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Thurmaston Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Thurmaston Rat Catchers (LE4): Seeing rats in your house or garden tends to be quite a horrifying experience although its not so frequent an occurrence in Thurmaston nowadays, it is certainly not unheard of. Rats tend to breed rather quickly and can cause problems, particularly when their numbers spiral out of hand. Just one incidence of a lone rat probably won't be that much of a concern, but if you happen to be observing them on a regular basis it is best to find a solution.

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Even though neither of the two rat species presently found in Great Britain originate from these islands, they have clearly become well established. The brown rat is especially common while the black rat just isn't so much these days. Both of these varieties escaped from Asia and got to the British Isles on boats (as stowaways).

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The brown rat is usually larger than the black rat weighing in at 500g and reaching a length of approximately nine inches. A great deal of the damage attributable to brown rats is down to the fact that to keep their incisor teeth from getting too long, they have to continually gnaw on stuff. Their gnawing is often targeting things made out of timber.

Rat infestations will cause a variety of problems for business and home owners in Thurmaston, they'll transmit disease, leave behind droppings, gnaw through insulation, woodwork, wires and pipes, and build nests. Any frequent incidences of rats should be reported to the local environmental health department. Or alternatively report sightings of rats and pests on the .gov website HERE, which should be forwarded to your local authority.

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You will from time to time become aware of the presence of rats not actually by seeing them, but by them announcing their activity in other ways. Perhaps you might stumble upon a rat's nest hidden away somewhere, you may observe distinctive rat holes gnawed in skirting boards or floorboards, you could find droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces or you might hear scratching noises coming from a wall, loft or floor.

Unless you wish to wait around for environmental health to take care of your problem you might decide to call a local Thurmaston pest controller or rat catcher who will be experienced in the field of pest removal. There are not all that many folks these days who specialize just in rat problems, so you can also call them if you have moles causing damage to your lawn or maybe a wasp nest in your loft area. (Tags: Pest Control Thurmaston, Rat Catcher Thurmaston )

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Pest control and rat catching can be carried out in Thurmaston and also in nearby places like: Quenilborough, Scraptoft, Barkby, Humberstone, South Croxton, Beaumont Leys, Cropston, Cossington, Thurcaston, Wanlip, Hamilton, Belgrave, Leicester, Syston, Rothley, Birstall, together with these postcodes LE4 8NN, LE4 8GT, LE4 8LL, LE4 8ED, LE4 8NB, LE4 7TJ, LE4 8FS, LE4 8EB, LE4 8AD, LE4 8GH. Local Thurmaston rat catchers will most likely have the phone code 0116 and the postcode LE4. Verifying this will ensure you access locally based pest control. Thurmaston property owners will be able to benefit from these and lots of other related services.

Types of Rat

In Thurmaston, Leicestershire or anywhere else in the British Isles, there's only two kinds of rat that you are going to encounter. The Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat

In Thurmaston, the rest of Britain and Continental Europe the most widespread kind of rat is the brown rat (sewer rat, street rat, common rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)), this is the kind you will sometimes spot in your garden or house. The colour of this rat varies between brown and grey, it typically grows to around 4" to 9" (and an equivalent length tail) and has a weight of between 140 and 500 grams. This rodent was given the name Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) as it was presumed to have spread to Britain by boat from Norway. The brown rat is now thought to have originated from China or Central Asia. Brown rats are omnivores (eat pretty much anything) though they prefer to eat cereals, they have good hearing but bad eyesight, the females reach sexual maturity in five weeks and may produce five litters every year (with up to 14 kittens in each litter), they climb well and dig extensive burrows.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Also not a native species of the United Kingdom, the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat originally arrived in Europe from India. Possibly traveling in spice shipments at the time of the Roman Empire, the black rat eventually spread throughout Continental Europe. Once commonplace in the British Isles, this rat disappeared as the brown rat appeared. Reaching lengths of five to seven inches, the black rat weighs about 75-230g. Known to cause typhus, Weil's disease, listeria, rat bite fever, trichinosis, salmonella, bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis and tularemia, black rats are prolific spreaders of pathogens and disease.

Problems With Mice

Although not quite so disconcerting as seeing rats in your house or garden, mice could be just as much of a concern. Like rats, mice leave droppings, contaminate food, breed rapidly, gnaw at stuff and are typically an annoyance. Precisely the same approaches are usually used to deal with mouse problems in Thurmaston, in other words poisoning and setting traps are favoured. If you have an infestation of mice, Thurmaston rat catchers will be very happy to help you sort out this problem. Head right over to BARK and get a pest controller close to you.

Rat Bite Wounds

While not that common in Great Britain, bites from rats do happen every now and then, and in some circumstances they can be serious. When rats are pressured or feel cornered, they can bite people, thus should you unfortunately find yourself in a situation like that, leave a clear and easy exit route and keep out of the way.

A fair few incidences of rat bites occur where rats are kept as pets (really?), and shoving your hand inside a rat's cage is asking for trouble. Rat bites can become infected or be life threatening if they develop into "rat bite fever", so they must be avoided when possible, although of of course they're not always serious. "Rat bite fever" (RBF), if left without treatment, can cause death in 10% of cases.

