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Livesey Rat Catchers (BB2): Discovering rats in your garden or even inside your home is usually rather an unsettling experience and whilst it's not such a common occurrence in Livesey these days, its certainly something that happens every so often. Rats tend to breed quickly and can cause issues, especially when they're seen in numbers. Just one incidence of a solitary rat may not be all that much of a problem, but if you're noticing them regularly it's best to seek help.

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If you happen to spot rats in Livesey, the probabilities are that they'll be brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus), although there are in fact two types of rats at present found in the United Kingdom; brown (common rats) and black (ship). As you could be aware black rats were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague (17th C) at which time they were very common. Black rats are relatively scarce now and actually neither variety is a native of Great Britain, both arriving from Asia.

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The black rat at 5 to 7" long, isn't as big as the brown, which attains lengths of up to about nine inches and weighs in at about half a kilo. Most of the destruction attributable to brown rats is because to keep their incisor teeth from growing too long, they have to constantly gnaw on things. Items made of timber are particularly more prone to this attention.

Rats cause many problems in homes and business premises around Livesey and they leave behind droppings, spread diseases, gnaw their way through pipes, woodwork, insulation and wires, and are generally troublesome. The local authority should be advised when there are any sightings of rats. Also you can report sightings of rats and other pests on the .gov website HERE.

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It is not always by appearance alone that you will become aware of the existence of rats, their actions are oftentimes quite enough to give warning. It is possible you may notice droppings on the floor or in cupboards, you could spot distinctive rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirting boards, you may hear scratching noises coming from a floor, loft or wall or you may come across a rat's nest hidden away somewhere.

To remedy this situation there are specific strategies that you might take. You could put traps or poison down yourself, you could bring in a rat removal expert or you could get in touch with the local Livesey environmental health department. There are no longer a lot of individuals these days who just specialize in rat problems, you can also bring them in if you have a wasps nest in your loft or maybe moles causing damage. (Tags: Rat Catchers Livesey, Pest Control Livesey )

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Rat catching and pest control can be done in Livesey and also nearby in: Darwen, Whinny Heights, Earcroft, Pleasington, Ryal Fall, Feniscowles, Withnell Fold, Roddlesworth, Lower Darwen, Brincall, Hoghton Bottoms, Hoghton, Mill Hill, Riley Green, Withnell, Tockholes, Abbey Village, Cherry Tree, together with these postcodes BB2 5DQ, BB2 5ND, BB2 5BD, BB2 5EG, BB2 5DG, BB3 0LW, BB2 5NG, BB2 5EJ, BB2 5DN, BB2 4SR. Locally based Livesey rat catchers will probably have the postcode BB2 and the dialling code 01254. Checking this can confirm that you access local pest control. Livesey home and business owners are able to utilise these and many other comparable services.

Rat Poisons

One way to resolve a rat problem is to employ poison. A rat dies several days after consuming a poisoned bait, generally wholewheat grain. The location of the rat poison is important and will result in the failure or success of this process. In general difenacoum, bromadioline or brodifacoum are the poisons used. Rat poison doesn't only kill rats, dogs and cats can be affected, so care should always be taken. Brands of rat poison in Britain include the likes of: Rentokil, Elixir Gardens, Roshield, Pest Expert, Propest and RatKil. (Tags: Rat Poison Livesey, Rat Poisons Livesey)

Rat Bite Wounds

While not all that common in the British Isles, rat bites do happen from time to time, and in some instances they can have serious consequences. When rats are cornered or feel stressed, they can attack and bite humans, therefore should you find yourself in that situation, keep out of the way and leave an easy and clear exit route.

These types of bites have been known to occur where rats are kept as pets, and you could be chancing it somewhat if you poke your hand in a rat's cage, no matter how tame it is. Rat bites can turn nasty or even fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), consequently they should be avoided where possible, although of they are not of course always serious. "Rat bite fever" can lead to death in 10% of cases, if left without treatment.

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

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

In the unlikely circumstance that you are ever bitten by a rat, you will need to carefully bathe the wound, put on a coating of antibiotic cream, and wrap it with a clean, sterile bandage or plaster. Even if it doesn't appear to be that serious, you must make an appointment to see your GP or head to the nearest hospital A&E department. It is also best to get a tetanus vaccine, in particular if you haven't received one in the last 5 years.

