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South Petherton Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

South Petherton Rat Catchers (TA13): Spotting rats in your house or garden is usually quite a shocking experience to go through and whilst it's not so frequent an occurrence in South Petherton in recent times, it's definitely something that does happen now and again. Rats tend to breed quickly and are likely to cause problems, particularly when their numbers spiral out of hand. An individual incidence of a solitary rat might not be much of a concern, however if you are seeing them on a regular basis you must find a solution.

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If you notice rats in South Petherton, the likelihood is that they'll be brown rats, although there are actually two types of rat currently found in the UK; brown (common rats) and black (or ship rats). As you could be aware black rats were the cause of the Great Plague of the 17th Century during which period they were extremely widespread. Black rats are relatively scarce nowadays but in fact neither variety is a native of the United Kingdom, both of them coming from Asia.

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The largest of the 2 rats is the brown rat at about 9", while the black rat (Rattus Rattus) only grows to between 5" and 7". To wear down their continually growing incisors, common brown rats need to keep gnawing at things, and that's why they cause so much damage and destruction. Rats particularly love to gnaw at wood.

Rat infestations may cause all kinds of issues for home owners and businesses throughout South Petherton, they gnaw their way through wires, insulation, pipes and woodwork, spread diseases, leave behind droppings, and get up to all sorts of mischief. Property owners must report incidences of rats to the local authorities. Or perhaps head HERE to report sightings of rats and pests on the .gov dedicated webpage.

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You don't have to actually witness rats to confirm that they are there, since there are a number of signs that can betray their presence. It could be that you might hear scratching coming from a wall, loft or floor, you may come across a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you may find droppings in cupboards or on floors or you could come across distinctive rat holes gnawed into skirtings or floorboards.

If you don't want to wait for environmental health to control this rat infestation you can also contact a local South Petherton pest controller or rat catcher who'll be skilled in the business of pest removal. Nowadays rat catchers commonly come under the category of pest management, and pest elimination providers not only remove rats but in addition bedbugs, mice, wasps, cockroaches, moles, fleas and many other kinds of garden and household pests. (Tags: Rat Catchers South Petherton, Pest Control South Petherton )

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Rat catching and pest control can be undertaken in South Petherton and also in: Seavington St Michael, New Cross, Yeabridge, Bower Hinton, Shepton Beauchamp, Stocklinch, Wigborough, Seavington St Mary, Watergore, Southay, West Lambrook, Lopen, Mid Lambrook, Hurcott, Compton Durville, Over Stratton, Barrington, together with these postcodes TA13 5AP, TA13 5BJ, TA13 5HS, TA13 5HU, TA13 5FD, TA13 5DB, TA13 5DT, TA13 5BY, TA13 5DA, TA13 5AX. Locally based South Petherton rat catchers will most likely have the postcode TA13 and the dialling code 01460. Checking this out can ensure you access locally based pest control. South Petherton householders are able to utilise these and countless other comparable services.

Molecatchers in South Petherton

Whilst not such a common issue nowadays moles are occasionally controlled by rat catchers. Moles may cause issues in different ways to rats and are not anywhere near as despised. The biggest problem with moles is that they'll cause a fair amount of damage to your garden, especially lawns. Neatly maintained lawns laden with unsightly heaps of newly dug dirt are a sure sign of activity by moles. Moles could be captured in traps and rereleased somewhere else, if you prefer a humane method. (Tags: Mole Trapping South Petherton, Molecatchers South Petherton)

Types of Rat

You'll only ever run into two sorts of rat in South Petherton and throughout the United Kingdom. The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat, sewer rat or street rat) is the most commonly found rat in the United Kingdom and all across Continental Europe (also North America). The colour of this rodent ranges between brown and grey, it grows to approximately 4" - 9" (with an equivalent length tail) and has a weight range of between 140 and 500 grammes. Now understood to have originated in Central Asia (probably China), the brown rat was at one time believed to have come from Norway (hence the name Norway Rat). Brown rats dig extensive burrows and climb well, they have poor eyesight but excellent hearing, the females can give birth to five litters per year, they will eat more or less any foodstuffs (they are omniverous) but prefer cereal grains.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

The black rat, ship rat or roof rat is also not a native of the United Kingdom, originating from India. Quite possibly traveling in spice shipments for the Roman Empire, the black rat then spread throughout Europe. At one time commonplace in the United Kingdom, the black rat largely disappeared as the brown rat appeared. Weighing in at only 75-230 grammes, the black rat grows to a length of about 5" to 7". Known to pass on typhus, bubonic plague, trichinosis, tularemia, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, listeria, salmonella and rat bite fever, black rats are notorious spreaders of pathogens and disease.

Rat Traps

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Whether you are likely to handle the rat infestation yourself or if you are calling in professionals, one way to achieve this is to use rat traps. Rat traps can be created to kill a rat or to humanely capture a rat for release later. The capture type of rat trap are the perfect choice for people who detest to think of creatures harmed in any way, shape or form, even vermin. Available types of rat traps include the likes of: cage traps, spring loaded bait traps, enclosed poison traps and electronic rat traps.

