Rodents are sneaky little creatures that can fit through small tiny spaces to find food and new homes. When these creatures enter your home through any open spaces, they can stir up a riot in your home- chewing up wires, furniture, and nibbling at your food. On a more serious note, they pose a range of serious health risks, hazardous to your health as well as your family. If you notice any signs of rodent infestation in your home, it is really important that you take quick steps to get rid of them. It’s advisable to hire a professional rodent/rats control service for effective removal and prevention of health risks that can be caused by a rodent infestation.
Take a look at some of the top threats rodents infestation can cause:
Salmonellosis is a bacterial infection, which is caused by Salmonella bacteria that are found in rodent’s feces. When you drink water or eat food contaminated with rodent’s feces, Salmonellosis will set in your body and spread from the intestines all through the lymphatic system, causing symptoms like diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and abdominal cramps.
Also known as the “Black Death”, the Bubonic Plague is a highly contagious and often fatal disease commonly known for killing millions of people during the Middle Ages. Bubonic Plague is usually spread through infected rodent flea bites. The symptoms include vomiting, fever, and headaches. It can also cause swollen or painful lymph nodes around the area where the bacteria has entered the human system.
Rat bites or a scratch can stimulate the transfer of Streptobacillus bacteria or Spirillum minus into the body system and cause serious complications, including heart, lung, and brain. The symptoms include joint pains, headaches, and high fevers with chills
Hantavirus is another life-threatening disease transmitted by rodents. People can be infected by Hantavirus when they have been exposed to or inhaled infected rodent saliva, urine, or droppings. The symptoms include fatigue, muscle aches, fever, chills, and abdominal problems.
Resolve your rodent concerns with professional rats control
If you spot a rodent or suspect its existence in your home, getting rid of them sooner is crucial. You can set rat traps or rat poison to get rid of them. However, this type of method poses potential dangers to your household, especially for young children. It’s best to leave the job to the professionals. The professionals at Top Line Pest Control, can effectively and safely eradicate your rodent problem for you, and also provide tips on how you can prevent rodents from getting into your homes. Call us today.