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Reepham Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Reepham Rat Catchers (NR10): Seeing a rat in your garden or house can be rather a horrifying thing to go through although its not so common an occurrence in Reepham nowadays, its certainly something that does happen. Rats tend to breed fairly quickly and can cause problems, especially when there are a lot of them. A single sighting of a lone rat might not be much of an issue, but if you are seeing them regularly it is best to find a solution.

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If you do discover rats in Reepham, the probability is that they will be brown rats, although there are in fact two kinds of rat currently found in the UK; black (ship) rats and brown (or common) rats. As you might know ship rats were the cause of the Great Plague (17th C) during which period they were really widespread. Black rats are relatively rare now but in fact neither variety is a native of Great Britain, both of them coming from Asia.

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The black rat at 5" to 7" long, isn't as large as the brown rat, which reaches a length of up to about 9" and weighs about 500g. A great deal of the damage caused by brown rats is because to keep their incisor teeth from getting too long, they have to constantly chew on things. They especially prefer to gnaw at wood.

An infestation of rats cause a lot of issues for home or business owners in Reepham, they'll leave behind droppings, gnaw through woodwork, pipes, wires and insulation, spread disease, and contaminate foodstuffs. Sightings of rats ought to be reported to the local authority. Or perhaps go HERE to report pest and rat sightings on the .gov website.

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You do not necessarily need to see rats to know of that they're there, because there are various telltale signs that can warn you of their presence. Perhaps you may observe holes chewed into floorboards or skirtings, you may stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you may hear scratching coming from a floor, wall or loft or you may detect droppings on floors or in cupboards.

If you want to have this problem remedied properly you ought to call in a professional. You could get in touch with your local council or bring in a professional Reepham pest controller or rat catcher for yourself. These days rat catchers typically come under the category of pest management, and pest control companies don't only remove rats but in addition mice, fleas, cockroaches, moles, wasps, bedbugs and all manner of household and garden pests.

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Pest control and rat catching can be undertaken in Reepham and also in: Alderford, Kerdiston, Sparham, Salle, Swannington, Wood Dalling, Bawdeswell, Brandiston, Blackwater, Booton, Whitwell, Cawston, Prettywell, Jordan Street, Whitwell Street, Themelthorpe, together with these postcodes NR10 4JL, NR10 4RG, NR10 4RP, NR10 4AD, NR9 5PQ, NR10 4LF, NR10 4SL, NR10 4LA, NR10 4NG, NR10 4RE. Locally based Reepham rat catchers will most likely have the phone code 01603 and the postcode NR10. Verifying this can make certain that you access local pest control. Reepham homeowners can utilise these and numerous other pest related services.

Rat Poison

One somewhat unpleasant way to cure an infestation of rats is to employ poison. Wheat grains are covered using a poisonous substance and strategically left for the rats to ingest, it then takes them several days to perish. When its placed in the perfect position within a rat infested area, poison can pretty swiftly deal with a large number of rats. Commonly brodifacoum, difenacoum or bromadioline are the poisons used. Dogs and pets can also be harmed by coming into contact with these rat poisons, so be cautious. Brands of rat poison in Great Britain include: Roshield, Pest Expert, Propest, Elixir Gardens, RatKil and Rentokil. (Tags: Rat Poison Reepham, Rat Poisons Reepham)

Rat Sightings - Reporting

This is a little more information on a topic that we mentioned earlier on this page. It is always a good idea to report it to the Environmental Health if you notice rats in your own garden, in a public space or in a neighbours garden. When it comes to rats this is sometimes a cost-free service, though you'll frequently be required to pay for some other pests for example cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps. Incidences of rats may also be reported on the Government (.gov) webpage HERE. You are obviously able to organize your own rat catcher to come and deal with the issue by clicking HERE.

Types of Rat

In Reepham or anywhere else in the United Kingdom, there are just 2 types of rat that you are ever likely to run into. The Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The commonest type of rat found in the British Isles, and in fact the rest of Europe, is the brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), sewer rat, street rat or common rat). The brown rat (it can often be grey) is commonly 4-9" in length (not including the tail) and weighs 140 - 500 grammes. It is always found wherever human beings live. This species was named Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) as it was believed to have spread to Great Britain by ship from Norway. The brown rat is now considered to have originated from Central Asia/China. Brown rats dig extensive burrows and climb effectively, they have good hearing but poor eyesight, the females can produce up to five litters a year, they feed on practically any foodstuffs (omnivores) but favour cereals.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

The black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not native to Great Britain, originally coming from Southeast Asia (India). It's believed to have spread to Europe at the time of the Roman Empire, most likely hidden in cargoes of spice. The black rat was at one time common in the United Kingdom however was typically driven out by the brown rat and is now quite uncommon. This rat reaches lengths of 5" to 7" a weight of 75g to 230g. Black rats are renowned for spreading a variety of diseases, especially typhus, rat bite fever, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, listeria, trichinosis, salmonella, tularemia and bubonic plague.

