Attic Rodents and their diseases

Rodents wreak havoc in any environment they find suitable to occupy. Rats tend to chew on wires, eat through cardboard and leave waste all over everything.

Noises in the attic? Rats will often hide in cluttered spaces.

Rodents wreak havoc in any environment they find suitable to occupy. Rats tend to chew on wires, eat through cardboard and leave waste all over everything. Some of these pests could potentially carry hazardous diseases that can be transmitted to humans.

Common attic rodents include rats and squirrels and even bats in some cases. The first sign of noise coming from your attic, call the pest control professionals before they breed and multiply.

Place humane rat traps in the attic, along the walls and in obvious places where rodents travel or leave droppings. Do this by following the Mousetrap technique we have mentioned before.

Clean out your attic. Or at least have it cleaned by professionals. These curious rodents (mice and rats ) like to nest in filthy, messy spaces. Remove any cardboard boxes, newspapers, and garbage. Rodents steer clear of open spaces.

Squirrels

Drop mothballs throughout your attic. Squirrels find the powerful overwhelming smell of mothballs horrid and may leave. Immediately seal off any holes or cracks to prevent new invasions.

If the mothballs fail , set several cage traps throughout your attic. Use cereals, nuts, grains, and popcorn as squirrel bait. These work best.

Look for signs of loose siding, open vents or holes. So seal off even small spaces. Trim back trees hanging near your attic.

Periodically check your traps each day

Removing Bats, rats, squirrels or whatever critters that have found shelter in your attic should be done by professionals. Call and consult a pest control manager to identify and remove any rodents in your home and attic.

Rodents can carry over 35 diseases:

  • Hantavirus
  • Bubonic plague
  • Salmonellosis
  • Rat bite fever
  • Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
  • Lassa Fever
  • Arenavirus
  • Tularemia
  • Leptospirosis
  • Tapeworms

Always wear gloves when handling stray rodents and be cautious to avoid contracting any potential diseases.