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Scarcliffe Rat Catchers (S44): Although its not all that common nowadays, seeing rats in your home or garden in Scarcliffe is not a good thing to go through. One rat sighting may not be that much of a cause for concern, but, if you observe rats more frequently or see more than one rat you could be in for trouble because they breed so fast.

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There are two kinds of rat which you may spot in Scarcliffe, brown (common) rats and black rats. It is pretty improbable that you will ever see black rats, and if you have seen a rat fairly recently its likely to have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were at one time common and were the cause of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are pretty scarce nowadays, but when they are seen they've got an acute sense of hearing, are exceptional climbers, and the females can produce between twenty and one hundred baby rats each year.

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Brown rats are larger than black rats weighing in at half a kilogram and reaching a length of approximately 9". To wear down their continuously growing incisors, common brown rats have to keep chewing things, which is why they are responsible for such a lot of damage. They especially like to gnaw at wood.

Rat infestations lead to all sorts of problems for business owners and householders in Scarcliffe, they'll spread disease, gnaw through insulation, pipes, woodwork and wires, leave behind droppings, and get up to all sorts of mischief. Any regular incidences of rats ought to be reported to the local authority. Or otherwise head HERE to report incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website online.

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You may not need to actually see rats to know of that they're there, due to the fact that there are a range of signs which will betray their activity. Perhaps you could hear scratching coming from a wall, loft or floor, you may find a rat's nest in some out of sight location, you might detect droppings in cupboards or on the floor or you might spot holes gnawed in floorboards or skirting boards.

If you want to have this problem managed properly you might want to speak to an expert. You can either speak to the local authority or retain the services of a specialist Scarcliffe rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. There are not so many people nowadays who only specialize in issues with rats, so you can also call them if you've got moles digging up your lawn or even a wasps nest in your walls. (Tags: Rat Catcher Scarcliffe, Pest Control Scarcliffe )

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Rat catching and pest control can be done in Scarcliffe and also nearby in: Hills Town, Warsop Vale, Shirebrook, Bolsover, Langwith Junction, Pleasley Vale, Glapwell, Mansfield Woodhouse, Palterton, Stony Houghton, Langwith, Nether Langwith, Warsop, and in these postcodes S44 6GE, S44 6LN, S44 6GH, S44 6EW, S44 6FL, S44 6PA, S44 6DQ, S44 6NG, S44 6AW, S44 6GU. Local Scarcliffe pest controllers will most likely have the postcode S44 and the telephone code 01246. Checking this out should guarantee you're accessing local pest control. Scarcliffe homeowners will be able to utilise these and numerous other pest related services.


Burrowing is a thing that rats like to do and it's alongside solid objects or structures such as paths, garages, garden sheds and patios where they especially prefer to dig. Perfect for a nesting place, food storage and shelter, rat burrows are dug into extensive systems which may even cause damage if they remain unchecked. The entrances to burrows are usually worn smooth by the frequent movement, so keep your eyes open for smooth sided holes next to and beneath solid structures. When you notice holes but aren't sure if they're rats, they will normally be about two to four inches across. You should check if rats are in situ by partially filling up the entrance hole to determine if they return and clear it away.

Rat Bite Wounds

Although not that commonplace in the UK, bites from rats certainly do happen every now and again, and in certain circumstances they can be dangerous. When cornered or pressured, rats can attack and bite, so when you encounter one in a confined space, it's advisable to leave it an exit route so it can escape.

Quite a few incidences of rat bites come about where rats are being kept as pets (really?), and poking your hand into a rat's cage is chancing it. Even though they're not necessarily dangerous, rat bites can become infected or be life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever", subsequently they should be avoided when possible. "Rat bite fever", if it's left untreated, has a 10% mortality rate.

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

  • A Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Joint Pain or Swelling
  • Swelling or Redness

If you get bitten by a rat you should wash the wound immediately, apply an antibiotic ointment, and cover it with a clean bandage. You should make an appointment to see your GP, or go to the closest A&E unit, even if it does not seem that major. If you've not had a tetanus vaccination in the last five years, it would be wise to get one of these as well - the hospital will most likely do this routinely.

Types of Rat

There are only 2 breeds of rat which you're likely to run into in Scarcliffe, Derbyshire or anywhere else in the United Kingdom for that matter. The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus).

The Brown Rat

In Scarcliffe, the rest of Great Britain and Europe the commonest type of rat is the brown rat (sewer rat, common rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or street rat), this is the kind you are likely to see in your garden or house. The coloration of this rodent of the family Muridae varies between brown and grey, it usually grows to around 4 to 9 inches (and a similar length tail) with a weight of between 140 and 500g. It was given its name Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) since it was deemed to have come to the United Kingdom by ships from Norway. It's nowadays understood to have originated from China or Central Asia. Brown rats dig a lot and climb well, they have excellent hearing but poor eyesight, the female rats can give birth to five litters each year, they consume practically anything (omnivores) but prefer cereal grains.

