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The dangers that rat infestation could bring to your home

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Millions of homes in Canada have an unwelcomed guest in the form of rodents, rats, and mice in particular, and the presence of these type of pests can affect any phobia and fear of an individual, the health risks that rodents bring is unimaginable especially if the rodent population in your home is not checked.

Just imagine the millions of people who perished during the very dark times when the “Black Plague” hit Europe and some parts in Asia because of rat infestation that carries deadly diseases that medicine was not able to find a cure which is why as a preventive measure, you should always check your home if you have any rodent infestation or any growing population. Being vigilant will not just save your family from getting sick and getting contracted with deadly diseases, but also, rodents can cause damage in your home because of its fondness to chew on almost anything it comes across.

Hiring a pest exterminator is the number one solution to this problem so you better take action of it right away. Call the best services for Pest Control Calgary has.

There are already a lot of recorded medical cases that people fall ill and contracted serious illness that leads to death because of rodents and to properly understand the dangers of having a rodent infestation in your home, you have to understand the basics of how diseases can be spread by this particular type of pest.

The transmission of diseases usually occurs in several ways, first is exposure which can be contracted through touching or handling, ingesting, or any airborne particles from the pests considering that infected rodents usually leave droppings, urine, saliva and any nesting materials that might contaminate our water, our food, and the things that we use daily.

The second transmission is through a bite of an infected rodent while others contracted the disease through handling especially people who have rodents that they treat as pets. The infection could be transferred if the person has an open wound or from the skin to skin contact.

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Outlined below are some of the most common and the most dangerous diseases that a person can get from rodents.

  • Hantavirus- Found in the white-footed mouse, rice rat, and cotton rat, the Hantavirus is a life-threatening disease that currently has no particular medication or treatment, cure, and vaccine. The symptoms that show that a person has contracted this virus is by having a fever, fatigue, abdominal pain, vomiting, and muscle pains.
  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis virus or LCMV- LCMG is the most common disease carried by a common house mouse. LCMV has two stages of infection, the first stage’s symptoms are nausea, vomiting, headache and the lack of appetite, the second is meningitis and encephalitis could lead to an untimely death.
  • Plague- The same plague that killed millions of people in Europe could happen again. Plagues such as Bubonic, Septicemic, and Pneumonic are all caused by one bacterium from rats, called Yersinia Pestis. This can infect your immune system, your circulatory system, and your lungs which could cause untimely death.

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