If rats are chewing vehicle wires, prompt action is essential to prevent extensive damage and costly repairs. Firstly, refrain from starting the car to avoid potential electrical hazards. Next, inspect the vehicle for signs of rodent activity and chewed wires carefully. If you’re confident in your abilities, repair the damaged wires cautiously. Otherwise, please contact a professional mechanic to inspect your vehicle and make the necessary repairs.
If you have an ongoing rat problem, there are some things you can do to make your property a bit less “rat-friendly”. Keeping your lawn trimmed and your trees and bushes cut back will get rid of the kinds of places rats like to hide in. Keeping your trash tightly secured can help as well. If you feed your pets outside, always pick up any empty dishes or leftover food. Rats love a free meal, so don’t make it easy for them.
A few rats can turn into an infestation incredibly fast! A female rat can become pregnant just hours after giving birth, with each litter consisting of 6 to 12 young on average. Females will reach sexual maturity in less than 2 months, enabling them to start reproducing themselves.
Did you know that a female rat can give birth to over 1500 rats in just one year? Imagine how many “grand-rats” she would have! If you think you may have rats around your home, call Apex Wildlife Control today! Our technicians are skilled at trapping and removing those rats so you can enjoy your home and your car again!
Rats can leave a trail of dangerous diseases in your car, posing serious health risks. These rodents may carry bacteria like Salmonella and Escherichia coli, causing food poisoning and gastrointestinal issues if contaminated surfaces come into contact with hands or food. Rats are also potential carriers of Leptospirosis, a bacterial infection transmitted through urine-contaminated areas, leading to severe fever and organ damage. Hantavirus, found in their droppings, can cause respiratory issues. Rat-bite fever is also a concern if bitten or scratched.
If you suspect rats have been in your vehicle, thoroughly clean and disinfect affected areas. If you have experienced the above symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
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