Some believe the rodents are becoming poison-resistant and growing in size. A recent viral photo shared by a pest exterminator showed a 16-inch and 19-inch rat he caught on the job, causing many to wonder if giant rats the new normal?
Nick shares the shocking fact that 21 million homes during the winter are infested with rats and confirms that most pests, including rats, continue to grow in size and adapt to the poison we use to kill them. He warns that rat feces, can spread bacteria and contaminate food sources, trigger allergies, and respiratory issues and can spread over 35 different diseases, including Hantavirus and Salmonella.
But should we be afraid of them attacking us? Nick says that while mice do not bite, rats have been known to bite, but explains they are usually found in your home’s walls and attic and not roaming around your open home.
Nick shares rat infestation warning signs:
Some tips to protect your home from rats and rodents include:
When in doubt, Nick always recommends calling a professional to handle a vermin problem.