Diseases Transmitted by Rodents & How You Can Avoid Exposure

The first response most homeowners and renters have to discovering that there are rodents sharing the house with them is often one of disgust relative to how dirty that makes their home seem. While the cleanliness of these critters is certainly not a concept that is lost on the rat removal experts at Omega Animal Removal, the diseases that they can spread and contaminate your home with are a more primary concern for those suffering an infestation.

The types of and severity of the diseases that rodents could expose you and your loved ones to by living and dying in your home vary greatly. Tularemia and The Plague (disease you thought were largely eradicated) are still possible to contract from contact with wild rodents, such as squirrels and chipmunks. These cases typically occur in more rural areas and aren’t of as much concern to the general public. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome and Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis or LCM for short are both viruses that can be passed from rats and mice to humans. Rat-bite Fever, Leptospirosis, and Salmonellosis are bacteria transferred to humans from rodents that you are exposed to when you allow a rodent infestation to go unchecked.

The diseases are largely treatable, but not without their inconveniences, so it is best to limit your exposure to their harmful effects from the onset. In many cases, the manner in which the harmful bacteria and viruses are spread come from simple things such as:

  • Contact with rodent remains
  • Inhalation of air infused with rodent feces, or shared with contaminated animals
  • Direct rodent bites or scratches
  • Sharing water supply with contaminated rodents

Luckily, you have access to the rat removal experts of Omega Animal Removal. Our team of pest experts can provide you with a solution to your pesky pest problems. The most remarkable aspect of our complete pest control is that we are able to offer you the promise of a pest-free home without the use of harsh chemicals, and without having to exterminate any animals in the process of removing them. When other pest control companies utilize more traditional pesticides and methods, they introduce harmful substances into your home; these are materials we just don’t think belong in the same space as your loved ones and valuables. We will rid your spaces of rodents, clean up any messes they may have created, and leave their former home sanitized and rodent-free.