Hygiene and disinfection have suddenly become matters of great concern after the outbreak of coronavirus. People are taking utmost care to make sure that they and their family members do not catch infection. The fear of the disease is huge as people are still confused about what can spread coronavirus and what not. It is natural to feel extra worried when you have mice or other rodents in your home. If you are thinking whether you should call mice exterminator Toronto or not, here is what you need to know.
Coronavirus or no coronavirus, it is always difficult to live with mice in the same house. Mice are carriers of some dangerous diseases which can be spread to humans when they come in contact with their saliva, urine, faeces or through bites. That is why, if you spot a mouse in your house, you should immediately call mice control services in Toronto.
Many people are extremely scared of rats thinking that they can infect humans with rabies. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has informed that there is no danger of rabies transmission to humans through small rodents such as hamsters, squirrels, gerbils, chipmunks and mice. In fact, these small rodents are never found to be infected with rabies. Rabies is generally spread through mammals. It is never noticed that it has been transmitted through mice. However, this does not mean that mice are harmless. They can be carriers of dangerous diseases other than coronavirus which is believed to have transmitted from bats to humans. Outbreak of COVID 19 has made maintaining hygiene and disinfecting a top priority in every home across the globe.
Mice generally carry parasites such as ticks, mites and fleas which can spread diseases in your home. Mice are mostly found in homes during winter since they seek an alternative shelter during the cold season. People and especially the young children living within the infested area are always at the risk of catching some illness. That is why, if you spot mice in your house, it is wise to call pest control service. Here are some reasons why you should never let mice stay in your home.
They carry diseases:
Mice are carriers of dangerous diseases including Hantavirus, Plague, Rabies and Rotavirus. It is not necessary that you will catch infection only if you touch the rodents. Some of the viruses and bacteria they spread are airborne. It has been observed that air conditioning units too can spread diseases if you have presence of mice at home. You have to be extra careful if you have small kids in your home.
They are destructors:
Don’t be surprised if one fine morning you find your plastic lunch box half chewed away. Rodents including mice have a tendency to chew everything they can find around. The reason behind this is their rapid teeth growth. So, they have to keep ‘trimming’ their teeth by chewing things. Wooden doors, cardboard boxes, plastic containers, all are attractive objects for rodents. The riskiest aspect of this is they sometimes chew electrical wires whether concealed in a wall or exposed. This can trigger fire in the house. That is why, find a way to kick this unwanted guest out of your house as soon as possible.
The risk of contamination:
The food inside your house is not safe if you have mice around. According to experts, a mouse has the capacity to contaminate up to 10 times the amount of food they eat. Result: unimaginable wastage of food. And if you consume that food, you are at higher risk of falling sick. Mice are omnivorous and they eat anything and everything. So, it is better to get rid of them rather than getting adjusted to their presence.
Mice Exterminator Toronto use safe techniques to remove rodents from your house. After Covid-19 outbreak, they wear protective suits and safely remove rodents while you are sitting comfortably at your home.