Rats infiltrating an AC chase is a common issue with potentially serious implications. Rodents will exploit any small gap or opening, drawn by warmth and shelter.
AC chases, often overlooked for maintenance, provide a convenient entry point. Once inside, they can cause significant damage to wiring, insulation and ductwork, leading to decreased efficiency and potential fire hazards. Preventive measures like sealing entry points, regular inspections, and maintaining cleanliness are crucial. Addressing this problem promptly ensures efficient AC performance, reduces health risks, and minimizes potential damage caused by these unwelcome intruders.
Inhaling rat feces and urine particles poses severe health risks. Imagine if the air in your home was being circulated over bodies of rotting rodents or soiled, moldy insulation — and your family is breathing in that unhealthy air.
Contaminated air can carry Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, and other harmful pathogens. Hantavirus causes fever, muscle aches, and potentially fatal respiratory distress. Leptospirosis results in fever, chills, jaundice, and organ damage. These diseases are transmitted through airborne particles or direct contact. The duct work and vents from your AC chase can distribute these particles throughout your house without your knowledge. If you think you have rats in your AC chase, call Apex Wildlife Control. We are here to help!
Rats serve as reservoirs for various pathogens, making them potential sources of serious health concerns. Diseases associated with rats include Hantavirus, which can lead to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) characterized by severe respiratory symptoms. Leptospirosis, another bacterial infection transmitted through rat urine, can result in flu-like symptoms and potentially affect the liver and kidneys.
Salmonella, commonly associated with rat droppings, can cause food poisoning. Additionally, rats carry parasites like fleas and ticks, which can further transmit diseases to humans and pets. Rat-bite fever is another risk, transmitted through bites or scratches.
Rat infestations in your home stem from various factors. Open food sources, improper waste disposal, and clutter create an ideal environment for rats seeking food and shelter. Small holes or cracks in a home’s exterior offer easy access. Overgrown yards with dense vegetation also attracts rats.
Ignoring early signs allows their numbers to multiply rapidly, requiring swift action to reclaim your home from these invasive rodents. A female rat can give birth to over 1,500 rats in just one year. Females sexually mature within two months, and can become pregnant within hours of giving birth, and this can quickly create a full-blown rat infestation.
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