Hantavirus is just one of the many viruses that may be carried and transmitted by rodents. Any man, woman, or child who is around mice or rats that carry hantavirus can develop a rare but deadly disease called hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). People typically contract HPS by breathing in rodent urine and dropping that contain hantavirus. Watch this video from CNN to learn more about the risk of hantavirus from mice.
Mice pose a significant health risk to you and your family, so don’t hesitate to contact a mice removal company in Chicago if you suspect rodents have moved into your home. Your pest control provider will give you mouse proofing and prevention tips to keep mice at bay after they have been removed.