Rats in your home or business is a serious problem,
one of the most serious infestations you can have.
It is important to get rid of rats immediately—and
rat poison isn’t your only option.
Rats have brought disease and misery to people since
before civilization began. From the Black Death to
today’s hantavirus (very, very rare in the New
York/New Jersey), rats are a common vector for
spreading bacteria, viruses, parasites and other
pests, like fleas and ticks. Rats are filthy
animals—they will swim through sewers and live in
rotting trash, spreading contaminates wherever they
go. Rats spread typhus, strep, meningitis and
aggravate allergies. From their droppings to their
breath, rats are veritable disease machines.