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Redbourn Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Redbourn Rat Catchers (AL3): Whilst its not that common in these modern times, finding a rat in your garden or even inside your house in Redbourn is not a good experience. Just one sighting of a rat should not be too much of a cause for concern, however, if you notice rats more regularly or see more than one rat you could soon be in for trouble since they breed so fast.

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If you do happen to spot rats in Redbourn, the probabilities are that they'll be brown rats, although there are in fact 2 breeds of rat presently found in the United Kingdom; black (or ship) rats and brown (common) rats. As you might be aware ship rats were blamed for the Great Plague of the 17th Century during which period they were extremely common. Black rats are relatively rare nowadays and actually neither species is a native of the United Kingdom, both originally from from Asia.

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The black rat at 5-7" long, is not as big as the brown variety, which grows to lengths of almost 9" and weighs close to 500g. Much of the damage and destruction attributable to brown rats is due to the fact that to prevent their incisor teeth from growing too much, they have to continuously chew on things. Woodwork is especially vulnerable to their interest.

Rats spread disease, leave droppings, gnaw through wires, woodwork, pipes and insulation, and are generally problematic in homes and businesses in and around Redbourn. Householders must always report rat sightings to the relevant local authority. Or alternatively post a report recording pest and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, that will be forwarded to your local authority.

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It isn't only by appearance that you'll become aware of the presence of rats, their actions are oftentimes enough to enlighten you. It could be that you might hear scratching noises coming from a floor, loft or wall, you could observe rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirtings, you could find droppings on the floor or in cupboards or you may come across a rat's nest hidden away.

Unless you want to wait for the local environmental health authority to deal with this problem you could also call in local Redbourn pest controller or rat catcher who will be competent in the world of pest removal. In the old days, rat catchers used to be just that, but these days they tend to be referred to as pest controllers and won't just be happy to help you tackle getting rid of rats but also solving problems with wasps, ants, moles, cockroaches, mice and much more. (Tags: Pest Control Redbourn, Rat Catchers Redbourn )

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Pest control and rat catching can be undertaken in Redbourn and also nearby in: Trowley Bottom, Wheathampstead, St Albans, Flamstead, Woodhall Farm, Hatching Green, Pepperstock, New MIll End, Sandridge, Markyate, Hemel Hempstead, Piccotts End, Church End, Rothamsted, Harpenden, Childwickbury, as well as in these postcodes AL3 7DA, AL3 7BE, AL3 7EG, AL3 7LX, AL3 7DH, AL3 7JQ, AL3 7BN, AL3 7DT, AL3 7NQ, AL3 7LE. Locally based Redbourn rat catchers will likely have the postcode AL3 and the telephone dialling code 01582. Checking this out can ensure you're accessing local pest control. Redbourn home and business owners are able to benefit from these and various other similar services.

Rat Bite Wounds

While, in Great Britain, rat bites are not that commonplace, they certainly do happen on the odd occasion, and the effects can be serious in some scenarios. If you stumble upon a rat in a confined area, it could attack and bite you if it is stressed or cornered, so leave an easy exit route and try to avoid it at all costs.

Rat bites have been known to occur in houses where rats are being kept as pets, and poking your hand into a rat's cage is definitely something to be avoided. Although rat bites are not dangerous in all instances, they can turn nasty or even fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever". "Rat bite fever" (RBF), if it is left untreated, can lead to death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

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

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

If are bitten by a rat you should promptly wash the wound with warm water, apply an antibiotic cream, and cover it with a clean bandage or gauze. Even if it does not seem to be that major, you ought to make an appointment to see your GP or go to the closest A&E. If you haven't had a tetanus jab in the last five years or so, you should also ask for of these.

Problems With Mice in Redbourn

While not as upsetting as discovering rats scuttling around garden or house, mice could be nearly as much of an issue. Mice, similar to rats, gnaw at things, breed rapidly, leave droppings and contaminate food. The same approaches are typically used to deal with mouse infestations in Redbourn, basically poisoning and setting traps are preferred. No matter if you've got an infestation of rats or mice, stop by at BARK and track down a local Redbourn pest controller for assistance.

Rat Sightings - Reporting

This is more detail on a subject that we touched on earlier in this article. It is always smart to report it to the local authorities if you spot rats in your own garden, in a public area or in a neighbours garden. Occasionally your local council will provide a cost-free service for sorting out rats but charges are usually made for most other infestations like cockroaches, wasps and bed bugs. Rat infestations may also be reported via the .gov webpage HERE. To get the problem sorted out swiftly contact a rat catcher HERE.

