Pest Control St Agnes

St Agnes Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

St Agnes Rat Catchers (TR5): Even though it isn't really a common occurrence nowadays in St Agnes, home owners can still have trouble with rats from time to time. Discovering a rat in your property or garden isn't a good experience, and could be sufficient to cause some homeowners nightmares. Single rats should not cause much of a problem, although rats tend to reproduce rapidly and can cause issues when they grow in numbers.

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If you discover rats in St Agnes, the chances are that they're going to be common brown rats, though there are in fact 2 types of rat at present living in Great Britain; brown (or common rats) and black (ship). As you may perhaps know black rats were blamed for the Great Plague (17th C) at which time they were fairly widespread. Black rats are quite rare nowadays and actually neither type is native to Great Britain, both of them arriving from Asia.

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The longest of the two rats is the common brown at approximately nine inches, whilst the black only measures 5 to 7" long. To stop their teeth from getting too long, common brown rats need to keep chewing things, which explains why they cause such a lot of damage. Wooden items are especially vulnerable to their gnawing.

An infestation of rats may cause a number of issues for business owners and householders in St Agnes, they will transmit diseases, leave behind droppings, gnaw through woodwork, pipes, wires and insulation, and build nests. Sightings of rats ought to be reported to the local authority. Or perhaps go HERE to report sightings of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website.

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It isn't invariably by appearance alone that you will become aware of the presence of rats, their behaviour is sometimes quite enough to enlighten you. It could be that you might encounter rat holes chewed in floorboards or skirtings, you might find a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you could detect droppings on the floor or in cupboards or you could hear scratching coming from a loft, floor or wall.

If you want to have this problem managed effectively you have to get in touch with a specialist. You could get in contact with your local authorities or call in a specialist St Agnes pest controller or rat catcher for yourself. In the past, rat catchers used to be precisely that, but currently they are generally labeled pest control experts and won't only be able to help you tackle rat problems but also eliminating cockroaches, wasps, mice, ants, moles and more.

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Pest control and rat catching can be undertaken in St Agnes and also in: Mithian, Zelah, Coldharbour, Manor Parsley, Towan Cross, Barkla Shop, Three Burrows, Perranzabuloe, Goonhavern, Crosscombe, Higher Bal, Mingoose, Penstraze, Perranwell, Perranporth, Goonbell, Goonvrea, Penwartha, Bolingey, Trevellas, Goonown, Silverwell, Skinners Bottom, together with these postcodes TR5 0RT, TR5 0SU, TR5 0RX, TR5 0TG, TR5 0TF, TR5 0SF, TR5 0QX, TR5 0LZ, TR5 0UG, TR5 0UD. Locally based St Agnes rat catchers will most likely have the phone code 01872 and the postcode TR5. Checking this should make certain that you access local pest control. St Agnes home and business owners can benefit from these and lots of other comparable services.

Rat Bite Wounds

Even though they're not one of the most commonplace injuries sustained by humans in Great Britain, every now and then rat bites do happen, and the effects can sometimes be dangerous. Without doubt, rats can bite humans if they feel cornered or scared, so in a confined space it is advisable to stay out of their way, or leave them a clear exit route.

These kinds of bites have been known to occur where rats are kept as pets, and you're likely to be asking for trouble if you poke your hand into a rat's cage, regardless how tame it seems. Even though rat bites are not serious in all instances, they should be avoided if possible, and can turn nasty or even fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever". "Rat bite fever" can lead to death, and has has a 10% mortality rate, if left without treatment.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - "Rat bite fever" can have various symptoms, including:

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

If you're unfortunate enough to receive a rat bite, wash the wound in warm water, apply some antibiotic ointment, and bandage the affected area. Even if you don't believe it is that bad, you should have it looked at by your nearest hospital A&E, or make an emergency appointment at your local doctor's surgery. Getting a tetanus vaccine is also recommended, especially if it is more than 5 years since you've had one.

