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Rats Can Spread Disease in our Homes
Rats can spread disease in.our homes. South East Queensland has a serious rat problem that should not be ignored by residents.Rats are sharing space with us even in the cleanest homes. Rodents carring disease are extremely dangerous to humans.
What if I keep my house very clean and tidy?
Hygene in the home is a great defence as it reduces avaliable food for the rats. Rats also use homes as shelter and easily enter unseen.They may nest in the home and feed elsewhere.
The roof void and wall void are used as nesting sites because they are warm and dry. The rodent family are prolific breeders and will multiply quickly.
All buildings have rats and mice living in and around them .Rodents are excellent hunters, stealthy and cunning they possess a better sense of smell than even dogs do.
So, If you are not managing your rats by trapping or baiting regularily then you definitely have rodents in and around your home. Yes a rat or mouse. As you move from one room in the house to the next it is very likely you are being watched by a rodent intruder that waits till you leave then it takes ownership of the room. When you return to the room the intruder will be long gone from sight but is very likely to still be around.
Rats and mice eat almost anything we do. They favour dried foods like cereals, flour, rice, cornflakes and any similar packaged food or grain are easily gnawed through. Standard packaging is not rodent proof. Once the rat has knawed through to the contents it continuously feeds till discovered or the food source is gone. All packaged foods not refrigerated and are stored need strong containers that can resist pest and rodent attack.
Diseases can transfer when urine or faeces come in contact with open wounds, eyes or any bodily fluids. They can also inadvertently be transferred from contact with contaminated objects such as drink cans and utensils that have been soiled unknowingly.
For hundreds of years unknown contamination has been an ongoing problem.
Diseases currently present in Austalia are Murine Typhus fever (endemic), Weills disease (infectious jaundice), Rat bite fever or relapse fever,Trichinosis (worms become encysted in muscles of humans, Lymphoctic choriomeningtis ( takes the form of mild meningitis), Mouse Tyhoid or duck egg disease, Poliomyelitis (two types of polio virus), Favus (ring worm) .
Primary contact can be through physical contact with urine and faeces and secondry contact can be through such things as flea and mosquito bite transmission.
Mosquitoes and fleas spread disease through blood contamination while feeding. During feeding contaminated blood is passed on to multiple hosts innocently. This can spread be from rat to rat, rat to human or any mammal available.
What is the best way to protect my family?
The home needs an expert to check out your home and find rat and mice nesting spots.
Urine that causes disease is being spread around your home continuously.
Rats live in the roof and it can be very dangerous to enter the roof void without protective clothing, gloves and a respirator. Subfloors ,storage sheds and any area that is largely undisturbed for periods of time is a possible haven for rats or mice.
A Pest Management Technician sets up a management plan to detect and eradicate the rodents quickly and safely. Safety is very import around family and pets. A highly trained and experienced professioinal is essential in controling the infestation. Visit http://www.maccotterpestcontrol.com for South East Queensland pest control.
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Page Updated Last on: Mar 30, 2011