Rodents spread over 35 diseases worldwide. Humans become infected via bites, consuming food or water contaminated by feces, or breathing in germs also contaminated by fecal matter and urine. Diseases directly transmitted through rodents include salmonellosis and rarer illnesses such as plague and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), a deadly lung disease.
Snap traps are best to exterminate rodents; they can be baited with a little peanut butter or cotton balls. Glue traps cause unnecessary harm and suffering to the animal.