Mice in Spring Valley, CA FAQs
Just like other rodents, mice are one of the most dangerous pests there are out there as they can carry a deadly virus such as the hantavirus and leptospirosis.
Mice are drawn to homes that keep sweet fruits, food leftovers, pet foods, nuts, as well as meat. They are also attracted to anything that’s warm and cluttered, which is why if most of your stuff is scattered all over, chances are mice would be coming over for a visit.
As mentioned earlier, mice are carriers of the hantavirus, which is a pulmonary life-threatening disease, showing flu-like symptoms. This may be transmitted if you have been in contact with a mouse’s urine or saliva. They are also known to carry leptospirosis.
Mice infestation begins with a sign of the rodent’s scurrying away in your property. Their droppings are also going to be visible on food packagings. Look out for any nibbles and chewing as these are the main indicators of their presence.
Nothing will happen right away, but if you touch any parts of your face without washing off your hand, then it puts you at a higher risk of acquiring Hantavirus.
Survival of the virus for 2 or 3 days has been shown at normal room temperature. Exposure to sunlight will decrease the time of viability, and freezing temperatures will actually increase the time that the virus survives.
Mice rarely bite but may do so if they feel cornered or threatened. If you’re bitten by a mouse, it’s a good idea to immediately wash the wound with soapy water and see a doctor. Most infections caused by rodent bites have a good outlook when treated quickly
Mice can be kept away from invading your house by maintaining cleanliness and order. Make sure to keep garbages and store away food properly. You can also set up traps and use chemical sprays, but depending on the gravity of your infestation, you may also want to consider seeking professional help from pest control companies.
This will depend on the degree of your infestation.
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