Hygiene, Sanitization, and sterilization are words that were always at the tips of tongues as well as that of our fingers for the longest of times, however, due to the Covid pandemic, the awareness, as well as the care taken towards this end, has been on an increase in the last 2 years. Even though we sanitize our hands, and whatever we receive from other people as well as medical equipment, we often downplay the need for a thorough sanitization and sterilization of our houses, apartments, offices, or workspaces.
Covid-19 has affected the lives of not just humans but also disrupted the warm cozy lives of rats. The closure of restaurants brought an end to their fondue of the vast amounts of leftover after the day is done. These furry pests with their ability to sneak into the tiniest of spaces as well breed a dozen a day are hardly picky with their food habits. “Rats will always find something to eat,” says Richard Ashley, emeritus professor of urban water at the University of Sheffield. “Human waste is ideal, but any natural organic material will do. Houseplants are fine. Leather will do at a push.”