Attempting to Remove Rodents from a Home on Your Own May Prove to be Quite Dangerous

If you are reading this, chances are, you find yourself faced with a rodent problem in or around your home. You may find yourself embarrassed that this situation is occurring and may be hesitant to reach out and seek the assistance of a company that specializes in wildlife control services. The simple matter of the fact is, if you attempt to remove rodents from in or around your home on your own, you are putting yourself in danger. Continue reading to learn why.

Rodents have the capability of exposing people to many dangerous pathogens. Many of these have a high level of significance, in terms of public health. These creatures may infect people directly with a wide range of illnesses. These include the hantavirus, the issue known as “rat bite fever”, leptospirosis, and a condition known as lymphocytic choriomeningitis.

These creatures are also known to transmit diseases caused by ectoparasites (such as ticks) like murine typhus, the plague, and even Lyme disease. Examples of rodents capable of these devastating infections and transmissions include the roof rat, the Norway rat, and the house mouse.

Rodents that infest a home or the area around a home may cause an immense amount of structural damage. This is primarily due to the fact that they gnaw through items and the nesting activities in which they engage. If they make their way into a home, they may chew through wires.

Not only is this a danger in terms of short circuits developing and fires developing, if you attempt to remove the rodents on your own, you may find yourself subjected to electrical shock due to the damage that they have caused. If they have gnawed through walls, you may also come into contact with insulation, debris from the wall material (such as splintered wood), and other materials that may cause injury, an allergic reaction, or illness.

In addition to the potential dangers outlined above, if you attempt to remove rodents on your own, you face the unfortunate event of being bitten by the creature. You may find that the resulting wound bleeds, hurts, becomes swollen, and may even become infected. Immediately following a bite from a rat, you may develop rat bite fever.

This could cause fever, pain in the joints, headache, a rash, and a bacterial infection. It may also cause vomiting, diarrhea and more severe symptoms. If an infection develops, you may suffer from one or more serious health complications including – but not limited to – pneumonia, hepatitis, nephritis, meningitis, and amnionitis.

If you need rodents to be removed, it is best to enlist the assistance of a company that offers professional wildlife services. Do-it-yourself rodent control is never a good idea. We here at Palmetto Wildlife Extractors specialize in rodent removal and offer many other wildlife control services, such as wildlife remediation and wildlife prevention. If you would like to learn more or have an interest in our services, contact us today by calling: 855-465-1088



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