What Diseases do Rats Carry?

Diseases Rats Carry
Diseases Rats Carry

They can be anywhere and everywhere you don’t want them to be. They’re fast, cunning, can get into the smallest of places, and worst of all, they carry a long list of diseases. The nemesis you’re wanting to avoid is a rat. These wily critters have been the basis for many scary movies and rightly so.

It’s important for NJ rodent control experts to find entry points into your home or commercial building to prevent rats coming and going as they please. Once these entry points are addressed, eliminating the infestation is much easier.

Rats are known travelers in their quest for food,water, and nesting areas. Because of this, disease-carrying rats can spread a variety of illnesses most often through feces droppings and dust, and parasites. Both are dangerous to humans and pets.

From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the following are diseases that can be transmitted by rodents directly.

  • Tularemia
  • South American Arenaviruses that include Argentine, Bolivian, Sabia, and Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • Rat-Bite Fever
  • Plague
  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM)
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lassa Fever
  • Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

When rats are running rampant through your home or yard potentially spreading disease, it’s easy to see keeping your property rat free is a top priority. Give us a call at Stern Environmental Group. We have NJ rodent control specialists with the methods and expertise to exterminate your problem, fast.