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Marchwood Rat Catchers (SO40): Even though it's not all that common these days, seeing a rat in your garden or even inside your home in Marchwood isn't really a great thing to experience. Just one sighting of a rat may not be too much of an issue, nonetheless, if you notice rats more regularly or spot multiple rats you could soon be in for trouble as they reproduce so fast.

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There are actually 2 species of rat that you may come across in Marchwood, black rats and common (brown) rats. It's relatively unlikely that you will ever see a black rat, and if you have stumbled upon a rat fairly recently chances are it will have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were at one time common and were responsible for the Great Plague, they are rather scarce nowadays, though where they are found they've got an acute sense of hearing, are excellent climbers, and the females can produce between 20 and 100 offspring every twelve months.

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The black rat at 5-7 inches, is a bit smaller than the brown, which grows to a length of almost 9 inches and weighs in at about half a kilo. To prevent their incisors from growing too long, common brown rats must keep on gnawing at things, and that's why they cause such a lot of damage and destruction. Wooden items are especially more prone to this interest.

Rats cause many issues in homes and business premises in Marchwood and they spread diseases, gnaw through wires, insulation, pipes and woodwork, leave droppings, and are generally problematic. Sightings of rats need to be reported to the local authorities. Or even post a report to record incidences of rats and pests on the .gov website HERE, which will be forwarded to the relevant local authorities.

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It is not only by appearance that you will be alerted to the existence of rats, their habits are often enough to give warning. Perhaps you could find droppings on the floor or in cupboards, you might hear scratching coming from a floor, wall or loft, you could come across rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirting boards or you could find a rat's nest in some hidden location.

To solve this issue there are various strategies you could consider. You could set poison or traps yourself, you can locate a rat catcher or you could speak to your local Marchwood environmental health department. In the world today rat catchers generally come under the category of pest control, and pest control specialists not only control rats but also moles, bedbugs, cockroaches, fleas, wasps, mice and a variety of other domestic and garden pests. (Tags: Ratcatchers Marchwood, Pest Control Marchwood )

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Marchwood and also in: Hounsdown, Dibden Purlieu, Eling, Hythe, Ashurst Bridge, Netley Marsh, Totton and Eling, Southampton, Totton, Colbury, Ashurst, Lyndhurst, Applemore, Dibden, and in these postcodes SO40 4XX, SO40 4LB, SO40 4SD, SO40 4XF, SO40 4UW, SO40 4SE, SO40 4YQ, SO40 4SY, SO40 4BY, SO40 4SU. Locally based Marchwood pest controllers will probably have the postcode SO40 and the telephone code 023. Checking this should make sure that you're accessing local pest control. Marchwood householders are able to benefit from these and countless other pest related services.

Reporting Rat Sightings

We briefly highlighted this topic previously, so now let's go into a little more detail. The local authorities is where you should report it if you notice rats in a public area, in a neighbours garden or in your own garden. Sometimes councils provide a free service for rat problems but charges are typically made for most other pests for example bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps. Rat sightings can also be reported using the Government (.gov) webpage HERE. You can of course arrange your local rat catcher to pop in and handle the problem by going HERE.

Rat Bites

Whilst bites from rats aren't all that common in the British Isles, they do occur periodically and they can be serious in certain scenarios. If you happen to stumble upon a rat in a confined area, it could attack and bite you if it is cornered or stressed, therefore leave the creature a clear exit route and try to avoid it.

You'd think that folks would be wary of sticking their hand into a rat's cage, however as rats are often kept as pets, this is a rising cause of rat bites. Rat bites aren't always dangerous, but should be avoided if possible, and they can become infected or be fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). If it's not treated swiftly "rat bite fever" has a 10% mortality rate.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever - "Rat bite fever" can have a number of symptoms and signs, including:

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

If you are unfortunate enough to receive a rat bite, thoroughly wash the wound in warm water, apply some antibiotic ointment, and cover the affected area with a bandage. You must head to your nearest A&E and get it looked at, even if you don't consider it to be that severe, or at the very least book an appointment to see your doctor or GP. If you haven't been vaccinated against tetanus in the last five years or so, you should also ask for of these.

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Rat Traps

Whether you are intending to handle the rat situation yourself or if you are hiring professional rat catchers, one of the ways to accomplish this is by using rat traps. Rat traps can be created to kill rats or to compassionately imprison rats for later release. If you're averse to doing harm to animals, maybe the capture rat trap are your best answer. If you take a look around you'll find plenty of varying patterns such as: spring loaded bait traps, enclosed poison traps, electronic rat traps and cage traps.

Have You Got Rats?

If you've got an inkling that you may have rats in your business or home, there are a number of ways in which it's possible to find out. You can look out for burrows or holes adjacent to solid objects, watch for rub marks on walls and skirting boards where greasy fur has left marks, keep your eyes open for droppings, they look much like large grains of rice and are darkish brown, search for tail trails or footprints in dusty areas, listen closely for continual scratching noises emanating from walls and rooves, particularly at nighttime, pay attention to gnaw marks in cables, wires and wood, especially in lofts.


Home and business owners with a rat problem in Marchwood are occasionally tempted to have a shot at resolving it themselves. So, if you find yourself in this situation, what ought you to do? Rat poisons, rat traps and other products are easily obtainable in shops, hardware stores and supermarkets in and around Marchwood, so the items that you need can be easily bought.

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Calling in an expert Marchwood rat exterminator would however be a better idea, unless of course you know exactly what you're doing, seeing that the correct solution is not always the most obvious one.

The novice's use of rat poison will likely cause more problems than it solves, because you've got to be extremely cautious with them when pets and children are about. You'd be much better off enlisting the assistance of an expert when you need rat control in Marchwood.

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Also find: Ashurst pest control, Netley Marsh pest control, Hythe pest control, Applemore pest control, Dibden pest control, Colbury pest control, Hounsdown pest control, Totton and Eling pest control, Southampton pest control, Dibden Purlieu pest control, Eling pest control, Totton pest control, Ashurst Bridge pest control, Lyndhurst rat catchers and more. Most of these villages and towns are served by local pest control. Marchwood business and home owners can get price quotes by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Marchwood: Rat problems have recently been solved in these Marchwood roads - Cracknore Hard Lane, Willow Drive, Mulberry Road, Skipper Close, Quayside Walk, Woodmoor Close, Plantation Drive, Acorn Close, Pebble Court, Africa Drive, Wood Glade Close, Rosewood Gardens, The Limes, Alder Close, Portside Close, Aaron Court, Reed Drive, St Johns Drive, Farrell Fields, Kestrel Close, Bolhinton Avenue, Elder Close, Tavells Close, Adams Wood Drive, Gardiner Close, Spindlewood Way, Larkspur Drive, Dapple Place, as well as these local Marchwood postcodes: SO40 4XX, SO40 4LB, SO40 4SD, SO40 4XF, SO40 4UW, SO40 4SE, SO40 4YQ, SO40 4SY, SO40 4BY, SO40 4SU. Work was performed in these areas by experts in pest control. Marchwood householders enjoyed the benefits of dependable and high quality pest control services in every case.

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(This pest control Marchwood content was compiled by S Locke 06-06-2022)