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Professional Prescot Rat Control
The lives of rats and humans are intermingled. Their presence in Britain is due to human maritime activity, and once they arrived on these shores they established themselves amongst human settlements, colonising both rural and urban environments, some rats finding their way into houses.
They have never been welcome guests or neighbours, and most would prefer not to have rats living with them, due to the physical and economic damage they cause, and the diseases they spread.
When there is a rat infestation on your property, the best plan is to hire pest control services to get rid of rats for you, by performing professional Prescot rat control treatment. Pest control treatment, carried out by experts, is a wiser choice of action than trying to tackle the problem yourself.
Rats and Zoonoses
Rats harbour pathogens, which can be transmitted to humans, or other animals, in a process called zoonosis. Rats spread zoonoses, animal-to-human diseases, through their urine, faeces, blood, saliva, or mucous secretions.
- Coxiella burnetti causes Q fever.
- Streptobacillus moniliformis is responsible for Rat-bite fever.
- Leptospira causes Leptospirosis, which can lead to Weil's Disease and Severe Pulmonary Haemorrhage Syndrome.
- Salmonella induces gastroenteritis.
- Hantavirus infection can be fatal.
- Rats are host to several flea and louse species.
- Rat tapeworm (Hymenolepis diminuta) infects pets and humans.
- Toxoplasma gondii causes Toxoplasmosis.
The health risks of a Prescot rat infestation should be taken seriously, and professional pest control services should be brought in to get rid of rats before the zoonotic disease is allowed to spread.
Rats in the home
Rats prefer to make their nests in sheltered areas, with warmth and moisture, and a compost bin is an attractive environment for rats to live and start families.
Inside, rats nest in attics, cellars, and wall cavities. From the nesting area, they will explore the rest of the house, looking for food and drink, and leaving a trail of urine and faeces behind them. Rats will also damage electrical equipment by gnawing wires.
A rat infestation of the home or garden requires professional Prescot rat control treatment, and the sooner the pest control treatment is performed, the better. Rats are prolific breeders, and the longer rat control treatment is postponed, the greater the problem will be.