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Rodents & Health Risk | They Pose

Rodents & Health Risk | They Pose

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Posted May 23, 2024

Rodents and Your Health | Security

Rodents are one of the most prominent causes of pest problems for households. It's a good thing you have a professional you may call for assistance: Spire Pest of Richmond (888) 316-3615. Rodents, particularly mice and rats, infiltrate houses, buildings, and businesses through whatever openings they may discover. Rodents have evolved to live with humans because structures provide easy access to food and shelter. Rats frequently contain dangerous diseases that can be transmitted to humans through contact with rodent feces or urine, eating rodent-contaminated food, being bitten by diseased rats, or being directly exposed to droppings.

Rodent infestations usually grow slowly before being recognized. Rodents typically spend their entire lives within 100 feet of where they were born, thus it is critical to detect symptoms early on before big infestations occur. Mice and rice can multiply quickly. The most common indicators of a rodent infestation include droppings, gnaw marks, footprints, and nests. Rodents have a foul odor and can be heard scurrying across walls or ceilings at night. They can do significant damage to your house or company by eating through wires and even plasterboard.

Rodents can offer major health dangers if not dealt with properly. Rodents can transmit several diseases, including hantavirus, leptospirosis, plague, rat-bite fever, and salmonellosis, to mention a few. Rodent-borne infections can cause severe illness and even death in extreme circumstances. As a result, it is critical to take precautions to keep rodents out of your house or office, as well as to handle any rat infestations promptly.

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