What to Do When You See a Mouse

Mice Infestation and Health Risks

The mouse is a nimble creature and can squeeze through very small holes. It is no wonder that many homeowners complain about mice infestation in Toronto and need to hire a mice exterminator Toronto. Apart from the discomfort of knowing you share your home with rodents, mice reproduce very quickly and can carry and spread a variety of diseases including;

Leptospirosis: Leptospirosis is a fairly common disease carried even by tame animals. Human beings may come into contact with the bacteria by ingesting food or drink contaminated with mouse saliva or through broken skin. Common symptoms of infection include chills, muscle pain, vomiting, jaundice, diarrhea and fever. The infected person may develop meningitis, kidney damage, respiratory issues and liver failure if not treated timely.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS): HPS can be transmitted through a bite or by inhaling urine or feces of an infected animal. It is also possible to get infected by touching or ingesting contaminated items or food. There have been a number of deaths attributed to HPS since it was first discovered in 1993. Children are especially at risk of this disease.

Rat Bite Fever: Rat Bite Fever is spread by ingesting contaminated food or drink or if you are bitten or scratched by an infected mouse. Common symptoms include vomiting, fever, joint and muscle pain, headache and chills. Symptoms take anywhere from three days to three months to develop after the initial exposure. There is a serious risk of permanent health problems if left untreated.

Other Diseases: Other diseases spread by mice include Bordetellosis, Swine Dysentery, Pseudorabies, Toxoplasmosis and Swine Erysipelas among others.

You need to remember the importance of sealing the entry points, you can use caulk to prevent mice from entering your house.

Hire Professional for Mice Removal Services

You should address the mice problem as soon as you notice the rodents on your property. Children are especially susceptible to infections.

There are many DIY options including poisons, baits and live traps but these are rarely effective. It is extremely difficult to pinpoint where the mice are nesting. The rodents prefer dark out-of-reach areas such as inside walls or in a hidden corner in the attic or garage.

Exterminating the existing mice also doesn’t resolve the problem of how they got into your house in the first place. These rodents can squeeze through impossibly small holes so there is a good chance you will not be able to seal all possible entry points by yourself.

An expert mice removal service is able to get rid of the mice humanely and take the necessary measures to prevent future infestation. Also important, the removal and pest control Toronto service will thoroughly clean your premises to remove all traces of bacteria and germs left behind by the rodents. Improper cleanup can expose you and your family to the aforementioned diseases while urine may attract other rodents to your home.

Hire a mice removal service that offers a warranty, contact the Exterminators: 647-496-2211 if you need mice removal services or mouse control products.