Dangers of Rodents in your Bethesda Home

Rats have spread disease amongst humans since before the infamous Black Death pandemic of the 1300s. Today, rats, mice, squirrels and other rodents continue spreading disease, and most people contract these diseases in a supposedly inviolate sanctuary – their home. If rodents infest your home, simple tasks such as dusting, opening a can of soup or playing with your pet turn hazardous.

Fleas, mites, mosquitos and ticks that contact infected rodents pose a health risk to both humans and pets. After contact with an infected rodent, these pests transmit the disease when they bite people and animals. This indirect contact with rodents causes such health risks as Lyme disease, Colorado Tick fever and various strains of typhus.

Rodent droppings carry many diseases

Rodents are not fastidious in their bathroom habits. They leave droppings and urine everywhere: in closets, cupboards, storage boxes and your pantry. Direct contact with a rodent’s waste brings on such diseases as Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, and merely breathing contaminated dust transmits Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis.

Eliminate the rodent problem ASAP

With 35 different diseases that rodents transfer to humans, it is imperative to eradicate an infestation as soon as possible and to ensure you thoroughly disinfect any areas in your home that rodents have contaminated. To rid your home of rodents, you must identify and seal all points of entry and trap and remove each unwelcome, disease-ridden resident. Contact Capitol Pest for any help or information you need in ridding your home of rodents.

This rodent was found behind the wall of one of our clients home