The Black Rat

Also not a native species of the United Kingdom, the black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) first arrived in Europe from Southeast Asia. Almost certainly traveling in spice shipments for the Roman Empire, the black rat then spread through Europe. Fairly rare nowadays in the British Isles, this rat was pretty much ousted by the larger brown (common) rat. Weighing only 75 to 230 grams, the black rat reaches a length of 5" to 7". Renowned for spreading disease black rats can be accountable for typhus, tularemia, rat bite fever, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, bubonic plague, salmonella, listeria and Weil's disease.

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Dissuading rodents before they become a nuisance is actually the simplest way to avoid such problems. So, deterring rats and mice will be something to consider even though you don't have a rat problem at the moment. One of the main factors behind rat and mouse infestations is household rubbish in gardens. Providing them with both the materials and location to build nests will achieve little but encourage them. Furthermore, you should avoid providing them with easily accessible food by leaving domestic waste food lying around and putting out bird seed feeders with grain that is only likely to attract them. (Tags: Rat Deterrents Scarcliffe, Rat Prevention Scarcliffe)

Signs of Rats

If you have an idea that you may have rats in your property or business, there are a few ways that you can tell. You should keep your eyes peeled for rat droppings, they are dark brown in colour and look like large grains of rice, listen for scratching noises emanating from walls and rooves, particularly at nighttime, pay attention to gnaw marks in cables, wires and wood, especially in lofts, search for signs of tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, be on the lookout for burrows or tunnels next to solid surfaces, watch for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks.

In Conclusion

Having a problem with rats in Scarcliffe is something that everybody dreads, and when you find yourself in this scenario, the temptation might be to try to resolve it on your own. There are lots of products offered to help you accomplish this and you can purchase rat traps, rat poisons and similar products in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in the Scarcliffe area.

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Having said that, unless you're aware of precisely what you're doing, it is probably far better to hire a professional rat exterminator, who will have handled this issue hundreds if not thousands of times previously, and will know exactly what the most effective solution is.

Quite often the amateur use of rat toxins is simply not that helpful, and can even make matters worse - do you really want to risk doing harm to your children and pets? If you have any doubts, call in the professionals for your rat control in Scarcliffe.

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Scarcliffe rat catchers will likely help with bird proofing, pest netting, bird dropping removal, spray & fogging treatments Scarcliffe, ultrasonic pest control, anti-bird spike installation, domestic rat control, rat baits, electronic pest control, commercial rat control in Scarcliffe, residential pest control in Scarcliffe, pest control Scarcliffe, dead animal removal, mice pest control in Scarcliffe, rat catching in Scarcliffe, wildlife management, rat extermination in Scarcliffe, the installation of moth trapping pheromone stations, bed bugs pest control, bird pest control Scarcliffe, mouse control, household pest control, pest control services, 24 hour emergency pest control, mole catching, bird nest clearing, wasp pest control, thermal imaging surveys to detect hidden pest infestations, commercial pest control, rat proofing and other pest control in Scarcliffe, Derbyshire. Listed are just some of the activities that are accomplished by those specialising in pest control. Scarcliffe companies will be delighted to keep you abreast of their full range of services.

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Also find: Warsop Vale pest control, Mansfield Woodhouse pest control, Langwith Junction pest control, Hills Town pest control, Shirebrook pest control, Stony Houghton pest control, Nether Langwith pest control, Warsop pest control, Glapwell pest control, Palterton pest control, Langwith pest control, Pleasley Vale pest control, Bolsover rat catchers and more. Most of these places are catered for by local pest control. Scarcliffe property owners can get quotes by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Scarcliffe: Rat problems have recently been solved in these Scarcliffe streets and roads - Chapel Street, Pleasant Avenue, Castle Green, Dale Close, Boundary Close, Jellicoe Street, Stockley Lane, Wood Lane, Rotherham Road, Kitchener Terrace, Boundary Walk, East View, Carr Lane, New Scott Street, Greer Lane, Albine Road, Whaley Road, The Close, Elm Tree Close, West Street, Chatsworth Avenue, George Street, Church Street, Woodland View, Primrose Way, Darwood Lane, as well as the following local Scarcliffe postcodes: S44 6GE, S44 6LN, S44 6GH, S44 6EW, S44 6FL, S44 6PA, S44 6DQ, S44 6NG, S44 6AW, S44 6GU. These places recently saw activity by specialists in pest control. Scarcliffe home and business owners benefited from high quality and competent pest control services.

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(This pest control Scarcliffe page was compiled by S Locke 06-06-2022)