When it comes to a rodent infestation, it can be frustrating and annoying to deal with. However, this does not compare to the potential diseases and health risks that these rodents can carry, putting you and your family in danger.
Here are some of the most common health risks that rodents are known to carry and can bring into your home:
Fleas and ticks love to travel on rodents. By keeping rodents out and away from your home, you are also protecting your home from these other pests.
Salmonella can be passed onto humans from eating food that has been contaminated by an infected rodent. Be sure to check all food before you eat it, to make sure there is no signs of grazing, like pieces missing and bite marks, from rodents.
Rat Bite Fever
Rat Bite Fever can be spread both by an infected rodent or any food it has contaminated.
The Bubonic Plague is know for having killed 1/3 of the European population in The Middle Ages. It is spread through being bitten by fleas that have fed on infected rats. Although rare today, there are still several cases found every year.
Hantavirus is a respiratory disease transmitted by infected rodents through breathing in air near their urine, droppings or saliva.
If you think you may have a problem with rodents, seek professional advice immediately so that the issue can be taken care of as soon as possible!
As well, if you believe you have been in contact with an infected rodent, seek medical attention immediately!
Check out this YouTube video for more information on these diseases: