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Living in a rat-infested house is certainly very disgusting and annoying. Nonetheless, to deal with dead rats in the house is far more disgusting and frustrating to every homeowner.
It’s not suggested, but we think it’s important for you to understand that you shouldn’t handle dead rats directly because in fact - rat as a pest can transmit numerous diseases to humans including Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, Salmonellosis and more.
This article will highlight a few important things in how you have to deal with a dead rat at home, these including:
Pest rat is considered as dirty animals which carry many diseases which they can spread to humans, and cause unpleasant things in your home whether dead or not.
Various pest species rats are known to transmit a set of serious diseases to humans. According to the CDC, there are at least 35 diseases spread by rats to humans through both direct and indirect contact with rats.
In short, based on the above-mentioned facts - handling and disposal of infected dead rats are considered as a potential disease which can be transmitted through direct contact with rats at home.
Please be advised: Rentokil strongly does not advise you to dispose of the dead rats by yourself.
If you're forced to do so - below are the tools, equipment and steps you have to follow when you decided to properly handle dead rat removal to reduce the health risk.
You need the following tools and equipment in disposing of a dead rat yourself, such as:
Follow these step by step in the disposal of dead rats below:
The problem is dead rats are most-likely invisible to every homeowner. In most cases, you can only smell the rotten smell of dead rats like in your attic or worse, your walls or air vents.
Of course, we completely understand that you might be avoiding the responsibility of disposing of dead rats by yourself. Rat control specialists will provide the most effective rat control services best suited to your problem and take good care of any dead rats that have consumed rodenticide, which may expire in an inaccessible location (such as a cavity wall or under floors).
If you think you have a rat infestation in your house, don't hesitate to contact a professional rat control service.