Diseases That Rats Carry

Rat Removal Orlando FLIf you ask homeowners across the world what could be the worst pest they have ever encountered in their home, most would probably say rats and rodents.

Rats are simply just a huge pain to deal with. They may be small creatures, but the effect they could have in your household could be extreme. A lot of people are scared of rats. These animals would destroy property, steal food, disturb a supposedly good night’s sleep, and in most cases, they could easily affect the peaceful and healthy living environment you and your family rightfully deserve in your own home.

Even worse, these rats carry deadly diseases, which essentially make them deadly pests. So this means rat removal should always be a top priority any household!

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) lists down over 10 diseases directly transmitted by rodents and a whole lot more that are indirectly transmitted by rodents. Some of these diseases include the Hantavirus, Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, Lassa Fever, Leptospirosis, LCM, Salmonellosis and many more.

Leptospirosis is one of the most common diseases directly transmitted by these rats, and sadly, it can get deadly. If you unknowingly eat food or drink water that has been contaminated with the urine of an infected rat, you can get infected with Leptospirosis. You can also get the disease when the skin or mucous membranes get in contact with soil or water that has also been contaminated with rat urine.

Rats and mice chew on practically everything from food to paper to plastic and even on clothes! The worst would probably be when a rat chooses to bite you. Not only does a rat bite hurt, it can cause another fatal disease called the Rat-Bite Fever. The disease can be spread through a bite or scratch, or even through simple contact with a dead rat. Even worse, if a rat decides to leave his feces behind on food or water, you can get infected too. This is a disease that has occurred worldwide so everybody must take precaution.

Don’t wait until these deadly diseases infect your family and loved ones. Getting rid of rats isn’t all that easy, but it is certainly worth the effort. You can clean your home, seal holes, try to catch them in traps or better yet, you can call pest control to provide professional assistance.

What matters is how you should not let these rats linger in your household for long and raise their own families behind ceilings and walls. At first sight or sign that a rat lives around you, find ways to get rid of it, because before you know it, these creatures can take over your house and your family.

At Animal Wildlife Trappers, we have the experience and expertise to quickly, efficiently, and humanely remove rats from your home or commercial building. Call us today at 352-267-0546 for a free estimate, and take the first step to restoring your peace of mind.

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