Maricopa County, Phoenix Rat Control Situation:
Good evening! we have a home in downtown Phoenix that is experiencing some rat problems. Three years ago I purchased our home. It had been vacant and the attic had been infested with rats. We were successful in eradication and repairing the points of entry. However, I'm concerned about the feces that's were left behind. I rarely access the attic but it is something I would like to resolve. I have read your website and found that you offer a decontamination and or feces removal services. I am interested in learning the cost range of your services. we are able to trap and get rid of them but our bigger concern is the amount of droppings and urine that seem to be everywhere. We have blown insulation and i feel like we might need to look at a complete removal of the insulation. If that is done we are capable of putting in new insulation but feel the removal might be a little out of our scope. Can you please call me so we can discuss the issues and make a plan of action to include getting ideas and prices. we would like to get this done pretty quickly so your quick response is greatly appreciated! thank you!!
I need some advice on how to get rid of rats that are in my dog kennels. I have 10 beagles and the rats are burrowing under the kennels and the dog houses. I have tried snap traps outside of the kennels but that only catches a few. I need a way to get rid of the rats for good without harming the dogs. The dogs keep digging holes trying to get to the rats which is causing a problem and if I use poison the dogs will eat the dead rats and that would not be a good thing. I need to find a way to fix this problem for good. Please give me some kind of solution to try, I am looking for anything. Thanks
My response: That's a tough case. I'd use snap traps enclosed in plastic boxes, like Snap-E trap in the Protecta box.
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Will A Rat Bite A Sleeping Baby?
Infections Rats Can Spread:
The risk of a severe infection from a rat is relatively low and if you happen to notice a wound that could be inflicted by a rat, regularly wash it and keep it dry. Some of the main concerns for infection include rat pox and rat-bite fever. The saliva from some rat species can also contain a series of serious diseases like hantavirus and leptospirosis. A bite from a rodent can also make humans more susceptible to tendinitis. Rats are also known to carry rabies so it is important to consider this as a potential threat as well.
The Appearance Of A Rat Bite:
Rat bites are usually a small and single wound that can also have multiple abrasions where the rat may have walked. It is fairly common for bleeding to occur with these types of bites. The bite will eventually lead to ongoing redness and swelling and depending on the depth of the wound, could possibly generate some pus.
Causes For Concern:
If you happen to notice a small bite, you need to consider watching for symptoms including muscle aches, vomiting, fever, rash, and joint pain. If you find that your baby is extremely fussy, this can be an issue and a cause for concern when you notice the look of a rat bite. A fever can also be an equally concerning factor if you know you have rats in the house.
Rats Will Go To Any Area They Think Has Food:
Rats don't care if your baby is sleeping, they will check out the area and look for signs of food. Making sure that you can prepare your child's room and rid it of rats can be crucial to preventing the chance a rat could infect them or bite them.