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Mice may be small, but they aren’t harmless. In this article, our mouse exterminators explain the main dangers associated with mice.

Do mice carry diseases?

Indeed they do! Mice can transmit a whole host of diseases to humans because they carry multiple bacteria, viruses and parasites.

Which diseases, you ask? The list is long. Here are the main diseases that mice can transmit to humans:

  • Hantavirus
  • Salmonellosis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Haverhill fever
  • Meningitis
  • Tularemia
  • Infectious jaundice

These diseases are transmitted mainly through the urine and droppings of mice, but also through the respiratory tract in closed places when the ambient air is contaminated.

In addition to these sometimes life-threatening diseases, mice can carry fleas, lice, bedbugs and mites. These parasites can cause allergies and asthma.

This is why it is so important to clean and decontaminate your home after a mouse infestation.

Do mice bite?

Yes, mice bite. The biggest danger associated with mouse bites is the transmission of pathogens to humans and pets. If you are bitten by a mouse, clean and disinfect the wound and contact a medical clinic immediately.

Do mice cause damage to homes?

Of course! Mice are even the champions of damage. There are so many things to know about mice. For instance, mouse teeth grow all the time, which makes them gnaw, nibble and chew everything in their path.

Nothing escapes their attention: wood, plaster, plastic, furniture, insulation material, cables, etc. With the exception of metal and glass, mice gnaw on everything.

But mice don’t stop there. They will also eat your food, tainting and contaminating it at the same time. Any food that has been in contact with mice should be discarded. Mice have a wide variety of eating habits and everything will go to waste.

Moreover, because of its oily and greasy hair, the mouse can also stain walls with frequent visits. Another inconvenience caused by mice…

Do mice cause psychological distress?

Mice are responsible for a wide range of psychological distress. Most people are afraid of mice. Some even have a phobia of mice. Seeing a mouse frightens them enough to have a panic attack.

Mouse infestations can also severely affect morale and self-esteem. Someone with a mouse infestation may feel ashamed of themselves, their home and suffer from depression. Mouse infestations can also lead to sleepless nights which, in turn, can cause significant mental and physical exhaustion.

So, are mice dangerous?

Well, yes. Mice are dangerous, no matter how small they are. If you have a family of rodents roaming around your home, you need to exterminate them.

If you are currently experiencing a mouse infestation, we think you may be interested in our article on how to get rid of mice in your home. Or you can always contact us for help.

Our fast and efficient mouse extermination service will solve your problem once and for all!