Finding mouse droppings in your home is a sure sign that you have an unwanted guest in your house. While that initial sighting of droppings will likely cause a homeowner to get serious about mice extermination, most people do not realize the real dangers associated with mouse droppings. Mice are more than just a furry visitor that scurry throughout your home; they also spread disease that could potentially harm your family.
Mouse droppings have the potential to cause illness throughout your home or business. If left untreated, one mouse quickly turns into a full blown infestation. More mice mean more droppings and potential for disease. Here are just a few dangers related to mouse droppings.
The number one danger associated with mouse droppings is hantavirus. This virus lives in mouse droppings and can become airborne. People who disturb mouse droppings, whether intentionally or not, run the risk of inhaling hantavirus and becoming ill. People exposed to the virus can exhibit symptoms like headaches, chills, and muscle aches. Extreme cases can cause kidney failure or other serious complications.
There are more than 30 illnesses that can be caused by mouse droppings. Some germs, like hantavirus, are spread when droppings are disturbed. Other illnesses can come after droppings are ingested. Of course, no one would voluntarily eat mice poop, but these tiny pellets can easily drop into food when mice are in cabinets or other food areas. Family pets can also become ill if they ingest mouse droppings.
Don’t Risk It
Mouse droppings mean you need to call in an exterminator quickly. The team at Mice Mob Exterminators can not only get rid of your mouse problem, but can give you guidance on how to clean your home safely. Remember, if you clean up mouse droppings, it does not mean you are solving your mouse problem. You must exterminate the problem, clean your home, and then take precautions to keep your home safe from further infestation. Our team can champion this process for you.
Give us a call today to make an appointment. The sooner you act, the safer your home will be.