Rat Infestation: Five Severe Diseases It Can Cause!

Rat infestation in your house is no less than a nightmare! Sure, you might have seen cartoons where you are made to believe that rats are lovable and cuddly creatures but in the real world, such is not the case. Not only do rats damage your property, but they are also responsible for causing some life-threatening diseases. Hence getting professional rat control Orillia services is of the utmost importance to ensure the health and safety of your family. Here are five highly transmissible diseases caused by rats that will surely prompt you to call for rat control services.

  • rat control OrilliaSalmonella

One of the bacterial illnesses is caused by exposure to rat urine and droppings in the house. Salmonella can cause gastrointestinal issues in humans. Most of the time, people will recuperate in seven days without treatment. However, if you have children, the elderly, or people with compromised immunity., they might need hospitalization. This makes rat control imminent.

  • Leptospirosis

Another bacterial illness is transferred to humans due to exposure to rat feces and urine. Leptospirosis can cause a multitude of severe symptoms such as high fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, muscle aches, and rashes. If left untreated, it can lead to kidney and liver damage and turn fatal. Therefore, you need to call Orillia pest control services. 

  • Hantavirus

Inhaling the rat dropping dry dust will cause Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. The symptoms of this disease include high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and headaches. Furthermore, the disease will also result in high blood pressure, kidney failure, acute respiratory distress, and in severe cases it can cause death. 

  • Rat-Bite Fever

As the name suggests, this fever is caused by a rat bite. If a person is bitten or scratched by a rat, they can contract and transmit rat-bite fever to other humans. The residents of a home with rat infestation can also become infected due to exposure to rat droppings and urine. When someone is suffering from rat-bite fever, they will have symptoms such as fever, vomiting, muscle and joint pain. Orillia pest control

  • Bubonic Plague

Yes, this disease is mostly linked with the past that took the lives of several thousand people. But this disease is still a reality. A rat infestation can lead to bubonic plague and the symptoms include chills, fever, swelling in lymph nodes, and weakness. 

As you can see, a rat infestation can be deadly. Hence, if you find rat droppings or urine in your house, you must call our professional team at Simcoe Muskoka Wildlife Removal. We are among the certified and experienced pest control companies Barrie that are known to use humane solutions to remove wildlife infestation from residential and commercial properties. 

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