If you are like most people pests are not welcome in your home. Pests are a problem from many reasons if they are left untreated. Ants can infest your kitchen getting in your pantry in search of food and around your sink looking for water. Cockroaches are also on the hunt for food and can reproduce quickly which leads to quick infestations. They also will transfer bacteria that can make your family sick. Spiders are a problem because there are some that have enough venomous toxin that can be serious if you are unlucky enough to be bitten. Although these are all reasons that people don’t want pests in their home there are some that also carry disease. The possibility that your loved ones can come in contact with a disease from an unwanted pest is enough to get most people to act. You first need to know about the diseases and what you can do to prevent them from occurring. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control spotlights Hantavirus, a disease mice can carry and transmit.
How Common is Hantavirus in Field Mice?
If you see a mouse in your house you are most likely concerned about several problems. One is that they are a nuisance and actually can cause some major damage. They tend to chew through cords and other materials that often need to be repaired or replaced. They also can get in your food and contaminate them. The other problem that you should be concerned about is the disease that is found in about a quarter of all field mice. Hantavirus is a real disease that comes as a result of mice being in and out of your home or property. Hantavirus is spread when virus-containing particles from rodent urine, droppings, or saliva are stirred into the air. The virus will cause illness that will need to be treated by a healthcare professional. You never want to leave it untreated because the disease can be fatal.
Can You Get Hantavirus from Old Mouse Droppings?
The Hantavirus is from a mouse that is infected with a bacteria that causes the disease. The virus does not come from the bite of a mouse like other pest disease but from their droppings. The feces and urine that is left behind by mice all over the area that they are found is the actual problem. Someone will often come in contact with the virus when they are trying to clean the feces up. When the feces is being agitated it will go in the air and can be breathed into the lungs of the person nearby.
How to Protect Your Loved Ones from Hantavirus
The first step you need to take to keep hantavirus at bay is to keep mice out of your house. The mice can be kept away with pest control services. The other way to keep away from the disease is to be sure that you are careful when cleaning the feces up. You want to air out the room by opening windows and doors. Then be sure that you use a mask to cover your nose and mouth when cleaning the mess up.
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