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Seaton Rat Catchers (EX12): Though it's not such a common problem nowadays in Seaton, homeowners do still have trouble with rats every once in awhile. Spotting rats in your garden or inside your property is not a nice thing to experience, and could be sufficient to give some homeowners the shivers. Lone rats should not cause that much of a problem, but of course rats tend to breed rapidly and will cause problems as their numbers rise.

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There are 2 types of rat which you might come across in Seaton, black rats and brown (or common) rats. It's pretty improbable that you'll ever see black rats, and if you've encountered a rat recently chances are it'll have been the more common brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were at one time common and were blamed for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're pretty rare now, although when they are found they've got good hearing, are terrific climbers, and the females can give birth to between 20 and 100 offspring every 12 months.

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The longest of the two rat varieties is the brown rat at around 9", while the black only measures 5-7 inches long. Brown rats can cause destruction because they've got to continually chew on stuff to prevent their teeth from growing too much. Their attention is often concentrated on stuff made out of wood.

Rats cause a variety of issues in businesses and homes around Seaton and they leave behind droppings, gnaw their way through pipes, insulation, wires and woodwork, spread diseases, and generally cause a nuisance. Any sightings of rats should be reported to the local environmental health department. You can also report sightings of rats and other pests on the .gov web page HERE.

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It's not invariably by appearance alone that you'll be alerted to the existence of rats, their behaviour is sometimes quite enough to enlighten you. Its possible you may hear scratching coming from a wall, loft or floor, you could come across rat holes gnawed into floorboards or skirting boards, you might come upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere or you may notice droppings on the floor or in cupboards.

If you do not want to wait for the local council to remedy your rat issues you could choose to bring in local Seaton rat catcher or pest controller who will be skilled in the art of pest removal. Way back in the past, rat catchers were just that, however these days they tend to be labeled pest control experts and won't just be willing to help with getting rid of rats but also ants, wasps, mice, moles, cockroaches and many more. (Tags: Pest Control Seaton, Rat Catchers Seaton )

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Seaton and also in nearby places like: Colyford, Branscombe, Kilmington, Shute, Uplyme, Abbey Gate, Axmouth, Weston, Northleigh, Sidmouth, Salcombe Regis, Colyton Hill, Stafford Cross, Colyton, Musbury, Beer, Axminster, Southleigh, as well as in these postcodes EX12 2AR, EX12 2PQ, EX12 2NW, EX12 2BS, EX12 2JN, EX12 2AA, EX12 2HJ, EX12 2HP, EX12 2JU, EX12 2EE. Local Seaton rat catchers will most likely have the dialling code 01297 and the postcode EX12. Checking this out can confirm you access locally based pest control. Seaton home and business owners are able to utilise these and numerous other comparable services.

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Dissuading rats and mice long before they show up is certainly the best way to avoid such issues. For this reason, deterring mice and rats should be a thing to keep in mind even though you do not at present have a rat problem. Domestic rubbish littered around the garden is one of the main reasons for rat and mouse infestations. Providing them with both the materials and place to build a nest will only attract them. When there's also a lot of food on offer these rats think they're in heaven, so keep in mind that many bird seed feeders often attract rats, especially when they are liable to spillages, and domestic food waste should never be left lying around.

Rat Traps

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Whether you're intending to take care of the rat problem yourself or if you are calling in the experts, one of the ways to achieve this is to use rat traps. Rat traps can be developed to actually kill a rat or to compassionately imprison rats for release later. Individuals who don't like to think of animals of any type harmed, will obviously opt for the capture kind. Rat traps are offered in all size and shapes and include: spring loaded bait traps, enclosed poison traps, electronic rat traps and cage traps.

