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Sidmouth Rat Catchers (EX10): Finding a rat in your garden or house could be quite an alarming thing to experience and whilst it is not such a frequent occurrence in Sidmouth nowadays, it's certainly not unusual. Rats breed fairly quickly and are likely to cause problems, particularly when their numbers spiral out of hand. One sighting of a solitary rat probably won't be that much of a problem, however if you are seeing them on a regular basis you must seek help.

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Even though neither of the two rat breeds presently found in Great Britain are natives of these shores, they've definitely become well established. The brown rat is especially commonplace while the ship (black) rat is not so much so these days. Both of these breeds originated in Asia and made their way to the British Isles aboard ships.

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The black rat at 5-7 inches long, is a bit smaller than the common brown rat, which attains a length of nearly 9" and weighs around half a kilogram. To prevent their incisor teeth from growing too long, common brown rats have to keep chewing things, which is why they're the cause of such a lot of damage. Items made from timber are especially susceptible to this interest.

Rats leave droppings, transmit diseases, gnaw their way through pipes, wires, woodwork and insulation, and generally cause issues in homes and business premises in Sidmouth. Property holders ought to report incidences of rats to their relevant local authorities. Or go HERE to report pest problems and rat sightings on the .gov website online.

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You'll occasionally identify the existence of rats not by actually observing them, but by them announcing their activity by other means. It is possible you could detect droppings on the floor or in cupboards, you could hear scratching coming from a loft, floor or wall, you may encounter distinctive rat holes gnawed into skirtings or floorboards or you might uncover a rat's nest hidden away somewhere.

If you want to have this issue managed properly you might want to speak to a specialist. You can get in contact with your local council or bring in an expert Sidmouth rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. There aren't so many individuals nowadays who just specialise in rat problems, you are also able to give them a call if you have a problem with a wasp nest in your walls or perhaps moles causing damage to your lawn. (Tags: Pest Control Sidmouth, Ratcatchers Sidmouth )

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Pest control and rat catching can be carried out in Sidmouth and also in nearby places like: Aylesbeare, Stowford, Weston, Otterton, Salcombe Regis, Pinn, Seaton, Sidford, Bicton, Whimple, Bowd, Farway, Branscombe, Ottery St Mary, Woolbrook, Colaton Raleigh, Newton Poppleford, together with these postcodes EX10 8PE, EX10 8DY, EX10 8ET, EX10 1BR, EX10 8PL, EX10 8NR, EX10 8EX, EX10 1TS, EX10 8LY, EX10 8JA. Local Sidmouth rat catchers will likely have the postcode EX10 and the telephone code 01395. Verifying this will ensure that you are accessing locally based pest control. Sidmouth householders can utilise these and many other related services.

Problems With Moles

Rat catchers in Sidmouth are also occasionally brought in to help remedy another problem, ie moles. Responsible for totally different issues to rats, moles aren't quite so hated. Gardens and lawns are the main things at risk of damage when you have a mole situation. Nicely mowed lawns spoiled by ugly heaps of freshly dug dirt are sure signs of moles. Trapping is undoubtedly the most humane and acceptable solution to reduce the number of moles. (Tags: Mole Catchers Sidmouth, Mole Trapping Sidmouth)

Rat Bite Wounds

Although not all that commonplace in Sidmouth, bites from rats do happen every now and then, and in certain circumstances they can have serious consequences. Rats can bite humans if they feel pressured or cornered, so in a confined space it's advisable to stay out of their way, or leave them a clear exit route.

Rat bites have been known to occur in houses where rats are kept as pets, and pushing your hand in a rat's cage is certainly something to be avoided. Although rat bites aren't dangerous in every case, they must be avoided when possible, and can become infected or be fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). "Rat bite fever", if it's left untreated, can cause death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - Various symptoms can be suffered by someone with "rat bite fever" (streptobacillary RBF) including things like:

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

If you are unfortunate enough to receive a rat bite, thoroughly wash the wound, put on some antibiotic ointment, and cover the affected area with a bandage. Even if the wound does not appear to be that serious, you need to book an appointment to see your GP or head for the nearest hospital A&E. If you have not been vaccinated against tetanus in the last five years or so, you should also ask for of these.

