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Strathaven Rat Catchers (ML10): Even though it isn't such a frequent problem nowadays in Strathaven, householders can still have issues with rats from time to time. Seeing rats in your house or garden isn't a great thing to experience, and would be enough to give some homeowners the shakes. Lone rats should not create much of an issue, but naturally rats tend to breed quickly and will cause issues as soon as they grow in numbers.

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There are 2 kinds of rat which you might run into in Strathaven, black rats and brown (or common) rats. Its relatively improbable that you'll ever see a black rat, and if you have seen a rat fairly recently chances are it'll have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (ship rats) were once common and were blamed for the Great Plague during the 17th Century, they're relatively rare nowadays, but where they do exist they have an acute sense of hearing, are terrific climbers, and the females can produce between twenty and one hundred offspring every twelve months.

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The brown rat is larger than the black rat (Rattus Rattus) and may weigh nearly 500g, with a length of around 9 inches. To wear down their continually growing incisors, brown rats must keep on gnawing at things, which is the reason they're the cause of such a lot of damage. Timber is particularly prone to their gnawing.

Rats leave droppings, transmit diseases, gnaw their way through insulation, pipes, wires and woodwork, and are basically troublesome in homes and businesses in Strathaven. Any sightings of rats need to be reported to the local authorities. You can also report problems with rats on the .gov website HERE.

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You'll from time to time become aware of the presence of rats not by in fact physically seeing them, but by them indicating their existence by other means. Perhaps you might encounter distinctive rat holes chewed in floorboards or skirtings, you may stumble upon a rat's nest in some concealed location, you may hear noises coming from a loft, floor or wall or you could discover droppings in cupboards or on floors.

To manage this problem there are several approaches that you could consider. You could lay out poison or traps yourself, you can get hold of the local Strathaven authority or council or you could locate a rat catcher or pest removal expert. There are no longer that many folks these days who just specialise in issues with rats, you are also able to call them if you've got a problem with a wasps nest in your attic or even moles causing damage to your lawn. (Tags: Ratcatchers Strathaven, Pest Control Strathaven )

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Rat catching and pest control can be undertaken in Strathaven and also nearby in: Darvel, Chapelton, Crossford, Sandford, Larkhall, Stonehouse, Glassford, Braidwood, Dalserf, Caldermill, Kirkmuirhill, Netherburn, Deadwaters, Ashgill, as well as in these postcodes ML10 6UL, ML10 6LU, ML10 6UR, ML10 6NJ, ML10 6AS, ML10 6JL, ML10 6US, ML10 6SZ, ML10 6UT, ML10 6BN. Local Strathaven pest controllers will likely have the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01357 and the postcode ML10. Checking this should make sure that you access locally based pest control. Strathaven homeowners will be able to benefit from these and lots of other related services.

Mouse Problems Strathaven

While not as shocking as discovering rats in your house or garden, mice could be equally as much of an issue. While a lot smaller, mice still breed quickly, contaminate food, gnaw at stuff and leave droppings. Also, as with rats, poisoning and setting traps are the favoured methods for resolving mouse infestations in Strathaven. Strathaven rat catchers will also help you solve mice infestations, so get on the phone or visit BARK to get the problem sorted.

Species of Rat

You'll only ever encounter two species of rat in Strathaven and throughout the British Isles. They're the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In Strathaven, the rest of Britain and Europe the most widespread type of rat is the brown rat (sewer rat, common rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) or street rat), this is the kind you are most likely to spot in your garden or home. The coloration of this rat ranges between brown and grey, it generally grows to about four to nine inches (with a similar length of tail) and has a weight of between 140 and 500g. It was named Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) because it was assumed to have arrived in Britain by ship from Norway. It is nowadays considered to have originated from Central Asia/China. Brown rats have an acute sense of hearing but bad eyesight, they climb effectively and burrow a lot, they are omnivores but have a preference for cereal grains, the females may reproduce five litters of up to 14 pups every year.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Also not a native species of Britain, the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat first came to Europe from Southeast Asia (most likely India). Understood to have spread in Roman times, this rat most likely reached Europe and the United Kingdom in shipments of spice. The black rat was at one time a common sight in the British Isles however was typically replaced by the larger brown rat and is now quite scarce. Growing to lengths of 5-7 inches, this rat weighs in at only 75-230g. Notorious for causing diseases black rats are often to blame for trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, Weil's disease, typhus, tularemia, bubonic plague, listeria and rat bite fever.

