Regardless of the method, most mice have to fight to stay in a home and it seems they’ve become a bit spiteful. For the most reliable pest control companies in you should contact a respectful, efficient and knowledgeable rodent removal services Phoenix company.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), rats and mice are now known to cause more than 35 diseases worldwide– and damage to your home.
However, these mice also spread harmful diseases that all homeowners should take into consideration when avoiding taking care of a “few” mice in the house.
How Do The Diseases Spread?
Wild mice and rats found in homes are known to cause four diseases in particular: salmonellosis, better known as salmonella poisoning; Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome; Leptospirosis; and Lymphocytic choriomeningitis.
Humans contract these diseases from getting bitten, by touching infected rodents or coming in contact with rodent waste or saliva. However, don’t turn a blind eye if you don’t see rodents in your home.
These diseases are carried by rodents that are then transferred to ticks, mites, and fleas. If you’ve ever had contact with any of these insects then you could also become infected with one of these diseases.
You may have heard about the recent egg contamination that caused many salmonella cases and a huge loss in revenue. These eggs were traced back to farms that had large manure and rodent populous in the barn beside the eggs. As a result, the eggs were being contaminated.
Now it may not seem as alarming that salmonella can actually spread through ingesting infected feces. Although no one purposefully tries to feast upon salmonella laced rodent droppings, the above case demonstrates how Hospitalization is not necessary if treated immediately with antibiotics, but if hospitalized, a person’s infection could be severe enough to leave the intestines and infect the bloodstream to ultimately could cause death.
This bacterial disease is caused by contact with infected rodents and creates a plethora of reactions. If not treated, these symptoms will worsen and though rare, could result in death.
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM)
This virus is found in roughly five percent of house mice in the U.S. and can be found in their waste and saliva. This disease is contagious and causes severe reactions: aseptic meningitis (inflammation of the membrane, or meninges, that surrounds the brain and spinal cord), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), or meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and meninges).
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
Although somewhat rare in comparison to these other diseases, if contracted, it can be deadly. Similar to most other rodent-borne diseases, the infection comes through contact with the rodent and/or its waste. It was first discovered in 1993 and cases have been pinpointed across the U.S.
Although these diseases appear quite serious and are, there are plenty of available preventative measures and healthy home maintenance tips.
1. No Food: Be sure to control the amount of waste at your home and that any trash is disposed of properly. Store food appropriately and keep containers closed.
2. No Room: Rodents enjoy living in stray firewood or other debris that could lie near to the home. Store materials at least three feet above the ground to prevent living space for rodents.
3. No Access: Although rodents can fit into very tight spaces, proper construction and use of materials such as metal can help prevent infestation. Cracks and any holes should be sealed.
If you don’t want to deal with your mouse problem or you want to be certain it’s handled the right way, you must contact a rodent removal services Phoenix company.