As autumn approaches, many homeowners find rodents seeking shelter indoors for the winter. These inventive invaders can squeeze through an opening the size of a dime to find food and shelter. Unfortunately, rodents such as rats and mice bring some baggage. According to the CDC, they are responsible for the spread of over 35 diseases worldwide. After invading the home, rodents can contaminate food sources, transport fleas and spread diseases such as plague, murine typhus and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.