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Selsey Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Selsey Rat Catchers (PO20): Even while it is not such a common problem nowadays in Selsey, home owners still have issues with rats from time to time. Seeing rats in your home or garden isn't a great experience, and would be enough to give some property owners the shivers. Single rats are unlikely to cause much of an issue, but naturally rats tend to reproduce rapidly and can cause problems as soon as their numbers rise.

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If you happen to spot rats in Selsey, the chances are that they will be brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus), even though there are in fact two species of rat at present found in Great Britain; black (or ship) rats and brown (common) rats. As you might be aware black rats were blamed for the Great Plague (17th C) during which period they were quite widespread. Black rats are quite scarce now and actually neither variety is a native of the British Isles, both of them coming from Asia.

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The black rat at 5" to 7" long, is not as large as the brown variety, which attains a length of almost 9" and weighs in at about 500g. Brown rats often cause damage as they must continually gnaw at stuff to stop their teeth from growing too long. Timber is particularly more prone to this gnawing.

Rats cause many problems in businesses and homes around Selsey and they leave droppings, spread diseases, gnaw through wires, woodwork, insulation and pipes, and generally cause a nuisance. Home owners should report any sightings of rats to their local authority. Or even go HERE to report pest and rat sightings on the .gov website online.

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You will on occasion become aware of the existence of rats not in fact by observing them, but by them indicating their presence by other means. It could be that you might detect droppings in cupboards or on floors, you might come across a rat's nest hidden away, you could encounter holes gnawed into floorboards or skirting boards or you could hear noises coming from a loft, floor or wall.

If you do not want to wait for the local authorities to deal with your rat issues it's also possible to call in local Selsey pest controller or rat catcher who will be qualified in the art of pest removal. In centuries past, rat catchers were just that, however nowadays they tend to be referred to as pest control experts and will not just be capable of helping you sort out getting rid of rats but also removing cockroaches, moles, mice, wasps, ants and more.

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Rat catching and pest control can be done in Selsey and also in: Aldwick, Pagham, Hunston, Birdham, West Wittering, Earnley, Bracklesham Bay, Donnington, Batchmere, East Wittering, Ham, Church Norton, Fishbourne, Sidlesham, North Mundham, West Itchenor, Upper Norton, together with these postcodes PO20 0BH, PO20 0EJ, PO20 0BX, PO20 0FG, PO20 0QS, PO20 0QB, PO20 0BT, PO20 0BY, PO20 0ES, PO20 0EH. Locally based Selsey pest controllers will likely have the postcode PO20 and the phone code 01243. Verifying this can make sure that you access local pest control. Selsey homeowners are able to benefit from these and various other related services.


When you have rats living in the garden, the likelihood is that there will be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to burrow and dig and they typically excavate them alongside solid objects or structures like garden shed bases, patios, garages and pathways. These are the spots to check if you believe you have rats in the area. Useful for shelter, nesting places and food storage, burrows are dug into extensive systems that may even cause damage if allowed to continue unchecked. Watch out for holes with smooth sides, that have been polished by the endless motion of these busy pests. Commonly 2-4 inches across, burrow entrances are not difficult to spot. Toss some debris into the burrow and look the following day to determine if it's been cleared. This should determine if rats are still using it.

Rat Bites

Although bites from rats aren't all that commonplace in Great Britain, they certainly do happen periodically and they can be serious in certain scenarios. If you happen to stumble upon a rat in a confined space, it could attack and bite you if it is cornered or scared, so leave an easy exit route and try to stay out of it's way.

These kinds of bites occasionally occur where rats are kept as pets (which is happening quite frequently these days), and you're likely to be chancing it somewhat if you shove your hand into a rat's cage. Rat bites aren't always dangerous, but should be avoided wherever possible, and they can turn nasty or even life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). "Rat bite fever" (RBF), if left without treatment, can result in death in 10% of cases.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - Among the signs of "rat bite fever" are:

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

You should promptly wash the affected area with warm water, if you get bitten by a rat, then administer an antibiotic ointment to the bite area, and cover it with a clean, sterile bandage or plaster. Even if you don't believe it is that bad, you must have it looked at by your nearest hospital A&E, or make an appointment at your local surgery. It's also advisable to get a tetanus vaccine, especially if you haven't received one of these in the last five years or so.

