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Petersfield Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Petersfield Rat Catchers (GU31): Although it is not all that common these days, finding rats in your garden or house in Petersfield is not a nice experience. One sighting of a rat shouldn't be that much of a concern, nonetheless, if you witness rats more frequently or spot several rats you might be in trouble as they tend to breed so rapidly.

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Despite the fact that neither of the 2 types of rat presently found in the British Isles originate from these shores, they have clearly become well established. The brown rat is especially commonplace while the black (ship) rat is not so much these days. Both types came from Asia and arrived in the UK on boats.

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The biggest of the two rat breeds is the common brown rat at approximately 9 inches, whilst the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only measures 5 to 7 inches. To prevent their incisors from growing too long, brown rats must keep chewing things, which is why they cause such a lot of damage. Their attention is commonly focused on stuff that's made from timber.

Rats can cause various kinds of issues in businesses and homes in Petersfield and they gnaw their way through woodwork, insulation, pipes and wires, leave behind droppings, transmit diseases, and generally cause a nuisance. The local authorities must be informed whenever rats are seen. Or alternatively post a report recording incidences of rats and pests on the .gov website HERE, which should be passed onto your local authorities.

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You will from time to time identify the existence of rats not by in fact observing them, but by their indicating their presence by other means. It is possible you may start seeing droppings on the floor or in cupboards, you might hear scratching noises coming from a wall, floor or loft, you may come upon a rat's nest hidden away or you could spot rat holes chewed into skirting boards or floorboards.

If you want to have this issue tackled properly you might want to get in touch with an expert. You could speak to the local authority or call in a professional Petersfield pest controller or rat catcher yourself. Nowadays rat catchers typically come under the category of pest management, and pest control companies do not only control rats but additionally mice, fleas, moles, bedbugs, cockroaches, wasps and all kinds of garden and household pests. (Tags: Ratcatchers Petersfield, Pest Control Petersfield )

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Petersfield and also nearby in: Liss, Nursted, Langrish, Froxfield, West Harting, Hill Brow, Sheet, Clanfield, Hawkley, Privett, Hurst, Buriton, Meon, Rogate, South Harting, Steep Marsh, Weston, Bell Hill, Steep, as well as in these postcodes GU31 4BX, GU31 4ED, GU31 4DB, GU31 4NS, GU31 4BB, GU31 4AN, GU31 4FU, GU31 4BQ, GU31 4DL, GU31 4PH. Local Petersfield rat catchers will most likely have the postcode GU31 and the telephone dialling code 01730. Checking this out should ensure you are accessing local pest control. Petersfield property owners will be able to benefit from these and various other similar services.

Burrowing

Digging is one thing that all rats like to do and it is alongside solid objects or structures like garages, patios, shed bases and pathways where they especially prefer to dig. Providing them with food storage, nesting and shelter, rat burrows are excavated into substantial systems which can even cause damage if allowed to continue. The access points to burrows are generally worn smooth by the continuous comings and goings, so keep an eye out for smooth sided holes close to solid structures. Should you spot holes but are not sure if they're rats, they'll usually be 2-4 inches in diameter. An easy way to ascertain if rats are still living in the burrow is to chuck a bit of debris into the hole and see if it has been cleared away the following day.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

Despite their outwardly cute look, with their pointy faces, twitchy whiskers and furry bodies, mice and rats can be dangerous and are not creatures that you want to be living in your house or garden in Petersfield. By gnawing through plastic, electrical cables, plasterboard and skirting boards, mice and rats can cause accidents and in particular electrical fires. Between the two mice and rats can spread more than 30 types of diseases including things like rat bite fever, Weil's disease, listeria, trichinosis, typhus, bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis, tularemia and salmonella. Among the different things that will certainly attract rats and mice to your home or garden are:

  • FOOD - Food that's left discarded or lying around is perhaps the main attraction for rats and mice.
  • RUBBISH - An accumulation of garbage and garden waste stacked up on your property (particularly in the garden) will attract rodents.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can squeeze through the smallest of holes, so look out for spaces around crawl spaces, air vents, doors and piping.
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in an attic, garden shed or basement will be especially attractive to rats and mice, particularly if there's a source of food nearby.
  • WATER - Rats and mice have to drink like any other creature, subsequently sources of water such as leaking pipes, birdbaths, seeping sprinkler systems and pet bowls are a big temptation for these unwanted pests.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Remarkably piles of compost and even pet waste can be attractive to mice and rats - there are plenty of tasty titbits hidden in there!

Rat Bite Wounds

Although not all that common in the United Kingdom, bites from rats do happen on occasion, and in some instances they can have serious consequences. When rats are cornered or feel stressed, they can attack and bite humans, thus if you find yourself in a situation like that, leave an easy exit route and stay well out of the way.

Quite a few incidences of rat bites come about where rats are being kept as pets (really?), and sticking your hand in a rat's cage could be asking for trouble. Rat bites aren't necessarily serious, though must be avoided when possible, and they can become infected or be fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever". "Rat bite fever" (RBF), if it's left without treatment, has a 10% mortality rate.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - "Rat bite fever" (streptobacillary RBF) can have various signs and symptoms, including:

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

If you are unfortunate enough to receive a rat bite, wash the wound in warm water, put on some antibiotic ointment, and cover the affected area with a bandage. You should head for your nearest A&E department and get it examined, even if you don't think that it is too bad, or at the very least schedule an appointment with your doctor or GP. If you've not had a tetanus jab in the last five years, it might be wise to get one of these too - an A&E nurse will almost certainly do this routinely.

