Rodent Issues


It is not a pleasant subject, but the scoop on rodent poop is that there is a need for the public to take precautions when they are exposed to rat or mouse carcasses or droppings. Homeowners and contractors us e our services to clean up rodent issues. You don’t want to sweep or vacuum the droppings. Putting that virus into the air and breathing it in is how you are infected.


Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a deadly disease transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings, or saliva. Humans can contract the disease when they breathe in aerosolized virus. HPS was first recognized in 1993 and has since been identified throughout the United States. Although rare, HPS is potentially deadly. Rodent control in and around the home remains the primary strategy for preventing hantavirus infection.