Pest Control Pagham

Pagham Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Pagham Rat Catchers (PO21): Discovering a rat in your garden or house is usually rather a shocking experience to go through and while its not such a frequent occurrence in Pagham in recent times, it's definitely not unheard of. Rats breed fairly quickly and are likely to cause problems, especially when their numbers get out of control. Just one sighting of a lone rat might not be too much of an issue, however if you happen to be observing them frequently you ought to find a solution.

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There are 2 kinds of rat that you may spot in Pagham, common (brown) rats and black rats. It is pretty unlikely that you will ever come across black rats, and if you've stumbled upon a rat just recently chances are it'll have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were once common and were responsible for the Great Plague, they are quite scarce now, though when they are found they are excellent climbers, have an acute sense of hearing, and can produce between twenty and one hundred baby rats every twelve months.

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The black rat at 5-7 inches long, is smaller than the brown variety, which reaches a length of almost 9 inches and weighs in at close to half a kilo. Brown rats may cause damage as they have to constantly chew on stuff to stop their teeth from growing too long. Their interest is often concentrated on items made out of wood.

Rats gnaw through woodwork, insulation, wires and pipes, leave behind droppings, spread diseases, and are basically troublesome in homes and business premises in and around Pagham. The local council ought to be notified whenever rats are spotted. You can also report rat problems on the .gov web page HERE.

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It's not only by sight that you will be alerted to the presence of rats, their actions are sometimes enough to give warning. Perhaps you may come across rat holes chewed in skirting boards or floorboards, you could hear noises coming from a loft, wall or floor, you may come upon a rat's nest hidden away or you might find droppings on the floor or in cupboards.

If you do not wish to wait for the local authorities to deal with your rat issues it's also possible to call in local Pagham rat catcher or pest controller who will be a specialist in the business of pest removal. Way back in the past, rat catchers used to be simply that, but presently they tend to be labeled pest controllers and will not only be happy to help you tackle getting rid of rats but also moles, ants, cockroaches, wasps, mice and much more.

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Pagham and also nearby in: Aldwick, Selsey, Fisher, Nyetimber, Birdham, Earnley, Batchmere, Lagness, Sidlesham, Runcton, Upper Norton, Bognor Regis, Sidlesham Common, North Mundham, as well as in these postcodes PO20 0BH, PO20 0EJ, PO20 0BX, PO20 0FG, PO20 0QS, PO20 0QB, PO20 0BT, PO20 0BY, PO20 0ES, PO20 0EH. Locally based Pagham pest controllers will likely have the postcode PO21 and the dialling code 01243. Checking this out should confirm you're accessing local pest control. Pagham property owners will be able to utilise these and various other related services.

Reporting Rat Sightings

We brought up this before, so now let's go into it a bit more. It is always a wise idea to inform the local council if you spot rats in your own garden, in a public area or in a neighbours garden. Occasionally councils will sort out rats at no cost, but if you've got other pests for example bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps they'll often charge. Rat sightings may also be reported via the Government (.gov) website HERE. Click HERE to arrange your own rat catcher and get the situation sorted swiftly.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

Even though some folks in Pagham might consider them rather cute with their fur covered bodies, pointy faces and twitching whiskers, mice and rats aren't animals that you want to have living in your home or garden, and can actually be dangerous to have around. Mice and rats are known to cause fires and other issues around the home by chewing through electrical wiring, wood, plasterboard and plastic. Spreading conditions like Weil's disease, rat bite fever, listeria, trichinosis, salmonella, tularemia, bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis and typhus, rats and mice can cause over 30 types of disease. Amongst the things around your home and property that are attractive to mice and rats are:

  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Incredibly pet waste and even heaps of compost can be attractive to rodents - they'll find plenty of tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • WATER - Busy mice and rats have to drink, therefore sources of water such as pet water bowls, birdbaths, leaky pipes and seeping sprinkler systems are a big attraction for these pests.
  • RUBBISH - Accumulations of garbage and garden rubbish stacked up on your property (especially in the garden) will definitely attract rats and mice.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in an attic, shed or cellar will be especially attractive to rodents, particularly if there is a food source nearby.
  • FOOD - Food that's left discarded or lying around is perhaps the main attraction for rats and mice.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can squeeze through the tiniest of holes and cracks, so look out for gaps around air vents, doors, crawl spaces and pipes.

