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Lostwithiel Rat Catchers (PL22): While it's not really a frequent occurrence in Lostwithiel nowadays, householders can still have troubles with rats every now and then. Spotting rats in your garden or inside your house isn't a good thing to experience, and will be sufficient to give some householders the shakes. Single rats shouldn't cause much of an issue, but of course rats reproduce rapidly and can begin to cause problems as soon as they grow in numbers.

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If you do discover rats in Lostwithiel, the probabilities are that they are going to be brown rats, although there are actually two types of rats at present found in the British Isles; brown (common rats) and black (or ship rats). As you might know black rats were responsible for the Great Plague (17th C) during which period they were really widespread. Black rats are relatively rare now but in fact neither variety is native to the UK, both of them originally from from Asia.

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The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5 to 7 inches, isn't as big as the brown variety, which attains a length of nearly 9 inches and weighs around half a kilogram. Much of the destruction attributable to brown rats is because to keep their teeth from growing too much, they must continuously gnaw on things. Their attention is oftentimes focused on stuff made out of wood.

An infestation of rats may cause all sorts of issues for home owners and businesses throughout Lostwithiel, they'll spread disease, leave droppings, gnaw through pipes, insulation, woodwork and wires, and get up to all sorts of mischief. The local authorities should be advised whenever rats are sighted. Or head HERE to report pest and rat sightings on the .gov website online.

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It's not invariably by sight alone that you'll become aware of the existence of rats, their behaviour is sometimes enough to enlighten you. Its possible you may hear scratching noises coming from a loft, wall or floor, you may discover droppings on the floor or in cupboards, you may spot holes chewed into floorboards or skirting boards or you may stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away.

To resolve this situation there are specific strategies you might consider. You could lay out poison or traps yourself, you can get hold of your local Lostwithiel authorities or you could bring in a pest removal specialist. These days rat catchers commonly fall into the category of pest management, and pest elimination specialists do not only remove rats but additionally mice, wasps, bedbugs, cockroaches, fleas, moles and a variety of other domestic and garden pests. (Tags: Ratcatchers Lostwithiel, Pest Control Lostwithiel )

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Rat catching and pest control can be done in Lostwithiel and also in nearby places like: Maudlin, Treesmill, Lanlivery, Bokiddick, St Winnow, Penpillick, Lerryn, Lantyan, Hillhead, Trebyn, Sweetshouse, Milltown, Redmoor, and in these postcodes PL22 0EA, PL22, PL22 0BY, PL22 0AP, PL22 0BL, PL22 0HE, PL22 0DQ, PL22 0BH, PL22 0DB, PL22 0AX. Locally based Lostwithiel rat catchers will likely have the dialling code 01208 and the postcode PL22.

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Rat Traps

One way that you might take care of rat problems is to use rat traps. Rat traps may be created to exterminate a rat or to humanely capture a rat for release later. Folks who are loathe to see animals of any type hurt, will doubtless prefer the capture kind. Rat traps are available all size and shapes and include the likes of: spring loaded bait traps, enclosed poison traps, cage traps and electronic rat traps.

Types of Rat

In Lostwithiel, Cornwall and throughout the United Kingdom, there are just two kinds of rat which you are likely to encounter. These are the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In Lostwithiel, the remainder of the British Isles and Continental Europe the most common type of rat is the brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat, street rat or sewer rat), this is what you'll most likely see in your home or garden. The brown rat (it can sometimes be grey in colour) is normally 4" - 9" in length (not including the tail) and weighs in at 140 to 500 grams. It invariably lives wherever people live. This species was named Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) since it was assumed to have arrived in the United Kingdom by ship from Norway. The brown rat is now thought to have originated from China or Central Asia. Brown rats are omniverous (feed on just about anything) though their favourite is grains and cereals, they've got bad eyesight but excellent hearing, the female rats reach sexual maturity in about five weeks and may have 5 litters each year (with up to 14 pups in each litter), they dig burrows and climb well.

The Black Rat

Originating from Southeast Asia (India) the black rat, ship rat or roof rat is also not a native of Britain or Europe. Very likely traveling in shipments of spices at the time of the Roman Empire, the black rat subsequently spread through Continental Europe. Once common in the British Isles, the black rat largely disappeared when the brown rat took over. Reaching lengths of 5-7 inches, this rat weighs in at only 75-230g. Black rats have a reputation for spreading many diseases, particularly rat bite fever, tularemia, bubonic plague, typhus, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, trichinosis and listeria.

Rats - How to Spot Them

There are a few ways by which you can find out when you have rats. When you have some suspicions that there could be rats in your business or home you could keep your eyes peeled for rat droppings, they're dark brown and look like large grains of rice, look out for burrows or tunnels next to solid objects, try to find tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, watch for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks, listen out for constant scratching noises coming from lofts and walls, in particular during the night, check for gnaw marks in cables, wires and wood, especially in lofts.

Rat Bites

While bites from rats are not all that common in Lostwithiel, they certainly do occur every so often and they can be dangerous in some scenarios. When rats are cornered or feel scared, they can attack and bite people, thus if you unfortunately find yourself in that situation, keep out of the way and leave an easy exit route.

Some incidents of rat bites arise when rats are being kept as pets (really?), and placing your hand in a rat's cage could be something of a risk. Rat bites aren't always dangerous, but must be avoided where possible, and they can turn nasty or even fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever". If it's not treated rapidly "rat bite fever" (RBF) can cause death in 10% of cases.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever - "Rat bite fever" (streptobacillary RBF) can have various symptoms, including:

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

If are bitten by a rat you should promptly wash the affected area with warm water, apply an antibiotic ointment, and cover it with a clean plaster or bandage. You need to make an appointment to see your GP, or head for the closest A&E, even if it doesn't appear to be that major. If you've not had a tetanus vaccination in the last 5 years, you should also get one of these.

