Rat Catchers Tayport

Tayport Pest Control Services

Tayport Rat Catchers (DD6): Spotting a rat in your garden or even inside your home is usually rather a shocking experience and whilst it isn't such a frequent occurrence in Tayport nowadays, its certainly something that does happen occasionally. Rats tend to breed rather quickly and will likely cause problems, especially when they are present in numbers. Just one sighting of a lone rat may not be that much of an issue, however if you are observing them often you need to report it.

There are actually two species of rat that you may spot in Tayport, black rats and brown (common) rats. It's rather unlikely that you will ever come across black rats, and if you've spotted a rat recently chances are it will have been one of the more common brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (also known as ship rats) were once common and were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague, they're rather rare now, however where they are seen they've got good hearing, are superb climbers, and can produce between twenty and one hundred offspring in a single year.

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The black rat (Rattus Rattus) at 5 to 7" long, is smaller than the brown rat, which grows to a length of nearly nine inches and weighs around 500g. Much of the damage and destruction attributable to brown rats is down to the fact that to keep their incisors from growing too much, they must continuously gnaw on stuff. Their attention is commonly concentrated on things made out of timber.

An infestation of rats will lead to all sorts of problems for business owners and householders in Tayport, they'll gnaw their way through insulation, wires, pipes and woodwork, transmit diseases, leave behind droppings, and get up to all sorts of mischief. The local authorities must be advised whenever rats are spotted. Or go HERE to report sightings of rats and pests on the .gov web page.

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You won't have to actually observe rats to know of that they are there, since there are a few telltale signs that will alert you to their presence. Perhaps you may discover droppings on floor surfaces or in cupboards, you might observe rat holes gnawed into skirtings or floorboards, you might come upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere or you might hear noises coming from a floor, wall or loft.

Unless you want to wait around for environmental health to remedy this rat infestation you might decide to speak to a local Tayport pest controller or rat catcher who will be knowledgeable in the area of pest removal. There are not so many individuals these days who just specialise in issues with rats, so you can also contact them if you've got a wasp nest in your loft or even moles in your lawn.

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Tayport and also nearby in: Carrick, Bottomcraig, Balmullo, St Michaels, Pickletillum, Drumoig, Wormit, Leuchars, Dairsie, Balmerino, Newport-on-Tay, Dundee, Guardbridge, Gauldry, as well as in these postcodes DD6 9NG, DD6 9EW, DD6 9BY, DD6 9EA, DD6 9PW, DD6 9NN, DD6 9DT, DD6 9HN, DD6 9JA, DD6 9JG. Locally based Tayport rat catchers will most likely have the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01382 and the postcode DD6. Checking this out should guarantee you're accessing local pest control. Tayport property owners are able to utilise these and various other related services.

Reporting Rat Sightings

The following is a little more detail on a topic we outlined further up the page. The local environmental health is the place to send a report should you witness rats in a neighbours garden, in a public space or in your own garden. Most councils will sort out rats cost-free, but when you've got other infestations for instance cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps they'll very often charge. Rat infestations can also be reported on the .gov webpage HERE. Click HERE to organize your local rat catcher and get the matter resolved without delay.


Digging and burrowing is a thing that all rats like to do and its close to solid structures and objects such as garden shed bases, terraces, garage foundations and paths that they mainly prefer to dig. These are often not simple holes, but substantial networks of burrows, made to provide shelter, a nesting place and food storage. Watch out for holes having smooth sides, which have been polished by the constant movement of these busy critters. The entrances to rat burrows are commonly two to four inches in diameter. It's possible to find out if rats are still in situ by partially blocking up the entrance hole to ascertain if they come back and clear it.

Rat Bite Wounds

Even though rat bites aren't that common in Tayport, they certainly do happen every now and then and they can be dangerous in certain scenarios. When rats are cornered or feel threatened, they can attack and bite humans, thus should you find yourself in a situation like that, stay out of the way and leave an easy exit route.

