6 Risky Diseases Spread by Rodents Like Rats and Mice

You are at great risk when your house is infested by rodents namely mice and rats. These two species are most found in Canadian communities because it has been like this for centuries. Rodents seek out shelter in human homes to find warm residence, food and safety from predators. In the outdoor or fields they are easy picking for airborne assailants like hawk, owl and falcons. They are also hunted down by cats, foxes, mongoose, snakes, large sized lizards, ferrets and weasels.  They get absolute protection from these predators when they are safe and sound in the confinements of human homes. Now you know why they seek your home as their refuge but what you should know is the risks waiting to overwhelm you in the form of 6 dangerous diseases spread by rodents. You should call BBPP, most professional mice removal Kleinburg and get rid of them before rodents get to you.

6 risky diseases spread by rodents


LCMV or Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis is generally hosted by your tiny House Mouse and it occurs in two stages. In the first you get symptoms like vomiting, nausea, and headache, lack of appetite and muscle aches. Second stage you will suffer from neurological disorders like meningitis, meningoencephalitis and encephalitis.


This disease is spread by white-footed mouse, rice rats and cotton rats. It is a life threatening infection that presently has no definite vaccine or cure. Symptoms of this disease would include fever, muscle ache, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Call Mouse Control Kleinburg to exterminate rodents and avoid the infection.


Plague wiped out huge communities in the Middle Ages in Europe. This disease can be creeping in the form or rats wallowing in your drainage or sewer pipelines. This disease is transmitted to human by infeceted fleas that are living in the body of infected rats. There are different types of plagues and they are bubonic, pneumonic and septicemic and all three types are caused by the same virus namely Yersinia Pestis.  You must call Rat Control Kleinburg at once if you want to avoid the infection.


This virus is contained within the digestive tracts of rodents and it can be passed on to you if you touch mice droppings or eat food that is contaminated by the rodent with the infection. You will have symptoms like chills, fever, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps and diarrhea.


As the name reads, the infection is transferred to human when rat bites them. This can be also spread to human if they handle an infected rat or mice. Symptoms of this disease will include fever, headaches, vomiting, skin rashes, muscle pains etc.


Tularemia is caused by Francisella tularenis bacterium and it is mostly found in rodents like mice and rats. The disease is transferred to human by fleas, ticks or mites residing on the bodies of rodents. You can also get infected if you handle rodent bodies without protection. It can be a life threatening disease if you do not get treatment with antibiotics at once.

You can avoid these diseases if you take proactive decisions like calling BBPP, the best Rodent Exterminator Kleinburg, and also popular in nearby towns and get rid of the infestation. You can contact them on phone number 647-910-6315 or send mail to info@bbppcanada.com to get a free quote.

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