Infected rats and mice carrying the hantavirus include species such as the cotton rat, the deer mouse, the rice rat, and the white-footed mouse. When humans come into contact with infected rodents and their saliva, urine, or droppings (including through airborne transmission) they can contract the virus and become infected with the hantavirus. If a person is infected with the hantavirus, it can lead to a more serious disease such as the Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) or Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). If you suspect there are rats or mice scurrying around in your home, don’t wait to call a professional exterminator to get rid of them. Rats are carriers of dangerous pathogens which can cause deadly diseases, one of them being the hantavirus. Don’t risk your family’s health. Call Progreen Termite and Pest Control today!