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What Hazards Can A Rodent Infestation Bring?

What Hazards Can A Rodent Infestation Bring?

Rodents are often considered unwanted guests in our homes. These furry intruders pose severe health and safety threats to humans. Let’s discuss some dangers associated with a rodent infestation.

Spread Of Diseases

Rodents can transmit diseases. They can carry various pathogens, bacteria, and viruses, including Salmonella, Leptospirosis, Hantavirus, and even the potentially deadly rat-bite fever. All these dangerous diseases can be transmitted through direct contact with rodents, their droppings, urine, or saliva, or indirectly through contaminated surfaces and food.

 Allergies & Asthma

Rodent hair, urine, and faeces can trigger allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Prolonged exposure to these allergens may worsen asthma symptoms or lead to the development of new allergies. For individuals already struggling with respiratory issues, a rodent infestation can significantly worsen their condition.

Property Damage

Rodents can chew electrical wiring, insulation, and even wooden support beams. This can not only compromise the integrity of the structure but also increase the risk of electrical fires and other safety hazards.

Contaminated Food Supply

Rodents enter your home in search of food. They can contaminate food with their droppings, urine, and hair, making it unsuitable for human consumption. Consuming food that rodents have contaminated can lead to food poisoning and other gastrointestinal diseases.

Foul Odours & Filth

Rodents’ presence can quickly turn a home into a smelly, unsanitary surrounding. Their urine and feces emit foul odors that can attract other pests and insects, which can lead to further problems.

 Contact Us

We at Absolute Pest Control are a family-run pest control business designed to offer local rodent control services throughout Maidstone, Kent, London and the South East. Our years of experience and tried-and-tested resources have enabled us to help thousands of customers live a pest-free life. Contact us today to discuss how we can work to solve your pest control problems; we are always happy to help.

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