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If you have finding small black / brown pellets around your home, around
3/8 of an inch long, and about 1/8 of an inch in diameter, there’s a
good chance you have a rat infestation. The more poop you find, the more
rats there are, or the longer those rats have been in your home or
commercial property. These little pellets, combined with a bit of noise,
are often the first giveaway signs that rats have invited themselves
into your property, and if you spot them, they are NOT to be ignored.
Rats are quite dangerous animals for something so small and seemingly
There are reportedly more than thirty different diseases that come hand
in hand with rats, and the feces and urine that comes with them, and
that's why rat droppings should be removed as soon as possible. You must
wear thick rubber gloves during your cleanup, and you must also
disinfect the entire area, and make sure that you use a strong
antibacterial to get rid of all traces of biological matter. Any hint of
that animal that has been left behind can mean the threat of disease is
still present, and that's what makes the entire rat removal project that
much more difficult.
There are even airborne diseases associated with rat droppings, and
that’s why you should ensure that you are wearing a face mask when you
learning up the area, and make sure you have a good inspection around
your home too. Not only does the feces bring with it the threat of
disease, it also acts as a signal to encourage other rats to come
running. Both the feces and urine of the rats contain pheromones, and
this is what these rodents use to communicate with each other.
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