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Waltham Cross Rat Catchers and Pest Experts

Waltham Cross Rat Catchers (EN8): Although it's not that common in these modern times, spotting a rat in your home or garden in Waltham Cross just isn't a pleasant thing to go through. One rat sighting may not be that much of an issue, nevertheless, if you see the presence of rats more often or notice multiple rats you could be in for trouble because they tend to breed so rapidly.

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If you happen to see rats in Waltham Cross, the chances are that they are going to be brown rats (Rattus Norvegicus), even though there are in fact two breeds of rats at present living in Great Britain; black (or ship) rats and brown (or common) rats. As you might be aware ship rats were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague (17th C) during which period they were extremely common. Black rats are quite scarce now and actually neither type is native to the UK, both of them coming from Asia.

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The longest of the 2 rats is the brown at approximately 9 inches, while the black rat only measures 5-7" long. Most of the destruction caused by brown rats is because to keep their teeth from growing too long, they have to continually gnaw on things. Woodwork is especially prone to this gnawing.

Rat infestations may cause a variety of issues for home or business owners in and around Waltham Cross, they'll gnaw their way through insulation, woodwork, pipes and wires, transmit disease, leave behind droppings, and build nests. Sightings of rats ought to be reported to the local authorities. Or perhaps report pest and rat sightings on the .gov website HERE, which should be passed onto the relevant local authorities.

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You'll occasionally become aware of the existence of rats not by actually physically seeing them, but by their announcing their presence by other means. It's possible you might come upon a rat's nest in some out of the way location, you might start seeing droppings in cupboards or on floor surfaces, you could hear noises coming from a wall, floor or loft or you may come across holes chewed in floorboards or skirting boards.

If you want to have this situation managed properly you should bring in a specialist. You could get in contact with your local authorities or get hold of a specialist Waltham Cross rat catcher or pest controller for yourself. There are no longer all that many people nowadays who only specialise in rat problems, you can also call them if you've got a problem with moles causing damage or perhaps a wasp nest in your walls.

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Pest control and rat catching can be carried out in Waltham Cross and also nearby in: Bullsmoor, Freezy Water, Enfield, Churchgate, Cheshunt, Sewardstone, Wormley, Broxbourne, Bury Green, Enfield Lock, Holdbrook North, Waltham Abbey, Enfield Wash, Holdbrook South, as well as in these postcodes EN8 1PN, EN8 7NP, EN8 7DZ, EN8 1JS, EN3 6TG, EN8 7LU, EN8 7LQ, EN7 5HR, EN8 7AB, EN8 7PP. Local Waltham Cross rat catchers will likely have the postcode EN8 and the telephone dialling code 020, 01992. Verifying this will confirm that you access locally based pest control. Waltham Cross home and business owners are able to utilise these and various other comparable services.

Molecatchers in Waltham Cross

Some Waltham Cross rat catchers may also help you with moles (the furry kind!). Moles can cause issues in a different way to rats and are not detested anywhere near so much. Lawns and gardens are mainly at risk of damage if you have a mole problem. Evidence of their activity can plainly be seen in the form of scattered heaps of earth on nicely manicured lawns. Moles could be caught in traps and released elsewhere, if you favour the most humane resolution.

Reporting Rat Sightings

We briefly brought up this topic before, so now we will go into a little more detail. It is always advisable to report it to the local environmental health if you see rats in a neighbours garden, in your own garden or in a public space. Sometimes local councils provide a free service for rat problems but charges are normally made for most other pest infestations such as bed bugs, cockroaches and wasps. It is also possible to report sightings of rats through the .gov website which you can find HERE. Click HERE to book your own rat catcher and get the issue resolved straight away.

Rat Bites

While not that commonplace in Great Britain, bites from rats certainly do occur from time to time, and in certain situations they can be dangerous. Without doubt, rats can bite humans when they feel stressed or cornered, so in a confined space it is advisable to stay out of their way, or leave them a clear exit route.

These sorts of bites sometimes occur when rats are kept as pets, and you could be chancing it somewhat if you poke your hand in a rat's cage, regardless how tame it seems. Although they aren't necessarily serious, rat bites can turn nasty or even fatal if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), therefore they should be avoided where possible. "Rat bite fever", if it is left untreated, can result in death, and has has a 10% mortality rate.

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

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

In the unlikely circumstance that you ever get a rat bite, you will have to bathe the wounded area, put on a coating of antibiotic ointment, and cover it with a clean, sterile gauze or bandage. You must make an appointment to see your doctor, or head to the nearest hospital A&E, even if it doesn't appear to be that major. If it is more than 5 years since you received your last tetanus jab, you must get one of these done as well, because rat bites can easily become infected.

Rat Burrows

A thing that all rats love to do is burrow and dig, and their favoured place to burrow is adjacent to solid objects or structures like shed bases, paths, garage foundations and patios. Rats excavate substantial burrow networks that provide food storage, nesting places and shelter. Look out for holes with smooth edges, which have been rubbed by the continuous comings and goings of these busy animals. The entrances to burrows are commonly 2-4 inches in diameter. A good way to discover if rats currently using that specific burrow is to chuck some debris into the burrow and find out if it has been removed the following day.

Problems With Mice

Mice may be as much of a concern as rats, especially if they find their way into your home. Just like rats, mice breed quickly, leave droppings, gnaw at stuff, contaminate food and are typically a nuisance. Much the same approaches are typically employed to resolve mouse problems in Waltham Cross, in other words trapping and poisoning are preferred. Regardless of whether you've got an issue with rats or mice, head over to BARK and find a specialist Waltham Cross pest controller to sort it out for you.

To Summarise

Having a rat problem in Waltham Cross is something that everyone dreads, and when you find yourself in this scenario, you might have the urge to try to solve it on your own. By looking in shops, supermarkets and hardware stores in and around Waltham Cross, it's not at all hard to purchase rat poisons, rat traps and similar products.

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Contacting an experienced Waltham Cross rat exterminator would however be preferable, unless of course you know exactly what you're doing, since the right procedure isn't necessarily the most obvious one.

Due to the dangers to children and pets, the rookie's use of rat poison isn't encouraged, and is often not effective in any case. If you know what's best for you, always bring in a professional rat control service in Waltham Cross for a solution to your rat problems.

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Rat Control Around Waltham Cross: Property owners living in the following areas have just recently enquired about rat and pest control services - Marsh Close, Great Eastern Road, Lodge Crescent, Bruce Way, Winston Churchill Way, York Road, Trust Road, Stoneleigh Close, Leven Drive, Berkley Avenue, Swan Road, Cameron Drive, Abbey Road, Balmoral Close, Seaforth Drive, Pauls Green, Sandringham Way, Leven Close, Eleanor Road, Gordon Road, Monarch's Way, Long Croft Drive, Trinity Lane, as well as these Waltham Cross area postcodes: EN8 1PN, EN8 7NP, EN8 7DZ, EN8 1JS, EN3 6TG, EN8 7LU, EN8 7LQ, EN7 5HR, EN8 7AB, EN8 7PP. Work was achieved in these places by specialists in pest control. Waltham Cross business and home owners benefited from reliable and professional pest control services on every occasion.

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