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North Mymms Rat Catchers (AL9): Noticing rats in your garden or property tends to be rather a shocking experience to go through and while it's not so common an occurrence in North Mymms nowadays, it's certainly something that happens. Rats tend to breed rather quickly and can cause problems, particularly when they're present in numbers. A single sighting of a solitary rat will possibly not be too much of a concern, but if you're seeing them regularly you ought to get some specialist advice.

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Though neither of the two rat types at present found in the British Isles originate from these islands, they have unquestionably become well established. The brown rat is particularly common whilst the black (ship) rat isn't so much nowadays. Both breeds originated in Asia and arrived in Great Britain as stowaways on boats.

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The largest and heaviest of the 2 rat varieties is the brown at around nine inches, while the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only measures 5 to 7" long. To prevent their incisor teeth from getting too long, common brown rats must keep on gnawing at things, which explains why they're the cause of such a lot of damage. Rats especially love to gnaw on woodwork.

Rats gnaw through wires, pipes, insulation and woodwork, spread diseases, leave droppings, and are generally problematic in businesses and homes in and around North Mymms. Householders must report sightings of rats to the relevant local authorities. Also you can report rat problems on the .gov web page HERE.

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It isn't only by appearance that you'll become aware of the existence of rats, their actions are often quite enough to give warning. It is possible you could come across a rat's nest hidden away, you may spot rat holes gnawed into floorboards or skirting boards, you could discover droppings on the floor or in cupboards or you could hear scratching noises coming from a floor, loft or wall.

To manage this situation there are several approaches that you might take. You could lay out poison or traps yourself, you can look for a rat catcher or you could get hold of your local North Mymms authority or council. Way back in the past, rat catchers were precisely that, but currently they are termed pest control experts and won't solely be happy to help you sort out getting rid of rats but also removing mice, moles, cockroaches, ants, wasps and much more.

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Pest control and rat catching can be undertaken in North Mymms and also in: South Mimms, Potters Bar, Welham Green, Water End, Bullen's Green, Woodside, Marshmoor, Northaw, Colney Heath, London Colney, Essendon, Epping Green, Bell Bar, Little Berkhamsted, Hatfield, Wildhill, and in these postcodes AL9 5AF, AL9 5DS, AL9 5LS, AL9 5DG, AL9 5EA, AL9 5PE, AL9 5AW, AL9 5NB, AL9 5NE, AL9 5JT. Locally based North Mymms pest controllers will likely have the phone code 01707 and the postcode AL9. Verifying this can make sure that you access locally based pest control. North Mymms householders are able to utilise these and various other related services.

Rat Bite Wounds

Although, in North Mymms, rat bites aren't all that commonplace, they do happen on the odd occasion, and the implications can be serious in some scenarios. When scared or cornered, rats can attack and bite people, so if you come across one in a confined area, it's best to leave it an exit route so it can escape.

Some instances of rat bites come about when rats are kept as pets, and pushing your hand in a rat's cage could be chancing it. Rat bites can turn nasty or even life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), subsequently they should be avoided when possible, although of of course they're not always serious. If left without treatment "rat bite fever" can cause death in 10% of cases.

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

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

If you're unfortunate enough to be bitten by a rat, wash the wound, apply some antibiotic cream, and bandage the affected area. Even if you don't consider that it's too severe, you should have it looked at by your closest A&E, or make an emergency appointment at your local doctor's surgery. If you have not received a tetanus jab in the last 5 years, you should also get one of these too.

Reporting Rats

I'll go into more detail now, although this topic was talked about previously. The local environmental health is the place to report it should you discover rats in a neighbours garden, in your own garden or in a public space. Certain local councils offer a free service for rat issues but charges are normally made for most unwelcome pests such as cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps. You can go to the Government (.gov) website HERE to report rat sightings. To have the problem taken care of fast book a rat catcher HERE.

