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Underwood Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Underwood Rat Catchers (NG16): While it's not so common nowadays, noticing rats in your home or garden in Underwood isn't really a nice thing to go through. One sighting of a rat should not be that much of a cause for concern, however, if you notice rats more often or notice more than one you could soon be heading for trouble since they reproduce so rapidly.

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Though neither of the two rat species currently seen in the United Kingdom originate from these shores, they have certainly made themselves at home. The brown rat is especially commonplace whilst the ship (black) rat is not so much nowadays. Both varieties escaped from Asia and arrived in Great Britain on boats.

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Brown rats are larger than black rats (Rattus Rattus) and can weigh up to 500g, with a length of approximately 9 inches. Brown rats cause destruction as they need to constantly chew on things to prevent their teeth from growing too long. They especially choose to gnaw on woodwork.

Rats gnaw their way through pipes, wires, insulation and woodwork, leave droppings, transmit diseases, and will generally cause a nuisance in homes and businesses in Underwood. Property holders need to report any sightings of rats to their relevant local authorities. Or perhaps go HERE to report pest and rat sightings on the .gov website.

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You'll often notice the presence of rats not in fact by physically seeing them, but by them announcing their existence by other means. Perhaps you might hear scratching coming from a loft, wall or floor, you could stumble upon a rat's nest in some concealed location, you might discover droppings on the floor or in cupboards or you may spot rat holes gnawed into skirting boards or floorboards.

If you're going to have this problem remedied correctly it is best to get in touch with an expert. You can get in contact with the local council or get hold of a specialist Underwood pest controller or rat catcher yourself. There are no longer very many folks nowadays who specialize only in rat catching, you can also give them a call if you have moles causing damage or maybe a wasp nest in your attic. (Tags: Pest Control Underwood, Ratcatchers Underwood )

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Rat catching and pest control can be undertaken in Underwood and also in: New Brinsley, Annesley Woodhouse, Aldercar, Annesley, Westwood, Bagthorpe, Nuncargate, Moorgreen, Brinsley, Pye Bridge, and in these postcodes NG16 5GA, NG16 5ES, NG16 5FA, NG16 5FQ, NG16 5GN, NG16 5HD, NG16 5HB, NG16 5FP, NG16 5GD, and NG16 5FZ. Locally based Underwood pest controllers will likely have the dialling code 01773 and the postcode NG16.

Kinds of Rat

You'll only ever come across 2 types of rat in Underwood and anyplace in the British Isles. The Brown Rat and the Black Rat.

The Brown Rat

The most common type of rat found in Great Britain, and also in Europe and North America, is the brown rat (sewer rat, street rat, common rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)). The brown rat (it can sometimes be grey) is ordinarily 4" to 9" in length (excluding the tail) and weighs 140 to 500g. It is invariably found wherever people are living. This rodent was named Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat) since it was assumed to have spread to Britain by ships from Norway. It's nowadays thought to have originated from China or Central Asia. Brown rats climb well and dig extensive burrows, they have an acute sense of hearing but poor eyesight, the female rats can produce up to five litters a year, they consume pretty much anything (omnivores) but favour grains and cereals.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

Originating in Southeast Asia (India) the black rat, (Rattus Rattus), ship rat or roof rat is also not native to Britain or Europe. It is believed to have spread through Europe in Roman times, quite possibly traveling in spice shipments. The black rat was at one time common in the United Kingdom but was largely driven out by the brown rat and is now quite uncommon. Reaching a length of 5-7 inches, this rat weighs just 75 to 230 grams. Well known for causing tularemia, trichinosis, typhus, bubonic plague, salmonella, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever and listeria, black rats are prolific spreaders of pathogens and disease.

Rat Traps

Rat Traps

Rat traps are among the best ways to deal with a rat infestation, no matter whether you're handling it yourself or getting the rat catchers in. Rat traps can be designed to exterminate rats or to compassionately capture a rat for later release. The capture kind are the perfect choice for people who hate to see creatures hurt in any way, shape or form, even vermin. The available kinds of rat traps include the likes of: cage traps, spring loaded bait traps, electronic rat traps and enclosed poison traps.

