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North Hykeham Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

North Hykeham Rat Catchers (LN6): Spotting a rat in your garden or even inside your home can be rather a frightening experience even though it isn't such a regular occurrence in North Hykeham in recent times, its definitely not unheard of. Rats breed rather quickly and can cause issues, especially when there are a lot of them. Just one sighting of a solitary rat will possibly not be too much of an issue, however if you're noticing them regularly you should do something.

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There are 2 sorts of rat which you may come across in North Hykeham, brown (or common) rats and black rats. Its relatively improbable that you'll ever see black rats, and if you have encountered a rat fairly recently its likely to have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were at one time common and were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're relatively rare now, although where they are seen they're excellent climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and the females can produce between 20 and 100 baby rats every 12 months.

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The largest and heaviest of the two rats is the common brown rat at about 9 inches, whilst the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only grows to between 5" and 7". The majority of the damage and destruction attributable to brown rats is due to the fact that to keep their teeth from getting too long, they must constantly chew on stuff. They especially like to gnaw at woodwork.

Rats cause many problems in businesses and homes in North Hykeham and they leave behind droppings, transmit diseases, gnaw through woodwork, insulation, wires and pipes, and generally cause a nuisance. Sightings of rats need to be reported to the local authority. It's also possible to report rat sightings on the .gov website HERE.

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It's not only by sight that you'll become aware of the existence of rats, their actions are oftentimes quite enough to enlighten you. Its possible you might hear scratching noises coming from a loft, floor or wall, you may detect droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards, you could come across a rat's nest hidden away somewhere or you might come across holes chewed into floorboards or skirting boards.

If you don't wish to wait around for the local authorities to address your rat problem it's also possible to speak to a local North Hykeham rat catcher or pest controller who will be qualified in the field of pest removal. There are no longer that many folks these days who just specialise in issues with rats, you're also able to contact them if you have a problem with moles in your lawn or maybe a wasp nest in your loft.

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Pest control and rat catching can be undertaken in North Hykeham and also in: Carlton-le-Moorland, Harmston, Boultham, Lincoln, Norton Disney, Bracebridge Heath, Coleby, Waddington, South Hykeham, Thorpe on the Hill, Swanpool, Auborn, Bassingham, Swallow Beck, and in these postcodes LN6 8QQ, LN6 8DT, LN6 8NP, LN6 8PU, LN6, LN6 8PB, LN6 3SR, LN6 8UY, LN6 8LU, LN6 8PL. Local North Hykeham rat catchers will probably have the postcode LN6 and the phone code 01522. Checking this will ensure you're accessing local pest control. North Hykeham property owners are able to benefit from these and various other similar services.

Rat Prevention North Hykeham

Discouraging mice and rats before they even become a nuisance is actually the best way of avoiding such issues. Consequently, rat prevention has to be a thing to keep in mind even when you don't have a rat problem at present. Among the major causes of rat and rodent infestations is household rubbish in gardens. You'll do little else but attract rats if you give them both the materials and place to build nests. Also, you should avoid supplying easy foodstuffs by leaving scraps of food in your garden and putting bird seed feeders out with grain that is only going to attract rats.

Problems With Mice

While not quite so uncomfortable as discovering rats scuttling around house or garden, having mice could be as much of a concern. Mice, similar to rats, leave droppings, contaminate food, breed quickly and gnaw at things. The resolution to mouse infestations in North Hykeham are pretty much the same as the ones used for rats ie trapping and poisoning. North Hykeham rat catchers will also be happy to assist you with mice infestations, so contact one or pay a visit to BARK to get the issue resolved.

Rat Bite Wounds

Although they're by no means one of the most common injuries inflicted on humans in Great Britain, on the odd occasion bites from rats certainly do happen, and the implications can sometimes be dangerous. When cornered or scared, rats can bite people, thus if you encounter one in a confined area, it is advisable to leave an exit route so it can easily escape.

