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Looe Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Looe Rat Catchers (PL13): Discovering rats in your house or garden is usually rather a shocking experience and whilst it's not so common an occurrence in Looe in recent times, it is definitely something that happens every now and then. Rats breed quickly and will likely cause problems, especially when they're present in numbers. Just one sighting of a lone rat may not be that much of a concern, however if you're seeing them frequently make sure you report it.

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Whilst neither of the 2 rat types at present seen in the UK originate from these shores, they've clearly thrived since they got here. The brown rat is especially widespread while the black rat is not so much so nowadays. Both of these types fled from Asia and made their way to the British Isles on boats.

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The biggest of the 2 rats is the common brown rat at around nine inches, while the black rat only grows to between 5" and 7". A great deal of the destruction caused by brown rats is due to the fact that to keep their incisor teeth from growing too much, they've got to constantly gnaw on things. Timber is especially more prone to their interest.

An infestation of rats may cause a variety of problems for home owners and businesses throughout Looe, they gnaw their way through wires, insulation, woodwork and pipes, transmit disease, leave behind droppings, and get up to all sorts of mischief. Any sightings of rats ought to be reported to the local authorities. Or perhaps click HERE to report pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov web page.

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You'll occasionally become aware of the presence of rats not by in fact seeing them, but by them announcing their activity in other ways. Perhaps you might come upon a rat's nest hidden away, you may come across holes gnawed in floorboards or skirtings, you might hear scratching noises coming from a loft, floor or wall or you might find droppings on the floor or in cupboards.

If you want to have this problem tackled correctly you ought to get an expert. You can either get in touch with the local environmental health department or employ the services of a specialist Looe pest controller or rat catcher for yourself. Way back in the past, rat catchers used to be just that, however at present they tend to be labeled pest control experts and will not only be capable of helping you with rat problems but also resolving problems with mice, wasps, ants, cockroaches, moles and more. (Tags: Pest Control Looe, Ratcatchers Looe )

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Rat catching and pest control can be done in Looe and also in nearby places like: Shutta, Morval, Killigarth, Downderry, West Looe, Herodsfoot, Lanreath, Seaton, Millendreath, Pelynt, Widegates, St Martin, East Looe, Porthallow, Trelawne, Polperro, as well as in these postcodes PL13 1LF, PL13 1BU, PL13 1DY, PL13 2DP, PL13 2AW, PL13 1JS, PL13 2BB, PL13 2DN, PL13 1DJ, PL13 2AF. Locally based Looe rat catchers will most likely have the postcode PL13 and the telephone dialling code 01503. Checking this out should guarantee that you're accessing local pest control. Looe property owners will be able to utilise these and countless other pest related services.

Molecatchers in Looe

Looe rat catchers are often contacted to help with another similar type of pest, ie moles. In no way such despised animals, moles bring about totally different issues than rats. Gardens and lawns are mainly vulnerable if you have a mole situation. Beautifully trimmed lawns ruined by ugly mounds of newly dug soil are a sure sign of mole activity. Capturing with traps is by far the most favourable and humane method to reduce the number of moles. (Tags: Mole Catchers Looe, Mole Trapping Looe)

Rat Poisons

A rather horrible way to eliminate rat infestations is by laying poison. Grains of wheat are laced using a poisoned substance and strategically left for the rats to consume, it then takes them a few days to die. The location of the poison bait is vital and will likely lead to the failure or success of this procedure. The noxious components which are utilized in making rat poison includes: bromadioline, brodifacoum or difenacoum. You must be very careful to keep this out of reach of cats, dogs and other pets. Rat poison brands sold in the UK include the likes of: Pest Expert, Elixir Gardens, Propest, Rentokil, RatKil and Roshield.

Rat Bite Wounds

While, in the British Isles, rat bites aren't that common, they do happen from time to time, and the consequences can be serious in some instances. If you stumble upon a rat in a confined space, it could attack and bite you if it feels cornered or scared, so leave it a clear exit route and try to avoid it.

You'd think that people would be wary of pushing their hand inside a rat's cage, yet as rats are often kept as pets, this is a rising cause of rat bites. Even though they are not always serious, rat bites can become infected or be fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), subsequently they must be avoided if possible. "Rat bite fever" (RBF), if it is left untreated, can result in death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - Some of the signs of "rat bite fever" are:

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

If are bitten by a rat you should wash the wound immediately, apply an antibiotic cream, and cover with a clean gauze or bandage. You should go to your nearest A&E unit and get it examined, even if you don't think that it is too severe, or at the minimum book an appointment to see your doctor or GP. It is also best to get a tetanus vaccine, in particular if you haven't had one of these in the last five years or so.

