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Whitnash Rat Catchers (CV31): While its not all that commonplace at present, noticing a rat in your garden or even inside your property in Whitnash just isn't a great experience to go through. Just one sighting of a rat should not be that much of a problem, nevertheless, if you witness rats more frequently or see more than one you could soon be in for trouble since they tend to breed so rapidly.

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If you do see rats in Whitnash, the probabilities are that they will be brown rats, although there are actually 2 species of rat currently living in Great Britain; black (ship) rats and brown (common) rats. As you may perhaps know ship rats were responsible for the spread of the Great Plague of the 17th Century and at that time they were really common. Black rats are quite scarce now and actually neither breed is native to the UK, both of them arriving from Asia.

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The longest and heaviest of the two rat species is the brown rat at approximately 9 inches, while the black rat only grows to between 5 and 7 inches. A great deal of the damage and destruction attributable to brown rats is down to the fact that to prevent their incisor teeth from growing too long, they've got to continually gnaw on stuff. Their interest is usually focused on items made of wood.

Rats transmit disease, leave droppings, gnaw through woodwork, wires, pipes and insulation, and basically cause issues in homes and business premises in and around Whitnash. Home owners ought to report incidences of rats to their local authority. Or otherwise post a report recording sightings of rats and pests on the .gov website HERE, which is forwarded to the relevant local authority.

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It isn't purely by sight that you will become aware of the existence of rats, their actions are often enough to give warning. It's possible you may come upon a rat's nest in some out of the way location, you might notice droppings in cupboards or on the floor, you might hear scratching noises coming from a wall, loft or floor or you may come across holes gnawed into skirtings or floorboards.

If you do not wish to wait for the local environmental health authority to deal with this problem you might decide to get in touch with local Whitnash rat catcher or pest controller who'll be experienced in the field of pest removal. There are no longer a lot of individuals nowadays who only specialise in rat catching, you are also able to call them if you have a problem with moles causing damage to your lawn or even a wasps nest in your loft.

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Pest control and rat catching can be undertaken in Whitnash and also in nearby places like: Hunningham, Harbury, Ufton, Tachbrook Mallory, Sydenham, Offchurch, Radford Semele, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick, Cubbington, Ashorne, Barford, Heathcote, Bishops Tachbrook, Southam, and in these postcodes CV34 6GP, CV31 2SY, CV31 2JS, CV31 2TQ, CV31 2TJ, CV31 2QW, CV31 2YN, CV31 2FN, CV31 2RR, CV31 2EY. Local Whitnash pest controllers will most likely have the phone code 01926 and the postcode CV31. Checking this out can confirm that you access locally based pest control. Whitnash homeowners can utilise these and lots of other similar services.

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Rat traps are one of the ways to deal with a rat infestation, no matter whether you are handling it by yourself or bringing the professionals in. Rat traps can be intended to actually kill rats or to compassionately capture rats for release later. Those who hate to think of creatures of any sort harmed, will doubtless prefer the capture type of trap. Rat traps are available in all shapes and sizes and include: enclosed poison traps, spring loaded bait traps, cage traps and electronic rat traps.


If you have rats running around the garden, the likelihood is there is going to be a burrow somewhere. Rats love to dig burrows and they usually excavate them beside solid objects or structures such as garages, garden sheds, paths and terraces. These are the places to check if you believe there are rats nearby. Useful for a nesting place, shelter and food storage, rat burrows are dug into extensive networks that could even cause damage if something isn't done. The access points to burrows are often worn smooth by endless comings and goings, so keep your eyes open for smooth sided holes next to and under solid structures. Typically two to four inches in diameter, burrow entrances are not difficult to spot. A great way to determine if rats currently using the burrow is to throw some stuff into the hole and find out if it's been cleared away the next day.

Species of Rat

There are actually 2 kinds of rat that you might encounter in Whitnash or anywhere else in the UK for that matter. They are the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.

The Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

In Whitnash, the remainder of the British Isles 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 the kind you could see in your garden or property. The brown rat (it can sometimes be grey) is commonly 4 to 9 inches in length (excluding the tail) and weighs in at 140-500g. It is almost always found wherever humans live. While at one time considered to have originated from Norway (hence its name), the brown rat is now understood to have come from China/Central Asia. Brown rats burrow extensively and climb effectively, they have bad eyesight but excellent hearing, the females can give birth to five litters a year, they'll feed on virtually anything (they are omnivores) but favour grains and cereals.