Signs of Rat Infestations

There are numerous ways by which you can tell if you've got rats. If you have some suspicions that there may be rats in your business or property you should look out for burrows or holes close to solid objects, keep your eyes open for faeces (droppings), they look just like large grains of rice and are darkish brown, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on skirting boards and walls, search for signs of tail trails or footprints in dusty areas, check for gnawing in wires, cables and wood, especially in lofts, listen closely for scratching noises coming from rooves and walls, particularly at night.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

In spite of their seemingly cute look, with their pointy faces, twitchy whiskers and fur covered bodies, mice and rats can be dangerous and are certainly not creatures that you want to be living in your home or garden in Seaton. Mice and rats have been known to cause fires and other accidents in homes and business premises in Seaton by nibbling through plasterboard, plastic, electric wires and skirting boards. Over 30 different kinds of disease can be spread by mice and rats including things like typhus, tularemia, listeria, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, bubonic plague, Weil's disease, salmonella and rat bite fever. So, the main things that will attract mice and rats into your garden or home are:

  • WATER - Busy little mice and rats have to drink, which means that sources of water such as pet water bowls, leaky pipes, birdbaths and dripping sprinkler systems are a big attraction for these unwanted pests.
  • RUBBISH - An accumulation of junk and garden waste heaped up on your property (especially in the garden) will certainly attract rodents.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can crawl through the tiniest of holes and cracks, so keep an eye out for gaps around roof vents, doors, crawl spaces and plumbing.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Surprisingly pet waste and even compost heaps can attract rodents - they will find some tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in an outbuilding, basement or attic will be particularly attractive to rodents, particularly if there is a source of food close by.
  • FOOD - Food that's left lying around or discarded is perhaps the main attraction for mice and rats.

Mole Problems

Some rat catchers in Seaton may also help with moles (the furry kind!). In no way such hated critters, moles bring about different problems to rats. Gardens and lawns are mainly at risk if you have a mole problem. Evidence of their destructive activity can plainly be seen in the form of randomly scattered mounds of earth on beautifully clipped lawns. The preferred and most humane strategy to get rid of moles is by capturing with traps.

Reporting Rat Sightings

I will go into more detail here, though this topic was touched on earlier in this article. It is always a great idea to report it to the Environmental Health if you discover rats in a neighbours garden, in your own garden or in a public space. Sometimes councils will take care of rats at no cost, but when you've got other pest infestations like wasps, bed bugs and cockroaches they'll usually charge you. It is also easy to report rats via the Government (.gov) webpage which you will find HERE. Click HERE to book your local rat catcher and get the situation sorted fast.

Rat Bite Wounds

Whilst rat bites aren't that common in the United Kingdom, they certainly do happen on occasion and they can be dangerous in certain situations. When rats are stressed or feel cornered, they can attack and bite people, therefore should you find yourself in a situation like that, stay out of the way and leave an easy exit route.

Rat bites have been known to occur in houses where rats are being kept as pets, and poking your hand inside a rat's cage is definitely a manoeuvre you should avoid. Even though they're not always dangerous, rat bites can turn nasty or even life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), so they should be avoided if possible. "Rat bite fever" can result in death, and has has a 10% mortality rate, if left without treatment.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - A number of symptoms and signs can be suffered by someone with "rat bite fever" including:

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

If are bitten by a rat you should immediately wash the affected area with warm water, apply an antibiotic ointment, and cover it up with a clean plaster or bandage. Even if the wound does not appear to be that serious, you ought to make an emergency appointment with your GP or head to the nearest hospital A&E. If you haven't received a tetanus shot in the last five years, you should also ask for of these too.

Rat Burrows

If you have rats living in your garden, the likelihood is that there will be a burrow somewhere. Rats like to burrow and they typically do this close to solid objects or structures like garden shed bases, garage foundations, pathways and patios. These are the best spots to look if you think there are rats in the area. They excavate extensive networks of burrows which are useful for food storage, nesting and shelter. A guaranteed indication of a rat burrow is usually a smooth sided hole near to a solid structure, where the motion of hairy critters have polished the entrance hole. Should you notice holes but aren't certain that they are rats, they'll generally be approximately 2" to 4" across. You should check if rats are in situ by temporarily blocking the burrow entrance to find out if they return and clear it.

To Summarise

Homeowners with a rat problem in Seaton are occasionally tempted to have a bash at resolving it themselves. Therefore, if you find yourself in this situation, what should you do? Rat poisons, rat traps and other products are readily accessible in supermarkets, shops and hardware stores in and around Seaton, so the things that you need can be easily purchased.

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Hiring an experienced Seaton rat exterminator would however be a better idea, unless of course you know precisely what you are doing, given that the correct approach isn't always the most obvious one.

In many instances the novice's use of rat poisons isn't really that helpful, and could even do more harm than good - would you really want to take the chance of doing harm to your children and pets? If you know what is better for you, use a professional rat control service in Seaton for solving your rat problems.

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