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Newport-on-Tay Rat Catchers (DD6): Seeing rats in your garden or even inside your house tends to be rather a frightening experience to go through and whilst it is not so regular an occurrence in Newport-on-Tay these days, its definitely something that does happen. Rats breed very quickly and can cause problems, particularly when they are present in numbers. One incidence of a lone rat may not be that much of a problem, however if you happen to be observing them on a regular basis make sure you find a solution.

If you notice rats in Newport-on-Tay, the probability is that they're going to be common brown rats, even though there are actually two types of rat at present found in the United Kingdom; black (ship) rats and brown (or common) rats. As you may perhaps know black rats were blamed for the Great Plague of the 17th Century at which time they were fairly widespread. Black rats are relatively scarce now and in fact neither variety is native to Great Britain, both hailing from from Asia.

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The brown rat is larger than the black rat (Rattus Rattus) and can weigh up to half a kilogram, with a length of around 9 inches. To stop their incisor teeth from getting too long, brown rats must keep gnawing at stuff, and that's why they're responsible for such a lot of damage and destruction. Items made from timber are particularly susceptible to this attention.

Rats gnaw their way through pipes, wires, insulation and woodwork, spread disease, leave droppings, and generally cause issues in businesses and homes throughout Newport-on-Tay. The local council needs to be advised whenever rats are observed. Also you can report sightings of rats and other pests on the .gov web page HERE.

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You do not always need to observe rats to confirm their existence, because there are a number of revealing signs that could betray their presence. It could be that you could come across a rat's nest in some out of the way location, you may encounter distinctive rat holes gnawed in skirting boards or floorboards, you could notice droppings on floors or in cupboards or you could hear noises coming from a loft, floor or wall.

If you do not wish to wait for the local council to remedy this problem it's also possible to bring in local Newport-on-Tay pest controller or rat catcher who'll be competent in the field of pest removal. Nowadays rat catchers typically fall into the category of pest control, and pest elimination specialists don't only deal with rats but also wasps, moles, mice, fleas, bedbugs, cockroaches and many more types of garden and household pests.

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Newport-on-Tay and also in: Wormit, Pickletillum, Balmerino, Guardbridge, Carrick, Dundee, Bottomcraig, St Michaels, Dairsie, Gauldry, Drumoig, Leuchars, Balmullo, Tayport, and in these postcodes DD6 8HF, DD6 8HR, DD6 8DT, DD6 8AS, DD6 8DP, DD6 8HJ, DD6 8DY, DD6 8AQ, DD6 8AZ, DD6 8EA. Locally based Newport-on-Tay pest controllers will probably have the postcode DD6 and the phone code Dialling code 01382. Checking this out will confirm that you are accessing local pest control. Newport-on-Tay householders will be able to utilise these and various other pest related services.


When you have rats living in the garden, the probabilities are that there will be a burrow. Rats love to dig burrows and they normally excavate them next to and beneath solid objects or structures like walkways, garage foundations, garden sheds and terraces. These are the best spots to check if you think there are rats nesting there. Useful for food storage, nesting places and shelter, rat burrows are dug into extensive systems which can even cause damage if allowed to continue unchecked. Watch out for holes having smooth sides, which have been polished by the continuous movement of these busy little critters. Typically 2" to 4" across, burrow entrances are not difficult to spot. Throw some stuff into the entrance and check the next day to find out whether it's been shifted. This should show you if the rats are still living there.

Signs of Rats

When you've got a notion that you might have rats in your business or home, there are a few means by which you'll be able to tell. You could check for gnawing in wood, wires and cables, particularly in lofts, be on the lookout for burrows or holes near to solid objects, watch for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks, hunt for tail trails or footprints in dusty areas, listen closely for scratching noises coming from lofts and walls, particularly at night, keep an eye out for faeces, they look similar to large grains of rice and are darkish brown.

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Dissuading rodents before they even appear is the simplest way to avoid such problems. Subsequently, even if you do not currently have a rat problem, rat prevention has to be high on your priority list. Among the major reasons for rat and rodent infestations is household waste littering gardens. You'll do little else but encourage rats if you supply them with both the location and materials to build a nest. Furthermore, you should refrain from providing them with easy foodstuffs by leaving food scraps in your garden and putting bird feeders out with grain that's only going to attract rats and mice. (Tags: Rat Deterrents Newport-on-Tay, Rat Prevention Newport-on-Tay)

Kinds of Rat

There are actually two types of rat which you might run into in Newport-on-Tay, Scotland or anywhere else in the United Kingdom for that matter. They're the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat

