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Five ways in which rat infestation can make you seriously ill

Rats are infamous for causing multiple deaths in Europe in the early centuries. However, does it not sound alarming because they were historical times? Well, you should know rats still are the leading cause of death in many households. Sounds alarming now? We bet! So many people, even today, fall sick due to the illnesses and parasites that rats bring in the house, without them even realizing that the sickness they are facing could be due to the manifestation of the rodents and pests in their home. Are you one of them? If yes, please read further and find out what kind of risks you are currently taking.

Here are five ways in which rats can make you very seriously, and we mean, VERY seriously ill.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

When rats live in the house, then of course they go around and drop their feces around the house, this could be on the counter, on the bed or even on your food. You never know what the rodents are up to when you are sound asleep, after all that is when they are on the roll in the house. You can contract this syndrome even by breathing in contaminated air.

Murine Typhus

Here is another dangerous illness that would make you regret not getting rid of the rats in a timely manner. The fleas that are feeding on rats will find a place in your home soon and then in your body.

Rat-bite fever (RBF)

So many people have succumbed to this fatal fever and this is the most common in rat infested houses. Therefore, it is always better to keep a lookout for rats before this fever takes over the household.

Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium

This one can especially make pregnant women very well. If contracted through contaminated water or food, it will lead to tragic results for the woman and her baby. It is unavoidable in rat infested houses.


This will start with vomiting but will end up making you so sick that you would be having a hard time keeping your eyes open with the sick feeling that you would be suffering from. This condition can come from even a single rat entering your home, let alone an infestation.

If you want to save yourself the health and resources to deal with such illnesses, it is better to call Pest Control London and solve your issue in a professional manner. Rat Control London will ensure you feel safe in your own home with the elimination of rats and pests that are making your life a living hell.

Health comes above all and there should be no compromise on it! Therefore, live your best life, with no fear of the illnesses that can make anyone shudder. We are shuddering just by the sound of these names, “Leptospirosis”, already sounds like your worst fear, doesn’t it?