At Critter Control® Gainesville, we deal with all kinds of rodents infesting properties. However, the most common rodents we see breaking into homes are mice, squirrels, and rats. Although each rodent is unique in its own way, they are all good at ripping your house to shreds. Due to their large teeth that constantly need to be filed down, they will always be chewing on something in your home whether it’s your walls, insulation, or stored belongings.

The Dangers

The biggest problem with having a rodent infestation isn’t just the hundreds of dollars in damages they can do, but the sicknesses they can spread. By just having rodents in your homes, you run the risk of spreading fatal diseases to everyone in your home. You don’t have to come into contact with a rodent to be exposed to any of these diseases:

  • Hantavirus – causes fever, aching, vomiting, and coughing. Hantavirus will fill your lungs with fluid, commonly resulting in hospitalization. While Hantavirus is treatable, it is a very dangerous disease with a 40% mortality rate.
  • Leptospirosis – can be contracted through cuts in the skin and causes symptoms like fever, nausea, and muscle pain.
  • Rat-bite Fever – unlike the name would suggest, you don’t need a rat bite to contract this disease. Simply consuming contaminated food or water is enough to induce symptoms like vomiting, muscle aches, and a distinct rash on the feet and hands.

How We’ll Help

If you hear pitter-patters above your head or see signs of rodents around your home, call Critter Control® Gainesville as soon as possible. The sooner the problem is addressed, the less damage your home will have, and the easier it will be to get them out. With over three decades of experience, we can remove the rodents from your home in no time. Plus, we’ll clean and repair any damages they may have left behind. To schedule your free consultation, call us today at 352-372-3922.