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

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

In the unlikely event that you're ever bitten by a rat, you'll have to bathe the wound, apply a coating of antibiotic cream, and wrap it with a clean, sterile bandage or plaster. You should make an appointment to see your doctor, or head to the nearest hospital A&E, even if it does not seem that major. If you've not been vaccinated against tetanus in the last 5 years or so, you should also get one of these too.

What Attracts Rats?

Regardless of their outwardly cute look, with their pointy faces, furry bodies and twitchy whiskers, mice and rats can be dangerous and are not animals that you want to be making a home in your house or garden in Thurmaston. By gnawing through electric cables, plastic, wood and insulation materials, rats and mice can cause electrical fires and other accidents. Over 30 different kinds of disease are spread by rats and mice including typhus, Weil's disease, listeria, rat bite fever, trichinosis, salmonella, bubonic plague, toxoplasmosis and tularemia. Among the different things that will attract rats and mice to your garden or home are:

  • WATER - Busy mice and rats have to drink like any other living creature, consequently water sources like birdbaths, seeping sprinkler systems, leaking pipes and pet bowls are a big attraction for these pests.
  • ENTRY POINTS AND HOLES - Mice and rats can squeeze through the smallest of cracks and holes, so be on the lookout for gaps around plumbing, grills, crawl spaces and doors.
  • FOOD - Food that's left lying around or discarded is one of the principal attractions for rats and mice.
  • CLUTTER - General clutter and jumble in an attic, shed or basement will be particularly attractive to rats and mice, especially if there's a food source nearby.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Incredibly compost heaps and even pet waste can attract rodents - there are plenty of tasty titbits hiding in there!
  • RUBBISH - Accumulations of junk and garden rubbish stacked up on your property (particularly in the garden) will surely attract mice and rats.

Rat Poisons

What some may consider a horrible means by which to eliminate rat infestations is by laying poison. Wholewheat grains are coated with a poisoned substance and strategically left for rats to eat, it takes only several days for them to perish. A substantial infestation of rats can be exterminated with this strategy so long as the poison bait is positioned accurately. Lethal compounds that are widely-used in making rat poisons include: bromadioline, difenacoum or brodifacoum. Pets may also be killed by coming into contact with such rat poisons, so use caution. Well known brands of rat poison in Great Britain include the likes of: Roshield, Elixir Gardens, Rentokil, Propest, RatKil and Pest Expert. (Tags: Rat Poison Thurmaston, Rat Poisons Thurmaston)

Problems With Moles

Whilst nowhere near such a common problem these days moles are occasionally tackled by rat catchers. Causing totally different problems to rats, moles are usually not quite so disliked. The primary issue with moles is they cause damage to your garden, especially lawns. Proof of their destructive activity can be clearly spotted in the shape of scattered heaps of earth on nicely manicured lawns. The favoured and humane way to remove moles is by using traps.

Rat Prevention Thurmaston

The easiest way of avoiding problems with rodents is not to encourage them in the first place. So, even though you do not currently have a rat problem, deterring rodents has to be extremely high on your list of priorities. One of the main factors behind rat infestations is household waste littering gardens. Providing them with both the materials and location to build nests will only attract them. When there's also loads of food on offer the rats imagine they are in heaven, so be wary that many bird feeders often attract rats, especially when they're vulnerable to spillages, and household food waste should also not be accessible. (Tags: Rat Deterrents Thurmaston, Rat Prevention Thurmaston)


Home and business owners with rat problems in Thurmaston are often tempted to have a bash at solving it for themselves. So, if this happens to you, what should you do? There are loads of products available to help you accomplish this and you'll buy rat poisons, rat traps and similar products in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in the Thurmaston area.

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An expert rat exterminator in Thurmaston is however the best person for the job, seeing that eliminating rats may not be as easy as you may think.

In most instances the newcomer's use of rat poisons isn't really that successful, and could even do more harm than good - would you really want to risk the possibility of harming your children and pets? If uncertain, get in touch with the professionals for rat control in Thurmaston.

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Rat Control Around Thurmaston: Households in Hollybrook Close, Brook Street, Newark Road, Amberley Close, Patterdale Road, Margaret Close, Ferndale Road, Overdale Road, Campbell Avenue, Dorothy Avenue, Griffin Close, Church Lane, Wheatley's Road, Manor Road, Dukes Close, Partridge Road, Barkby Thorpe Lane, Gregory Close, Earls Way, White Hart Close, Springdale Road, Bradgate Avenue, Windmill Close, Unicorn Street, Wharf Street, Northdown Drive, Canal Street, Beverley Close, have needed rat control services just recently. Pest control was also done in the following Thurmaston area postcodes: LE4 8NN, LE4 8GT, LE4 8LL, LE4 8ED, LE4 8NB, LE4 7TJ, LE4 8FS, LE4 8EB, LE4 8AD, LE4 8GH. Work was executed in these places by specialists in pest control. Thurmaston home and business owners were given professional and dependable pest control services on each occasion.

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(This pest control Thurmaston content was compiled on 06-10-2022)