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Wem Rat Catchers (SY4): Although it's not such a common problem nowadays in Wem, home owners still have issues with rats once in a while. Seeing rats in your garden or inside your home is not a great thing to experience, and could be sufficient to give some property owners the shakes. Single rats are not likely to create much of an issue, however rats tend to reproduce rapidly and can cause problems when they grow in numbers.

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Though neither of the two rat types currently found in the British Isles originate from these shores, they have certainly made themselves at home. The brown rat is particularly widespread while the black (ship) rat isn't so much so nowadays. Both species fled from Asia and arrived in the British Isles on ships.

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The black rat at 5" to 7" long, is smaller than the brown variety, which reaches a length of almost 9 inches and weighs around half a kilo. To stop their incisors from getting too long, common brown rats need to keep chewing stuff, which is the reason they're responsible for so much damage. Wood is especially more prone to this interest.

Rats can cause numerous problems in businesses and homes around Wem and they leave behind droppings, gnaw their way through insulation, wires, pipes and woodwork, transmit diseases, and generally cause a nuisance. Any sightings of rats ought to be reported to the local environmental health department. Or alternatively report pest and rat problems on the .gov website HERE, which is forwarded to the relevant local authority.

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It is not purely by sight that you will be alerted to the existence of rats, their behaviour is often enough to give warning. It is possible you might come across holes gnawed into floorboards or skirting boards, you might start seeing droppings on the floor or in cupboards, you may find a rat's nest hidden away or you may hear scratching coming from a loft, wall or floor.

To solve this issue there are various strategies you could consider. You could lay traps or poison yourself, you could contact your local Wem authority or council or you could look for a rat removal expert. In the world today rat catchers normally come under the umbrella of pest management, and pest elimination businesses don't only deal with rats but also fleas, cockroaches, mice, wasps, bedbugs, moles and all sorts of garden and household pests. (Tags: Rat Catchers Wem, Pest Control Wem )

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Rat catching and pest control can be carried out in Wem and also in nearby places like: Creamore Bank, Ryebank, Hodnet, Tilley, Nonely, Peplow, Baschurch, Harmer Hill, Loppington, Prees Green, Clive, Stanton upon Hine Heath, Barkers Green, Burlton, Myddle, Cockshutt, Horton, as well as in these postcodes SY4 5DN, SY4 5AY, SY4 5FB, SY4 5BE, SY4 5JP, SY4 5QU, SY4 5LX, SY4 5BB, SY4 5EP, SY4 5AU. Locally based Wem pest controllers will most likely have the postcode SY4 and the telephone code 01939. Checking this will confirm you access local pest control. Wem homeowners are able to benefit from these and many other comparable services.

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One solution that you could use to control a rat problem is by the use of rat traps. These days there are several different sorts of rat trap on the market, making sure you have a selection of capture alternatives. The capture kind are the optimal choice for people who detest to think of animals harmed in any way, even pests. Rat traps are available all size and shapes and include the likes of: spring loaded bait traps, electronic rat traps, cage traps and enclosed poison traps.

Rat Poison

Poisoning is perhaps one of the more horrible ways to eliminate rats and rodents. This is generally achieved by leaving a bait laced with poison, that's subsequently eaten by the rat causing its death within a few days. When it is placed in a suitable location within a rat infested area, the poison can pretty rapidly kill a large number of rats. Generally brodifacoum, bromadioline or difenacoum are the poisons used. Be extremely careful to keep these poisons away from dogs, cats and other pets. Rat poison brands sold in the United Kingdom include the likes of: Elixir Gardens, RatKil, Pest Expert, Propest, Rentokil and Roshield. (Tags: Rat Poison Wem, Rat Poisons Wem)

Wem Mole Catching

A number of Wem rat catchers can also help you with mole issues. Bringing about quite different issues than rats, moles are usually not quite so hated. The primary issue with moles is that they will cause considerable damage to your garden, and in particular lawns. Evidence of their activity can be clearly seen in the shape of scattered heaps of earth on neatly manicured lawns. Trapping is far and away the most humane and acceptable solution to remove moles. (Tags: Mole Trapping Wem, Molecatchers Wem)

Rat Bite Wounds

Whilst they're by no means among the most common injuries sustained by humans in the British Isles, periodically bites from rats do occur, and the effects can sometimes be dangerous. Without doubt, rats can bite humans if they feel cornered or stressed, so in confined spaces it is advisable to stay well out of their way, or leave them an easy exit route.

Quite a few incidences of rat bites arise where rats are kept as pets, and placing your hand into a rat's cage is chancing it. Rat bites can become infected or be life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever" (caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis), consequently they should be avoided when possible, although of they are not of course always dangerous. "Rat bite fever", if left untreated, has a 10% mortality rate.

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

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

If you're unfortunate enough to receive a rat bite, carefully wash the wound, put on some antibiotic ointment, and cover the affected area with a bandage. You must go to your nearest A&E and get it checked out, even if you don't think that it is too bad, or at the very least schedule an appointment with your doctor or GP. It is also recommended to get a tetanus shot, particularly if you have not received one in the last 5 years.

Kinds of Rat

There are 2 types of rat that you might come across in Wem, Shropshire or in fact any place else in the United Kingdom. The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus).

