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Do mice carry rabies?
 

Don’t let pests control your life. Nothing is worse than suspecting your house is infested with rodents such as rats or mice. A single rogue mouse can cause panic amongst a household. Pests, including rats, carry harmful diseases like rabies that can put your family and pets at risk. Clegg’s Pest Control exterminates critters and prevents future pests from infesting your house.

If you suspect that there are mice or rats in your home, contact the heroes from Clegg’s Pest Control today. Our team of knowledgeable rodent control specialists will help you eliminate your rodent problem and provide you with peace of mind. Give us a call or fill out the online contact form below to claim your complimentary initial inspection.

 

What is rabies?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rabies is a fatal virus that infects the central nervous system. Only mammals can get rabies, and it is most common in wild animals, including foxes, bats, raccoons and skunks. If left untreated, rabies spreads to the brain and kills its victim. It is transmitted by broken skin or mucous, or any other direct contact with the rabies virus. Most animals and people get rabies from an infected animal bite. Contact with urine, blood, or feces cannot result in rabies transfer.

Any mammal can get rabies, including mice and other rodents, but the virus is most common in larger animals. According to the CDC, small rodents such as chipmunks, rats, hamsters, mice, squirrels and guinea pigs have not spread rabies among humans. A 1990 study revealed that rabies cases involving rodents were directly related to groundhogs. Although mice are not known for carrying rabies, they have other diseases and can contract rabies because they are mammals.

How to tell if a mouse has rabies?

How to tell if a mouse has rabies?

Once rabies is transferred through an infected victim, it can take several weeks to months before symptoms appear. This time is known as the incubation period, and the virus is not contagious. The virus’s signs and symptoms include abnormal behaviors such as fear of water, hallucinations, insomnia, and foaming at the mouth. Once these symptoms appear, the disease becomes fatal.

It is hard to tell if an animal has rabies just by looking at it. One of the most significant signs is if the animal is acting strange. After contracting rabies, some animals become mad, aggressive or hostile. Hollywood portrays rabid animals as foaming at the mouth. This phenomenon happens because the virus causes its host to produce more saliva resulting in drooling or the appearance of foaming; however, not all cases result in an animal foaming. Sometimes rabid animals act shy or approachable and timid instead of aggressive.

How to treat rabies?

The quicker rabies is diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome. If a person is bitten by an animal known to have rabies, they will receive a series of shots to prevent the virus from taking over the body. Patients receive a fast-acting shot near the site of the bite immediately after an attack. The next 14 days consist of four vaccines that help the body identify the virus and fight it. If you are bitten by a mouse or another animal that you think has rabies, the animal can be observed or tested, indicating whether the animal is infected or not. An animal observed for ten days that remains healthy does not have rabies. A direct fluorescent antibody test can also indicate whether an animal is infected or not. If rabies goes untreated, it becomes fatal. Once the symptoms and signs of the infection are present, survival with treatment is rare.

Choose Clegg’s rodent control service

Keep your family safe from rabid critters with Clegg’s Pest Control. Common household pests, including mice and rats, potentially carry rabies, among other diseases. At Clegg’s Pest Control, we put our clients’ safety first by preventing these critters from invading your home. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary initial inspection and ensure that your home is rodent free. If you have any questions about mouse and rat control give us a call or fill out the online contact form below. One of our friendly team members will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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276-B Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
1520 Industrial Center Cir.
Charlotte, NC 28213
205 Wall St.
Clinton, NC 28328
2401 Reichard St.
Durham, NC 27705
500 S. Eastern Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
864 Rivit St.
Greenville, NC 27834
740 Indeneer Dr.
Kernersville, NC 27284
2700 Bridges St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
218 Kale Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562
3751 Bastion Ln.
Raleigh, NC 27604
1520 S. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
4075 Old Bridge Rd. SE
Southport, NC 28461
3417 Enterprise Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405

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