Monday, February 29, 2016

The Dangers of Mice and Rodents

The dangers of mice include rodent-borne diseases. 10 million people have died from rodent-borne illness in the past century. Although rodents are not a daily health risk, there is a great potential for rodents to transmit diseases to you and your family if they enter your home looking for food and shelter.

Rodents, by design, make excellent vehicles for diseases. Rodents have adapted easily to living with and in close proximity to humans. They and their parasites share our homes. They nest and sleep in our furniture and we do not realize it, making us very vulnerable to the pathogens and diseases spread by rodents. If mice are in your home, they are dangerous mice.

Some diseases and parasites include Salmonella, Lyme Disease, Typhus, Hantavirus and the Plague. These diseases can lead to skin lesions, intestinal disorders, renal failure, fever, attacks on the circulatory and respiratory systems and sometimes death.

Beyond the risk of disease, rodents are also very destructive by nature. Gnawing on furniture, wood work, insulation and other household items is common. This damage can be very costly. Some rodents even chew through electrical wiring which can cause fires and expensive repairs.

It is important to take the necessary steps to protect your family from the dangers of mice, including disease and damage to your home. Mice are dangerous to your home and their effects can be very devastating and costly.

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