What all diseases can rats spread?
Leptospirosis: a disease which you should be aware of because it’s one which can spread from animals to humans. One of its hosts being rats. Yes, you heard me right, Rats! And the scary part is they carry all sorts of disease spreading germs, and Leptospirosis is one such disease which we can get from them. Leptospirosis is not a disease that people talk about. But it's the most common animal’s spread to humans in the world. It spreads through rodents in weak sanitation areas, farmlands, and even in back to the wilderness adventure sports on land or water.
It spreads from the urinary shedding of rats and mice. Contaminated water in contact with scratched skin or mucous membrane causes infection. Eyes, nose, mouth is all potential sites of entry. The infection spreads through infected water, food, mud, soil, tissue shedding'. It also spreads through
The contributing organism is a bacteria called Leptospira. The problem is that Leptospira can survive up to 16 days in freshwater and 24 days in soil. That’s shocking! Rats can spread this disease to other animals. Leptospira can infect 160 different kinds of mammals, including cats, dogs, swine, raccoons, cattle, and mongoose. So livestock and domestic animals need to be kept safe from rodents too.
Symptoms of Leptospirosis include
Now, are you ready to get rid of this problem?
In our village home, these creatures went up to our second-floor room and scared me. I couldn't sleep with the lights off. I cried every time I saw them. But complaining was not fruitful. I needed help. My friendly neighbour who was facing a similar rat problem, told me about using HIT Rat Glue Pad. Her advice saved me from the grave risk of infections and whatnots.
What can you do to stay safe at home?
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