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Netley Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Netley Rat Catchers (SO31): Though it's not really a frequent problem nowadays in Netley, householders do have issues with rats from time to time. Seeing rats in your house or garden is not a nice experience, and is sufficient to give some householders nightmares. Lone rats don't really create very much of a problem, but of course rats breed quickly and may cause issues as they grow in numbers.

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If you do happen to discover rats in Netley, the chances are that they are going to be brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus), even though there are actually 2 kinds of rat currently found in the United Kingdom; black (or ship) rats and brown (common) rats. As you may perhaps know ship rats were responsible for the Great Plague (17th C) at which time they were pretty common. Black rats are relatively scarce nowadays and actually neither type is native to the UK, both originally from from Asia.

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The black rat at 5-7 inches, is a little smaller than the common brown rat, which attains a length of nearly 9" and weighs in at around 500g. To wear down their continuously growing incisors, brown rats need to keep on chewing things, which explains why they cause such a lot of damage and destruction. They especially choose to gnaw at timber.

Rats leave droppings, transmit diseases, gnaw their way through wires, woodwork, pipes and insulation, and are generally problematic in homes and businesses in Netley. The local council must be informed whenever rats are seen. Or even go HERE to report incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov dedicated webpage.

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You'll on occasion identify the presence of rats not by actually seeing them, but by them announcing their presence by other means. It could be that you may hear scratching coming from a floor, wall or loft, you may discover droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you may stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere or you might observe holes chewed into floorboards or skirtings.

To tackle this situation there are various approaches you might consider. You could put poison or traps down yourself, you could get hold of your local Netley authorities or you can locate a rat catcher or pest removal expert. Long ago, rat catchers used to be just that, but at present they are labeled pest control experts and will not solely be happy to help you sort out rat problems but also removing moles, cockroaches, mice, wasps, ants and many more.

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Pest control and rat catching can be carried out in Netley and also in nearby places like: Sarisbury, Hamble-le-Rice, Lower Swanwick, Sholing, Curbridge, Weston, Hedge End, Botley, Bursledon, Swanwick, Hound, Burridge, Old Netley, Woolston, Netley Abbey, Southampton, and in these postcodes SO31 5AZ, SO31 5QB, SO31 5DR, SO31 5GY, SO31 5FA, SO31 5DG, SO31 5ES, SO31 5BR, SO31 5FE, SO31 5BZ. Local Netley rat catchers will likely have the telephone code 023 and the postcode SO31. Checking this can make certain that you access local pest control. Netley householders can utilise these and numerous other similar services.

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Dissuading rodents before they show up is the best way of avoiding having problems with them. So, even if you do not currently have a problem with rats, rat prevention should be on top of your priority list. One of the primary factors behind rat infestations is domestic rubbish littering gardens. Providing both the materials and location to build nests will only attract them. When there is also plenty of food available these rats imagine they are in heaven, so keep in mind that many bird seed feeders attract rats, particularly when they're liable to overflowing, and household food waste should not be left lying around. (Tags: Rat Prevention Netley, Rat Deterrents Netley)

Species of Rat

There are 2 sorts of rat which you might come across in Netley or in fact any place else in the UK. The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus) and the Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In Netley, the rest of the United Kingdom and Europe the commonest kind of rat is the brown rat (sewer rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat or street rat), this is the kind you'll most likely discover in your home or garden. This grey or brown coloured creature reaches lengths of 4" to 9" (plus tail) and weight approximately 140 to 500g. This species was named Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) since it was deemed to have come to the UK by ship from Norway. It is nowadays understood to have originated from China or Central Asia. Brown rats have good hearing but bad eyesight, they dig extensive burrows and climb well, they're omnivores but prefer grain cereals, the females will give birth to 5 litters of up to 14 pups every year.

The Black Rat

Also not a native species of the British Isles, the black rat, ship rat or roof rat first came to Europe from Southeast Asia (India). Believed to have been spread during the Roman Empire, this rat most likely reached Europe and Great Britain via cargoes of spices. The black rat was at one time common in the UK but was typically driven out by the larger brown rat and is now not often found. Weighing in at just 75 to 230 grams, the black rat attains lengths of approximately 5-7 inches. Renowned for causing diseases black rats have been the cause of listeria, tularemia, salmonella, trichinosis, typhus, bubonic plague, rat bite fever, toxoplasmosis and Weil's disease.

Rat Bite Wounds

Although, in Netley, rat bites aren't that commonplace, they certainly do happen on the odd occasion, and the effects can be serious in some instances. When rats are distressed or feel cornered, they can attack and bite humans, thus if you find yourself in that situation, stay out of the way and leave an easy and clear exit route.

Rat bites have been known to occur in houses where rats are kept as pets, and sticking your hand inside a rat's cage is definitely an action you should avoid. Rat bites are not necessarily dangerous, but should be avoided where possible, and they can turn nasty or even fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). If it's not treated quickly "rat bite fever" can result in death in 10% of cases.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever - Some of the signs and symptoms of "rat bite fever" are:

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

You should promptly wash the wound with warm water, if you receive a rat bite, and administer an antibiotic cream to the bite area, and cover it with a clean, sterile plaster or bandage. Even if the bite does not seem to be that major, you must book an appointment to see your GP or head to the nearest A&E. It's also best to get a tetanus jab, especially if you haven't had one in the last 5 years.

Have You Got Rats?

If you have an idea that you might have rats in your business or property, there are a number of ways that you could find out. You can pay attention to gnawing in wood, wires and cables, particularly in lofts, keep your eyes open for faeces, they look like large grains of rice and are darkish brown, be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows alongside solid objects, try to find footprints or tail trails in dusty areas, watch for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks, listen for continual scratching noises coming from roofs and walls, especially at nighttime.


When you have a problem with rats in Netley you could be tempted to try to take care of it on your own - and needless to say countless property owners in Netley do choose that plan of action. There are a host of products available to help you accomplish this and you'll purchase rat traps, rat poisons and other products in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in the Netley area.

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Nonetheless, unless you are aware of what you are doing, it is probably wise to hire an expert rat exterminator, who will have resolved this problem hundreds if not thousands of times before, and will know exactly what the most effective solution is.

Because of the risks to pets and children, the amateur use of rat toxins isn't generally advised, and it isn't always helpful in any case. If you know what's better for you, always bring in a specialist rat control service in Netley for solving your rat problems.

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Rat Control Around Netley: Rat problems have recently been solved in the following Netley streets - Denham Gardens, St. Edwards Road, York Road, Queens View, Chillerton, Monks Road, Wykeham Close, Oakhurst Close, Denzil Avenue, Stenbury Way, Oakhurst Way, Wootton, Chamberlayne Road, Abbey Hill, Culver, Garfield Road, Victoria Road, The Badgers, Seaview Estate, Kelvin Grove, Holmes Close, Castle Road, Hound Close, as well as the following local Netley postcodes: SO31 5AZ, SO31 5QB, SO31 5DR, SO31 5GY, SO31 5FA, SO31 5DG, SO31 5ES, SO31 5BR, SO31 5FE, SO31 5BZ. These places recently saw activity by specialists in pest control. Netley home and business owners enjoyed reliable and top notch pest control services in every case.

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(This pest control Netley content was written by Steve Locke 06-06-2022)