Mice have mixed reviews, from people fearing them to believing they make
cute and cuddly pets. But whether you like them or not, they often turn
up as uninvited guests in homes. You may here soft scratching against
the floor boards or see little droppings in pantries. Usually standing
at only 4 to 8 inches, mice can seem relatively harmless. However, don’t
let that mislead you. They can be extremely harmful if their presence
is not addressed.
Mice bring with them microscopic viruses. Through urine and feces, they
can spread dangerous viruses such as the Hantavirus, which can lead to
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). This respiratory condition can lead
to muscle aches, fevers, headaches, diarrhea, and can be fatal. Another
virus mice can bring is Lymphocytic choriomeningitis. Along with fevers,
aches, and vomiting, this virus can affect your neurological functions, as well.
When mice come into your home, they may not come along. Like other animals,
they carry fleas, ticks, and lice. This can cause things like Lyme disease
and tapeworms. Some form of fleas can lead to certain strains of the bubonic
plague, though rare in humans, it can affect other pets.
Like other scavengers, mice constantly look for food. They go through trash
bins, gutters, and other seedy places. They do not wash their hands or
body when they come into your home. As such, they can spread bacteria
by touching your food and containers in your pantries. While naked to
the eye, bacteria can cause serious diseases like the flu.
At Critter Control of Reno, we want to protect you and your family. Our
qualified team of animal removal professionals find humane ways to get
rid of mice problems. If you believe you have mice in your harm, contact
our Reno wildlife removal team for a free inspection today!