We are Springfield Animal Attic, a full service wildlife removal company servicing Springfield, MO. We are a fully licensed and insured wildlife removal and control company. We also carry commercial liability insurance. This combination of insurance and licensing allows us to assist both residential and commercial clients of any size. We offer a range of wildlife removal and control services, including bird control. This particular service is a great way to keep away nesting birds and prevent bird droppings from pigeons or other winged critters choosing to roost on your property. Our company was voted the #1 company for wildlife control in the metro area not once but for three years in a row. To maintain this strong reputation within the community, we always deliver professional-quality services, including professional-grade repairs to buildings and homes that can keep wildlife out of the structure for good. With our assistance, you will be able to get rid of bats, squirrels, rats, raccoons, or other critters in your attic promptly, minimizing the amount of urine and droppings that can accumulate. That, in turn, reduces odor problems and the potential for mold while making cleanup easier. Speaking of cleanup, we will gladly cleanup and sanitize your attic for you so you do not have to worry about any aspect of the animal removal process. Call us now at 417-691-8448 for a solution to your wild animal problem.
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When you were bitten by a rat, it is always recommended to assume this as an emergency. You need to call a medical professional and talk to them about your situation. There are instances when the doctor will put you under observation. Usually this is not because of rabies but due to possible infection and disease such as the rat bite fever. While rats are possible carrier of the rabies virus, transmission is rare and those in the wild has shown no symptoms of the rabies virus.
Rats Can Spread Diseases
You will be surprised to know that the US Health Service will not recommend a rabies vaccine from a rat bite. An estimated 50,000 individuals are acquiring bites from the rats every year. While it is not quite sure why it is rare for the rats to carry rabies, some experts believe that this is because they will not survive an attack from the primary carrier of rabies. For instance, they can be attacked by a coyote and will not be able to survive to transmit the rabies.
How Rats Spread Diseases
When you have a direct contact with a rat, the possibility of contracting a rabies is a lot lower compared to acquiring other diseases such as salmonellosis. Rats have been associated with different zoonotic disease. Some of the most common diseases that they may carry can be transmitted through their bites, saliva, and droppings.
Lassa Fever- Aside from breathing the spores contained in the droppings of the infected rat, you may also acquire this disease from the bite of the rat. The symptoms of the Lassa Fever will manifest 1-3 weeks after you’ve been bitten. Usually, the symptoms will remain mild and will be undiagnosed. However, there are also instances when it will lead to complications that will cause blindness.
LCM (Lymphocytic Chorio-Meningitis)- This is a rare disease that you can acquire from the bite of the rat. It is known to lead to neurological problems. The signs of the disease will show about 8 days after you have been exposed to the rats. Most of the symptoms will appear like a common flu such as fever, muscle pain, lack of appetite, and headache. Few days after you’ve recovered, the second stage of illness will occur that will cause meningitis.
How to Treat the Bite of the Rat
When treating the bite of the rat, you should only control the bleeding if it is excessive. We encourage you to avoid inducing the bleeding since this can help in expelling the germs and bacteria on the wound. Clean your wound using a warm water and soap. Be sure that there will not be any soap residue left. Apply an antiseptic and cover the wound with a clean dressing. If there are any signs of infections, you should consult your physician.
While rats may not carry rabies, they can still transmit different diseases through their bites. It is also possible that a bacterial infection may arise so be sure to remain alert on the symptoms of these diseases.