The Benefits of Getting Rid of the Rats
Rats carry disease and are infectious and spread diseases like salmonella, jail’s fever, Hantavirus, and Weil’s disease. They spread illness through their feces, bites, their skin, and through the food, they eat and touch. If they have nested near a clean-water source of your house it’s even worse. Rats, when they walk through your home, leave a constant trail of urine to mark their trails. This effectively contaminates anything they touch.
Rats will also damage all kinds of materials as they gnaw their way to their destiny. They chip away wood, aluminum, some concrete, plastic, glass, and more. If the foundation of your house is weak, they will eat right through it and create vulnerable spaces for more pests to come.
Professional rodent control is the safest and most effective way to go when you start to see signs of infestation but also trapping and baiting rats can be very effective if the problem is barely starting.
Why Should You Be Concerned with Rat Removal?
Rats are pest species because of their habits of living indoors, gnawing, and spreading illness. Their most common health concerns include: they live in the attics, they scratch the walls, they raid the pantry, they gnaw on electrical wires, and they spread diseases.
For these reasons, rodents become a nuisance, and services like rat extermination might turn out to be the most cost-effective way to address to trap and remove rats and mice.
Nuisance Concerns about Rats and Mice
Mice and rats are the world’s most nuisance mammal species. They are a main agricultural pest and have a tendency to feed on human food stores, often contaminating what they leave behind.
They also chew and destroy electrical wires on the street and pretty much anything they can sink their teeth on. Wire chewing causes electrical shorts and fire risk.
Sometimes they also chip PVC plumbing and cause water leaks, and leave behind a lot of toxic waste in the form of urine and feces.
Mice and Rat Diseases
The most feared diseased carried by rodents is the Bubonic plague (also called “Black Death”), but the epidemic is no longer a concern in modern types. However, they carry over 30 different types of illness on their droppings, including rat-bite fever, the Rickettsia virus (similar to chicken pox), Hantavirus (which can cause febrile illness and respiratory problems), meningitis (a mortal brain infection), salmonella, and leptospirosis. Additionally, rats and mice bring a lot of parasites into your home and leave them on the food they taste.