When thinking of rodents, most people think only of mice and rats, but this family of mammals also includes squirrels, porcupines, beavers, guinea pigs, and hamsters. There are actually 2,277 species of rodents around the world, making up 40% of all mammals.
Across the world, rats and mice are responsible for spreading over 35 different diseases. The diseases can be spread directly to people through rodent bites or through passive means, such as rodent urine, saliva, or feces. Indirectly, rodents could spread diseases to ticks, mites, or fleas, which could then in turn come in contact with humans.
Our Baton Rouge pest control team will remove any rodent infestation you may have in your home. Results are immediate and long-lasting. If you feel that your home has been overtaken by rodents or any other pest, contact us as soon as possible.
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Rats aren’t just a menace - they’re now considered a global existential threat. According to the latest report by the State of Louisiana’s Office of Public Health, rodent infestation causes a gauntlet of severe health problems. Rats love to eat and expel waste at a scale that rivals even the mighty hippopotamus.