What kinds of diseases are carried by rodents?


Rodents are excellent in creating a nuisance in your home and can contaminate the food as well. Hence, it becomes a major topic of concern because they easily transfer dangerous diseases to humans via their wastes. Do you know rats and mice can spread 35 various diseases? On finding the rodent problem, you should quickly call the professionals.

Let’s have a look at some of the diseases that are carried by rodents.

  • Hantavirus

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is defined as a life-threatening disease that gets spread through the waste of deer mice. By coming in direct contact with rodent feces or urine and biting, you can face contamination. Once someone gets exposed to a virus, it usually takes one to five weeks for getting recovered from symptoms like chills, dizziness, muscle aches, fever, headaches, and fatigue. 

  • Bubonic Plague

Bubonic Plague is a rodent caused sickness that occurred due to its effects on the European population. The disease gets spread through the infected fleas that affect the untreated pets. You start getting the symptoms within two or six days after the exposure. One can feel fever, headache, chills, swollen and painful lymph nodes. 

  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis

Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) is called a viral infection occurred because off lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus can easily be spread by the rodent, especially the house mouse. The early symptoms one can face are fever, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, vomiting, nausea, and lack of appetite. 

  • Tularemia

It is a kind of disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis and spread by rodents. The most common symptoms are skin ulcers or swollen lymph nodes. In this condition, the organisms enter the body while accompanying the swelling of localized lymph glands. 

  • Salmonellosis

Bacterium salmonella causes Salmonellosis and spreads in different ways. People know that it spread through contaminated food resulting in food poisoning. Well, it’s not so dangerous disease, but still causes pain and distress. 

Controlling the rodent entry in your home

A rodent infestation sometimes can go out of control leaving behind several diseases. Calling the professionals like Guardian Pest Control gives you their rodent control services. To know more about the services you can also visit https://www.guardianhome.com/pest-control/.