Rodent Removal & Control

Are rats dangerous?

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This article goes over the dangers of rats. We all know rats are wild animals; there are many dangers with rats as well as other dangers with wildlife and animal control. In my opinion the biggest danger of rat removal and having rats in the attic is actually the accoon poop you may encounter. You would think that rats are dangerous because they have rabies, can scratch you or viciously bite you, but in my opinion the first and most dangerous factor of rats in the attic is actually the rat poop. I will talk about the other dangers of rats in just a little bit. First as you can only guess, rats have many different zoetic diseases these zoetic diseases can be transferred to humans. Rodent poop can have leptospirosis, hantavirus, histoplasmosis, and rat roundworm. If you click on my rat poop page you can actually read about all of the different bacteria in great detail as well as how serious rat poop with rat roundworm can actually be to humans if ingested.

Rodents can be extremely dangerous. If you think you're having an issue with rats in your attic you should contact a local professional rat removal company. Rodents generally go into the attic to have their babies. If a mother rat feels that she is in danger or that the baby rats are in danger, the mother rat can attack humans. It is not a common occurrence but it can happen; a rat will bite you if the rat feels endangered, or the rat is cornered the rat will become very aggressive. The rat may try to scratch you, call at you and the rat can become dangerous. I advise my customers from staying away from rats if they are on your property or if the rat is in your attic. Please contact a local professional wildlife company like Centurian. We are properly trained, licensed and insured with removing rats.

The next biggest question that people ask regarding the dangers of rats is do the rats come out in the day, and if a rat comes out in the day do rats have rabies? Rodents are nocturnal, meaning that rats generally come out at night. There are times when a rat can come out during the day as well. Rodents do and can carry the rabies disease but more commonly in the rat population, in an urban setting, is distemper. Distemper can make rats aggressive and rabies can cause rats to be dangerous. Distemper makes the rat look like it's crazy; rats can foam at the mouth. If a rat does bite you, you can be exposed to rabies and rat distemper. If you have been bitten by a rat you need to contact your local CDC office immediately they will need to get you tested for rabies and even administer the rat rabies shot. Rabies is a deadly disease that can take less than 3 weeks to kill you. Again, if you have been bitten by a rat and that rat has rabies and you do not get yourself tested immediately, the effects of rabies are in reversible and without treatment will lead to death. An additional common danger with Rodents In The Attic is the fact that rats like to chew. Rodents teeth happen to be constantly growing in order to store them at a decent length rats need to constantly chew as well as naw to keep their teeth cut. When a rat is in a loft they chew the supports and wood that is within the attic, but what happens is quite electricians run cables and also wires attached to the cross-bow supports in the Attic. So if the actual rat is chewing the particular beam the rat can in fact end up chewing on the towards the wire this can lead to a hot wire. These open up and live wires really lead to cause sparks which could then lead to attic fireplace it is very common that rats chew wires in the loft I see it every single day. Once the rat chews the cable that electrocutes them shock them and kills all of them but it does not always trigger house fires the reason why rats can lead to house fires is currently that the rat has chewed the wire it is started out what's called a hot line that wire is actually reside what can that happen is actually debris in the Attic like a cardboard box from your Xmas ornaments can be next to which hot wire. The stay wire will then send out sets off if it is shorting doe for the chewing from the rat this way, and then caused the fire so in retrospect having Rodents In The Loft is extremely dangerous due to the actuality that rats chew cables and can cause house fire!