Santa Fe Rodents
There are several types of woodrats, also called pack rats, in Santa Fe, NM. While these pests prefer wooded, dark places, they may also find wall voids, attics, and basements inviting.
Pack rats are easy to identify by their large, filthy nests made from plants and waste.
Pack Rat Dangers
Most reported U.S. cases of plague occur in the New Mexico area thanks to rodents like pack rats in Santa Fe. These pests can host the infected fleas that spread this serious illness.
In addition, a pack rat will contaminate food with its feces and urine. Direct contact with waste can cause a variety of diseases such as leptospirosis and salmonellosis.