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The Dangers of Mice

Posted By Critter Control of Reno || 8-Dec-2015

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.

Viruses

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.

Parasites

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.

Bacteria

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!

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