Health Hazards Associated With Rodents

Rodents like rats and mice are associated with a number of health hazards. They are known to spread around 35 diseases across the world. These diseases infect people as well as pets. If you wish to keep your family protected and safe, you should make a plan to avoid transmission and keep rats and mice away from your house. Rodent infestation isn’t always considered as a potential threat, but certain diseases caused by rodents are life-threatening.

Normally, the immediate response to a rodent infestation is setting up traps and finding potential entry points, and sealing them to avoid the entry of rats and mice. You might even contact a pest control Vaughan who are well-versed with using proper techniques to avoid infestation.

Diseases transmitted through rodents are usually due to direct or indirect contact. Direct contact may occur due to touching or breathing the air particles that surround the urine or feces of the mice. Indirect mediums include transmission by vectors like fleas, mites, or ticks.

Here are the three most common diseases spread by mice:


Hantavirus is one of the most common diseases transmitted by rats. This disease can be transmitted if you come in contact with a rodent. This includes the particles present in the air around the rat’s feces or urine. The initial symptoms of the disease resemble that of the flu. These include fever, muscle ache, and fatigue. This disease can sometimes be fatal, so it is better to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis

The main carrier of this disease is the house mice. This disease spreads through minute particles that are released in the air through the urine and saliva of mice. When these particles come in direct contact with mouth eyes or enter through pores on the skin, the host gets infected. If the person is severely infected, it can even lead to meningitis and encephalitis.


Plague has affected several people across the globe. It is an indirect disease transmitted through fleas that feed on the blood of mice and then bite humans. Over 200 wild animals carry the plague, but the most common ones are prairie dogs, rock squirrels, wood rats, and chipmunks. Common symptoms of flag include headache, fever, chills, and stomach ache.

Here are a few tips that can prevent diseases caused by rodents.

  • Seal all potential entry points.
  • Make sure all the doors and windows of the house are tightly closed.
  • Sanitize your home regularly.
  • Prevent moisture by fixing leaky pipes and faucets.
  • Keep garbage bins away from the house
  • Use mouse traps or contact a pest control specialist.
  • Wear protective gear while handling dead rodents.

Having rats and mice in the house is an unpleasant experience. These rodents can create havoc and sometimes cause life-threatening diseases.  Protect yourself and your family by contacting Emergency Pest Control Vaughan. Our experts will take care of the rodents and incorporate measures that will avoid future infestation. You can visit our website for more details.

Emergency Pest Control Vaughan, 

Address: 3175 Rutherford Rd Vaughan Ontario L4K 1L3, 

Phone: (289) 201-3569

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