The Most Common Dangers Of A Rodent Infestation

After breaking down the most despised pests and highlighting the most common ways they can get inside your home before the cold weather, we decided to share some light on the actual risks when it comes to a rodent invasion.

Let’s see the most common dangers for this situation to figure out why having rodents living in the same space as humans is the worst case scenario.

With the numbers of mice and rats infestations growing each year, currently more than 1/3 of American homeowners (37%) have seen a rodent in their home in the past 12 months. Rats and mice are known to spread no less than 35 diseases that can affect humans from direct or indirect contact with live or dead rodents.

Not only having rodents in or near your house exposes you and your family to these risks but rodents also contaminate everything they touch, including your food area. In this case, contracting an illness becomes imminent. Some of the most common diseases caused by rodents are:

  • Salmonella
  • Hantavirus
  • Several allergies
  • Asthma
  • Plague
  • Rat Bite Fever and more

Any of the risk factors stated above will put you and your family in danger along with the fact that rodents can contract pests themselves such as fleas and ticks. This will lead into a second or even a third home infestation with several other diseases or risk factors. Needless to say, rodents are dangerous and will harm you unless you can keep your home protected 24/7.