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Long Ashton Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Long Ashton Rat Catchers (BS41): Noticing rats in your garden or even inside your home can be rather a horrifying experience even though it is not such a common occurrence in Long Ashton nowadays, it's definitely not unheard of. Rats breed very quickly and can cause problems, especially when they are seen in numbers. An individual sighting of a lone rat will possibly not be much of a problem, however if you happen to be noticing them regularly you should do something.

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Though neither of the 2 rat breeds presently seen in Great Britain are native to these islands, they've clearly made themselves at home. The brown rat is particularly commonplace while the ship (black) rat isn't so much these days. Both of these types fled from Asia and arrived in the United Kingdom on boats (as stowaways).

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The longest and heaviest of the 2 rat breeds is the common brown at about 9", whilst the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only grows to between 5" and 7". Brown rats often cause problems because they must continually gnaw on stuff to prevent their teeth from growing too much. Their interest is usually concentrated on objects made from wood.

Rats leave droppings, gnaw through pipes, wires, insulation and woodwork, transmit disease, and are generally troublesome in homes and businesses in and around Long Ashton. Sightings of rats need to be reported to the local environmental health department. Or alternatively head HERE to report sightings of rats and pests on the .gov website online.

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It isn't invariably by sight alone that you'll become aware of the presence of rats, their behaviour is oftentimes quite enough to give warning. It could be that you might find droppings on floors or in cupboards, you might hear scratching noises coming from a floor, loft or wall, you may come across a rat's nest hidden away somewhere or you may spot distinctive rat holes gnawed in skirting boards or floorboards.

Unless you want to wait around for environmental health to manage your problem you may also call in local Long Ashton rat catcher or pest controller who will be a specialist in the field of pest removal. Back many years ago, rat catchers used to be simply that, but presently they tend to be referred to as pest control experts and won't only be capable of helping with getting rid of rats but also removing mice, cockroaches, ants, wasps, moles and many more.

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Long Ashton and also in nearby places like: Leigh Woods, Farleigh, Bristol, Abbots Leigh, Tyntesfield, Yanley, Bedminster Down, Lower Failand, Bishopsworth, Dundry, Flax Bourton, Highridge, Failand, Barrow Gurney, Ashton Gate, Potters Hill, and in these postcodes BS41 9ND, BS41 9EE, BS41 9JQ, BS41 9LU, BS41 9AH, BS41 9BH, BS41 9BZ, BS41 9DL, BS41 9AU, BS41 9LR. Local Long Ashton pest controllers will probably have the phone code 01275 and the postcode BS41. Checking this will ensure you are accessing local pest control. Long Ashton homeowners can benefit from these and countless other pest related services.

Rat Bites

Whilst they're by no means one of the most commonplace injuries sustained by humans in Long Ashton, on occasion rat bites do happen, and the implications can sometimes be dangerous. When cornered or pressured, rats can attack and bite, thus when you encounter one in a confined area, it's wise to leave it an exit route so that it can easily escape.

These types of bites sometimes occur where rats are being kept as pets, and you're likely to be looking for trouble if you stick your hand inside a rat's cage, no matter how tame it seems. Rat bites aren't always dangerous, though should be avoided if possible, and they can turn nasty or even life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). "Rat bite fever", if left untreated, can cause death in 10% of cases.

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

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

In the unlikely event that you are ever bitten by a rat, you will need to bathe the wound, administer some antibiotic cream, and wrap it with a clean, sterile plaster or bandage. You need to make an emergency appointment with your GP, or head for the nearest A&E department, even if you think it isn't that severe. If you have not been vaccinated against tetanus in the last five years, you should also get one of these.

Types of Rat

There are actually 2 sorts of rat that it's possible to come across in Long Ashton, Somerset or in fact anywhere else in the United Kingdom. The Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The commonest type of rat found in Great Britain, and also in Europe, is the brown rat (sewer rat, common rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or street rat). The colouring of this rat varies between grey and brown, it grows to approximately 4" - 9" (and a similar length of tail) with a weight of between 140g and 500g. This rodent was given its name Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) because it was assumed to have come to Britain by ship from Norway. The brown rat is nowadays considered to have originated from China or Central Asia. Brown rats have poor eyesight but good hearing, they burrow a lot and climb effectively, they are omnivores but favour cereals and grains, the females often give birth to 5 litters of as many as 14 young per year.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Originating in Southeast Asia (India) the black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not native to the British Isles or Europe. Quite likely traveling in shipments of spices at the height of the Roman Empire, the black rat eventually spread through Europe. The black rat was at one time widespread in the UK however was basically ousted by the brown rat and now is fairly uncommon. The black rat grows to a length of 5-7 inches a weight of 75-230g. Black rats are notorious for spreading many diseases, in particular trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, bubonic plague, listeria, rat bite fever, typhus, Weil's disease and tularemia.

