Rodents Are Among the Most Dangerous Pests to Infest Homes

Rodents are exceptionally more than a simple annoyance. These creatures have the ability to cause irreversible damage to your home and even have the capability of killing you! In fact, most professionals in the wildlife, pest control, electrical, and healthcare industries agree that rodents are considered to be one of the most dangerous pests when it comes to home infestations.Rodent

There are over 2,200 various rodent species. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rodents classified as “rats” and “mice” have the capability of spreading in excess of 35 different diseases. If you have a rodent infestation, it is time for elimination.

How Do Rodents Damage the Home?

Rodents are known for their gnawing activities. They will chew on wood and plastic. This results in the formation of holes within walls, ceiling, and floorboards. The creatures will nest in various locations.

These include wood piles, in areas of dense vegetation, beneath the foundation of the home, inside of ceilings, in cabinets, and within the confines of walls. They are capable of entering into the home in very small cracks, holes, and other openings. 

In addition to wood and plastic, rodents will chew through pipes, bricks, and even through electrical wiring throughout the home. While attempting to make their way through the home and create nesting areas, there is a possibility of the development of house fires.

This occurs as a result of the creatures chewing through electrical components and/or lines that carry gas through the home. If you see signs of an infestation, it is essential that you contact a wildlife removal specialist immediately so that the infestation may be removed from your home. 

What Are the Most Common Illnesses Caused by Rodents?

Rodents – particularly rats and mice – have the potential to cause many illnesses. One of the most common is rat-bite fever. This is spread through the saliva, but one does not have to be scratched or bitten by a rat to contract the illness. It may be caught by simply handling a rat or consuming either liquids or food products that have been contaminated by rats with the bacteria that causes the illness.

This illness may infect the internal organs, result in abscesses of those organs, and usually causes pain, fever, and vomiting. If not treated, it may prove to be fatal. Additional illnesses commonly caused by rodents include the following:

  1. Typhus
  2. The Plague
  3. Leptospirosis
  4. Hantavirus
  5. Rabies

Contact Us Today 

If you are seeing signs of a rodent infestation in your home, we here at Palmetto Wildlife Extractors encourage you to contact us today. We have the capability of coming into your home, confirming the infestation, and capturing the creatures so that they may be eliminated from your home.

Rodents have the potential to be deadly to you, your loved ones, and your pets. Do not take a chance. Get the help you need today by calling: 855-465-1088

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