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The Deadly Dangers of Living With a Mouse in the House

Mice and rats can find their way into your home and leave droppings in your clothes that could be harmful to your health.

Mice and rats can find their way into your home and leave droppings in your clothes that could be harmful to your health.

When you live in a city, mice and rats can be hard to avoid. Oftentimes, mice can easily find their way into old row homes and apartments through vulnerable areas in the walls and flooring. If you live outside of the city, your home could still fall victim to a mice infestation due to nearby nature. Regardless of how a rat or mouse found its way into your home, being exposed to them is hazardous to your health and well-being. Shumaker’s Animal Control is here to elaborate on the deadly dangers of living with a mouse in the house. 

Health Risks of Mice Exposure

Aside from being incredibly bothersome and difficult to catch, mice can leave droppings all over your home – in your cabinets, food, clothing, bed, vents, and more. These droppings can accumulate dust and debris that puts your health at risk. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a deadly disease that humans contract through exposure to the urine and saliva of mice or the contaminated dust found on their droppings. Once exposed to HPS, it can take up to five weeks before you start experiencing symptoms. These symptoms include: 

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Shortness of breath

Mice and Asthma

Mice and rats spread allergens and bacteria that can contribute to sickness and discomfort. Mouse allergens can be found in the urine or dander of mice and can be difficult to find or notice. When mice are in your home, they can directly contribute to and trigger the following:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma Symptoms (wheezing, shortness of breath, etc)
  • Asthma Attack
  • Asthma-related illnesses

Signs There May be a Mouse in Your House

If there is a mouse in your home, it probably won’t take that long for you to notice. Not only do mice leave their droppings everywhere, but they also tend to nibble through food various items within your home – carpet, paper, food, wires, furniture, etc. Mice are small and fast so while you might not always see them, you are likely to hear them squeaking within the walls or rummaging in your cabinets. If you have a mice infestation, you should call us immediately to remove the pests and restore your home to a healthy, livable condition.

In Need of Mice Removal? We Can Help!

Call Shumaker’s Animal Control today! Shumaker’s Animal Control is a twenty-five-year veteran of the animal and pest control profession. We are the Kingsville rodent control experts and can help you return your house to a cozy pest-free home. If you have any questions about fox removal or other rodent control, contact Shumaker’s Animal Control by calling (443) 854-8072 or click here today!

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