Problems With Mice in Long Ashton

Although not so shocking as uncovering rats scurrying around garden or house, mice may be nearly as much of a problem. The same as rats, mice leave droppings, breed quickly, gnaw at things, contaminate foodstuffs and are typically an annoyance. The solutions to mouse problems in Long Ashton are quite similar to the ones used for rats ie poisoning and setting traps. When you have a mouse infestation, Long Ashton rat catchers should be willing to help fix this issue. Head over to BARK and get a pest controller in your area.

Mole Problems

Long Ashton rat catchers are sometimes brought in to handle another similar type of pest, namely moles. Moles can cause issues in different ways to rats and aren't disliked quite so much. It's out in the garden where you're likely to have issues with moles, and lawns specifically are at risk. The recognizable sight of earth mounds in the middle of a nicely mown lawn is the proof of this activity. Moles are usually captured in traps and then re-released elsewhere, if you favour the most humane solution.


Home and business owners with rat problems in Long Ashton are occasionally tempted to have a shot at solving it for themselves. So, if this happens to you, what ought you to do? There are a host of products available to help you accomplish this and you will find rat poisons, rat traps and other products in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in the Long Ashton area.

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An experienced rat exterminator in Long Ashton is however the preferred person for the job, seeing that getting rid of rats isn't always as straightforward as you may suppose.

Quite often the rookie's use of rat poison isn't actually that effective, and could even do more harm than good - do you really want to risk doing harm to your pets and children? If you know what's best for you, use an experienced rat control service in Long Ashton for resolving your rat problems.

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Long Ashton rat catchers can normally help with commercial pest control Long Ashton, restaurant pest control Long Ashton, pigeon pest control, rat infestations in Long Ashton, dead bird removal, squirrel pest control Long Ashton, environmental pest control Long Ashton, pest netting Long Ashton, dead animal removal, pest control for fleas, rat catching in Long Ashton, pest control Long Ashton, rat proofing, household pest control Long Ashton, professional control of pests, bird nest clearance, rat prevention in Long Ashton, guano clearance, thermal imaging surveys for locating pests, rat pest control, domestic rat control Long Ashton, commercial rat control Long Ashton, anti-bird spike installation in Long Ashton, wasp nest removal, preventive pest control Long Ashton, powder treatments Long Ashton, pest removal, spray & fogging treatments, rat poison, wasp pest control Long Ashton, rat deterrents and other pest control in Long Ashton, Somerset. Listed are just some of the tasks that are handled by those specialising in pest control. Long Ashton providers will be happy to tell you about their full range of pest control services.

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Also find: Potters Hill pest control, Bristol pest control, Lower Failand pest control, Bishopsworth pest control, Failand pest control, Highridge pest control, Bedminster Down pest control, Abbots Leigh pest control, Yanley pest control, Flax Bourton pest control, Ashton Gate pest control, Dundry pest control, Farleigh pest control, Tyntesfield pest control, Leigh Woods pest control, Barrow Gurney rat catchers and more. The majority of these towns and villages are served by professional pest control. Long Ashton homeowners can get estimates by going here.

Rat Control Enquiries Somerset

Rat Control Enquiries Somerset

Recently posted Somerset rat control client enquiries: Haniya Summers needed a rat catcher to deal with some rats in her property close to Ansford, Somerset. Eoin Jennings from Farrington Gurney, Somerset needed a rat catcher to deal with some rats in his garden shed. Zayne Riches needed a pest control specialist to deal with some rats in his utility room close to Brympton. Huda Holden needed a pest controller to tackle a rat problem in her cavity walls close to Creech St Michael, Somerset. Ruben Matthams from Chilcompton needed a pest control specialist to tackle a rat problem in his drains. Emilija Cann in Berrow, Somerset needed a pest controller to resolve a rat problem in her house. Gloria Mcavoy in Farmborough, Somerset needed a rat catcher to resolve a rat problem in her outhouse. Aidan Brookes needed a pest control company to tackle a rat problem in his attic near North Curry.

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Rat Control Around Long Ashton: People who live in the following areas and roads have just recently inquired about rat and pest control services - Fenswood Mead, Kings Croft, Lyvedon Way, Fishers Mead, Valley Road, Well Close, Cherry Road, Fenshurst Gardens, Highlands Road, Folleigh Lane, Fenns Lane, Buttercliffe Rise, Raymore Rise, Chestnut Road, Catley Grove, Warren Lane, Keeds Lane, Cedar Close, Perry Road, Cypress Gardens, Beggar Bush Lane, Ashton Road, as well as these Long Ashton area postcodes: BS41 9ND, BS41 9EE, BS41 9JQ, BS41 9LU, BS41 9AH, BS41 9BH, BS41 9BZ, BS41 9DL, BS41 9AU, BS41 9LR. Work was carried out in these areas by experts in pest control. Long Ashton homeowners benefited from competent and professional pest control services in all cases.

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(This pest control Long Ashton page was compiled by S. N. Locke 20-07-2022)