Monthly Archives: January 2016

Health Hazards Posed by Mice

When you have a mice infestation, it is not only disruptive to your daily life, but can also pose health hazards. Mice eat 15-20 times a day, and with that amount of food intake, comes a lot of waste. Mice droppings and urine contain bacteria that can be harmful if inhaled or touched.

Another health risk associated with mice infestations is an allergic reaction to the fur and waste. According to a 2004 study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, 82 {ad5e8aa3ff70a065ec921f73ddc1066dff67ecaeac85a84c725cb4d67ce49b4f} of homes (from a sample of 831 homes) in the US were reported to have mouse allergens. These allergens were found in dust in the homes.

The bottom line is that mice in your home can equal health issues that should be taken seriously.

If you find droppings in your home, the best method of cleaning is to spray with water, to ensure no airborne particles are released into the air. If possible, wear a mask when cleaning. Urine is a more difficult mess to clean, since it usually is undetected and dries before you see it.

In their search for food, mice are active in the kitchen. If you think you have a mice infestation, keep fruits and vegetables off of counters and keep dried food items in airtight containers.

Since mice rarely venture out alone, if you see one, chances are you have an infestation somewhere in your home. Home remedies and traps only work on the mice you see, but in order to fully rid your home of an infestation, the best method is to schedule an inspection to find the source of entry and methods to rid the mice you have and prevent more from coming inside. Call Triple S Services at 800-457-3785.

Triple ‘S’ Pest Services is celebrating it’s 35th year in 2016 as a family owned and operated business.