Diseases Rodents Carry

Diseases Rodents Orlando

Rodents are small critters that are found in both rural and urban communities. The most common ones are rats and mice, which we all know can bring a lot of damage and inconvenience to households and commercial areas. The biggest concern we all have are the diseases rodents carry. As a property owner, you should find ways to prevent rodent infestations and to remove them right away if they’re already there. By keeping them away, you can lessen the risk of getting infected by the diseases they carry.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists down diseases from rodents including those that are directly and indirectly transmitted by them. Direct transmission of diseases is possible through bites, scratches or handling rodents or their waste. These diseases include the following:

  • Leptospirosis
  • Rat-Bite Fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
  • Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
  • Lassa Fever
  • Plague
  • Tularemia
  • South American Arenaviruses

Indirectly transmitted diseases from rodents are those that you can get from infected ticks, mosquitoes, and more. These include the Lyme Disease, La Crosse Encephalitis, Murine Typhus, Scrub Typhus, Relapsing Fever, West Nile Virus, Babesiosis, Colorado Tick Fever, and more.

As you can see, there are so many diseases rodents carry, which make them very dangerous. Sure, they can’t attack us the way larger critters could, but they are just as risky to deal with. When you suspect a rodent infestation in your property, call professionals for rodent removal service Orlando right away. The expert staff at Animal Wildlife Trappers is here to help. We are available in Orlando, Maitland, Winter Park, Apopka, Lake Mary, and surrounding areas. Just call us at 352-267-0546 to get a free quote.

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