Texas plays host to a wide variety of different invasive rodent species that love to occupy every space in your home, and here in Fort Worth the most common types of critters we see invading homes include mice, squirrels, and rats. Once inside, these critters can do expensive damage to important structures within your home and pose a serious health risk to you and your family.
Though the damages that a rodent can do to your home are significant, the health risks associated with their presence cannot be understated. Even without direct contact with the rodents, your loved ones are being exposed to potentially fatal disease, some of the most common including:
- Hantavirus – Characterized by fever, aches, vomiting, and coughing, Hantavirus often results in fluid-filled lungs and hospitalization. While Hantavirus is curable, 40% of cases end up being fatal.
- Leptospirosis – This disease is contracted into the bloodstream via open wounds, often resulting in fever, nausea, and muscle aches.
- Rat-Bite Fever – Contrary to its name, you don’t have to be bitten by a rat to contract this disease. Simply ingesting contaminated food or water can result in vomiting, muscle aches, and painful rash on the hands and feet.
What We Can Do
When rodents find their way into your home, it’s imperative to act quickly. The experts at Critter Control® of Fort Worth have the tools and knowledge necessary to help. With over three decades of experience, you can trust us to resolve your rodent issues correctly the first time. Call us today at 469.805.6267 to schedule your home consultation.