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Teignmouth Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Teignmouth Rat Catchers (TQ14): Noticing a rat in your garden or home is usually rather an unsettling experience to go through and whilst it's not such a common occurrence in Teignmouth these days, it is certainly not unheard of. Rats tend to breed very quickly and are likely to cause problems, especially when their numbers get out of hand. Just one incidence of a solitary rat might not be much of a problem, however if you are noticing them on a regular basis you'll want to seek help.

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There are actually two sorts of rat which you may come across in Teignmouth, black rats and brown (or common) rats. Its pretty unlikely that you will ever see a black rat, and if you have seen a rat just recently the chances are it'll have been one of the more commonplace brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Black rats (or ship rats) were once common and were responsible for the Great Plague, they're relatively scarce now, though where they are seen they are exceptional climbers, have good hearing, and the females can give birth to 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 a little smaller than the common brown rat, which grows to lengths of almost nine inches and weighs close to half a kilo. To wear down their continually growing incisors, brown rats have to keep on gnawing at things, and that's why they are the cause of so much damage. Their interest is commonly concentrated on stuff that is made of wood.

An infestation of rats will cause a lot of issues for home owners and businesses in Teignmouth, they will transmit disease, gnaw through insulation, wires, pipes and woodwork, leave behind droppings, and contaminate foodstuffs. The local council needs to be notified when there are frequent incidences of rats. You could also report sightings of rats and other pests on the .gov website online HERE.

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You may not have to physically see rats to confirm that they are there, due to the fact that there are various signs which can warn you of their activity. Perhaps you may come across a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you may spot distinctive rat holes chewed into skirtings or floorboards, you could notice droppings on floors or in cupboards or you could hear scratching noises coming from a loft, wall or floor.

If you're going to have this issue tackled effectively you need to get in touch with a professional. You can either speak to your local environmental health department or call in a professional Teignmouth pest controller or rat catcher for yourself. In centuries past, rat catchers used to be simply that, but presently they're normally known as pest control experts and will not just be able to help you tackle rat problems but also wasps, mice, cockroaches, ants, moles and many more. (Tags: Rat Catchers Teignmouth, Pest Control Teignmouth )

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Pest control and rat catching can be done in Teignmouth and also in: Combeinteignhead, Holcombe, Newton Abbot, Dawlish, Luton, Bishopsteignton, Kinsteignton, Shaldon, Kingskerswell, Stokeinteignhead, Ideford, Penn Inn, Fosterville, Shutterton, and in these postcodes TQ14 8JD, TQ14 8JS, TQ14 8BT, TQ14 8BG, TQ14 8ES, TQ14 8BL, TQ14 8FW, TQ14 8DY, TQ14 8GD, TQ14 8PR. Local Teignmouth rat catchers will most likely have the dialling code 01626 and the postcode TQ14. Verifying this will make certain that you access local pest control. Teignmouth homeowners will be able to benefit from these and various other comparable services.

Rat Bite Wounds

While, in Britain, bites from rats are not all that commonplace, they certainly do occur periodically, and the implications can be serious in some scenarios. When rats are pressured or feel cornered, they can attack and bite people, thus if you find yourself in that situation, leave a clear and easy exit route and stay out of the way.

You'd think that people would be wary of sticking their hand inside a rat's cage, but as rats are often kept as pets, this is an increasing cause of rat bites. Rat bites aren't always dangerous, though must be avoided where possible, and they can become infected or be fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever". If it isn't treated swiftly "rat bite fever" (RBF) can result in death in 10% of cases.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - Among the signs and symptoms of "rat bite fever" are:

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

You should immediately wash the wound with warm water, if you are bitten by a rat, then put on an antibiotic ointment, and finally cover it with a clean plaster or bandage. You must make an emergency appointment with your GP, or head for the closest A&E unit, even if it doesn't seem that severe. If you haven't been vaccinated against tetanus in the last five years, you should also ask for of these.

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Rat catchers in Teignmouth are occasionally called on to handle another issue, namely moles. By no means such despised animals, moles bring about different problems to rats. The biggest issue with moles is that they'll cause quite a bit of damage to your garden, especially lawns. Nicely mowed lawns ruined by ugly heaps of newly dug soil are a sure sign of moles. Using traps is undoubtedly the most favourable and humane technique to reduce the number of moles. (Tags: Molecatchers Teignmouth, Mole Trapping Teignmouth)

Rat Poisons

Putting down poison is one of the more horrible ways to get rid of rats and rodents. Grains of wheat are laced using a poisoned compound and left for the rats to eat, it only takes several days for them to perish. When its set in the optimal position in or close to a rat infested area, poison can fairly quickly deal with a large population of rats. The ingredients that are widely-used in rat poisons include: difenacoum, bromadioline or brodifacoum. You need to be careful to keep this away from cats, dogs and other pets. Well known brands of rat poison made in the UK include: RatKil, Roshield, Pest Expert, Rentokil, Propest and Elixir Gardens. (Tags: Rat Poison Teignmouth, Rat Poisons Teignmouth)

Reporting Rats and Pests

We discussed this earlier, so here I'll go into it a bit more. It is always a great idea to inform the local council if you witness rats in a public space, in a neighbours garden or in your own garden. When it comes to rats this may occasionally be a cost-free service, while you'll frequently be asked to pay for some other pest infestations like bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps. It is also very easy to report rat infestations via the .gov webpage which you can visit HERE. You can needless to say arrange a local rat catcher to come over and sort out the issue by going HERE.

