Why Rats are dangerous to human?

Rats are the famous and difficult creature that caused a lot of problem to us. Their presence will cause destruction to our property and they also could bring disease to our family. They are everywhere and able to adapt with our environment for their survival.

There are so many type of rats that could infested our house, but the common species are roof rat, Norway rat and house mice.

Disease caused by Rats

Rats can contaminate not only the surfaces of your floor, but also food sources within your homes. Leptospirosis, Salmonella and food poisoning are the common diseases carried by rats. It’s extremely dangerous as the virus can be passed through inhalation of particles released when mouse droppings, urine and saliva are disturbed.


Rats Dropping
  • Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease and we are very familiar with this disease recently. Every year, some peoples were reported of this disease and a few of them were dead. This bacteria are spread through urine of the infected rat and it can survive up to months. This urine will contaminate the water or soil.

We can infested by this bacteria through direct contact with the infested urine or through contaminated water like swimming or drinking of that water.

  • Salmonella

Salmonella is a bacteria from food which can cause illness. The disease, transmitted when mice and other rodents like rats contaminate your food or working surfaces where food is prepared. Common symptoms for people affected with salmonella, include fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea, which can last up to 7 days. Young children and the elderly are at higher risk of salmonella. In latest years, numerous salmonella outbreaks have been linked to rodents, especially feeder rodents (live or frozen rats and mice used to feed pets such as reptiles).

Damage caused by Rats

These pests are commonly responsible for causing damage to personal property and are notorious for commercial crop destruction. In agricultural communities, rat is also responsible for machine and equipment malfunction. These pests are capable of causing massive losses, factory machinery and farming enterprises, as food that has been contaminated by rat is rendered unfit for consumption. Rat nests can be located within homes which became obvious when holes appear in the walls and floorboards. Nesting can also be found in drawers, shoe boxes, storage boxes, under cabinets and other areas that are seldom accessed. Infestations need to be handled swiftly and are most efficiently dealt with through professional pest control methods.


Damaged caused by rats.
Rat burrow next to house wall

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