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Stockton Heath Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Stockton Heath Rat Catchers (WA4): Although it's not that common at present, seeing a rat in your garden or even inside your home in Stockton Heath isn't really a good experience. Just one sighting of a rat should not be too much of an issue, however, if you observe the presence of rats more regularly or spot multiple rats you could potentially be heading for trouble as they tend to breed so rapidly.

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There are actually two sorts of rat that you might come across in Stockton Heath, common (brown) rats and black rats. Its relatively unlikely that you will ever see a black rat, and if you have spotted a rat just recently its likely to have been the more widespread brown rat (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were common at one time and were responsible for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're rather rare nowadays, though where they are seen they are amazing climbers, have good hearing, and the females can give birth to between twenty and one hundred baby rats in a single year.

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The brown rat is typically bigger than the black rat (Rattus Rattus) and may weigh nearly half a kilo, with a length of roughly 9 inches. To wear down their constantly growing incisor teetn, common brown rats have to keep on gnawing at things, which explains why they're responsible for such a lot of damage and destruction. Their attention is frequently targeting items made from timber.

Rats spread disease, leave behind droppings, gnaw through pipes, wires, insulation and woodwork, and are typically problematic in homes and business premises throughout Stockton Heath. The local authority must be notified when there are repeated incidences of rats. Or otherwise go HERE to report sightings of rats and other pest problems on the .gov dedicated webpage.

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It isn't always by sight alone that you will be alerted to the presence of rats, their habits are often quite enough to enlighten you. It's possible you might encounter holes chewed in floorboards or skirting boards, you might hear noises coming from a wall, loft or floor, you may start seeing droppings on the floor or in cupboards or you may find a rat's nest hidden away.

To take care of this situation there are various routes that you might consider. You could set poison or traps yourself, you could contact the local Stockton Heath environmental health or you could find a rat removal specialist. There are no longer that many people nowadays who specialise just in rat catching, so you can also call them if you have moles causing damage to your lawn or perhaps a wasps nest in your loft space.

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Rat catching and pest control can be done in Stockton Heath and also in nearby places like: Warburton, Paddington, Little Bollington, Stretton, Higher Walton, Thelwall, Hatton, Warrington, Bewsey, Lymm, Statham, Dudlows Green, Woolston, Walton, Appleton, Latchford, High Legh, Grappenhall, Moore, Daresbury, and in these postcodes WA4 6PL, WA4 6HX, WA4 6GY, WA4 2SA, WA4 6PJ, WA4 2AS, WA4 6NP, WA4 2BU, WA4 6LN, WA4 6JN. Local Stockton Heath pest controllers will probably have the postcode WA4 and the telephone code 01925. Checking this can make sure that you're accessing locally based pest control. Stockton Heath property owners can benefit from these and countless other related services.

Species of Rat

There are 2 sorts of rat that you could encounter in Stockton Heath or any place else in Britain for that matter. The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus).

The Brown Rat

The brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat, street rat or sewer rat) is the most frequently found rat in the United Kingdom and all over Continental Europe (also North America). The brown rat (it can often be grey in colour) is typically four to nine inches long (without the tail) and weighs in at 140 to 500 grams. It always lives wherever people are living. Nowadays understood to have originally come from Central Asia (very likely China), it was at one time deemed to have come from Norway (hence the name Norway Rat). Brown rats have bad eyesight but an acute sense of hearing, they climb well and dig extensive burrows, they are omnivores but have a preference for cereals, the female rats may reproduce five litters of as many as Fourteen per year.

The Black Rat

Originating from Southeast Asia the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), roof rat or ship rat is also not a native species of the United Kingdom or Europe. Understood to have spread at the time of the Roman Empire, this rat almost certainly reached Europe and the United Kingdom via shipments of spice. Quite scarce nowadays in Great Britain, the black rat was pretty much replaced by the more dominant brown (common) rat. Weighing just 75 to 230 grams, the black rat grows to lengths of approximately 5-7 inches. Notorious for spreading disease black rats can be responsible for trichinosis, listeria, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever, bubonic plague, Weil's disease, salmonella, tularemia and typhus.

