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Ruddington Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Ruddington Rat Catchers (NG11): Spotting a rat in your garden or house can be rather a horrifying experience to go through and whilst it is not such a regular occurrence in Ruddington these days, it's certainly something that happens. Rats tend to breed fairly quickly and are likely to cause issues, especially when they are seen in numbers. Just one sighting of a lone rat probably won't be too much of a concern, however if you are seeing them regularly you need to do something about it.

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If you do spot rats in Ruddington, the likelihood is that they are going to be brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus), although there are in fact two species of rats at present living in the United Kingdom; black (or ship) rats and brown (common) rats. As you may be aware black rats were blamed for the Great Plague (17th C) during which period they were extremely widespread. Black rats are quite scarce nowadays and in fact neither species is a native of the United Kingdom, both of them originally from from Asia.

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The longest of the two rat varieties is the common brown rat at about 9", while the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only grows to between 5 and 7 inches. To wear down their constantly growing incisors, brown rats have to keep gnawing at stuff, which is why they're the cause of such a lot of damage. Rats especially like to gnaw on wood.

Rats leave behind droppings, transmit diseases, gnaw their way through woodwork, insulation, pipes and wires, and are typically troublesome in homes and business premises in Ruddington. Any sightings of rats ought to be reported to the local environmental health department. Or even post a report to record pest and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, which will be passed onto the relevant local authorities.

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It isn't always by appearance alone that you'll become aware of the presence of rats, their habits are oftentimes quite enough to give warning. Perhaps you may observe rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirtings, you may find a rat's nest in some tucked away location, you might hear scratching noises coming from a loft, floor or wall or you might find droppings on the floor or in cupboards.

If you do not wish to wait around for the local authorities to address your problem you might decide to get in touch with local Ruddington pest controller or rat catcher who'll be competent in the world of pest removal. Way back in the past, rat catchers used to be simply that, but nowadays they are referred to as pest control experts and won't only be happy to help you sort out getting rid of rats but also removing cockroaches, wasps, ants, mice, moles and many more.

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Ruddington and also in: Gotham, Barton in Fabis, Cotgrave, West Bridgford, Bunny, Clifton, Attenborough, Wilford, Tollerton, Beeston, Edwalton, Costock, Bradmore, Gamston, Plumtree, together with these postcodes NG11 6FP, NG11 6FB, NG11 6GR, NG11 6BR, NG11 6EH, NG11 6EU, NG11 6EW, NG11 6HS, NG11 6DA, NG11 6GD. Local Ruddington pest controllers will likely have the dialling code 0115 (921 / 940 / 945 / 984) and the postcode NG11. Verifying this will guarantee you access locally based pest control. Ruddington property owners can benefit from these and various other similar services.

Rat Poison

Laying poison is one of the more distasteful ways to eradicate rats. Rats will die just a few days after eating a poison laced bait, commonly wheat. The correct setting of the poison bait is crucial and can be responsible for the failure or success of this approach. Usually bromadioline, brodifacoum or difenacoum are the poisons used. Pets and birds might also be harmed as a result of such rat poisons, so be careful. Well known brands of rat poison in Ruddington include the likes of: Propest, Elixir Gardens, RatKil, Rentokil, Pest Expert and Roshield. (Tags: Rat Poison Ruddington, Rat Poisons Ruddington)

What Attracts Rats?

Even though some people in Ruddington may think they are rather cute with their pointy faces, fur covered bodies and twitching whiskers, mice and rats aren't animals that you want to be living in your home or garden, and can even be dangerous to have around. Rats and mice can cause damage to your home by gnawing through floorboards, electric wiring, insulation materials and plastic, and are frequently responsible for fires and other accidents. Over 30 different kinds of disease can be spread by mice and rats including conditions like rat bite fever, salmonella, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, typhus, listeria, bubonic plague, Weil's disease and tularemia. Amongst the things around your home and property that are attractive to rodents are:

  • CLUTTER - General clutter in an attic, garden shed or cellar will be particularly attractive to mice and rats, particularly if there's a source of food close by.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Mice and rats can crawl through the tiniest of holes and cracks, so look out for gaps around entrances, air vents, crawl spaces and pipes.
  • RUBBISH/TRASH - An accumulation of junk and garden waste piled up on your property (particularly in the garden) will definitely attract mice and rats.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Surprisingly piles of compost and even pet waste can attract rats and mice - there are likely to be some tasty morsels hiding in there!
  • WATER - Mice and rats need to drink, which means that sources of water such as birdbaths, dripping sprinkler systems, leaking pipes and pet bowls are a big attraction for these unwanted pests.
  • FOOD - Food that is left lying around or discarded is one of the principal attractions for rats and mice.

