By Josie  April 11th, 2023

Rat Poop

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Although rat poop isn't the most appealing subject, there many reasons you should know about it.

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Rat droppings are typically dark brown or black and have a shiny surface due to the oils in the rat's fur.

What Does Rat Poop Look Like?

The size ranges from tiny pellets to larger, elongated nuggets.

Mouse poop is usually smaller than rat poop and has a smoother surface.

Rat Poop Vs. Mouse Poop

Also, rat poop is often found in larger quantities.

Squirrel poop is usually smaller than rat poop and is more rounded in shape.

Rat Poop Vs. Squirrel Poop

The main reason rat poop is a health risk is because the diseases they might pass on.

Let's take a look at the different diseases it can transmit:

1. Hantavirus

Symptoms of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) include fever, chills, muscle aches, and coughing.

2. Salmonellosis

This bacterial infection can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.

It is transmitted by ingesting food or water contaminated with rat feces.

3. Leptospirosis

This bacterial infection can cause flu-like symptoms, including fever, headache, and muscle aches.

It is transmitted through contact with rat urine or water contaminated with rat urine.

1. Store food in airtight containers.

How to Prevent Exposure to Rat Poop

2. Seal up cracks and gaps in your home or workplace.

3. Use traps or poison.

4. Wear protective gear.

They take measures to prevent them from returning.

It will provide peace of mind and alleviate the stress and anxiety that often comes with a pest infestation.

Why You Should Seek Professional Help

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