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Sompting Rat Catchers (BN15): Even though it's not all that commonplace these days, observing rats in your garden or even inside your house in Sompting isn't really a pleasing experience. One single rat sighting may not be too much of an issue, nevertheless, if you see the presence of rats more frequently or spot more than one you may be in for trouble as they breed so quickly.

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There are 2 kinds of rat which you might encounter in Sompting, black rats and brown (common) rats. It's relatively improbable that you'll ever see black rats, and if you've encountered a rat fairly recently its likely to have been the more commonplace brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were once common and were the cause of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are pretty rare now, though where they do exist they have an acute sense of hearing, are amazing climbers, and the females can give birth to between 20 and 100 baby rats in just one year.

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The black rat at 5" to 7" long, is not as big as the brown, which reaches lengths of almost 9" and weighs around half a kilogram. Brown rats may cause destruction as they've got to constantly gnaw at stuff to prevent their teeth from growing too much. Their attention is often focused on stuff that's made from wood.

Rats leave behind droppings, spread disease, gnaw their way through wires, woodwork, insulation and pipes, and are generally troublesome in businesses and households throughout Sompting. The local authorities needs to be advised when there are incidences of rats. You may also report a rat problem on the .gov website online HERE.

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It is not only by appearance that you will become aware of the presence of rats, their behaviour is sometimes enough to give warning. Perhaps you may spot rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirtings, you could come upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you could hear scratching noises coming from a wall, floor or loft or you may notice droppings in cupboards or on floors.

If you do not want to wait for the local council to address this problem you could contact a local Sompting rat catcher or pest controller who'll be experienced in the area of pest removal. Nowadays rat catchers commonly come under the umbrella of pest management, and pest elimination businesses do not only control rats but in addition fleas, mice, moles, cockroaches, bedbugs, wasps and many more types of garden and domestic pests.

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Rat catching and pest control can be undertaken in Sompting and also in: Coombes, Broadwater, Bramber, Worthing, Botolphs, Wiston, Findon, Lancing, Shoreham-by-Sea, South Lancing, Goring by Sea, Upper Beeding, North Lancing, Washington, Steyning, as well as in these postcodes BN15 0ED, BN15 0AZ, BN15 0EN, BN15 0BN, BN15 9RX, BN15 9SU, BN15 9LH, BN15 0HU, BN15 0EJ, BN15 0DD. Local Sompting pest controllers will most likely have the telephone code 01903 and the postcode BN15. Checking this should ensure that you are accessing local pest control. Sompting homeowners will be able to benefit from these and various other similar services.

Rat Bite Wounds

Even though they are not one of the most commonplace injuries inflicted on people in Sompting, on occasion bites from rats certainly do occur, and the consequences can sometimes be serious. When rats are cornered or feel stressed, they can bite humans, thus if you find yourself in a situation like that, stay well out of the way and leave an easy exit route.

Quite a few instances of rat bites arise where rats are kept as pets, and poking your hand in a rat's cage is chancing it. Rat bites aren't always dangerous, but should be avoided when possible, and they can become infected or be life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). If left untreated "rat bite fever" can result in death in 10% of cases.

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

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

You should immediately wash the affected area with warm water, if you are bitten by a rat, and apply an antibiotic ointment, and finally cover it with a clean, sterile gauze or bandage. Even if it doesn't appear to be that serious, you must book an emergency appointment with your GP or head to the closest A&E. Getting a tetanus jab is also sensible, particularly if it is more than five years since your last one.


If you have rats appearing in the garden, the probability is there is going to be a burrow. Rats love to burrow and they commonly excavate them adjacent to solid structures and objects like patios, garages, pathways and garden sheds. These are the best spots to check out if you think there may be rats nearby. Perfect for food storage, nesting places and shelter, rat burrows are dug into substantial systems that may even cause damage to structures if allowed to continue. A sure sign of a rat burrow is often a hole with smooth sides adjacent to a solid structure, where the ins and outs of furry critters have polished and rubbed the entrance hole. The entrance holes to rat burrows are usually about 2" to 4" across. Toss some debris into the entrance and check the next day to find out whether it has been moved. This can show you if the rats are still in there.

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One of the ways that you might handle a rat issue is by using rat traps. There are many different kinds of rat traps nowadays, some of which exterminate rats and others which capture the rat for release elsewhere. The capture type are the best alternative for folks who don't like to think of animals harmed in any way, even pests. If you take a look around you'll obtain loads of varying designs such as: spring loaded bait traps, electronic rat traps, enclosed poison traps and cage traps.

Spotting Rats

There are a number of ways by which you can tell if you've got rats. When you've got suspicions that there might be rats in your home or business you should look out for burrows or holes close to solid objects, hunt for footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil, keep your eyes open for faeces, they are dark brown in colour and look much like large grains of rice, watch out for rub marks on skirtings and walls where greasy fur has left marks, listen closely for constant scratching noises emanating from lofts and walls, particularly during the night, check for gnawing in wires, cables and wood, especially in attics.

Reporting Rats and Pests

Here's a bit more detail on a topic we outlined earlier on this page. It is always best to inform the local environmental health if you spot rats in a neighbours garden, in your own garden or in a public area. In the case of rats this could at times be a cost-free service, while you'll frequently be asked to pay for other pest infestations such as wasps, cockroaches and bed bugs. Incidences of rats can also be reported on the .gov website HERE. Click HERE to organize a local rat catcher and get the issue tackled immediately.

Problems With Moles

Sompting rat catchers are sometimes also brought in to deal with another issue, ie moles. Responsible for quite different issues than rats, moles are usually not quite so detested. It is out in the garden where you are likely to have problems with moles, and lawns in particular are at risk. Evidence of their destructive activity can clearly be spotted in the form of randomly scattered heaps of earth on nicely mowed lawns. Trapping is undoubtedly the most acceptable and humane solution to reduce the incidence of moles.

In Conclusion

Folks with rat problems in Sompting are occasionally tempted to have a go at resolving it for themselves. So, if you find yourself in this situation, what ought you to do? Rat traps, rat poisons and other similar merchandise is available in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in the Sompting area, so the things that you need can be easily bought.

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However, unless you're aware of what you're at, it's probably advisable to hire an expert rat exterminator, who'll have resolved this problem hundreds if not thousands of times before, and will know exactly what the most effective solution is.

In most cases the novice's use of rat poisons isn't actually that beneficial, and can even do more harm than good - do you really want to risk doing harm to your children and pets? When in doubt, speak to the professionals for rat control needs in Sompting. (Tags: Rat Control Sompting, Rat Removal Sompting, Rat Exterminators Sompting)

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Also find: Broadwater pest control, Bramber pest control, Coombes pest control, Wiston pest control, Steyning pest control, South Lancing pest control, Shoreham-by-Sea pest control, Washington pest control, Lancing pest control, Findon pest control, Upper Beeding pest control, Worthing pest control, Goring by Sea pest control, North Lancing pest control, Botolphs rat catchers and more. The majority of these places are serviced by professional pest control. Sompting homeowners can get quotations by going here.

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(This pest control Sompting page was written on 06-10-2022)