Mole Problems

Redbourn rat catchers are also sometimes called on to handle another similar type of pest, namely moles. Certainly not such hated animals, moles bring about different problems to rats. Lawns and gardens are the main things at risk when you have a mole situation. Perfectly maintained lawns ruined by ugly heaps of recently dug soil are sure signs of activity by moles. The preferred and humane strategy to remove moles is by trapping. (Tags: Mole Catchers Redbourn, Mole Trapping Redbourn)


If you've got rats running around the garden, the probabilities are that there will be a burrow. Rats love to dig burrows and they commonly excavate them next to and beneath solid structures and objects like patios, garden shed bases, garages and paths. These are the best places to check out if you think you have rats about. These are not just straightforward holes in the ground, but extensive networks of burrows, made to provide shelter, food storage and a nesting place. The entrances to rat burrows are generally worn smooth by the continuous ins and outs, so keep an eye out for holes with smooth sides next to solid surfaces. The entrances to rat burrows are commonly around 2-4 inches across. You should check if rats are about by temporarily blocking up the entrance to see if they come back and remove it.

In Conclusion

When you've got a problem with rats in Redbourn you might possibly try to solve it yourself - and of course a lot of homeowners in Redbourn do choose that approach. There are a host of products that are currently available to help you accomplish this and you will purchase rat traps, rat poisons and other similar products in shops, hardware stores and supermarkets in and around Redbourn.

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An expert rat exterminator in Redbourn is however the ideal person for the job, seeing that removing rats isn't necessarily as easy as you may believe.

The amateur use of rat toxins will likely do more harm than good, seeing that you must be extremely vigilant with them especially when pets and children are about. If you have any doubts, call in the professionals for rat control in Redbourn.

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Redbourn rat catchers will likely help you with rat trapping, professional control of pests, squirrel control, ultrasonic pest control, dead bird removal in Redbourn, rat poison in Redbourn, bird dropping clearance, pest removal Redbourn, anti-bird spike installation, wasp nest removal in Redbourn, residential pest control, rodent control, pest control for fleas, bed bugs pest control in Redbourn, pest netting in Redbourn, the installation of pheromone stations (for moth entrapment), pest control in Redbourn, emergency pest control, domestic rat control in Redbourn, the removal of contaminated loft insulation, restaurant pest control Redbourn, rat proofing Redbourn, ingress pest solutions, bird proofing services, mice pest control, wasp pest control, rat catching, mole catching in Redbourn, rat prevention, bed bug heat treatments and other pest control in Redbourn, Hertfordshire. These are just some of the duties that are handled by those specialising in pest control. Redbourn providers will tell you about their full range of services.

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Also find: Woodhall Farm pest control, Flamstead pest control, Wheathampstead pest control, Sandridge pest control, St Albans pest control, Hemel Hempstead pest control, Church End pest control, Harpenden pest control, Markyate pest control, Piccotts End pest control, Hatching Green pest control, Rothamsted pest control, Pepperstock pest control, Trowley Bottom pest control, Childwickbury pest control, New MIll End rat catchers and more. All these towns and villages are covered by local pest control. Redbourn home and property owners can get price quotes by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Redbourn: Some Redbourn areas and streets where rat issues have recently been solved - Crecy Gardens, Flamsteadbury Lane, Tassell Hall, Blackhorse Lane, Crouch Hall Lane, Redbournbury Lane, The Common, Mansdale Road, Redfield Close, Tingeys Close, St Mary's Close, Woodland Place, Long Cutt, The Park, Beechfield Close, Crown Street, Hawkes Drive, Church End, Bettespol Meadows, Meadow View, Lynsey Close, Aubrey Lane, Redding Lane, Norrington End, Lamb Lane, Rainbow Close, East Common, North Common, Nicholls Close, as well as these Redbourn area postcodes: AL3 7DA, AL3 7BE, AL3 7EG, AL3 7LX, AL3 7DH, AL3 7JQ, AL3 7BN, AL3 7DT, AL3 7NQ, AL3 7LE. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in pest control. Redbourn property owners benefited from trusted and dependable pest control services in all cases.

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(This pest control Redbourn content was generated by S. N. Locke 06-06-2022)