Mice: Diseases and Damages
Do mice transmit diseases? A mouse plague near a house, apartment or garden rightly results in fear of illness because mice are considered to be pests of hygiene and health, which are also held responsible for a whole range of material damage.
Here we explain what role, among other things, mouse droppings play in transmission and what dangers a mouse plague in the house poses:
Diseases caused by mice
Mice, especially house mice, are serious health pests as they are infested with many pathogens that can also be transmitted to humans. The type of transmission usually occurs in two ways: Mice practically incessantly produce mouse faeces and thus cause diseases, as everyday objects, food and surfaces are contaminated in this way.
Mouse excrement contains bacteria and viruses transmitted to humans through contact with skin, mucous membranes or respiratory tract, where they usually cause serious diseases. In addition, mice are also so-called vectors in that they transmit pathogens to which they do not necessarily have to be sick themselves.
Material damage from mice
Mice are characterized by their pronounced gnaw drive and curiosity. With their incessantly growing incisor teeth, practically all materials that can be found are gnawed away. Therefore, a mouse plague often means immediate danger to cables and electrical devices and systems, as mice primarily target plastic sheaths (PVC).
- Damage to electrical cables and systems (short circuits, fires, machine failures)
- Failure of data processing systems, distribution boxes, servers, etc.
- Eating damage to furnishings, corroding of files, etc.
Damage to inventories
The damage caused by mice is not limited to the consumption of food supplies and feed. Due to their permanent faeces and urine excretion, ever-larger quantities of supplies are contaminated and unusable for consumption. Alone in Asia destroy rodents each year as many tons of rice could feed 200 million people for a whole year.
- Consumption and contamination of raw materials, supplies and food
- Worldwide damage in agriculture
The sight of mice in your own four walls usually creates panic and fear. Mice are perceived as disgusting by humans and therefore represent a psychological impairment. In addition, there are feelings of shame on the part of those affected, as a mouse or even a mouse plague is socially equated with poor hygiene and a lack of cleanliness.
If you find a mouse plague in your home environment, please do not hesitate and call us immediately on Tel.+330 723-2515. Mice transmit dangerous diseases and threaten family and domestic health. Reason enough to act immediately in the event of a mouse plague.
Even if you have identified what might be mouse poop, don’t hesitate. Especially inside buildings, dried mouse droppings can contaminate the room air and be inhaled by humans! Therefore, immediate professional disinfection measures must be taken to avert danger.