Weil’s Disease (Leptospirosis)

Rats Spread Weil’s Disease (Leptospirosis)

In the UK we are relatively lucky. We don’t have too many deadly diseases, we live in a cocooned environment where we are rarely exposed to any extremes, dangers or perils however, in the UK, rats do spread Weil’s Disease officially known as Leptospirosis.

Weil’s Disease can cause liver and kidney damage and even liver and kidney failure in some cases. It’s affects can be very serious for your health.

They say we are never more than 6 feet away from a rat. They live and thrive in our sewer systems as well as in and below the foundations and walls of buildings.

Recycling of our rubbish has led to an increase in rat numbers across the country, especially in towns and cities.

Weil's Disease (Leptospirosis)

 Rat Bites & Scratches

Weil’s Disease can be spread to humans through bites and scratches as well as catching it from rat urine.

To protect yourselves, keep your property and land as clean and clear of debris as possible, clearing rubbish and litter as well as using bait stations to monitor and control the rat population in the neighbourhood.

Rats breed very quickly and can soon multiply many times creating a lot of hungry rats, all eager to find food. If you leave scraps where they are accessible, or don’t secure your rubbish to prevent access then you will soon have a hard to control rat infestation.

It’s easier to prevent rat infestation than it is to remedy the problem afterwards. And you will keep Weil’s Disease at a safe distance.

Regular cleaning by commercial cleaners will give you piece of mind that your property is not a magnet for rodent pests looking for an easy meal, or a warm home.

Make sure you secure all gaps, cracks and holes in your property that might allow rats to enter. They can fit through very small gaps, especially around pipes, drains, man holes, doors and windows. These can allow easy access and rats will get in if they can.

Pets can attract rats and pests as pet food is often left in easy reach for pests to get at.

If you can’t control pests yourself with commercially available pest control products then you will need to call in northampton pest control experts to get the situation under control and rid youself of pests.

The most important thing is to protect your family, employees and staff from potential health risks.