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Stenhousemuir Rat Catchers (FK5): Whilst it isn't really a frequent occurrence nowadays in Stenhousemuir, home owners do still have issues with rats occasionally. Seeing rats in your garden or inside your home isn't a good thing to experience, and would be sufficient to give some householders the shivers. Single rats are unlikely to create very much of an issue, but naturally rats tend to breed rapidly and can cause issues as soon as they grow in numbers.

There are actually two types of rat that you may come across in Stenhousemuir, black rats and common (brown) rats. It is rather improbable that you will ever come across black rats, and if you've encountered a rat just 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 responsible for the Great Plague, they are pretty rare nowadays, however where they do exist they have good hearing, are terrific climbers, and can give birth to between 20 and 100 baby rats in just one year.

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The largest of the 2 rats is the common brown rat at approximately 9", while the black only measures 5 to 7" long. Brown rats often cause problems because they need to continuously gnaw on stuff to stop their teeth from getting too long. Items made of wood are especially more prone to their gnawing.

Rats spread disease, gnaw their way through insulation, woodwork, wires and pipes, leave droppings, and will generally cause problems in homes and business premises throughout Stenhousemuir. The local authority needs to be advised when there are incidences of rats. Or alternatively post a report to record incidences of rats and other pest problems on the .gov website HERE, which is passed onto the relevant local authorities.

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You do not really have to witness rats to confirm that they're there, because there are a number of revealing signs that could betray their activity. Perhaps you could find a rat's nest hidden away, you might hear noises coming from a floor, loft or wall, you may discover droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces or you may observe rat holes gnawed in floorboards or skirtings.

If you do not want to wait for the local environmental health authority to handle this rat infestation you may also bring in local Stenhousemuir pest controller or rat catcher who will be knowledgeable in the field of pest removal. In these modern times rat catchers typically fall into the category of pest control, and pest elimination companies not only control rats but also wasps, moles, bedbugs, cockroaches, mice, fleas and many other kinds of garden and household pests.

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Rat catching and pest control can be undertaken in Stenhousemuir and also in nearby places like: Carronshore, Kincardine, Carron, Bainsford, Camelon, Hallglen, Grangemouth, Denny, Larbert, Stoneywood, Airth, Cowie, Bonnybridge, Old Plean, Falkirk, as well as in these postcodes FK5 4QW, FK5 4NY, FK5 4LG, FK5 4JS, FK5 4QT, FK5 4BL, FK5 4QS, FK5 4LH, FK5 4LF, FK5 3HT. Locally based Stenhousemuir rat catchers will likely have the phone code Dialling code 01324 and the postcode FK5. Verifying this can guarantee you are accessing local pest control. Stenhousemuir property owners will be able to benefit from these and many other related services.

Rat Bites

Whilst rat bites aren't all that common in the UK, they certainly do occur on the odd occasion and they can be dangerous in some circumstances. When pressured or cornered, rats can attack and bite, so when you come across one in a confined area, it's advisable to leave the creature a clear exit route so it can escape.

These types of bites sometimes occur when rats are kept as pets, and you could be asking for trouble if you shove your hand inside a rat's cage. Rat bites aren't necessarily serious, but should be avoided where possible, and they can turn nasty or even life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever". "Rat bite fever" (RBF) can lead to death, and has has a 10% mortality rate, if it is left without treatment.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever - Among the signs of "rat bite fever" are:

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

If you get bitten by a rat you should promptly wash the wound with warm water, apply an antibiotic cream, and cover it up with a clean bandage or plaster. Even if the wound doesn't seem to be that major, you ought to book an emergency appointment with your GP or head straight to the nearest A&E. If you have not received a tetanus jab in the last five years or so, you should also get one of these too.

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The easiest way to prevent problems with rodents is to discourage them from the beginning. Therefore, deterring rats must be something to keep in mind even if you do not have a rat problem presently. One of the major factors behind rat and rodent infestations is household waste in gardens. Giving both the materials and location to build a nest will only attract them. In addition, refrain from supplying them with easy foodstuffs by leaving household scraps of food around the garden and putting out bird seed feeders with grain that will just attract rats and mice.

