There are lots of different types of rodents, but the ones you will most likely find rummaging through your home are squirrels, mice, and rats. Since their teeth are constantly growing, they always need a chewing source to file down their teeth with. If they’re currently living in your home, this could mean wood, wires, insulation, and your belongings.
Rodents can cause much more damage to the structure of your home than most people give them credit for. When looking for chew toys they can damage your insulation, breaking your A/C unit, or fray electrical wiring which can lead to fires. Also, rodents have very high reproduction rates, so if you allow one or two rodents to take refuge in your house, that could change to dozens within a matter of weeks.
The Dangers of Rodents
Not only that, but rodents cause a significant health risk for you and your family, and rats, mice, and squirrels are known to carry very contagious and potentially deadly diseases like;
- Hantavirus – also known as Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, this disease causes fever, aching, vomiting, and coughing. Hantavirus fills your lungs with fluid, normally resulting in hospitalization. While Hantavirus is treatable, it is a very dangerous disease with a 40% mortality rate.
- Leptospirosis – is passed through skin abrasion and causes symptoms like fever, nausea, and muscle pain.
- Rat-bite Fever – unlike the name would suggest, simply consuming contaminated food or water is enough to contract Rat-bite fever. Symptoms include vomiting, muscle aches, and a distinct rash on the feet and hands.
How We Can Help
Rodents are a serious problem. If you notice any signs you have these critters in your home, you should contact Critter Control® Orlando immediately, before it can affect the health of your family or pets. Our experts know exactly how to safely and quickly remove any unwanted critters from your home. Not only that, but we’ll restore and entry or exit points the pests made to make sure you never have an infestation again. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a free consultation, call us today at 407.295.7194.