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Newton Mearns Rat Catchers (G77): Though its not really a frequent occurrence nowadays in Newton Mearns, home owners still have issues with rats occasionally. Seeing a rat in your house or garden is not a pleasant thing to experience, and is sufficient to give some homeowners nightmares. Single rats should not create much of an issue, but of course rats tend to breed quickly and may cause problems as they grow in numbers.

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Although neither of the two rat types at present seen in the UK originate from these islands, they've definitely thrived since they arrived here. The brown rat is especially common (hence its name) whilst the ship (black) rat just isn't so much these days. Both of these types escaped from Asia and arrived in Great Britain as stowaways on boats.

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The brown rat is bigger than the black rat (Rattus Rattus) and weigh nearly half a kilogram, with a length of around nine inches. Brown rats often cause damage as they need to constantly gnaw at stuff to stop their teeth from growing too much. Wood is especially more prone to this attention.

Rats leave droppings, spread disease, gnaw through insulation, pipes, woodwork and wires, and are generally problematic in homes and businesses in Newton Mearns. Incidences of rats should be reported to the local authorities. Or alternatively report incidences of rats and pests on the .gov website HERE, which is forwarded to the relevant local authorities.

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You won't necessarily need to witness rats to confirm that they're there, since there are numerous revealing signs which will alert you to their activity. It could be that you could detect droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you may hear scratching noises coming from a wall, loft or floor, you may spot distinctive rat holes gnawed into skirting boards or floorboards or you could uncover a rat's nest hidden away somewhere.

Unless you want to wait around for the local authorities to solve your rat problem you could also get in touch with local Newton Mearns rat catcher or pest controller who will be a specialist in the world of pest removal. Back many years ago, rat catchers were exactly that, however at present they tend to be termed pest control experts and will not only be able to help you tackle getting rid of rats but also mice, cockroaches, wasps, moles, ants and much more. (Tags: Rat Catchers Newton Mearns, Pest Control Newton Mearns )

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Rat catching and pest control can be undertaken in Newton Mearns and also in nearby places like: Fenwick, Lugton, Thornliebank, East Kilbride, Waterfoot, Elderslie, Neilston, Giffnock, Thorntonhall, Johnstone, Kilmarnock, Uplawnmoor, Eaglesham, Howwood, Kelvin, Barrhead, Strathaven, as well as in these postcodes G77 5EU, G77 5DS, G77 5NS, G77 5GG, G77 5JJ, G77 5AP, G77 5ES, G77 5PB, G77 5AN, G77 5JG. Local Newton Mearns rat catchers will most likely have the postcode G77 and the dialling code Dialling code 0141. Verifying this can make certain that you are accessing local pest control. Newton Mearns property owners are able to utilise these and countless other pest related services.

Signs of Rat Infestations

When you have suspicions you could have rats in your property or business, there are various ways that you're able to tell. You should keep your eyes peeled for rat droppings, they are dark brown in colour and look just like large grains of rice, pay attention to gnawing in cables, wood and wires, especially in lofts, be on the lookout for burrows or holes next to solid objects, listen out for scratching noises coming from walls and attics, in particular at night, search for signs of tail trails or footprints in dusty areas, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirtings and walls.

Rat Poisons

Putting down poison is one of the more unpleasant ways to eliminate rat infestations. Grains of wheat are covered with a poisonous compound and left for rats to ingest, it takes only several days for them to die. When it is set in the perfect spot in or near an area where rats have been spotted, this poison can quite rapidly deal with a large number of rats. One or more of 3 key components that are used in making rat poisons are: bromadioline, difenacoum or brodifacoum. Be careful to keep these poisons out of reach of cats and dogs. Brands of rat poison available in the United Kingdom include the likes of: Elixir Gardens, Propest, Rentokil, Roshield, RatKil and Pest Expert. (Tags: Rat Poison Newton Mearns, Rat Poisons Newton Mearns)

Rat Bites

While bites from rats are not all that common in Britain, they certainly do occur on occasion and they can be serious in certain circumstances. When cornered or pressured, rats can attack and bite, therefore when you come across one in a confined area, it is wise to leave an exit route so that it can easily escape.