Types of Rat

There are actually two species of rat which you could come across in North Mymms, Hertfordshire or anywhere else in Britain for that matter. The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus).

The Brown Rat

The commonest type of rat found in the British Isles, and also in Europe and North America, is the brown rat (sewer rat, street rat, common rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)). The brown rat (it can often be grey) is generally 4-9 inches in length (not including the tail) and weighs in at 140 - 500 grammes. It is almost always found wherever humans are living. Whilst at one time considered to have originated from Norway (hence its name), this rat is now understood to have come from China/Central Asia. Brown rats are omniverous (consume anything) although they favour cereals, they've got bad eyesight but excellent hearing, the females attain sexual maturity in just 5 weeks and are able to have 5 litters every year (with up to 14 young in each), they climb effectively and dig extensive burrows.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Also not native to the United Kingdom, the black rat, ship rat or roof rat originally arrived in Europe from India and Southeast Asia. Understood to have spread during the Roman Empire, this rat probably reached Continental Europe and Britain in cargoes of spices. At one time common in Britain, the black rat essentially disappeared as the brown rat became dominant. Weighing in at just 75-230g, the black rat attains lengths of around 5-7 inches. Black rats are notorious for spreading numerous diseases, in particular rat bite fever, trichinosis, tularemia, bubonic plague, Weil's disease, listeria, salmonella, typhus and toxoplasmosis.

Problems With Mice

Mice may be as much of a problem as having rats, particularly when they get inside your property. While much smaller, mice still contaminate foodstuffs, leave droppings, gnaw at stuff and breed rapidly. The same methods are typically employed to clear up mouse infestations in North Mymms, this means trapping and poisoning are preferred. No matter if you have got a problem with rats or mice, pay a visit to BARK to seek out an expert North Mymms pest controller for assistance.

Do You Have Rats?

When you have suspicions you might have rats in your property or business, there are various ways in which you could tell. You could search for tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, check for gnaw marks in wood, wires and cables, particularly in attics, keep your eyes open for droppings, they look just like large grains of rice and are darkish brown, listen closely for scratching noises emanating from attics and walls, especially during the night, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirting boards and walls, be on the lookout for burrows or holes next to solid surfaces.

In Conclusion

Householders with rat problems in North Mymms are occasionally tempted to have a shot at resolving it themselves. So, if this happens to you, what ought you to do? By looking around shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in and around North Mymms, it's not too difficult to obtain rat poisons, rat traps and other similar solutions.

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An experienced rat exterminator in North Mymms is however the best person for the job, seeing that removing rats isn't always as easy as you may assume.

Normally the rookie's use of rat toxins isn't really all that successful, and could even do more harm than good - do you really want to risk harming your pets and children? You'd be far better off enlisting the help of an expert when you want rat control in North Mymms. (Tags: Rat Removal North Mymms, Rat Control North Mymms, Rat Exterminators North Mymms)

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Rat Control Around North Mymms: Some North Mymms streets and roads where rat problems have recently been solved - Vincenzo Close, Pooleys Lane, Frowick Close, Somers Square, Alderman Close, Marshmoor Crescent, Knolles Crescent, Parsonage Road, Great North Road, Welham Manor, Puttocks Close, Dixons Hill Road, Warrengate Road, Lydia Mews, Barfolds, Charkham Mews, Foxes Lane, Corner View, Sibthorpe Road, College Close, Coningsby Close, Huggins Lane, Greville Close, Merritt Walk, Travellers Lane, as well as the following North Mymms area postcodes: AL9 5AF, AL9 5DS, AL9 5LS, AL9 5DG, AL9 5EA, AL9 5PE, AL9 5AW, AL9 5NB, AL9 5NE, AL9 5JT. Work was conducted in these locations by specialists in pest control. North Mymms property owners enjoyed competent and high quality pest control services on every occasion.

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(This pest control North Mymms article was created by Steve Locke 06-06-2022)