So you have seen the signs of mice or rats within your home and/or workplace. But what next? Should you leave them alone as they are harmless little creatures just looking for a home? Well not exactly, these small vermin bring a range of diseases with them when finding a new nesting area, causing a major health risk to your family and your employees.
How can rodents make you sick?
Rodent activity means one thing – diseases! Although they look harmless rodents can spread diseases through to all the food and water in your home and/or workplace. Rodents spread diseases by contaminating your food and water sources with their urine and droppings.
A rodent’s urine and droppings are known to contain the following pathogens:
- Rat-bite fever
- Weil’s Disease
- Infectious jaundice
Are there other ways to catch a disease from a rodent?
Yes, especially if you decided to remove any dead rodents without any professional help.
Diseases you can catch from rodents:
- Weil’s Disease* – This can be transmitted through direct contact with bacteria found in the urine and faeces of rodents. Weil’s disease finds its way into the human body by entering the skin through open wounds or scratches on the skin.
- Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM)^ – LCM is transmitted via dust that is contaminated with rodent urine and faeces and is inhaled. LCM can also be contracted through direct contact with rodents.
- Rat-Bite Fever^ – Rat-Bite Fever is a horrible disease. It is contracted by getting bitten or scratched by a rodent as well as touching a dead rat or mouse.
- Tularemia^: – This diseases is contracted by touching a dead or rodent or being bitten by one if the rodent in question is carrying this disease.
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How to eliminate Rodent diseases
Once you have successfully rid yourself of a rodent infestation, the next step is to thoroughly clean and disinfect any surfaces the rodents might have encountered on their journeys. This will help ensure that your home and/or workplace is completely disease-free. Unfortunately, the classic spray and wipe won’t cut it.
Proven Pest Control‘s Gold Service provides continual protection for your home from 35 different pests, including the funnel web. It is the ultimate protection for your home and family. We will get rid of the funnel webs around your home, even the new ones that come in to take residence.
Call our team on 1300 08 25 52 to arrange a free quote for your home.