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What Risks Do Rats Pose?

May 16

It's not uncommon to have unpleasant encounters with a rodent around your house However, do you know the threats rats represent? Pests and insects of all kinds are much more than just an issue. They carry germs and viruses which can infect humans. The ticks, fleas, or mites that feed on infected rodents, for instance, can be able to transmit to humans through indirect transmission.

Hantavirus as well as lymphocytic meningitis, plague, and tularemia are just a few of the diseases that be affecting rats. They also can cause allergies and spread food-borne diseases such as salmonella. Furthermore, mice are able to produce as many as 25,000 fecal pellets per year, which is around 70 times a day. This means that removal and prevention are essential in the case of a rodent problem.

What Risks Do Rats Pose?

Rats pose health threats to humans, which could cause severe health issues. Because there are 35 illnesses that are associated with rodents, let's look at some.


Hantavirus is the deadliest disease caused by rodents. It can be contracted through eating food items that have been exposed to rodents with a hantavirus infection or droppings of rodents. Sometimes, it is possible to contract through inhaling air that is exposed to the excrement of mice. In addition, rodents can transmit viruses through saliva.

Hantavirus can be fatal. As there is no cure for the disease and it is not possible to cure it without early detection. If you've been in contact with rodent or mouse droplets of whatever kind, and are suffering from symptoms such as lethargy and fever or discomfort, seek out a doctor immediately! As per the CDC, 36% of cases of hantavirus throughout the United States resulted in mortality at the time of the year 2017.

Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus

Another prevalent disease transmitted by rats is the lymphocytic-choriomeningitis virus (LCMV). LCMV is present within 5% of all home rates across the United States, according to the CDC. Mice may be affected throughout their lives and not show any indications of it. If your rodents are one of the 5% who is affected, it is best to be cautious when handling them.

LCMV occurs when people contact the nesting materials of rats that are infected and also their saliva, urine, or droppings. While the disease isn't deadly, you may contract it multiple times. To prevent contracting LCMV avoid rodents and secure your business or home. This will ensure that rodents don't have the freedom to move in and out.

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Bubonic Plague

The bubonic plague that resulted in "The Black Death" in the 14th century killed 30 to 60% of Europe's population and is still prevalent today. Bubonic plague is a cause of symptoms of severe weakness, fever nausea, diarrhea stomach discomfort bleeding from the nose, mouth, or rectum, as well as under the skin. It also causes the blackening of tissues and even death. The availability of antibiotics is now able for treating patients as well as avoiding the possibility of death, however, it doesn't change the fact that the disease is not without serious adverse consequences!

If there are bacteria in the droppings, they could be able to infect the air. This is the reason employing an experienced locally-based pest control specialist from San Jose is crucial. If you find droppings around your residence and you are concerned about the cleanliness of your home, do not hesitate to contact us for a no-cost estimate and assistance in identifying the source of the waste via phone or text message.

If the rats that are infected pose a risk to humans, what is the most secure method to deal with rodent problems? Find out more about the risks rats can pose and the best method for Rodent Control in this article.


Regularly supervised pest control is the easiest and safest effective way of eliminating rats and mice. Our experienced rodent proofing specialists offer year-round pest control services that keep rodents away from your house. We also deal with any current rodent problems.

Expel Exterminators LLC

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