Rats have been known to transmit a number of diseases to humans including typhus plague and hantavirus. They can also introduce parasites into our homes such as fleas and ticks. In some cases rats can even cause fires by gnawing on electrical wires. Given all of these potential hazards it’s no wonder that Winston is afraid of rats!
While rats may pose a health risk to humans it’s important to remember that they are just doing what comes naturally to them. They are not trying to harm us and in most cases are simply trying to find food and shelter. Unfortunately their presence in our homes and businesses can often cause significant damage.
If you have a rat problem the best thing to do is to contact a professional pest control company. They will be able to safely and effectively remove the rats from your premises.
What made Winston afraid of rats?
Seeing one in the living room while he was trying to get the coal from under the stove.