Pest Control Romsey

Romsey Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Romsey Rat Catchers (SO51): Even though it isn't that common these days, seeing a rat in your garden or even inside your property in Romsey isn't a great experience to go through. One rat sighting should not be too much of a cause for concern, but, if you witness rats more frequently or see more than one you might be in trouble since they tend to breed so fast.

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There are actually two species of rat that you might encounter in Romsey, black rats and brown (common) rats. It's fairly unlikely that you will ever see black rats, and if you've spotted a rat just recently the chances are it will have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were common at one time and were the cause of the Great Plague, they're quite rare nowadays, though where they do occur they are superb climbers, have good hearing, and can give birth to between 20 and 100 baby rats every twelve months.

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Brown rats are typically bigger than black rats (Rattus Rattus) and weigh nearly 500g, with a length of around 9". To wear down their continuously growing incisors, brown rats have to keep chewing stuff, which is the reason they are responsible for so much damage. Their attention is commonly focused on items that's made out of timber.

Rats can cause a range of issues in homes and business premises throughout Romsey and they gnaw through wires, insulation, pipes and woodwork, leave droppings, spread diseases, and are generally problematic. The local authority ought to be advised when there are sightings of rats. You might also report sightings of rats and other pests on the .gov web page HERE.

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It is not invariably by appearance alone that you will become aware of the existence of rats, their behaviour is oftentimes enough to enlighten you. It could be that you might come across rat holes gnawed into floorboards or skirtings, you may come upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you might hear noises coming from a floor, loft or wall or you could start seeing droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces.

To manage this problem there are various strategies that you could consider. You could lay down poison or traps yourself, you could get in touch with the local Romsey authority or council or you can locate a pest controller who specialises in rat removal. There are no longer that many individuals nowadays who just specialise in issues with rats, you are also able to contact them if you have a problem with moles causing damage or perhaps a wasp nest in your walls.

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Romsey and also in: Braishfield, Michelmersh, Lockersley, Awbridge, Ampfield, North Baddesley, Rownhams, Ashfield, Sherfield English, Abbottswood, Upton, Lee, West Wellow, Chilworth, East Wellow, as well as in these postcodes SO51 7DB, SO51 5SW, SO51 5SJ, SO51 5SZ, SO51 5SG, SO51 5QB, SO51 5BA, SO51 5AW, SO51 0EZ, SO51 7AD. Local Romsey rat catchers will probably have the dialling code 01794 and the postcode SO51. Checking this out can ensure you access locally based pest control. Romsey property owners will be able to utilise these and countless other similar services.

Rat Burrows

Digging and burrowing is one thing that all rats really love to do and it's adjacent to solid objects or structures such as garden shed bases, pathways, terraces and garage foundations that they particularly like to dig. Useful for food storage, shelter and a nesting place, rat burrows are excavated into substantial systems which could even cause damage if not nipped in the bud. A guaranteed sign of a rat burrow is usually a hole with smooth sides next to a solid surface, where the movement of furry bodies have rubbed and polished the entrance. If you notice holes but are not certain that they're rats, they'll generally be 2-4 inches in diameter. An easy way to ascertain if rats are still in the burrow is to chuck a bit of debris into the burrow entrance and see whether it's been cleared away the next day.

What Attracts Rats?

Although some people in Romsey might think they're cute with their twitching whiskers, furry bodies and pointy faces, mice and rats are certainly not creatures that you want to be living in your house or garden, and they can even be dangerous. Mice and rats can sometimes cause fires and other problems in homes and business premises in Romsey by nibbling through insulation materials, plastic, skirting boards and electrical wiring. Over thirty different kinds of disease are spread by mice and rats including bubonic plague, trichinosis, rat bite fever, Weil's disease, tularemia, typhus, toxoplasmosis, salmonella and listeria. Among the things around your garden and property that are attractive to mice and rats are:

  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Remarkably pet waste and even heaps of compost can attract rats and mice - they will find some tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • CLUTTER - General clutter in a shed, loft space or cellar will be especially attractive to rodents, especially if there's a source of food nearby.
  • WATER - Mice and rats need to drink, consequently water sources such as dripping sprinkler systems, birdbaths, pet bowls and leaky pipes are a big enticement for these unwelcome pests.
  • FOOD - Food that's left lying around or discarded is one of the main attractions for rats and mice.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Rats and mice can squeeze through the smallest of cracks and holes, so look out for gaps around roof vents, crawl spaces, entrances and pipes.
  • RUBBISH/TRASH - Accumulations of garbage and garden waste heaped up on your property (particularly in the garden) will unquestionably attract rats and mice.

Rat Bite Wounds

Although they're by no means one of the most commonplace injuries inflicted on humans in Romsey, every now and again rat bites certainly do happen, and the effects can sometimes be dangerous. If you happen to encounter a rat in a confined area, it could bite you if it feels cornered or scared, therefore leave it an easy exit route and try to stay out of it's way.

These kinds of bites have been known to occur when rats are kept as pets, and you're probably looking for trouble if you poke your hand in a rat's cage, no matter how tame it is. Rat bites are not necessarily dangerous, but must be avoided wherever possible, and they can become infected or be fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever". If left untreated "rat bite fever" has a 10% mortality rate.

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

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

If you get bitten by a rat you should wash the wound immediately, apply an antibiotic ointment, and cover it with a clean plaster or bandage. Even if the wound doesn't seem that major, you must book an emergency appointment with your GP or head to the closest A&E unit. Getting a tetanus vaccination is also wise, especially if it is more than five years since you've had one.

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Whether you're going to tackle the rat problem by yourself or whether you are hiring the experts, one way to deal with rats is to use rat traps. You'll find different types of rat trap nowadays, some of which kill rats and others which capture the rat for release elsewhere. People who hate to see animals of any type hurt, will surely opt for the capture type. Rat traps are available all shapes and sizes and include the likes of: spring loaded bait traps, enclosed poison traps, electronic rat traps and cage traps.

Problems With Mice

While not so disconcerting as finding rats scampering around house or garden, mice may be nearly as much of an issue. While a lot smaller, mice will still gnaw at things, breed rapidly, leave droppings and contaminate foodstuffs. Also, as with rats, trapping and poisoning are the favoured methods for solving mouse problems in Romsey. No matter whether you've got a problem with rats or mice, visit BARK and find an expert Romsey pest controller for assistance.

To Summarise

When you have a rat problem in Romsey you could possibly try to solve it yourself - and naturally a lot of householders in Romsey do just that. By looking in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in the Romsey area, it's not at all hard to purchase rat traps, rat poisons and other similar solutions.

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Even so, unless you're aware of what you are doing, it's probably much better to engage an expert rat exterminator, who'll have resolved such problems hundreds of times before, and will know automatically what the most effective solution is.

Due to the dangers to children and pets, the amateur use of rat poisons isn't really recommended, and it's not always beneficial in any case. You would be much better off enlisting the help of a specialist whenever you need rat control in Romsey. (Tags: Rat Control Romsey, Rat Removal Romsey, Rat Exterminator Romsey)

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Romsey rat catchers will likely help with guano clearance, rat poison, domestic pest control, mole catching, commercial rat control Romsey, bird proofing, thermal imaging surveys for pest indentification, bed bug heat treatments, the installation of pheromone stations, rat proofing, pest netting, rat deterrents in Romsey, commercial pest control Romsey, pest extermination, ultrasonic pest control, bed bug control in Romsey, spray & fogging treatments, pest control, powder treatments (for wasps nest), rodent control Romsey, dead bird removal Romsey, rat catching Romsey, ant control Romsey, restaurant pest control Romsey, household pest control, bird nest clearing, pest control for fleas Romsey, professional control of pests, wildlife management, dead animal removal in Romsey and other pest control in Romsey, Hampshire. These are just a small portion of the duties that are accomplished by people specialising in pest control. Romsey providers will be happy to tell you about their whole range of pest control services.

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Also find: Ashfield pest control, North Baddesley pest control, East Wellow pest control, Chilworth pest control, West Wellow pest control, Sherfield English pest control, Lockersley pest control, Braishfield pest control, Upton pest control, Awbridge pest control, Abbottswood pest control, Ampfield pest control, Lee pest control, Rownhams pest control, Michelmersh rat catchers and more. Most of these villages and towns are catered for by local pest control. Romsey home and property owners can get quotes by going here.

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Rat Control Around Romsey: Rat problems have recently been resolved in the following Romsey roads and areas - Waterside Road, Anstey Road, Tadfield Crescent, Greatbridge Road, Westbroke Gardens, Plaza Mews, Meon Close, Rowse Close, Montfort Heights, Brook Way, Latimer Street, The Meads, Mill Lane, Malthouse Close, Orchard Lane, Tench Way, Beverley Gardens, Rosedale Avenue, Tithe Mead, Fleming Place, Oakleigh Gardens, Tavistock Close, The Vikings, High Firs Road, Field Close, Wessex Gardens, Portersbridge Street, Jenner Way, as well as these Romsey area postcodes: SO51 7DB, SO51 5SW, SO51 5SJ, SO51 5SZ, SO51 5SG, SO51 5QB, SO51 5BA, SO51 5AW, SO51 0EZ, SO51 7AD. Work was completed in these areas by specialists in pest control. Romsey householders were given high quality and competent pest control services in every case.

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(This pest control Romsey article was created by S Locke 06-06-2022)