Dangers Of Rodents In Home | Lookout Pest Control

The Dangers Of Rodents In Your Home

There is nothing more disconcerting than the notion of sharing your home with a family of rodents. Mice and rats are constantly seeking safe shelter from mother nature and can enter your home’s vulnerable access points to make their dwelling. Along with these new tenants comes costly destruction to your property and potential health risks to you and your family. Taking the necessary precautions to avoid an infestation and recognizing the signs of their threat to your health and home can help keep your property rodent-free.

Signs of rodents in your home

Mice and rats are super furry and can appear cute and loveable. But they pose great concerns to your home’s structure. Rodents chew incessantly and can tear through wood, insulation, wiring, and more without you even knowing they are there. Inspect your attic, basement, crawl spaces, and roofline if you suspect rodents have inhabited your home.

Rodents Damage Wires | Lookout Pest ControlWhat to look for:

  • Frayed wires
  • Chewed or destroyed wood and siding
  • Droppings
  • Disheveled insulation
  • Damaged gutters and gutter guards
  • Foul odor from urine

Health concerns with rodents:

Rodents also bring along many diseases and health risks when they infest your home or property. These diseases can cause great harm to your pets and your family and should be taken very seriously.

The CDC states, “Worldwide, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases. These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, or through rodent bites. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly, through ticks, mites or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent.”

Some common diseases associated with rodents:Rat Droppings | Lookout Pest Control

  • Hantavirus
  • Plague
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus
  • Salmonella
  • Rat-bite fever
  • Tularemia

The bottom line? Rodents in your home are never a good thing and once found, need to be removed immediately. The exclusion of rodents from your home will not only take care of any current infestation but will prevent further issues with rodents entering your property.

Lookout Pest Control, formerly Any Pest Inc., has the trained technicians and skillsets for any rodent issues that occur in your home. Hiring a professional wildlife control company to handle your rodent problems will alleviate your concerns and help with peace of mind of maintaining a safe and healthy home.


We offer a humane and responsible answer to your rodent and animal problems. Lookout Pest Control has specialized in the capture and removal of unwanted animals since 1989! An animal infestation is just as unappealing and stressful as an insect infestation, but there’s an increased risk of property damage, potential injury, and diseases.

Most animals that you see around the exterior of your home may appear cute and innocent; however, those cute, innocent animals can quickly become a nuisance once they invade your property. In addition to the vast amount of damage they can cause, animals can carry MORE diseases than many insects.

Our team is comprised of experts fully licensed and permitted (State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources) in live trapping, humane animal removal, and relocation. Call us today or contact us online.