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  1. rat-catcher, disinfestation officernoun

    a workman employed to destroy or drive away vermin

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  1. Rat-catcher

    A rat-catcher is a person who kills or captures rats as a professional form of pest control. Keeping the rat population under control was practiced in Europe to prevent the spread of diseases, most notoriously the Black Death, and to prevent damage to food supplies. In modern developed countries, such a professional is otherwise known as a pest control operative or pest exterminator.

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  1. rat-catcher

    A rat-catcher is a person or a professional who specializes in catching and controlling rats, often as a form of pest control service. They utilize various methods such as traps, rat poison, or other techniques to eliminate the rat population in a designated area. Historically, rat-catchers played a crucial role in preventing diseases spread by rats throughout cities and towns.

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  1. Rat-catcher

    Rat-catching is the occupation of catching rats as a form of pest control. In developed countries the role may be merged with, or the title inflated to, pest control operative or pest technician. Keeping the rat population under control was practiced in Europe to prevent the spread of diseases to man, most notoriously the Black Plague and to prevent damage to food supplies. Anecdotal reports suggest that some rat-catchers in Europe would raise rats instead of catching them in order to increase their eventual payment from the town or city they were employed by. This, and the practice of rat-fights, could have led to rat-breeding and the adoption of the rat as a pet - the fancy rat. A famous rat-catcher from Victorian England was Jack Black, who is known through Henry Mayhew's interview for London Labour and the London Poor.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rat-catcher in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rat-catcher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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