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Stepps Rat Catchers (G33): While it isn't such a common occurrence nowadays in Stepps, folks do have trouble with rats occasionally. Spotting rats in your garden or inside your house is not a nice experience, and would be sufficient to cause some people the shivers. Individual rats aren't likely to cause very much of a problem, but of course rats tend to reproduce rapidly and can start to cause issues as soon as they grow in numbers.

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If you do notice rats in Stepps, the likelihood is that they're going to be common brown rats, although there are actually 2 types of rat at present living in Great Britain; black (ship) rats and brown (or common) rats. As you may be aware black rats were blamed for the Great Plague of the 17th Century and at that time they were extremely common. Black rats are quite rare now and in fact neither variety is native to the British Isles, both originally from from Asia.

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Brown rats are larger than black rats weighing in at half a kilo and reaching lengths of approximately 9". To wear down their continually growing incisors, common brown rats need to keep gnawing at things, which is the reason they cause so much damage. They especially choose to gnaw at timber.

Rats cause many problems in homes and businesses in Stepps and they leave behind droppings, transmit diseases, gnaw through insulation, woodwork, pipes and wires, and are basically troublesome. The local authorities really should be advised whenever rats are sighted. It's also possible to report a rat problem on the .gov website online HERE.

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It is not only by sight that you will become aware of the presence of rats, their habits are often enough to give warning. It is possible you could hear scratching coming from a loft, wall or floor, you could find droppings on the floor or in cupboards, you could stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere or you may spot holes chewed in floorboards or skirtings.

If you are going to have this situation managed effectively you must bring in a professional. You could either get in contact with your local environmental health department or bring in a specialist Stepps pest controller or rat catcher for yourself. There are not all that many people these days who specialize just in issues with rats, so you can also bring them in if you've got moles causing damage or maybe a wasp nest in your loft space.

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Pest control and rat catching can be carried out in Stepps and also nearby in: Millerston, Brookfield, Springhill, Easterhouse, Moodiesburn, Briarcroft, Muirhead, Glendale, Carntyne, Chryston, Ruchazie, Garnkirk, Cranhill, Blackhill, Cardowen, Gartcosh, Queenslie, Robroyston, as well as in these postcodes G33 6HD, G33 6DA, G33 6EF, G33 6DQ, G33 6BX, G33 6EA, G33 6HP, G33 6DT, G33 6HF, G33 6DW. Locally based Stepps pest controllers will most likely have the postcode G33 and the phone code Dialling code 0141. Checking this out can guarantee you're accessing local pest control. Stepps home and business owners will be able to utilise these and lots of other similar services.

Rat Burrows

If you have rats living in the garden, the chances are that there'll be a burrow. Rats like to burrow and dig and they frequently do this near to solid structures and objects like garages, garden sheds, patios and pathways. These are the spots to check if you think you have rats about. Rats build extensive networks of burrows that provide them with nesting, shelter and food storage. Look out for holes having smooth sides, which have been polished by the frequent movement of these busy little animals. If you discover holes but are not sure if they're rats, they will typically be approximately 2-4 inches across. It's possible to find out if rats are still about by partially filling up the burrow entrance to see if they come back and clear it.

Reporting Rats

We briefly outlined this subject previously, so now let's go into it a bit more. Should you notice rats in a public place, in your own garden or in a neighbours garden it's advisable to inform the local environmental health. Sometimes local councils will take care of rats free of charge, but when you have other pest infestations such as wasps, cockroaches and bed bugs they'll often charge you. You can visit the .gov webpage HERE to report sightings of rats. To have things taken care of immediately schedule a rat catcher HERE.

Rat Bites

While, in Stepps, bites from rats aren't all that commonplace, they certainly do happen from time to time, and the consequences can be serious in some circumstances. If you encounter a rat in a confined environment, it could bite you if it feels scared or cornered, so leave it an easy exit route and try to avoid it at all costs.

Rat bites sometimes occur in properties where rats are being kept as pets, and poking your hand inside a rat's cage is certainly an action you should avoid. While rat bites aren't dangerous in all cases, they should be avoided where possible, and can turn nasty or even fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). "Rat bite fever" has a 10% mortality rate, if left without treatment.

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

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

If are bitten by a rat you should promptly wash the wound with warm water, apply an antibiotic ointment, and cover it up with a clean bandage or gauze. You should book an appointment to see your GP, or head straight to the closest A&E, even if you think it isn't that serious. If you have not been vaccinated against tetanus in the last five years or so, you should also get one of these.