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In Wem, the rest of Britain and Continental Europe the commonest kind of rat is the brown rat (sewer rat, common rat, street rat or Norwegian Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)), this is what you are most likely to see in your home or garden. This brown or grey coloured creature grows to lengths of 4-9 inches (plus the tail) and weighs in at 140-500g. Nowadays thought to have originally come from Central Asia (probably China), the brown rat was once deemed to have arrived from Norway (hence its name). Brown rats are omnivores (consume anything) although their favourite foods are grain cereals, they've got bad eyesight but an acute sense of hearing, the female rats reach sexual maturity in just 5 weeks and often give birth to five litters a year (with up to 14 kittens in each litter), they climb well and burrow a lot.

The Black Rat (Ship Rat)

The black rat, (Rattus Rattus) roof rat or ship rat is also not a native of the British Isles, originating in Southeast Asia (India). It is believed to have spread to Europe during the time of the Roman Empire, quite possibly hidden in cargoes of spice. Pretty uncommon nowadays in Britain, the black rat was pretty much replaced by the more dominant brown (common) rat. Reaching a length of 5-7 inches, this rat weighs in at about 75-230g. Known to pass on listeria, tularemia, rat bite fever, Weil's disease, bubonic plague, typhus, toxoplasmosis, salmonella and trichinosis, black rats are prolific spreaders of disease and pathogens.

Reporting Rats

This is a bit more detail on a subject that we touched on earlier on this page. If you witness rats in your own garden, in a public area or in a neighbours garden its advised to inform the local authorities. Certain your local council will provide a free service for dealing with rats but charges are normally made for most unwelcome pests like cockroaches, bed bugs and wasps. You can go to the .gov website HERE to report sightings of rats. To get the problem taken care of immediately schedule a rat catcher HERE.


People with a rat problem in Wem are sometimes tempted to have a bash at solving it for themselves. So, if this happens to you, what ought you to do? Rat poisons, rat traps and other similar products are readily available in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in the Wem area, so the things you need can be easily purchased.

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Bringing in a professional Wem rat exterminator would however be a better option, unless of course you know exactly what you're up to, because the right strategy isn't always the most obvious one.

Because of the risks to pets and children, the novice's use of rat toxins isn't advised, and it isn't always effective in any case. When in doubt, call in the professionals for rat control needs in Wem.

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Wem rat catchers will likely help you with bed bug pest control Wem, professional control of pests in Wem, rat proofing, pest removal, rat poison, powder treatments, dead animal removal, rat trapping in Wem, wasp pest control Wem, electronic pest control Wem, rat infestations, insect heat treatments, pigeon pest control Wem, rat baits, restaurant pest control Wem, guano clearing in Wem, environmental pest control Wem, the installation of pheromone stations (for moth entrapment), rodent control, fogging & spray treatments in Wem, pest control, rat catching, the removal of contaminated loft insulation, cockroach control in Wem, rat prevention, mouse control, mouse pest control Wem, rat deterrents Wem, garden pest control Wem, squirrel control, mole catching and other pest control in Wem, Shropshire. Listed are just a selection of the activities that are performed by people specialising in pest control. Wem providers will keep you informed about their full range of pest control services.

Shropshire Rat Control Enquiries

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Latest Shropshire rat control customer enquiries: Bruce Mcgowan needed a pest control company to tackle a rat problem in his utility room in Donington, Shropshire. Lowen Singh in Whixall, Shropshire needed a pest controller to tackle a rat problem in his loft. Samuel Orchard needed a pest control specialist to resolve a rat problem in his garden close to Burford, Shropshire. Cora Mohamed in Gobowen, Shropshire needed a rat catcher to deal with some rats in her roof space. Primrose Crabb needed a pest control specialist to solve a rat problem in her cavity walls just outside Trench, Shropshire. Ronald Ashby needed a pest control specialist to deal with some rats in his attic near Ludlow. Mahi Court in Shifnal, Shropshire needed a rat catcher to deal with some rats in her house. Ace Hussain from Burford needed a pest controller to get rid of some rats in his drains.

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Also find: Harmer Hill pest control, Cockshutt pest control, Hodnet pest control, Stanton upon Hine Heath pest control, Burlton pest control, Creamore Bank pest control, Prees Green pest control, Baschurch pest control, Loppington pest control, Tilley pest control, Horton pest control, Peplow pest control, Barkers Green pest control, Clive pest control, Ryebank pest control, Nonely pest control, Myddle rat catchers and more. The majority of these locations are covered by professional pest control. Wem property owners can get pest control quotations by clicking here.

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Rat Control Around Wem: Households in Foxleigh Crescent, Cedar Grove, Harris Croft, Cherry Close, Wemsbrook Road, Isherwoods Way, Foxleigh Grove, Roden Grove, Hawkstone Drive, Somerset Way, Soulton Road, New Street, Station Road, Sycamore Drive, Leek Street, Barnard Street, High Street, Park Road, Arden Close, Market Street, Garbett Close, Marne Close, Wellgate, Ranford Way, The Grove, have needed rat control services recently. Pest control was also provided in these Wem area postcodes: SY4 5DN, SY4 5AY, SY4 5FB, SY4 5BE, SY4 5JP, SY4 5QU, SY4 5LX, SY4 5BB, SY4 5EP, SY4 5AU. Work was performed in these places by specialists in pest control. Wem business and home owners were given trusted and competent pest control services on every occasion.

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(This pest control Wem page was written on 06-10-2022)