Health Risks

Mice Aren’t Cute—They’re Contagious

Mice are often portrayed in the media as cute, cuddly animals. They scamper around, eat cheese, and tease cats. Tom and Jerry, Ratatouille, and a whole host of children’s books show rodents as sweet, funny creatures. Some people have even taken to keeping mice as pets! But Mice Mob is here to tell you that they are not cute—they’re contagious!

Why and how are mice dangerous to you and your family? First, they can spread deadly diseases, and they don’t have to touch or bite you to do so. If infected rodents touch any surface in your home, and then you touch the same surface, those diseases could enter your body through your eyes, nose, or mouth. This could also happen if infected rodents crawl across your food and then you eat it.

Of course, if the mice in your home begin getting more comfortable and come out into the open, you run the danger of getting bitten or scratched, which of course poses an even greater risk.

Some of the diseases that mice and other rodents could carry include:

  • Hantavirus (pulmonary syndrome and hemorrhagic fever)
  • Lassa fever
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lujo hemorrhagic fever
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis
  • Monkeypox
  • Omsk hemorrhagic fever
  • Rat-bite fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • Sylvatic typhus

Furthermore, mice, rats, and other related rodents are often infested with ticks, mites, mosquitos, or fleas. These insects feed on rodents and can then spread other deadly diseases. These include:

  • Anaplasmosis
  • Angiostrongyliasis
  • Babesiosis
  • Borreliosis
  • Colorado tick fever
  • Cutaneous leishmaniasis
  • Eastern equine encephalitis
  • Fela-borne typhus
  • Hymenolepis diminuta
  • La Crosse virus
  • Moniloformis moniloformis
  • Plague
  • Powassan virus
  • Rickettsia pox
  • Scrub typhus
  • Tick-borne relapsing fever
  • Tularemia
  • West Nile virus

This list is extensive, and if it makes you a bit nervous, it should! You never know whether that one mouse scurrying behind your stove is carrying a contagious disease or not. To be on the safe side, once you see any signs of mice or rodent activity in your Chicago home, call Mice Mob Exterminators right away.

Mice Mob will be out ASAP. Not only do we guarantee 100% mice removal from your home, but we’ll get you set up so that your home is protected from further infestation.

You and your family deserve to live in a home that’s clean, protected, and free of the danger of diseases carried by rodents.

Contact us today to get your home mice-free and safe.

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