Rats & Your Health


Rat, miceRats can be very harmful to your health. As mentioned in previous blogs, rat bites and scratches can result in disease and rat-bite fever. Rat urine is responsible for the spread of Leptospirosis. It can also be contracted through handling or inhalation of rat dropping and urine odors. Complications include renal and liver failure, as well as cardiovascular problems. Leptospirosis: Leptospirosis can lead to kidney damage, meningitis (inflammation of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord), liver failure, respiratory distress, and even death.

One of the most dangerous diseases is the bubonic plague, aka “Black Plague,” and its variants. The disease is transmitted when fleas from the rat’s bite human beings. From the transmission of bubonic plague to Hantavirus, rat infestations can prove harmful and dangerous to you and your family’s health. Hantavirus: People become infected through contact with hantavirus-infected rodents or their urine and droppings which can be fatal.

Rat and Mice Control can be extremely difficult to exterminate or trap. They are known carriers of many diseases and can prove a health hazard to humans. Rodent control is best started prior to infestations. Rats and mice are a widespread problem and it is best to get a pest control company to find a solution that suits you. Keep any possible food sources away from rodents. If you want to prevent the infestation of rodents into your house, you will need to identify their point of access. Once you identify these areas and what is making your house the rodent haven it becomes easier to bid farewell to these pests. Easy availability of food and water attracts rodents to your kitchen and the rest of your home. Poorly maintained pipe and ceilings makes it easier for them to become members of your family.

How do I get rid of them?

  • Sprinkle pepper all around your home in areas where rats tend to enter (cover your nose)
  • Scatter moth balls around your home (keep away from toddlers)
  • Purchase owl feathers

In the event of an infestation, it is best to consult a Professional Pest Control Agent. Although various traps are available, they trap only individual specimens and will not prove effective in the event of an infestation. Rats tend to be wary of unknown objects placed in their surroundings, making many traps initially ineffective.

For an obligation free quote;

Contact:

Aaron: 076 509 4708 (West Rand)

Louis: 083 259 4805 or (East Rand)

Website: www.ecosmartpest.co.za

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