Rats Health Risks

Facts every Homeowner Should Know!

 

Hantavirus

Rats excrete the virus in their urine, saliva, and droppings. A person may be exposed to hantavirus by breathing contaminated dust after disturbing or cleaning rodent droppings or nests, or by living or working in rodent-infested settings.

Leptospirosis


Humans are infected through contact with water, food, or soil containing urine from these infected animals (i.e. rats, mice). The disease can also be transmitted through direct contact with urine, blood or tissue from an infected animal. The bacteria can enter through broken skin or through the soft tissues on the inside of the mouth, nose or eyes.

Murine Typhus

An Acute infectious disease that is transmitted to humans by rat fleas and feces. The symptoms include fever, headache, rash, body aches & pains, and chills.

Salmonella

Bacteria which causes disease in humans and animals and is transmitted to humans by eating food contaminated with animal feces.

Preventative Measures

At one point your attic has more than likely been infested with rodents, which may carry many of these diseases. In order to protect yourself and your family from rodents transmitting these disease within your household the following measures should be taken. Remove rodent feces & urine. Keep rodents out of your home. Remove rodent food sources. Clean rodent infested areas. Lastly, make sure you wash your hands after contact with animal feces. Green Environmental Group  can provide all of these services to you and guarantee your attic will be clean. We will make sure to take extra precaution that we not spread these diseases while cleaning your attic.

 

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