You would think that people would be cautious about pushing their hand in a rat's cage, but as rats are frequently kept as pets, this is a rising cause of rat bites. Rat bites are not necessarily dangerous, though should be avoided where possible, and they can become infected or be life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever". "Rat bite fever" (RBF), if it's left untreated, has a 10% mortality rate.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever - Among the signs of "rat bite fever" are:

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

If you're unfortunate enough to receive a rat bite, thoroughly wash the wound in warm water, put on some antibiotic ointment, and cover the affected area with a bandage. Even if the bite does not seem to be that major, you must make an emergency appointment with your GP or go to the nearest hospital A&E department. Getting a tetanus shot is also sensible, in particular if it's more than five years since you've had one.

What Attracts Rats?

Even though some people in Newton Mearns might think that they're cute with their pointy faces, fur covered bodies and twitchy whiskers, rats and mice are definitely not creatures that you want living in your home or garden, and can actually be dangerous. Mice and rats can cause damage to your home by nibbling through plasterboard, plastic, electric cables and wood, and are often responsible for fires and other accidents. Spreading conditions like Weil's disease, listeria, salmonella, tularemia, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever, bubonic plague and typhus, mice and rats can cause over thirty kinds of disease. Among the things around your garden and home that are attractive to rats and mice are:

  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Surprisingly heaps of compost and even pet waste can attract rats and mice - there are some tasty morsels hiding in there!
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can crawl through the smallest of holes, so watch out for spaces around doorways, pipes, crawl spaces and air vents.
  • WATER - Busy little rodents have to drink, consequently water sources such as dripping sprinkler systems, leaking pipes, pet bowls and birdbaths are a big enticement for these unwanted pests.
  • FOOD - Food that is left discarded or lying around is perhaps the main attraction for rats and mice.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in shed, loft or basement will be especially attractive to rats and mice, especially if there is a source of food close by.
  • RUBBISH/TRASH - An accumulation of junk and garden waste piled up on your property (particularly in the garden) will definitely attract rodents.

Problems With Mice

Although not so upsetting as uncovering rats scurrying around garden or house, having mice could be as much of a problem. While much smaller, mice still gnaw at things, breed rapidly, contaminate food and leave droppings. Also, as with rats, setting traps and poisoning are the favoured strategies to dealing with mouse infestations in Newton Mearns. When you have an infestation of mice, Newton Mearns rat catchers should be happy to help sort out this issue. Pay a visit to BARK and get a pest control specialist near you.

In Conclusion

When you have a rat problem in Newton Mearns you could be tempted to try to take care of it on your own - and naturally lots of home and business owners in Newton Mearns do choose that approach. Rat traps, rat poisons and other similar merchandise is readily accessible in hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in and around Newton Mearns, so the items that you need can easily be bought.

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However, unless you're aware of precisely what you are doing, it's probably a good idea to engage an experienced rat exterminator, who will have remedied such problems thousands of times before, and will know exactly what the most effective solution is.

The newcomer's use of rat toxins will likely cause more problems than it solves, since you've got to be extremely vigilant with them especially when pets and children are about. If you know what's better for you, always bring in a professional rat control service in Newton Mearns for resolving your rat problems. (Tags: Rat Removal Newton Mearns, Rat Exterminator Newton Mearns, Rat Control Newton Mearns)

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Rat Control Around Newton Mearns: Rat problems have recently been solved in the following Newton Mearns areas - Glebe Road, Lomond Drive, Threave Place, Ayr Road, Ballantrae Drive, Traquair Gardens, Craig Gardens, Old Humbie Road, Barnhill Court, Blackhouse Avenue, Mearnswood Lane, Lanrig Road, Priorwood Way, Abbotsford Gardens, Muirshield Road, Kilkerran Court, Rysland Crescent, Abernethy Place, Belhaven Court, Wylie Avenue, Wickham Avenue, Fowlis Drive, Meadowburn Avenue, Laigh Road, Greenlaw Road, Westerlands Gardens, Harvie Avenue, Gemmell Place, Brodick Place, Primrose Avenue, as well as these local Newton Mearns postcodes: G77 5EU, G77 5DS, G77 5NS, G77 5GG, G77 5JJ, G77 5AP, G77 5ES, G77 5PB, G77 5AN, G77 5JG. Work was done in these areas by specialists in pest control. Newton Mearns home and business owners enjoyed dependable and top notch pest control services on each occasion.

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(This pest control Newton Mearns page was created by Stephen Locke 20-07-2022)