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The Risk Of Rats
Rats can cause property damage, health risks, and contamination issues in and around homes and commercial buildings.
Rats can cause significant damage to homes and buildings. They have strong incisors that continuously grow, leading them to gnaw on various materials, including wood, insulation, electrical wires, and pipes. This can result in structural damage, electrical fires, water leaks, and costly repairs.
Rats are carriers of various diseases and can transmit them to humans through direct contact, bites, scratches, or by contaminating food and surfaces with their urine, droppings, or saliva. Some of the diseases associated with rats include leptospirosis, salmonellosis, hantavirus, rat-bite fever, and plague.
Contamination & hygiene issues
Rats are notorious for their unsanitary habits, and their presence in homes or buildings can contaminate food storage areas, kitchens, and living spaces. Their droppings, urine, and hair can contaminate surfaces and food, posing a risk of bacterial or viral infections.
Rats We Commonly See
Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus), also known as brown or sewer rats, are prevalent in Massachusetts.
Norway rats are typically larger than other rat species, with a body length of 7-10 inches, excluding the tail. Their fur ranges from brown to gray, and they have long, scaly tails.
These rodents are highly adaptable and have successfully established themselves in various urban and suburban environments throughout the state.
Norway rats are primarily nocturnal, being most active during the night. They have well-developed senses, including excellent hearing and a keen sense of smell, which helps them navigate and locate food sources in the dark.