Rats cause lots of damages. They gnaw on hard substances such as plastic pipes, insulation material, and electric wiring. The habit increases the risk of short circuits and fires. In addition to this they transmit a number of dangerous diseases such as salmonella, rat bite fever, hantavirus and even tapeworms.
Q. - How do rats create problems?
Rats in homes
- Rats contaminate our food which causes dangerous diseases
- They gnaw on hard substances such as plastic pipes, insulation material and electric circuits which causes lots of financial loss and risk of life.
Rats in garden
- Rats in the garden and other external areas can also be high risk, particularly in areas used by children and pets.
- The larger rat species can also damage plants with extensive burrowing.
Q. - How to identify rats around you?
Rats are nocturnal and usually hide from humans. Common signs of rats around you are: Scratching noises, Droppings, Distinctive smell, Bite marks, Ripped food packaging, their nests and Burrows.
Q. - What are diseases spread by rats?
Rodents are thought to be responsible for more deaths than all the wars over the last 1000 years. Rats carry a wide range of diseases causing organisms ( fleas, ticks, lice and mites) and microorganisms such as bacteria virus protozoa and helminths. Diseases directly transmitted by rats are
- Rat bite fever
Rats also transmit diseases indirectly through parasites are
- Colorado tick fever
- Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
One of the most historical dangerous rat borne diseases is the “Black Plague”, this plague during the middle ages killed millions.
Q. - Causes of the diseases?
Rat urine is responsible for the spread of leptospirosis result in liver and kidney damage. Their droppings danger and shad hair can cause people to sneeze and experience other allergic reactions. The contaminate food and water which causes hantavirus Salmonellosis and typhoid fever.