- Wear long pants, socks and long-sleeved shirts to protect against stinging and biting insects.
- Use insect repellents that contain DEET or Picaridin.
- Both dead and live animals can spread diseases such as rat bite fever and rabies.
Always avoid contact with rats and other wild or stray animals. If you cannot avoid contact, wear protective gloves and wash your hands frequently. Always dispose of dead animals as soon as possible. Remember, if you are bitten or scratched by an animal, seek medical attention immediately.