You'd think that folks would be wary of ramming their hand inside a rat's cage, however as rats are frequently kept as pets (are you kidding?), this is a rising cause of rat bites. While they're not always serious, rat bites can become infected or be life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), consequently they should be avoided wherever possible. "Rat bite fever", if left without treatment, can cause death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

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

  • Muscle Pain
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Rashes
  • Headaches
  • Redness or Swelling
  • Joint Pain or Swelling

You should promptly wash the wound with warm water, if you get bitten by a rat, then put on an antibiotic ointment to the bite area, and cover it with a clean, sterile bandage or plaster. Even if the wound doesn't seem to be that serious, you need to book an emergency appointment with your GP or head for the nearest A&E. Getting a tetanus jab is also wise, particularly if it is more than 5 years since your last one.

What Attracts Rats and Mice?

With their pointy faces, twitching whiskers and fur covered bodies, some folk may find rats and mice to be quite cute, however they're not the kind of animals that you want living in your house or garden in Tayport, and can actually be more dangerous than you'd suppose. By chewing through insulation materials, floorboards, plastic and electric wiring, mice and rats can cause accidents and in particular electrical fires. Between them rats and mice can spread over thirty types of diseases including rat bite fever, bubonic plague, listeria, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, tularemia, Weil's disease, typhus and salmonella. Among the things around your garden and property that are attractive to rats and mice are:

  • FOOD - Food that is left discarded or lying around is one of the primary attractions for mice and rats.
  • TRASH/RUBBISH - Accumulations of garbage and garden rubbish piled up on your property (particularly in the garden) will certainly attract rats and mice.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Remarkably heaps of compost and even pet waste can attract rodents - they will find some tasty morsels hiding in there!
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Rats and mice can crawl through the tiniest of holes and cracks, so look out for gaps around roof vents, doorways, crawl spaces and pipes.
  • WATER - Active mice and rats need to drink, so sources of water like birdbaths, dripping sprinkler systems, pet water bowls and leaking pipes are a big temptation for these unwelcome pests.
  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in loft, shed or cellar will be particularly attractive to rodents, especially if there is a source of food close by.

Rat Prevention Tayport

Discouraging mice and rats before they even become a nuisance is actually the most effective way to avoid such issues. For this reason, even though you don't actually have a rat problem, rat prevention must be right at the top of your list of priorities. Domestic trash cluttering up your garden is accepted as one of the principal causes of rat and rodent infestations. Supplying them with both the location and materials for a nest will only encourage them. If there is also an abundance of food available those rats will be in heaven, so be aware that bird seed feeders often attract rats, especially when they are vulnerable to spilling over, and domestic waste food should not be accessible.

Rat Poison

Laying poison is perhaps one of the more horrible methods by which to eliminate rat infestations. This is accomplished by leaving a bait laced with poison, that's subsequently swallowed by the rat resulting in death several days later. A significant infestation of rats may be killed by this approach so long as the poisoned bait is positioned accurately. One or more of 3 primary compounds that are used in rat poisons are: difenacoum, brodifacoum or bromadioline. Dogs and pets can also be killed by coming into contact with such rat poisons, so be cautious. Brands of rat poison in the British Isles include the likes of: Roshield, Elixir Gardens, Pest Expert, RatKil, Propest and Rentokil. (Tags: Rat Poison Tayport, Rat Poisons Tayport)

Molecatchers in Tayport

Tayport rat catchers are often called on to deal with another similar type of pest, ie moles. Certainly not such despised creatures, moles bring about completely different issues than rats. Lawns and gardens are mainly at risk of damage when you have a mole problem. Neatly trimmed lawns ruined by unsightly piles of newly dug soil are a sure sign of moles. Trapping is by far the most humane and acceptable way to get rid of moles. (Tags: Molecatchers Tayport, Mole Trapping Tayport)

Kinds of Rat

You are only going to run across 2 sorts of rat in Tayport and throughout the British Isles. The Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

