Why Are House Mice Dangerous?

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Rodents and pests like the house mice start making their way indoors as soon as the fall begins to end. Everyone knows firsthand that mice and other rodents are a nuisance once they get inside the house. They start to chew on furniture, wires, cables, walls, plastic containers, and food, but the one common question that we are asked all the time is; are house mice dangerous?

Yes! House mice are dangerous. This is because they pose several health risks that depend on various factors. Therefore getting rid of house mice at the earliest is the best option. Have there been mice sightings around or inside your home? If yes, you should call Accurate Pest Control immediately. We will inspect your home and offer you efficient rodent control solutions in San Antonio to keep house mice away. Now let’s find out why Mice are considered to be dangerous. Read on!

According to the Center Of Disease Control, severe illnesses and health risks are traced and attributed directly to mice.

1. Hantavirus

The Hantavirus is a life-threatening disease transmitted by rodents like mice to humans. The infection spreads by exposure or inhalation of infected urine, droppings, and saliva of rodents. The chances of contracting the virus increases when humans and rodents share the same living space. Symptoms of this disease include fatigue, fever, and muscle aches. Many individuals can also experience dizziness, headaches, chills, and problems in the abdomen.

2. Bubonic Plague

Commonly known as ‘Black Death,’ this plague is highly contagious and can often lead to a deadly disease. The epidemic has notoriously killed around one-third of the European population during the middle ages. The Bubonic plague spreads when a flea bites an infected rodent, and then the flea bites a human. The Black Death plague can cause fever, headache, and painfully swollen lymph nodes. A girl from Colorado was infected with this plague in 2012 after falling ill while on a camping trip. Mice and other rodents are most often the carriers of parasites, ticks, and fleas. 

Below are a few diseases that have been linked to mice and the parasites they carry:

3. Colorado Tick Fever:

This life-threatening disease is transmitted by the ticks, which thrive under the fur of rodents like mice.

4. Lyme Disease:

This disease, too, is transmitted by ticks that reside and infest the mice; this disease can cause long term health issues to humans.

If, in case, you start to see mice droppings or mice around your home, act quickly. Call a professional rodent control company in San Antonio. At Accurate Pest Control, our trained and experienced rat extermination team will visit your home, assess the situation, and advise the best solution. Rat extermination costs less than risking the exposure of your family to the deadly diseases these pests carry.

To learn more about house mice and their illnesses, Call us today!

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