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Health Issues Related to Rodents and Pests in New Mexico

Rodents and pests in New Mexico pose serious health risks when they enter human living spaces. It is important to have such problems promptly dealt with to avoid the negative consequences associated with rodents and pests. Some of the diseases associated with rodents and pests include:

Hantavirus is a deadly disease carried by rodents like mice and rats. The disease is passed through human contact with infected rodents, their urine and/or droppings. It is important to have professionals remove evidence of rodent infestation since breathing in air particles of infected rodent excretions can expose you to the deadly virus.

West Nile and Encephalitis
Mosquitoes are more than mere annoyances; they have the potential to pass deadly diseases to humans like encephalitis and West Nile virus. In the United States, the threat of encephalitis and West Nile virus are greater than the threat of malaria. West Nile disease is a serious viral infection that produces intense flu-like symptoms that last for weeks. The West Nile virus has the potential to develop into encephalitis, a disease in which the brain swells.

Histoplasmosis is a potentially deadly disease that primarily affects the lungs. It is spread to humans by a fungus that grows in materials (i.e., dirt and soil) contaminated by bird droppings. Professional removal of potentially infected materials is required to avoid infecting yourself with histoplasmosis.

Plague is a disease that is still alive and well in New Mexico. It is a disease that is carried by rodents and spread to humans by bites from infected fleas or contact with infected animals. Modern antibiotics are effective at curing plague if the disease is treated right away.

Tainted meat isn’t the only thing you need to worry about contracting salmonella from. Cockroaches are another way this deadly bacteria is transmitted to humans. Since cockroaches traverse the darker, dirtier places of our world, they easily pick up pathogens and spread them everywhere they go. If you have cockroaches in your home or office, it is imperative to deal with the problem right away.

Allergic Reactions and Asthma
Pest and rodent infestations not only cause deadly diseases in humans, but can make life absolutely miserable by prompting allergic reactions and asthma attacks. Many people find relief from such conditions when their home is free from pests and rodents.

If you are having problems with rodents or pests in New Mexico, it is important to contact experienced professionals as soon as possible. Trying to deal with the problem on your own can put you at even greater risk of contracting harmful—and sometimes deadly—diseases. At Ever Green Ecological Solutions, we can tell you more about organic pest control in Albuquerque and how our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach seeks to prevent and eliminate pest problems by exhausting non-chemical environmental changes before we even consider the use of chemicals. When chemicals are necessary, we carefully select products for pest control in Albuquerque that are organic and naturally based, but we also utilize a variety of target specific products that are biologically engineered to be more effective, less toxic and bio-degradable.

We are members of the National Pest Management Association and the New Mexico Pest Management Association and are committed to providing the greenest and most effective solutions to pest and rodent problems.