The Dangers Of Mice And Rat Poop

Mice are somewhat adorable to look at but when they invade a home or business they can be quite problematic.  Seeking the warmth of human dwellings and the plentiful supply of food and water, mice survive and multiply easily once they have come inside report Monmouth County, NJ pest control professionals.

If you live near a forest or have wooded areas surrounding your home, mice intruders are a likely problem.  Monmouth County, NJ pest control experts warn that besides being an unsanitary houseguest, mice can cause serious problems for those who encounter them, their droppings, urine or saliva.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a disease that is transmitted by mice.  Although not everyone will contract the disease through exposure, for those who do, nearly half experience fatal results.  HPS was first discovered in the United States in 1993, although it has been a problem that existed in European countries for many decades.

Most North American cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome occur when people are inadvertently exposed to the virus while cleaning up mice feces.  Mice droppings are black, cylinder shaped, and are about the size of a grain of rice.  The HPS disease is often transmitted when mice feces are disturbed during the clean-up process of their fecal matter.  Quick to break down when disturbed, mice feces form a fecal dust that can easily be inhaled.  Brooms, blowers and even vacuums can release unseen fecal dust particles, which when inhaled, will settle into the lungs.

The best way to avoid HPS is to hire a licensed pest control professional with experience in mice removal and clean up procedures.  The trained technicians at Allison Pest Control will be able to safely remove mice and their droppings and eliminate further exposure by helping to identify any points of entry into a home.