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Rats are mammals and they are also very efficient breeders. With colder weather beginning to come in they are going to be searching for warmer and more comfortable places to live. There are a few different species of rats in Texas but they are all wanting to take advantage of your food, water, shelter, and any other resources that they can get their hands on. As well as stealing your resources they have relentless teeth that will be causing harm and creating damage to your property.
They are also can spread diseases, such as
- Salmonella: An intestinal bacteria causing fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea
- Leptospirosis: Bacterial infection bringing about body aches, diarrhea and vomiting, high fever, and yellowing of the eyes and skin.
- Hantavirus: Leads to fever, body aches, chills, difficulty breathing, and kidney failure
- Rat-Bite Fever: Not necessarily contracted through bites, rat-bite fever can cause elevated body temperature, aches, and pains, rash, skin lesions, as well as sore throats and has been linked to increased risk of future health issues, such as meningitis, liver damage, and pneumonia.
- Bubonic, Septicemic, and Pneumonic Plagues: Though all these conditions begin with fever and muscle weakness, their symptoms vary from that point. Pneumonic plague leads to severe respiratory issues whereas Bubonic causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, body aches, cough with bloody mucus, and extremely swollen lymph nodes. Symptoms of Septicemic plague include abdominal pain, internal bleeding, and shock.
Most often people don’t realize they have rodents or rats in and around their homes. But, if you look closely or start to smell foul odors, you can usually tell they are they. Here are some rat signs to watch out for:
- Burrows they have dug under structures or debris
- Gnaw marks on vegetables, fruits, nuts, wood, paper, bones, and wiring.
- Disappearing pet food
- Dark greasy travel marks on wall or baseboards
- Tiny dark droppings or a foul urine smell
- Small paths in the dirt or grass leading to where they often roam