Health Concerns Involving Mice

Although Mr. Walt Disney has made wholesome characters out of mice (and made them famous worldwide), this doesn’t change the fact that there are some major health concerns involving mice. Mice are pests in real life and nobody should be living with these in their homes. Mice, as small as they are, are responsible for the fast transmission of grave diseases. With their faeces, saliva, urine, and bites, mice can infect humans and seriously compromise their health.

Here are the health concerns involving mice:

  1. Bubonic plague – While mice are not infected with this as frequently as rats, they do get infected and they can transmit it to humans via fleas from pets.
  2. Hantavirus – Mice infected with hantavirus transmit the disease through their urine and droppings. Infection with hantavirus usually leads to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, a highly fatal illness.
  3. Leptospirosis – People can get this disease through exposure to mice’s urine. When there’s flooding in an area (which now happens frequently in certain areas in the southern parts of Australia) where there are lots of mice, leptospirosis easily becomes an epidemic.
  4. Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis – This is a rodent-borne viral infection that is usually not fatal, but it creates inflammation of the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cords, and even inflammation of the brain itself.
  5. Murine Typhus – This is transmitted from mice via flea bites and it can prove fatal for elderly folks and those with a weak immune system.
  6. Salmonella – Mice are frequent carriers and they transmit salmonella to humans through their droppings that make their way to food. It can lead to fatal gastroenteritis.
  7. Tapeworms – Mice have these and humans can get these through exposure or contact with mice droppings. These parasites can multiply in people’s guts and create discomforts such as lethargy, abdominal pain, weight loss, and diarrhoea.

Needless to say, if you have a mouse infestation in your home, you’re at great risk of developing these serious health issues. No matter how often you clean your house, it simply wouldn’t be enough in protecting your family’s health as long as you have mice around.

So, to completely ensure your family’s well-being, get rid of these disease-carrying rodents fast. You can take a DIY approach using information derived online, or take the smarter route by calling in professional pest control experts. The pros can handle the situation faster and more thoroughly. Also, they can make sure that your home is well protected against a mouse infestation in the future.

So how can you get rid of these pests once and for all in order to enjoy a clean and healthy home?

Your best bet is to call a pest control service like Jim’s Pest Control on 131 546 or book online for a free, no-obligation quote.

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