Are you allergic to rodents?

Today we’ll teach you all you need to know about this kind of allergy.

Which rodents can cause allergic reactions? How can you be allergic to them?

Mice and rats. The urina, saliva, feces, skin and dander of these animals contain proteins that can be allergens for some people. Rodents can spread diseases and viruses too, including hantavirus, rat-bite fever and salmonellosis.

Mice and rat infestations appear to be more common in lower-income homes, but certainly is not limited to them. Signs of rodents living in your house include:

  • Cracks in walls or doors;
  • Holes in food packaging;
  • Droppings;
  • Foul odor;
  • Nests.

How can I prevent rodent allergy?

To avoid rodents as much as possible, follow the following tips we’ve prepared for you:

  • Keep all the surfaces dry and clean;
  • Put all your food in tightly sealed containers;
  • Eat in one area of the house to make clean up easier;
  • Ensure trash is stored in a sealed container;
  • Fix all holes and gaps in walls, doors and other surfaces and seal all pumbing and water leaks;
  • Add rodent barriers and seal passages through interior walls, floors and kick spaces;
  • Use traps like spring-loaded mousetraps;
  • Consider an integrated pest management (IPM) solution.
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