Arkansas Pest Control Pros On The Dangers Of Mice In The House

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Mice spread many diseases to humans, including the virus that causes Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

Whether you’ve had first hand experience dealing with a mouse problem or know someone who has, it is clear that is not a pleasant affair. From hearing pitter patter of little feet running overhead and through your walls to finding rodent droppings in kitchen drawers and cupboards, there is no question that an infestation of mice is stressful and just plain gross. But did you know that mice in the house can also be dangerous? It’s true and now that fall is officially underway, it won’t be long before cooler weather sets in and mice start searching for homes that provide warmth, food and water.   

Mice are responsible for a number of issues when it comes to home infestations. The risks can vary depending on the severity of the infestation but even just one mouse is capable of causing some serious problems for you, your family, and your home. The AR pest control pros at McCauley Services would like to share a few of the dangers associated with mice infestations.

  1. Spread Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome which is a potentially fatal respiratory disease.

  2. Airborne allergens from droppings and urine that can cause severe allergic and asthmatic reactions.

  3. Gnawing of wood and other structures in the home is constant to keep their teeth down which can lead to serious structural damages.

  4. They may also gnaw on electrical wires which presents a fire hazard.

  5. Contamination of food from them getting into baked good and other food packages.

  6. Contamination of the food surfaces in your kitchen as mice scurry across counters, leaving bacteria and pathogens behind.


So, while you may be annoyed by the sound of mice running through walls, ceilings, and across the floors at night, there is a lot more to be concerned about than the lack of sleep. If your home has had mice traffic, then make sure to call in the pest control pros.

Providing pest control in Little Rock, Benton, and Fayetteville as well as throughout Arkansas, McCauley Services understands just how dangerous mice can be to you, your family and your home which is why we offer our customers the Prescribed Home Protection Program to keep mice and other household pests away throughout the entire year. Contact us today to learn more about our home pest control services!

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