Rat and Mice
Worldwide, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases. These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, or through rodent bites. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly, through ticks, mites or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent. The primary strategy for preventing human exposure to rodent diseases is effective rodent control in and around the home. This is achieved by eliminating any food sources, excluding entries entry points into the home, and successfully trapping rodents in and around the home. Also a good reason to take rodent control seriously, is to help reduce the chances of seeing unwanted predators like Texas rat snakes in your backyard.