The Black Rat (Rattus Rattus)

Also not a native species of Britain, the black rat, roof rat or ship rat (Rattus Rattus) initially came to Europe from India and Southeast Asia. It's regarded as having spread through Europe in Roman times, quite possibly traveling in shipments of spices. Quite scarce nowadays in Britain, the black rat was pretty much replaced by the more dominant brown (common) rat. This rat gets to a length of five to seven inches a weight of 75g to 230g. Black rats are notorious for spreading a variety of diseases, particularly trichinosis, bubonic plague, typhus, tularemia, Weil's disease, salmonella, listeria, rat bite fever and toxoplasmosis.

Rat Poisons

Using poison is perhaps one of the more horrible methods by which to remove rat infestations. This is implemented by carefully positioning a bait laced with poison, that is subsequently swallowed by the rat leading to its death within a few days. When it is set in the perfect position within an area where rats have been observed, this poison can pretty quickly deal with a large number of rats. Toxic ingredients that are widely-used in making rat poisons include: difenacoum, brodifacoum or bromadioline. You must be extremely careful to keep these poisons out of reach of dogs and pets. Well known brands of rat poison made in the UK include the likes of: Elixir Gardens, Pest Expert, RatKil, Rentokil, Roshield and Propest. (Tags: Rat Poison Whitnash, Rat Poisons Whitnash)

Rat Bite Wounds

While, in the UK, bites from rats are not that common, they do happen every once in a while, and the consequences can be serious in some scenarios. If you happen to encounter a rat in a confined environment, it could attack and bite you if it is scared or cornered, therefore leave the creature an easy exit route and try to avoid it.

You'd think that people would be wary of ramming their hand inside a rat's cage, but as rats are frequently kept as pets (really?), this is a rising cause of rat bites. Although rat bites aren't dangerous in every case, they must be avoided wherever possible, and can turn nasty or even life threatening if they turn into "rat bite fever". "Rat bite fever" can result in death, and has has a 10% mortality rate, if it is left without treatment.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever (RBF) - A number of symptoms can be suffered by someone with "rat bite fever" including:

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

In the unlikely circumstance that you ever get a rat bite, you'll need to bathe the wound, apply some antibiotic ointment, and wrap it with a clean, sterile bandage or plaster. Even if the wound does not seem that major, you need to book an appointment to see your GP or head straight to the nearest A&E. It's also wise to get a tetanus shot, particularly if you've not received one in the last 5 years.

Coming Soon: Diseases spread by rats.

To Summarise

Having a problem with rats in Whitnash is a situation that most of us dread, and when you find yourself in this scenario, the temptation might be to try to resolve it on your own. There are a host of products currently available to help you to achieve this and you'll buy rat traps, rat poisons and other products in supermarkets, hardware stores and shops in the Whitnash area.

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Having said that, unless you know precisely what you're at, it is possibly best to appoint a professional rat exterminator, who'll have resolved this issue thousands of times before, and will know automatically what the most effective solution is.

The amateur use of rat poison will likely cause more problems than it solves, since you've got to be extremely cautious with them when children and pets are running around. You'd be far better off enlisting the help of an expert when you want rat control in Whitnash.

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Latest Warwickshire rat control enquiries: Amaya Bell from Sambourne, Warwickshire needed a pest control company to get rid of some rats in her roof space. Jasmin Mansfield in Mancetter, Warwickshire was trying to find a rat exterminator in the Mancetter area. Saxon Hart needed a pest control company to tackle a rat problem in his attic near Kingsbury. Jazmin Mcnaught needed a pest control specialist to resolve a rat problem in her garage close to Long Itchington. Pola Ellis from Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire needed a pest control company to resolve a rat problem in her house. Anastasia Ansell needed a pest controller to tackle a rat problem in her property just outside Leamington Spa. Abel Woodcock needed a pest control specialist to get rid of some rats in his utility room close to Ansley. Roisin Batchelor was trying to find somebody who can catch rats in Lower Brailes.

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