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Staveley Rat Catchers (S43): Noticing a rat in your house or garden is usually quite a shocking experience even though its not such a common occurrence in Staveley nowadays, it's certainly something that does happen. Rats tend to breed rather quickly and are likely to cause issues, particularly when their numbers get out of control. One incidence of a lone rat won't be much of an issue, but if you're noticing them often make sure you do something.

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There are 2 types of rat that you might come across in Staveley, brown (common) rats and black rats. Its relatively unlikely that you'll ever come across black rats, and if you've stumbled upon a rat recently chances are it'll have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were at one time common and were to blame for the spread of the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they are relatively rare now, although where they are found they have an acute sense of hearing, are terrific climbers, and can give birth to between 20 and 100 offspring in a single year.

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The brown rat is bigger than the black rat (Rattus Rattus) and weigh nearly half a kilogram, with a length of around nine inches. Brown rats can cause problems as they must continuously chew on stuff to stop their teeth from growing too much. Their attention is frequently targeting things made of wood.

An infestation of rats will cause lots of different problems for business owners and householders throughout Staveley, they'll gnaw their way through woodwork, wires, insulation and pipes, leave behind droppings, spread disease, and build nests. Householders must always report any sightings of rats to the relevant local authorities. Or post a report to record pest and rat problems on the .gov website HERE, that will be forwarded to your local authorities.

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It's not only by appearance that you will become aware of the presence of rats, their actions are often enough to give warning. It is possible you may hear noises coming from a floor, loft or wall, you may encounter rat holes chewed in skirtings or floorboards, you may stumble upon a rat's nest in some concealed location or you could start seeing droppings on the floor or in cupboards.

Unless you want to wait for environmental health to address your rat issues you might decide to speak to a local Staveley rat catcher or pest controller who'll be a specialist in the art of pest removal. Nowadays rat catchers generally come under the umbrella category of pest management, and pest elimination services don't only control rats but also wasps, moles, cockroaches, fleas, mice, bedbugs and all kinds of garden and household pests.

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Burrowing and digging is one thing that rats really like to do and its near to solid objects or structures such as garage foundations, terraces, paths and shed bases that they predominantly like to dig. Rats create extensive networks of burrows which provide shelter, nesting and food storage. Look out for holes with smooth edges, that have been polished by the frequent movement of these busy little critters. The entrance holes to rat burrows are commonly 2-4 inches across. You can check if rats are still there by temporarily filling up the burrow entrance to determine if they return and clear it away.

Species of Rat

You're only likely to encounter 2 kinds of rat in Staveley, Derbyshire or anyplace in Great Britain. They are the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The brown rat (sewer rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), street rat or common rat) is the most frequently found rat in the UK and across Europe (also North America). The coloration of this rodent varies between brown and grey, it grows to about 4-9" (and an equivalent length of tail) with a weight range of between 140g and 500g. It was named Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) since it was believed to have spread to the UK by ships from Norway. It's nowadays considered to have originated in China or Central Asia. Brown rats are omniverous (feed on anything) though they prefer to eat grain cereals, they have an acute sense of hearing but poor eyesight, the females reach sexual maturity in only 5 weeks and might produce 5 litters per year (with as many as 14 pups in each litter), they burrow a lot and climb well.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

The black rat, ship rat or roof rat (Rattus Rattus) is also not native to Great Britain, originating in Southeast Asia (India). Believed to have been spread at the time of the Roman Empire, this rat quite possibly reached Europe and the British Isles hidden in spice shipments. At one time commonplace in the United Kingdom, this rat disappeared as the brown rat became dominant. Growing to lengths of five to seven inches, the black rat weighs in at around 75-230g. Renowned for passing on diseases and pathogens black rats can be accountable for bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, tularemia, rat bite fever, salmonella, listeria, typhus and trichinosis.

