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Magherafelt Rat Catchers (BT45): Though it isn't that commonplace at present, finding rats in your garden or property in Magherafelt is not a nice experience to go through. One sighting of a rat should not be that much of a problem, nonetheless, if you observe rats more frequently or spot several rats you could potentially be in trouble because they reproduce so fast.

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If you do spot rats in Magherafelt, the chances are that they'll be brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus), even though there are actually 2 breeds of rat presently living in the UK; brown (common rats) and black (ship). As you could be aware ship rats were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague of the 17th Century and at that time they were really widespread. Black rats are relatively rare nowadays and in fact neither breed is a native of the British Isles, both of them originally from from Asia.

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The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5-7 inches long, isn't as big as the brown variety, which grows to a length of up to about 9 inches and weighs in at close to half a kilo. Brown rats may cause damage because they must continuously gnaw on stuff to prevent their teeth from growing too much. Woodwork is particularly prone to their gnawing.

Rat infestations will lead to lots of different issues for home or business owners in and around Magherafelt, they gnaw through wires, pipes, woodwork and insulation, spread disease, leave behind droppings, and get up to all sorts of mischief. Property holders should report incidences of rats to their relevant local authority. Or even go HERE to report sightings of rats and pests on the .gov website online.

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It is not always by appearance alone that you'll become aware of the presence of rats, their actions are often quite enough to give warning. It could be that you might hear noises coming from a floor, wall or loft, you might stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away, you may notice droppings on the floor or in cupboards or you might encounter distinctive rat holes gnawed in skirting boards or floorboards.

Unless you want to wait for the local council to take care of this problem you could bring in local Magherafelt rat catcher or pest controller who will be skilled in the area of pest removal. Nowadays rat catchers usually fall into the category of pest control, and pest control experts don't only control rats but also cockroaches, fleas, mice, moles, wasps, bedbugs and all kinds of garden and domestic pests. (Tags: Pest Control Magherafelt, Rat Catchers Magherafelt )

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What Attracts Rats and Mice?

With their twitching whiskers, pointy faces and fur covered bodies, some folk may find mice and rats to be cute, however they're certainly not the type of creatures that you want to have living in your home or garden in Magherafelt, and can actually be more dangerous than you may think. By gnawing through skirting boards, insulation materials, electric wires and plastic, rats and mice can cause accidents and in particular electrical fires. Spreading the likes of salmonella, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever, tularemia, Weil's disease, trichinosis, typhus, bubonic plague and listeria, mice and rats can cause more than 30 different kinds of disease. Among the things that will definitely attract mice and rats to your home or garden are:

  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Surprisingly piles of compost and even pet waste can attract mice and rats - there are likely to be plenty of tasty titbits hiding in there!
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Rats and mice can squeeze through the tiniest of cracks and holes, so look out for gaps around doors, piping, air vents and crawl spaces.
  • FOOD - Food left discarded or lying around is perhaps the main attraction for mice and rats.
  • RUBBISH - Accumulations of garbage and garden waste stacked up on your property (especially in the garden) will clearly attract mice and rats.
  • WATER - Mice and rats have to drink like any other living creature, consequently sources of water such as seeping sprinkler systems, pet bowls, leaky pipes and birdbaths are a big enticement for these pests.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter in a shed, loft space or basement will be particularly attractive to rodents, particularly if there's a source of food close by.

Species of Rat

You'll only ever run across two types of rat in Magherafelt or anyplace in the British Isles. The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In Magherafelt, the remainder of Britain and Continental Europe the most prevalent type of rat is the brown rat (common rat, street rat, sewer rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)), this is the one you will sometimes see in your garden or house. This brown or grey coloured rat reaches lengths of 4 to 9 inches (plus the tail) and weights 140 to 500 grams. Even though once believed to have spread from Norway (hence its name), the brown rat is now understood to have first come from China/Central Asia. Brown rats are omniverous (consume practically anything) though they prefer to eat grains and cereals, they've got good hearing but poor eyesight, the female rats attain sexual maturity in 5 weeks and are able to give birth to five litters per annum (with up to 14 kittens in each litter), they climb effectively and burrow extensively.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Also not native to the United Kingdom, the black rat, ship rat or roof rat first arrived in Europe from India and Southeast Asia. Quite likely traveling in spice shipments in the times of the Romans, the black rat then spread through Continental Europe. Pretty rare now in the United Kingdom, the black rat was pretty much replaced by the larger brown (common) rat. Growing to a length of 5-7 inches, the black rat weighs in at only 75 to 230 grams. Known to pass on salmonella, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever, tularemia, Weil's disease, trichinosis, typhus, bubonic plague and listeria, black rats are prolific spreaders of disease and pathogens.

Diseases Spread by Rats

The primary mode of transmission for the various diseases spread by rats to humans is through contact with their saliva, faeces and urine. Salmonellosis, hantavirus, rat-bite fever and leptospirosis are some of the diseases that can be caught by humans from rats.

The bacterial infection salmonellosis causes abdominal cramps, fever and diarrhea. Flu-like symptoms can be caused by the bacterial infection leptospirosis, which can lead to the failure of the liver and kidneys. A severe respiratory illness, which can lead to fatality, can be caused by hantavirus. Rat-bite fever, a bacterial infection, is capable of causing vomiting, fever and rashes through a rat scratch or bite.

Reducing the risk of disease transmission requires the prevention and control of rat infestations.

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When you have a problem with rats in Magherafelt you could possibly try to solve it on your own - and needless to say countless householders in Magherafelt do just that. By looking around hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in and around Magherafelt, it is not too difficult to purchase rat traps, rat poisons and similar products. Bringing in a professional Magherafelt rat exterminator would however be preferable, unless of course you know precisely what you're up to, because the right solution isn't necessarily the most obvious one. Due to the risks to pets and children, the amateur use of rat poisons isn't really recommended, and it isn't always beneficial in any case. You'd be much better off enlisting the help of an expert when you're in need of rat control in Magherafelt.

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(This pest control Magherafelt page was written on 06-09-2023)