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The dangers of mice and rats in your glasgow property

Having mice and rats in your property can pose several dangers and risks to both your health and the structural integrity of your premises.


Here are some of the potential hazards associated with mice and rat infestations:


Health Risks: Mice and rats are known carriers of various diseases that can be transmitted to humans through direct contact, their droppings, urine, saliva, or contaminated surfaces.


These diseases include:


Hantavirus: A potentially life-threatening virus transmitted through inhaling dust particles contaminated with rodent droppings, urine, or saliva·


Leptospirosis: A bacterial infection spread through contact with water or soil contaminated by rat urine, potentially leading to severe complications, including organ damage.

Salmonellosis: A bacterial infection causing symptoms like diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and vomiting, often transmitted through consuming food or water contaminated by rodent droppings.

Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM): A viral infection transmitted through contact with mouse droppings, urine, or saliva, causing flu-like symptoms and potentially affecting the nervous system.


Structural Damage: Mice and rats have strong teeth that continuously grow, leading them to gnaw on various materials, including wood, plastic, and electrical wires. This behavior can result in significant damage to insulation, wiring, piping, and even structural elements of your property. Chewed electrical wires may also increase the risk of fire hazards.

Contamination: Rodents contaminate food, utensils, and surfaces with their droppings, urine, and hair. Consuming contaminated food can lead to food poisoning and gastrointestinal illnesses. They can also spoil food supplies by gnawing through packaging materials.

Allergies and Asthma: The presence of rodent droppings and urine can trigger allergies and exacerbate respiratory conditions like asthma. The proteins found in their feces and urine can become airborne, leading to allergic reactions when inhaled.

Damage to Belongings: Mice and rats may chew on personal belongings, such as clothing, furniture, books, and documents, causing irreparable damage and loss.

Odor and Unpleasant Environment: Rodents have a distinct musky odor that can permeate your property. Their presence can create an unpleasant living or working environment, impacting your comfort and quality of life.


It's essential to address mouse and rat infestations promptly to mitigate these risks. Hiring a professional pest control in glasgow like Complete Pest Elimination can ensure effective elimination of the pests and appropriate measures to prevent future infestations, safeguarding your health and property.


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