Mice are one of the most annoying members of the rodent family. Not only do they attack your food, but they also eat everything and leave poop everywhere. In addition, they spread deadly viruses to humans, which is the biggest problem. Viruses are generally spread through their feces and urine.
So, if you find signs of mice in your home, be careful and contact us immediately professional pest control services. Get rid of rats if you want your family to stay healthy and safe. They carry a variety of disease-causing elements.
What are the signs of rat infestation?
Check out the following signs to know about a rat infestation.
- Crackle and Noise
- Trails and Trails
- Stain marks
- Abrasive brands
- Holes or pitting marks
- Nests and Burrows
How do mice carry viruses?
Transmission of diseases through mice occurs in several ways, described below.
- Exposure to various infested rodent wastes, including feces, urine, saliva, and nesting materials. Other sources of exposure include handling waste products, accidentally swallowing them, or inhaling them.
- Bites from infected rats or insects
- It is possible to transmit some viruses from skin to skin without being bitten or scratched when handling infected rats.
Rats spread five deadly diseases, which we will discuss in this article.
Five diseases spread by rats
We are all familiar with the plague, the same disease that killed millions during the medieval era. There are different types of plague, such as pneumonic and bubonic septicemia, but they are all quite dangerous and caused by the same bacteria, Yersinia pestis.
Symptoms: The symptoms of the disease vary greatly depending on the type, but in general, they affect the immune system.
Cure: The disease requires antibiotics and immediate medical attention to treat; otherwise, it can be fatal.
This is a life-threatening disease with no specific cure or vaccine so far. It is very common in white-footed mice such as cotton rats and rice rats.
What are the symptoms?
Here are some symptoms to watch out for:
- High temperature
- Constant fatigue with muscle aches which are generally concentrated in the hips, back and thighs
- A severe form of diarrhea
- Constant abdominal pain
- Feeling of restlessness and vomiting.
Salmonella bacteria live in the digestive tract of some rodents, especially rats. Rat droppings spread when they come in contact with anything. Eating contaminated food is one of the most likely sources of salmonella.
- Sudden chills
- High temperature
- Frequent abdominal cramps,
- Nausea and vomiting
LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS VIRUS (LCMV)
Another viral disease spread by mice is lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus or LCMV. The most common host is the common house mouse. The disease usually spreads in two stages.
The symptoms of the first stage are as follows:
Nausea and vomiting, headache with muscle pain followed by rapid loss of appetite.
The second stage is more neurological; symptoms are meningitis and encephalitis.
RAT BITE DISEASE
Rat-bite fever spread when an infected mouse or rodent has bitten a person.
Fever, headache, skin rash, vomiting and muscle pain.
If you notice any symptoms of a rat infestation, contact pest control immediately to get rid of them. Diseases caused by rats are dangerous and require immediate medical attention. Accurate pest control offers quick and affordable solutions.