Rats and mice are known to carry a number of diseases that can be harmful to humans, including Hantavirus, Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis, and Salmonellosis. These diseases can be transmitted through contact with rat or mouse urine, feces, or saliva, or by being bitten by an infected rodent.
In addition to the health risks, rats and mice can also cause damage to property by gnawing on electrical wires, pipes, insulation, and other building materials. This can lead to costly repairs and even pose a fire hazard. Rats and mice can also contaminate food sources by leaving droppings or urine on food items, which can make humans sick if ingested.
Furthermore, rodents can reproduce quickly and can quickly become an infestation if left unchecked. They can enter homes and buildings through small cracks or openings, and once inside, they can create nests in walls, attics, basements, or other hidden areas, making them difficult to find and eliminate.
Therefore, it is important for homeowners to take steps to prevent rodent infestations, such as sealing cracks and openings in the home, storing food in airtight containers, and keeping the home clean and free of clutter. If a rodent infestation is suspected, homeowners should seek the help of a professional pest control service to safely and effectively resolve the issue.