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Spilsby Rat Catchers (PE23): Noticing a rat in your garden or even inside your house is usually quite an alarming thing to go through and whilst it is not so regular an occurrence in Spilsby nowadays, it's definitely not unusual. Rats tend to breed rather quickly and are likely to cause issues, particularly when their numbers spiral out of control. Just one incidence of a lone rat probably won't be much of an issue, but if you happen to be noticing them often you ought to find a solution.

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Despite the fact that neither of the two rat breeds currently seen in the UK are natives of these islands, they've definitely thrived since they got here. The brown rat is especially commonplace while the black rat is not so much so these days. Both species originated from Asia and got to the British Isles aboard ships.

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The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5-7 inches long, is a little smaller than the common brown rat, which attains a length of almost 9" and weighs about half a kilogram. To wear down their continually growing incisor teetn, brown rats must keep on gnawing at things, which is the reason they cause such a lot of damage. Their attention is usually focused on objects made from wood.

Rat infestations may cause a number of issues for business owners and householders in and around Spilsby, they'll gnaw through pipes, woodwork, insulation and wires, leave droppings, transmit disease, and get up to all sorts of mischief. The local authority should really be advised when there are incidences of rats. You could also report problems with rats on the .gov website online HERE.

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You will occasionally be alerted to the existence of rats not by in fact observing them, but by their announcing their presence in other ways. It is possible you might find a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you might hear noises coming from a loft, floor or wall, you may come across distinctive rat holes chewed into floorboards or skirting boards or you might find droppings on the floor or in cupboards.

Unless you wish to wait for the local environmental health authority to remedy your rat issues it's also possible to call in local Spilsby pest controller or rat catcher who will be competent in the field of pest removal. In the old days, rat catchers used to be exactly that, however today they are typically labeled pest controllers and will not just be capable of helping with getting rid of rats but also mice, wasps, ants, cockroaches, moles and many more.

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Pest control and rat catching can be carried out in Spilsby and also in: Partney, Toynton St Peter, Halton Holegate, Ashby by Partney, Mavis Enderby, Old Bolingbroke, Toynton All Saints, West Keal, East Keal, Sausthorpe, Lusby, Langton, Hagworthingham, Raithby, Scremby, and in these postcodes PE23 5EP, PE23 5RD, PE23 5HX, PE23 5GL, PE23 5JP, PE23 5EY, PE23 5HW, PE23 5QT, PE23 5AA, PE23 5HS. Local Spilsby pest controllers will likely have the postcode PE23 and the telephone code 01790. Checking this can confirm you access local pest control. Spilsby householders can utilise these and many other comparable services.

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

With their pointy faces, furry bodies and twitchy whiskers, some folk might find rats and mice to be quite cute, however they aren't the type of animals that you want in your home or garden in Spilsby, and can actually be more dangerous than you would believe. Mice and rats can sometimes cause fires and other problems around the home by gnawing through plastic, insulation materials, electric wires and skirting boards. Between the two mice and rats can spread more than thirty forms of diseases including things like tularemia, typhus, toxoplasmosis, bubonic plague, Weil's disease, salmonella, listeria, trichinosis and rat bite fever. Among the different things that will certainly attract mice and rats to your garden or home are:

  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Surprisingly compost heaps and even pet waste can attract rats and mice - there will be a few tasty morsels hiding in there!
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in an attic, storage shed or basement will be especially attractive to rodents, especially if there's a source of food nearby.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can squeeze through the smallest of holes, so be on the lookout for spaces around crawl spaces, piping, doorways and vents.
  • FOOD - Food that is left discarded or lying around is perhaps the main attraction for rats and mice.
  • TRASH/RUBBISH - Accumulations of trash and garden waste heaped up on your property (particularly in the garden) will clearly attract rats and mice.
  • WATER - Constantly busy mice and rats need to drink like any other creature, therefore water sources like birdbaths, seeping sprinkler systems, leaking pipes and pet bowls are a big attraction for these unwelcome pests.

Rat Bite Wounds

While bites from rats aren't all that common in the UK, they certainly do happen every now and then and they can be serious in some situations. When cornered or threatened, rats can attack and bite people, therefore when you come across one in a confined area, it is advisable to leave it a clear exit route so it can escape.

These sorts of bites sometimes occur when rats are being kept as pets, and you're likely to be looking for trouble if you stick your hand inside a rat's cage, no matter how tame it is. While rat bites aren't serious in every case, they can turn nasty or even fatal if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). If it's not treated quickly "rat bite fever" (RBF) can lead to death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - "Rat bite fever" (streptobacillary RBF) can have a number of signs and symptoms, including:

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

If you get bitten by a rat you should wash the affected area immediately, apply an antibiotic cream, and cover it up with a clean gauze or bandage. You should make an appointment to see your GP, or go to the nearest A&E, even if you believe it isn't that severe. If you've not had a tetanus jab in the last five years or so, it might be wise to get one of these as well - A&E will most likely do this as routine.


Digging and burrowing is something that rats really like to do and its alongside solid objects or structures like shed bases, walkways, garage foundations and patios where they especially like to dig. Rats create extensive burrow networks that provide them with food storage, nesting and shelter. Watch out for holes with smooth sides, that have been rubbed by the continual coming and going of these busy little creatures. The entrances to burrows are normally approximately two to four inches across. Chuck some debris into the entrance hole and look the following day to see if it's been cleared. This will clarify if rats are still in situ.

Mouse Problems Spilsby

While not quite as unsettling as finding rats scurrying around house or garden, having mice could be as much of a concern. Mice, similar to rats, breed rapidly, gnaw at things, contaminate foodstuffs and leave droppings. Much the same techniques are normally used to resolve mouse infestations in Spilsby, basically setting traps and poisoning are favoured. No matter whether you have an issue with mice or rats, head right over to BARK to find a specialist Spilsby pest controller to sort it out for you.

Spotting Rats

If you have an inkling you might have rats in your property or business, there are several means by which you can find out. You could listen out for scratching noises coming from lofts and walls, in particular during the night, pay attention to gnawing in cables, wires and wood, particularly in lofts, keep your eyes open for droppings, they look like large grains of rice and are dark brown in colour, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirtings, be on the lookout for burrows or tunnels next to solid surfaces, search for signs of footprints or tail trails in dusty areas or on loose soil.

To Summarise

When you have a problem with rats in Spilsby you may be tempted to try to solve it yourself - and not surprisingly lots of property owners in Spilsby do just that. There are an array of products available to help you achieve this and you will acquire rat poisons, rat traps and similar products in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in and around Spilsby.

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However, unless you're aware of precisely what you are doing, it is probably far better to retain the services of an expert rat exterminator, who will have resolved this issue hundreds of times before, and will know automatically what the preferred solution is.

On account of the risks to children and pets, the rookie's use of rat poisons isn't really recommended, and is often not effective in any case. If you know what's better for you, always bring in a professional rat control service in Spilsby for resolving your rat problems. (Tags: Rat Removal Spilsby, Rat Exterminators Spilsby, Rat Control Spilsby)

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