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ratRat infestation is one of the most common household pest problems in the United Kingdom and, due to their destructive nature and potential to carry disease, one which poses significant consequences. It is, therefore, important to take swift action to eliminate the infestation and prevent a repeat occurrence of the problem.

Unfortunately, rats are incredibly secretive and difficult to locate. In addition, they can breed extremely quickly, meaning that even a small rat population can multiply into a huge problem. As a result, it is best to combat the issue by contacting a professional Tyldesley rat control specialist.

Health Hazards

One of the biggest reasons why a rat infestation needs to be dealt with quickly is because rats carry disease and can pass on health problems to humans and their pets.

Rats are associated with the spread of dozens of diseases and rat-borne illnesses can be transmitted to humans directly through contact with the rat, or through contact with its faeces, urine or saliva. This means that food, food surfaces and other parts of a house can be contaminated. In addition, the disease can be spread indirectly, such as from fleas which have bitten the rat.

Brown RatDiseases associated with rats include:

  • Leptospirosis or Weil's Disease
  • Rat-bite Fever
  • Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis

Other Problems

Aside from the spread of disease, it is important to get rid of rats quickly in order to prevent a number of other issues, including structural damage to your home and damage to its contents.

Rats generally choose to live in lofts, attics, cupboards, beneath floorboards or in other dark, rarely visited places. They will often gnaw on wood or plastic materials, which can cause visible damage to parts of the home. Moreover, their droppings may be visible and they may leave dirt or grease marks on walls, skirting boards or floors.

Due to their habit of chewing on things, rats can also cause damage to cables, wires and other electrical equipment, as well as to pipes and other plumbing components.