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Longridge Rat Catchers (PR3): Although it is not that commonplace these days, finding a rat in your garden or even inside your house in Longridge is not really a nice experience. One rat sighting should not be that much of an issue, nevertheless, if you notice the presence of rats more frequently or notice multiple rats you could be heading for trouble as they breed so fast.

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There are 2 species of rat which you might come across in Longridge, brown (or common) rats and black rats. It is rather unlikely that you will ever see black rats, and if you have encountered a rat fairly recently chances are it'll have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were once common and were responsible for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are relatively rare nowadays, but when they are found they've got an acute sense of hearing, are amazing climbers, and the females can produce between twenty and one hundred baby rats each year.

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The brown rat is usually bigger than the black rat weighing in at half a kilo and reaching lengths of approximately nine inches. To prevent their incisor teeth from getting too long, common brown rats must keep on gnawing at stuff, and that's why they cause such a lot of damage. Timber is particularly prone to this interest.

Rats can cause a range of issues in homes and businesses in Longridge and they leave behind droppings, spread disease, gnaw through woodwork, wires, insulation and pipes, and are basically troublesome. Sightings of rats should be reported to the local environmental health department. Or perhaps report pest and rat problems on the .gov website HERE, which is forwarded to the relevant local authorities.

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It is not purely by sight that you'll be alerted to the presence of rats, their behaviour is often enough to enlighten you. Perhaps you might hear scratching noises coming from a wall, loft or floor, you might uncover a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you might spot distinctive rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirtings or you could discover droppings in cupboards or on floors.

To solve this situation there are several approaches you could consider. You could put down poison or traps yourself, you could employ the services of a rat catcher or you can get hold of the local Longridge authority or council. There aren't all that many people these days who just specialize in rat problems, you are also able to bring them in if you have a problem with a wasp nest in your walls or maybe moles digging up your lawn.

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Rat catching and pest control can be done in Longridge and also in: Dutton, Broughton, Goosnargh, Haighton, Hothersall, Chipping, Ribchester, Alston, Woodplumpton, Wittingham, Fulwood, Little Town, Newsham, Preston, Grimsargh, Salesbury, Hurst Green, as well as in these postcodes PR3 2UZ, PR3 3FH, PR3 3FD, PR3 2GW, PR3 2PD, PR3 2PH, PR3 3EW, PR3 3FT, PR3 3HG, PR3 3FN. Locally based Longridge rat catchers will likely have the dialling code 01772 and the postcode PR3. Checking this out can confirm you access locally based pest control. Longridge home and business owners are able to benefit from these and various other pest related services.

Rat Bite Wounds

Whilst they're by no means one of the most common injuries sustained by humans in the British Isles, every so often bites from rats do happen, and the effects can sometimes be dangerous. When cornered or pressured, rats can attack and bite humans, thus if you encounter one in a confined space, it's advisable to leave the creature an exit route so that it can escape.

Rat bites sometimes occur in properties where rats are being kept as pets, and poking your hand inside a rat's cage is certainly something to be wary of. Even though rat bites are not serious in every case, they should be avoided where possible, and can become infected or be fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever". If left untreated "rat bite fever" (RBF) has a 10% mortality rate.

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

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

You should immediately wash the affected area with warm water, if you are bitten by a rat, and then administer an antibiotic cream to the bite area, and finally cover it with a clean bandage. Even if it does not seem to be that major, you need to make an emergency appointment with your GP or head for the closest A&E unit. If you have not had a tetanus jab in the last five years, it might be advisable to get one of these too - A&E will almost certainly do this routinely.

What Attracts Rats?

Regardless of their outwardly cute appearance, with their twitchy whiskers, pointy faces and fur covered bodies, rats and mice can be dangerous and are not creatures that you want to be living in your home or garden in Longridge. Rats and mice can cause damage to your home by nibbling through plastic, insulation materials, electrical wires and wood, and are often the cause of fires and other problems. Between them mice and rats can spread more than thirty forms of diseases including listeria, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, typhus, Weil's disease, rat bite fever, salmonella, trichinosis and bubonic plague. Among the things that will certainly attract mice and rats to your home or garden are:

  • RUBBISH - Accumulations of junk and garden rubbish heaped up on your property (especially in the garden) will certainly attract rodents.
  • FOOD - Food that is left discarded or lying around is perhaps the main attraction for rats and mice.
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in loft, gardenshed or basement will be especially attractive to mice and rats, particularly if there's a food source nearby.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can crawl through the smallest of holes and cracks, so watch out for gaps around doors, pipework, air vents and crawl spaces.
  • WATER - Busy rats and mice need to drink, so sources of water like birdbaths, leaky pipes, pet water bowls and seeping sprinkler systems are a big temptation for these unwelcome pests.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Remarkably pet waste and even heaps of compost can be attractive to rats and mice - there are a few tasty morsels hidden in there!

