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Padiham Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Padiham Rat Catchers (BB12): While its not that commonplace nowadays, seeing a rat in your garden or property in Padiham isn't really a pleasant thing to experience. One single sighting of a rat might not be that much of an issue, however, if you see rats more regularly or spot more than one rat you might be heading for trouble as they tend to reproduce so rapidly.

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There are 2 types of rat which you may come across in Padiham, black rats and brown (or common) rats. It's relatively improbable that you'll ever see a black rat, and if you've stumbled upon a rat just recently the chances are it'll have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were common at one time and were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague, they're quite scarce nowadays, however where they do occur they're terrific climbers, have good hearing, and can produce between twenty and one hundred baby rats in just one year.

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Brown rats are bigger than black rats (Rattus Rattus) and may weigh nearly half a kilo, with a length of around nine inches. To stop their teeth from getting too long, brown rats must keep on chewing stuff, and that's why they cause such a lot of damage and destruction. Their interest is usually concentrated on stuff made of wood.

Rats gnaw through pipes, wires, insulation and woodwork, transmit diseases, leave droppings, and basically cause problems in homes and business premises in and around Padiham. Any repeated sightings of rats should always be reported to the local authorities. Or perhaps report sightings of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, which is passed onto your local authorities.

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It's not only by sight that you'll become aware of the existence of rats, their behaviour is often quite enough to give warning. It's possible you may hear noises coming from a wall, floor or loft, you might detect droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you could spot distinctive rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirting boards or you may come across a rat's nest hidden away somewhere.

If you do not want to wait around for environmental health to address this rat infestation you could always call a local Padiham pest controller or rat catcher who will be a specialist in the business of pest removal. In the past, rat catchers used to be simply that, however nowadays they tend to be termed pest controllers and won't only be willing to help you sort out rat problems but also eliminating mice, wasps, ants, cockroaches, moles and more.

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Padiham and also in: Huncoat, Altham, Wheatley Lane, Habergham, Spen Brook, Simonstone, Fence, Lowerhouse, Burnley, Higham, Hapton, Reedley, Read, Barrowford, Sabden, Lane Ends, Brierfield, Rosegrove, as well as in these postcodes BB12 8NQ, BB12 7DA, BB12 8LB, BB12 8JD, BB12 8BH, BB12 8JQ, BB12 7BQ, BB12 7EX, BB12 6PJ, BB12 8JA. Local Padiham pest controllers will most likely have the dialling code 01282 and the postcode BB12. Verifying this should ensure that you're accessing local pest control. Padiham householders are able to utilise these and lots of other related services.

Rat Burrows

If you've got rats appearing in your garden, the likelihood is that there'll be a burrow. Rats like to dig burrows and they generally do this at the side of solid structures and objects like walkways, patios, garages and garden shed bases. These are the best spots to check if you believe there are rats nesting there. Providing shelter, nesting places and food storage, burrows are excavated into extensive systems that may even cause damage if they remain unchecked. Keep your eyes open for holes with smooth sides, which may have been polished by the continuous ins and outs of these busy animals. The entrances to burrows are generally two to four inches across. Throw some stuff into the burrow and check back the following day to find out if it has been moved. This would tell you if the rats are still using it.

Do You Have Rats?

There are numerous ways by which you can find out if you've got rats. When you have some suspicions that there might be rats in your business or property you should watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirting boards and walls, look out for burrows or tunnels adjacent to solid objects, pay attention to gnaw marks in cables, wood and wires, especially in attics, keep your eyes peeled for faeces, they look like large grains of rice and are darkish brown, listen for continual scratching noises coming from rooves and walls, especially at night, hunt for footprints or tail trails in dusty areas.

Rat Bite Wounds

Whilst not that commonplace in the UK, rat bites do happen on the odd occasion, and in certain instances they can be serious. When threatened or cornered, rats can attack and bite, so if you come across one in a confined environment, it's advisable to leave it a clear exit route so that it can escape.

These sorts of bites occasionally occur when rats are kept as pets, and you could be asking for trouble if you stick your hand in a rat's cage. Even though they're not always dangerous, rat bites can turn nasty or even life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever", so they must be avoided if possible. If it is left untreated "rat bite fever" can result in death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

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

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

If you get bitten by a rat you should wash the wound immediately, apply an antibiotic ointment, and cover it with a clean plaster or bandage. You must make an appointment to see your doctor, or head for the nearest A&E department, even if it does not seem that severe. If you have not had a tetanus vaccination in the last five years, it might be wise to get one of these as well - an A&E nurse will most likely do this routinely.