Mouse Problems Underwood

Possibly regarded by many people to be not as disconcerting as rats, discovering mice scampering around your house can result in just as many issues. Mice, like rats, gnaw at things, contaminate food, leave droppings and breed quickly. The resolution to mouse infestations in Underwood are largely the same as those used for rats ie poisoning and trapping. When you have a mouse infestation, Underwood rat catchers should be willing to help you fix this issue. Pay a visit to BARK and find a pest controller near you.

Problems With Moles

Several Underwood rat catchers will also help with moles. Bringing about quite different issues to rats, moles are certainly not quite as detested. The main issue with moles is that they'll cause damage to your garden, particularly to your lawn. The recognizable sight of earth mounds in the middle of a nicely mown lawn are plain proof of such activity. Capturing with traps is certainly the most acceptable and humane solution to get rid of moles. (Tags: Mole Catchers Underwood, Mole Trapping Underwood)

Diseases Spread by Rats

It is common knowledge that rats can spread a multitude of diseases to humans, primarily through their urine, faeces and saliva. Rats have been known to carry diseases such as hantavirus, leptospirosis, salmonellosis and rat-bite fever, which can be transmitted to humans.

Rat-bite fever is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted through a rat bite or scratch, causing rashes, fever and vomiting. Leptospirosis, a bacterial infection, can cause flu-like symptoms and potentially result in the failure of the kidneys and liver. Diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps are symptoms of the bacterial infection known as salmonellosis. The severity of hantavirus lies in its ability to cause a respiratory illness that can be fatal.

Reducing the risk of disease transmission requires the prevention and control of rat infestations. The transmission of additional diseases, such as Lyme disease and typhus, can occur through ticks and fleas carried by rats.

Rat Bite Wounds

While rat bites are not that commonplace in Britain, they certainly do happen every now and again and they can be dangerous in certain situations. If you stumble upon a rat in a confined environment, it could attack and bite you if it feels stressed or cornered, therefore leave the creature an easy exit route and try to avoid it at all costs.

These kinds of bites have been known to occur when rats are being kept as pets (which is happening quite frequently these days), and you could be looking for trouble if you stick your hand inside a rat's cage. Rat bites are not necessarily serious, but must be avoided wherever possible, and they can turn nasty or even fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis). "Rat bite fever" (RBF) has a 10% mortality rate, if it is left without treatment.

Signs of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - Various signs and symptoms can be suffered by someone with "rat bite fever" (streptobacillary RBF) including:

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

You should promptly wash the affected area with warm water, if you receive a rat bite, and apply an antibiotic cream to the bite area, and finally cover it with a clean bandage or gauze. Even if you don't think that it's too major, you must get it looked at by your nearest A&E, or book an appointment at your local surgery. If you have not had a tetanus vaccination in the last five years or so, it would be sensible to get one of these as well - an A&E nurse will most likely do this as routine.

Reporting Rats and Pests

This is a bit more information on a topic that we outlined further up the page. The local authority Environmental Health Department is the place to send a report should you see rats in a public place, in your own garden or in a neighbours garden. Sometimes your local council will offer a free service for dealing with rats but charges are generally made for many other unwelcome pests like bed bugs, wasps and cockroaches. You can check out the Government (.gov) webpage HERE to report rat sightings. To have the problem taken care of immediately book a rat catcher HERE.

Rat Poisons

One of the means by which to cure a rat issue is to lay down poison. Wheat grains are covered with a poisoned compound and strategically left for the rats to consume, it takes only a few days for them to perish. When it is set in the optimal spot in an area where rats have been observed, poison can pretty swiftly exterminate a large number of rats. One or more of 3 key chemicals which are used in making rat poisons are: brodifacoum, bromadioline or difenacoum. You must be very careful to keep this away from dogs, cats and other pets. Rat poison brands sold in Underwood include the likes of: RatKil, Elixir Gardens, Rentokil, Pest Expert, Roshield and Propest.

What Attracts Rats?

