Diseases from Mice and Tips for Preventing Health Risks

Mouse in someones homeMice aren’t just unsettling to have in the house, they are actually dangerous because of the various diseases they carry. Many of these diseases can be transferred to humans if mice are infesting the home, causing family members to get sick and require professional medical attention.

Here is some information about diseases from mice and the best practices for mouse droppings disease prevention in the home.

Commonly Spread Diseases from Mice

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are many different diseases that are directly transmitted from contact with rodents. These include hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, Lassa fever, leptospirosis, lymphocytic chorio-meningitis, Omsk hemorrhagic fever, and plague. Other diseases spread by rats to humans and by mice to humans are salmonellosis, tularemia, and rat bite fever.

You don’t have to have a medical degree to guess that these are all diseases that you wouldn’t want to catch. Although each disease has its own symptoms and degree of severity, mice bites are a common cause. Headaches, fevers, and trouble breathing are common symptoms of mouse bite diseases. Meanwhile, mouse droppings disease often causes gastrointestinal symptoms like stomach ache, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Worse yet, you can get some types of mouse droppings diseases by simply breathing in air and dust that has been contaminated with mouse urine or feces. Mice can transmit other diseases to humans indirectly through ticks, mosquitos, fleas, mites, and other parasites that have fed on mice. Lyme disease is a good example of this, especially with deer mice, because the common mode of disease transmission.

How to Prevent a Mice Infestation

Adopting a cat is one of the best ways to deter mice from entering your home, and you get a companion at the same time! Mouse repellants can be placed in the corners of basements and closets as well, basically anywhere where mice are likely to come in from the outdoors.

Other prevention strategies include luring mice outside the home with bait stations, setting traps near the exterior of your home, and keeping your home clean and tidy to prevent clutter and the build-up of food crumbs. It also helps to make food inaccessible to mice by placing leftovers and dry goods in tightly sealed containers and taking the garbage out frequently.

Rodent Control in New Jersey

If your home already has a mouse problem, then it time to call the rodent control experts at Precise Pest Control. We have been helping our friends and neighbors in Bergen and Passaic Counties fight back against mice for over 25 years, and we’re not planning to stop anytime soon.

It’s important to get to the bottom of a mouse infestation as quickly as possible because these sneaky rodents are known to have between 30 and 80 offspring each year. DIY trapping strategies are a great start, but disease-infested rodents are a great reason to enlist professional help.

We would be glad to come to your home or business to conduct a free and complete mouse evaluation of all potential access points. We’ll also work with you to develop a mouse prevention strategy for the future in order to keep your family safe, healthy, and disease-free.