The dangers of rat waste

No one likes to find out they have rats or other rodents living in their home or business. Yet, it is very common. In most situations, you will not know that you have an infestation until it becomes quite large and invasive. It’s always wise to call a professional such as Critter Control of Tampa for immediate help if you find such an infestation. The fact is, rat urine and feces is dangerous to people and pets. You don’t want it present in your home and you certainly shouldn’t handle it yourself. Our team can help.

What Are the Risks of Rat Waste?

Rats transmit diseases to people. There are various ways this can happen, with the most common being in their feces. It is possible for a human to inhale dust contaminated with rat droppings or urine or to come in direct contact with it. It is less common to obtain this type of infection from a bite. Rats can spread a number of diseases via these methods, including:

  • Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, a viral disease
  • Leptospirosis, a bacteria disease
  • Rate-bite fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • Plague
  • Colorado tick fever
  • Cutaneous leishmaniosis

These diseases can make people very sick, and in more extreme cases, can cause even be life threatening. With the help of our team here at Critter Control® of Tampa, you can reduce the risks associated with this type of exposure. Instead of attempting to clean it up yourself, allow our trained and experienced professionals to help you with the process. Call us today at 813.948.0870 for more information, or to schedule your complimentary home consultation.