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Radstock Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Radstock Rat Catchers (BA3): Observing a rat in your home or garden is usually quite an unsettling experience and whilst it isn't so regular an occurrence in Radstock these days, its definitely not unusual. Rats breed quickly and will likely cause problems, especially when there are a lot of them. Just one incidence of a lone rat probably won't be too much of a problem, however if you're seeing them on a regular basis you need to get some specialist advice.

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Despite the fact that neither of the two rat breeds at present seen in the British Isles are natives of these islands, they've certainly become well established. The brown rat is particularly commonplace while the black (ship) rat isn't so much so these days. Both of these types fled from Asia and arrived in Great Britain aboard ships.

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The largest and heaviest of the two rat breeds is the common brown at around 9 inches, whilst the black rat only grows to between 5" and 7". Most of the damage and destruction attributable to brown rats is because to keep their teeth from growing too long, they have to continually gnaw on things. Items made from wood are particularly more prone to this attention.

Rats gnaw their way through insulation, wires, woodwork and pipes, transmit diseases, leave droppings, and are basically troublesome in homes and business premises in and around Radstock. Any frequent sightings of rats should always be reported to the local council. It is possible to report problems with rats on the .gov web page HERE.

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You don't necessarily need to observe rats to know of that they're there, since there are several telltale signs which will warn you of their activity. It could be that you could come across a rat's nest in some tucked away location, you could hear scratching noises coming from a floor, wall or loft, you might encounter holes gnawed in floorboards or skirtings or you might discover droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces.

To remedy this situation there are specific strategies you could take. You could set poison or traps yourself, you can find a rat catcher or pest removal specialist or you can speak to your local Radstock environmental health department. Back many years ago, rat catchers used to be precisely that, but nowadays they tend to be termed pest controllers and won't solely be willing to help you tackle rat problems but also wasps, ants, cockroaches, mice, moles and more.

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Radstock and also nearby in: Writhlington, Haydon, Peasedown Saint John, Spring Gardens, Faulkland, Shoscombe, Clandown, Foxcote, Kilmersdon, Welton, Buckland Dinham, Westfield, White Ox Mead, Midsomer Norton, as well as in these postcodes BA3 3PS, BA3 3LE, BA3 3LS, BA3 3PD, BA3 3LT, BA3 3EE, BA3 3ET, BA3 3DH, BA3 3LP, BA3 3LJ. Locally based Radstock rat catchers will probably have the dialling code 01761 and the postcode BA3. Checking this out should confirm that you access locally based pest control. Radstock home and business owners are able to benefit from these and countless other pest related services.


If you've got rats running around the garden, the probability is that there will be a burrow somewhere. Rats like to dig and burrow and they often dig them at the side of solid structures and objects like garage foundations, patios, walkways and shed bases. These are the best places to check out if you believe you have rats in the area. These are not just simple holes, but rather extensive networks of burrows, made to use as food storage, nesting and shelter. A certain sign of a rat burrow is usually a smooth sided hole close to a solid surface, where the ins and outs of hairy animals have polished the burrow entrance. If you discover holes but are not certain that they are rats, they'll generally be two to four inches in diameter. Toss some stuff into the entrance and check back the following day to determine if it has been cleared. This would show you if rats are still in situ.

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Discouraging mice and rats long before they show up is the easiest way of avoiding having problems with them. So, even if you don't presently have a rat problem, deterring mice and rats ought to be right at the top of your list of priorities. Among the major factors that cause rat and rodent infestations is domestic rubbish littering gardens. You will do little else but encourage rats and mice if you supply them with both the materials and place to build a nest. Also, you should avoid supplying them with easy food by leaving household food scraps around the garden and putting out bird seed feeders with grain that will just attract them. (Tags: Rat Prevention, Rat Deterrents)

Problems With Mice in Radstock

Maybe considered by many to be not as distressing as rats, discovering mice inside your home can lead to just as many concerns. While a lot smaller, mice are still going to contaminate foodstuffs, breed rapidly, leave droppings and gnaw at things. The same methods are usually employed to solve mouse problems in Radstock, basically poisoning and setting traps are favoured. When you've got a mouse infestation, Radstock rat catchers should be willing to help you clear up this problem. Pay a visit to BARK and get a pest control specialist near you.

