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Do rats bite sleeping babies?

There seems to be the idea out there that a human being who is sleeping is protected in some way from a rat biting him or her while they are resting. In fact, if you do a search online, there are many sites that will provide information that clearly state that this will not occur.

Where they are getting their information from is not known, but they are very much in the wrong. Rats will bite human beings, so if you are wanting to know if rats bite sleeping babies, then it is time for a dose of reality.

Because rats are nocturnal animals this means that they are doing the vast amount of hunting and foraging during the darkest time of the day. These animals have excellent eyesight and a great sense of smell which makes them great hunters when it is dark outside.

As they search for food they will look for anything that may give them a nutritional meal. Sadly, if your baby is sleeping and they can get to it then they will find your child to be a reasonable snack. No, a group of them is not going to descend on your baby and completely devour it. That would be a myth. However, they will bite it skin in an attempt to get a little taste of your child.

There have been many reports over the years, some which have been clinically proven to be true, where a rat has attacked a person or a group of rats have attacked a person while they were asleep at night. Many have awoken to find rats gnawing at their face, leaving gaps and gaping holes that were bleeding. These spots were likely to become infected by whatever pathogens the rats were carrying, and this is why it is dangerous to assume that these animals will not attack you or a member of your family while you are sleeping.

As an important note, keep in mind that the best way to ensure that this doesn’t happen is to reduce down the likelihood that a rat can reach your child. Most people have their infant sleep and a bassinet or crib of some kind, and these provide a kind of protection against your child being attacked by these animals. It is not like they are going to climb up into the bassinet or crib to get at your baby. They must stay along the wall or other area where they can get around.

What this tells you is that if you have concerns about rats being in your home then don’t allow your child to sleep on the floor or to sleep inside a seat that is placed on the floor. These allow the rat access to your child, which can be dangerous.

It is also important to not become overly concerned. Rats are not rushing out to eat your child. They are animals that have preferences and what they would prefer to eat, but your child is not on the preference list. So don’t be overly paranoid. Read more: Rat Control, Get Rats Out of the Attic, Rat Trapping, Rats in the Ceiling, Rat Feces.

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