Rodent and pest exterminators Geelong at your service.Posted on March 29, 2016
Why are Rats and Mice such a danger to us and our properties?
With their constantly growing teeth rodents are continuously gnawing on things. The older a rodents grows, the stronger and longer their teeth become, hence the need to constantly chew. They have been known to chew away at electrical wires and plumbing in the roof causing short circuits or water damage, and have even sparked fires in the process.
Rodents are notorious for carrying contagious diseases, due mainly to their unsanitary habits. Rats and mice have no control over their bladders and dribble urine as they make their way through life, they are also not concerned about defecating along their habitual pathways some of which are in our environments as well. Many of the diseases they carry are transmittable to us humans and our pets.
Leptospirosis is a disease that is spread through rat urine which can cause damage in the liver and kidneys. Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis is a virus that is spread via the faeces of an infected mouse. If an infected rodents faeces comes in to contact with food or utensils it will then be passed on to any human who ingest the virus. If a human contracts the disease it is likely that they will suffer from a mild form of meningitis. Additionally, rodents may also bring with them other pests such as fleas and mites with each infestation, which can cause a whole other problem.