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Pest & Rodent Control In Sarasota & Bradenton

Five Diseases Spread by Rodents in Florida

Are you aware that rats and mice can fit into spaces as small as a nickel?  With that said, as these rodents make homes in our attics, cars, and living areas, they often spread zoonotic diseases that Florida residents need to be aware of. Professional rodent prevention services are critical to preventing these diseases from being spread by rodents to humans. Here are just a few of the diseases spread by rodents. 

Mouse - Five diseases spread by rodents in Florida

One of the most common is salmonella. Some rodents carry it in their digestive system.  We can contract salmonella when we come in contact with rodent waste, usually by eating contaminated food or drinking water.  A common way rodents spread salmonella to humans is when they leave their urine in food preparation areas and food is unknowingly prepared on a contaminated surface.

The proteins found in rodent urine are the second leading cause of Asthma.  Rat urine has been shown to complicate the symptoms of asthma and asthma-related ailments greatly.  

Rat Bite Fever is contracted through direct contact with a rat. This would typically happen through a scratch, bite, or touching of a dead rat. It can be severe and even deadly.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a virus in the Americas caused by rodents in the home. It is a severe and sometimes fatal respiratory disease. If you come into contact with a rodent carrying hantavirus, you could contract this.  In 2012, there was an outbreak at Yosemite National Park. Of the ten confirmed cases, three were fatal. 

Leptospirosis is spread through a rodent’s urine. This can get into soil and water and sit there for weeks to months. Human contact is usually through contaminated water, such as floodwater.  It can also be transmitted through open wounds or mucous membranes such as the eyes, mouth, and nose. 

Rodent Solutions is the trusted expert for rodent control services in Bradenton, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Parrish. With industry-leading methods for locating and excluding the entry points of rodents, we guarantee reliable rodent control and prevention services for your home or business. We’ll thoroughly evaluate your home to identify and seal any potential entry points, then trap any remaining rodents.  After the rodent removal process, we can clean up the rat/mouse feces and decontaminate the infested areas.  The owner of Rodent Solutions is Zoonotic Disease Certified by NWCOA (National Wildlife Control Operators Association) and has extensive experience safely cleaning up and decontaminating rodent infestations.  We will closely work with you to find the best solution for your rodent problems. Contact us today! 



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