Rodents such as mice and rats can cause extensive damage to both your home
and your health. They can be a nuisance that chew up wires and leave unwelcome
droppings. But did you know that they can bring diseases with them that
can be fatal? They spread these diseases in more than one way. At Critter
Control, we want you to understand the dangers that rodents bring. That
is why we have listed some of the ways they spread bacteria and disease.
Rodents love to forage for food. They go through trash cans, gutters, and
other pantries searching for morsels to eat. Unlike humans, they do not
remember to wash their hands or sanitize before eating. This means when
they come into your kitchen, they bring germs and bacteria, which they
can transmit through their urine or feces. If you believe you have a rodent
infestation, be sure to remove any food that was not in air tight containers.
While not common, rodent bites can happen. You should avoid them at all
costs because mice and rats bring with them serious disease. A rodent
bite can cause lymphocytic choriomeningitis, Lyme disease, and Hantavirus.
Do not try to hold the rodents yourself when trying to get rid of them.
Make sure to call professionals to handle the situation.
Sometimes you cannot see the risks that rodents bring with your naked eye.
That is because some of the harm transfers through contaminated air. So
while you’re trying to protect your family by closing the pantries
and throwing out tainted food, you can still be at risk just by breathing
the air. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
airborne pathogens brought by rodents can lead to Hemorrhagic Fever, Hantavirus
Pulmonary Syndrome, or Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis.
Don’t let your family’s health suffer because of uninvited
guests. If you suffer a rodent infestation, contact our Reno animal removal
team at Critter Control. We offer free inspections to target your exact
rodent problems. Call today!