As you know rodents can carry many harmful diseases. One of the most severe diseases humans can contract from Rats is Leptospirosis; an infection that could potentially be fatal. If you contract Leptospirosis you can have any of the following symptoms: headache, fever, muscle pain, bleeding, lungs, meningitis, kidney failure, or even death.
They can contaminate any surface they walk on, spreading the bacteria they are harboring onto kitchen counter tops, pantries, food storage areas,utensils, and food if left open. The disease may also be contracted through a Rat bite, if the Rat feels threatened or feels the need to defend its territory it will react.
If you suspect Rats in your home it is important to take the necessary precautions – all surfaces should be washed and disinfected. You should also wash any food preparation utensils or dishware prior to use to avoid contamination. If you suspect your food has been tampered with it is best to throw it out than risk potentially contracting a disease. Your health is an important part of your life, don’t wait to call in a Pest Professional to remove any rodents in your home.