Can Rats and Mice Make You Sick?
You’ve seen droppings and heard noises in your walls or scurrying in the attic. Is it really a big deal?
Rats and Mice are definitely a big deal. Besides gnawing wires and walls and causing house fires, they contaminate your food and cause health risks including DEATH.
Keep in mind the fact that rats killed a third of Europe with the Plague! They still carry the Plague today!
Imagine taking a bite of food in your kitchen and then finding out a rat soiled on your food while you were sleeping. The food you just ate could be infected with Eosinophilic Meningitis and cause an infection of the brain. Or the rodent could have infected your food with dozens of other diseases including the Bubonic Plague in which 66% of infected humans die within 4 days of becoming infected.
Since rats and mice are not housebroken, they leave behind 10-30 pellets of poo per day. Unfortunately they end up in your walls, pantry, drawers, attic, and anywhere else they live.
Simply breathing in rat dropping fumes can make you ill. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) can result from being infected by the aerosolized virus from rat urine, droppings or saliva.
Did you know rats also carry fleas, ticks, tapeworms and lice? Yuck! You don’t want to be bitten by a flea that has been sucking the blood out of a rat!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases to humans.
If you notice any signs of rats or mice in your home, immediately take steps to getting rid of them. The longer you wait, the higher your chances are of becoming ill. If you notice any symptoms, do not hesitate to seek medical attention.
If you are not comfortable exterminating rats or mice yourself, call The Rat Man at 800-868-8946. We help families and businesses in the greater Atlanta area as well as Upstate South Carolina.