Rat Poisons

What some may consider a horrible means by which to eradicate rats is by poisoning. This is typically accomplished by carefully positioning a poisoned bait, that is then swallowed by a rat leading to its death within a few days. The positioning of the poison is very important and can be responsible for the success or failure of this procedure. The ingredients which are utilized in rat poison includes: difenacoum, bromadioline or brodifacoum. You've got to be careful to keep this away from cats and dogs. Rat poison brands sold in the United Kingdom include the likes of: Elixir Gardens, Roshield, Propest, RatKil, Pest Expert and Rentokil. (Tags: Rat Poison Stepps, Rat Poisons Stepps)

Types of Rat

There are two kinds of rat which you're likely to encounter in Stepps or anywhere else in the British Isles for that matter. The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus) and the Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In Stepps, the rest of the United Kingdom and Continental Europe the most common kind of rat is the brown rat (sewer rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat or street rat), this is what you are likely to discover in your garden or house. The brown rat (it can sometimes be grey in colour) is normally 4-9" long (without the tail) and weighs 140 to 500 grams. It almost always lives wherever humans are living. Even though once thought to have spread from Norway, the brown rat is now known to have initially come from China or at least Central Asia. Brown rats are omniverous (feed on anything) although their favourite foods are grain cereals, they've got good hearing but bad eyesight, the females reach sexual maturity in just 5 weeks and are able to produce five litters each year (with up to 14 in each litter), they dig a lot and climb brilliantly.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Originating from Southeast Asia (most likely India) the black rat, roof rat or ship rat is also not a native species of the UK or Europe. It's thought to have spread throughout Europe during the time of the Roman Empire, most likely hidden in shipments of spices. Quite uncommon now in the UK, this rat was largely driven out by the larger brown (common) rat. Weighing only 75-230g, the black rat reaches a length of 5" to 7". Well known for causing typhus, salmonella, bubonic plague, trichinosis, rat bite fever, Weil's disease, tularemia, toxoplasmosis and listeria, black rats are notorious spreaders of disease and pathogens.


Having a problem with rats in Stepps is a situation that most of us fear, and when you find yourself in this scenario, you may have the urge to try to solve it yourself. Rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products are easily obtainable in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in the Stepps area, so the things you need can be easily acquired.

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Even so, unless you are aware of what you're at, it is possibly wise to retain the services of an experienced rat exterminator, who'll have resolved such problems thousands of times previously, and will automatically know what the best solution is.

The newcomer's use of rat poisons will likely cause more problems than it solves, since you must be incredibly careful with them when pets and children could possibly come into contact with them. If you've any doubts, contact the professionals for your rat control in Stepps. (Tags: Rat Removal Stepps, Rat Control Stepps, Rat Exterminator Stepps)

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Also find: Cardowen pest control, Millerston pest control, Moodiesburn pest control, Carntyne pest control, Brookfield pest control, Glendale pest control, Garnkirk pest control, Springhill pest control, Easterhouse pest control, Chryston pest control, Gartcosh pest control, Robroyston pest control, Blackhill pest control, Briarcroft pest control, Queenslie pest control, Muirhead pest control, Cranhill pest control, Ruchazie rat catchers and more. Most of these villages and towns are serviced by professional pest control. Stepps residents can get pest control price quotes by going here.

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Stepps rat catchers can usually help you with pest removal services, pest control, restaurant pest control, ultrasonic pest control, dead bird removal, pest extermination in Stepps, squirrel pest control, wasp pest control, mole catching, rat proofing Stepps, pest netting, bird proofing services, rat prevention, household pest control, 24 hour emergency pest control Stepps, residential pest control, domestic pest control, dead animal removal, wasp nest removal, rat poison, mice pest control, commercial rat control in Stepps, rat deterrents, insect heat treatments, rat removal and other pest control in Stepps, Scotland. These are just some of the duties that are performed by people specialising in pest control. Stepps professionals will be happy to inform you of their entire range of services.

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Rat Control Around Stepps: Some Stepps roads where rat problems have recently been resolved - Brown Court, Pear Tree Drive, Nicolson Court, Eredine Place, McNab Crescent, McCulloch Way, Cumbernauld Road, Blaneview, Kilpatrick Court, School Road, Braeval Way, Whitehill Avenue, Lenzie Road, Laundry Lane, Loch Road, Blenheim Avenue, Maroney Drive, Hall Place, Cardowan Road, Bradley Court, Mathieson Crescent, West Avenue, Lennox Gate, Anniesdale Avenue, as well as these local Stepps postcodes: G33 6HD, G33 6DA, G33 6EF, G33 6DQ, G33 6BX, G33 6EA, G33 6HP, G33 6DT, G33 6HF, G33 6DW. Work was accomplished in these places by experts in pest control. Stepps home and business owners received dependable and high quality pest control services in every case.

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(This pest control Stepps content was generated on 10-03-2023)