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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.

A Plumbers inspection holes looking for rodent damaged plumbing between floors at a property in Anglesea.

A Plumbers inspection holes looking for rodent damaged plumbing between floors at a property in Anglesea.

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.

A Rodent traffic area littered with faces and urine stains in a 2 year old Ocean Grove roof cavity.

A Rodent traffic area in a 2 year old Ocean Grove roof cavity. Note the the droppings and urine stains.

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.

So if you’re hearing scratching or shuffling in your roof or walls it might be worth getting in Contact with us here at GBS Pest Control, Rodent exterminators Geelong wide.

Rat nest found in a Geelong roof cavity, note the torn up thermal insulation in a pile

Rat nest found in a Geelong roof cavity, note the torn up thermal insulation in a pile