Discovering that you have rats living in your home can be one of the most unsettling things to find out. They are well known for spreading disease to humans, the most famous case being the plague in the middle ages. While you most likely won’t get anything quite as dramatic as the plague, rats carry over 35 diseases that can be spread to humans.
This can happen in many ways, the most obvious being direct contact with the rodents like scratching and biting, or not properly handling a dead rat. Eating food or drinking water that has been contaminated by rat feces or urine can also cause illness. Even inhalation of dust contaminated with urine or droppings can be problematic.
Finally, rats also commonly introduce other pests into a space with themselves, often insects like fleas. These fleas can infect you with the rats’ diseases by biting you after having bit a rat, thus sharing blood. Due to the health risks that are posed by these rodents, it is of the utmost importance that you rid your home of rats as soon as possible, especially if you have any children, who are more susceptible to disease and illness in general.
What To Do
The best thing to do if you discover that you have rats living in your home, and putting the health of you and your loved ones at risk, is to call a professional exterminator. They are the best option in order to ensure that the problem is removed as quickly and effectively as possible. They may trap the rats and/or use rat poison to rid your home of the problem.
Once these steps have been taken, you should then go throughout your house and find the entry points used by the rats to come into your house in the first place. Sealing these up will aid in preventing future infestations. A professional exterminator will be able to give you advice on how to do this effectively since they have years of knowledge and experience in this kind of work.
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If you find yourself in need of rat extermination, or any other kind of pest control, we are the ones to call. We operate all across the Greater Toronto Area, servicing apartments, condos, houses, businesses, and other commercial spaces. We pride ourselves on your effectiveness and ability to finish any job properly the first time around.
Letting us take care of this problem for you will remove the stress of potential health risks, as well as take rat extermination off your already busy schedule. All of our exterminators are fully licensed and highly trained professionals. So give us a try, you will not regret it. Our friendly and helpful staff will be happy to answer any related question you might have, are able to give you an affordable quote over the phone, and even can book your appointment right then and there. Toronto ON Rat Extermination For Your Home and Safety call (647) 557-7978.