Blog: Rodent droppings and HPS

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Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a severe, respiratory disease that can be lethal and is spread through infected rodent droppings, urine or drool. A person can contract the virus by breathing in air particles, such as stirring up dust in areas where rodents have been causing the virus to get into the air. It’s best to wet down droppings with a disinfectant to prevent the particles from becoming air-born. Symptoms of the virus typically develop within six weeks after exposure and may include fever, muscle aches, chills, headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and respiratory distress. There is no treatment for HPS but recovery may be probable with quick medical care.

Go Green Pest Control owner Randy Bilesky is a long-time South Delta resident. Trained and certified, Bilesky has first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owners encounter.

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