Rodent Health Hazards in Auckland

Rodents and mice carry germs that cause fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, and jaundice.Rodents Health Hazards Control Auckland Furthermore, they can increase in numbers rapidly and scale walls effortlessly. And jump as high as twelve inches in the air. Moreover, these traits can make them difficult to capture on your own and make it much simpler to spread disease. Steam n Dry Pest Control Auckland Services has provided expert rodent-controlling services throughout West Auckland, North Shore, Eastern Bays, South Auckland and Hibiscus Coast since 1987.

Eosinophilic Meningitis-Rodents Hazards

Eosinophilic meningitis is an infection of the brain associated with a rise in eosinophils. Similarly, in most cases, the organism that causes eosinophilic meningitis is a rat lungworm.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a lethal disease transmitted by infected rodents through droppings, saliva, or urine. Humans can also acquire the disease only by breathing in the aerosolised virus. Researchers identified HPS in 1993. Even though uncommon, HPS is potentially lethal. Rodent control in and around the home is the principal technique for preventing Hantavirus infection.

Leptospirosis From Rodents

Leptospirosis is a bacterial ailment that affects animals and humans. Brought in by the genus Leptospira bacteria, it can cause several symptoms in humans, but some infected persons may have no symptoms at all. Symptoms of leptospirosis include but are not limited to chills, muscle aches, high fever, vomiting, severe headaches, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, jaundice, a rash, or red eyes. When the untreated illness is left, it will affect the person. It can develop meningitis (inflammation of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord), kidney damage, respiratory distress, and liver failure. In rare cases, death can happen.

Murine Typhus | Rodent Health Hazards

Rat fleas typically transmit murine typhus, causing infections worldwide in humans. Rats with fleas are there all year round, especially in humid tropical conditions. In temperate areas, they are most common throughout the warmer summer season. Tourists who visit rat-infested buildings and homes can be in danger of exposure to the agent of murine typhus.

Rat-Bite Fever (RBF) | Rodents

Rat-bite fever (RBF) is a systemic bacterial disease attributable to Streptobacillus. A bite or scratch from a rodent or ingesting food or water contaminated with rat faeces can acquire RBF.

Salmonella Enterica Serovar Typhimurium

As the name implies, it results in a typhoid-like illness in mice. S. Typhimurium doesn’t cause as severe as S. Typhi and isn’t ordinarily deadly in humans. This illness manifests in abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting, lasting around seven days. Sadly, in immunocompromised people, like the elderly, young, or individuals with depressed immune systems. Especially noteworthy, salmonella infections, in many cases, are deadly without antibiotics.

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Authored by Graeme Stephens, an IICRC Master Restoration Technician since 2001, with over 36 years of experience in disinfection, carpet cleaning, and pest control services in Auckland. Updated Last: September 20, 2023