Rat Bites

While not all that common in Britain, rat bites do happen every once in a while, and in certain situations they can be serious. If you happen to stumble upon a rat in a confined area, it could bite you if it feels stressed or cornered, therefore leave a clear exit route and try to avoid it at all costs.

These sorts of bites have been known to occur where rats are being kept as pets (which is happening quite frequently these days), and you're likely chancing it somewhat if you shove your hand in a rat's cage, regardless how tame it seems. Rat bites can turn nasty or even life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever", so they must be avoided when possible, although of of course they aren't always dangerous. "Rat bite fever" (RBF) can lead to death, and has has a 10% mortality rate, if it is left without treatment.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever - A number of symptoms can be suffered by somebody with "rat bite fever" (streptobacillary RBF) including:

  • Joint Pain
  • Redness or Swelling
  • A Rash
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headaches

If you are ever bitten by a rat you should promptly wash the wound with warm water, apply an antibiotic cream, and cover it up with a clean gauze or bandage. You should go to your nearest A&E unit and get it examined, even if you don't think that it is too bad, or at the very least book an appointment to see your GP or doctor. Getting a tetanus jab is also advisable, in particular if it's more than 5 years since your last one.

Mole Problems

Although nowhere near such a common pest nowadays moles are sometimes tackled by rat catchers. Moles can cause issues in a different way to rats and are not quite so disliked. The primary trouble with moles is they will cause a fair amount of damage to your garden, especially to your lawn. Evidence of their destructive activity can plainly be spotted in the shape of randomly scattered piles of earth on beautifully trimmed lawns. Capturing with traps is far and away the most humane and acceptable solution to remove moles.

Have You Got Rats?

When you have an idea you could have rats in your business or home, there are a variety of ways that you could tell. You should check for gnaw marks in cables, wood and wires, especially in lofts, listen out for constant scratching noises coming from roofs and walls, especially at night, look out for holes or burrows alongside solid objects, hunt for signs of footprints or tail trails in dusty areas, keep an eye out for rat droppings, they are darkish brown and look just like large grains of rice, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirtings.


When you have rats living in the garden, the probabilities are there is going to be a burrow. Rats like to burrow and dig and they often excavate them next to and under solid objects or structures such as pathways, garages, garden sheds and terraces. These are the best locations to check if you think there may be rats in the area. Perfect for food storage, shelter and nesting, rat burrows are excavated into extensive systems which may even cause damage to buildings if something isn't done. The entrances to rat burrows are usually worn smooth by the constant motion, so look out for smooth sided holes near to solid surfaces. The entrances to burrows are normally two to four inches across. Chuck some debris into the burrow and check back the following day to ascertain if it's been moved. This will clarify if the rats are still using it.

In Conclusion

People with a rat problem in Pagham are often tempted to have a go at solving it for themselves. Therefore, if this happens to you, what ought you to do? There are an array of products offered to help you accomplish this and you'll find rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products in supermarkets, shops and hardware stores in the Pagham area.

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Having said that, unless you know precisely what you're doing, it's possibly better to hire an expert rat exterminator, who will have dealt with this issue hundreds if not thousands of times previously, and will know automatically what the preferred solution is.

In many instances the rookie's use of rat poison is not actually all that beneficial, and may even do more harm than good - would you really want to take the chance of doing harm to your pets and children? If you know what is better for you, use an experienced rat control service in Pagham for a solution to your rat problems.

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(This pest control Pagham content was compiled by Steve Locke 06-06-2022)