From parasites to bacteria to harmful viruses, rats carry a long list of diseases that can be transmitted to humans via their infected urine and feces. Although rats are the best-known offenders, other disease-carrying rodents include muskrats, marmots, groundhogs, mice, tree squirrels, chipmunks, porcupines, and voles.
Each of the categories below lists the infected host that is known to directly transmit the named disease to a rat. In turn, sick rats infect humans through contact with their urine and feces. NYC rat control is vital to keeping your loved ones healthy.
Fleas or Mites
La Crosse Encephalitis
West Nile Virus
Colorado Tick Fever
Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis
Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
This list of fifteen diseases is something that you, as a property owner, do not want to expose yourself, your family, friends, tenants, or pets to a possible infection. To prevent an infestation of infected rats, it’s important to put a plan into place that includes sealing any entry points to your home, trapping renegade rats, eliminating nesting places, and removing all interior and exterior food sources.
With the additional help of a professional NYC rat control specialist, you can keep your property rat free. For help with a current rat control problem, contact us at Stern Environmental Group for assistance.