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Oswaldtwistle Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Oswaldtwistle Rat Catchers (BB5): Noticing a rat in your home or garden could be quite a horrifying thing to experience and while it's not so frequent an occurrence in Oswaldtwistle in recent times, it's definitely not unusual. Rats breed very quickly and will likely cause problems, especially when they're present in numbers. An individual sighting of a lone rat might not be too much of an issue, but if you are observing them often you should get some specialist advice.

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There are two kinds of rat which you might run into in Oswaldtwistle, brown (or common) rats and black rats. It is rather improbable that you'll ever see a black rat, and if you have encountered a rat just recently it is likely to have been the more commonplace brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were at one time common and were responsible for the Great Plague, they're fairly scarce nowadays, though when they are found they are terrific climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and the females can produce between 20 and 100 offspring every 12 months.

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Brown rats are generally bigger than black rats weighing in at 500g and reaching lengths of almost 9 inches. Most of the damage attributable to brown rats is due to the fact that to prevent their teeth from getting too much, they must constantly chew on things. Woodwork is particularly prone to their gnawing.

Rats can cause various kinds of problems in businesses and homes throughout Oswaldtwistle and they transmit disease, leave behind droppings, gnaw their way through insulation, woodwork, wires and pipes, and generally cause a nuisance. The local authorities should be informed when there are sightings of rats. Or otherwise post a report to record incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, which is passed onto the relevant local authorities.

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It is not only by appearance that you'll become aware of the existence of rats, their actions are oftentimes quite enough to give warning. Perhaps you might observe holes chewed into floorboards or skirting boards, you may find a rat's nest hidden away, you could discover droppings on the floor or in cupboards or you could hear scratching noises coming from a wall, loft or floor.

To manage this situation there are a few approaches you could consider. You could lay out poison or traps yourself, you can get in touch with the local Oswaldtwistle environmental health department or you can retain the services of a rat catcher or pest removal expert. In the past, rat catchers used to be precisely that, however presently they are referred to as pest control experts and will not only be capable of helping you tackle rat problems but also removing cockroaches, mice, wasps, moles, ants and more.

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Pest control and rat catching can be undertaken in Oswaldtwistle and also nearby in: Accrington, Haslingden, Rishton, Broadfield, Guide, Shadsworth, Belthorn, Blackburn, Little Moor End, Hoddlesden, Intack, Baxenden, Knuzden Brook, Bedlam, Altham West, Scaitcliffe, Church, and in these postcodes BB5 3NS, BB5 3QN, BB5 3EB, BB5 3DR, BB5 3BH, BB5 3BF, BB5 3LD, BB5 3LH, BB5 3PJ, BB5 3BT. Locally based Oswaldtwistle pest controllers will probably have the phone code 01254 and the postcode BB5. Checking this will guarantee you access local pest control. Oswaldtwistle homeowners are able to utilise these and many other pest related services.

Mouse Problems Oswaldtwistle

Maybe thought by many as not being so uncomfortable as rats, finding mice scurrying around your property can lead to just as many issues. Mice, similar to rats, leave droppings, gnaw at things, contaminate foodstuffs and breed rapidly. The strategies for mouse infestations in Oswaldtwistle are quite similar to the ones employed for rats ie poisoning and trapping. Oswaldtwistle rat catchers will also assist you with mouse infestations, so call one up or visit BARK and get the issue sorted.

Rat Bites

Although they're by no means among the most commonplace injuries sustained by humans in Great Britain, every now and then bites from rats certainly do occur, and the consequences can sometimes be serious. If you happen to stumble upon a rat in a confined area, it could attack and bite you if it feels pressured or cornered, therefore leave the creature a clear exit route and try to stay out of it's way.

Quite a few instances of rat bites occur when rats are kept as pets, and poking your hand inside a rat's cage is asking for trouble. While they're not necessarily dangerous, rat bites can become infected or be life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever", subsequently they should be avoided if possible. If left without treatment "rat bite fever" (RBF) can lead to death in 10% of cases.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever - Various symptoms can be suffered by somebody with "rat bite fever" including:

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

In the unlikely circumstance that you are ever bitten by a rat, you'll have to bathe the wound, apply some antibiotic cream, and wrap it with a clean, sterile bandage or gauze. You need to make an emergency appointment with your GP, or head for the closest A&E, even if it doesn't seem that serious. It's also recommended that you get a tetanus vaccination, in particular if you haven't received one in the last 5 years.

What Attracts Rats?

