The CDC is warning that “Some Jurisdictions have reported an increase in rodent activity as rodents search for new sources for food… You may see an increase of rodents with unusual or aggressive behavior.”
So be on the lookout for rodents that are acting strangely and if you spot them, avoid contact and call out professionals.
Worldwide, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases. These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, or through rodent bites.
Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly, through ticks, mites or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent.