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Rossington Rat Catchers (DN11): Even though its not all that common at present, noticing a rat in your garden or even inside your house in Rossington is not really a pleasing experience. One rat sighting should not be too much of a concern, however, if you notice rats more regularly or see more than one you may be in trouble as they reproduce so fast.

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Although neither of the 2 types of rat at present seen in the UK originate from these shores, they've definitely thrived since they got here. The brown rat is particularly common (hence its name) while the black (ship) rat is not so much so nowadays. Both of these varieties originated in Asia and got to the British Isles on boats (as stowaways).

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The largest of the 2 rat varieties is the common brown rat at about 9 inches, whilst the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only grows to between 5" and 7". A great deal of the damage and destruction caused by brown rats is because to prevent their incisor teeth from getting too much, they've got to continuously chew on stuff. They particularly like to gnaw at wood.

Rats can cause lots of issues in homes and businesses in Rossington and they leave behind droppings, spread disease, gnaw their way through pipes, wires, insulation and woodwork, and generally cause a nuisance. Property holders ought to report sightings of rats to the relevant local authority. Or perhaps report incidences of rats and pests on the .gov website HERE, to be forwarded to the relevant local authority.

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You will on occasion be alerted to the existence of rats not in fact by seeing them, but by their announcing their activity in other ways. Perhaps you may detect droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you might observe holes chewed in floorboards or skirtings, you may hear noises coming from a wall, loft or floor or you might come across a rat's nest in some tucked away location.

Unless you wish to wait for the local authorities to manage this rat infestation you can also get in touch with local Rossington pest controller or rat catcher who'll be knowledgeable in the business of pest removal. Way back in the past, rat catchers were exactly that, however today they are referred to as pest controllers and won't solely be happy to help with getting rid of rats but also moles, wasps, cockroaches, mice, ants and much more. (Tags: Pest Control Rossington, Rat Catcher Rossington )

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Pest control and rat catching can be carried out in Rossington and also in nearby places like: Blaxton, Tickhill, Everton, Bircotes, Finningley, Misson, Bessacarr, Old Cantley, Loversall, Auckley, Austerfield, Intake, New Edlington, Scrooby, New Rossington, Wadworth, Doncaster, as well as in these postcodes DN11 0HF, DN11 0EA, DN11, DN4 6XW, DN11 0FD, DN11 0NZ, DN11 0UR, DN11 0XX, DN11 0EL, DN11 0EZ. Locally based Rossington rat catchers will probably have the postcode DN11 and the dialling code 01302. Verifying this should make certain that you access locally based pest control. Rossington homeowners are able to utilise these and lots of other similar services.

Kinds of Rat

You'll only ever run across 2 sorts of rat in Rossington, South Yorkshire or anyplace in Britain. The Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat

The most common species of rat found in the British Isles, and in fact the rest of Europe and North America, is the brown rat (street rat, sewer rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or common rat). This brown or grey coloured rodent reaches lengths of 4-9 inches (plus tail) and weights 140 - 500 grammes. Though at one time considered to have spread from Norway, it's now known to have first come from China/Central Asia. Brown rats dig extensive burrows and climb effectively, they have excellent hearing but poor eyesight, the female rats can give birth to 5 litters a year, they'll consume practically anything (omnivorous) but have a preference for cereals.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Originating from India and Southeast Asia the black rat, roof rat or ship rat is also not a native of the United Kingdom or Europe. Believed to have spread when the Roman Empire reigned supreme, this rat most likely reached Europe and Britain hidden in cargoes of spices. At one time widespread in the British Isles, this rat disappeared when the brown rat became dominant. Growing to lengths of five to seven inches, this rat weighs in at only 75g to 230g. Well known for passing on listeria, trichinosis, typhus, tularemia, Weil's disease, rat bite fever, bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis and salmonella, black rats are prolific spreaders of disease and pathogens.

Rat Bites

While, in Britain, rat bites are not that common, 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 bite you if it is threatened or cornered, therefore leave the creature an easy exit route and try to avoid it.

You'd think that folks would be cautious about placing their hand inside a rat's cage, but as rats are frequently kept as pets (are you kidding?), this is an increasing cause of rat bites. Although rat bites are not dangerous in every case, they must be avoided wherever possible, and can turn nasty or even life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). If it's not treated swiftly "rat bite fever" (RBF) has a 10% mortality rate.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - The symptoms of "rat bite fever" (streptobacillary RBF) include:

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

If you're unfortunate enough to receive a rat bite, carefully 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 closest A&E, even if you think it isn't that major. If it is five years or more since you had your last vaccination for tetanus, you should get one of these done as well, as rat bites can easily become infected.