Rat Poisons

One way to resolve a rat issue is to put down poison. A rat will die just a few days after ingesting a poisoned bait, normally wholewheat grain. When it is placed in the optimal spot within a rat infested area, poison can pretty swiftly exterminate a large number of rats. One or more of 3 primary ingredients that are used in making rat poisons are: bromadioline, difenacoum or brodifacoum. You must be very careful to keep this out of reach of pets. Brands of rat poison sold in the British Isles include: Roshield, Elixir Gardens, Propest, RatKil, Rentokil and Pest Expert.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

With their pointy faces, twitching whiskers and furry bodies, some folk may find mice and rats to be cute, however they aren't the kind of creatures that you want to be living in your home or garden in Sidmouth, and can actually be more dangerous than you'd expect. By chewing through electrical wires, plastic, plasterboard and wood, rats and mice can cause accidents and in particular electrical fires. Spreading conditions like Weil's disease, salmonella, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever, listeria, bubonic plague, tularemia and typhus, mice and rats can cause more than 30 different types of disease. So, the following are just some of the things that are going to attract mice and rats to your garden or home:

  • CLUTTER - General clutter in an attic, shed or cellar will be particularly attractive to mice and rats, especially if there's a source of food close by.
  • RUBBISH - Accumulations of garbage and garden rubbish heaped up on your property (particularly in the garden) will clearly attract rodents.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Incredibly piles of compost and even pet waste can attract mice and rats - they'll find some tasty titbits hiding in there!
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Rats and mice can crawl through the tiniest of holes and cracks, so watch out for spaces around doorways, air vents, crawl spaces and plumbing.
  • FOOD - Food left discarded or lying around is one of the principal attractions for mice and rats.
  • WATER - Mice and rats need to drink like any other creature, therefore water sources like pet bowls, seeping sprinkler systems, leaky pipes and birdbaths are a big temptation for these unwelcome pests.

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Rat traps are one of the strategies for dealing with a rat problem, whether you're taking care of it by yourself or bringing a professional in. Rat traps can be made to exterminate rats or to humanely capture a rat for later release. The capture type of trap are the perfect choice for people who detest to think of animals being hurt in any way whatsoever, even vermin. The available rat trap styles include: cage traps, spring loaded bait traps, electronic rat traps and enclosed poison traps.

To Summarise

Homeowners with a rat problem in Sidmouth are often tempted to have a shot at resolving it for themselves. Therefore, if you find yourself in this situation, what should you do? By looking in shops, hardware stores and supermarkets in and around Sidmouth, it's easy to obtain rat poisons, rat traps and other similar merchandise.

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A specialist rat exterminator in Sidmouth is however the preferred person for the job, because controlling rats isn't necessarily as easy as you might think.

Usually the amateur use of rat poisons is not actually that successful, and may even make matters worse - would you really want to risk doing harm to your pets and children? You would be much better off enlisting the assistance of a professional when you want rat control in Sidmouth.

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Sidmouth rat catchers can usually help with professional control of pests, commercial rat control, pest control, dead animal removal, ultrasonic pest control Sidmouth, squirrel control, rat prevention, wasp pest control in Sidmouth, thermal imaging surveys to detect hidden infestations, bird dropping removal Sidmouth, rat baits, ingress pest solutions, dead bird removal in Sidmouth, domestic pest control, wildlife management, emergency 24 hour pest control, domestic rat control, the removal of contaminated loft insulation, rat proofing, rat infestations, residential pest control, wasp nest removal Sidmouth, rat deterrents, mole catching, insect heat treatments in Sidmouth, powder treatments (for wasps nest) Sidmouth, electronic pest control Sidmouth, cockroach control, restaurant pest control Sidmouth, rat control and other pest control in Sidmouth, Devon. Listed are just a small portion of the duties that are undertaken by those specialising in pest control. Sidmouth providers will be happy to tell you about their full range of services.

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Also find: Stowford pest control, Otterton pest control, Bicton pest control, Woolbrook pest control, Salcombe Regis pest control, Whimple pest control, Colaton Raleigh pest control, Seaton pest control, Ottery St Mary pest control, Sidford pest control, Branscombe pest control, Farway pest control, Weston pest control, Newton Poppleford pest control, Aylesbeare pest control, Bowd pest control, Pinn rat catchers and more. Most of these towns and villages are served by local pest control. Sidmouth home and business owners can get quotations by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Sidmouth: In Tully Gardens, Chandlers' Lane, Coreway, Milltown Lane, Deans Mead, Lockyer Avenue, South Lawn, Manor Close, Byes Close, Higher Fortescue, Fairlawn Court, Questant Lane, Balfours, Witheby, Raleigh Close, Hamilton Close, Woolbrook Rise, Woolbrook Close, Newlands Road, Boughmore Road, Greenhead, Church Street, Glen Road, Manstone Close, Stowford Rise, Beatlands Road, Manstone Mead, Spitup Lane, as well as the following local Sidmouth postcodes: EX10 8PE, EX10 8DY, EX10 8ET, EX10 1BR, EX10 8PL, EX10 8NR, EX10 8EX, EX10 1TS, EX10 8LY, EX10 8JA. householders have recently needed local rat control services. These locations recently saw activity by experts in pest control. Sidmouth householders enjoyed reliable and high quality pest control services on each occasion.

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(This pest control Sidmouth article was generated by Steve Locke 06-06-2022)