It might seem all well and good to hear a little squeaking in your home and the occasional pitter-patter of tiny feet above your head, but when you consider that mice and rats do not confine themselves to attic spaces or wall cavities, but head into living spaces carrying diseases along with them, it is important to call for rodent removal as soon as possible.
Rodents not only carry diseases themselves, but they also can be afflicted with fleas, ticks, and mites that are also disease carriers. Some diseases can then spread from person to person, so even if you do not come into contact with the rodent feces or other contamination, you could still become ill if someone else in your family contracts a disease.
Not all of the 25 known diseases that can be avoided with rodent removal are common or serious, but since there are some that are life-threatening, it isn’t a risk you want to take. A few of the known diseases include hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, Lassa fever, leptospirosis (Weil’s disease), lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM), Omsk hemorrhagic fever, the plague, rat bite fever, Haverhill fever, salmonellosis, tularemia, Colorado tick fever, Lyme disease, La Crosse encephalitis, scrub typhus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and rabies.
If you suspect you have mice or rats in your Winston-Salem, North Carolina home, call us at The Dead Pest Society to schedule rodent removal as soon as possible. In addition to the health dangers involved with the diseases they carry, rodents can damage your home’s wiring, insulation, and other building materials, as well as get into your food supply, paper goods, and other supplies. Our effective rodent removal services will make your home safe again, so call today.