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Common Problems Mice Cause

During the colder months, mice may choose to live in your house. A field mouse might end up spending some time as a house mouse if it can find a way into your home. Of course, you recognize mice and rats are a nuisance if they get indoors. They eat your food, chew wires, chew furniture, and walls. Mice in your house are very dangerous. It's not because they bite or because they have poisonous fangs or some hidden stinger, but because mice pose several health risks for several different factors. Mice make a huge mess. They use urine to mark their territory. They not only spread mess but mice waste also carries germs that cause health problems. For example:

  • Hantavirus
    – It is found in rodent urine and feces, the virus can be transmitted to humans if they get in touch with with either of those substances.
What's more, mouse feces and urine can dry and turn into dust, and that can carry the virus as well. It begins with other common illnesses like with a fever and chills that later combined with aches and pain and may lead to death. 

  • Salmonella
    – because rodents search for food like mice, and will eat just about anything they can get their tiny paw and sharp teeth on. That means they're going to beat kitchen counters or everywhere your pantry and cabinets, tracking dirt and bacteria across other food substances which may even be in there. Fever and severe stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea are symptoms, and it can become severe and dangerous.

Several diseases are linked to parasites mice carry, including:

  • Lyme disease
    – It is transmitted via ticks, which mice often carry with them. Ticks can quickly become an infestation, and they can transfer this severe, very health-averse disease, which can have long-term effects.

  • Plague
    – yes, the Bubonic plague was thought to be caused by mice and rats, but it expelled to be caused by the fleas they carried. Insects eat blood, just like ticks and mosquitoes, and can transmit this potentially lethal disease.

  • Colorado Tick Fever
    – another severe and life-threatening disease transmitted by ticks carried by rodents like mice.

Health risks to mice in the house
The reason a mouse influx in the home is such dangerous stems from the diseases mice carry. Mice don't generally bite (unless handled), so that isn't the danger. Mice can contaminate food and food surfaces. They are a vital contributor to spreading viruses and bacteria, which can be risky and potentially lethal to humans. They are not only dangerous for humans; they can also damage your property. They can chew the wires and make them get fire. 

Prevent mice coming into my house
You can attempt to prevent mice from happening inside by checking for cracks or holes within the exterior of your home. You can also try to avoid an infestation early by regularly checking secluded areas of the house, like basements and attics, and keeping these areas clean.

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