What Attracts Rats?

Irrespective of their seemingly cute look, with their pointy faces, twitchy whiskers and fur covered bodies, mice and rats can be dangerous and are definitely not animals that you want to be living in your house or garden in South Petherton. Mice and rats are known to cause fires and other problems around the home by gnawing through floorboards, electric wiring, plasterboard and plastic. Spreading things like typhus, bubonic plague, trichinosis, tularemia, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, listeria, salmonella and rat bite fever, mice and rats can cause over thirty different kinds of disease. Amongst the things around your home and property that will be attractive to rats and mice are:

  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Remarkably pet waste and even heaps of compost can attract rats and mice - there are likely to be plenty of tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in an attic, outbuilding or cellar will be particularly attractive to mice and rats, particularly if there's a source of food nearby.
  • WATER - Mice and rats have to drink, subsequently sources of water like seeping sprinkler systems, birdbaths, leaking pipes and pet water bowls are a big enticement for these unwelcome pests.
  • FOOD - Food that is left lying around or discarded is perhaps the main attraction for mice and rats.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can squeeze through the tiniest of holes, so keep an eye out for spaces around crawl spaces, roof vents, piping and doors.
  • TRASH/RUBBISH - Accumulations of garbage and garden rubbish stacked up on your property (especially in the garden) will unquestionably attract rats and mice.

Rat Prevention South Petherton

The easiest way to stop issues with rats and mice is to discourage them to begin with. Consequently, rat prevention will be something to consider even if you do not have problems with rats at present. Domestic waste cluttering up your garden is amongst the principal reasons for rat and rodent infestations. You will just encourage them if you give them both the location and materials to build a nest. Furthermore, avoid providing easily accessible food by leaving household food waste lying around and putting out bird feeders with grain that will only attract rats and mice.


Property owners with a rat problem in South Petherton are occasionally tempted to have a bash at resolving it for themselves. So, if you find yourself in this situation, what ought you to do? There are a number of products offered to help you achieve this and you'll buy rat traps, rat poisons and similar products in shops, hardware stores and supermarkets in and around South Petherton.

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Retaining the services of a professional South Petherton rat exterminator would however be a better option, unless you know precisely what you're up to, given that the right solution isn't necessarily the most obvious one.

The newcomer's use of rat toxins will likely do more harm than good, since you need to be exceptionally cautious with them if pets and children are running around. You'd be much better off enlisting the assistance of an expert when you need rat control in South Petherton. (Tags: Rat Removal South Petherton, Rat Control South Petherton, Rat Exterminator South Petherton)

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Also find: Watergore pest control, West Lambrook pest control, Yeabridge pest control, Over Stratton pest control, Southay pest control, Stocklinch pest control, Compton Durville pest control, Lopen pest control, Seavington St Michael pest control, Bower Hinton pest control, New Cross pest control, Wigborough pest control, Shepton Beauchamp pest control, Mid Lambrook pest control, Seavington St Mary pest control, Hurcott pest control, Barrington rat catchers and more. The majority of these places are serviced by professional pest control. South Petherton business and home owners can get quotes by clicking here.

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The latest Somerset rat control customer enquiries: Michelle Symonds needed a pest control specialist to get rid of some rats in her home near to Wookey. John Borland from Stoke St Michael, Somerset needed a pest control specialist to tackle a rat problem in his drains. Addison Kidd needed a rat catcher to get rid of some rats in her cavity walls near Meare in Somerset. Destiny Goddard in Pilton needed a pest control company to get rid of some rats in her roof space. Daniel Chilvers needed a pest control company to solve a rat problem in his attic close to Wellington, Somerset. Alexandre Kershaw needed a pest control specialist to tackle a rat problem in his utility room near Dunster in Somerset. Peyton Donnelly in Wellington, Somerset needed a pest control specialist to deal with some rats in her outhouse. Lee Doherty from Wick St Lawrence, Somerset needed a pest controller to tackle a rat problem in his loft.

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Rat Control Around South Petherton: Some South Petherton areas and streets where rat issues have recently been resolved - West End Court, Stoodham, David's Lane, North Street, Palmer Street, Old Vicarage Gardens, Lightgate, Hayes End, Crown Lane, Orchard Close, Mill Lane, Roundwell Street, Lightgate Road, Droveway Close, Hamsfield Lane, Whitehall Close, Prigg Lane, Harvey's Road, Shapway, Hele Lane, West End Way, St Pauls Close, South Harp, Rydon Lane, as well as these South Petherton area postcodes: TA13 5AP, TA13 5BJ, TA13 5HS, TA13 5HU, TA13 5FD, TA13 5DB, TA13 5DT, TA13 5BY, TA13 5DA, TA13 5AX. These locations recently saw activity by specialists in pest control. South Petherton residents benefited from trusted and competent pest control services in every case.

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(This pest control South Petherton page was written by Stephen Locke 20-07-2022)