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

Despite their seemingly cute appearance, with their pointy faces, furry bodies and twitchy whiskers, mice and rats can be dangerous and aren't creatures that you want to be making a home in your house or garden in Staveley. Rats and mice have been known to cause fires and other problems around the home by nibbling through insulation materials, wood, electrical wires and plastic. Between the two mice and rats can spread more than thirty sorts of diseases including bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis, Weil's disease, tularemia, rat bite fever, salmonella, listeria, typhus and trichinosis. Among the different things that will attract mice and rats to your home and garden are:

  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can crawl through the smallest of cracks and holes, so be on the lookout for gaps around doorways, piping, crawl spaces and vents.
  • FOOD - Food that is left lying around or discarded is one of the main attractions for mice and rats.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in an attic, shed or cellar will be especially attractive to rats and mice, especially if there's a source of food close by.
  • WATER - Constantly active mice and rats have to drink like any other creature, therefore sources of water such as pet bowls, leaking pipes, birdbaths and seeping sprinkler systems are a big temptation for these unwelcome pests.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Surprisingly pet waste and even compost heaps can attract mice and rats - they'll find a few tasty titbits hiding in there!
  • TRASH - An accumulation of garbage and garden rubbish piled up on your property (particularly in the garden) will definitely attract mice and rats.

Rat Bite Wounds

Although, in Great Britain, bites from rats are not all that commonplace, they certainly do occur from time to time, and the consequences can be serious in some scenarios. When scared or cornered, rats can bite humans, therefore when you come across one in a confined area, it's advisable to leave it an exit route so it can easily escape.

These kinds of bites occasionally occur where rats are kept as pets, and you're likely to be chancing it somewhat if you stick your hand inside a rat's cage. While rat bites aren't serious in all cases, they should be avoided wherever possible, and can become infected or be life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever". If it's not treated swiftly "rat bite fever" (RBF) can cause death in 10% of cases.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - Some of the signs of "rat bite fever" are:

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

You should promptly wash the wound with warm water, if you get bitten by a rat, and put on an antibiotic cream to the bite area, and finally cover it with a clean, sterile bandage. You should make an appointment to see your GP, or go to the closest A&E department, even if it doesn't seem that severe. It's also wise to get a tetanus shot, in particular if you've not received one of these in the last 5 years.

Spotting Rats

If you have an idea you could have rats in your business or property, there are several ways by which you can tell. You should check for gnaw marks in wires, wood and cables, particularly in lofts, keep an eye out for droppings (faeces), they're dark brown and look like large grains of rice, look out for holes or burrows close to solid objects, hunt for signs of tail trails or footprints on loose soil or in dusty areas, watch for rub marks on walls and skirting boards where greasy fur has left marks, listen closely for scratching noises emanating from walls and attics, especially at night.

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When you've got a problem with rats in Staveley you might possibly try to take care of it yourself - and obviously a lot of homeowners in Staveley do choose that approach. There are plenty of products offered to help you to achieve this and you can acquire rat poisons, rat traps and other products in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in the Staveley area. Retaining the services of a specialist Staveley rat exterminator would however be preferable, unless you know exactly what you are doing, because the right approach isn't always the obvious one. Generally speaking the amateur use of rat toxins is simply not all that helpful, and could even do more harm than good - would you really want to take the chance of harming your pets and children? When in doubt, call in the professionals for your rat control in Staveley. (Tags: Rat Control Staveley, Rat Exterminators Staveley, Rat Removal Staveley)

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Recently posted Derbyshire rat control client enquiries: Jemima Walton needed a rat catcher to get rid of some rats in her garage close to Tupton, Derbyshire. Gabrielle Warren needed a pest controller to solve a rat problem in her cavity walls just outside Codnor. Lyle Clements needed a pest controller to get rid of some rats in his attic close to Pilsley, Derbyshire. Amanah Montague from Church Wilne, Derbyshire needed a pest control company to get rid of some rats in her cottage. Kornelia Gill needed a rat catcher to tackle a rat problem in her property just outside Duckmanton. Marley Stannard needed a rat catcher to deal with some rats in his garden in Lower Pilsley, Derbyshire. Jett Edwards in Duckmanton, Derbyshire asked us "are there any good rat catchers near me?". Hamish Glover in Calver was searching for a rat exterminator in the Calver, Derbyshire area.

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(This pest control Staveley article was generated on 13-04-2023)