Mice and Hantavirus We all know that rodents are dirty animals, carrying harmful diseases to humans. One disease is the Hantavirus which can be spread from mice to humans. Hantavirus can cause serious problems in our health, from respiratory issues to hemorrhagic fever, to death in some cases.
Humans can contract Hantavirus through mice droppings, urine, or saliva. It is also possible to breathe in the contaminants and become infected that way as well: when fresh rodent waste, nesting material, or contaminated dust is stirred, tiny droplets containing the virus gets into the air in which we breathe.
Although rare, it is also possible to contract the virus by a rodent bite. Even if you suspect you may have rodents, it is important to take the necessary precautions when cleaning up your home. Be sure to wear a face mask to avoid breathing in contaminated air. Always wear gloves when handling material soiled by rodents. Be sure to wash your hands and any other exposed body parts with warm water and soap.
It may also be best that you contact a professional to help take care of the problem for you, as they have protective equipment and gear necessary for those conditions. Don’t take your health or safety for granted, let the professionals ensure the safety of yourself, your family, and your home.