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Various Diseases Carried by Rodents and Mosquitoes and their Prevention

Various Diseases Carried by Rodents and Mosquitoes and their Prevention

By TechSquadTeam .     March 06, 2020

Pests can be intimidating and are the major causes of various diseases that spread to human beings. Various pests spread different kinds of diseases but for now, let’s have a look into the most common pests that infest our home and office. Yes, we are talking about rodents and mosquitoes. These are the most familiar pests in any household. You can even see them outside in large numbers in public places like bus stops or railway stations. People take their infiltration as a regular or very ordinary thing. However, that is so not true. ‘

Professional pest control services in Malleswaram, Bangalore like TechSquadTeam affirm these pests as quite dangerous to your health and your property. Let’s find out more about the rodents and mosquitoes and check out what the various diseases that they spread are and how to prevent them from happening.


The word ‘rodent’ comes from the Latin word ‘Rodere’ which means ‘to gnaw’. This category includes both rats and mice and both can cause extensive damage to our property, assets and also are the main sources of diseases like bubonic plague, hantavirus, babesiosis, Lyme disease, Omsk hemorrhagic fever, relapsing fever, and many more. It’s very important to call rodent pest control services in Malleswaram, Bangalore or anywhere near to you whenever you sight a rodent at your home. Just to give a better understanding of the danger that they pose, let’s look into each of the critical diseases and how to prevent them from happening to you.

  1. Bubonic Plague – This disease is caused by bacteria called ‘Yersinia pestis’. It is transferred by ticks that remain attached to small animals like rats and mice.
  2. Hantavirus – This disease is caused by a virus called ‘Hantaviridae’. The virus can affect humans if they do any one of the following: either breathing dust that is contaminated with rat urine or droppings or direct contact with rat urine or feces.
  3. Lyme disease – This disease is also known as ‘Lyme borreliosis’. This disease is also spread by ticks that come in contact with you through rats.
  4. Rat-bite fever – As the name clarifies, any scratch, bite or contact with rats might transfer fever causing bacterias.
  5. Salmonellosis – This disease is caused by the bacteria ‘Salmonella’ and mainly triggered by ingesting food or water that is contaminated by rat feces that consist of these bacteria.

Prevention of Rodents into your property –

Now that it is established that the root cause of all these infections and diseases are rodents, you need to prevent them from infiltrating inside the property and you can start by cleaning out your home. Cleaning the property helps in unveiling hidden spots where it is possible for the rodents to breed. Then you can go for sealing the holes, cracks, and gaps in your walls and doors. The most economical and eco-friendly way to get rid of rats is trapping them. You can use bait traps or gel traps to catch them. All these ideas need time and effort from your side. If you want a hassle-free work done, then call expert rodent pest control in Bangalore and they will take care of the infestation and you can just sit and relax.


Another important pest issue that most people in tropical countries like India face is mosquitoes. Mosquitoes as a species are as old as 79 million years and have been on this earth since the Cretaceous era. The mosquitoes mainly feed on the blood of a variety of hosts including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods. As they feed on blood they are responsible for transfusion of blood between various hosts and also the transfer of various deadly disease-causing viruses, bacteria and pathogens. It can be advised to hire professional mosquito pest control services in Malleswaram, Bangalore as soon as you see mosquitoes becoming trouble for your property.  Here are a few of the most circulated diseases transferred through mosquitoes that will provide you an insight as to why you should take preventive measures.

  1. Dengue Fever – This is the most spread diseases and till today we can see Dengue epidemic sweeping many parts of our country. Even recently Bangalore was the host to this disease. The symptoms of this disease consist of high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and skin rashes. This disease is spread by an RNA virus of ‘Flaviviridae’ family.
  2. Chikungunya Fever – This is an infection caused by the chikungunya virus that results in severe fever and joint pains. Mostly the young, old and people already sick with other diseases are most vulnerable.
  3. Japanese Encephalitis – This is an infection of the brain that is caused by the JE virus. These diseases result in headaches, vomiting, fever, confusion and even seizures. It might take from 5 to 15 days to know about the onset of the disease after infection. More than half of the people that recover from Japanese Encephalitis show signs of permanent problems.
  4. Filariasis – This disease is caused by parasitic infection from roundworms that are transferred to the blood by mosquitoes. This parasite once introduced into the body causes elephantiasis – edema resulting in thickening of the skin and underlying tissues.
  5. Mosquitoes – The most common fever that is transmitted almost every year is malaria. It is caused by a single-celled organism and ‘Plasmodium Falciparum’ is the most dangerous as it might cause death to the patient. The typical symptoms are fever, headache, tiredness, and vomiting.

Prevention of Mosquitoes into your property –  

The best way to avoid these deadly diseases is to block the mosquitoes from multiplying, spreading and infesting your property or near your neighborhood. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so just remove any standing water like in garbage cans, rubbish or birdbaths. Mosquito proofing your home by installing nets on your doors and windows is another way to prevent them from entering your home. The best and most hassle-free would be to call mosquito control services in Bangalore on 080-4653-5800 or visit the website and get a mosquito-free zone at your place without any effort or time investment from your side.

Remain aware remain safe!            

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