What Risks Do Rats Infestation Pose To Your Health?

What Risks Do Rats Infestation Pose To Your Health?

For many homeowners here in Dubai, having a rat or rodent infestation is their worst fear. Nothing makes you feel more uneasy than hearing a rat or mouse running about in your house. These rodents, though, are more than merely a nuisance. They may seriously pose a serious threat to  your family’s and your own health. Before this menace gets out of hand, immediately consult national pest control UAE and let the experts do the rest. But before that read this piece to learn how rat infestations can harm your physical well-being.

Do mice carry disease?

Various dangerous infections have been contracted by people who had mice infestations in their homes. Direct contact is the most likely mechanism for mice to infect humans with the disease. This comprises:

  • exposure to mouse excrement 
  • contact with the urine or saliva of mice
  • having a mouse bite pierce the skin

Indirect human infection can also result from mouse illnesses. Ticks, for instance, may feed on an infected mouse and then spread the virus to you and your family. Fleas and ticks, which transfer their own diseases, love to live on this pest. Rats aren’t the only ones who suffer because the parasites can move onto people, pets, and other people because they are carried indoors on the fur of the rodents. Many illnesses that we associate with rats—and that we believe they spread—were actually brought on by parasites. For instance, fleas carried by rats were the real perpetrators behind the Black Plague that decimated Europe in the 1300s. There is no doubt that mice pose a threat to the public’s health since they have the capacity to spread disease.

Diseases Spread By Rodents/Rats

  • One of several potentially fatal diseases caused by contact with rodent droppings is the hantavirus. Although there are just a few cases documented  each year, the illness frequently has catastrophic outcomes.
  •  Another potentially catastrophic health danger associated with rodent infestations is rat-bite fever. Typically, symptoms such as nausea, fever, rash, and headaches appear three to ten days after exposure.
  • It is possible for you or a loved one to contract the plague through fleas that have fed diseased wild animals, such as infected rats. Antibiotics are a viable treatment option for the illness, which results in abscesses in the arms and legs.
  • Food infected with rat feces can cause salmonellosis, a type of food poisoning. Salmonellosis symptoms include fever, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis: It is one of the more serious conditions that have long-lasting symptoms and can cause neurological damage if it is not treated properly. Meningitis or encephalitis, as well as fever, nausea, and body aches, will be experienced  by the victims.

How do I deter rodents?

Sanitizing your home or place of business is the greatest approach to keep rats away; avoid anything that can attract them. If you cut off their access to food and water, they won’t have what they need to survive inside, to begin with. Although sealing gaps, holes, and other access spots is useful, it is not a permanent fix because rats may nibble through siding and wood, and there comes the need to call rat pest control Dubai right away.

If they do manage to get inside, you should use bait or trap to get rid of them. Rats have a rapid rate of reproduction, so it is best to get rid of them before an infestation spreads because, once inside, they are very difficult to eradicate. Put bait or traps anywhere you’ve seen them. In tamper-proof bait stations, you can use bait to place poisoned pellets (safe against pets and children).

Rats are among the most harmful to people among common pests. When an infestation first appears, you should act quickly to protect your family and yourself. Call Jumeirah Pest Control, the best pest control company in Dubai right away if you have seen rat droppings or have actually seen rats in your house.

With years of expertise treating pests all around Dubai City, Jumeirah Pest Control is pest management savvy.  All types of rat and mouse infestations have been handled by our pest control specialists. Call us at (contact#) for a free case examination, or contact us online.