Tarrant County, Fort Worth Rat Control Situation:
I have been caring for a rat since 2004 when she was displaced as an infant during hurricane here in Texas. I actually had two but had the other released. I kept the this one due to her having neurological brain damage from falling out of her nest as a baby and she was also blind so she could not care for herself. I recently had to leave town, let my neighbor care for her. I was gone for a week.
On my way back I stopped and bought her a new toy to play with and a new water bottle because hers was getting kinda green and I couldn't clean it all out. Anyway I got back on a Sunday night and found that she was not moving. The lady said she had been acting like that for a couple of days. I picked her up she was almost dead. She could not stand up she just lay there with a little movement not much. I tried to give her water she drank a tiny bit but no more. I later tried to soak her monkey biscuits in water to feed some to her with water mixed in a syringe, again she took a tiny bit and that's all. About an hour later I juiced an apple and mashed a banana she likes apples and bananas and I thought something sweet would help her she had a little that's all. It was awful she was just lying there in my hand cold and limp could barely keep her eyes open. I live in B.F.E with nothing around so I had to wait it out till the next day to get her to a vet. I put her in my room in a small box with heat because she felt cool. I'm not dumb I knew she wasn't going to be ok and she never made it through the night.
The next day I checked her cage for anything to explaine what might have happened, she had water, her cage was still pretty clean from when I cleaned and changed everything which I thought was odd. there was very little evidence of food from the week except her untouched food that was probably given to her that day or the day before. Did this lady starve her to death, was it the water, a spider bite I wish I knew. I miss her and feel terrible for her. I just wish I new what had happened. I had been told that she may not live that long due to her problems but I just don't think that's what killed her. What is your opinion please some input.
Hi David, I am in a bad rat place in Fort Worth, Texas- it's so bad we now have maggots in our house L. Myhusband has used your website for a reference for a couple of years, but wejust don't have the time or expertise to really fix our ratproblem. We really need a reputable company that will be able to find thepoint of entry into our house (now), and I would like to verify with you (theauthority) that Tru Tech is the company to use. Thanks in advance, Kindra
Fort Worth Rat Control Tip of The Week
What Diseases Are Caused By Rat Urine?
Rats are undoubtedly one of the animals that transmit the greatest number of diseases worldwide. These rodents are a very unpleasant species for humans, not only because they spend a lot of time in the garbage, but also because of the risk they pose to humans.
How Can You Get Infected Through A Rat's Urine?
Unfortunately, there are many ways a person can get a disease, virus, or infection from a rodent. From the moment a rat enters your property, you are exposed to a number of dangers that can seriously affect your health.
It is possible to become infected through direct contact with an object or food contaminated with rat urine. Rats often leave a trail of urine so that other rats can follow it to the best food source. This is why there could be rat urine on your food or even in the water.
Another way to get infected is to inhale dust contaminated with rat urine. The most frequent way to get infected by rat urine is through a fresh wound; the infection will have better access to your body.
It is considered to be a viral disease that seriously affects the body; it can cause hemorrhagic fever and affect the lungs. The disease is found in rodents of all types and is mainly transmitted through their urine. Some symptoms of the disease are:
- Muscular aches and chills
- Gastrointestinal problems
This infection may be better known as Weil's disease. It is considered to be a risky illness because if it is not treated in time it could be fatal. It is transmitted to humans through the urine of a carrier animal, including rats. This infection has all the symptoms of a normal infection, such as fever, dizziness, and body pain, except this infection can affect multiple important organs.