Rat Prevention Looe

Discouraging rats and mice before they even become a nuisance is actually the simplest way to avoid such problems. So, even though you don't presently have a problem with rats, rat prevention must be on top of your list of priorities. Household rubbish laying around the garden is amongst the main causes of rat and rodent infestations. You will do nothing but encourage them if you supply them with both the location and materials to build a nest. Also, you should refrain from providing easy food by leaving domestic scraps of food in your garden and putting bird seed feeders out with grain that's only going to attract rats and mice.

Types of Rat

There are only 2 species of rat which it's possible to encounter in Looe, Cornwall or in fact any place else in Britain. The Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat

The brown rat (street rat, sewer rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or common rat) is the most frequently seen rat in the United Kingdom and all across Europe (also North America). The coloration of this rodent of the family Muridae ranges between brown and grey, it usually grows to around 4-9" (and an equivalent length of tail) with a weight of between 140 and 500 grams. Though at one time thought to have originated from Norway, it is now known to have first come from China/Central Asia. Brown rats are omnivores (consume more or less anything) although they prefer to eat cereals and grains, they have good hearing but bad eyesight, the females reach sexual maturity in about five weeks and often give birth to 5 litters every year (with up to 14 pups in each), they dig a lot and climb well.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

The black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat is also not native to the British Isles, originally coming from India and Southeast Asia. It is regarded as having spread to Europe at the time of the Roman Empire, almost certainly hidden in shipments of spices. Pretty rare now in the UK, the black rat was for the most part replaced by the more dominant brown (common) rat. This rat grows to a length of 5-7 inches and weighs about 75-230 grammes. Well known for passing on diseases black rats are often responsible for bubonic plague, listeria, tularemia, salmonella, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, typhus, Weil's disease and rat bite fever.

Rats - Telltale Signs

There are various ways that you can find out if you have rats. When you have some suspicions that there might be rats in your business or property you should listen closely for scratching noises emanating from walls and attics, especially at night, hunt for footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, check for gnaw marks in wires, cables and wood, especially in lofts, look out for burrows or tunnels close to solid objects, keep your eyes open for faeces (droppings), they're dark brown and look much like large grains of rice, watch out for rub marks on skirtings and walls where greasy fur has left marks.

To Summarise

Having a rat problem in Looe is something that everybody fears, and when this happens to you, you might have the urge to try to solve it on your own. There are plenty of products currently available to help you to accomplish this and you'll find rat traps, rat poisons and other products in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in and around Looe.

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An experienced rat exterminator in Looe is however the ideal person for the job, since controlling rats might not be as straightforward as you may believe.

Due to the risks to children and pets, the amateur use of rat poisons isn't normally encouraged, and it's not always helpful in any case. If in doubt, bring in the professionals for rat control needs in Looe.

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Also find: Widegates pest control, East Looe pest control, Trelawne pest control, Morval pest control, Millendreath pest control, Shutta pest control, Downderry pest control, West Looe pest control, Herodsfoot pest control, Pelynt pest control, Seaton pest control, St Martin pest control, Lanreath pest control, Polperro pest control, Porthallow pest control, Killigarth rat catchers and more. The majority of these villages and towns are served by professional pest control. Looe residents can get pest control quotations by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Looe: Rat issues have recently been resolved in the following Looe roads - Shutta Road, Pendennis Road, Sandplace Road, Downs Lane Park, Baydown, Bonson Close, Portbyhan Road, Quay Road, Glebelands, Hannafore Road, Sunrising Estate, Trewint Crescent, Higher Market Street, Goonwartha Close, Pendrim Road, Quay Street, St Winnolls Park, Lower Street, Church End, Hay Lane, Rame View, The Crescent, Courtenay Close, Penarth, The Orchard, as well as the following local Looe postcodes: PL13 1LF, PL13 1BU, PL13 1DY, PL13 2DP, PL13 2AW, PL13 1JS, PL13 2BB, PL13 2DN, PL13 1DJ, PL13 2AF. These locations recently saw activity by specialists in pest control. Looe home and business owners enjoyed the benefits of dependable and professional pest control services in every case.

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(This pest control Looe article was generated by Stephen Locke 06-06-2022)