Health concerns with rabbit, rats and squirrels in backyard?

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qmqmqm

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Hi everyone.

There is a piece of wood missing under my deck which creates a gap. I have seen a rabbit and rats come out from it. There are also squirrels that frequent my deck.

In the summer, I do use the backyard such as sitting on the lawn chair and pulling weeds. Do any of these critters pose health concerns? I am thinking of them carrying diseases on their skin, and droppings?

Thanks!

Paul

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For rats, I know leptospirosis can be an issue, usually transmitted through their urine. For wild rabbits, accidental bites could be a concern.
 
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