These kinds of bites have been known to occur when rats are kept as pets, and you could be chancing it somewhat if you stick your hand inside a rat's cage, regardless how tame it seems. While they are not always serious, rat bites can become infected or be fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), subsequently they must be avoided wherever possible. If it's left without treatment "rat bite fever" (RBF) can cause death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - Some of the symptoms of "rat bite fever" are:

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

If you get bitten by a rat you should promptly wash the affected area with warm water, apply an antibiotic ointment, and cover it up with a clean plaster or bandage. You should head to your nearest A&E and get it examined, even if you don't think that it is too critical, or at the minimum make an appointment to see your doctor or GP. If it is more than five years since you had your last vaccination for tetanus, you should get one of those done as well, since rat bites can easily become infected.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

In spite of their outwardly cute look, with their pointy faces, furry bodies and twitching whiskers, rats and mice can be dangerous and are not animals that you want to be making a home in your house or garden in North Hykeham. Mice and rats can cause damage to your house by chewing through electrical cables, plasterboard, wood and plastic, and are regularly the cause of fires and other problems. Over 30 different kinds of disease are spread by mice and rats including conditions like tularemia, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, trichinosis, Weil's disease, listeria, typhus, rat bite fever and bubonic plague. A variety of different things will attract mice and rats to your home and garden including:

  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Rats and mice can squeeze through the tiniest of holes, so watch out for spaces around doors, vents, crawl spaces and piping.
  • 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, basement or loft will be especially attractive to rodents, especially if there's a source of food close by.
  • WATER - Mice and rats need to drink, therefore sources of water like seeping sprinkler systems, pet water bowls, birdbaths and leaking pipes are a big enticement for these pests.
  • RUBBISH - An accumulation of junk and garden rubbish piled up on your property (particularly in the garden) will definitely attract mice and rats.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Surprisingly heaps of compost and even pet waste can attract rodents - they will find plenty of tasty titbits hiding in there!

Problems With Moles

A number of rat catchers in North Hykeham may also help with mole issues. Responsible for quite different problems to rats, moles are usually not quite so detested. The biggest trouble with moles is that they'll do quite a bit of damage to your garden, particularly to your lawn. Evidence of their activity can clearly be seen in the shape of scattered piles of earth on neatly manicured lawns. The preferred and humane strategy to stop moles is by capturing with traps.

To Summarise

Homeowners with a rat problem in North Hykeham are occasionally tempted to have a shot at resolving it themselves. Therefore, if you find yourself in this situation, what ought you to do? There are a host of products that are currently available to help you to accomplish this and you will acquire rat traps, rat poisons and other similar products in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in and around North Hykeham.

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Calling in a professional North Hykeham rat exterminator would however be a better option, unless of course you know exactly what you're up to, as the correct strategy isn't always the most obvious one.

Most often the novice's use of rat poisons is not actually that beneficial, and can even make matters worse - do you really want to take the chance of doing harm to your pets and children? If you know what's best for you, use a professional rat control service in North Hykeham for resolving your rat problems. (Tags: Rat Control North Hykeham, Rat Exterminators North Hykeham, Rat Removal North Hykeham)

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Recently posted Lincolnshire rat control customer enquiries: Andre Proctor in Wrawby needed a rat catcher to tackle a rat problem in his garden shed. Zachariah Keir from Middle Rasen needed a rat catcher to tackle a rat problem in his loft. Preston Townsend needed a pest control specialist to tackle a rat problem in his garden just outside Cranwell, Lincolnshire. Lacey-Mae Toms needed a pest control specialist to deal with some rats in her garage in Billingborough, Lincolnshire. Zoey Marriott needed a rat catcher to tackle a rat problem in her home in Ingham, Lincolnshire. Anaiya Snowden from Fiskerton needed a pest controller to resolve a rat problem in her roof space. Juno Glynn in Grimoldby, Lincolnshire needed a pest control specialist to get rid of some rats in her outhouse. Alisa Mcmillan from Kirton in Lindsey needed a pest control company to resolve a rat problem in her house.

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