In Newport-on-Tay, the rest of the UK and Continental Europe the most prevalent kind of rat is the brown rat (street rat, common rat, sewer rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)), this is what you might see in your garden or property. The coloration of this species ranges between brown and grey, it grows to approximately 4-9 inches (with a similar length tail) with a weight range of between 140 and 500 grammes. This species was given the name Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) because it was presumed to have spread to the United Kingdom by boat from Norway. The brown rat is now thought to have originated in China or Central Asia. Brown rats dig a lot and climb well, they have bad eyesight but an acute sense of hearing, the females can produce up to 5 litters per year, they eat more or less anything (omnivorous) but prefer cereal grains.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Also not native to Britain, the black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) first came to Europe from Southeast Asia (India). Thought to have spread during the Roman Empire, this rat quite likely reached Europe and Britain via spice shipments. Pretty rare now in the UK, this rat was pretty much ousted by the more dominant brown (common) rat. Weighing only 75 to 230 grams, the black rat grows to a length of five to seven inches. Black rats have a reputation for spreading a number of diseases, especially toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, bubonic plague, trichinosis, typhus, listeria, salmonella, tularemia and rat bite fever.

Mole Problems

Some rat catchers in Newport-on-Tay may also help with moles. Moles cause trouble in another way to to rats and aren't anywhere near so despised. The biggest issue with moles is that they will cause considerable damage to your garden, and in particular lawns. The sight of earth mounds in the middle of a nicely clipped lawn is the proof of this activity. The favorite and most humane solution to stop moles is by trapping.

Rat Poisons

One somewhat unpleasant way to deal with an infestation of rats is to employ poison. This is achieved by setting a poison laced bait, that is then swallowed by a rat causing its death within a few days. A large population of rats can soon be exterminated with this procedure so long as the poison is placed effectively. Commonly brodifacoum, difenacoum or bromadioline are among the poisons used. Rat poison doesn't only harm rats, dogs, cats and other pets are also vulnerable, consequently care must be taken. Brands of rat poison available in the UK include: Elixir Gardens, Propest, Rentokil, RatKil, Roshield and Pest Expert. (Tags: Rat Poison Newport-on-Tay, Rat Poisons Newport-on-Tay)

Rat Bites

Although they are not one of the most common injuries sustained by people in the UK, every once in a while bites from rats do happen, and the implications can sometimes be serious. If you happen to encounter a rat in a confined space, it could bite you if it is cornered or pressured, therefore leave the creature an easy exit route and try to avoid it at all costs.

Rat bites sometimes occur in houses where rats are kept as pets, and ramming your hand inside a rat's cage is certainly something to be avoided. Rat bites aren't always serious, but should be avoided when possible, and they can become infected or be life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). If it is not treated swiftly "rat bite fever" (RBF) can result in death in 10% of cases.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - Various signs and symptoms can be experienced by somebody with "rat bite fever" including things like:

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

You should promptly wash the wound with warm water, if you get bitten by a rat, then apply an antibiotic ointment to the bite area, and cover it with a clean gauze or bandage. You should make an emergency appointment with your GP, or head straight to the closest A&E department, even if it doesn't appear to be that major. If you have not been vaccinated against tetanus in the last 5 years or so, you should also get one of these too.


People with a rat problem in Newport-on-Tay are sometimes tempted to have a go at resolving it for themselves. Therefore, if you find yourself in this situation, what ought you to do? There are a number of products currently available to help you accomplish this and you can buy rat traps, rat poisons and other similar products in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in and around Newport-on-Tay.

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An expert rat exterminator in Newport-on-Tay is however the ideal person for the job, seeing that removing rats isn't necessarily as simple as you might imagine.

The rookie's use of rat poison is likely to do more harm than good, as you have to be incredibly careful with them when pets and children are around. When in doubt, call in the professionals for rat control in Newport-on-Tay.

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Newport-on-Tay rat catchers can normally help with rat poison in Newport-on-Tay, rat extermination, bed bug control, commercial rat control, pest control, rat proofing Newport-on-Tay, rat infestations, dead animal removal, domestic pest control, bird proofing in Newport-on-Tay, rat deterrents Newport-on-Tay, wasp pest control, 24 hour emergency pest control, dead bird removal in Newport-on-Tay, wasp nest removal Newport-on-Tay, household pest control, mole catching Newport-on-Tay, rat baits in Newport-on-Tay, rat prevention in Newport-on-Tay, pigeon pest control, rat trapping, insect heat treatments, residential pest control, ultrasonic pest control, pest netting Newport-on-Tay and other pest control in Newport-on-Tay, Scotland. These are just a handful of the activities that are accomplished by people specialising in pest control. Newport-on-Tay specialists will be happy to inform you of their full range of services.

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(This pest control Newport-on-Tay content was generated by Stephen Locke 12-11-21)