You work hard to maintain your family’s home. You want it to be welcoming and cozy, a place for the entire family to feel safe and loved. When you have children, you quickly realize that your home routines change (along with everything else!). However, in order to keep your children safe, you need to understand the potential dangers associated with mice infestation.

Here’s what you need to know about how mice and children never go together.

Curious Toddlers
When your infant becomes mobile, things suddenly feel a bit more dangerous. Now that your toddler can roam more freely, you have to assure your home is safe to explore. If your home has a problem with mice, that safety is compromised. Toddlers may find mouse droppings in the corner of a playroom and either touch or eat them. This curiosity can lead to serious disease, including hantavirus or other potentially life threatening illness.

Teens Who Don’t Clean
Dangers with mice don’t stop with toddlerhood. In fact, your teenager’s own cleaning habits can lead to a welcoming environment for mice seeking shelter and food. Make it a house rule that your kids are not allowed to eat in their rooms or store food there. If your teenager is keeping snacks under the bed, along with dirty clothes and other debris, that area suddenly becomes a mouse heaven. It’s dark, protected, and has a supply of food, which makes it irresistible for a family of mice.

Keeping Your Children Safe
Kids of any age can inadvertently come in contact with harmful mouse droppings, or can even contribute to a mouse problem by offering a welcoming environment. In order to keep your home safe, consider a regular schedule of extermination services through an experienced provider.

The team at Mice Mob Exterminators has decades of experience working with homes and businesses throughout the Chicagoland area. We can effectively exterminate your current mouse problem, but more importantly, can develop a plan that focuses on prevention. Your best case scenario is never having a mouse problem in the first place, especially when children are in the home. Give us a call today to find out how you can focus on prevention in your home.

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