Rats pose a serious threat to any building. Not only can they risk the integrity of your home or other property, but they can also spread disease. This puts the health of you, your family, or your employees at risk. To make matters worse, rats are elusive and secretive creatures, so an infestation can be hard to spot, and what you do see may only scratch the surface.
Health Risks Associated with Rat Infestations
Having rats in your home or workplace puts you and others on the property at risk. Rats are known to carry a number of dangerous diseases that can infect people. Some of the most hazardous diseases include:
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
- Rat-Bite Fever
You donâ€™t have to come in physical contact with a rat to be infected. Just breathing contaminated air, eating contaminated food, and drinking contaminated water is enough to come down with these illnesses.
Signs of a Rat Infestation
While the most visible sign of infestation is seeing a live or dead rat around your home or property, other signs that indicate a problem include:
- Rat Droppings
- Dirt or Grease on Walls and Floorboards
- Rat Runs
- Damaged / Chewed Floors, Walls, and other Property
You may also hear scratching sounds emanating from your walls, floors, ceilings or attic spaces. Often, if you see evidence of a rat, you may be dealing with a full infestation.
Why You Need a Professional
Professional rodent removal services like Critter ControlÂ® Delaware Valley have the equipment and expertise required to remove your rat infestation safely. Our rat removal experts can fully assess your problem, provide a free estimate for your removal service, and get the job done right the first time. To schedule your free consultation, call us today at 610-385-4405.