Reporting Rat Sightings

I'll go into more detail now, even though this topic was talked about further up the page. It is always a great idea to report it to the local environmental health if you notice rats in a neighbours garden, in your own garden or in a public area. Most local councils will take care of rats cost-free, but if you've got other pest infestations for instance cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps they'll quite often require payment. It's also actually possible to report rat infestations through the Government (.gov) website which you'll find HERE. To have the problem sorted out speedily contact a rat catcher HERE.

Problems With Mice

Maybe regarded by many as not being as uncomfortable as rats, seeing mice in your house can lead to just as many issues. Mice, like rats, leave droppings, contaminate food, breed rapidly and gnaw at stuff. Also, just like rats, trapping and poisoning are the preferred strategies to resolving mouse problems in Selsey. If you have an infestation of mice, Selsey rat catchers should be willing to help you sort out this problem. Head over to BARK and get a pest control specialist close to you.

Rat Prevention Selsey

Dissuading mice and rats before they even become a nuisance is certainly the best way of avoiding such issues. Subsequently, deterring mice and rats must be something to consider even if you do not have a rat problem at the moment. Household waste cluttering up your garden is one of the main reasons for rat and mouse infestations. You will just encourage them if you provide them with both the materials and location to build a nest. If there is also enough food on offer those rats will be in heaven, so be warned that bird seed feeders can attract rats, especially when they're susceptible to spillages, and household food scraps should not be left lying around. (Tags: Rat Prevention Selsey, Rat Deterrents Selsey)

In Conclusion

Householders with a rat problem in Selsey are often tempted to have a crack at resolving it themselves. So, if you find yourself in this situation, what ought you to do? There are a host of products currently available to help you achieve this and you will acquire rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products in supermarkets, shops and hardware stores in and around Selsey.

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An experienced rat exterminator in Selsey is however the preferred person for the job, as removing rats may not be as simple as you may believe.

In most instances the newcomer's use of rat poisons is not actually all that helpful, and may even cause more problems than it solves - would you really want to risk the possibility of harming your children and pets? You would be far better off enlisting the assistance of an expert when you need rat control in Selsey. (Tags: Rat Removal Selsey, Rat Control Selsey, Rat Exterminators Selsey)

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Also find: Upper Norton pest control, Hunston pest control, West Wittering pest control, Donnington pest control, Church Norton pest control, Ham pest control, North Mundham pest control, Batchmere pest control, West Itchenor pest control, Birdham pest control, Earnley pest control, Sidlesham pest control, Fishbourne pest control, Aldwick pest control, East Wittering pest control, Bracklesham Bay pest control, Pagham rat catchers and more. All these places are covered by professional pest control. Selsey home and business owners can get pest control estimates by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Selsey: Rat problems have recently been solved in the following Selsey streets and areas - Chichester Way, East Beach Road, Ursula Avenue, Robinson Close, The Causeway, Coxswain Way, Bream Close, Burlington Gardens, Wight Way, Longacre, Petts Close, Kings Court, Millington Drive, Romney Garth, Gainsborough Drive, Harding Close, Freeways, Denny's Close, Round Piece Lane, Fontwell Road, Granary Lane, Landseer Drive, Lawrence Close, Honeysuckle Lane, Green Lane, Turner Way, Acorn Close, Canadian Crescent, as well as these local Selsey postcodes: PO20 0BH, PO20 0EJ, PO20 0BX, PO20 0FG, PO20 0QS, PO20 0QB, PO20 0BT, PO20 0BY, PO20 0ES, PO20 0EH. Work was carried out in these places by experts in pest control. Selsey home and business owners were given high quality and dependable pest control services on every occasion.

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(This pest control Selsey content was compiled by S Locke 06-06-2022)