Having mice in your house doesn’t just put your food at risk. Mice carry diseases that they can spread to people and pets. Our residential and commercial pest control experts offer the following tips on protecting your family from mice.
Learn More About Mice Carrying Diseases
First mice carry disease and spread them directly or indirectly through bites, scratches, and exposure to their urine and feces. Second, they can also spread ticks, fleas, body lice, mosquitoes, and mites. Some of the diseases they carry include salmonellosis, leptospirosis, and hantavirus. Some of these diseases can lead to severe symptoms in people and pets.
Avoid Handling Mice
Don’t pick up any mice you find in your home as mice carry disease. Therefor doing so puts you at risk of being bitten or scratched. If you find dead mice, wear gloves, put them in a container, and bury them to avoid spreading disease and pathogens.
Clean Messes Carefully
If you find mouse urine or feces in your home, clean it up carefully. Wear protective gloves to avoid coming into direct contact with it. Also never vacuum up these messes, since it can spread urine and feces throughout your home and increase the risk of illness.
Hire Professional Commercial Pest Control
Pest control technicians have the training and equipment needed to handle mice and their messes safely. Schedule pest control service to get rid of mice in your home and keep them from coming back.
If you need residential or commercial pest control for mice, contact Allison Pest Control. Our technicians can eliminate these rodents from your home or business.