In spite of their outwardly cute look, with their pointy faces, twitchy whiskers and fur covered bodies, mice and rats can be dangerous and aren't animals that you want to be living in your home or garden in Underwood. By gnawing through plastic, plasterboard, electric wires and skirting boards, rats and mice can cause electrical fires and other accidents. Between the two mice and rats can spread over 30 sorts of diseases including tularemia, trichinosis, typhus, bubonic plague, salmonella, Weil's disease, toxoplasmosis, rat bite fever and listeria. Many different things will attract mice and rats to your home and garden including:

  • CLUTTER - General jumble and clutter in an attic, outbuilding or cellar will be especially attractive to mice and rats, especially if there is a source of food close by.
  • HOLES AND ENTRY POINTS - Mice and rats can squeeze through the tiniest of holes, so watch out for gaps around piping, doors, grills and crawl spaces.
  • COMPOST/PET WASTE - Remarkably pet waste and even compost heaps can be attractive to rodents - they will find plenty of tasty morsels hidden in there!
  • WATER - Constantly active mice and rats need to drink, consequently water sources such as leaky pipes, dripping sprinkler systems, birdbaths and pet bowls are a big temptation for these pests.
  • FOOD - Food that's left lying around or discarded is one of the main attractions for mice and rats.
  • RUBBISH - An accumulation of trash and garden waste heaped up on your property (particularly in the garden) will surely attract rats and mice.

General Pest Control in Underwood

Pest control is crucial for keeping pests out of your home and business. In the process, one must prevent and manage common pests such as flies, cockroaches, ants, rats and spiders. Successful pest control procedures include frequent inspections, sealing potential entry points, maintaining cleanliness, proper waste management, and utilising insecticides or traps when required. Minimising the use of hazardous chemicals is a key objective of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, which emphasise sustainable and eco-friendly approaches. Through the implementation of extensive pest control practices, individuals in Underwood can create a living or working environment that is healthier and safer for themselves and those around them. These strategies ensure pest-free surroundings in the long term by not only addressing existing problems with pests but also serving as a proactive defense against potential infestations. (99488 - General Pest Control Underwood)

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Having a problem with rats in Underwood is a situation that most of us fear, and when you find yourself in this scenario, the temptation might be to try to resolve it yourself. By looking in hardware stores, shops and supermarkets in and around Underwood, it's not too difficult to purchase rat poisons, rat traps and similar solutions. Even so, unless you're aware of what you are at, it is probably far better to retain the services of an experienced rat exterminator, who will have dealt with such problems hundreds if not thousands of times previously, and will know exactly what the ideal solution is. Because of the dangers to pets and children, the rookie's use of rat poison is not generally recommended, and is often not effective in any case. You'd be far better off enlisting the assistance of a professional when you want rat control in Underwood.

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Also find: Annesley Woodhouse rat catchers, Nuncargate rat catchers, Brinsley rat catchers, Annesley rat catchers, New Brinsley rat catchers, Moorgreen rat catchers, Pye Bridge rat catchers, Bagthorpe rat catchers, Westwood rat catchers, Aldercar rat catchers and more. There are companies who do pest control in practically all of these locations. With years of experience and know-how, these professional pest controllers effectively and efficiently address your rat problem. These pest control professionals are equipped with both the equipment and skills needed to effectively and swiftly tackle any issue, from a solitary rat to a full-blown infestation. Local home and property owners can get pest control estimates by simply clicking here. Being pestered by rats? Why not get a quote today?

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Underwood rat catchers will likely help you with dead bird removal, ingress pest solutions, rat proofing, rat control, household pest control, rat removal services, environmental pest control, preventive pest control, pest control, commercial pest control, the control of pests, rat trapping, wildlife management, mouse pest control, rat prevention, residential pest control, electronic pest control, restaurant pest control, bird pest control in Underwood, thermal imaging surveys, bed bug pest control, domestic rat control, the installation of pheromone stations, pest removal services, the removal of contaminated loft insulation in Underwood, rodent control, rat baits, rat extermination in Underwood, rat deterrents, rat catching in Underwood and other pest control in Underwood. These are just an example of the tasks that are handled by those installing pest control. Underwood companies will be happy to inform you of their entire range of services.

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(This pest control Underwood article was compiled on 20-05-2024)