Rat Poisons

One way to resolve a rat problem is to use poison. A rat will die several days after eating a poison laced bait, normally wholewheat grain. The positioning of the rat poison is crucial and can lead to the success or failure of this approach. One or more of 3 key ingredients which are used in making rat poisons are: difenacoum, bromadioline or brodifacoum. Dogs and pets could also be harmed by eating these rat poisons, so take care. Well known brands of rat poison in Stockton Heath include: Pest Expert, Elixir Gardens, Roshield, Rentokil, RatKil and Propest. (Tags: Rat Poison Stockton Heath, Rat Poisons Stockton Heath)

Problems With Mice

Mice may be just as much of a problem as rats, particularly when they find their way into your property. While not so big, mice still contaminate food, gnaw at things, leave droppings and breed quickly. Also, much like rats, trapping and poisoning are the favoured strategies to dealing with mouse infestations in Stockton Heath. Stockton Heath rat catchers can also assist you with mouse infestations, so call one up or go to BARK to get the issue sorted.

Reporting Rats and Pests

I will go into a bit more detail now, although this topic was highlighted earlier. The Environmental Health is where you should send a report if you witness rats in a public space, in a neighbours garden or in your own garden. Occasionally councils will deal with rats at no cost, however when you have other infestations such as cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps they'll quite often charge. Also, it is a possibility to report sightings of rats on the Government (.gov) website which you can visit HERE. You can of course organize your own rat catcher to come and handle the problem by going HERE.

Rat Traps

Rat Traps

Rat traps are one of the solutions for dealing with a rat problem, whether you are taking care of it by yourself or getting the rat catchers in. Rat traps may be built to actually exterminate rats or to compassionately capture rats for later release. If you're averse to harming animals, probably the capture style traps would be the appropriate option. If you take a look around you should get loads of different designs such as: electronic rat traps, enclosed poison traps, cage traps and spring loaded bait traps.

What Attracts Mice and Rats?

Regardless of their outwardly cute look, with their fur covered bodies, twitchy whiskers and pointy faces, mice and rats can be dangerous and are not animals that you want to be making a home in your house or garden in Stockton Heath. Rats and mice can cause damage to your property by gnawing through insulation materials, plastic, skirting boards and electric cables, and are sometimes the cause of fires and other issues. Spreading conditions like trichinosis, listeria, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever, bubonic plague, Weil's disease, salmonella, tularemia and typhus, rats and mice can cause more than 30 different kinds of disease. Among the things around your home and property that are attractive to rats and mice are:

  • FOOD - Food that is left lying around or discarded is perhaps the main attraction for rats and mice.
  • WATER - Mice and rats have to drink, therefore water sources like pet bowls, birdbaths, leaky pipes and seeping sprinkler systems are a big attraction for these unwanted pests.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Incredibly pet waste and even piles of compost can be attractive to mice and rats - there are likely to be a few tasty morsels hiding in there!
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in cellar, loft or gardenshed will be particularly attractive to mice and rats, particularly if there is a source of food close by.
  • TRASH - Accumulations of trash and garden waste heaped up on your property (especially in the garden) will surely attract rodents.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Mice and rats can crawl through the tiniest of holes, so be on the lookout for spaces around doors, vents, crawl spaces and plumbing.

Rat Bite Wounds

Although not that common in Stockton Heath, rat bites do happen every so often, and in certain circumstances they can be dangerous. When rats are cornered or feel pressured, they can bite humans, so if you unfortunately find yourself in a situation like that, stay out of the way and leave an easy and clear exit route.

You'd think that folks would be cautious about placing their hand into a rat's cage, yet as rats are often kept as pets, this is an increasing cause of rat bites. Rat bites can become infected or be fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), subsequently they should be avoided if possible, although of they are not of course always dangerous. "Rat bite fever" (RBF) can result in death in 10% of cases, if it is left without treatment.

