Chad said he first noticed the mice a few months back by finding the occasional dropping. What? Why didn’t he say something? I might be a little more neurotic, so much to the point that I wouldn’t have used any utensils, glasses, or flatware without rewashing them. That’s right perfectly clean, straight out of the dishwasher, and getting washed again because I find mice gross. That’s why I have cats!
Are house mice dangerous? If you ask some people, they are rabid people attacking animals, you should wear armored clothing at all times, and carry knives and bats to protect you and your loved ones. For the most part though, no they aren’t harmful, they are just really annoying. Many people automatically assume that you can get the Hantavirus any time that you have mice in your home. That’s true, you can there is always that chance; however, according to the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC, the mice that you need to be afraid of are the Deer Mouse, Cotton Rat, Rice Rat and White-footed Mouse. They are the carriers of the disease in the U.S. The CDC does caution that other rodents may carry other strains.
There are numerous ways to eradicate and remove the mice from your home, I started with a simple snap trap, but after a couple of catches, the mice figured it out, and actually pushed the trap away from their path, apparently crawling over it was inconvenient. Hello! I put out traps with cheese last night. This morning? No cheese. Traps un-sprung. We've got smart mice.