Rat Traps

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One of the ways that you can take care of a rat issue is to use rat traps. Rat traps can be developed to exterminate rats or to humanely capture a rat for release later. If you are opposed to the harming of animals, perhaps the capture style rat trap are the best solution. Rat traps come in all sizes and shapes and include: electronic rat traps, spring loaded bait traps, enclosed poison traps and cage traps.

Rat Bite Wounds

While they're not among the most common injuries sustained by humans in Great Britain, on the odd occasion bites from rats certainly do happen, and the effects can sometimes be serious. When rats are cornered or feel stressed, they can attack and bite people, so should you unfortunately find yourself in a situation like that, leave an easy exit route and stay well out of the way.

You'd think that folks would be cautious about shoving their hand inside a rat's cage, however as rats are frequently kept as pets, this is a rising cause of rat bites. While rat bites are not dangerous in all instances, they can become infected or be fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). If left untreated "rat bite fever" can lead to death in 10% of cases.

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

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

If you are unlucky enough to receive a rat bite, thoroughly wash the wound in warm water, apply some antibiotic cream, and bandage the affected area. You must make an emergency appointment with your doctor, or head to the nearest hospital A&E, even if it doesn't seem that serious. Having a tetanus shot is also recommended, especially if it is more than five years since your last one.

Problems With Moles

Although nowhere near such a commonplace pest nowadays moles can also be handled by rat catchers. Moles can cause trouble in a different way to rats and are not anywhere near so detested. The main problem with moles is that they'll do damage to your garden, especially lawns. The familiar sight of mounds of earth scattered all over a nicely trimmed lawn are plain proof of such activity. Moles are often captured in traps and released someplace else, if you favour a humane option.

In Conclusion

Having a rat problem in Reepham is something that everyone fears, and when you find yourself in this scenario, you may be tempted to try to solve it on your own. By looking in supermarkets, shops and hardware stores in the Reepham area, it is relatively easy to obtain rat poisons, rat traps and other similar solutions.

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A specialist rat exterminator in Reepham is however the ideal person for the job, since ridding yourself of rats may not be as simple as you may suppose.

The newcomer's use of rat poisons is likely to cause more problems than it solves, because you have to be extremely cautious with them when children and pets are about. If in doubt, get in touch with the professionals for rat control needs in Reepham.

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Norfolk Rat Control Enquiries

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Recent Norfolk rat control client enquiries: Brian Simmons needed a pest controller to solve a rat problem in his garden just outside Burgh Castle. Lachlan Hewlett from Terrington St Clement, Norfolk needed a pest control specialist to get rid of some rats in his loft. Francesco Rush needed a pest control company to deal with some rats in his attic near to Cawston. Sonia Davidson needed a pest controller to get rid of some rats in her home just outside Ormesby St Margaret. Elia Rowe needed a pest control company to tackle a rat problem in her garage just outside Gayton. Alessandro Charles needed a pest control specialist to tackle a rat problem in his utility room close to Hainford, Norfolk. Kobi Dougal from Dickleburgh needed a pest control specialist to tackle a rat problem in his drains. Roxanne Sharma in Burgh Castle, Norfolk needed a pest controller to tackle a rat problem in her outhouse.

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Also find: Jordan Street pest control, Brandiston pest control, Swannington pest control, Blackwater pest control, Booton pest control, Sparham pest control, Whitwell pest control, Themelthorpe pest control, Wood Dalling pest control, Prettywell pest control, Bawdeswell pest control, Alderford pest control, Kerdiston pest control, Salle pest control, Whitwell Street pest control, Cawston rat catchers and more. The majority of these towns and villages are covered by local pest control. Reepham home and property owners can get pest control price quotes by going here.

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Rat Control Around Reepham: Rat problems have recently been resolved in the following Reepham roads and areas - Old Brewery Lane, Ash Close, Guestwick Lane, Keepham Road, Chimes Way, School Road, Laburnum Grove, Moorhouse Close, Forwater Road, Jordan Lane, Back Street, Church Hill, Stony Lane, Oak Drive, Ewing Close, Richmond Rise, Sunbarn Close, Wood Dalling Road, Norwich Road, Whitwell Street, Broomhill Lane, Mill Road, as well as the following Reepham area postcodes: NR10 4JL, NR10 4RG, NR10 4RP, NR10 4AD, NR9 5PQ, NR10 4LF, NR10 4SL, NR10 4LA, NR10 4NG, NR10 4RE. Work was performed in these areas by specialists in pest control. Reepham householders benefited from professional and competent pest control services in all cases.

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(This pest control Reepham article was created by S. N. Locke 20-07-2022)