When you have mice infestation at home you are looking at the potential of contracting deadly infections spread by them. Mice with their droppings, saliva, urine and feces can spread a number of potentially dangerous infections and diseases that will require hospitalization of the victims. Besides the infections they are able to induce in human they also carry parasites that too carry their brand of infections which are more dangerous to people’ health. Here we will discuss the various diseases and infection that mice can pass on to human and before that it is important that you check your home for mice infestation. If you find the symptoms you should immediately engage BBPP, highly effective mouse exterminator Woodbridge and get rid of them from your premises.
Disease spread by mice and rats
Hantavirus Pulmonary syndrome
Rodents like deer mouse, cotton rat, and white – footed mouse can carry HPS or Hantavirus and spread it among residents. This is serious illness and it affects heart, lungs and kidneys typically. Symptoms can be like normal flu but the condition will get worse with time and life threatening. The disease is spread by mice rodent urine, saliva and feces.
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM)
This disease is carried and transmitted by Mus Musculus or common house mouse and is rampant in Canada. This disease affects your neurological functions principally and symptoms will include fever, muscle ache, nausea, and loss of appetite, headache and vomiting. In advanced stages the virus can cause meningitis and encephalitis.
Leptospirosis is originated from genus of bacteria (Leptospira spp.) and is passed on to human by animals including rodents. The rodents are not affected by the virus but can trigger severe problems with human when infected. In mild cases symptoms will be flu, headache, vomiting, diarrhea and fever. In serious cases people can suffer from meningitis, kidney and liver failure.
This is one disease that shook the very foundation of humanity in medieval Europe and wiped out large portion of population. It is now not a dreaded disease because they are treated easily with anti-biotic, but it is still a serious disease. It is spread by fleas that are found on the body of rodents like wild and domestic mice. You will be contract the disease if you touch the affected animal or bitten by the flea that carries the virus.
Rate Bite Fever (RBF)
RBF is caused by virus carried by rats and mice and it is prevalent throughout the world including North America. Symptoms include fever, muscle pain, headache, and vomiting and you could develop rashes on hands and feet. If not treated in time vital organs like liver, lungs, kidney, heart and brain will be infected.
It is the most common food borne illness spread by mice in US and Canada. This can be transmitted through mouse contaminated food and water that contain the bacteria of salmonella. Symptoms of the disease will include nausea, vomiting, fever chills, stomach cramps, diarrhea, headache, fever and blood in stool. You will also get the infection by touching the mice that is carrying the bacteria.
All the above mentioned diseases are spread by rodents like rats and mice and if you have mice infection you will be a possible candidate to catch them. It is better to prevent these diseases than curing them after you have contracted. The only way you can do that is to exterminate mice from your home and for that you will need the professional help of BBPP, the result oriented pest control Woodbridge and for other towns nearby. You can contact them on phone 647-910-6315 or send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and get a free quote.