Can Mice In The House Make You Sick

Yes, mice in the house can very well make you sick and they are called a vector species of disease for no reason because they are able to carry 35 diseases and up. These diseases can be transferred by feces, urine, and salvia through direct and indirect exposure. This is not only limited to adult mice but also includes younger mice as well. Not to mention that mice roam the dirtiest places known to man that includes sewers, the streets, and landfills before coming to your property. Mice are known to also contaminate food just by eating from it.  Mice are not just nuisances, but an actual threat to everyone’s health. Read on and learn what diseases are that people can get!

If you have mice that you need to get rid of, do not hesitate to hire the experts from Mouse Control. 


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.


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

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. Mice are rarely alone, and it won’t be a surprise if you see multiples roaming around!

Professional Help

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 note 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!



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