In spite of their seemingly cute look, with their pointy faces, twitchy whiskers and fur covered bodies, mice and rats can be dangerous and are definitely not animals that you want to be making a home in your house or garden in Oswaldtwistle. Mice and rats can cause damage to your house by gnawing through electrical wires, plastic, skirting boards and plasterboard, and are quite often to blame for fires and other accidents. Spreading things like trichinosis, salmonella, rat bite fever, typhus, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, bubonic plague, listeria and Weil's disease, mice and rats can cause over 30 different sorts of disease. Among the things around your garden and property that are attractive to rats and mice are:

  • WATER - Active rats and mice need to drink, which means that sources of water like leaky pipes, dripping sprinkler systems, birdbaths and pet water bowls are a big enticement for these unwanted pests.
  • FOOD - Food left discarded or lying around is one of the primary attractions for mice and rats.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Rats and mice can squeeze through the tiniest of holes, so keep an eye out for gaps around entrances, piping, vents and crawl spaces.
  • TRASH/RUBBISH - An accumulation of junk and garden rubbish stacked up on your property (especially in the garden) will clearly attract rats and mice.
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in an attic, storage shed or cellar will be especially attractive to rats and mice, especially if there is a food source close by.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Incredibly pet waste and even piles of compost can attract rodents - there are some tasty morsels hiding in there!

Rat Burrows

Digging is a thing that all rats really like to do and its at the side of solid objects or structures such as patios, garages, paths and garden shed bases where they especially like to dig. These are not often just straightforward holes, but rather substantial systems of burrows, created to use as food storage, shelter and nesting places. A guaranteed indication of a rat burrow is a smooth sided hole close to a solid surface, where the ins and outs of furry critters have rubbed and polished the entrance. Commonly 2" to 4" across, burrow entrances are fairly easy to identify. Toss some stuff into the burrow entrance and check the next day to find out if it's been moved. This would show if the rats are still using it.

Reporting Rats

I'll go into a bit more detail now, though this subject was mentioned further up the page. It is always advisable to report it to the local authority Environmental Health Department if you spot rats in a public place, in a neighbours garden or in your own garden. Most local councils will sort out issues with rats cost-free, but if you have other infestations such as bed bugs, wasps and cockroaches they'll generally charge you. Rat sightings can also be reported by visiting the Government (.gov) website HERE. You are obviously able to arrange a local rat catcher to come over and tackle the situation by going HERE.

Oswaldtwistle Mole Catching

Whilst nowhere near such a common issue nowadays moles are occasionally dealt with by rat catchers. Causing totally different problems to rats, moles are usually not quite as hated. The chief problem with moles is they will cause considerable damage to your garden, particularly to a lawn. The sight of earth mounds scattered all over a nicely trimmed lawn are clear evidence of such activity. The favoured and humane way to get rid of moles is by trapping.

In Conclusion

Having a rat problem in Oswaldtwistle is a situation that most of us fear, and when this happens to you, you might have the urge to try to resolve it on your own. There are lots of products offered to help you accomplish this and you will find rat traps, rat poisons and other products in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in and around Oswaldtwistle.

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However, unless you are aware of precisely what you're at, it's probably far better to retain the services of a professional rat exterminator, who will have dealt with this problem hundreds of times before, and will know exactly what the preferred solution is.

The rookie's use of rat poison will likely do more harm than good, seeing that you've got to be extremely cautious with them if children and pets are around. If in doubt, call in the professionals for rat control in Oswaldtwistle. (Tags: Rat Removal Oswaldtwistle, Rat Exterminator Oswaldtwistle, Rat Control Oswaldtwistle)

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Also find: Haslingden pest control, Knuzden Brook pest control, Shadsworth pest control, Scaitcliffe pest control, Accrington pest control, Rishton pest control, Altham West pest control, Guide pest control, Broadfield pest control, Blackburn pest control, Belthorn pest control, Little Moor End pest control, Bedlam pest control, Baxenden pest control, Church pest control, Hoddlesden pest control, Intack rat catchers and more. The majority of these villages and towns are served by local pest control. Oswaldtwistle home and business owners can get pest control price quotes by going here.

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Rat Control Around Oswaldtwistle: Rat issues have recently been solved in the following Oswaldtwistle roads - St. Helens Close, Brook Street, The Cooperage, Eagle Street, Maple Drive, Stanhill Street, Radnor Close, Dale Street, Millbrook Close, Stanley Street, Bramley Close, Brecon Avenue, Ramsclough Lane, Mayfield Gardens, Cross Edge, Moss Lane, Central Avenue, Lower Aspen Lane, Haworth Street, Holly Street, Paddock Street, Peel Bank Road, Hargreaves Road, Hill Street, Garden Street, The Grove, Melbourne Street, as well as the following Oswaldtwistle area postcodes: BB5 3NS, BB5 3QN, BB5 3EB, BB5 3DR, BB5 3BH, BB5 3BF, BB5 3LD, BB5 3LH, BB5 3PJ, BB5 3BT. These places recently saw activity by experts in pest control. Oswaldtwistle home and property owners were given dependable and professional pest control services in every case.

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(This pest control Oswaldtwistle page was compiled by S. N. Locke 06-06-2022)