Rodent Control Education
Absolute Pest Management offers a variety of services that will remove the initial problem of rodents, and we provide continued service to prevent their return. Even if you don’t sign up for scheduled services, we will provide all of our customers with advice on how to maintain a rodent-free environment. To avoid illnesses that are carried physically or indirectly from rodents, it is important to protect the perimeter of your home or business. A few easy ways to start are closing even the tiniest entryways into your home, keeping your front and back yard free of food sources (this includes plants and trees that provide food that rodents commonly eat), and trapping or removing any existing rodents that already have made your property their home.

Direct Contact With Rodents Could Result In:

  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
  • Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
  • Lassa Fever
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM)
  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Plague
  • Rat-Bite Fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • Tularemia

Indirect Contact With Rodents Could Result In:

  • Babesiosis
  • Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
  • Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Murine Typhus
  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Powassan Encephalitis
  • Scrub Typhus
  • Rickettsialpox
  • Relapsing Fever
  • Sylvatic Typhus
  • Western Equine Encephalitis

There are over 35 diseases that can be spread from rodents to humans in various locations throughout the world. Handling rodents and being exposed to their saliva, urine, feces, or blood are ways that they can directly spread diseases to people. Other diseases can be spread indirectly by bugs that feed on infected rodents, such as ticks, fleas, or mosquitos.