Rodents have been implicated in transferring over 55 diseases to humans ranging from viruses to parasitic worms.
Some of those include;
- Mild Meningitis
- Weil’s disease
- Infectious jaundice
- Skin disease
- Rat bite fever or Relapsing fever
However the most the most common of all is food-poisoning e.g. Salmonella bacteria.
These diseases can be transmitted to humans by a variety of means:
- Rodent urine or faeces contaminating your food, cooking utensils or kitchen appliances.
- Direct human contact with urine or faeces; where bacteria enter through small cuts or scratches.
- Blood-sucking insects, such as fleas, transferring diseases from rodent to human
- Other animals, such as your pets, transferring diseases from rodent (or blood-suckers) to human
- Rodents directly biting humans
To help you estimate your rodent population a good rule of thumb is provided below:
- Rat sign but no rats seen = 1 to 100.
- Occasional rat sighting at night = 100 to 500.
- Seen every night, occasionally by day = 500 to 1000.
- Many by night and day = up to 5000.
If you have any questions at all regarding BaitSafe® please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.