Rats and mice both spread disease when they enter homes, and these health risks can be fatal. These illnesses can be spread in several ways, so even if you haven’t seen a rodent indoors yet, one could be lurking behind the walls, contaminating your home. Read our 5 dangers of rodents in your New Jersey h0me.
Co-Existence with Humans
Rodents are well adapted to living with or in close proximity to humans. They and their parasites share our homes. They nest and sleep in the furniture where we relax, sleep, and store our clothing – and we don’t even realize it. Obviously, we are quite vulnerable to the potential spread of any pathogens carried by rodents.
Transporters of Pathogens & Parasites
Rodents harbor a wide range of parasites such as mites and ticks that carry lethal pathogens. Even without parasites, rodents can directly transmit deadly germs excreted in their urine and feces.
In one week’s time rodents produce hundreds of fecal pellets and deposit urine in thousands of areas. The pathogens may also be deposited through saliva and blood spewed during rodent fights. Finally, rodents shed their hair daily and lose an entire coat twice a year. In this way, millions of rodent hairs and hair fragments, possibly containing pathogens, are also deposited into our environment.
Inside our buildings where food, water, and harborage are readily available, rodents can breed prolifically. This results in tens or hundreds of rodents living and moving about in our homes. Disease organisms present within these populations can spread rapidly to infect areas, people, and pets.
Even though rodent bites are not very common, it is important to avoid them at all costs. A bite from a sick mouse or rat can spread disease to humans. Infected rodent bites can transmit Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis, the plague and other serious illnesses.
Hire Pointe Pest Control
When Pointe Pest Control takes on a rat control project we approach it in a way that will ensure the quickest possible results. First we will conduct a thorough and comprehensive inspection of the structure and then tenaciously go to work to remove all your rats and keep them out.
We have the latest state-of-art equipment and methods to remove and control the rat infestation. From undertaking commercial and residential projects, we have some of the best techniques and rat control specialists working with us to help eliminate the rodent infestation completely without causing any harm to your children or pets.