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

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

In the unlikely event that you are ever bitten by a rat, you will have to carefully bathe the wound, administer a layer of antibiotic ointment, and wrap it with a clean, sterile bandage. Even if the wound doesn't appear to be that major, you should make an appointment to see your GP or go to the nearest hospital A&E unit. If you've not had a tetanus jab in the last 5 years, you should also ask for of these.

Do You Have Rats?

When you have an inkling that you may have rats in your property or business, there are a number of means by which you'll be able to tell. You should be on the lookout for tunnels or burrows adjacent to solid surfaces, watch for rub marks on walls and skirtings where greasy fur has left marks, keep your eyes open for droppings, they look like large grains of rice and are dark brown, check for gnaw marks in cables, wood and wires, especially in attics, listen out for constant scratching noises coming from rooves and walls, particularly during the night, search for tail trails or footprints in dusty areas.

In Conclusion

Having a problem with rats in Stockton Heath is something that everybody dreads, and when this happens to you, you may have the urge to try to resolve it yourself. Rat poisons, rat traps and other merchandise is available in hardware stores, supermarkets and shops in and around Stockton Heath, so the items you need can be easily obtained.

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An experienced rat exterminator in Stockton Heath is however the preferred person for the job, because getting rid of rats isn't necessarily as easy as you may think.

The amateur use of rat poisons is likely to do more harm than good, as you have to be extremely cautious with them if children and pets are around. If you have any doubts, get in touch with the professionals for rat control needs in Stockton Heath. (Tags: Rat Removal Stockton Heath, Rat Exterminator Stockton Heath, Rat Control Stockton Heath)

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Cheshire Rat Control Enquiries

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The latest Cheshire rat control enquiries: Lola-Rose Wood in Appleton Thorn, Cheshire needed a pest control specialist to tackle a rat problem in her bungalow. Jonas Coulter needed a pest control company to get rid of some rats in his garden just outside Goostrey, Cheshire. Hadi Cook in Malpas, Cheshire needed a pest controller to deal with some rats in his loft. Daisy-May Mac needed a rat catcher to deal with some rats in her garage in Helsby. Leandro Lucas in Christleton, Cheshire needed a rat catcher to deal with some rats in his garden shed. Anastasia North in Shavington, Cheshire needed a pest controller to tackle a rat problem in her roof space. Sukhmani Sellars in Adlington needed a rat catcher to tackle a rat problem in her outhouse. Jakob Schofield needed a pest controller to get rid of some rats in his attic close to Disley, Cheshire.

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Also find: Daresbury pest control, Woolston pest control, Higher Walton pest control, Hatton pest control, Thelwall pest control, Grappenhall pest control, Lymm pest control, Moore pest control, Paddington pest control, Appleton pest control, Little Bollington pest control, High Legh pest control, Latchford pest control, Stretton pest control, Statham pest control, Dudlows Green pest control, Warrington pest control, Warburton pest control, Walton pest control, Bewsey rat catchers and more. Most of these villages and towns are serviced by local pest control. Stockton Heath residents can get pest control estimates by going here.

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Rat Control Around Stockton Heath: Some Stockton Heath roads and streets where rat problems have recently been resolved - London Road, Carlton Street, Cambridge Close, Red Lane, Barton Avenue, Walton New Road, Thelwall New Road, Kimberley Drive, Mitchell Street, Bridgewater Mews, Knutsford Road, Carlisle Street, Marlborough Crescent, Brook Avenue, Victoria Road, Hunts Lane, Cranleigh Close, Orchard Street, Limetree Avenue, Ackers Lane, Southern Street, Cross Lane, Bramley Mews, Rosemary Avenue, Whitefield Road, Denbury Avenue, Chadwick Avenue, Hill Top Road, as well as these local Stockton Heath postcodes: WA4 6PL, WA4 6HX, WA4 6GY, WA4 2SA, WA4 6PJ, WA4 2AS, WA4 6NP, WA4 2BU, WA4 6LN, WA4 6JN. Work was done in these places by experts in pest control. Stockton Heath householders received competent and top notch pest control services in all cases.

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(This pest control Stockton Heath page was compiled by S Locke 20-07-2022)