Reporting Rats

We briefly talked about this topic previously, so now we'll go into a little more detail. Should you discover rats in a public area, in a neighbours garden or in your own garden it's advisable to inform the Environmental Health. Certain councils will sort out issues with rats cost-free, however if you've got other pests for instance bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps they'll usually require payment. Also, it is easy to report rat infestations through the .gov website which you can find HERE. To get the problem sorted out fast book a rat catcher HERE.

Rat Burrows

One thing that rats love to do is burrow, and their favoured place to do it is near to solid structures and objects such as garage foundations, paths, terraces and garden sheds. These are not just simple holes in the ground, but substantial systems of burrows, created to provide nesting, food storage and shelter. Keep an eye out for holes with smooth edges, that have been rubbed by the constant coming and going of these busy animals. The burrow entrances are usually around two to four inches across. Chuck some debris into the entrance hole and check back the next day to see if it has been cleared. This will determine if rats are still in situ.

Longridge Mole Catching

Though nowhere near such a commonplace problem nowadays moles are also often tackled by rat catchers. In no way such detested creatures, moles cause different issues than rats. Lawns and gardens are mainly at risk of damage if you've got a mole problem. Perfectly clipped lawns spoiled by unsightly piles of recently dug dirt are sure signs of moles. Moles may be captured in traps and then rereleased someplace else, if you favour a humane solution.

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Rat traps are amongst the more effective ways to deal with a rat situation, whether you are tackling it by yourself or bringing a professional in. Nowadays there are several different kinds of rat traps on the market, giving you a choice of capture options. The capture kind are the ideal choice for folks who detest to see creatures being harmed in any way, even vermin. Available sorts of rat traps include the likes of: cage traps, electronic rat traps, spring loaded bait traps and enclosed poison traps.

In Conclusion

Having a rat problem in Longridge is a situation that most of us dread, and when this happens to you, you might have the urge to try to solve it on your own. There are lots of products currently available to help you achieve this and you will acquire rat traps, rat poisons and other products in hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in the Longridge area.

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However, unless you are aware of what you are doing, it's probably a good idea to appoint an expert rat exterminator, who'll have resolved this issue hundreds if not thousands of times previously, and will automatically know what the perfect solution is.

Quite often the novice's use of rat poisons is simply not that helpful, and may even do more harm than good - would you really want to risk harming your children and pets? If you know what's best for you, use a professional rat control service in Longridge for resolving your rat problems.

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Longridge rat catchers can generally help you with dead animal removal, rat poison, squirrel control, bird pest control Longridge, commercial pest control, pest control services, wasp pest control, rat trapping, ultrasonic pest control, pigeon pest control, garden pest control Longridge, the installation of moth trapping pheromone stations in Longridge, mouse control, thermal imaging surveys for pest indentification, pest netting, guano clearance, pest removal services, bird proofing, rat catching, rat baits Longridge, rat deterrents Longridge, pest extermination, ants pest control in Longridge, household pest control, domestic rat control in Longridge, pest control for fleas, bird nest clearance in Longridge, mice pest control in Longridge, insect heat treatments Longridge, bed bugs pest control and other pest control in Longridge, Lancashire. Listed are just a small portion of the tasks that are handled by people specialising in pest control. Longridge professionals will keep you informed about their entire range of pest control services.

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Also find: Little Town pest control, Goosnargh pest control, Alston pest control, Preston pest control, Hurst Green pest control, Dutton pest control, Wittingham pest control, Broughton pest control, Salesbury pest control, Ribchester pest control, Woodplumpton pest control, Fulwood pest control, Chipping pest control, Newsham pest control, Hothersall pest control, Haighton pest control, Grimsargh rat catchers and more. Most of these areas are covered by local pest control. Longridge householders can get pest control price quotes by going here.

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(This pest control Longridge article was generated by S Locke 06-06-2022)