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What You Should Know about Rat and their Infestation in Your Home

Few of us are aware that rats can be made as pets, and they are rather cute since they can be friendly when tame plus they are intelligent creatures. Domestic rats are less likely to bite than gerbils and hamsters, and so it is a good choice if your child is looking for a new pet. However, if you have wild rats in your home, their infestation is not a good thing especially they are not cute. And so, if you suspect that their family is starting to take up your home like in the garage, attic or basement, then this should be something to be concern of.

Rats have several sub-species, but the two main kinds are the black and brown rats. Coming from Asia are the so-called old world rats which are small, but their relatives found in your cities and towns are much bigger.

Rats migrated around the globe just like humans, and they follow soldiers and traders along Asia’s and Europe’s trade routes. Imagine them hitching rides on ships sailing between continents and after some time, rats are seen everywhere.

Where there are more food, the more you will see these rats, because just like pests, they are nature’s scavengers. Rats are not fussy with their food, although they prefer diet of meat and vegetables, they will still be happy to loot your trash or raid your vegetable patch. Note that rats will also attack small animals if they cannot find any other food around.

Rats are written and spoken about for several centuries and the main topic of concern is that they spread disease. A disease in the past called the black death or the bubonic plague, was transmitted by rats which were infested with fleas, and because of this 25 million people perished in the Middle Ages.

Nowadays, an outbreak of the disease can be prevented since we have now a better understanding of the disease and how to prevent it. Rats today can do spread disease still, and thus we have to act immediately to avoid infestation.

If you see rats living and breeding your surroundings, you should be concern of this condition since rat-borne disease called leptospirosis is the most common to occur.
Food or water that were contaminated by rats could lead to another disease called salmonella. If people are exposed to rat droppings or rat urine, they can be contaminated with the disease called hantavirus, and also this disease can be transmitted through rat bite. Very common also in the rat population is e-coli, and rats are also infected with this disease leading humans to be contaminated too from food and water that are contaminated.