5 things homeowners need to know about the deer mouse epidemic in southern ontario

Download Our Free Guide: 5 Things Homeowners Need to Know about the Deer Mice Epidemic in Southern Ontario

Having mice in your home is way more than an incredible nuisance—it could be a serious health hazard for you and your entire family.

Southern Ontario is experiencing the nightmare firsthand with the current deer mice epidemic. Deer mice live mainly in rural and semi-rural wooded areas, putting homeowners in Ontario’s cottage country on high alert. Visually, these critters are light grey with white fur on their bellies. They find ways into your home, they multiply quickly, and a percentage of them carry the hantavirus—a rare but serious virus that can cause a severe lung disease called hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Members of your household can become infected by the hantavirus if your mouse problem is left unchecked.

Have you seen a mouse that fits the above description? Are you hearing telltale scratches in the night? Have you never heard of the hantavirus? Are you worried about exposing your family? We’re here to address your most pressing questions and concerns.

In this guide we take a look at:

  • Hantavirus (the disease that deer mice carry)
  • How hantavirus can be transmitted
  • How deer mice invade your home
  • How quickly deer mice can multiply
  • How deer mice can and should be removed humanely

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