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Rodent Control: The Best Rodent Control Services
Rodents are an issue that many homeowners and business owners struggle with. Whether you’re concerned about the health risks they pose or the unsightly mess they make, rodents are something you want to nip in the bud as soon as possible. Fortunately, Omni Pest Control offers some of the best rodent control services in BC, Canada to help you keep rodents at bay for good. Read on to learn more about our services!
Rodents are mammals of the order Rodentia. True rodents (family Muridae) are members of several dozen species and live on every continent except Antarctica. The word rodent comes from Latin order, to gnaw. The common term rodent is also used for some larger mammals with a similar lifestyle. They all have long sharp incisors that grow continuously throughout their lives. Most rodents have small rounded ears, short tails, large eyes, and thick fur.
There are three main groups of rodents. These are:
Mice are small rodents that have soft fur and small rounded ears. They live on every continent except Antarctica. They usually eat seeds, grains, fruits and vegetables but some species also eat insects or meat. Rats are bigger than mice with longer tails and larger ears. Most live on land but some swim in rivers or lakes.
Serious health risks posed by Rodents
Rodents can cause significant health problems for humans. Generally, rodents leave behind a large amount of waste and urine. They spread sickness es like Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), salmonella, leptospirosis, murine typhus fever and Weil’s disease. In addition to these diseases, rodents also carry fleas that can transmit diseases like bubonic plague. These are just some of the serious health risks posed by rodents; there are many more! If you notice any signs of rodent activity in your home or business it is important to take action immediately before your health is at risk!
Symptoms indicate rodent activity
There are holes in the walls or baseboards. You see rodent droppings, urine stains, or rub marks on floors and walls. You hear scratching, gnawing, or squeaking sounds at night when you’re trying to sleep. Unexplained odors such as a musky smell may be present.
Electrical wires that are exposed or chewed. Chewed electric cords can cause fires and electrical shock, so it’s important to have them repaired right away. You may also notice gnaw marks on wooden furniture, cabinets, and countertops.
If you see any of these signs, contact Omni Pest Control immediately for rodent control services in BC, Canada!
Common diseases spread by rats
They can also carry a number of diseases that are transmitted through their urine and feces. You and your family may be affected by these diseases.
- Hantavirus: Hantavirus is a rare but serious illness that affects people and animals. People can get infected with hantavirus by breathing air contaminated with rodent urine, droppings or saliva. Hantaviruses are viruses that can cause kidney and blood problems, as well as respiratory illnesses or death in some cases. It is an extremely serious and unpredictable disease.
- Plague: Plague is a bacterial disease that affects animals and humans. It is caused by Yersinia pestis, which are bacteria that can be found in rodents. Humans usually get plague after being bitten by a rodent flea or handling an animal infected with plague. Symptoms include fever, headache, chills and swollen lymph nodes. The illness is serious, but treatable with antibiotics if started early enough. If left untreated, it can cause death within days.
- Salmonellosis: Salmonellosis is a type of food poisoning, caused by bacteria called Salmonella. It can be found in rodents’ urine and feces. People can get salmonellosis by eating or drinking something contaminated with rodent droppings or urine. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 12 to 72 hours after exposure. Most people recover without treatment but it can be fatal for young children and elderly people.
- Rat-bite fever: Rat-bite fever is caused by bacteria called Streptobacillus moniliformis found in rodents’ mouths and claws. Most human infections result from handling rats or their nests. Symptoms include sudden onset of fever, headache, chills, nausea, and vomiting.
Get in Touch for Rodent Control Services
We can help you get rid of those nasty rodents with our rodent control services. Our team is trained to get rid of rats, mice, and other pests. . If you notice any rodent around your home or building, Contact Us or call us at 236-886-5775 right away for fast service at affordable price!