Why Rat & Mouse Infestations are a Health Risk
Rodent infestations pose a significant threat to hygiene and health. Even though they might seem harmless and small, rodents can cause asthma and allergies and transmit diseases to your home.
Rodents can aggravate asthma and Allergies.
As with cats and dogs, humans can also become allergic to rodents and mice. People with allergies or asthma can be allergic to rodent urine, feces, and saliva. According to a report in the Journal of Occupational Health, it is standard for laboratory animal workers to develop an “occupational allergic reaction to rodents.” Rodent allergies are common. However, rodent allergens are more prevalent in homes than you might think. A survey of 800 homes in the U.S. found that more than 80% had mouse allergies.
Rodents can transmit diseases directly and indirectly to other animals.
Most people mistakenly believe that diseases can only be transmitted through direct contact with animals. Although rats and mice in Silver Springs MD or Washington DC can transmit diseases to humans and other animals, it is more dangerous for human health when rodents spread the disease indirectly.