Rat Catchers Montrose

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Montrose Rat Catchers (DD10): Even though it's not that commonplace in these modern times, noticing rats in your garden or house in Montrose just isn't a pleasing thing to go through. A single rat sighting may not be too much of a problem, but, if you observe rats more regularly or spot more than one rat you might be in for trouble since they tend to breed so fast.

There are actually two kinds of rat which you might spot in Montrose, brown (or common) rats and black rats. It's relatively unlikely that you'll ever see black rats, and if you've spotted a rat recently the chances are it will have been the more commonplace brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were common at one time and were to blame for the spread of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're quite rare nowadays, however where they are found they've got an acute sense of hearing, are superb climbers, and the females can produce between twenty and one hundred baby rats in a single year.

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The brown rat is bigger than the black rat (Rattus Rattus) and weigh nearly 500g, with a length of about 9". To stop their incisors from getting too long, common brown rats must keep on chewing things, which is the reason they're responsible for so much damage. Their interest is frequently concentrated on things that is made from timber.

Rats can cause numerous issues in businesses and homes in Montrose and they leave droppings, transmit diseases, gnaw through woodwork, wires, insulation and pipes, and generally cause a nuisance. Any regular sightings of rats need to be reported to the local environmental health department. You may also report a rat problem on the .gov website HERE.

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It isn't always by sight alone that you'll become aware of the existence of rats, their behaviour is oftentimes quite enough to give warning. Perhaps you might come across distinctive rat holes chewed in skirting boards or floorboards, you could stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away, you may hear scratching coming from a wall, floor or loft or you may notice droppings on the floor or in cupboards.

If you are going to have this issue remedied effectively you should call in an expert. You could speak to the local authorities or call in a professional Montrose rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. In the world today rat catchers generally come under the category of pest control, and pest elimination providers do not only deal with rats but also bedbugs, fleas, wasps, moles, cockroaches, mice and all kinds of household and garden pests. (Tags: Pest Control Montrose, Rat Catcher Montrose )

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Montrose and also nearby in: Brechin, Scurdie Ness, Dun, Lochside, Tayock, Laurencekirk, Ferryden, Inverkeilor, Kinnaber, Inchbraoch, Friockheim, Gourdon, St Cyrus, Johnshaven, and in these postcodes DD10 8FR, DD10 8AD, DD10 8NP, DD10 8AF, DD10 8PU, DD10 8AG, DD10 8JD, DD10 8GZ, DD10 8HP, DD10 8DX. Local Montrose pest controllers will likely have the postcode DD10 and the dialling code 01674. Verifying this should ensure that you're accessing local pest control. Montrose home and business owners can utilise these and many other related services.

Species of Rat

There are actually two sorts of rat which it's possible to come across in Montrose or in fact anywhere else in Great Britain. The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus) and the Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In Montrose, the remainder of Britain and Europe the commonest type of rat is the brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat, street rat or sewer rat), this is the one you might discover in your home or garden. This grey or brown coloured rat grows to lengths of 4" - 9" (plus tail) and weights 140-500g. This species was given its name Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) since it was deemed to have come to the British Isles by boat from Norway. It is now thought to have originated from Central Asia/China. Brown rats are omnivores (feed on any foodstuffs) though their favourite is cereals and grains, they've got bad eyesight but excellent hearing, the female rats attain sexual maturity in only 5 weeks and might produce five litters per year (with up to 14 in each), they burrow extensively and climb effectively.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Originating from India the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat is also not native to the British Isles or Europe. Possibly traveling in spice shipments at the height of the Roman Empire, the black rat consequently spread through Europe. The black rat was once common in the United Kingdom but was essentially driven out by the brown rat and now is pretty scarce. Reaching lengths of five to seven inches, this rat weighs in at just 75g to 230g. Notorious for causing diseases black rats can be responsible for trichinosis, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, listeria, rat bite fever, typhus, bubonic plague and salmonella.

Problems With Mice in Montrose

While not quite so unsettling as discovering rats scurrying around garden or house, having mice may be nearly as much of a problem. Just like rats, mice gnaw at things, contaminate foodstuffs, breed quickly, leave droppings and are typically an annoyance. The tactics for mouse infestations in Montrose are very similar to those used for rats ie poisoning and trapping. If you've got a mouse infestation, Montrose rat catchers will be willing to help sort out this issue. Check out BARK and track down a pest control expert in your area.

Reporting Rats and Pests

We are going to go into a bit more detail now, although this topic was highlighted further up the page. It is always advised to report it to the local authority Environmental Health Department if you discover rats in your own garden, in a neighbours garden or in a public area. Sometimes local authorities offer a free service for rat problems but charges are generally made for many other pests such as cockroaches, wasps and bed bugs. You can check out the .gov website HERE to report rat sightings. Click HERE to organize your local rat catcher and get the matter sorted quickly.

Rat Bite Wounds

Although they are not one of the most common injuries inflicted on humans in the British Isles, every so often bites from rats do happen, and the consequences can sometimes be dangerous. When rats are threatened or feel cornered, they can bite people, therefore if you unfortunately find yourself in a situation like that, leave a clear and easy exit route and stay out of the way.

