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How a Mice Infestation Can Affect Your Health

Mice can certainly affect your health and carry over 35 diseases. A lot of people assume mice to be innocent and to be annoying but the fact stands that mice can cause life-threatening illnesses. Mice can spread these diseases through saliva, feces, and urine through direct and indirect exposure. Mice can very easily contaminate food sources by simply eating from it as you will read later on.

Mice are more than a nuisance, but can actually affect your health. This is a serious concern because of what the general public thinks about mice, but people should heed them as much as other wild animals. If you notice droppings, hear gnawing, or see streaks on the wall, contact mouse control experts to exterminate them.

If you have mice, contact the professionals from Mouse Control Peterborough for guaranteed mouse removal.


As mentioned before, the hantavirus can be a fatal virus that can expose people to life-threatening disease such as the Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. People who are exposed to their contaminated feces, urine, or saliva can experience symptoms such as fever, coughing, headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty breathing and more! If you or someone you know experiences these symptoms, contact a medical professional right away


Is a food-borne condition that is caused by mice eating from your food. Symptoms can range from diarrhea, fever, abdominal pains, and overall discomfort. It is very important that you store your food or products in a sealed container in a refrigerated space. Mice will take advantage of the space and will take trips to the kitchen throughout the night.

Rat-Bite Fever (RBF)

Rat-Bite Fever is a zoonotic illness caused by a bacteria in North America that is mainly known by (streptobacilli RB. This disease is often caused by eating contaminated food that is also eaten by rodents. The symptoms are manifested through a very high rising temperature characterized by a fever. Symptoms are also headaches, vomiting, rash, and muscle pains. Symptoms may appear 3-10 days after exposure.

If you notice droppings around your home, see the shredded paper, or smell an odd smell, you might have a mouse infestation. Professional exterminators are equipped with the right tools and rodenticides to make sure they can take care of the rodents in a swift manner.

Professionals will first conduct a detailed interior and exterior inspection to determine areas of high rodent activity and to understand mouse movement between the interior and exterior. They will also make no of vulnerable points throughout the property. Once these areas have been determined, the technicians will strategically place tamper-proof bait stations laced with rodenticides. After rodent activity has ceased, technicians will then move on to proofing to make sure these mice stay out for good.  If you need professional services done, call us!