The Everything to Know on Rodents Guide – Part Three

Mice and Rats Bring Disease Indoors
Mice and Rats Bring Disease Indoors

Rodents can be a nuisance in terms of damaging homes and ruining food, but they can cause more serious problems than this. Some rodents also carry diseases that they can transmit to humans and pets. Some of these diseases are potentially life-threatening, so it’s important to hire NJ rodent control services when you have an infestation.

Rodents and Diseases

Rats and mice have been found to carry diseases that can cause serious illness, especially in younger children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Some of these diseases include bubonic plague, hantavirus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Powassan virus and babesiosis. In some cases, rodents spread diseases through their bites, but it’s more common for these diseases to spread when humans or pets come into contact with contaminated rodent feces or urine. Other diseases are spread through fleas carried by these rodents.

Rodent Pest Control

Managing and eliminating rodent infestations is the best way to reduce the risk of diseases spread by these pests. Pest control experts use a variety of methods for getting rid of rodents, such as trapping or poisoning, as well as integrative pest management to prevent infestations. Feral and domestic cats also help control rodent populations in many areas of NJ.

If you need NJ rodent control for your property, our pest control experts can help. Contact Allison Pest Control to solve your problems with rats, mice or other rodents.