The brown rat (sewer rat, Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), common rat or street rat) is the most commonly found rat in Britain and all over Europe (also North America). The brown rat (it can often be grey) is commonly 4-9" in length (without the tail) and weighs about 140 to 500g. It invariably lives wherever people live. This species was named Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) since it was assumed to have spread to Britain by ship from Norway. It is now considered to have originated from Central Asia/China. Brown rats climb well and dig extensively, they have excellent hearing but bad eyesight, the female rats can give birth to five litters every year, they'll eat more or less anything (omnivores) but favour grain cereals.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

The black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat is also not native to the United Kingdom, originally coming from Southeast Asia (India). Possibly traveling in spice shipments in Roman times, the black rat subsequently spread throughout Continental Europe. Quite uncommon now in Great Britain, the black rat was for the most part ousted by the more dominant brown rat. This rat attains a length of five to seven inches and usually weighs 75-230g. Notorious for causing diseases black rats have been responsible for rat bite fever, bubonic plague, listeria, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, tularemia, Weil's disease, typhus and salmonella.

Rat Traps

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Whether you're going to deal with the rat situation by yourself or whether you are hiring the professionals, one of the ways to do this is with rat traps. Rat traps can be built to kill a rat or to compassionately capture rats for later release. The capture kind are the ideal choice for people who hate to think of creatures being harmed in any way whatsoever, even vermin. The available styles of rat traps include the likes of: enclosed poison traps, cage traps, spring loaded bait traps and electronic rat traps.


When you've got a rat problem in Tayport you may possibly try to solve it on your own - and obviously plenty of property owners in Tayport do just that. Rat traps, rat poisons and other products are easily obtainable in supermarkets, shops and hardware stores in and around Tayport, so the items that you need can be easily obtained.

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Bringing in an experienced Tayport rat exterminator would however be a better idea, unless you know precisely what you are doing, seeing as the correct solution is not always the obvious one.

In most instances the novice's use of rat poison isn't actually all that effective, and may even cause more problems than it solves - do you really want to risk the possibility of doing harm to your children and pets? If you know what's best for you, always bring in a professional rat control service in Tayport for resolving your rat problems. (Tags: Rat Removal Tayport, Rat Exterminators Tayport, Rat Control Tayport)

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Also find: Dairsie pest control, Pickletillum pest control, Guardbridge pest control, Balmerino pest control, Carrick pest control, Leuchars pest control, Gauldry pest control, Bottomcraig pest control, St Michaels pest control, Newport-on-Tay pest control, Wormit pest control, Dundee pest control, Balmullo pest control, Drumoig rat catchers and more. Most of these areas are catered for by professional pest control. Tayport business and home owners can get pest control estimates by clicking here.

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Tayport rat catchers will likely help you with rat trapping in Tayport, restaurant pest control, commercial rat control, rat baits, electronic pest control, rat catching, residential pest control, dead animal removal, rat deterrents, pest extermination, cockroach control, rat proofing, rat poison Tayport, pest control, bird pest control, ultrasonic pest control, wasp pest control, commercial pest control in Tayport, pest netting, squirrel pest control in Tayport, dead bird removal Tayport, emergency 24 hour pest control, household pest control, rodent control, bed bugs pest control and other pest control in Tayport, Scotland. These are just a selection of the tasks that are handled by people specialising in pest control. Tayport providers will tell you about their full range of pest control services.

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Rat Control Around Tayport: Homeowners living in the following roads have recently inquired about rat control services - Banknowe Drive, Banknowe Avenue, Hamilton Avenue, Castle Road, Banknowe Road, Mill Lane, Tayport Links Caravan Park, Maitland Street, Glebe Place, William Street, Isla Place, Butter Wynd, Lundin Crescent, Harbour Road, Commonty Road, Laerdal, Melville Court, Golf Road, Ogilvy Place, Glebe Gardens, Jubilee Buildings, William Payne Court, Erskine Road, Kirkton House, Victoria Road, as well as the following local Tayport postcodes: DD6 9NG, DD6 9EW, DD6 9BY, DD6 9EA, DD6 9PW, DD6 9NN, DD6 9DT, DD6 9HN, DD6 9JA, DD6 9JG. Work was accomplished in these places by experts in pest control. Tayport property owners benefited from reliable and high quality pest control services on every occasion.

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