Problems With Mice in Petersfield

Although not as traumatic as finding rats in your garden or house, having mice may be nearly as much of an issue. Mice, just like rats, gnaw at things, contaminate foodstuffs, breed rapidly and leave droppings. The tactics for mouse infestations in Petersfield are much the same as the ones used for rats ie poisoning and setting traps. If you've got a mouse infestation, Petersfield rat catchers should be glad to help clear up this problem. Check out BARK and find a pest control specialist in your area.

Species of Rat

In Petersfield or anywhere else in the UK, there are just two kinds of rat that you're likely to come across. The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus) and the Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In Petersfield, the rest of the UK and Europe the most common kind of rat is the brown rat (street rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat or sewer rat), this is the kind you'll most likely spot in your garden or property. The brown rat (it can sometimes be grey) is generally four to nine inches in length (excluding the tail) and weighs about 140 to 500 grams. It always lives wherever human beings are living. Though at one time thought to have spread from Norway (hence its name), it's now understood to have initially come from China. Brown rats are omniverous (consume virtually anything) although their favourite is cereal grains, they've got poor eyesight but an acute sense of hearing, the females attain sexual maturity in 5 weeks and are able to give birth to five litters each year (with as many as 14 pups in each), they dig extensive burrows and climb efficiently.

The Black Rat

Originating from India and Southeast Asia the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat is also not native to Great Britain or Europe. Understood to have been spread during the Roman Empire, this rat most likely reached Europe and Great Britain in spice shipments. The black rat was once common in the British Isles however was largely replaced by the larger brown rat and is now fairly scarce. Growing to a length of 5-7 inches, the black rat weighs in at around 75-230g. Well known for causing diseases black rats have been accountable for rat bite fever, Weil's disease, listeria, trichinosis, typhus, bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis, tularemia and salmonella.

To Summarise

Homeowners with rat problems in Petersfield are often tempted to have a crack at solving it themselves. So, if you find yourself in this situation, what should you do? There are a number of products that are currently available to help you to achieve this and you can buy rat poisons, rat traps and other products in shops, hardware stores and supermarkets in and around Petersfield.

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However, unless you know exactly what you are doing, it's probably a good idea to retain the services of a professional rat exterminator, who will have dealt with this issue hundreds of times before, and will know automatically what the ideal solution is.

Generally the newcomer's use of rat toxins is simply not all that effective, and can even make matters worse - do you really want to risk the possibility of doing harm to your pets and children? You'd be much better off enlisting the help of a specialist whenever you need rat control in Petersfield.

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Also find: Rogate pest control, Hurst pest control, Steep Marsh pest control, Steep pest control, Privett pest control, Weston pest control, Hawkley pest control, Sheet pest control, Hill Brow pest control, South Harting pest control, Bell Hill pest control, Clanfield pest control, Langrish pest control, West Harting pest control, Nursted pest control, Froxfield pest control, Buriton pest control, Meon pest control, Liss rat catchers and more. All these areas are serviced by professional pest control. Petersfield property owners can get pest control quotes by clicking here.

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Petersfield rat catchers will likely help with pest control, rat trapping, anti-bird spike installation in Petersfield, dead bird removal, powder treatments (for wasps nest) Petersfield, bird nest clearance Petersfield, rat removal services, commercial rat control Petersfield, domestic pest control in Petersfield, pest control for fleas, rodent control in Petersfield, insect heat treatments, mole catching, electronic pest control in Petersfield, rat control, spray & fogging treatments Petersfield, dead animal removal in Petersfield, bird dropping removal, ingress pest solutions, the removal of contaminated loft insulation, rat baits, residential pest control Petersfield, rat prevention, squirrel pest control, pest netting Petersfield, bed bugs pest control in Petersfield, cockroach control Petersfield, wasp pest control, thermal imaging surveys, pigeon pest control Petersfield and other pest control in Petersfield, Hampshire. These are just an example of the duties that are handled by those installing pest control. Petersfield professionals will be happy to inform you of their entire range of services.

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Rat Control Around Petersfield: Rat issues have recently been resolved in these Petersfield streets and roads - Rushes Road, Oak Drive, Meon Close, Geddes Way, Noreuil Road, Lynton Road, Marden Way, Lower Mead, Drum Lane, Love Lane, Stanton Road, Moggs Mead, Long Road, The Purrocks, School Lane, Harting Down, Churchfield Road, Portland's Close, Elm Drive, Sandringham Road, Barnfield Road, Reservoir Lane, Gorse Road, Goodyer Close, Broom Road, Home Way, The Courtyard, Grange Road, Madeline Road, as well as the following Petersfield area postcodes: GU31 4BX, GU31 4ED, GU31 4DB, GU31 4NS, GU31 4BB, GU31 4AN, GU31 4FU, GU31 4BQ, GU31 4DL, GU31 4PH. Work was achieved in these areas by experts in pest control. Petersfield householders received trusted and competent pest control services.

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(This pest control Petersfield page was compiled by S Locke 06-06-2022)