Maybe you’ve seen it for yourself, or maybe you have only seen it on TV – but rodents and a house are NOT a good combination. Rodents get chased by the family cat or dog, get swatted by brooms or lured into traps. Rodent control in Sydney is hard and it can be difficult to keep rodents out of your home but thankfully Forensic Pest Control can help. Rodents can do a lot of damage to your home, especially if the problem is left untreated, You are probably asking how a mouse can make so much damage to a home – well when a female mouse becomes sexually mature at between just 6 and 10 weeks of age and can have 10 litters a year of at least 6 babies, this means for every one female mouse you can potentially get 70 other mice – that makes for a lot of potential damage.
Don’t forget that unfortunately rats and mice can spread diseases and these are spread from touching infected rodents, being bitten, or generally coming in contact with rat droppings or urine. Some of the diseases rodents carry include – salmonellosis, better known as salmonella poisoning; Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome; Leptosporosis; and Lymphocytic choriomeningitis.
- Salmonella poisoning symptoms include diarrhea that can last 4-7 days and cramping 12-72 hours after contamination – if treated with antibiotics hospitalisation isn’t necessary.
- Leptosporosis – is a bacterial disease caused by coming in contact with infected rodents and symptoms may include – headaches, chills, muscle aches, high fever and vomiting.
- Lymphocytic Choriomeingitis is rare and is found in the dropping of rodents, it is not contagious but can cause severe reactions including swelling around the brain – meningitis.
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome – although this is extremely rare – IF it is contracted it can be deadly. Similar to other rodent-borne diseases coming in contacted with infected dropping or urine is how it is transmitted.