How do mice
Mice enter homes through cracks and holes found in walls, floors and foundations. Owners usually do not recognize mouse holes until other signs of infestation appear.
Due to their shape, mice are able to drill holes that are much smaller than they seem. the equivalent of a 1 cent coin is a common access…
Huis and conduits
Mice can also enter the house through windowsor ceilings, as well as through sewer lines.
If the drainage pipes are not properly sealed, mice can enter the homes through the sink or drains of the bathtub or the dirty water drain of the toilet. A smoke test will reveal these potential passages.
They are also known to find their way inside homes and condos through cracks that act as entrances around plumbing and oven gas lines.
Hantavirus, definition and mode of transmission
Hantavirus is a severe lung syndrome caused by a virus. It is secreted in the urine, feces and saliva of infected animals. Most often these are rodents. When humans come into direct or indirect contact with these secretions, the virus is transmitted to them. Ditto when they are bitten by infected rodents.
However, the virus is not transmitted from human to human, only from animal to human. This type of disease is called zoonoses because they can only be transmitted to humans through an animal. It has been found that domestic animals (apart from the domestic rat) and livestock cannot contract hantavirus so there is every reason to believe that only rodents can carry it.
Symptoms of hantavirus
Being a lung disease, one of the characteristic symptoms of hantavirus is difficulty breathing. At the beginning of the disease, the infected person begins to feel fever, chills, headache and muscle pain.
It is about two weeks after the appearance of the first symptoms that they are usually accompanied by a feeling of shortness of breath. Nevertheless, this last manifestation of the disease can be observed after two days as after six weeks; it depends on the organism of the individual.
Hantavirus can also lead to kidney disease or infection. And although they are rare and very few people are prone to them, there is currently no treatment to combat these ailments. It is therefore better to be careful not to contract them.
October to May
Due to falling temperatures, infestations tend to start in the fall. After a colony has entered a structure it feels safe and warm, it no longer ventures outside.
Mice proliferate rapidly and populations can exceed
In order to prevent mice from entering the house, all cracks, openings and holes should be sealed with metal or cement.
Plasters and stucos are not enough.
All doors and windows must be closed properly. Store food in glass or metal containers with airtight lids and be sure to dispose of all food waste as soon as possible.
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