The Type of Rodents That Could Infiltrate Your Home
- Rats can carry dangerous germs that can cause leptospirosis. People exposed to the feces and urine of rats can become infected, causing fever, vomiting, and severe dehydration. In the chance that a rat bites the person, the person could be infected with rat bite fever, causing extreme muscle pain and out of control fever.
- Squirrels can coexist with people. However, they can potentially spread Lyme disease and rabies, being a threat especially for curious young children or those with already compromised immune systems.
- Even though they may look non-threatening, mice can quickly multiply, taking over your home, and transmit different types of diseases like Hantavirus and Salmonella.
The Dangers of Handling Rodent Infestations by Yourself
There is a real chance of a rodent becoming aggressive and biting you. Not only is it painful, but it can transfer diseases, which has the potential of being life-threatening. Regardless of how innocent some of these furry animals could be, their threat is real. Keep in mind that many diseases are also transferred via indirect contact – a rodent does not need to physically touch you for it to transfer diseases and bacteria.
Costs are another issue itself. Handling a rodent infestation by yourself can be expensive, especially if you do not know which type of tools to employ for a particular species.
Why You Should Choose Critter Control® Jacksonville
At Critter Control® we specialize in rodent termination in the Jacksonville area, with solutions for residential and commercial settings. All animal removal will be done as humanely as possible, but further methods will be used to ensure that your home is a safe environment for you and your family once again. If you have a rodent infestation, contact us today at 904.221.8633.