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Disease Transmission


Rodents have been implicated in transferring over 55 diseases to humans ranging from viruses to parasitic worms.

Some of those include;

  • Choriomeningitis
  • Mild Meningitis
  • Weil's disease
  • Infectious jaundice
  • Tapeworm
  • Skin disease
  • Rat bite fever or Relapsing fever


However the most the most common of all is food-poisoning e.g. Salmonella bacteria.

These diseases can be transmitted to humans by a variety of means:

  • Rodent urine or faeces contaminating your food, cooking utensils or kitchen appliances.
  • Direct human contact with urine or faeces; where bacteria enter through small cuts or scratches.
  • Blood-sucking insects, such as fleas, transferring diseases from rodent to human
  • Other animals, such as your pets, transferring diseases from rodent (or blood-suckers) to human
  • Rodents directly biting humans


To help you estimate your rodent population a good rule of thumb is provided below:
 

  • Rat sign but no rats seen = 1 to 100.
  • Occasional rat sighting at night = 100 to 500.
  • Seen every night, occasionally by day = 500 to 1000.
  • Many by night and day = up to 5000.


If you have any questions at all regarding BaitSafe® please don't hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

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