These types of bites sometimes occur where rats are being kept as pets (which is happening quite frequently these days), and you could be chancing it somewhat if you shove your hand into a rat's cage, regardless how tame it seems. Even though they are not necessarily dangerous, rat bites can become infected or be life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever", consequently they should be avoided if possible. "Rat bite fever" (RBF), if left untreated, can result in death in 10% of cases.

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

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

If you're unfortunate enough to get bitten by a rat, wash the wound, apply some antibiotic cream, and cover the affected area with a bandage. You must head straight to your nearest A&E and get it looked at, even if you don't think that it is too severe, or at the very least arrange an appointment with your GP or doctor. If it is 5 years or more since you received your last vaccination for tetanus, you should get one of those done as well, because rat bites can easily become infected.

What Attracts Rats?

In spite of their outwardly cute appearance, with their twitchy whiskers, fur covered bodies and pointy faces, rats and mice can be dangerous and are not creatures that you want to be making a home in your house or garden in Montrose. Mice and rats can sometimes cause fires and other issues in homes and business premises in Montrose by chewing through insulation materials, plastic, floorboards and electric wiring. Spreading things like trichinosis, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, listeria, rat bite fever, typhus, bubonic plague and salmonella, rats and mice can cause more than thirty types of disease. A variety of different things will attract mice and rats to your garden or home including:

  • RUBBISH - An accumulation of junk and garden waste piled up on your property (especially in the garden) will attract rats and mice.
  • FOOD - Food that's left discarded or lying around is one of the principal attractions for rats and mice.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Incredibly pet waste and even piles of compost can be attractive to rodents - there will be a few tasty titbits hidden in there!
  • WATER - Busy little rodents have to drink like any other creature, subsequently water sources such as seeping sprinkler systems, pet water bowls, birdbaths and leaking pipes are a big attraction for these unwelcome pests.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can squeeze through the smallest of holes and cracks, so keep an eye out for spaces around vents, plumbing, crawl spaces and doorways.
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in a shed, cellar or loft will be especially attractive to mice and rats, especially if there's a source of food nearby.

Rat Traps Montrose

Rat Traps

One of the ways that you can sort out a rat infestation is by the use of rat traps. Rat traps may be intended to kill a rat or to humanely imprison rats for release later. If you're averse to the harming of animals, perhaps the capture style trap are the optimum solution. Available sorts of rat traps include: enclosed poison traps, cage traps, electronic rat traps and spring loaded bait traps.


Having a rat problem in Montrose is a situation that most of us fear, and when this happens to you, you may have the urge to try to solve it yourself. By looking in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in the Montrose area, it's relatively easy to purchase rat poisons, rat traps and similar solutions.

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Hiring a specialist Montrose rat exterminator would however be a better idea, unless of course you know precisely what you're up to, seeing that the correct procedure isn't necessarily the most obvious one.

The novice's use of rat poisons is likely to cause more problems than it solves, as you must be extremely vigilant with them when children and pets are about. If in doubt, speak to the professionals for rat control in Montrose.

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Montrose rat catchers will likely help you with ants pest control in Montrose, rat poison, rat removal, bird proofing services, pest netting, dead animal removal Montrose, rat baits in Montrose, professional control of pests, pest extermination in Montrose, domestic pest control, pigeon control, rat extermination, wasp pest control, mice pest control, bed bug control Montrose, domestic rat control, rat deterrents, mole catching, dead bird removal Montrose, mouse control, rat prevention Montrose, rat infestations, pest removal, rat catching Montrose, squirrel control and other pest control in Montrose, Scotland. Listed are just an example of the duties that are carried out by those specialising in pest control. Montrose professionals will be happy to tell you about their full range of services.

Pest Control Near Montrose

Also find: Dun pest control, Lochside pest control, Scurdie Ness pest control, Laurencekirk pest control, Brechin pest control, Inverkeilor pest control, St Cyrus pest control, Inchbraoch pest control, Kinnaber pest control, Johnshaven pest control, Tayock pest control, Ferryden pest control, Gourdon pest control, Friockheim rat catchers and more. Most of these areas are catered for by professional pest control. Montrose home and property owners can get pest control quotes by going here.

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Rat Control Around Montrose: Households in Hill Street, Dorward Place, Inch Terrace, Dunchavin, The Mall, Knypenon, King Street, Glenskenno, Mains Of Morphie, Victoria Bridge, St. Peters Place, Rossie, Craig House, Riverside Road, Langley Park, Baltic Street, Meridian Street, West Mains Of Rosemount, Ardoch, Bailie Wilson Way, Tolmount Crescent, Kinnaber, Kirkton Of Craig, Wirren Gardens, Annfield House, Muirton Of Ballochy, Rossie Mills House, Union Row, Aberdour Court, have needed rat control services recently. Pest control was also undertaken in the following local Montrose postcodes: DD10 8FR, DD10 8AD, DD10 8NP, DD10 8AF, DD10 8PU, DD10 8AG, DD10 8JD, DD10 8GZ, DD10 8HP, DD10 8DX. These places recently saw activity by experts in pest control. Montrose home and business owners enjoyed competent and professional pest control services on every occasion.

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(This pest control Montrose content was created by Steve Locke 12-11-21)