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  • England
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Rat Pest

Rats are large rodents, the most common of these include the roof rat and the brown rat. They are omnivores, which means that they can consume almost anything. They can breed all year round, the gestation period has a duration of less than one month and offsprings can number up to fourteen.

Wild rats are carriers of zoonotic pathogens, which can be transmitted to other species and amongst them to human. Zoonoses include the classical swine fever, the foot-and-mouth disease, the black death, the yellow fever, toxoplasmosis, cholera, typhus, trichinosis, the sleeping sickness, the Mediterranean spotted fever and many more.

Apart from the diseases that they may carry, they damage homes and offices by chewing on wiring and causing electrical fires or by destroying furniture and office equipment. They also tend to urinate on human and animal food causing diseases, such as leptospirosis, also known as well’s disease.

A rat problem is one of the most dangerous types of rodent infestation and therefore has to be dealt with caution and as quickly as possible. You can detect a rat problem by paying attention to a variety of signs, such as rat sounds, smell, droppings or gnawings. Rat and rodent extermination in general is usually done by pest control professionals using products such as rodent poison.

Rat and rodent infestation is best dealt with by experts, so the best you have to do to get rid of rats in the house or office is contact 365 Pest Control Services for immediate assistance.