Reporting Rat Sightings

Let's go into it a bit more now, although this subject was brought up further up the page. It is always best to report it to the local authorities if you spot rats in your own garden, in a neighbours garden or in a public area. Some local councils will solve problems with rats at no cost, however if you've got other pests for example bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps they will quite often charge. Rat infestations may also be reported using the .gov website HERE. To have the issue sorted out promptly contact a rat catcher HERE.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

With their pointy faces, twitchy whiskers and fur covered bodies, some people may find rats and mice to be quite cute, however they're not the kind of creatures that you want living in your house or garden in Rossington, and can actually be more dangerous than you would imagine. Mice and rats can cause damage to your home by gnawing through plastic, insulation materials, skirting boards and electric cables, and are quite often the cause of fires and other problems. Spreading things like listeria, trichinosis, typhus, tularemia, Weil's disease, rat bite fever, bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis and salmonella, rats and mice can cause more than 30 sorts of disease. So, the primary things that will attract mice and rats into your home or garden are:

  • RUBBISH - Accumulations of trash and garden waste piled up on your property (especially in the garden) will surely attract mice and rats.
  • WATER - Active rats and mice need to drink like any other creature, consequently water sources such as birdbaths, pet bowls, leaky pipes and dripping sprinkler systems are a big enticement for these unwelcome pests.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can crawl through the smallest of holes, so keep an eye out for spaces around crawl spaces, roof vents, doors and plumbing.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Incredibly pet waste and even heaps of compost can attract mice and rats - there are likely to be plenty of tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • FOOD - Food that's left lying around or discarded is perhaps the main attraction for mice and rats.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter in basement, loft or shed will be particularly attractive to mice and rats, particularly if there's a food source close by.

Signs of Rats

If you have a notion that you might have rats in your property or business, there are various ways by which you're able to tell. You should watch out for rub marks on skirting boards and walls where greasy fur has left marks, hunt for footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, keep your eyes open for droppings, they look like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, listen for scratching noises coming from walls and lofts, particularly at nighttime, check for gnawing in wires, cables and wood, particularly in lofts, look out for tunnels or burrows next to solid objects.


Digging and burrowing is one thing that rats really like to do and its next to solid objects or structures such as garden sheds, walkways, patios and garages that they mainly like to dig. These are not often just simple holes, but extensive networks of burrows, designed to provide shelter, food storage and nesting. A sure indication of a rat burrow is often a hole with smooth sides near to a solid surface, where the motion of furry critters have polished and rubbed the entrance. Commonly two to four inches across, burrow entrances are quite easy to spot. A great way to learn if rats are nesting in that specific burrow is to toss some rubbish into the entrance hole and find out if it has been cleared the next day.

Coming Soon: Diseases spread by rats.

In Conclusion

Having a problem with rats in Rossington is a situation that most of us fear, and when you find yourself in this scenario, you might have the urge to try to resolve it on your own. Rat traps, rat poisons and similar products are readily available in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in the Rossington area, so the stuff you need can easily be bought.

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Nevertheless, unless you know exactly what you are doing, it's probably much better to use a professional rat exterminator, who'll have remedied such problems thousands of times before, and will automatically know what the preferred solution is.

Because of the risks to pets and children, the rookie's use of rat poison isn't normally recommended, and is often not effective in any case. You would be much better off enlisting the help of a specialist when you are in need of rat control in Rossington.

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Rat Control Around Rossington: Homeowners who live in the following streets have recently requested rat and pest control services - Central Drive, Shuttle Close, Sylvestria Court, Richard Lane, John Lane, Fountain Court, Whitaker Close, Hunster Grove, King Avenue, Portland Road, Canon Close, Falcon Court, Pheasant Bank, Ellis Crescent, Bankwood Lane, Edward Street, Grangefield Terrace, Aisby Drive, Holmes Carr Road, Grangefield Crescent, Holmes Carr Crescent, Cusworth Grove, Swallow Court, West End Court, Windsor View, Cardinal Close, Nelson Road, Curlew Court, Yew Tree Crescent, as well as the following Rossington area postcodes: DN11 0HF, DN11 0EA, DN11, DN4 6XW, DN11 0FD, DN11 0NZ, DN11 0UR, DN11 0XX, DN11 0EL, DN11 0EZ. Work was completed in these places by specialists in pest control. Rossington homeowners enjoyed trusted and reliable pest control services.

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(This pest control Rossington page was compiled on 06-10-2022)