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Rat Traps

One of the ways that you can tackle rat problems is by the use of rat traps. These days there are several different kinds of rat trap available, making sure you have a selection of capture choices. People who can't stand to see animals of any sort harmed, will certainly lean towards the capture style. Available sorts of rat traps include the likes of: enclosed poison traps, spring loaded bait traps, cage traps and electronic rat traps.

Rat Poison

Using poison is perhaps one of the more nasty ways to eradicate rat infestations. A rat will die several days after consuming a poison laced bait, commonly wheat grain. When its set in the perfect spot in a rat infested area, the poison can fairly rapidly kill a large population of rats. One or more of 3 main ingredients which are used in making rat poisons are: difenacoum, bromadioline or brodifacoum. Rat poison doesn't only kill rats, pets and birds can be affected, consequently extreme care must be taken. Rat poison brands in Radstock include: Rentokil, RatKil, Roshield, Pest Expert, Elixir Gardens and Propest. (Tags: Rat Poison Radstock, Rat Poisons Radstock)

Types of Rat

You'll only ever run into 2 species of rat in Radstock and throughout the UK. The Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In Radstock, the rest of the UK and Continental Europe the most prevalent kind of rat is the brown rat (common rat, sewer rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or street rat), this is the one you might see in your garden or home. This grey or brown coloured rat grows to lengths of 4" - 9" (plus tail) and weighs in at 140-500g. This species was given the name Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) because it was deemed to have spread to Great Britain by ship from Norway. It's now considered to have originated from China or Central Asia. Brown rats dig extensively and climb well, they have an acute sense of hearing but poor eyesight, the females can produce up to 5 litters per year, they will consume practically anything (they are omniverous) but favour cereal grains.

The Black Rat

Also not native to the British Isles, the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat initially arrived in Europe from India. It's thought to have spread throughout Europe during the time of the Roman Empire, possibly traveling in shipments of spices. Fairly scarce now in Britain, this rat was largely driven out by the more dominant brown rat. The black rat gets to lengths of 5" to 7" a weight of 75 to 230 grams. Well known for causing tularemia, bubonic plague, listeria, rat bite fever, salmonella, trichinosis, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis and typhus, black rats are prolific spreaders of disease and pathogens.

Do You Have Rats?

When you've got a notion you could have rats in your home or business, there are a few means by which you are able to tell. You can try to find footprints or tail trails in dusty areas, keep an eye out for faeces (droppings), they're dark brown and look much like large grains of rice, watch for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirtings, look out for tunnels or burrows close to solid objects, listen out for scratching noises emanating from roofs and walls, especially at nighttime, check for gnawing in wood, wires and cables, especially in attics.

In Conclusion

When you have a rat problem in Radstock you may be tempted to try to solve it yourself - and certainly lots of people in Radstock do choose that strategy. There are an array of products that are currently available to help you achieve this and you can purchase rat traps, rat poisons and other products in supermarkets, shops and hardware stores in and around Radstock.

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Retaining the services of an expert Radstock rat exterminator would however be a better idea, unless of course you know exactly what you're up to, seeing as the correct approach is not always the obvious one.

Normally the novice's use of rat poison is not actually all that effective, and can even make matters worse - would you really want to take the chance of doing harm to your pets and children? If uncertain, bring in the professionals for rat control needs in Radstock. (Tags: Rat Removal Radstock, Rat Exterminator Radstock, Rat Control Radstock)

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Rat Control Around Radstock: Some Radstock areas where rat issues have recently been solved - Keats Road, Waterloo Road, Charlton, Haydon Hill, Walnut Buildings, Chapel Court, Manor Park, Market Place, Briar Close, Pine Walk, Perry Close, Magnolia Road, Wesley Avenue, The Dring, Princes Street, Somervale Road, Knobsbury Lane, Northdown Road, Lillington Road, Somer Ridge, Alder Terrace, Radford Hill, Westhill Road, Westfield Terrace, Stanley Terrace, Pine Court, Frome Old Road, as well as these local Radstock postcodes: BA3 3PS, BA3 3LE, BA3 3LS, BA3 3PD, BA3 3LT, BA3 3EE, BA3 3ET, BA3 3DH, BA3 3LP, BA3 3LJ. These areas recently saw activity by experts in pest control. Radstock homeowners enjoyed reliable and high quality pest control services.

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