Species of Rat

In St Agnes or anywhere else in the United Kingdom, there's only two breeds of rat which you are likely to run into. They're the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In St Agnes, the rest of Great Britain and Europe the most prevalent type of rat is the brown rat (common rat, sewer rat, street rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)), this is what you might discover in your garden or house. The coloration of this rodent ranges between brown and grey, it grows to approximately 4" - 9" (with a similar length tail) with a weight range of between 140 and 500g. It was named Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) as it was assumed to have come to Great Britain by boat from Norway. The brown rat is nowadays thought to have originated in China or Central Asia. Brown rats have bad eyesight but good hearing, they dig extensive burrows and climb well, they're omnivores but prefer cereals and grains, the female rats may produce five litters of up to 14 per year.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

The black rat, ship rat or roof rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not a native of the UK, originally coming from India and Southeast Asia. Probably traveling in spice shipments in the times of the Romans, the black rat then spread throughout Europe. Once widespread in the United Kingdom, this rat disappeared as the brown rat appeared. Reaching lengths of 5-7 inches, the black rat weighs only 75-230 grammes. Well known for causing diseases black rats can be to blame for Weil's disease, tularemia, rat bite fever, trichinosis, salmonella, typhus, listeria, toxoplasmosis and bubonic plague.

Problems With Mice in St Agnes

Although not as shocking as discovering rats scurrying around garden or house, having mice may be as much of a concern. Similar to rats, mice contaminate food, breed quickly, gnaw at things, leave droppings and are typically an annoyance. Also, just like rats, poisoning and setting traps are the preferred strategies to dealing with mouse infestations in St Agnes. St Agnes rat catchers will also help you solve mouse infestations, so get on the phone or go to BARK and get the problem sorted.


Home and business owners with rat problems in St Agnes are sometimes tempted to have a bash at resolving it themselves. So, if you find yourself in this situation, what should you do? Rat traps, rat poisons and other products are readily available in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in the St Agnes area, so the items that you need can be easily bought.

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Nevertheless, unless you know exactly what you are doing, it is probably far better to engage an experienced rat exterminator, who'll have handled such problems hundreds of times before, and will know automatically what the perfect solution is.

Quite often the novice's use of rat poisons is not actually all that beneficial, and may even make matters worse - do you really want to take the chance of doing harm to your pets and children? You'd be far better off enlisting the assistance of a professional when you want rat control in St Agnes. (Tags: Rat Removal St Agnes, Rat Control St Agnes, Rat Exterminators St Agnes)

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St Agnes rat catchers can normally help you with rat baits, pest control, domestic pest control, dead animal removal, dead bird removal, restaurant pest control St Agnes, rat proofing in St Agnes, anti-bird spike installation, rat catching St Agnes, rodent control in St Agnes, the installation of moth trapping pheromone stations in St Agnes, mouse control, commercial pest control, domestic rat control, pest control services St Agnes, bed bug control, garden pest control St Agnes, thermal imaging surveys for locating pests, pest removal, wasp nest removal St Agnes, bed bug heat treatments in St Agnes, pest control for fleas in St Agnes, electronic pest control, powder treatments, bird nest removal, fogging & spray treatments, mice pest control, mole catching in St Agnes, rat deterrents St Agnes, commercial rat control and other pest control in St Agnes, Cornwall. Listed are just an example of the activities that are performed by those installing pest control. St Agnes specialists will inform you of their entire range of services.

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Also find: Skinners Bottom pest control, Perranwell pest control, Penstraze pest control, Manor Parsley pest control, Higher Bal pest control, Silverwell pest control, Mingoose pest control, Goonown pest control, Penwartha pest control, Goonbell pest control, Barkla Shop pest control, Goonvrea pest control, Mithian pest control, Perranporth pest control, Perranzabuloe pest control, Coldharbour pest control, Zelah pest control, Trevellas pest control, Bolingey pest control, Goonhavern pest control, Three Burrows pest control, Crosscombe pest control, Towan Cross rat catchers and more. All of these locations are serviced by local pest control. St Agnes homeowners can get pest control estimates by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around St Agnes: People who live in the following areas and roads have recently enquired about rat and pest control services - Trevaunance Close, North Hill, West Beach Road, Glendale Crescent, Beacon Drive, Grenville Drive, Banns Road, Symons Close, Trevose Close, The Cove, Beaconsfield Place, Highview Crescent, Polbreen Avenue, Forthvean Road, Charlotte Close, Kerensa Gardens, Trenithick Meadow, Tregease Road, Head Lane, Fore Street, Church Road, Wheal Quoit Avenue, Pengarth, Eastcliff Avenue No2, Lambourne Avenue, Penhall Lane, as well as these St Agnes area postcodes: TR5 0RT, TR5 0SU, TR5 0RX, TR5 0TG, TR5 0TF, TR5 0SF, TR5 0QX, TR5 0LZ, TR5 0UG, TR5 0UD. These places recently saw activity by experts in pest control. St Agnes homeowners were given reliable and professional pest control services in all cases.

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(This pest control St Agnes page was written by Steve Locke 06-06-2022)