Rat Burrows

Digging is something that all rats love to do and its at the side of solid objects or structures like paths, patios, garage foundations and shed bases where they especially prefer to dig. Useful for shelter, nesting places and food storage, rat burrows are dug into extensive networks that can even cause damage if allowed to continue unchecked. The access points to rat burrows are usually worn smooth by the constant ins and outs, so look out for holes with smooth sides next to and beneath solid structures. The entrances to rat burrows are commonly approximately 2-4 inches in diameter. Throw some stuff into the burrow entrance and check back the following day to find out if it's been cleared. This will determine if the rats are still present.

Have You Got Rats?

When you've got an idea that you might have rats in your home or business, there are a few means by which you're able to tell. You could pay attention to gnaw marks in wood, cables and wires, especially in attics, listen closely for scratching noises emanating from walls and attics, in particular at nighttime, keep your eyes peeled for droppings (faeces), they are dark brown and look similar to large grains of rice, try to find signs of footprints or tail trails on loose soil or in dusty areas, watch out for rub marks where their greasy fur leaves marks on walls and skirting boards, look out for burrows or tunnels alongside solid surfaces.

Kinds of Rat

There are two types of rat that you might run into in Teignmouth or in fact any place else in the UK. They are the Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat

The most common rat present in Britain, and in fact the remainder of Europe, is the brown rat (Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus), street rat, common rat or sewer rat). The brown rat (it can often be grey) is generally 4 to 9 inches long (without the tail) and weighs in at 140-500g. It is usually found wherever humans live. Nowadays thought to have originally come from Central Asia (probably China), it was once assumed to have come from Norway (hence its name). Brown rats climb effectively and dig extensive burrows, they have poor eyesight but an acute sense of hearing, the female rats can give birth to 5 litters per year, they will eat more or less any foodstuffs (omnivorous) but have a preference for cereals.

The Black Rat

The black rat, (Rattus Rattus) roof rat or ship rat is also not a native of Britain, originating from Southeast Asia. Most likely traveling in shipments of spices for the Roman Empire, the black rat then spread throughout Europe. Rather rare now in Britain, the black rat was for the most part replaced by the more dominant brown rat. This rat grows to lengths of 5" to 7" a weight of 75g to 230g. Renowned for causing diseases black rats may be the cause of trichinosis, Weil's disease, listeria, salmonella, rat bite fever, typhus, toxoplasmosis, tularemia and bubonic plague.


Having a rat problem in Teignmouth is a situation that everyone fears, and when this happens to you, the temptation might be to try to solve it on your own. Rat traps, rat poisons and similar merchandise is readily available in supermarkets, shops and hardware stores in the Teignmouth area, so the items that you need can be easily obtained.

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Contacting a specialist Teignmouth rat exterminator would however be a better option, unless of course you know precisely what you're up to, seeing that the right approach isn't necessarily the obvious one.

Quite often the rookie's use of rat poison is not actually that beneficial, and could even cause more problems than it solves - do you really want to risk doing harm to your pets and children? If you've got any doubts, bring in the professionals for rat control in Teignmouth.

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Rat Control Around Teignmouth: People who live in the following roads and areas have just recently requested rat and pest control services - Higher Holcombe Close, Boyds Drive, Highgrove Park, Park Hill, Coombe View, Barnpark Terrace, Second Avenue, Coombe Vale Road, Milford Close, Orchard Gardens, Dawlish Road, Woodlands Close, Harts Close, Falkland Way, Ashleigh Drive, Den Road, Deer Park Drive, Winterbourne Road, Hutchings Way, New Quay Street, Paradise Glen, Barnsley Close, Somerset Place, Chelsea Place, Salisbury Terrace, St Lukes Drive, as well as these Teignmouth area postcodes: TQ14 8JD, TQ14 8JS, TQ14 8BT, TQ14 8BG, TQ14 8ES, TQ14 8BL, TQ14 8FW, TQ14 8DY, TQ14 8GD, TQ14 8PR. These areas recently saw activity by experts in pest control. Teignmouth householders enjoyed professional and reliable pest control services on each occasion.

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(This pest control Teignmouth article was created by Steve Locke 06-06-2022)