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Northam Rat Catchers (EX39): Spotting rats in your home or garden can be rather a horrifying thing to go through and whilst it's not such a common occurrence in Northam in recent times, its definitely something that does happen. Rats breed very quickly and can cause problems, particularly when there are a lot of them. Just one incidence of a solitary rat might not be that much of a problem, but if you are seeing them regularly it's best to report it.

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There are actually two species of rat which you may spot in Northam, brown (common) rats and black rats. It's quite unlikely that you will ever come across a black rat, and if you have stumbled upon a rat just recently it's likely to have been the more common brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were once common and were blamed for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're fairly rare nowadays, but when they are found they have an acute sense of hearing, are amazing climbers, and the females can produce between 20 and 100 baby rats in a single year.

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The longest of the 2 rats is the brown rat at around nine inches, while the black rat only grows to between 5" and 7". A great deal of the damage and destruction attributable to brown rats is down to the fact that to keep their incisors from getting too long, they've got to constantly gnaw on stuff. Their gnawing is frequently concentrated on things that is made from wood.

Rats may cause an assortment of issues in businesses and homes throughout Northam and they spread diseases, gnaw their way through wires, woodwork, insulation and pipes, leave droppings, and generally cause a nuisance. Any repeated sightings of rats should always be reported to the local authorities. You can also report a rat problem on the .gov website HERE.

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You may not need to actually see rats to confirm their existence, since there are quite a lot of signs which can betray their presence. It is possible you may come across a rat's nest in some hidden location, you may find droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you may encounter rat holes gnawed in skirting boards or floorboards or you might hear scratching coming from a wall, loft or floor.

If you don't want to wait for the local council to address this problem you could also call a local Northam rat catcher or pest controller who'll be competent in the field of pest removal. In these modern times rat catchers generally come under the category of pest control, and pest control specialists do not only control rats but in addition mice, cockroaches, wasps, moles, fleas, bedbugs and all manner of garden and household pests. (Tags: Pest Control Northam, Ratcatchers Northam )

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Pest control and rat catching can be undertaken in Northam and also nearby in: Newton Tarcey, Lydacott, Yelland, Roundswell, Instow, Abbotsham, Bideford, St Johns Chapel, Appledore, Weare Giffard, Fremington, Westward Ho!, Handy Cross, Newton Tracey, as well as in these postcodes EX39 1EQ, EX39 1XR, EX39 1GQ, EX39 1JJ, EX39 1DF, EX39 1TN, EX39 1BZ, EX39 1GG, EX39 3PT, EX39 1NN. Local Northam pest controllers will probably have the telephone code 01237 and the postcode EX39. Verifying this should ensure you are accessing local pest control. Northam home and business owners are able to utilise these and numerous other comparable services.

Signs of Rat Infestations

When you've got an idea you may have rats in your home or business, there are a number of ways in which you're able to tell. You should be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows near to solid surfaces, hunt for footprints or tail trails in dusty areas, listen out for scratching noises emanating from attics and walls, especially at nighttime, pay attention to gnawing in cables, wood and wires, especially in attics, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirtings and walls, keep your eyes open for droppings (faeces), they are dark brown and look like large grains of rice.

Rat Bite Wounds

Although bites from rats aren't all that common in Great Britain, they certainly do happen every once in a while and they can be serious in some circumstances. Rats can bite humans if they feel cornered or threatened, therefore in confined spaces it is wise to stay out of their way, or leave them a clear exit route.

These types of bites have been known to occur when rats are kept as pets (which is happening quite frequently these days), and you could be looking for trouble if you poke your hand in a rat's cage. While they're not necessarily dangerous, rat bites can turn nasty or even life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), consequently they must be avoided if possible. "Rat bite fever" has a 10% mortality rate, if it is left without treatment.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - The signs and symptoms of "rat bite fever" include:

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

You should immediately wash the wound with warm water, if you get bitten by a rat, and then put on an antibiotic ointment to the bite area, and finally cover it with a clean, sterile plaster or bandage. You must make an emergency appointment with your GP, or head for the nearest A&E unit, even if you think it isn't that serious. If it's more than 5 years since you had your last vaccination for tetanus, you should get one of these done as well, as rat bites can easily become infected.

Types of Rat

In Northam and throughout the UK, there are only two types of rat that you are going to run into. They're the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat

The commonest rat present in the British Isles, and also in Europe, is the brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), street rat, common rat or sewer rat). The colour of this species ranges between brown and grey, it typically grows to about 4 to 9 inches (plus a similar length of tail) with a weight range of between 140 and 500 grams. Nowadays known to have originally come from Central Asia, this rat was at one time believed to have come from Norway (hence its name). Brown rats climb effectively and dig burrows, they have an acute sense of hearing but bad eyesight, the females can give birth to five litters each year, they will consume pretty much any foodstuffs (omnivorous) but favour cereal grains.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Originating in Southeast Asia the black rat, ship rat or roof rat is also not a native of Great Britain or Europe. Possibly traveling in shipments of spices for the Roman Empire, the black rat consequently spread throughout Continental Europe. At one time common in Britain, this rat disappeared as the brown rat appeared. The black rat gets to a length of 5" to 7" a weight of 75 to 230 grams. Black rats are renowned for spreading a variety of diseases, notably toxoplasmosis, bubonic plague, listeria, typhus, tularemia, rat bite fever, trichinosis, Weil's disease and salmonella.

In Conclusion

Having a problem with rats in Northam is a situation that everyone dreads, and when this happens to you, you might have the urge to try to resolve it on your own. There are plenty of products currently available to help you to achieve this and you can acquire rat poisons, rat traps and similar products in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in the Northam area.

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Having said that, unless you're aware of what you are at, it is probably advisable to appoint an expert rat exterminator, who'll have resolved this problem hundreds of times before, and will automatically know what the ideal solution is.

Due to the dangers to pets and children, the amateur use of rat toxins isn't encouraged, and is often not effective in any case. If you know what's better for you, always use an experienced rat control service in Northam for a solution to your rat problems.

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Also find: Roundswell pest control, Instow pest control, Weare Giffard pest control, Handy Cross pest control, Westward Ho! pest control, Appledore pest control, Newton Tarcey pest control, Fremington pest control, St Johns Chapel pest control, Lydacott pest control, Abbotsham pest control, Newton Tracey pest control, Yelland pest control, Bideford rat catchers and more. All these areas are served by local pest control. Northam home and property owners can get quotes by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Northam: Rat issues have recently been resolved in the following Northam roads and streets - Knights Field Way, Daneshay, Pelican Close, Wooda Road, Park Avenue, Cluden Road, Appledore Road, Raleigh Hill, Yeo Drive, Armada Way, Beach Road, Shoreland Way, Nelson Road, Jubilee Road, Torville Park, Tower Street, Estuary View, Tors View, Ennisfarne Road, Glenfield Road, Deans Close, Buckleigh Road, Glentorr Road, Heywood Road, Conybeare Drive, Springfield Crescent, Century Drive, Fore Street, as well as the following local Northam postcodes: EX39 1EQ, EX39 1XR, EX39 1GQ, EX39 1JJ, EX39 1DF, EX39 1TN, EX39 1BZ, EX39 1GG, EX39 3PT, EX39 1NN. These areas recently saw activity by experts in pest control. Northam home and property owners enjoyed trusted and competent pest control services on every occasion.

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(This pest control Northam content was written by Stephen Locke 06-06-2022)