What Attracts Rats?

Regardless of their seemingly cute appearance, with their pointy faces, twitching whiskers and furry bodies, rats and mice can be dangerous and are definitely not creatures that you want to be making a home in your house or garden in Strathaven. Rats and mice are known to cause fires and other issues around the home by gnawing through floorboards, electrical wires, plastic and insulation materials. Spreading the likes of trichinosis, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, Weil's disease, typhus, tularemia, bubonic plague, listeria and rat bite fever, rats and mice can cause more than thirty kinds of disease. Amongst the things around your home and property that are attractive to rodents are:

  • CLUTTER - General clutter in loft, basement or shed will be particularly attractive to rats and mice, especially if there is a source of food nearby.
  • PET WASTE/COMPOST - Surprisingly heaps of compost and even pet waste can attract rats and mice - there are some tasty titbits hiding in there!
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can squeeze through the tiniest of holes and cracks, so watch out for spaces around pipework, crawl spaces, grills and doors.
  • FOOD - Food that is left discarded or lying around is one of the primary attractions for rats and mice.
  • RUBBISH/TRASH - An accumulation of trash and garden rubbish piled up on your property (particularly in the garden) will unquestionably attract rats and mice.
  • WATER - Busy little rats and mice have to drink, which means that water sources such as birdbaths, pet water bowls, leaking pipes and seeping sprinkler systems are a big temptation for these unwelcome pests.

Rat Traps Strathaven

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Rat traps are one of the strategies for dealing with a rat issue, regardless of whether you're taking care of it by yourself or calling the experts in. Nowadays there are several different styles of rat trap readily available, providing you with a selection of capture choices. People who do not like to see creatures of any kind hurt, will unquestionably prefer the capture style of trap. Rat traps can be found in all styles and sizes and include: electronic rat traps, spring loaded bait traps, enclosed poison traps and cage traps.

Problems With Moles

A number of Strathaven rat catchers may also help with moles. Certainly not such hated critters, moles bring about completely different problems to rats. It is out in the garden where you're likely to have troubles with moles, and lawns especially are at risk of damage. Neatly maintained lawns ruined by unsightly piles of freshly dug dirt are a sure sign of mole activity. The favorite and most humane method to remove moles is by trapping.

Rat Bites

Whilst rat bites are not that common in the United Kingdom, they certainly do occur from time to time and they can be serious in some situations. When threatened or cornered, rats can attack and bite, so when you come across one in a confined environment, it's wise to leave it an exit route so that it can escape.

Rat bites occasionally occur in houses where rats are being kept as pets, and poking your hand inside a rat's cage is definitely a manoeuvre to be wary of. Rat bites can turn nasty or even life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever", so they must be avoided if possible, although of of course they're not always serious. "Rat bite fever" (RBF) can cause death in 10% of cases, if it is left untreated.

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

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

You should promptly wash the affected area 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 must make an appointment to see your doctor, or head for the closest A&E, even if you believe it isn't that major. It's also wise to get a tetanus vaccination, particularly if you have not received one of these in the last five years.


If you've got rats living in the garden, the likelihood is that there will be a burrow somewhere. Rats like to dig and burrow and they typically dig them next to solid objects or structures such as patios, paths, garden shed bases and garage foundations. These are the places to check if you think there are rats in the area. These are not often just straightforward holes in the ground, but rather substantial networks of burrows, designed to use as food storage, nesting places and shelter. A certain sign of a rat burrow is often a smooth sided hole close to a solid structure, where the coming and going of furry critters have rubbed and polished the entrance hole. Commonly 2" to 4" in diameter, entrances to rat burrows are fairly easy to recognize. A smart way to discover if rats currently using the burrow is to throw a bit of debris into the hole and check if it's been cleared the next day.

In Conclusion

Having a rat problem in Strathaven is a situation that everyone fears, and when this happens to you, you may be tempted to try to resolve it yourself. Rat poisons, rat traps and other merchandise is readily available in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in the Strathaven area, so the stuff you need can be easily obtained.

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A specialist rat exterminator in Strathaven is however the preferred person for the job, seeing that eliminating rats isn't always as simple as you might think.

Due to the risks to children and pets, the rookie's use of rat poisons is not really recommended, and it isn't always helpful in any case. If uncertain, bring in the professionals for your rat control needs in Strathaven.

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(This pest control Strathaven article was written on 06-10-2022)