What Attracts Rats?

Despite their seemingly cute look, with their pointy faces, fur covered bodies and twitchy whiskers, rats and mice can be dangerous and aren't creatures that you want to be making a home in your house or garden in Lostwithiel. Mice and rats are known to cause fires and other issues in homes and business premises in Lostwithiel by gnawing through plastic, wood, insulation materials and electrical cables. Over thirty different kinds of disease are spread by mice and rats including rat bite fever, tularemia, bubonic plague, typhus, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, trichinosis and listeria. So, the following are just some of the things that will attract rats and mice to your home and garden:

  • WATER - Busy little rats and mice have to drink like any other living creature, so water sources such as dripping sprinkler systems, birdbaths, leaky pipes and pet bowls are a big attraction for these unwelcome pests.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in an attic, outbuilding or cellar will be particularly attractive to mice and rats, especially if there is a source of food close by.
  • FOOD - Food that's left discarded or lying around is perhaps the main attraction for mice and rats.
  • RUBBISH - Accumulations of trash and garden rubbish heaped up on your property (particularly in the garden) will obviously attract mice and rats.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Remarkably pet waste and even piles of compost can attract mice and rats - they'll find a few tasty titbits hidden in there!
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can crawl through the smallest of cracks and holes, so look out for spaces around crawl spaces, grills, entrances and pipes.

Rat Sightings - Reporting

We'll go into it a bit more here, though this subject was outlined previously. Should you see rats in a neighbours garden, in a public place or in your own garden it is always best to report it to the local council. Sometimes councils will deal with rats cost-free, but if you have other pests for example wasps, bed bugs and cockroaches they will generally charge. Rat infestations may also be reported via the .gov webpage HERE. To get the problem sorted promptly contact a rat catcher HERE.

Diseases Spread by Rats

A range of diseases are transmitted to humans by rats, mainly through their urine, saliva and faeces. Humans can be infected with diseases such as rat-bite fever, hantavirus, leptospirosis and salmonellosis through contact with rats.

Rat-bite fever, which can cause rashes, fever and vomiting, can be transmitted through a rat bite or scratch due to a bacterial infection. The bacterial infection called leptospirosis can cause flu-like symptoms and, in severe cases, lead to the failure of the kidneys and liver. Fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps are all symptomatic of the bacterial infection salmonellosis. Fatality can result from a severe respiratory illness caused by hantavirus.

In order to lower the risk of disease transmission, it is crucial to control and prevent rat infestations. Rats are also known to carry fleas and ticks, which can transmit additional diseases to humans, including Lyme disease and typhus. The implementation of effective rat control measures, including rodent-proofing and proper sanitation, can prevent and decrease the spread of these diseases and the risk of rat infestations.

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Householders with a rat problem in Lostwithiel are often tempted to have a shot at solving it for themselves. So, if this happens to you, what ought you to do? By looking around supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in the Lostwithiel area, it is not at all hard to obtain rat traps, rat poisons and similar solutions. Even so, unless you know precisely what you are doing, it is probably much better to hire an expert rat exterminator, who will have dealt with this problem hundreds of times previously, and will automatically know what the best solution is. The amateur use of rat poisons is likely to do more harm than good, since you need to be incredibly careful with them if children and pets could possibly come into contact with them. If you have any doubts, contact the professionals for your rat control needs in Lostwithiel. (Tags: Rat Removal Lostwithiel, Rat Exterminator Lostwithiel, Rat Control Lostwithiel)

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Also find: Redmoor rat catchers, Lantyan rat catchers, Lerryn rat catchers, St Winnow rat catchers, Hillhead rat catchers, Milltown rat catchers, Maudlin rat catchers, Trebyn rat catchers, Treesmill rat catchers, Lanlivery rat catchers, Bokiddick rat catchers, Sweetshouse rat catchers, Penpillick rat catchers and more. Most of these locations are catered for by local pest control. Lostwithiel residents can get price quotes by clicking here.

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Recent Cornwall rat control client enquiries: Maddie Hale needed a rat catcher to get rid of some rats in her cavity walls close to St Columb Major, Cornwall. Aurelia Reid needed a pest controller to deal with some rats in her property in St Cleer, Cornwall. Igor Kendrick in Flexbury, Cornwall needed a pest controller to get rid of some rats in his loft. Noa Aldridge from Trewoon needed a pest controller to deal with some rats in her bungalow. Roxy Lynn from Mevagissey needed a pest control company to resolve a rat problem in her outhouse. Keeley Jenkins was searching for somebody who can catch rats in Roche. Alexandre Redfern needed a pest controller to get rid of some rats in his garden just outside St Breward. Emil Wood in St Keverne needed a pest controller to deal with some rats in his drains.

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Lostwithiel rat catchers can normally help you with pest control, dead bird removal in Lostwithiel, wasp pest control Lostwithiel, electronic pest control, professional control of pests, environmental pest control Lostwithiel, residential pest control Lostwithiel, rat prevention, garden pest control Lostwithiel, wildlife management, carpet moth pest control Lostwithiel, domestic rat control, pest control for fleas, rat catching, domestic pest control Lostwithiel, pest control Lostwithiel, ingress pest solutions, dead animal removal, ant control, anti-bird spike installation, bird proofing, ultrasonic pest control Lostwithiel, rat proofing in Lostwithiel, rat poison, pest extermination, pigeon control Lostwithiel, bird nest clearance, bird pest control Lostwithiel, household pest control and other pest control in Lostwithiel, Cornwall. These are just a handful of the tasks that are handled by those specialising in pest control. Lostwithiel contractors will be happy to inform you of their entire range of services.

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(This pest control Lostwithiel content was created on 06-09-2023)