Rat Traps

Rat Traps

One of the ways that you can sort out rat problems is by the use of rat traps. Rat traps may be intended to actually exterminate a rat or to compassionately capture rats for later release. If you're averse to the harming of animals, probably the capture style traps will be your perfect solution. If you take a look around you should find loads of varying designs such as: cage traps, enclosed poison traps, electronic rat traps and spring loaded bait traps.

Rat Bites

Whilst not that commonplace in the UK, bites from rats certainly do happen every now and then, and in some situations they can have serious consequences. When rats are threatened or feel cornered, they can bite people, so should you find yourself in a situation like that, keep out of the way and leave a clear and easy exit route.

You would think that folks would be wary of shoving their hand inside a rat's cage, yet as rats are frequently kept as pets, this is a rising cause of rat bites. While rat bites aren't serious in all cases, they can become infected or be fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever". If it is not treated swiftly "rat bite fever" has a 10% mortality rate.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever - Among the signs and symptoms of "rat bite fever" are:

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

You should promptly wash the wound with warm water, if you are bitten by a rat, and administer an antibiotic cream to the bite area, and finally cover it with a clean, sterile bandage or plaster. Even if you don't believe that it is too serious, you should have it looked at by your closest A&E unit, or book an appointment at your local doctor's surgery. If you have not had a tetanus vaccination in the last 5 years, it would be sensible to get one of these too - A&E will almost certainly do this as routine.

Checking for Rats

When you've got an idea that you could have rats in your business or home, there are various means by which you can find out. You should be on the lookout for burrows or tunnels close to solid objects, watch for rub marks on walls and skirting boards where greasy fur has left marks, check for gnaw marks in wires, wood and cables, especially in lofts, listen closely for constant scratching noises coming from attics and walls, particularly at nighttime, hunt for footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, keep your eyes open for droppings (faeces), they look similar to large grains of rice and are dark brown.

Reporting Rats and Pests

We briefly highlighted this earlier, so here I'll go into more detail. The local authorities is the place to report it should you spot rats in your own garden, in a public place or in a neighbours garden. Sometimes your local council will offer a free service for sorting out rats but payment is generally required for many other pest infestations for example bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps. It's also very easy to report rat sightings via the Government (.gov) webpage which you can visit HERE. You can of course book your own rat catcher to pop in and deal with the situation by clicking HERE.

In Conclusion

Homeowners with rat problems in Ruddington are often tempted to have a crack at resolving it for themselves. So, if this happens to you, what should you do? By looking in hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in and around Ruddington, it is not at all hard to buy rat traps, rat poisons and other solutions.

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Contacting a specialist Ruddington rat exterminator would however be preferable, unless you know precisely what you're up to, as the correct procedure isn't always the most obvious one.

Due to the risks to pets and children, the amateur use of rat poisons is not really advised, and is often not effective in any case. If you know what's best for you, use an experienced rat control service in Ruddington for solving your rat problems. (Tags: Rat Control Ruddington, Rat Removal Ruddington, Rat Exterminator Ruddington)

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Rat Control Around Ruddington: Property owners who live in the following areas and roads have just recently requested rat and pest control services - Jewitt Way, Wesley Way, Ashworth Avenue, Leys Road, Clifton Boulevard, Shaw Street, Sheepfold Lane, Churchill Drive, Peartree Orchard, Asher Lane, Top Road, Cumberland Close, Birkin Avenue, Dunblane Road, Greenwood Gardens, Barton Close, North Road, Ling Crescent, Clifton Lane, Kirk Lane, Maclaren Gardens, Chartwell Avenue, St Peter's Crescent, Peacock Close, Old Road, Landmere Lane, as well as the following Ruddington area postcodes: NG11 6FP, NG11 6FB, NG11 6GR, NG11 6BR, NG11 6EH, NG11 6EU, NG11 6EW, NG11 6HS, NG11 6DA, NG11 6GD. Work was executed in these places by specialists in pest control. Ruddington home and business owners received dependable and high quality pest control services in all cases.

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