Rodents such as mice breed rapidly throughout the year in the Hampton Roads area. They can slip in through open doors and vents. Rodents can, and most likely will, gnaw through furniture and electrical wires and can carry infectious diseases and viruses such as hantavirus. This virus is rare but can result in serious, often fatal, respiratory disease and hemorrhagic fevers in humans. Rodent droppings can bring diseases into your home, and their urine is known to cause allergies in children. They can also carry fleas, ticks, lice, and mites into properties.

Diseases Brought by Rodents


Some people may think a little mouse looks kind of cute, but rodents are filthy pests that harbor diseases, viruses, and dangerous bacterias, such as:

  • Salmonella
  • Tapeworms
  • Rat-bite fever
  • Jaundice/Leptospirosis/Weil’s Disease
  • Favus
  • Plague
  • Murine Typhus
  • Rickettsial Pox
  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis
  • Poliomyelitis (Polio)

These diseases are transmitted via rodent droppings, urine, bites, fleas, and mites. If you see one rodent in your home, it is more than likely that there are more.

Steps You Can Take

Good sanitation is essential to a rodent-free home. Rodents can enter any opening larger than 1/4 inch, making it virtually impossible to completely rodent-proof a building. The most common rodent attraction is food. Once they find a constant food source, whether it be indoors or an outdoor bird-feeder, rodents will leave pheromone trails for their family members to follow. This could result in a large population being attracted to your home or place of business! Store your food and your pet’s food in tightly sealed, rodent-proof containers. Once the food source has been taken care of, it’s time to eliminate the rodents. The best choice for rodent elimination is by calling the professionals – Zap Pest Control of Hampton Roads.

Zap Pest Control Protects You From Rodents

Our inspection process has three steps:

  1. Identify the rodent species involved.
  2. Determine the severity and location of the problem.
  3. Identify where further sanitation and rodent proofing are needed.

Rodents are a serious hazard to you and your family’s health. We have been using ECO PCO® Technologies to eliminate rodent problems for years. Remember, even if you don’t see any more rodents doesn’t mean that they’re not there.

EcoSMART-productsContact Zap Pest Control today at (757) 495-3626 so that we can inspect your home and take the necessary steps to keep you and your family safe.