North Carolina city ends up in rodent-infested ranking
Charlotte, North Carolina has been ranked as one of the most rat-infested cities in America recently. It dropped seven spots from the previous year, going from number twenty-two to number twenty-nine. As the weather turns colder, rodents often seek shelter in warm places with food and water at their disposal, i.e. your home. The National Pest Management Association estimates that 24 percent of homeowners report rodent infestations, yearly.
The CDC has put out valuable information when it comes to preventing, cleaning and controlling a rodent infestation. Controlling a rat infestation is important because, according to the CDC, rats and other rodents carry and can transmit over 35 diseases to humans. Many of these diseases have to be spread through direct contact with a rodents saliva, feces or urine. However, there are some diseases that can be passed on through indirect contact via ticks, mites, and fleas. These diseases can be prevented by proper rodent control through trapping, sealing even the smallest entries into your home and eliminating any food sources.
Charlotte On Most Rat-Infested List
The Queen City is, once again, among America’s “Rattiest Cities,” according to a new report from pest control company Orkin.
Our city comes in at No. 29 on the company’s recently released rankings for 2019. However, there is some good news — our city isn’t as ratty as it used to be. Charlotte dropped seven slots from last year, when it was ranked No. 22.
As the weather turns colder, rodents seek shelter in warm areas with readily-available food and water. The National Pest Management Association estimates that 24 percent of homeowners report mice infestations.
Summary: Charlotte was ranked one of the most rat-infested cities in America for another year. With colder temperatures starting to become more frequent, rats and mice are looking for shelter in places that are warm and have food and water easily accessible. City officials have urged residents to take precautions for preventing these pests from entering your home and have offered advice on safe rodent removal.
Worldwide, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases. These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, or through rodent bites. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly, through ticks, mites or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent. Read more
Summary: Worldwide, rats can carry and spread around 35 diseases, according to the CDC. These diseases can be spread via handling of rodents and coming into contact with their urine, feces or saliva. Some diseases can also be spread to humans indirectly, via ticks, mites or fleas.