Reporting Rats

We briefly brought up this earlier, so now let's go into more detail. Should you spot rats in your own garden, in a public place or in a neighbours garden it's a good idea to report it to the local council. Certain councils offer a cost-free service for rat issues but charges are usually made for most other pest infestations for instance bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps. It is also easy to report rat infestations on the .gov webpage which you will find HERE. To have things taken care of speedily schedule a rat catcher HERE.

Mole Problems

Whilst not such a commonplace issue these days moles can also be dealt with by rat catchers. Bringing about quite different issues than rats, moles are usually not quite so despised. It's outside in the garden where you could have issues with moles, and lawns specifically are susceptible. Neatly manicured lawns ruined by unsightly heaps of newly dug soil are a sure sign of moles. Using traps is certainly the most humane and favourable technique to remove moles. (Tags: Mole Trapping Stenhousemuir, Mole Catchers Stenhousemuir)

Kinds of Rat

You are only going to encounter two types of rat in Stenhousemuir or anyplace in Great Britain. The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus).

The Brown Rat

In Stenhousemuir, the rest of the UK and Continental Europe the commonest kind of rat is the brown rat (sewer rat, common rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or street rat), this is the kind you might discover in your home or garden. The brown rat (it can often be grey in colour) is ordinarily 4 to 9 inches long (without the tail) and weighs 140-500g. It is almost always found wherever humans are living. Even though once believed to have spread from Norway (hence its name), the brown rat is now understood to have first come from China. Brown rats have excellent hearing but poor eyesight, they climb effectively and dig extensive burrows, they are omnivores but have a preference for grains and cereals, the female rats will produce 5 litters of as many as Fourteen per year.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Originating in India and Southeast Asia the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat is also not a native of the British Isles or Europe. Most likely traveling in shipments of spices at the time of the Roman Empire, the black rat eventually spread throughout Continental Europe. At one time a common sight in Great Britain, this rat disappeared when the brown rat became dominant. The black rat gets to a length of 5" to 7" a weight of 75 to 230 grams. Known to pass on bubonic plague, tularemia, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever, trichinosis, listeria, salmonella, Weil's disease and typhus, black rats are notorious spreaders of disease and pathogens.


Householders with a rat problem in Stenhousemuir are often 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 easily obtainable in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in and around Stenhousemuir, so the things that you need can easily be acquired.

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Nonetheless, unless you know exactly what you're at, it's probably better to appoint a professional rat exterminator, who will have handled such problems thousands of times before, and will know automatically what the ideal solution is.

The rookie's use of rat toxins is likely to do more harm than good, as you must be exceptionally vigilant with them especially when children and pets are likely to be contact with them. You'd be much better off enlisting the help of a professional when you need rat control in Stenhousemuir. (Tags: Rat Exterminator Stenhousemuir, Rat Control Stenhousemuir, Rat Removal Stenhousemuir)

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Rat Control Around Stenhousemuir: People who live in the following streets and areas have just recently requested rat control services - Madill Place, Hallam Road, Linlithgow Place, Bruce Drive, Finlarig Court, Ochil Drive, Doune Crescent, Douglas Place, McLaren Court, Valeview, Central Drive, Rannoch Place, Christie Terrace, Blenheim Place, Jamieson Avenue, Chestnut Grove, Union Street, Carrongrange Grove, Anne Drive, Cedar Grove, Philip Drive, Dunrobin Avenue, Castle Drive, Church Street, Balmoral Place, Tryst Road, Falkland Place, as well as these local Stenhousemuir postcodes: FK5 4QW, FK5 4NY, FK5 4LG, FK5 4JS, FK5 4QT, FK5 4BL, FK5 4QS, FK5 4LH, FK5 4LF, FK5 3HT. Work was achieved in these locations by experts in pest control. Stenhousemuir residents received dependable and top quality pest control services on every occasion.

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(This pest control Stenhousemuir page was written by S. N. Locke 12-11-21)