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Common Diseases spread by mice

Mice travel from place to place, and they come into your home mostly to enjoy some food or when they need a reliable shelter. The other problem is they reproduce much quicker than some of the other pests and can spread harmful diseases in no time. Similarly, they leave behind traces of their urine and feces containing various harmful microbes and viruses, which can be lethal for you.

Read on to know more about the diseases spread by mice so that you can control the infestation and identify their presence.



Common diseases that mice can spread quickly

Some kind-hearted people like to keep them as pets. However, many don’t like to keep them as pets because of the germs and bacteria they carry. Some of the common diseases spread by them include:

Hantavirus and lymphocytic choriomeningitis: Inhaling the dust and air that includes mouse urine and droppings is harmful to humans. And it may result in various respiratory and neurological issues.

When mice explore your home during the night, they often leave urine and droppings everywhere they go. This is why experts and doctors recommend cleaning your home thoroughly, especially where you suspect the mice presence.

Leptospirosis: This transferrable disease is caused by microbes and bacteria that mice carry with them. It mostly occurs when your drinking water contains urines drops of affected mice or other animals. Your pets are also at risk for this disease. So, if you are dealing with a mice problem, never leave the pet water bowl on the ground and wash it daily.

Salmonellosis: Salmonellosis is a harmful disease that can affect adults, kids, and pets, especially young kids and toddlers. Mouse feces mainly cause this dangerous disease.

Plague, pox, and high fever or typhoid: Many mice and mites spread these hazardous infections. While these are curable but prevention is necessary as they are severe diseases. Mostly these are caused when you touch dead or alive mice and due to their droppings.

Preventing diseases and mice infestations

· The ideal way to avoid this problem is to clean your place properly with bleach.

· Ensure that all eating is done on the table, not on the ground.

· Store your food items correctly and in the sealed containers.

· Don’t keep the pet’s water and food bowl on the ground overnight. Ensure that all pet food is kept securely in the sealed containers.

The takeaway

Mice can quickly spread dangerous diseases, so you should also act quickly. Their reproduction rate is much higher, so controlling severe infestation can be challenging. Don’t waste time and try to control them as soon as possible.

If followed correctly, the process might take a couple of weeks to get rid of mice from your place. During the period, ensure you thoroughly clean all surfaces that mice might climb on during the night to minimize health risks.

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