Reporting Rats and Pests

Here's more detail on a subject that we discussed earlier. It is always a great idea to report it to the local authorities if you spot rats in a public space, in your own garden or in a neighbours garden. In the case of rats this might at times be a free service, although you'll frequently be asked to pay for some other pest infestations such as cockroaches, wasps and bed bugs. You can check out the .gov webpage HERE to report sightings of rats. You can obviously schedule a local rat catcher to come and deal with the problem by going HERE.

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

Even though some folks in Padiham may think that they are quite cute with their fur covered bodies, pointy faces and twitching whiskers, mice and rats are certainly not animals that you want living in your house or garden, and they can even be dangerous to have around. Rats and mice have been known to cause fires and other issues in homes and business premises in Padiham by nibbling through plastic, electrical wires, plasterboard and floorboards. Between the two mice and rats can spread more than thirty sorts of diseases including things like typhus, Weil's disease, trichinosis, tularemia, bubonic plague, salmonella, listeria, rat bite fever and toxoplasmosis. So, the principal things that attract rats and mice into your home or garden are:

  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in loft, cellar or gardenshed will be particularly attractive to mice and rats, particularly if there is a food source nearby.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Remarkably piles of compost and even pet waste can attract rodents - there are likely to be some tasty morsels hiding in there!
  • WATER - Busy little rats and mice need to drink, consequently sources of water like birdbaths, pet bowls, dripping sprinkler systems and leaky pipes are a big attraction for these unwelcome pests.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can crawl through the tiniest of cracks and holes, so look out for spaces around doors, piping, crawl spaces and air vents.
  • FOOD - Food that's left lying around or discarded is perhaps the main attraction for rats and mice.
  • RUBBISH - Accumulations of trash and garden waste heaped up on your property (especially in the garden) will certainly attract mice and rats.


Having a problem with rats in Padiham is a situation that everyone dreads, and when you find yourself in this scenario, you may have the urge to try to solve it yourself. Rat traps, rat poisons and other similar merchandise is available in supermarkets, shops and hardware stores in the Padiham area, so the items you need can easily be obtained.

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An expert rat exterminator in Padiham is however the ideal person for the job, since controlling rats may not be as simple as you may believe.

The newcomer's use of rat poison will likely do more harm than good, because you must be exceptionally cautious with them especially when pets and children are likely to come into contact with them. If you know what is best for you, use an experienced rat control service in Padiham for solving your rat problems.

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Padiham rat catchers will likely help with household pest control in Padiham, ant control, the removal of contaminated loft insulation, rat infestations Padiham, bird nest clearing Padiham, mice pest control, ultrasonic pest control Padiham, rat pest control, pest control, commercial rat control, wasp pest control, anti-bird spike installation, restaurant pest control Padiham, bed bugs pest control, garden pest control Padiham, domestic rat control, bed bug heat treatments, residential pest control, rat extermination Padiham, bird pest control Padiham, pest removal, electronic pest control, rat prevention in Padiham, rat catching in Padiham, rat poison Padiham, the installation of pheromone stations (for moth entrapment) in Padiham, rat baits, wildlife management, mouse control, pest control for fleas and other pest control in Padiham, Lancashire. Listed are just a few of the activities that are performed by people specialising in pest control. Padiham companies will let you know their full range of services.

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Also find: Higham pest control, Hapton pest control, Simonstone pest control, Wheatley Lane pest control, Reedley pest control, Barrowford pest control, Read pest control, Sabden pest control, Huncoat pest control, Rosegrove pest control, Lowerhouse pest control, Lane Ends pest control, Brierfield pest control, Altham pest control, Spen Brook pest control, Fence pest control, Burnley pest control, Habergham rat catchers and more. Most of these villages and towns are covered by professional pest control. Padiham home and property owners can get pest control quotations by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Padiham: Rat issues have recently been resolved in these Padiham areas and roads - Meadway, Garden Street, Adamson Street, Copthurst Street, Thompson Street, Barley Street, Woodlands Grove, Park Road, Morley Street, Veevers Street, Holland Street, Warwick Drive, Fountain Close, Wytham Street, Langdale Road, Ightenhill Street, Beech Street, Havelock Street, Blackburn Road, Inglewhite Fold, Brook Street, Milton Street, Bridge Street, Back Altham Street, West View Terrace, Institute Street, Wasdale Close, Sowerby Street, Windermere Road, as well as these local Padiham postcodes: BB12 8NQ, BB12 7DA, BB12 8LB, BB12 8JD, BB12 8BH, BB12 8JQ, BB12 7BQ, BB12 7EX, BB12 6PJ, BB12 8JA. These places recently saw activity by specialists in pest control. Padiham residents enjoyed professional and dependable pest control services on every occasion.

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(This pest control Padiham content was compiled by S. N. Locke 06-06-2022)