Health Hazards Associated with Rodents

While most people don’t like rodents because they have an innate fear of pests, but there’s actually a more serious reason to be concerned if you have rats, mice or any other type of rodent in your home. These unwanted pests are known to carry and spread over 35 different diseases directly to humans. The spread of disease can occur if the rodent is dead or alive. It can happen during contact with the actual rodent, as well as contact with their urine, feces or saliva. Although most people don’t realize it, rodents can also spread disease through mites, ticks and fleas.

Rodents invade millions of homes across the United States and they tend to look for warm spaces when the weather cools down. An infestation of rodents can trigger allergies and lead to a variety of diseases, including hantavirus, tularemia and lymphocytic choriomeningitis. If you suspect that you have rodents of any kind, it’s important to address the issue right away instead of waiting until it causes a major problem. You also want to take preventative measures to avoid an infestation.

Don’t allow rodents to infiltrate your home or garage. Call us today to keep your family happy and healthy.