice and rats.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in an attic, shed or basement will be particularly attractive to rodents, especially if there is a source of food nearby.

To Summarise

Folks with a rat problem in Leven are often tempted to have a crack at solving it for themselves. Therefore, if this happens to you, what should you do? By looking around shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in the Leven area, it's relatively easy to purchase rat poisons, rat traps and similar products.

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Nevertheless, unless you're aware of precisely what you're at, it's probably much better to appoint an experienced rat exterminator, who'll have resolved such problems hundreds of times previously, and will know exactly what the perfect solution is.

Most of the time the novice's use of rat toxins is not actually that successful, and may even make matters worse - would you really want to risk harming your pets and children? If you know what is best for you, always bring in a professional rat control service in Leven for resolving your rat problems. (Tags: Rat Control Leven, Rat Exterminators Leven, Rat Removal Leven)

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Also find: Kennoway pest control, Buckhaven pest control, Upper Largo pest control, Windygates pest control, Earlsferry pest control, Largoward pest control, Lundin Links pest control, Muiredge pest control, Crossroads pest control, Colinsburgh pest control, Methilhill pest control, Drumeldrie pest control, Methil pest control, Innerleven pest control, East Wemyss rat catchers and more. All these areas are covered by local pest control. Leven home and business owners can get pest control estimates by going here.

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Rat Control Around Leven: Households in Letham Avenue, East Gilston Mains, Foggieleys, Woodlands Crescent, Glebe Street, Dewar Drive, Union Place, Ar Neamh, Gilston House, Little Pilmuir House, Glenview Caravan Park, West Baldastard Mains, Greengates, Station Road, Glenburnie Lower Scoonie, Glenlyon Place, Nairn Street, Hayloft, Shorehead, Sillerhole Road, Glencairn Gardens, Scoonie Burnside Of Letham, Aithernie Den, East Links, Greenside House, Glenlyon Road, Forman Road, Linnwood Drive, have needed rat control services recently. Pest control was also provided in these Leven area postcodes: KY8 4AR, KY8 4AT, KY8 4NG, KY8 4BY, KY8 5TH, KY8 5TA, KY8 4QX, KY8 4PW, KY8 5FQ, KY8 4PN. Work was completed in these areas by specialists in pest control. Leven property owners benefited from reliable and top quality pest control services in all cases.

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(This pest control Leven content was compiled by Steve Locke 12-11-21)