Rats - How to Spot Them

There are a number of ways that you can find out if you have rats. If you've got an inkling that there may be rats in your business or home you can search for signs of footprints or tail trails in dusty areas, keep your eyes open for droppings, they're dark brown in colour and look just like large grains of rice, be on the lookout for burrows or tunnels alongside solid objects, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirtings, listen for constant scratching noises emanating from attics and walls, especially during the night, pay attention to gnaw marks in cables, wires and wood, especially in lofts.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

Despite their outwardly cute look, with their fur covered bodies, twitching whiskers and pointy faces, rats and mice can be dangerous and are definitely not animals that you want to be making a home in your house or garden in Livesey. By chewing through plasterboard, wood, electric wiring and plastic, rats and mice can cause electrical fires and other accidents. Between them mice and rats can spread more than thirty forms of diseases including things like tularemia, rat bite fever, trichinosis, bubonic plague, salmonella, typhus, Weil's disease, listeria and toxoplasmosis. So, the primary things that attract rats and mice into your garden or home are:

  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in an outbuilding, cellar or attic will be particularly attractive to rodents, especially if there's a food source nearby.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Surprisingly pet waste and even compost heaps can be attractive to mice and rats - there are a few tasty titbits hidden in there!
  • TRASH/RUBBISH - Accumulations of trash and garden waste piled up on your property (particularly in the garden) will definitely attract mice and rats.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Rats and mice can crawl through the tiniest of holes, so be on the lookout for spaces around doors, crawl spaces, plumbing and vents.
  • FOOD - Food that is left lying around or discarded is perhaps the main attraction for rats and mice.
  • WATER - Busy little mice and rats have to drink, which means that sources of water such as birdbaths, dripping sprinkler systems, pet water bowls and leaky pipes are a big enticement for these unwelcome pests.

Rat Prevention Livesey

The most effective way to stop problems with rats is to discourage them to start with. For this reason, rat prevention must be a thing to keep in mind even when you do not presently have a rat problem. Among the main factors that cause rat and rodent infestations is domestic rubbish littering gardens. You'll do nothing but attract them if you give them both the location and materials to build a nest. When there's also an abundance of food on offer these rats imagine they are in heaven, so be warned that bird seed feeders often attract rats, in particular when they are susceptible to overflowing, and domestic waste food shouldn't be easily accessible.

Types of Rat

You are only going to run across 2 sorts of rat in Livesey and anywhere in the United Kingdom. These are the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat

The most widespread rat present in the UK, and in fact the most of Europe and North America, is the brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat, street rat or sewer rat). The colour of this rodent ranges between grey and brown, it grows to around 4" - 9" (and an equivalent length tail) and has a weight range of between 140 and 500 grammes. Though at one time believed to have originated in Norway (hence its name), it is now understood to have initially come from China or at least Central Asia. Brown rats are omniverous (feed on pretty much anything) although they prefer to eat cereal grains, they have good hearing but poor eyesight, the females reach sexual maturity in about five weeks and might have 5 litters a year (with as many as 14 kittens in each), they climb well and burrow extensively.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

The black rat, roof rat or ship rat is also not native to the British Isles, originating from Southeast Asia (India). It is regarded as having spread to Europe in Roman times, quite possibly traveling in cargoes of spice. Fairly scarce now in Great Britain, this rat was largely ousted by the more dominant brown rat. Reaching lengths of 5-7 inches, the black rat weighs in at just 75-230g. Notorious for causing diseases black rats have been the cause of tularemia, rat bite fever, trichinosis, bubonic plague, salmonella, typhus, Weil's disease, listeria and toxoplasmosis.

To Summarise

Householders with rat problems in Livesey are occasionally tempted to have a bash at solving it themselves. Therefore, if this happens to you, what ought you to do? Rat traps, rat poisons and similar products are available in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in the Livesey area, so the things that you need can easily be acquired.

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Even so, unless you are aware of what you are doing, it is possibly far better to hire a professional rat exterminator, who'll have dealt with this issue hundreds if not thousands of times previously, and will know exactly what the best solution is.

Usually the newcomer's use of rat poison isn't really that beneficial, and could even cause more problems than it solves - would you really want to risk the possibility of harming your children and pets? If you know what is best for you, always use an experienced rat control service in Livesey for resolving your rat problems.

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Also find: Roddlesworth pest control, Darwen pest control, Withnell pest control, Tockholes pest control, Brincall pest control, Pleasington pest control, Whinny Heights pest control, Lower Darwen pest control, Withnell Fold pest control, Mill Hill pest control, Hoghton Bottoms pest control, Hoghton pest control, Abbey Village pest control, Riley Green pest control, Cherry Tree pest control, Feniscowles pest control, Earcroft pest control, Ryal Fall rat catchers and more. All these villages and towns are covered by local pest control. Livesey property owners can get pest control price quotes by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Livesey: Rat issues have recently been resolved in the following Livesey streets and areas - Kirkstone Avenue, Littondale Gardens, Park Place, The Evergreens, Coverdale Drive, Dale Crescent, Gladstone Close, Newlands Close, Beechwood Drive, Kentmere Drive, Eclipse Road, Horden Rake, Nook Terrace, Firtrees Drive, Greystoke Avenue, Tintagell Close, Harebell Close, Lingfield Way, Tower Road, The Crescent, Sutton Street, as well as the following Livesey area postcodes: BB2 5DQ, BB2 5ND, BB2 5BD, BB2 5EG, BB2 5DG, BB3 0LW, BB2 5NG, BB2 5EJ, BB2 5DN, BB2 4SR. Work was completed in these locations by experts in pest control. Livesey home and property owners received high quality and dependable pest control services on every occasion.

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(This pest control Livesey page was compiled by Steve Locke 06-06-2022)