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Poulton-le-Fylde Rat Catchers (FY6): Finding rats in your garden or house could be rather an alarming experience although it's not so regular an occurrence in Poulton-le-Fylde nowadays, its definitely not unheard of. Rats tend to breed very quickly and can cause problems, especially when there are a lot of them. An individual sighting of a lone rat may not be that much of a worry, however if you are noticing them regularly make sure you do something about it.

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Even though neither of the 2 sorts of rat at present seen in the British Isles are native to these islands, they have clearly made themselves at home. The brown rat is especially common whilst the black (ship) rat isn't so much so these days. Both types originated from Asia and made their way to the British Isles on boats (as stowaways).

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The largest of the two rat breeds is the common brown rat at about 9", whilst the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only measures 5 to 7 inches. To wear down their continually growing incisor teetn, common brown rats must keep on chewing things, which is the reason they cause so much damage and destruction. Timber is particularly vulnerable to this gnawing.

Rat infestations lead to a lot of problems for business owners and householders throughout Poulton-le-Fylde, they gnaw their way through pipes, wires, woodwork and insulation, leave droppings, spread diseases, and contaminate foodstuffs. The local council should really be informed whenever rats are spotted. Or perhaps click HERE to report pest and rat sightings on the .gov website.

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You'll oftentimes identify the existence of rats not by in fact seeing them, but by them announcing their activity in other ways. It is possible you could encounter rat holes chewed into skirting boards or floorboards, you may hear scratching noises coming from a loft, floor or wall, you could come upon a rat's nest in some concealed location or you might start seeing droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces.

To address this problem there are several strategies you could consider. You could put poison or traps down yourself, you could contact your local Poulton-le-Fylde council or you could find a rat catcher. In centuries past, rat catchers used to be just that, but these days they tend to be referred to as pest control experts and won't only be capable of helping you sort out getting rid of rats but also mice, cockroaches, wasps, moles, ants and more. (Tags: Ratcatchers Poulton-le-Fylde, Pest Control Poulton-le-Fylde )

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Rat catching and pest control can be undertaken in Poulton-le-Fylde and also in nearby places like: Great Eccleston, Fleetwood, Staining, Thornton-Cleveleys, Out Rawcliffe, Thornton, Bispham, Knott End-on-Sea, Singleton, Hambleton, Greenhaigh, Cleveleys, Elswick, Weeton, Blackpool, as well as in these postcodes FY6, FY6 7FU, FY6 7JF, FY6 7HR, FY6 6ER, FY6 7DB, FY6 7DU, FY6 7EG, FY6 7HY, FY6 7JW. Locally based Poulton-le-Fylde rat catchers will most likely have the postcode FY6 and the telephone code 01253. Verifying this will guarantee that you're accessing local pest control. Poulton-le-Fylde homeowners can benefit from these and lots of other pest related services.

Rat Prevention Poulton-le-Fylde

The best way to stop problems with rodents is to discourage them from the beginning. Therefore, rat prevention should be something to keep in mind even though you do not have problems with rats at the moment. Domestic trash laying around the garden is one of the principal causes of rat infestations. You'll do nothing but encourage rats and mice if you provide them with both the materials and place to build a nest. Furthermore, you should avoid providing easy food by leaving waste food around the garden and putting bird feeders out with grain that is only going to attract rats and mice.

Do You Have Rats?

When you've got an inkling that you could have rats in your business or property, there are several ways in which you're able to find out. You should watch for rub marks on walls and skirting boards where greasy fur has left marks, try to find tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, look out for tunnels or burrows close to solid objects, listen for continual scratching noises coming from walls and lofts, especially at night, keep your eyes open for droppings (faeces), they're darkish brown and look much like large grains of rice, pay attention to gnawing in wires, wood and cables, particularly in lofts.

Rat Bite Wounds

While they are by no means among the most common injuries inflicted on people in Great Britain, every now and again bites from rats certainly do occur, and the effects can sometimes be grave. When rats are scared or feel cornered, they can attack and bite people, therefore should you unfortunately find yourself in a situation like that, stay out of the way and leave an easy and clear exit route.

These sorts of bites have been known to occur where rats are kept as pets, and you could be asking for trouble if you poke your hand inside a rat's cage, no matter how tame it is. While they aren't always dangerous, rat bites can become infected or be life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), subsequently they must be avoided wherever possible. "Rat bite fever" can lead to death in 10% of cases, if left untreated.

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

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

If you're ever bitten by a rat you should immediately wash the wound with warm water, apply an antibiotic cream, and cover with a clean gauze or bandage. Even if you don't feel that it is too severe, you must get it checked out at your nearest hospital A&E unit, or book an appointment to see your GP or doctor. If you haven't had a tetanus jab in the last five years, it would be sensible to get one of these as well - an A&E nurse will probably do this as routine.

Rat Sightings - Reporting

We outlined this earlier, so now I'll go into a bit more detail. It is always a great idea to inform the local environmental health if you spot rats in a neighbours garden, in your own garden or in a public place. Certain local councils provide a cost-free service for sorting out rats but charges are generally made for many other pest infestations for example bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps. It is also simple to report rat sightings using the .gov website which you can visit HERE. You can obviously book your local rat catcher to come and sort out the issue by clicking HERE.

Species of Rat

There are 2 kinds of rat which you may encounter in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire or in fact any place else in the United Kingdom. The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus) and the Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus).

The Brown Rat

The most widespread species of rat found in the UK, and also in Europe and North America, is the brown rat (sewer rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat or street rat). The coloration of this species varies between brown and grey, it generally grows to around 4-9" (with an equivalent length tail) with a weight range of between 140 and 500g. Now thought to have originally come from Central Asia (most likely China), it was at one time deemed to have spread from Norway (hence its name). Brown rats are omnivores (feed on more or less anything) although their favourite is grain cereals, they have excellent hearing but poor eyesight, the females reach sexual maturity in just five weeks and often give birth to five litters a year (with as many as 14 pups in each), they climb effectively and dig extensive burrows.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

The black rat, ship rat or roof rat is also not native to Great Britain, arriving from India. Understood to have been spread at the time of the Roman Empire, this rat quite likely reached Continental Europe and Britain hidden in spice shipments. Pretty uncommon nowadays in the United Kingdom, this rat was for the most part driven out by the more dominant brown rat. The black rat grows to a length of 5-7 inches and usually weighs 75-230 grammes. Black rats are notorious for spreading a variety of diseases, particularly typhus, listeria, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, salmonella, tularemia, bubonic plague, rat bite fever and Weil's disease.


Folks with a rat problem in Poulton-le-Fylde are often tempted to have a shot at resolving it for themselves. Therefore, if this happens to you, what ought you to do? By looking in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in and around Poulton-le-Fylde, it's pretty easy to buy rat poisons, rat traps and similar merchandise.

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A professional rat exterminator in Poulton-le-Fylde is however the preferred person for the job, because eliminating rats may not be as straightforward as you might assume.

Typically the newcomer's use of rat toxins is not actually that helpful, and can even cause more problems than it solves - do you really want to risk harming your pets and children? When in doubt, bring in the professionals for rat control needs in Poulton-le-Fylde. (Tags: Rat Control Poulton-le-Fylde, Rat Removal Poulton-le-Fylde, Rat Exterminators Poulton-le-Fylde)

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(This pest control Poulton-le-Fylde content was written by Steve Locke 06-06-2022)