Signs of Rats Infestation and the Danger of Disease


Any animal carrying fleas risk the possibility of spreading the plague. Rats are, by far, the worst. They are responsible for transmitting a whopping 11 types of diseases. Their feeding habits are destructive to not only your food, but everything lying inside your property can become rat feast. To top it off, they are highly secretive animals and often it can be easy to overlook rat presence if you do not know what to look for.

One of the most obvious sign is the presence of a living or dead rat in your living area. Given enough space, rats will always prefer remaining in hiding. They are only forced out in the open areas when there is a crunch of space. So if you are noticing a rat in person, it is highly likely you are under a full-blown infestation.

The second thing to look for would be grease or dirt marks on your walls, floor, and living area. Thoroughly inspect the surrounding area outside of your house for rat feces or runs. These are narrow tracks left in growths of vegetation or grass which rats use as foraging paths.

They also like gnawing on wood and plastic. If you find signs of unexplained furniture damage or large holes through walls and floorboards, those are definite signs of rat infestation.

Rats do not directly cause disease, but they are carriers of fleas which can spread the plague and carry various bacteria in them. A rat bite or dropping can cause any sickness in your family. The main motive of rats is finding food, so a rat infestation is highly likely to poison your family with fleas, saliva, and urine. Call rat control Glasgow for a full inspection and extermination before it costs your health.